March 10, 1949

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


NATIONAL FILM BOARD

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. What documentary motion pictures of foreign lands have been produced by or for the national film board during the last eight years?

2. What are the names of each of these pictures: in what country was each taken and in what year?

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Subtopic:   DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Sub-subtopic:   TAKEN IN FOREIGN LANDS
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. "Out of the Ruins"-Greece-1945. This film on the work of reconstruction in Greece was produced by the national film board in co-operation with UNRRA. A cameraman was lent to UNRRA and the film was supplied by that organization to the national film board for the production of a documentary film which was released in 1946.

"The People Between"-China-1946. This was an information film about the Chinese people and the contribution made by UNRRA in the work of reconstruction.

"Mexico Today"-Mexico-1947. This film was produced by the national film board with the assistance of the Mexican government who made film available to us without charge. The film was released in the "Canada Carries On" series in June, 1947.

"Suffer Little Children"-Greece-1945. This film was made in co-operation with UNRRA out of material filmed by a cameraman lent to that organization. The film showed the plight of children in Greece and the work of UNRRA in caring for them.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Subtopic:   DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Sub-subtopic:   TAKEN IN FOREIGN LANDS
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SHIPS OPERATING FROM PACIFIC COAST PORTS- RADIO EQUIPMENT

?

Mr. Maclnnis:

1. Did the Department of Transport since January 1, 1946, receive complaints of the failure of ship owners and operators to keep radio equipment on ships operating from ports on the Pacific coast in proper working condition?

2. Did the Department of Transport since January 1, 1946, receive complaints of the failure of ship owners and operators to maintain radio watchkeeping on ships operating from Pacific coast ports?

3. If so, were such complaints investigated and by whom?

4. Was a report made to the Minister of Transport?

5. If so, when?

Topic:   SHIPS OPERATING FROM PACIFIC COAST PORTS- RADIO EQUIPMENT
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Yes. (b) By the district superintendent of radio, who found that the charges were not substantiated and that the equipment in the respective vessels was in good working order and the proper watches being maintained. The other representations would involve amendments to the Canada Shipping Act and these are under consideration.

4. Yes, verbally from time to time.

5. Answered by No. 4.

Topic:   SHIPS OPERATING FROM PACIFIC COAST PORTS- RADIO EQUIPMENT
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IMMIGRATION

DISPLACED PERSONS

CCF

Mr. Knight:

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

1. Are displaced persons given any practical tests in Europe to establish their ability in skills they profess, before being cleared for entry to Canada?

2. When a D.P. immigrant admitted to Canada upon his claim to the possession of certain skills, becomes unemployed within the first year through inability to perform those skills, and is ineligible for unemployment insurance, has such immigrant any claim for support upon the dominion government?

3. If not, does the responsibility for his support rest solely upon the local municipality?

4. Is any definite instruction in the English language given to displaced persons in Europe who have been screened for and are awaiting entry to Canada?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS
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PC

Mr. Cole (Verdun):

Progressive Conservative

1. Displaced persons brought to Canada as workers under the "group movement plan" are selected by employment officers of the Department of Labour who examine them to determine their suitability for the occupation in accordance with requirements of the employer in Canada. Where special skills are called for trade tests are conducted.

2. Displaced persons brought to Canada as workers under the "group movement plan" come forward on the definite understanding that if it is found after their arrival that they cannot perform the work for which they were selected that they will accept such work as may be selected for them by the Department of Labour. If a displaced person is unable to perform the work for which he was selected the Department of Labour locates alternative employment.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. Yes, by the international refugee organization when practical to do so.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS
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CANADA HIGHWAYS ACT, 1919

PC

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Merritt:

What was the total expenditure, by years and by provinces, under the Canada Highways Act, 1919, and its amending acts?

Topic:   CANADA HIGHWAYS ACT, 1919
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LIB

Ralph Maybank (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Maybank:

(Table on p. 1325.)

Dominion Expenditure under The Canada Highways Act, 1919, Chap. 54, 9-10, Geo. V and Amending Acts

Fiscal Year Ending Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Totals$ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts.40,264 79 103,493 93 56,374 19 295,100 00 86,446 52 478,185 50486,412 69 438,303 74 483,843 80 1,031,229 01 351,740 74 193,773 29 367,026 47 3,455,823 67106 277 01 811,068 94 371,973 01 1,143,879 51 2,047,918 28 165,547 47 544,820 71 662,910 88 5,854,395 81124 079 40 97,347 82 297,202 60 1,117,065 68 1,377,440 88 557,372 32 360,130 31 135,571 13 4,066,210 14March 31, 1925 34,158 56 61,601 76 56,365 65 1,306,766 21 840,646 14 79,279 87 335,759 80 210,585 93 2,925,163 9212,288 79 640,490 61 181,671 32 133,535 04 85,943 71 415,374 01 1,649,328 6950,000 00 57,744 29 163,966 25 59,629 88 346,496 5253,269 37 257,045 27 121,860 93 792,220 18 1,224,395 75

603,455 00 1,468,720 00 1,163,845 00 4,748,420 00 5,877,275 00 1,602,265 00 1,806,255 00 1,477,810 00 1,251,955 00 20,000,000 00

Questions

Questions

Topic:   CANADA HIGHWAYS ACT, 1919
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NATIONAL HEALTH

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. What is the estimated shortage of mental health personnel in each province?

2. How many mental health personnel are now being trained under the professional training grant and the mental health grant in each province?

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH
Subtopic:   PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The funds provided under the health survey grant will enable the provinces to make an estimate of the shortage of mental health personnel in Canada. As the surveys have not been completed such an estimate is not yet available.

2. Hundreds of nurses and attendants are being trained in the mental hospitals across the country with the aid of additional instructional staff and equipment provided out of the mental health grant. Also, grants to training institutions such as the university of Toronto, Dalhousie university, the Maritime School of Social Work, university of Western Ontario and university of British Columbia, have permitted great expansion of training facilities which will be reflected next academic year in the large number of postgraduate students being trained for mental health work. In addition, the following mental health personnel are receiving training bursaries under the professional training and mental health grants:

Prince Edward Island, none; Nova Scotia, 1; New Brunswick, 1; Quebec, 13; Ontario, 10; Manitoba, 1; Saskatchewan, 3; Alberta, 5; British Columbia, 5; Canada-39.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH
Subtopic:   PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS
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March 10, 1949