February 11, 1948


Questions 75-79 per cent; (g) 70-74 per cent; (h) 65-69 per cent; (i) 60-4J4 per cent; (j) 55-59 per cent; (k) 50-54 per cent; (1) 45-49 per cent; (m) 40-44 per cent; (n) 35-39 per cent; (o) 30-34 per cent; (p) 25-29 per cent; (q) 20-24 per cent; (r) less than 20 per cent? 2. What is the present monthly liability 'with regard to veterans' pensions? 3. How many veteran pensioners are above the rank of army lieutenant or equivalent rank? 4. How many veterans are in receipt of war veterans' allowances? 5. What is the present number of veteran students who are recipients of training! allowances from the Department of Veterans Affairs?


LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. GREGG:

Return at December 31, 1947: World World BothWar I War II Wars(a) 3,683 3,482 7,165(b) 86 20 106(c) 435 266 701(d) 392 110 502(e) 3.094 1,282 4,376(f) 647 353 1,000(g) 1,403 951 2,354(h) 339 190 529(i) 2,218 2,092 4,310(j) 357 287 644(k) 3,771 2,888 6,659(1) 421 407 828(m) 3,614 3.280 6,894(n) 1,706 1,102 2,808(o) 4,541 4,584 9,125(P) 4,394 3,674 8,068(q) 8,306 11,051 19,357(r) 30,329 46,976 77,305Total .... 69,736 82,995 152,731

2. Return at December 31, 1947:

World War World War

I II TotalDisability $2,133,758 $2,026,750 $4,160,508Dependent 882,429 947,356 1,829,785Total ....$3,016,187 $2,974,106 $5,990,2933. Return at December 31, 1947: world war I, 3,642 (approx.); world war II, 6,511 (approx.); total, 10,153 (approx.).4. Return at December 31, 1947 : 26,106 (not including 4,790 widows, 86 orphans, and 487 beneficiaries receiving war veterans' allowance for a period not exceeding twelve months after death of recipient).5. Return at January 31, 1948: in university training, 33,063; in vocational training. 15,087.

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TRADE WITH SPAIN

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

What was the value in Canadian dollars, for each of the last twelve years, of our imports and exports with Spain?

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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

External Trade with Spain:

Calendar year Imports Exports1936

$1,129,315 $469,1601937

939,555 3,6381938

793,307 100,9381939

662,516 210,8191940

1,110,777 346,8241941

519,766 239,6791942

406,270 10,6091943

907,708 169,0211944

3,024,203 89,8011945

4,353,475 991,5871946

4,484,445 695,0451947

3.003,000 940,594

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CANADA AND SPAIN-DIPLOMATIC AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONS

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

What are at present (a) the diplomatic relations; (ib) the commercial relations, between Canada and Spain?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

(a) Canada has no diplomatic relations with Spain.

(b) A Canadian trade commissioner, Mr. L.

S. Glass, was appointed1 on November 28, 1945, as trade commissioner to Portugal and his territory includes also Spain, the Azores, Madeira, Spanish Morocco, the Canary islands and Gibraltar. An agreement between the United Kingdom and Spain signed June 27, 1924, regulating the treatment of companies, and; a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United Kingdom and Spain signed October 31, 1922 (revised April 5, 1927), were accepted on behalf of Canada as from August 1, 1928 (Canada treaty series, 1928, No. 7).

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WAR RISK INSURANCE ACT

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. How many policies have been issued under the War Risk Insurance Act?

2. Have there been any losses claimed?

3. If so, what has been the total amount paid out for losses under this act?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 34,082.

2. Yes.

3. $35,198.32.

Questions

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FAMILY ALLOWANCES

IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. What was the amount paid for family allowances in each province (a) for the year 1945; (b) for the year 1940; (e) for the year 1947?

2. What was the number of children below the age of 16, in each province (a) for the year 1945; (b) for the year 1946; (c) for the year 1947?

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LIB

Mr. MAYBANK: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Province (a) 1945

Prince Edward Island $ 1,079,198

Nova Scotia 6296,918

New Brunswick 5,360,797

Quebec 38,155,282

Ontario 32,456,285

Manitoba 6.581,480

Saskatchewan 8,732,554

Alberta 8,139,827

British Columbia 7,042,009

Yukon and Northwest Territories 103,179

Province (b) 1946

Prince Edward Island $ 2,183,638

Nova Scotia 13,177,027

New Brunswick 11,211,787

Quebec 80,990,009

Ontario 68,791,236

Manitoba 13,750,308

Saskatchewan 17,990,140

Alberta 16,887,463

British Columbia 15,172,753

Yukon and Northwest Territories 299,998

Province (c) 1947

Prince Edward Island S 2,241,302

Nova Scotia 14,153,047

New Brunswick 11,993,688

Quebec 87,097,709

Ontario 76,772,375

Manitoba 14,779,445

Saskatchewan 18,555,711

Alberta 18,111,382

British Columbia 17,625,787

Yukon and Northwest Territories 441,816

2. The number of children under the age

of sixteen, in receipt of family allowances, in each province, averages as follows:

Province (a) 1945

Prince Edward Island 30,015

Nova Scotia 173,554

New Brunswick 152,170

Quebec 1,069,492

Ontario 885,491

Manitoba 178,406

Saskatchewan 241,610

Alberta 224,091

British Columbia 195,697

Yukon and Northwest Territories.. 2,534

Province (b) 1946

Prince Edward Island 30,587

Nova Scotia 184,271

New Brunswick 158,882

Quebec 1,144,938

Ontario 949,251

Manitoba 188,546

Saskatchewan 249,068

Alberta 232,733

British Columbia

209,789Yukon and Northwest Territories.. 3,861Province (c) 1947Prince Edward Island

31,458Nova Scotia

198,237New Brunswick

170,418Quebec

1,237,637Ontario

1,065,290Manitoba

204,878Saskatchewan

257,034Alberta ,

249,904British Columbia

247,183Yukon and Northwest Territories.. 6,254

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ROYAL CANADIAN MINT-BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES

PC

Mr. LENNARD:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many are employed in the Royal Canadian Mint?

2. What percentage of these are bilingual? Mr. MAYHEW:

1. 285.

2. 112.

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL BOARD

PC

Mr. KIDD:

Progressive Conservative

1. Who are the members of the foreign exchange control board?

2. When were they appointed?

3. What salary does each member receive?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Exchange Control Act which came into force on January 1, 1947, provides that "The foreign

exchange control board shall consist of the persons who from time to time hold or are acting in the offices of governor of the Bank of Canada, deputy minister of finance, Undersecretary of State for External Affairs, deputy minister of trade and commerce, director of operations, Post Office Department and deputy minister of national revenue for customs and excise." The present holders of these positions (who have held office since January 1, 1947), are G. F. Towers, W. C. Clark, L. B. Pearson, M. W. Mackenzie, L. Germain and D. Sim, respectively.

Section 11 (3) provides that "The governor of the Bank of Canada shall be chairman of

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the board" and section 11 (4) provides that "The governor in council may at any time and from time to time appoint an alternate to act in the place and stead of any member of the board and the alternate shall have the same powers when so acting as the member." The following alternates have been appointed, effective from the date indicated: L. Ras-minsky, chairman (alternate) January 1, 1947 and A. Lalonde, alternate to the director of operations, Post Office Department, January 23, 1947.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Section 11 (2) provides that "The members of the board shall serve in that capacity without remuneration."

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NATIONAL FILM BOARD-OIL AND WATER COLOUR PAINTINGS

PC

Mr. FRASER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the national film board a department in which oil and water colour paintings are made?

2. What use is made of these pictures?

3. How many pictures have been painted during 1947?

4. How many pictures have been sold?

5. What are total proceeds from these sales?

6. How many of these pictures are in storage?

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February 11, 1948