March 27, 1950

LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No formal agreement.

3. (a) $10,636,198; (b) $3,015,930; (c) $634,647.

4. (a) One-third of the cost or $5 million, whichever is the lesser; (b) balance of cost; (c) nil.

5. The estimate of the board of engineers is $68,000. Payable by the Canadian National Railways.

6. (a) July, 1950; (b) main piers in spring of 1951; (c) late 1953 or early 1954.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STRAIT OF CANSO BRIDGE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many Canadian National Railways employees retired in each of the years 1948 and 1949 with retirement pensions of (a) $25 per month; (b) between $25 and $30 per month?

2. How many officials with salaries over $5,000 per year retired or resigned in each of the said years?

3. Did any of the said officials receive a bonus, retirement payment or any allowance whatsoever additional to or along with the regular retirement pension? If so, to whom, and what was the amount paid in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   PENSIONS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. (a) 1948, 311; 1949, 355.

(b) 1948, 53; 1949, 87.

2. 1948, 28; 1949, 35.

3. The management of the Canadian National Railways has always taken the position that it would not be in the interest of the company or its personnel to make public information pertaining to the salary arrangements or remuneration paid to officers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   PENSIONS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

How many (a) married men; (b) married women; (c) single men; (d) single women, were paid unemployment insurance benefits in each of the months July, 1949, to February, 1950, both inclusive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
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LIB

Paul-Émile Côté (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Cote (Verdun-La Salle):

The total number of persons who were paid unemployment insurance benefits in each of the months July, 1949, to February, 1950, is estimated as follows:

Number of persons, July, 1949, 65,957; August, 1949, 62,705; September, 1949, 65,443; October, 1949, 71,838; November, 1949, 104,320; December, 1949, 125,225; January, 1950, 218,963; February, 1950, 232,359.

The break-down requested is not available. However, of those who established benefit years in the period and who would be drawing benefit in the period, the percentage in each category is as follows:

Males with dependents, 38-2; males without dependents, 35-4; females with dependents, 1-4; females without dependents, 25.

BUTTER AND OLEOMARGARINE Mr. Fair:

How many pounds of butter were produced in Canada in the calendar year 1949?

2. During the same period, how many pounds of margarine were manufactured?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 333,773,000.

2. 73,958,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE

TAXATION

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost of advertising done by the taxation branch of the Department of National Revenue in 1949 in (a) street cars; (b) buses; (c) daily newspapers; (d) weekly newspapers; (e) other mediums of advertising than radio?

2. What is the estimated total cost of the same form of advertising for 1950?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAXATION
Sub-subtopic:   ADVERTISING
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

1 and 2.

1949 1950

f(a) and (b) street cars

and buses $ 15,746.63 $20,000

f(c) and (d) daily and weekly newspapers ... 11,985.05 3,000

(e) Other mediums than

radio Nil Nil

Total $27,731.68 $23,000

fNo separate statistics are available.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO______

CONSUMERS' EXPENDITURES Mr. Diefenbaker:

What was the total amount of consumers' expenditures in Canada for (a) alcoholic beverages of all kinds; (b) tobacco; (c) cigars; (d) cigarettes, in each of the years 1948 and 1949?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAXATION
Sub-subtopic:   ADVERTISING
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraifh:

Information not available.

These statistics are not compiled in such a manner as to provide the information requested.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAXATION
Sub-subtopic:   ADVERTISING
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

OFFICERS WITH


SALARIES OVER $10,000 Mr. Hodgson: 1. What is the salary of president of the Canadian National Railways? 2. What are the salaries of the vice-presidents and who are they? 3. How many other officials of the railway receive over $10,000 per year? 4. Who are they, what are their positions, and how much does each receive? Questions


LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. $45,000 per annum.

2, 3 and 4. The management of the Canadian National Railways has always taken the position that it would not be in the interest of the company or its personnel to make public information pertaining to the salary arrangements or remuneration paid to officers.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   OFFICERS WITH
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IMPORTS OF BUILDING STONE

LIB

Mr. Sinnoii:

Liberal

1. How much building stone was imported from the United States in 1949?

2. What was the value of this stone?

Topic:   IMPORTS OF BUILDING STONE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

1 and 2.

Imports from the United States, year 1949 Item Cwt. Value

Granite, rough [DOT]L 1 $ 53,325Granite, sawn t 41,136Marble, rough t 24,880Marble, sawn f 30,259Marble, ornamental, for churches 778Building stone, other than granite or marble 301,702 213,475tQuantity not recorded in trade statistics.

Topic:   IMPORTS OF BUILDING STONE
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March 27, 1950