October 24, 1949

LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence; Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes, by naturalization.

3. Applied 29th July, 1943. Received naturalization certificate 28th February, 1944.

4. Appointed lieutenant August 1942, and employed with directorate of military intelligence. Wygard continued in intelligence work for the balance of the war, serving in Ottawa; Washington, U.S.A., and London, England. He was promoted to captain in May, 1943; to major in May, 1944, and to lieutenant colonel in August, 1945.

5. 4th March, 1947.

6. Since 12th July, 1940.

7. This department has no record of this officer having served in the armed forces of any country at war with Canada during world war I.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIEUTENANT COLONEL A. G. WYGARD
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BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the dominion government telephone service base its rates for service in whole or in part on telephone rates charged by commercial telephone companies?

2. If not, on what basis are its rates assessed?

3. Is the dominion government opposing or otherwise the applications of the British Columbia Telephone Company, a Bell Telephone subsidiary, and the Bell Telephone Company for increases in telephone rates?

4. Is the dominion government or the Department of Transport to be represented in any way before the board of transport commissioners on the hearing of the above mentioned applications? If so, how is it to be represented?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. In part, yes. The monthly rental is lower than a commercial company would

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charge. The long distance toll rate must necessarily be equal.

2. The monthly rental rate is assessed according to conditions prevailing in the area.

3 and 4. No. Under section 52 of the Railway Act, any aggrieved party may appeal to the governor in council. It would be inappropriate for the government to be represented by counsel at the hearing of a case upon which it might later be called to sit in judgment.

It might be added that information in the department indicates that the British Columbia Telephone Company is not a subsidiary of the Bell Telephone Company of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY

PC

Mr. McLure:

Progressive Conservative

1. In what Ottawa building are the offices of the custodian of enemy property located?

2. What is the annual rental paid for office space by this branch of government?

3. How many persons are presently employed in the office of the custodian of enemy property and what is the total annual salaries paid these persons?

4. What is the estimated value of the property over which this branch of government still has supervision (a) property taken over in world war I; (b) property taken over in world war II?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY
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LIB

Mr. Bradley: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Victoria Building, Wellington and O'Connor streets.

2. $37,386 (including $7,107 for Vancouver branch).

3. (a) 141 employees (including 17 in Vancouver and 4 in London, England); (b) $429,330.76 (total salaries for the three branches).

4. (a) World war I, $1,908,563.46; (b) world war II, $99,136,201.63.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY
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HOUSING

RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

What allocation, if any, has the treasury board made for reconstruction projects under vote 890 of the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1950?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLOCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1950
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

Nil.

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Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLOCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1950
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APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. Will the dominion government be represented by council before the board of transport commissioners hearing the application for increased tolls by the Bell Telephone Company of Canada?

2. H so, who has been appointed to do so?

Topic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

This information has been given in an answer tabled today in reply to a question asked by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton).

Topic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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LIB
PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the statute of 1948 increasing the capital stock of the Bell Telephone Company from one hundred and fifty million dollars to half a billion dollars, contain any provisions regarding increased tolls and rates?

2. If so, what were the provisions of the statute in this connection?

Topic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The information requested in this question may be secured by obtaining a copy of the statute from the library or any other source. I believe it is clearly stated, and is an established rule of this house, that a question seeking information contained in documents readily accessible to the questioner, such as statutes, published reports and the like, is not one that should be answered in this way. Therefore I ask that the question be dropped.

Topic:   APPLICATIONS FOR RATE INCREASE
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LIB

TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REPRESENTATION OF WESTERN CANADA ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CCF

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

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

1. Has the government received representations from the Winnipeg chamber of commerce asking that western Canada be given representation on the board of directors of Trans-Canada Air Lines?

2. If so, has consideration been given to such representations?

3. What is the result of such consideration?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REPRESENTATION OF WESTERN CANADA ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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October 24, 1949