October 18, 1949

RAILWAY TO ALASKA

PC

Mr. Green:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have there been any negotiations between the government of Canada and the government of the United States concerning the construction of a railway through Canada to Alaska?

2. Have any surveys been made or authorized by the Canadian government in connection with such a railway?

Topic:   RAILWAY TO ALASKA
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LIB

Mr. Claxion: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. There have been no formal negotiations, but informal discussions took place in September and October, 1942.

2. Yes, the Canadian government authorized the United States army engineers to make a survey in 1942.

Topic:   RAILWAY TO ALASKA
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NEWFOUNDLAND

TRANSITIONAL GRANT

PC

Mr. Browne (Si. John's West):

Progressive Conservative

1. What portion of the first transitional grant of $6,500,000 has been paid to the province of Newfoundland up to and including the 1st day of October, 1949?

2. What are the dates of payment?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   TRANSITIONAL GRANT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Three-quarters.

2. $1,625,000 on April 6, 1949, July 2, 1949, and October 1, 1949.

Orders for Returns

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   TRANSITIONAL GRANT
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TAX AGREEMENT WITH NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Mr. Browne (Si. John's West):

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government of Canada yet entered into a tax agreement with the province of Newfoundland?

2. If so, what are the terms of the said agreement?

Topic:   TAX AGREEMENT WITH NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No, but an agreement is now under negotiation.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   TAX AGREEMENT WITH NEWFOUNDLAND
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NEWFOUNDLAND

AMOUNT ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (Si. John's Wesi):

What was the amount of money on deposit with the government of Canada by the province of Newfoundland on (a) April 1, 1949; (b) October 1, 1949; (c) wher.e are such moneys held?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   AMOUNT ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Gleason Belzile (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Belzile:

(a) nil; (b) nil; (c) not applicable.

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   AMOUNT ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (Si. John's Wesi):

What have been the revenues and expenditures of the operations of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs in Newfoundland during the six-month period ending September 30, 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS
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PROVINCE OF QUEBEC-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

LIB

Mr. Bertrand:

Liberal

1. Does the government of the province of Quebec receive grants or other financial assistance from the federal government?

2. What federal departments are concerned in such assistance?

3. What does the said assistance represent for the year 1948?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PROVINCE OF QUEBEC-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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FLOOD CONTROL, BRITISH COLUMBIA PROTECTIVE AND DRAINAGE PROJECTS

October 18, 1949