October 24, 1949

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

If that is the pleasure of the house, I shall be glad to do so.

(For text of further correspondence, see appendix B, pages 1107-08.)

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION-CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TABLING OF FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 67, for the relief of Margaret Helen Milne Ward-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Lizzie Brogden Hibberd-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 69, for the relief of Eric Jeffery Burn-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Agnes McIntosh McKillop McBride-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 71, for the relief of Elizabeth Audrey Beauclerk Quinlan-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 72, for the relief of Thelma Blanche Collins Geick-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 73, for the relief of Thora Becking-ham Lock-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 74, for the relief of Hugh William Lloyd-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 75, for the relief of Linda Emilia Wilen Robitaille-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 76, for the relief of Brina Paskin Warshaw-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 77, for the relief of Thomas Hanusiak-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 78, for the relief of Loretta Waugh O'Dell-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 79, for the relief of Marie Rita Plante Boyer-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 80, for the relief of Dorothy Wax-man Sherman-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 81, for the relief of Laura Cohen Kaminsky-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 82, for the relief of Annie Marion Lesnichuk Krushelniski, otherwise known as Annie Marion Lesnichuk Krush-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 83, for the relief of Marjorie May Smart Birmingham-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 84, for the relief of Anna Sandberg Goldbloom, otherwise known as Anna Sandberg Gold-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 85, for the relief of Olive Frances Harper Morrison-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 86, for the relief of Delphis Brousseau-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 87, for the relief of Gladys McCarrick Bonnemer-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 88, for the relief of Bernice Beverly Corry Cohen-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 89, for the relief of Bessie Zinman -Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 90, for the relief of Marion Lillian Gargan Thomson-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 91, for the relief of Mary Piekos Rynski-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 92, for the relief of Victor Chryssolor-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 93, for the relief of Blanche Ruth Serokey Smith-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 94, for the relief of Raymonde Belanger Skaife-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 95, for the relief of Elizabeth Maud Gwendolen Tobi Hearns-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 96, for the relief of Ruby Muriel Keith Gray-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 97, for the relief of Laurel Jeanne MacGregor Thomson-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 98, for the relief of Edith Sara Hamilton Warlund-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 99, for the relief of Donald Duncalf Birchenough-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 100, for the relief of Joan Gertrude Fox Corbett-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 101, for the relief of Richard William Henry Wark-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 102, for the relief of Eileen Dorothy Richards Turner-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 103, for the relief of Janey Beryl MacPhail Shuttleworth-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FOREIGN EXCHANGE-UNITED STATES-AMOUNTS CONTRACTED FOR, 1948-1949

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. What amounts of American exchange were contracted for, each week, through the Canadian banks, acting on behalf of the foreign exchange control board, covering the period from August 1, 1948 to October 1, 1948, and August 1, 1949 to October 1, 1949, by all importers?

2. What were the total contracts outstanding for the sale of United States dollars for forward delivery on (a) September 19, 1948, or nearest date of record; (b) September 19, 1949, as indicated on final reports as of that date?

3 What were the total contracts outstanding for the sale of United States dollars for forward delivery

covering the importation of coal on (a) September 27, 1948; (b) October 11, 1949, or date of record nearest but subsequent to September 19, 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE-UNITED STATES-AMOUNTS CONTRACTED FOR, 1948-1949
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair:

Liberal

1. New bookings by foreign exchange control board of United States dollar sales for forward delivery:

August:

2-7 $ 8,703,226

9-14 11,594,293

16-21 8,698,090

23-28 11,164,838

30-Sept. 4 7,926,586

September: 6-11 9,668,169

13-18 10,725,275

20-25 15,783,277

27-Oct. 2 7,365,280

August:

1-6

8-13

15-20

22-27

29-Sept. 3

September:

5-10

12-17

19-24

26-Oct. 1

2. (a) As of September 18, 1948-$87,324,-007.

(b) As of September 19, 1949, including contracts booked after that date at rates of exchange in force prior thereto in accordance with section 7 (1) of P.C. 4838 of September 19, 1949-$174,235,607.

3. (a) $9,719,833; (b) $14,955,451.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE-UNITED STATES-AMOUNTS CONTRACTED FOR, 1948-1949
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SELLING PRICE IN ENGLAND

LIB

Mr. LaCroix:

Liberal

1. Are Canadian wheat and Canadian wheat byproducts selling in England at a lower price than in Canada?

2. If so, for what reasons?

Questions

Wheat and flour are sold in Canada on the same basis. Because of a British consumer subsidy on bread and flour (for use other than bread) Canadian wheat flour including subsidy is resold at a lower price in England than in Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SELLING PRICE IN ENGLAND
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NAVAL SERVICE

LIB

Mr. Isnor:

Liberal

1. Have plans been prepared during the past twelve months for new naval anti-submarine escort ships?

2. If so, who prepared such plans and specifications?

3. Has work been started on these ships?

4. If so (a) what number of ships are to be constructed; (b) what are names and addresses of shipyards where the work will be carried on?

5. Of what type and size will these vessels be?

6. What will be estimated (a) cost; (b) time to complete work; (c) number of men employed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   ANTI-SUBMARINE ESCORT SHIPS
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence; Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

1 and 2. Designs prepared by Department of National Defence, and working plans are now under preparation by the contractors in consultation with officers of the department.

3, 4, and 5. Contracts have been placed for three anti-submarine escort vessels (classed as major war vessels, and replacing the frigates and corvettes of world war II), construction of which is expected to commence late this year or early in 1950 at the following shipyards: Halifax Shipyards Limited, Halifax; Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal; Burrard Drydock Company Limited, North Vancouver.

6. Estimated: (a) Construction cost $8,000,000 per ship, (b) Under normal conditions, three to four years, (c) If as in (b), 1,500 to 1,800 at shipyards.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   ANTI-SUBMARINE ESCORT SHIPS
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QUEBEC CITY

LIB

Mr. Maltais:

Liberal

1. Who owns the railway line between Quebec city and St. Joachim?

2. Is part of this line used by any other corporation or individual?

3. If so, what is the agreement or arrangement between the owner of the line and the company or individual operating trains thereon?

4. Is the Canadian National Railways negotiating for ^ the acquisition of the said line, or considering taking over the line and either operating same or giving running rights over it to some other operator?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC CITY
Sub-subtopic:   ST. JOACHIM RAILWAY LINE
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LIB

Mr. Mcllraiih: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Canadian wheat: No. Canadian wheat flour: Yes.

2. The British ministry of food purchases Canadian wheat and flour on the basis of the Canada-United Kingdom contract price of $2 per bushel for No. 1 northern wheat basis in store Fort William/Port Arthur, Vancouver or Churchill, plus carrying charges.

45781-68J

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC CITY
Sub-subtopic:   ST. JOACHIM RAILWAY LINE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. The Quebec Railway Light and Power Company.

2. Yes.

3. The Quebec Railway Light and Power Company performs train operations over its line. Such operations include the handling

Questions

of Canadian National through equipment between Quebec and La Malbaie on an interline basis.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC CITY
Sub-subtopic:   ST. JOACHIM RAILWAY LINE
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LIEUTENANT COLONEL A. G. WYGARD

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is Lieut.-Colonel A. G. Wygard, supplementary reserve, one of the group of officers representing Canada on the united nations mission for India and Pakistan?

2. If so, is he a Canadian citizen, either by birth or naturalization?

3. If by naturalization, when did he apply for and receive Canadian citizenship?

4. What service did Lieut.-Colonel Wygard have in the Canadian army?

5. When was he placed on the supplementary reserve?

6. How long has Lieut.-Colonel Wygard resided in Canada?

7. Did he, at any time during world war I, serve in the armed forces of any country at war with Canada? If so, in the forces of what country, and what rank did he hold?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIEUTENANT COLONEL A. G. WYGARD
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October 24, 1949