April 28, 1947

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

I wish to call the attention of the house to the fact that the first assembly of the international civil aviation authority will be held in Montreal commencing next week. The delegates from Canada will be myself, as chairman; Mr. A. C. McKirn, Canadian representative on the ICAO council; Mr. R, A. C. Henry, chairman of the air transport board; Mr. J. P. R. Vachon, member, air transport board; Air Vice Marshal

A. Ferrier, member, air transport board and

S. Graham, superintendent of air regulations, Department of Transport.

The alternates will be Mr. J. R. Baldwin, assistant secretary to the cabinet; Mr. G. P. Kidd, Department of External Affairs; Mr. C. S. Booth, secretary, air transport board, and Mr. W. M. Sharp, Department of Finance.

(Translation):

. REPORT TABLED

Topic:   CIVIL AVIATION
Subtopic:   MEETING OF INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY IN MONTREAL
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN DELEGATION
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-AUDITORS' REPORT


French version of the report submitted by George A. Touche and Company, auditors for the Canadian National Railways, for the year ended December 31, 1946.-Hon. Mr. Chevrier. (Text):


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CIVIL SERVICE INSURANCE

CCF

Mr. BRYCE:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What were the total premium receipts under the Civil Service Insurance Act for the 25 years ending December 31, 1946?

2. What were the total losses in the same period?

3. What amount of insurance was in force under this act on December 31, 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. MAYHEW: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. The total premium receipts under the Civil Service Insurance Act for the 25 years ending March 31. 1946, were $10,687,110.74.

2. The total losses (death claims paid) in the 25 years ending March 31. 1946. were $4,785,024.41.

3. The total amount of insurance in force

under this act on March 31, 1946, was

$30,691,755.32. ,

The above figures are given with respect to March 31, 1946, as all of the records regarding the operation of the act have been kept by fiscal years. No figures are available with respect to calendar years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE INSURANCE
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MARINE INSURANCE BROKERAGE-COMMOMTY PRICES STABILIZATION CORPORATION

PC

Mr. FLEMING:

Progressive Conservative

1. What broker holds the marine insurance on Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation Limited?

2. When was this insurance placed through him?

3. What brokers previously held this insurance, and on what terms?

4. Why was it placed through the present broker, and on what terms?

5. What other insurance, if any, does such broker hold for other crown companies and government departments and government boards, and what premiums have been paid for such insurance?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARINE INSURANCE BROKERAGE-COMMOMTY PRICES STABILIZATION CORPORATION
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LIB

Mr. MAYHEW: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Messrs. Dale and Co. Ltd.. Montreal, P.Q.

2. March, 1942.

3. None.

4. Because they were a reputable firm in the business with excellent connections in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, and could give the essential security required. By its very nature bulk purchasing requires

Questions .

that marine insurance should be concentrated under one open cover policy. The corporation's risk on any one steamer was very considerable at times and to assure insurance "lost or not lost" an open cover was essential. Furthermore, the single open cover policy assured that the corporation received the lowest rates with the broadest terms and the maximum security.

5. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARINE INSURANCE BROKERAGE-COMMOMTY PRICES STABILIZATION CORPORATION
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SUGAR STABILIZATION CORPORATION

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. On what date was the Sugar Stabilization Corporation Limited formed by the government?

2. For what purpose was this corporation' formed ?

3. Who are the directors and officers of this

corporation?

4. Which of these was appointed by or through the civil service commission?

5. Which of these was not appointed by or through the civil service commission?

6. In each of these latter cases, why not?

7. What background and experience in the case of each director or officer justified his appointment?

8. At how much is the yearly cost of administration of this corporation estimated for (a) salaries, fees; (b) rent; (c) travelling expenses; (d) postage, telegraph and telephone; (e) office supplies; (f) publicity and advertising; (g) all other expenses not elsewhere provided for?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUGAR STABILIZATION CORPORATION
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LIB

Mr. MAYHEW: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. By supplementary letters patent dated March 14, 1947, the name of Wartime Food Corporation Limited was changed to Canadian Sugar Stabilization Corporation Limited and its corporate powers were changed to purchase or otherwise acquire, export, import, exchange, charge, sell or otherwise dispose of, distribute, store, transport, process and generally deal in sugar, sugar syrups, liquid sugar, molasses and other sugar products.

2. To perform certain of the functions of the sugar administrator under the regulations respecting sugar established by P.C. 3223 of October 21. 1939.

3. (a) Directors: T. A. Climo, D. Crowley,

S. R. Noble, K. W. Taylor, W. T. Wilson.

(b) Officers: S. R. Noble, President; T. A. Climo, Vice-President; D. Crowley, Secretary-Treasurer.

4. None (see answer to question 6.)

5. All five (see answer to question 6.)

6. These men were already officials of the wartime prices and trade board and were designated by the Minister of Finance, under authority P.C. 32S of January 28, 1947, to act in this additional capacity.

7. S. R. Noble.-Mr. Noble was appointed sugar administrator of the wartime prices and

trade board in October, 1939, and has remained in that capacity since that date. He therefore has acquired an extensive knowledge of the industry in all its phases throughout the whole dominion. He was previously assistant general manager of the Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Noble serves both the wartime prices and trade board and the Canadian Sugar Stabilization Corporation Limited without remuneration.

T. A. Climo.-Mr. Climo has been with the sugar administration since February, 1942, first as director of sugar distribution and latterly as deputy administrator, which position he still holds. Before joining the wartime prices and trade board Mr. Climo was vice-president of Robinson and Climo, grain and freight brokers, Montreal.

D. Crowley.-Mr. Crowley was released to the wartime prices and trade board by H. E. Hodgson & Company, sugar brokers, with whom he had acquired a detailed knowledge of and experience in the sugar business. Since February, 1946. Mr. Crowley has served as executive assistant to the sugar administrator and latterly as director of raw sugar.

K. W. Taylor.-Mr. Taylor, previously professor of economics at McMaster university, is chairman of the wartime prices and trade board, with which he has been associated since September 1939 as secretary, foods coordinator and deputy chairman prior to his present appointment as chairman of the wartime prices and trade board. Mr. Taylor serves the Canadian Sugar Stabilization Corporation Limited without additional remuneration.

W. T. Wilson.-Mr. Wilson is deputy chairman and comptroller of the wartime prices and trade board and a vice-president and director of Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation Ltd. He has had extensive experience in government accounting, administration and finance. Mr. Wilson serves the Canadian Sugar Stabilization Corporation Limited without additional remuneration.

8. Estimated administrative expenses: (a) salaries, $209,000; (b) rent. $16,500; (c)

travelling expenses, $9,000; (d) postage, telegraph and telephone, $13,000; (e) office supplies, $4,000; (f) publicity and advertising, nil; (g) other expenses, $10,000; total, $261,500.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUGAR STABILIZATION CORPORATION
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JAPANESE CANADIANS

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Do Japanese Canadians still require permits to travel in Canada?

2. If so, do such regulations apply to Japanese Canadian war veterans?

3. W7hat purpose is served by the continuance of such regulations?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE CANADIANS
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Permits are still required by persons of Japanese origin for movement or change of residence within British Columbia, or for movement into that province.

2. Japanese who served in the Canadian armed forces in world war I or II, and their dependents, do not require such permits except to enter or reside in the British Columbia coastal area.

3. These travel and residence restrictions are retained to facilitate the government's dispersal and reestablishment programme for persons of Japanese origin who were evacuated from the Pacific coastal area in 1942.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE CANADIANS
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HOUSING-INSPECTION OF PREMISES

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Has any action been taken to turn over to the provinces or municipalities under the housing orders in council as amended the authority to inspect the premises dealt with under the orders in council and to investigate complaints as to undesirable tenants, or for a national system of inspection on these matters through municipal authorities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING-INSPECTION OF PREMISES
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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

No. in so far as the wartime prices and trade board is concerned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING-INSPECTION OF PREMISES
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April 28, 1947