March 24, 1949

PC

Mr. McLure:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the extent of the ocean protection work at Rustico harbour to protect the fishermen's homes and business stands?

2. What was amount paid for such work?

3. Was the work done by contract or by day work?

4. Who was the contractor or foreman?

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   OCEAN PROTECTION WORK AT RUSTICO HARBOUR, P.E.I.
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. In 1948-49 a portion of the cribwork was raised one foot and additional stone placed.

2. $2,256.81.

3. Day labour.

4. Andrew Doucette, foreman.

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   OCEAN PROTECTION WORK AT RUSTICO HARBOUR, P.E.I.
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OLEOMARGARINE

PC

Mr. Cardiff:

Progressive Conservative

1. Since the lifting of the restrictions, how many pounds of oleomargarine have been manufactured in Canada?

2. How many pounds were manufactured each month?

3. How many pounds were sold each month?

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   OLEOMARGARINE
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LIB

Gleason Belzile (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Belzile:

In so far as the wartime prices and trade board is concerned:

1. 8,073,837 pounds.

2. January, 1,030,196 pounds; February, 3,353,729 pounds; March 1 to 19, 3,689,912 pounds.

3. January, 969,040 pounds; February, 3,235,996 pounds; March 1 to 19, 3,518,941 pounds.

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   OLEOMARGARINE
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S.S. "FERROCLAD" ICEBREAKING FACILITIES AT PORT BURWELL, ONT.

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. Will an inquiry be made by the wreck commissioner into the disaster to the ship Ferroclad off Port Burwell, Lake Erie, and a court of inquiry set up to investigate and report?

2. What icebreakers are available at this point and other modern aids to navigation?

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   S.S. "FERROCLAD" ICEBREAKING FACILITIES AT PORT BURWELL, ONT.
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No inquiry will be made, as there was no wreck, disaster or loss of life, despite newspaper publicity.

2. No icebreakers are available in the locality. Shore lights were in operation at the time of the incident referred to, but floating aids will not be placed in position until ice conditions permit.

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Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   S.S. "FERROCLAD" ICEBREAKING FACILITIES AT PORT BURWELL, ONT.
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GREAT LAKES SHIPPING

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has Canada any system of rewards similar to the ocean and seaboard for the great lakes, so as to compensate and reward the various masters and all the crew of four of the Ferroclad, Captain Wm. Macdonald, and also the rescue crews of the tugs Northland, Stuart B., and Vary, for acts of bravery and heroism unequalled and unsurpassed on the great lakes?

2. If not, will an inquiry be made into (a) present aids to navigation, and (b) recommendations for future modern aids to marine navigation on the chain of great lakes?

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   GREAT LAKES SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   AIDS TO NAVIGATION
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Department of Transport makes awards for lifesaving to masters, officers and crew members of ships of Canadian registry operating on the great lakes and on the high seas. Awards are governed by the circumstances in which lifesaving and rescue work are performed when vessels are in distress. It would appear that the crew of the Ferroclad could not be considered as eligible for awards for lifesaving. Inquiry is being made into the circumstances in which the tugs Northland, Stuart B., and Vary towed the Ferroclad into Port Burwell.

Topic:   FORT ST. JOHN, B.C., WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   GREAT LAKES SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   AIDS TO NAVIGATION
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GREAT LAKES SHIPPING

LIFESAVING

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Church:

Will consideration be given to the appointment of a great lakes maritime commission to report on the necessity of organizing modern lifesaving equipment on the lakes, covering icebreakers and lifesaving stations?

Topic:   GREAT LAKES SHIPPING
Subtopic:   LIFESAVING
Sub-subtopic:   EQUIPMENT, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Topic:   GREAT LAKES SHIPPING
Subtopic:   LIFESAVING
Sub-subtopic:   EQUIPMENT, ETC.
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ATLANTIC COAST SHIPPING

LIFESAVING VESSELS

LIB

Mr. Isnor:

Liberal

1. Are two lifesaving vessels being constructed! for use on the Atlantic coast?

2. If so (a) where are they being constructed; (b4 by what firms and of what address; (c) what is the estimated cost of each vessel?

3. When completed, where will they be based and to what waters will they be assigned?

Topic:   ATLANTIC COAST SHIPPING
Subtopic:   LIFESAVING VESSELS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

1 and 2. Lifeboats are not under construction, but tenders have been called for the construction of two new lifeboats for use on the Atlantic coast. Tenders are not yet closed.

Orders for Returns

3. The new lifeboats will be based at Bay View, N.S., and Little Wood Island, N.B., for use in the bay of Fundy.

Topic:   ATLANTIC COAST SHIPPING
Subtopic:   LIFESAVING VESSELS
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ASSOCIATED MISSIONARY BROADCASTERS

March 24, 1949