April 19, 1948

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was W. D. Lowe, of Montreal, in the employ of the Canadian National Railways in 1938 and 1939.

2. If so, in what capacity and what was his salary in each of said years?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYMENT OF W. D. LOWE
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Chief buyer, Montreal office, Canadian National Railways. The question of salary has to do with the internal management of the Canadian National Railways and is of a type that all governments have consistently declined to answer.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYMENT OF W. D. LOWE
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TOURIST INDUSTRY

PC

Harold Aberdeen Watson Timmins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. TIMMINS:

Having regard to the moneys appropriated in the estimates and supplementary estimates to promote the tourist business in Canada in 1948,

1. What amount of money is to be spent (a) for each respective province; (b) for radio services; (c) for newspaper advertising; (d) for the printing and distribution of pamphlets?

2. How many persons are employed directly by the federal department and how much will be spent on salaries?

3. How many tourist branches have been and will be established?

4. How much money will be allocated for winter tourist business and what specific districts will be advertised in respect of winter tourist business?

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Subtopic:   TOURIST INDUSTRY
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. (a) No money is spent for each respective province. The function of the Canadian government travel bureau is to carry on its advertising and promotional program on a national rather than a provincial basis.

(b) No amount of money has yet been spent for radio services out of the Canadian government travel bureau vote. The question of utilizing radio for travel promotion is, however, continuously under consideration.

(c) For newspaper advertising in 1948 the expenditure will be between $175,000 and $200,000.

(d) 1 For the printing of pamphlets, booklets, etc., the estimated expenditure will be $208,613. Our booklets, maps, etc., are distributed through co-operative agencies all over the United States and in many other countries of the world. Such organizations as the American automobile association and affiliated associates distribute our literature free of cost. Literature is also distributed through Canadian government trade commissioners and ambassadors abroad, and through banks, hotel associations, hotels, travel agents, travel bureaus, etc.

2. Fifty-seven persons are employed by the Canadian government travel bureau. Estimated salaries for 1948-49 will be $91,496.

3. None. The Canadian government travel bureau has not established branches but works directly with provincial tourist bureaus and tourist transportation interests throughout the country.

4. The estimate for our 1948-49 winter tourist advertising has not yet been decided upon.

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Subtopic:   TOURIST INDUSTRY
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REPAIRS TO C.N.R. ENGINES IN ST. THOMAS NEW YORK CENTRAL SHOPS

PC

Mr. COYLE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have the New York Central shops at St. Thomas been making any repairs on C.N.R. engines of the J 1 type in the past year?

2. If so, are they still doing this work?

3. If not, when was the work stopped and for what reason was it discontinued?

4. Has any demand come from the New York Central for continuance of this work?

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Subtopic:   REPAIRS TO C.N.R. ENGINES IN ST. THOMAS NEW YORK CENTRAL SHOPS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. The N.Y.C. shops at St. Thomas have not made any repairs to any engine of the J 1 type

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in the past year, but some repairs have been made to type S 1.

2. Yes, but the shops are closed down temporarily as a result of the recent coal strike in the United States.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REPAIRS TO C.N.R. ENGINES IN ST. THOMAS NEW YORK CENTRAL SHOPS
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AMHERST HARBOUR, MAGDALEN ISLANDS

SC

Mr. CAOUETTE:

Social Credit

1. Has a petition been received by the Department of Public Works for the deepening of Amherst Harbour (Havre Aubert), Magdalen islands, province of Quebec?

2. If so, what decision has been arrived at concerning such petition?

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Subtopic:   AMHERST HARBOUR, MAGDALEN ISLANDS
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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The project necessitates an extensive examination on the site, which will be undertaken as soon as personnel conditions permit.

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Subtopic:   AMHERST HARBOUR, MAGDALEN ISLANDS
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ST. LOUIS DE GONZAGUE, QUE., RURAL MAIL SERVICE

BPC

Mr. RAYMOND (Beauharnois-Laprairie):

Bloc populaire canadien

1. Has the mail service on rural route No. 1, St. Louis de Gonzague, been changed or suspended in part?

2. If so (a) since what date; (b) for what reason; (c) when will the Post Office Department re-establish the regular service?

3. Has the mail service on rural route No. 2, St. Louis de Gonzague, been changed or suspended in part?

4. If so (a) since what date; (b) for what reason; (c) when will the Post Office Department re-establish the regular service?

5. Has the Post Office Department received a resolution from L'Union Catholique des Cultiva-teurs. of St. Louis de Gonzague, protesting against the fact that mail was not delivered daily?

6. If so (a) on what date was the said resolution received; (b) has the government rectified this situation?

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Subtopic:   ST. LOUIS DE GONZAGUE, QUE., RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Reduced temporarily to tri-weekly.

2 (a) 10th January, 1948. (b) Contractors

for St. Louis de Gonzague Nos. 1 and 2 refused to carry on after 31st December, 1947. Only one person interested in performance of services, but, owing to condition of roads, services could only be performed on alternate days, (e) When road conditions permit use of automobile.

3. Reduced temporarily to tri-weekly.

4. (a) 10th January, 1948. (b) See answer

to 2(b). (c) When road conditions permit use of automobile.

5. Yes.

6. (a) 3rd February, 1948. (b) Standing order issued for daily service as soon as road conditions permit use of automobile.

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Subtopic:   ST. LOUIS DE GONZAGUE, QUE., RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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EXPORT RESTRICTIONS

BPC

Mr. RAYMOND (Beauharnois-Laprairie):

Bloc populaire canadien

1. Is the export of powdered milk, flour, butter, lard, cheese and soap prohibited?

2. If so, what are the countries to which such prohibition does not apply, if any?

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Subtopic:   EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. No, except in the case of roller process whole milk powder.

2. As the information is readily available by countries to which exports will be permitted, the answer is submitted in the following form.

Skim Milk Powder.-Permits are being issued under allocation for Newfoundland, British West Indies and Netherlands West Indies.

Spray Process Whole Milk Powder.-Permits are being issued against producers' quotas to any destination.

Roller Process Whole Milk Powder.-No permits being issued.

Butter.-Export permits are issued under allocation to the British West Indies and Newfoundland.

Lard.-Export permits are issued under allocation to the British West. Indies, Netherlands West Indies and Newfoundland.

Cheese.-Is under contract to the. United Kingdom, but export permits are issued under allocation to the British West Indies and Newfoundland. Arrangements have been made to grant a few special allocations for export to the United States.

Soap.-Export permits are granted under allocation to Newfoundland, Netherlands West Indies and the British West Indies. As of April 15 an export allocation of 2.000,000 pounds of soap of all types was set up for export.

Flour.-Permits are issued under allocation to certain designated countries determined quarterly.

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Subtopic:   EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
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CAXADAIR LIMITED-NORTH STAR AIRCRAFT

PC

Mr. SKEY:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many North Star aircraft have Can-atlair completed?

2. To whom have the above aircraft been sold and how many to each person, corporation or country ?

3. At what price per aircraft were these sales made ?

4. How many North Star aircraft are (a) under construction on the assembly line; (b) stored in a completed or partially completed state; (c) on order by any government or private concern?

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Subtopic:   CAXADAIR LIMITED-NORTH STAR AIRCRAFT
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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 :

Mr. Speaker, it will be seen from this question that it, asks for details of the operations of a limited company. As

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the company is not a crown-owned company, there is no means of getting this information. However, I might add that last year a good deal of information about the former aircraft plant at Cartierville, Quebec, was given on March 20. and information on that subject will be found at page 1540 of last year's Hansard.

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Subtopic:   CAXADAIR LIMITED-NORTH STAR AIRCRAFT
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April 19, 1948