December 18, 1947

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes-monthly reports of proceedings covering all phases of ships' activities including report on health and well-being of ships' companies.

2. From the commanding officers through the administrative authorities.

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Subtopic:   TRIBAL DESTROYERS
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* RESCUE OF CANON TURNER-RIVERS, MAN., ARMY AND AIR FORCE STAFF

LIB

James Ewen Matthews

Liberal

Mr. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

Has the government taken any steps to recognize the courage and skill shown by members of the Canadian Army and of the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed at the joint air training school at Rivers, Manitoba, who, under circumstances of extreme peril effected the gallant rescue of Canon Turner, a missionary in the arctic regions who met with a very serious accident?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * RESCUE OF CANON TURNER-RIVERS, MAN., ARMY AND AIR FORCE STAFF
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. CLAXTON:

Mr. Speaker, as this question was put on the order paper before Canon Turner's regretted death, perhaps I should answer it orally.

The matter of appropriate awards to the men of the Canadian Army and the Royal

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Canadian Air Force who took part in the rescue is being actively pursued. In the meantime I would like to express the thanks of the department to those men of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force who risked their own lives to save another and by their organized skill and fine courage in keeping with the best traditions of the Canadian armed forces, succeeded in their part of a difficult mission.

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Subtopic:   * RESCUE OF CANON TURNER-RIVERS, MAN., ARMY AND AIR FORCE STAFF
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EXPORTS TO U.S. OF BROOD SOWS AND DAIRY COWS

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many brood sows have been exported to the United States in each of the months, January, 1947, to date?

2. How many dairy cows have been exported during the same period?

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO U.S. OF BROOD SOWS AND DAIRY COWS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Tlie trade statistics do not include aclassification for brood sows ; however, exports of all swine to the United States have beenas follows: Pure Bred N.O.P. TotalJanuary 156 0 156February 42 6 48March 151 0 151April 475 0 475May 281 0 281June 100 0 100July 215 1 216August. 270 15 285September ... 255 7 262October 246 4 250November ... 441 8 4492. Month NumberJanuary, 1947 . .. 2,640February .. 2,431March .. 2,475April .. 4,307May .. 4,353June .. 5,037July .. 4,031August .. 3,853September .... .. 5,204October .. 4,306

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO U.S. OF BROOD SOWS AND DAIRY COWS
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CANADIAN CONSUL IN CHICAGO-EDMOND TURCOTTE

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. On what date was Mr. Edmond Turcotte appointed as consul in Chicago?

2. Did the ambassador of the United States of America or any other official for the government of the United States confer with or make any representations to the minister, under-secretary or any other official of the Department of External Affairs, verbally or in writing, concerning the appointment or prospective appointment of Mr. Turcotte?

3. If so, when were such representations made, by whom, and what was the nature thereof?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

*1. The order in council appointing Mr. Turcotte Consul General of Canada at Chicago was passed on October 24, 1947.

2 and 3. The United States ambassador in his official capacity did not confer with, or make any representations to the minister or any official of the Department of External Affairs concerning the appointment or prospective appointment of Mr. Turcotte. However, Mr. Atherton did make a personal and unofficial visit to the department on October 28 for the purpose of inquiring about the appointment of Mr. Turcotte. On October 30 the department announced the appointment of Mr. Turcotte as consul general. In making the appointment the department observed the normal routine procedure in such cases of seeking the approval of the United States state department through the channel of the Canadian embassy in Washington. Such approval was given by the state department without delay.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONSUL IN CHICAGO-EDMOND TURCOTTE
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WINNIPEG GRAIN EXCHANGE

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. What is the function of the Winnipeg grain exchange with regard to the marketing of wheat?

2. Are announcements of prices received for exports made from the Winnipeg grain exchange?

3. What charges are made to the Canadian wheat board for this service?

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Subtopic:   WINNIPEG GRAIN EXCHANGE
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Under the Canadian Wheat Board Act, as amended in 1917, the Winnipeg grain exchange has no specific function in regard to the marketing of wheat. The wheat futures market and the cash wheat market are inoperative. Buying prices for western wheat are established in accordance with the Canadian Wheat Board Act. Selling prices for export wheat to the United Kingdom are in accordance with the United Kingdom wheat contract; selling prices for domestic wheat are determined by the dominion government and selling prices for export wheat to countries other than the United Kingdom are determined daily by the Canadian wheat board.

The board handles its wheat through agents such as elevator companies, shippers and exporters, mills, etc., and many of these agents are members of the Winnipeg grain exchange. These agents handle board wheat under contract or agreement.

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2. The price for wheat or wheat flour exported to countries other than the United Kingdom is announced daily by the Canadian wheat board in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The Winnipeg grain exchange is not responsible for price announcements in respect to wheat.

3. Answered by No. 2. No charges involved.

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Subtopic:   WINNIPEG GRAIN EXCHANGE
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DECREASE OF WAR DISABILITY PENSIONS

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. In how many cases and by provinces during each month beginning January 1, 1947, to date have war disability pensions been decreased?

2. Of such, how many were pensions awarded for service in (a) first world war; (b) second world war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DECREASE OF WAR DISABILITY PENSIONS
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LIB

Walter Adam Tucker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. TUCKER:

World Wars I and II

Disability pensions Decreased on Medical Examination 1947

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Total

Prince Edward Island .... 9 6 4Nova Scotia

28 53 34New Brunswick

22 18 18Quebec

51 32 48Ontario

114 128 119Manitoba

31 31 16Saskatchewan

41 73 60Alberta

39 47 43British Columbia

40 30 74Total

375 418 41610 9 10 9 4 18 6 8583 51 66 84 50 96 52 59741 31 29 36 14 44 29 282128 94 113 104 50 118 100 838273 318 299 368 205 532 396 2,75243 46 36 69 60 100 72 504131 111 89 90 52 97 79 823113 113 95 115 48 144 97 S54186 153 142 125 82 270 174 1,2761,008 926 879 1,000 565 1,419 1,005 8,011

(a) World War I, 111; (b) World War II, 7,900; Total, 8,011.

Note:

World War I

New awards-same period, 137; reinstated awards-same period, 67; increased awards- same period, 1,294; no change on review-same period, 2,455; total disability awards in payment at 31-10-47, 69,964.

World war II

New awards-same period, 22,678; reinstated awards-same period, 124; increased awards- same period, 3,845; no change on review- same period, 20,233; total disability awards in payment at 31-10-47, 82,841.

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Subtopic:   DECREASE OF WAR DISABILITY PENSIONS
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CUSTOMS TARIFF-CHRISTMAS GIFTS

PC

Mr. HATFIELD:

Progressive Conservative

1. Will our customs officers along the United States border be instructed to allow the exchange of presents during the holiday season?

2. If so, up to what value?

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Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF-CHRISTMAS GIFTS
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LIB

Mr. WINTERS: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Customs-excise officers have been instructed that until January 15, 1948, import restrictions under order in council No. 4678 of November 12, 1947, shall not apply to goods listed in appendix VII or appendix VIII of the regulations sent as Christmas gifts by persons abroad to friends in Canada, or brought into

Canada as Christmas gifts personally by nonresidents, the total value for customs purposes of any such gifts not to exceed twenty-five dollars in any individual case. While the foregoing provides relief from the application of the prohibitory and quota restrictions, the ordinary provisions of the tariff will apply.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF-CHRISTMAS GIFTS
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REGISTERED THATCHER WHEAT-CEILING PRICE

CCF

Mr. ZAPLITNY:

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

1. Was there a ceiling price on registered thatcher wheat on August 1, 1947?

2. If so, what was the ceiling price, No. 1 basis Fort William, on that date?

3. Was this ceiling removed?

4. If so, when and for what reason?

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Subtopic:   REGISTERED THATCHER WHEAT-CEILING PRICE
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December 18, 1947