December 10, 1951

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Average cost price per pound, crude basis, to Ontario manufacturers of margarine,

calendar year 1950:

(a) Coconut oil

17(b) Cottonseed oil

17(c) Soybean oil

16(d) Sunflower seed oil

17(e) Other vegetable oils

17(f) Marine and fish oils

10(g) Edible tallow oils . * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10(h) Other animal oils

1

1 Quantity used in 1950 negligible.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARGARINE
Sub-subtopic:   INGREDIENTS
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DEPARTMENTAL STORES, MAIL-ORDER HOUSES, ETC.

LIB

Mr. Beaudry:

Liberal

1. What was the number of films, not classified as departmental stores, operating three or more retail stores during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

2. What was the total number of stores operated by these firms for each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

3. What was the number of firms classified as departmental stores operating one or more stores during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

4. What was the total number of stores operated by these firms during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

5. What was the total volume of retail business done in Canada during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

6. What was the total volume of business done by firms operating three or more retail stores not classified as departmental stores, during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

7. What was the total volume of business done by these firms classified as departmental stores for each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

8. What was the number of mail-order houses, not classified as branches of departmental stores, operating in Canada during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

9. What was the number of mail-order houses classified as branches of departmental stores, operating in Canada during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

10. What was the total volume of business done by mail-order houses of all categories mentioned above during each of the years 1925, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1945, 1948 and 1951?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENTAL STORES, MAIL-ORDER HOUSES, ETC.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Information is available only for years in which the census of merchandising and

service establishments was taken. For these years the number of firms not classified as department stores operating three or more stores was:

1930, 957; 1941, 975.

Note: The dominion bureau of statistics classification used in the decennial censuses of merchandising and in the annual surveys separates -chain stores from independent stores at the four and over rather than at the three and over level. A chain store is defined as a group of four or more stores or other retail places of business under the same ownership and operation and carrying on the same or similar kinds of business. Many firms in Canada, however, operate two or three retail outlets, thus occupying an intermediate position between single independent stores and chains. These are classified for census purposes as two or three-store multiples. The above figures were obtained by adding the number of firms operating chain stores (four or more stores) and the number operating three-store multiples.

The number of firms, (excluding department stores) operating four or more retail outlets, as recorded in the census or in annual surveys was:

1925, not available; 1930, 518; 1935, 445; 1939, 446; 1941, 533; 1945, 429; 1948, 403; 1951, not available.

. 2. Information available only for years in which the census of merchandising and service estabiisnments was taken. For these years the number of stores operated by firms operating three or more retail stores was:

1930, 9,821; 1941, 9,338.

See note to answer No. 1.

The number of stores operated by firms (excluding department stores) operating four or more retail outlets was:

1925, not available; 1930, 8,504; 1935, 8,022; 1939, 7,595; 1941, 8,012; 1945, 6,705; 1948, 7,152; 1951, not available.

3. Information not available. For census purposes all department stores are classified as independents irrespective of the number of stores operated by any one firm.

4. Information available only for years in which the census of merchandising was taken. For these years the number of department stores was:

1930, 148; 1941, 504.

5. The total volume of retail business done in Canada was:

1925, not available; 1930, $2,755,570,000; 1935, $2,120,348,000; 1939, $2,597,752,000;

1941, $3,440,902,000; 1945, not available;1948, $7,276,400,000; 1950 (preliminary),

$9,087,714,000; 1951, not available.

6. Information is available only for years in which the census of merchandising was taken. For these years the total volume of business done by firms operating three or more retail stores not classified as department stores was:

1930, $549,275,000; 1941, $707,745,000.

See note to answer No. 1.

The volume of retail business done by chain stores (four or more stores) was:

1925, not available; 1930, $487,336,000;

1935, $364,129,000; 1939, $432,026,000; 1941, $642,636,000; 1945, $876,209,000; 1948,

$1,335,735,000; 1951, not available.

7. The total volume of business done by department stores was:

1925, not available; 1930, $355,259,000;

1935, $258,993,000; 1939, $291,161,000; 1941, $377,806,000; 1945, $516,141,000; 1948,

$803,092,000; 1950 (preliminary), $873,099,000; 1951, not available.

8. 9 and 10. Separate information on mailorder houses is not available. The figures shown in No. 7 include the business of mailorder houses or offices. Since the major portion of the mail-order business in Canada is transacted by a comparatively small number of the larger departmental firms it is necessary to combine the mail-order sales with department store business in order to avoid disclosing, at least within narrow limits, the operations of individual firms.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENTAL STORES, MAIL-ORDER HOUSES, ETC.
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NEWSREEL FILMS

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are the newsreel films produced by the national film board (a) sold to Canadian and foreign motion picture theatres and motion picture producers; (b) distributed free to Canadian and foreign picture theatres and motion picture producers?

2. If sold (a) what was the total revenue in 1950? (b) what was the total revenue for the first nine months of 1951; (c) to what firms or individuals were these newsreels sold; (d) what are the addresses of these firms or individuals?

3. If distributed free, what is the name and address of each individual or firm?

4. What was the total estimated cost of producing these newsreel shorts during (a) the year 1950; (b) the first nine months of 1951?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWSREEL FILMS
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. (a) News feature material about Canada produced by the national film board is sold for television use in the United States of America, (b) News feature material about Canada produced by the national film board is supplied free to motion picture producers in various countries. It is not supplied

Questions

directly to Canadian or foreign motion picture theatres. The producers distribute the newsreels to the theatres. Newsreels for use in Canada are produced either in New York (five producing companies with Canadian editions) or in London (one producing company with a Canadian edition). Canadian material for these editions is obtained from commercial sources as well as from the board.

2. (a) $1111.50; (b) $712.50; (c) and (d) National Broadcasting Company, New York City, U.S.A.; Television Productions Inc., New York City, U.S.A.

3. The following companies last year used NFB news feature material for inclusion in Canadian editions of newsreels:

Paramount News, 544 W. 43rd street, New York City,

Fox Movietone News, 460 W. 54th street, New York City,

Warner Pathe News, 625 Madison avenue, New York City,

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (News of the Day), 450 W. 56th street, New York City, Universal International News, 105 E. 106th street, New York City,

Gaumont-British, 142-150 Wardour street, London.

The following companies last year used NFB news feature material in newsreels distributed in the United States of America, Alaska, Hawaii, Cuba and the Philippines: Paramount News,

Fox Movietone News,

Warner Pathe News,

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (News of the Day), Universal International News.

The following companies last year used NFB news feature material in newsreels distributed in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexica, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama:

Paramount News,

Fox Movietone News,

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (News of the Day), Universal International News.

Fox Movietone distributed NFB news feature material last year in Portugal, Portuguese East Africa and West Africa.

Gaumont-British releases three individual newsreels; Gaumont News, Universal News and JARO news, all of which contained NFB material last year. Gaumont and Universal News are distributed throughout the British isles and the following countries: France,

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South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Holland, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Egypt, Turkey, Spain and, in some cases, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The JARO edition is the one distributed throughout Canada.

The following companies last year used NFB material in newsreels distributed throughout Europe: British Paramount News, London; Fox Movietone News; Warner Pathe News.

British Paramount also distributed NFB material last year in Stockholm, Belgium, Cairo, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, British West Indies, South Africa and India.

NFB also has special distribution arrangements in Italy through INCOM of Rome which controls newsreel distribution for Italy, and with Belgavox, which is the newsreel authority for Belgium.

4. (a) 1950-$53,004.35; (b) 9 months, 1951 -$57,519.58.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWSREEL FILMS
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GOVERNMENT PRINTING

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Is any of the printing for which payment has not been made by various departments of government to the king's printer, printing which the department refused to accept, or refused to pay for?

2. If so, what is the amount so involved, by departments, and what is the reason for such refusal, by departments?

3. What proportion of the printing done by the government printing bureau for any recent period for which figures are available, is letterpress printing, and what proportion is offset printing?

4. How much of the money owing to the king's printer as at November 22, 1951, is for (a) letterpress printing; (b) offset printing, by departments?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PRINTING
Sub-subtopic:   AMOUNTS OWING TO KING'S PRINTER
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LIB

Mr. Bradley: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3 and 4. The department of public printing and stationery maintains no record of the printing methods used in the production of any specific printing job. In many cases both letterpress and offset processes enter into the production of one job.

The compilation of the figures are possible, but it would involve an examination of individual time sheets in respect to every single job produced in the department. The number of jobs completed and charged to departments of the public service during the fiscal year 1950-51 was 21,608. Additional staff would have to be provided for the compilation of such a report.

(Mr. Winters.]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PRINTING
Sub-subtopic:   AMOUNTS OWING TO KING'S PRINTER
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY ASSISTANCE


. FROM QUEBEC


LIB

Howard Waldemar Winkler

Liberal

Mr. Winkler:

Has the province of Quebec made any offers to assist in the development of the St. Lawrence seaway?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY ASSISTANCE
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L L

William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The province of Quebec submitted to the 1947 board of engineers on the Lachine section of the St. Lawrence waterway several plans for the joint development of power and navigation on the Lachine section.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY ASSISTANCE
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NEWFOUNDLAND

BAIT DEPOTS

PC

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

Progressive Conservative

1. Were any bait depots or cold storage plants for use in the fisheries industry constructed in Newfoundland in 1951?

2. If so, in what locations, and what is the cost in each case?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   BAIT DEPOTS
Sub-subtopic:   COLD STORAGE PLANTS
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LIB

Mr. MacNaughi: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Construction of one bait depot undertaken at Port aux Choix. Will be completed in 1952 at total estimated cost of $25,000.

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   BAIT DEPOTS
Sub-subtopic:   COLD STORAGE PLANTS
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NATIONAL INCOME

LIB

Joseph Miville Dechene

Liberal

Mr. Dechene:

What was the national income in each of the years (a) 1931 to 1935 inclusive; (b) 1945 to 1950 inclusive?

Topic:   NATIONAL INCOME
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December 10, 1951