October 31, 1949

CCF

Mr. Knight:

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

1. Has the government received widely spread representation requesting the abolition of the sales tax at present imposed upon ice cream?

2. If so. what action has been taken by the government in regard to these requests?

Topic:   SALES TAX-ICE CREAM
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LIB

R.C.A.F.-FLYING RISK ALLOWANCE

SC

Mr. Johnston:

Social Credit

1. Is flying risk allowance being continued in the air force? If not, When will it be restored?

2. Have there been any changes in the allotment of this allowance? If so, what are they?

3. What branches of the air force receive this allowance?

4. Under what conditions is risk allowance given?

5. What is the amount payable?

Topic:   R.C.A.F.-FLYING RISK ALLOWANCE
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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, as follows:

(a) Active service during the war, flying pay (now risk allowance).

Officers-General list, $2 a day; Non-flying list, $2 a day for each day of flying on duty in service aircraft.

Other ranks-Aircrew, $0.75 to $1 per day dependent upon qualification, e.g., pilot, air gunner, etc. Non-aircrew, $0.75 per day for each day of flying on duty in service aircraft.

(b) Peacetime service-Risk allowance

(formerly flying pay), payable under conditions stated in answer to question 4 and at the rate stated in answer to question 5.

3. Aircrew officers, aircrew trainees, and crewmen (other ranks) who fulfil the conditions stated in answer to question 4.

4. Risk allowance is payable to:

(a) Aircrew officers on the strength of units whose normal function is flying.

(b) Aircrew officers not on the strength of flying units, provided they fly as members of an aircrew for not less than eight hours per month.

(c) Personnel undergoing flying training, for the full period of such training.

(d) Other ranks who form part of the crews of aircraft in accordance with established quotas, ranging from one crewman for every four two-seater aircraft to four crewmen for each multi-engined aircraft engaged in photographic operations and fitted with Shoran equipment.

5. $30 per month for all ranks.

Topic:   R.C.A.F.-FLYING RISK ALLOWANCE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

IMPORTS OF UNITED STATES COAL

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. What quantity of United States coal has been imported for use by the Canadian National Railways, Atlantic region, for (a) the calendar year 1948; (b) the year 1949 to October 1?

2. What quantity of American coal is on hand for use by Canadian National Railways at Campbellton, New Brunswick?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF UNITED STATES COAL
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. (a) 272,625 tons; (b) 151,282 tons.

2. The stockpile at Campbellton includes coals of Canadian and United States origin. Quantities are not separated, but United States content is estimated to be about 18,248 tons.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF UNITED STATES COAL
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TEXTILE INDUSTRY

REQUEST FOR ROYAL

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Has the government received a request from Mr. Samuel Baron, Canadian director of the Textile Workers Union of America, for a royal commission to investigate conditions in the Canadian textile industry resulting from devaluation?

2. If so, has the government given consideration to this request?

3. Has any decision been reached?

4. If so, what is the nature of the decision?

5. Will the government consider the appointment of a royal commission to investigate all phases of the Canadian textile industry, including capitalization, profits, wages, and working conditions?

Topic:   TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ROYAL
Sub-subtopic:   COMMISSION
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LIB

Mr. SI. Laurent:

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. The government believes that it is as yet too early to assess the results of devaluation on our trade with the United Kingdom in textiles. Therefore it does not feel that such a royal commission should be appointed.

5. No.

Topic:   TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ROYAL
Sub-subtopic:   COMMISSION
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AGRICULTURE

RECORD OF PERFORMANCE

LIB

Mr. Viau:

Liberal

1. Did the Department of Agriculture request through the civil service commission during the years 1948 and 1949, applications for record of performance inspectors?

2. If so, how many are to be employed in the various centres throughout Canada?

3. How many for each province?

4. How many in each province are required to have a knowledge of both the English and French languages?

5. Were applicants for Manitoba required to have a knowledge of both the English and French languages? If not, why not?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   RECORD OF PERFORMANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LANGUAGE QUALIFICATION
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LIB

Mr. McCubbin: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2 and 3. Prince Edward Island, 4, 1 vacant; Nova Scotia, 5; New Brunswick, 5, 1 vacant; Quebec, 37, 3 vacant; Ontario, 81, 7 vacant; Manitoba, 2; Saskatchewan, 3; Alberta, 3, 1 vacant; British Columbia, 8.

4. A knowledge of the English and French languages is not required in any province with the exception of Quebec. In this province seventeen are required to have knowledge of both English and French languages.

5. No. In order to give adequate service to breeders operating under the policy in

Questions

Manitoba it has not been found necessary to require a knowledge of both the English and the French language by the inspectors.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   RECORD OF PERFORMANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LANGUAGE QUALIFICATION
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INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES

FEES FOR MEDICAL

SC

Mr. Shaw:

Social Credit

1. Does the Department of National Health and Welfare (Indian health services) have a set schedule of fees payable to the medical profession across Canada for the care of Indians when such attendance is rendered on a fee for service basis?

2. Are all accounts submitted by members of the medical profession for service rendered to Indians, paid in accordance with this set schedule?

3. If not, under what circumstances is a different schedule applied?

Topic:   INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES
Subtopic:   FEES FOR MEDICAL
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October 31, 1949