April 4, 1949

RECONDITIONING OF BUILDING IN HALIFAX, N.S., FOR VETERANS' HOME

PC

Mr. McLure:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the building, situated near the old Camp Hill hospital, Halifax, to be reconditioned for a veterans' home?

2. Was this building used for a contagious disease hospital and as an officers' rehabilitation quarters?

3. Have tenders been called for this work?

4. If so (a) when; (b) from whom were tenders received and what were the respective prices?

5. Could this work be done under the supervision of the engineers of the Department of Public Works?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RECONDITIONING OF BUILDING IN HALIFAX, N.S., FOR VETERANS' HOME
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LIB

Mr. Mutch: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. The first floor of the building is being so reconditioned.

2. Used for a contagious disease hospital from April 1941 until July 1944; used partly

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as offices for rehabilitation services from February 1945 until September 1946; used entirely by rehabilitation services from October 1947 until January 1949.

3. Yes.

4. (a) December 28, 1948.

(b) Standard Construction Co. Ltd., Halifax, $11,554; Fundy Construction Co. Ltd., Halifax, $12,230; the Brookfield Construction Co. Ltd., Halifax, and the Nova Scotia Construction Co. Ltd., Halifax, were invited to quote but did not submit tenders; tenders for the supplying and laying of linoleum were called separately and the following were received: Ralph H. Connor, Halifax, $3,791; Gordon & Keith Furniture Co. Ltd., Halifax, $3,999; Robert Simpson Eastern Ltd., Halifax, $4,614.26.

5. The Department of Public Works has been requested to collaborate in the supervision of this work.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RECONDITIONING OF BUILDING IN HALIFAX, N.S., FOR VETERANS' HOME
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DISTRICT OF MACKENZIE, N.W.T. REPRESENTA- TION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

PC

George Black

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Black (Yukon):

Will the government at this session of parliament take proceedings necessary to create the district of Mackenzie in Northwest Territories of Canada an electoral district, entitled to elect a member to represent it in the House of Commons of Canada, separate and apart from Yukon Territory, formerly the electoral district of Yukon?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTRICT OF MACKENZIE, N.W.T. REPRESENTA- TION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

It is not intended at the present time to introduce legislation to amend the Representation Act, chapter 71 of 1947.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTRICT OF MACKENZIE, N.W.T. REPRESENTA- TION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WHEAT BOARD

PC

Mr. Stephenson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been the operating cost of the wheat board each year since 1945?

2. How much of the farmers' money still remained in the pool to be distributed each year since 1945?

3. How much money has been taken from the national revenue fund each year towards the operation of the wheat board since 1944?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WHEAT BOARD
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WHEAT BOARD
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PRINTING BUREAU

LABOUR CONDITIONS

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. What is the hourly scale of wages now being paid to printers employed at the government printing bureau, Ottawa; for how many hours per week does the straight time rate apply, and what rates are paid for overtime?

2. What is the scale for (a) day work; (b) night work, and how is the said night scale determined In relation to the day scale?

3. What are the hourly scales of wages now being paid to printers in the cities of Montreal and Toronto for (a) day work; (b) night work, in both (i) job; (ii) newspaper offices; for how many hours per week does the straight time rate apply in each case, and what rates are paid for overtime?

Orders for Returns

4. What was the date of the last increase in the hourly scale of wages paid to printers employed at the government printing bureau?

5. Is a further increase under consideration?

6. If so, to what date will such increase be made retroactive?

Topic:   PRINTING BUREAU
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Return tabled.

Topic:   PRINTING BUREAU
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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WATER POLLUTION

CHEMICALS PUMPED FROM UNITED STATES TO FIGHTING ISLAND IN DETROIT RIVER

LIB

Mr. Brown:

Liberal

1. Does the Wyandotte Chemical Corporation pump refuse from the United States to Fighting Island on the Canadian side of the Detroit river?

2. Has an application been made by the Wyandotte Chemical Corporation or anyone else to construct pipe lines for the purpose of pumping chemical or other refuse to the said Fighting Island on the Canadian side of the Detroit river?

3. Has consideration been given by the government to the damage to fish and wild life resulting from such practices?

Topic:   WATER POLLUTION
Subtopic:   CHEMICALS PUMPED FROM UNITED STATES TO FIGHTING ISLAND IN DETROIT RIVER
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SALARIED POSTMASTERS-RENTAL OF SPACE

SC

Mr. Shaw:

Social Credit

1. As of March 31, 1949, how many salaried postmasters were there in Canada within the following age groups: (a) 60 to 65; (b) 66 to 70; (c) 71 to 75; (d) 76 to 80; (e) over 80?

2. In how many cases do salaried postmasters own the buildings in which post offices are located?

3. Is rent paid to the postmasters in cases where the building owned by the postmaster houses the post office?

4. What method is used in determining the amount of rent which is paid?

Topic:   SALARIED POSTMASTERS-RENTAL OF SPACE
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

April 4, 1949