March 12, 1951

STRAIT OF CANSO BRIDGE


(a) employees who entered the service before December 31, 1934, who had less than ten years allowable service at that date and who have at least fifteen years allowable service at age sixty-five. (b) employees who entered the service after December 31, 1934, at not over age forty-five and who at age sixty-five have at least twenty years allowable service.


NATIONAL DEFENCE

CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

What was the dollar value of defence contracts placed In (a) British Columbia; (b) Alberta; (c) Saskatchewan; (d) Manitoba; (e) Ontario; (f) Quebec; (g) New Brunswick; (h) Nova Scotia; (i) Prince Edward Island; (j) Newfoundland, during the tenth and eleventh months of the current fiscal year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS BY PROVINCES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraith:

Mr. Speaker, a question very similar in form to this one was asked earlier this session, and the answer is to be found at page 452 of Hansard. It is not possible to get an accurate answer, by reason of the fact that in many cases orders for defence contracts are placed in one province and the address used by the firm contracting is in another. There are many examples of that sort of thing; I can give examples if the house wants them.

Another reason why it is not possible to get the information in accurate form is that it does not take any account of subcontracts. However full information is available about every contract over $5,000, and each two weeks a press release is issued giving a full list of such contracts. I suggest that that information is more useful and more accurate; it is readily available. Any answer that would be made to the question in its present form would be comparatively meaningless. I have arranged with the hon. member asking the question to have the copies of the public press releases sent to him. For that reason I ask that the question be dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS BY PROVINCES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS BY PROVINCES
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NEW BUILDING FOR PRINTING BUREAU

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been the total cost to date of the government printing bureau, Hull, Quebec?

2. What is the estimated total cost?

3. When will it be completed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING FOR PRINTING BUREAU
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. $857,212.16.

2. Estimates are being prepared.

3. During the year 1953.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING FOR PRINTING BUREAU
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LIB

Mr. Carroll:

Liberal

1. Have negotiations been carried on between the federal government and the Nova Scotia provincial government for the construction of a bridge or causeway across Canso strait?

2. If so, what is the present status of the project?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING FOR PRINTING BUREAU
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L L

Mr. Benidickson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

1. Yes.

2. Board of engineers has been reconvened.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING FOR PRINTING BUREAU
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NAVAL SERVICE

USE OF NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. Smith (Queens-Shelburne):

Liberal

1. Since 1949, how many of each class of naval ships have been referred to the Canadian maritime commission for yard allocation in connection with (a) refits; (b) recommissioning; (c) new construction?

2. In connection with such allocations, what yards in Nova Scotia have been considered, and for what class of ships?

3. What yards are now engaged in such work?

Topic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   USE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPYARDS
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Mr. Benidickson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

1. (a) 6 destroyers, 3 frigates, 1 aircraft carrier, 1 Algerine minesweeper, 1 auxiliary vessel, 1 auxiliary tanker, 1 cruiser.

(b) None.

1949 1950 Total

(c) Anti-submarine escort

vessels

3 4 7Influence type minesweepers

4 10 14Gate vessels

1 4 5Arctic patrol vessel... 1-12. Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, N.S.; Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S.; Pictou Foundry and Machine Co., Ltd., Pictou, N.S.; Thompson Bros. Machinery Co., Ltd., Liverpool, N.S. All classes listed above.3. Refits-Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, B.C.; Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, N.S.; Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S.; Saint John Drydock Co. Ltd., Saint John, N.B.

New Construction-Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, B.C.; Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.C.; Burrard Drydock Co., Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C.; Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Port Arthur, Ont.; Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd., Kingston, Ont.; Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Que.; Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Que.; Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Ltd., Lauzon, Que.; Geo. T. Davie & Son Ltd., Lauzon, Que.; Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax, N.S.; Pictou Foundry and Machine Co., Ltd., Pictou, N.S.; Saint John Drydock Co., Ltd., Saint John, N.B.

Questions

Topic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   USE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPYARDS
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SHIPBUILDING

HALIFAX SHIPYARDS LIMITED

LIB

Mr. Balcom:

Liberal

1. Have any ships been ordered for construction by Halifax Shipyards Limited?

2. If so (a) what type of ships; (b) on what dates were orders placed; (c) what period of time will be required for construction?

3. Will steel be available?

4. Has work been started on these ships?

5. If not, when will construction begin?

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   HALIFAX SHIPYARDS LIMITED
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) Anti-submarine escort vessels; (b) May, 1950, and November, 1950; (c) not known.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. Answered by No. 4.

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   HALIFAX SHIPYARDS LIMITED
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DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCE AND NATIONAL DEFENCE

March 12, 1951