March 12, 1952

PC

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. How many immigrants who came to Canada during the past two years have been hospitalized because of tuberculosis, in the following groups (a) immigrants from commonwealth countries; (b) displaced persons; (c) all others?

2. How many in each of these groups were discovered to have the disease within six months of coming to Canada?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION'
Subtopic:   HOSPITALIZATION BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS
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LIB

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce): (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. Cases reported to Department of Citizenship and Immigration: (a) 4; Ob) 2; (c) 8; total 14.

2. (a) 3; (b) 1; (c) 4; total 8.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION'
Subtopic:   HOSPITALIZATION BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS
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R.C.A.F. TRANSPORT ON SPECIAL FLIGHT FROM TORBAY TO GANDER, NFLD.

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was a Royal Canadian Air Force Canso aircraft dispatched from Torbay airport, Newfoundland, to Gander airport, on the night of November 22, 1951?

2. If so, was a request made for the dispatch of the said aircraft, and by whom?

3. If the request was acceded to, who made the decision?

4. Did the said aircraft carry a German national employed by the Department of Economic Development of Newfoundland, named Broun-Wogan?

5. What explanation was given for the necessity of such flight, and who supplied the information?

6. What was the cost of the said flight, and who was to pay for it?

7. Was a bill sent to any person or body for the amount due?

8. If so (a) when; (b) was it paid; (c) when was it paid, and by whom?

Topic:   R.C.A.F. TRANSPORT ON SPECIAL FLIGHT FROM TORBAY TO GANDER, NFLD.
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LIB

Mr. Campney: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes. By the premier of Newfoundland.

3. The Acting Minister of National Defence (Mr. Lapointe).

4. Yes.

5. The Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) on December 29, 1951, quoting from a note from the Acting Minister of National Defence (Mr. Lapointe) said:

After reviewing the circumstances of the request and taking into consideration the assurances of the premier of Newfoundland that no civilian transport could be obtained, that this flight was urgent and that the flight involved transportation of a government official-not a politician-I felt that it might not be fair to throw upon a subordinate air force officer the responsibility for making what was essentially a ministerial decision, and I authorized the flight to be made on the basis of reimbursement in the usual manner of our out-of-pocket expenses.

6. $233.85 to be paid by the Newfoundland government.

7. Yes, to the provincial treasurer, province of Newfoundland.

8. (a) January 9, 1952; (b) Up to March 7, 1952 payment has not been received by the R.C.A.F.; (c) Not applicable.

Topic:   R.C.A.F. TRANSPORT ON SPECIAL FLIGHT FROM TORBAY TO GANDER, NFLD.
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PETROLEUM OR NATURAL GAS RIGHTS

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN RESERVES

CCF

Mr. Wright:

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

1. Have agreements been entered into by the government providing for expropriation or leasing of the petroleum or natural gas rights of Indian reserves located in the province of Saskatchewan?

2. If so, were tenders or bids called for in all cases prior to entering into agreements?

3. Were the highest tenders or bids accepted in all cases?

4. What are the names of the companies holding such agreements, and the location of the lands held under agreement or lease?

Topic:   PETROLEUM OR NATURAL GAS RIGHTS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN RESERVES
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LIB

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce): (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. Agreements have been entered into providing for the leasing of petroleum and natural gas rights in some of the Indian reserves located in the province of Saskatchewan.

2. No, but that is the present practice.

3. Yes.

4.

Names of companies-Location of lands- Permits

The California Standard Company, Kah-kewistahaw Indian reserve, 2; The California Standard Company, Standing Buffalo Indian reserve, 1; The California Standard Company, Ochapowace Indian reserve, 4; The California Standard Company, Piapot Indian reserve, 1; The California Standard Company, Piapot

surrendered portion (leases), 7; The California Standard Company, Sakimay Indian reserve, 3; The California Standard Company, Assini-boine Indian reserve, 5; Ajax Petroleums, Ltd., White Bear Indian reserve, 4; Canadian Superior Oil of California, Ltd., Ahtahkah-koop Indian reserve, 5; Canadian Superior Oil of California, Ltd., Kenematayo Indian reserve, 3; Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co. Ltd., Fort a la Corne and Cumberland Indian reserves, 5; Imperial Oil Limited, Okemasis and Beardy Indian reserves, 3; Imperial Oil Limited, One Arrow Indian reserve, 1; Imperial Oil Limited, Cowessess Indian reserve, 4; Socony-Vacuum Exploration Co., Little Black Bear Indian reserve, 2; Socony-Vacuum Exploration Co., Okanase Indian reserve, 2; Socony-Vacuum Exploration Co., Peepeekeesis Indian reserve, 3; Socony-Vacuum Exploration Co., Star Blanket Indian reserve, 2; Petroleum Engineering Co. Ltd., Piapot Indian reserve, 2.

Topic:   PETROLEUM OR NATURAL GAS RIGHTS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN RESERVES
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NEWFOUNDLAND FUNDS ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

Is there any money of the government of Newfoundland on deposit with the federal government which can be used by the Newfoundland government for development purposes?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND FUNDS ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Paragraph 2 of article 24 of the terms of union of Newfoundland with Canada reads as follows:

(2) Newfoundland will retain its financial surplus subject to the following conditions:

(a) one-third of the surplus shall be set aside during the first eight years from the date of union, on deposit with the government of Canada, to be withdrawn by the government of the province of Newfoundland only for expenditures on current account to facilitate the maintenance and improvement of Newfoundland public services, and any portion of this one-third of the surplus remaining unspent at the end of the eight-year period shall become available to the province of Newfoundland without the foregoing restriction;

(b) the remaining two-thirds of the surplus shall be available to the government of the province of Newfoundland for the development of resources and for the establishment or extension of public services within the province of Newfoundland; and

(c) no part of the surplus shall be used to subsidize the production or sale of products of the province of Newfoundland' in unfair competition with similar products of other provinces of Canada, but nothing in this paragraph shall preclude the province of Newfoundland from assisting industry by developmental loans on reasonable conditions or by ordinary provincial administrative services.

In holding balances of the government of Newfoundland under this paragraph the government of Canada is acting in the relationship of banker to customer. Accordingly, it is not considered that the present balance should be made public by the government of Canada.

Questions

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND FUNDS ON DEPOSIT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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T.C.A. FLIGHTS FROM MONTREAL TO TORBAY, NFLD.

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have arrangements been made by T.C.A. to institute a direct flight from Montreal to Torbay, Newfoundland?

2. If so, how many flights per week will be made, and when will the service commence?

Topic:   T.C.A. FLIGHTS FROM MONTREAL TO TORBAY, NFLD.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

T.C.A. plans to inaugurate on April 27, 1952, a daily service with North Star equipment between Montreal and St. John's (Torbay), Newfoundland, with intermediate stops at Moncton and Sydney, in addition to two daily DC-3 flights between Montreal and all Newfoundland points.

Topic:   T.C.A. FLIGHTS FROM MONTREAL TO TORBAY, NFLD.
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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS

PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lennard:

Has the government received at any time since January 1, 1950, any representations relative to, or complaints of, damage resulting from rising water levels along the great lakes?

Topic:   GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS
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LIB

ST. JOHN'S, NFLD., PUBLIC BUILDING

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

What is the present position with respect to the erection or purchase of a federal public building or buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland?

Topic:   ST. JOHN'S, NFLD., PUBLIC BUILDING
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March 12, 1952