October 29, 1951

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

In answer to part 1 of this question, as of September 30, 1951, there were 1,298 employees of the department appointed under the provisions of the Civil Service Act, and in addition 194 employees appointed on the authority of the treasury board.

With respect to parts 2 and 3 of the question, I am not quite clear as to what information the hon. member is seeking. All employees can speak some English, but of the total number of employees, some 1,224 have the English language as their mother tongue.

With respect to part 3, which reads: '"How many are French-Canadians?", I am not clear if this question refers to racial origin, or to language qualifications. If it refers to racial origin of employees, the records do not indicate the racial origin of the employees, and it would be necessary to check with each individual employee to get the information. If the question has reference to language qualifications, there are 265 employees of the department whose mother tongue is French.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   EMPLOYEES
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ALLOWANCES AND ASSISTANCE PAID TO WAR VETERANS

LIB

Mr. Goode:

Liberal

1. What is the total of recipients under war veterans allowance?

2. What is the total amount paid under war veterans allowance for the years 1949, 1950 and 1951, to date?

3. By provinces, what is the number of recipients of war veterans allowance?

4. By provinces, what total amount was paid in 1949, 1950 and 1951, to date?

Questions

5. What is the total amount paid under war veterans allowance assistance fund, 1950 and 1951, to date?

6. By provinces, how many recipients are under the assistance fund at this time?

Topic:   ALLOWANCES AND ASSISTANCE PAID TO WAR VETERANS
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mutch:

Return at September 30, 1951:

1. 40,020.

2. Fiscal year ending March 31,

1949

1950

1951

From April 1, 1951 to September 30, 1951

At Sept. 30, Fiscal year ending March 31,

1951 1949 1950 1951

Newfoundland 559 $ Nil $ 180,163.76 $ 298,003.32

Prince Edward Island 481 236,894.75 240,218.00 275,079 98Nova Scotia

2,345 1,085,767.59 1,161,055.37 1,329,553.26

New Brunswick

1,691 789,649.16 840,764.23 962,779.94Quebec

4,115 2,072,829.05 2,081,892.38 2,338,179.86Ontario

13,558 6,712,016.86 6,766,150.25 7,862,702 88Manitoba

3,422 1,737,228.15 1,741,583.05 1,971,406.55Saskatchewan

1,940 1,026,543.91 980,891.60 1,031,549 94Alberta

2,737 1,421,368.49 1,421,291.92 1,581,709.91British Columbia ... 9,172 4,658,931.23 4,604,185.08 5,272,366 31

April 1,1951 to Sept. 30, 1951 $ 169,906.03 145,633.74 716,032.55 509,718.09 1,250,022.94 4,114,153.15 1,043,708.47 582,534.96 825,257.86 2,779,176.76

5. Fiscal year ending March 31 1950

Fiscal year ending March 31, 1951

From April 1, 1951 to September 30, 1951

6. Figures include individuals who received assistance from the assistance fund (W.V.A.) during the period from April 1, 1951 to September 30, 1951, by means of either a monthly payment or a single lump sum

payment:

Newfoundland 41

Prince Edward Island 57

Nova Scotia 353

New Brunswick 343

Quebec 1,108

Ontario 1,953

Manitoba 769

Saskatchewan 300

Alberta 469

British Columbia 2,198

Topic:   ALLOWANCES AND ASSISTANCE PAID TO WAR VETERANS
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WELFARE AND ENTERTAINMENT

SERVICES FOR TROOPS

PC

Mr. Dinsdale:

Progressive Conservative

1. What welfare and entertainment services have been provided for the Canadian troops serving in Korea?

2. Has the Department of National Defence received any complaints as to the adequacy of such services? If so, what has been the nature thereof?

3. Are any additional welfare services to be set up? If so, what are the particulars thereof?

Topic:   WELFARE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Subtopic:   SERVICES FOR TROOPS
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxlon:

Since a number of other hon. members have asked questions on this same point, in answering it I might do so orally, and deal with some of the other questions that have been put, including particularly one by the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefen-baker), of which he just gave me notice.

In Korea the poverty stricken character of the country, worsened by the ravages of war, makes invalid any comparison with the conditions that existed in western Europe during the first or second world wars. It is very seldom that troops are located where any type of accommodation is available. They move from one place to another very frequently. To set up recreational centres as we had them in Europe is quite impossible. I am informed that the American, British, Canadian and other forces have not got in Korea any outside agencies to perform welfare services and provide recreational facilities as was done by such agencies as the Salvation Army in Europe. In Korea these services are taken care

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of for each country by service personnel. In the case of Canada, in addition to regimental officers and personnel responsible for these activities, there are 13 chaplains and 6 welfare officers with substaffs of N.C.O.'s and men-in proportion to the men engaged, as many as were in the agencies in western Europe. When conditions permit, recreational centres under canvas are set up. The officer responsible for welfare in each unit operates a canteen wagon which carries supplies such as cigarettes, chocolate bars, cakes, books, etc. He also has a radio which broadcasts news and recorded Canadian programs.

Everyone knows that conditions are far from desirable. That is why we plan if the military situation permits to carry out the policy of having men return home after they have served a year abroad, whereas they were sometimes away in western Europe for four or five years. We hope that all our commitments there will be ended as soon as possible.

Coming to the specific question asked by the hon. member on the order paper, may I say that the answers are as follows:

1. Included in the welfare and entertainment which have been provided are the following:

(a) sports equipment for field games and organized sports, such as baseball, volleyball, basketball, etc.;

(b) current motion pictures of Canadian, United States and British origin are shown six days a week to the troops, when not committed in action. In addition, films of special interest, such as the Grey Cup football final and the Canadian open golf tournament have been sent to Korea;

(c) tape recordings of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs of special interest are re-broadcast over the armed forces radio service;

(d) reading material provided by the Canadian Legion is distributed monthly on the basis of 30 books, 15 digests, 40 different current popular magazines for each 100 men. Large numbers of Maclean's magazines and Montreal Standard are supplied free by publishers;

(e) twenty free cigarettes per man is included in the daily ration and this is supplemented by gifts of cigarettes from organizations and private individuals. In addition, friends, relatives and civilian organizations are sending gifts of cigarettes, tax and duty free, to individual soldiers;

(f) Army welfare officers distribute regularly gifts from Canadian organizations and private individuals;

(g) a thousand words of spot news are provided by the Canadian Press and cabled daily for the forces' edition of Japan News, one copy of which is provided for each five men. This is provided as a national service at a nominal compilation charge. The Canadian Press also sends feature copy three times a week by Canadian Pacific Air Lines. The Canadian brigade publishes a tri-weekly mimeographed troop sheet giving local news. The first commonwealth division publishes a daily mimeographed newspaper, Crown News, which includes Canadian news, provided by the Canadian Press. The Canadian Press news is broadcast daily over stations of the armed services radio service;

(h) the Canadian forces also have the use of recreational facilities provided for the United States and for other commonwealth forces, including the commonwealth leave centre at Tokyo.

2. When the brigade first arrived in Korea, there were complaints regarding a lack of reading and writing material as this had not yet arrived. Remedial action was taken immediately and there have been no further complaints of any kind.

3. While it is not anticipated that it will be possible to make specific developments in the near future or indeed until the situation on the front and the type of warfare change, matters of welfare are subject to continuous consideration and additional services and facilities will be provided when this is possible.

I might add a further word.

As evidence that the soldiers understand the situation I mention the exceptionally high morale of the Canadian brigade.

The reports furnished to me by numerous Canadian officers whose official business and experience is to know about these things is that they have never seen a force with better morale.

Bill Boss, Canadian Press correspondent who has been in Korea over almost a year, said: "The troops' morale was outstanding".

"The Patricia's had an esprit de corps so real you could touch it." "The Patricia's are the finest thing the Canadian army has ever created".

A Canadian Press dispatch Saturday reports Archbishop Roy as saying:

The archbishop pronounced the troops fit in all departments-training, equipment and morale-and termed Brigadier John Rockingham's 25th brigade equal to anything the Canadian army had produced anytime, anywhere.

The Presidential citation is not won by a unit with poor morale. Actions speak louder than words and the best comment is the record of the brigade itself.

The chief of general staff received just this morning a letter from the officer commanding the first commonwealth division, Major General A. J. H. Cassels, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., in which he said:

I have nothing but praise for alJ units of your brigade group and I am not just saying this to please you. They are magnificent and are always ready for anything.

Topic:   WELFARE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Subtopic:   SERVICES FOR TROOPS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Answered.

Topic:   WELFARE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Subtopic:   SERVICES FOR TROOPS
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RECONSTRUCTION OP DAM AT SOURIS, MAN.

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

When will work begin on the reconstruction of the dam at Souris, Manitoba?

Topic:   RECONSTRUCTION OP DAM AT SOURIS, MAN.
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. McCubbin:

As soon as conditions permit in 1952.

Questions

Topic:   RECONSTRUCTION OP DAM AT SOURIS, MAN.
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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

ADMINISTRATION

LIB

Mr. Kickham:

Liberal

1. What are the locations of the offices of (a) the Department of Veterans Affairs; (b) those administering the Veterans Disability Pensions Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and the Veterans Land Act, in the province of Prince Edward Island?

2. What are the names of those employed in each of the above offices, their positions and respective salaries?

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mutch:

Return at October 24, 1951:

1. (a) 184 Richmond St., Charlottetown, P.E.I.

(b) Veterans Disability Pensions Act (Canadian pension commission) and War Veterans Allowance Act: 184 Richmond St., Charlottetown, P. E. I.

Veterans Land Act: Riley Building, 103 Queen St., Charlottetown, P. E. I.

2. Name Classification

Veterans Affairs

*Conrad, F. B Administrative Officer, Gr. 4

Johnston, K. M Veterans Welfare Officer, Gr. 2 DVA . ..

Stewart, Miss M. B Stenographer, Gr. 3

Murray, K. E Telephone Operator, Gr. 2

Mahar, R. J Clerk, Gr. 4

McCarville, J. F Clerk, Gr. 3

MacDonald, P. J. A Messenger

Donovan, C. T Clerk, Gr. 2A

MacMahon, Miss N. E. P... Stenographer, Gr. 1

Grant, Miss J. E Typist, Gr. 2B

Wonnacott, B. S Clerk, Gr. 4

Rogers, A. W Veterans Welfare Officer, Gr. 1 DVA . ..

Bell, D. N Asst. Veterans Welfare Officer, DVA ...

Jenkins, W. L Head Clerk

Robison, J. T Principal Clerk

Moore, Miss A. L. B Stenographer, Gr. 2A

Strang, Miss C. A Stenographer, Gr. 1

Shanahan, F. J Investigator, DVA, Gr. 2

Machin, S Investigator, DVA, Gr. 2

Herrell, Miss K. G Stenographer, Gr. 1

Kennedy, Dr. R. H Medical Officer, Gr. 5 !!!.!!

Kitson, W. W Cleaner and Helper

Morris, J. R Clerk, Gr. 4 ' ''Harper, I. J Clerk, Gr. 3 ' 'Lowther, N. W Pensions Advocate, VA, Gr. 3 part timeCoady, Miss J. E Stenographer, part time

Canadian Pension Commission

MacNeill, Dr. R. D Medical Officer, Gr. 5

Walker, C. E Clerk, Gr. 4 | ''

Kays, Miss F. H Stenographer, Gr. 2B

Annual

Salary

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES
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$ 4,956 4,272 2,496 1.884 2,772 2.568 1.884 1.884 1,668 2,292 2.904 4.080 3,576 4.080 3,444 2,088 1,668 2.568 2.568 1,668 5,208 2,160 2.904 2.568 2,700 5,820 2,772 2,292 HOUSE OF COMMONS


Questions War Veterans Allowance Act Other than the chairman and members of the war veterans allowance board, the staff is provided by the department. Functions under the War Veterans Allowance Act, 1946, are decentralized to district offices of the Name department. The persons whose names are preceded by an asterisk in the list under "veterans affairs" are, among their other duties, specifically detailed to deal with the processing and adjudication of cases under the said act. Annual Salary Classification Veterans Land Act Campbell, E. W Settlement Officer, Gr. 4 Kennedy, F. G Settlement Officer, Gr. 2 Henry, W. A Clerk, Gr. 4 Lacey, J. G Clerk, Gr. 3 MacKinnon, Mrs. S. A Stenographer, Gr. 2B Campbell, Miss A. B Stenographer, Gr. 1 Shaw, Miss L. M Typist, Gr. 1 MacDonald, V. L Supervisor, Construction, Gr. 2 Campbell, N. D Settlement Officer, Gr. 2 Haywood, W. E Settlement Officer, Gr. 2 Martin, R. M Settlement Officer, Gr. 2 Dixon, W. H Settlement Officer, Gr. 2 Martin, A. W Settlement Officer, Gr. 2



ARCTIC SHIP "c. n. HOWE"-QUESTION AS TO LOAN TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT


CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Has the government lent the Canadian arctic ship, the C. D. Howe, to the Australian government for antarctic exploration?

2. If so (a) what is the date of her departure; (b) what is the date of her return; (c) is she manned by her Canadian officers and crew; (d) what are the terms of any agreement regarding the use of the ship and payment of the crew?

Topic:   $ 4,956 4,272 2,496 1.884 2,772 2.568 1.884 1.884 1,668 2,292 2.904 4.080 3,576 4.080 3,444 2,088 1,668 2.568 2.568 1,668 5,208 2,160 2.904 2.568 2,700 5,820 2,772 2,292 HOUSE OF COMMONS
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October 29, 1951