October 24, 1949

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Three members of the board of directors of T.C.A. are appointed by the government and four by the C.N.R. There are no vacancies on the board at present, but in the event that any may occur the C.N.R. has been asked to consider the suggestion that western Canada be represented on the board.

3. See answer to No. 2.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REPRESENTATION OF WESTERN CANADA ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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NEWFOUNDLAND

PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

Have there been consultations between the federal government and the government of the province of Newfoundland with respect to the detailed application of term 39 of the terms of union, relating to public service pensions?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS
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LIB

NEWFOUNDLAND

CLARENVILLE BOATS

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

What is the position with respect to the taking over and operation by the government of the Clarenville boats, the property of the province of Newfoundland?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   CLARENVILLE BOATS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

No developments have taken place with regard to the operation of the Clarenville boats since the date of union of Newfoundland with Canada. The Clarenville boats are still the property of the province of Newfoundland.

Orders for Returns QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   CLARENVILLE BOATS
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KILLARNEY, MAN., POST OFFICE

PC

Mr. Ross (Souris):

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the federal government purchase property in Killarney, Manitoba, for a post office? If so, in what year?

2. What was the purchase price?

3. Did the federal government, or agency thereof, pay rent for said property following the purchase?

4. If so, to whom?

5. What amount, and for what period of time?

Topic:   KILLARNEY, MAN., POST OFFICE
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HOUSING

TRENTON, ONT. AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT

CCF

Mr. Noseworlhy:

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

1. Who owns the land on which the air force housing development at Trenton is being built, and how much land is in the entire development?

2. Under whose auspices was the development initiated, and who is responsible for the whole development at present?

3. How many homes have been built, and how many homes will the entire development contain?

4. What contractor or contractors obtained the contract for the first project called Middleton Park?

5. What was the contract price per unit, and what was the total contract price?

6. What contractor or contractors obtained the second contract, and for how many homes?

7. What is the contract price per unit on this second contract?

8. What architects prepared the plans for project No. 1 (Middleton Park)?

9. What architects prepared the plans for project No. 2?

10. What was the total cost of installing services for project No. 1, and what does this cost include?

11. Who financed the Middleton Park project, and what was the total cost of the project, including land, services and homes?

12. What is the rate of interest being charged on the money used to build this project?

13. Who is financing the balance of the development, and at what rate of interest?

14. What is the rental scale for all classes of air force personnel at Middleton Park?

15. Are rents charged, economic rents?

16. Are they subsidized in any way? If so, to what extent and by whom?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   TRENTON, ONT. AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT
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NEWFOUNDLAND

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. What public buildings of the province of Newfoundland have been taken over by the federal government and where are they situate?

2. What is the value of each such public building taken over?

3. What buildings in Newfoundland are being rented from the province of Newfoundland by the federal government, where are these buildings situate and what is the rent being paid for each such building?

4. What buildings in the province of Newfoundland other than public buildings have been rented by the federal government?

5. Who are the owners of such buildings, what is the rent being paid for same and by what department or individual are such buildings occupied?

6. Has the federal government purchased any buildings in Newfoundland?

7. If so, what was the purchase price of each, where are they located and by what department or individual is each such building occupied?

Inquiries of the Ministry NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS

LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That, it is expedient to present a measure to amend the National Housing Act, 1944, and in particular to provide that the assembly of land for residential purposes and the construction of housing projects for sale and for rent under arrangements by which the capital costs and the costs of operation of such projects will be shared seventy-five per cent by the federal government and twenty-five per cent by the provincial governments be undertaken jointly with the said governments; and further to authorize the making of loans to prospective home owners in addition to basic joint loans under the act, in amounts not exceeding one-sixth of such basic loans; to authorize an increase in the loans that may be guaranteed for home improvement and home extension purposes under the act, and to increase the aggregate amount presently authorized for loans and losses under part I of the act, the funds for the said purposes to be provided out of the consolidated revenue fund.

He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.

Topic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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Motion agreed to.


October 24, 1949