1. Payments made to the Ontario provincial government by the federal government as Canada's share of the cost of construction of the trans-Canada highway in Ontario as at April 26, 1952, amount to $7,772,835.41.
2. Before money can be paid by the federal government to a provincial government for the construction of the trans-Canada highway, there must be a signed agreement between the two governments under the terms of the Trans-Canada Highway Act, chapter 40, of the Statutes of Canada, 1949, and the terms of the agreement must have been carried out, with respect to the work for which payment is claimed.
1. Wing plows, rotary plows, spreaders and dangers.
No. 2 Maritime Express No. 4 Ocean Limited . .
No. 60 Scotian
No. 6 from Sydney .. . . No. 8 from Sydney . . . . No. 10 from Sydney . . . No. 88 from Yarmouth
2. Ca) 20 wing plows, 3 rotary plows, 6 spreaders and 9 dangers (maximum number available during the period in question).
(b) February 13:16 wing plows, 3 rotary plows, 4 spreaders and 9 dangers; February 18:19 wing plows, 3 rotary plows, 6 spreaders and 9 dangers; February 22:20 wing plows, 3 rotary plows, 6 spreaders and 9 dangers.
3. Wing plows, rotary plow, spreaders and dangers.
4. (a) 11 wing plows and 7 dangers; (b) same as (a) on each of dates.
5. (a) (i) January 23, $88,925. (ii) February 13, $91,592. (iii) February 18, $210,511.
(b) (i) January 23, $6,351. (ii) February 13, $11,406. (iii) February 18, $127,267.
Jan. 23 Feb. 13 Feb. 183' 10" late 2' 25" late 1' 25" late8' 55" late 4' 20" late 5' 15" late9' 25" late 4' 55" late 9' 25" lateOn time On time On time10" late 10" late On timeOn time 15" late On timeOn time On time 55" late
Topic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic: SNOW REMOVAL
Mr. E. A. McCusker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to table a supplementary answer to a question of the hon. member for Battle River (Mr. Fair) which was drst answered on March 12, 1952, as found at page 352 of Hansard. The question is as follows:
1. Did the various provincial governments undertake a survey to find out, among other things, the number of physically incapacitated persons in Canada?
2. If so, has the survey been completed?
3. What are the particulars disclosed regarding the number, age, and financial standing of those disabled persons?
4. Will a pension scheme be introduced at the present session to relieve the distress of those persons?
The answer is as follows:
1, 2 and 3. See reply tabled on March 12, 1952, Hansard, page 352.
4. The experience of foreign countries suggests that disability pensions should be closely associated with rehabilitation services which are designed to restore the disabled person to productive employment. Without remedial health, vocational guidance and training services, the cost of disability pensions may run unnecessarily high, without achieving this goal. On February 20, 21, and 22 the national advisory committee on rehabilitation of disabled persons set up as a result of last year's conference
in Toronto, held its first meeting. It will review all aspects of the needs of disabled persons, and make recommendations from time to time.
Our new old age assistance and old age security programs will between them provide pensions for an estimated 45,000 totally and permanently handicapped persons. Allowances for blind persons will provide financial aid for approximately 8,500 more this year. Approximately 160,000 disabled veterans are receiving pensions and an additional number are being looked after under war veterans allowances.
Through the national health grants program substantial assistance is available to the disabled as follows:
(a) The government has provided for a sum of more than $4 million for a tuberculosis control grant part of which is available for "the provision of free treatment including rehabilitation".
(b) There is provision for a crippled children's grant of over $500,000 "to assist the provinces in an intensive program for the prevention and correction of crippling conditions in children, rehabilitation and training".
(c) Under the general public health grant very substantial sums are available to extend diagnostic and treatment services for those afflicted by arthritis and rheumatism or polio.
(d) The government has provided for a sum of more than $5 million, part of which is available for the rehabilitation of backward children and of mentally ill patients, under the mental health grant.
The provinces, under well-established workmen's compensation plans, provide pensions for the victims of industrial accidents. Approximately one-third of the cases in receipt of mothers' allowances are the result of disabilities which impair earnings. Some provinces offer special allowances for persons
Orders for Returns
suffering from tuberculosis, and Newfoundland and Ontario have in recent years provided incapacitation allowances.
The province of Ontario has at its 1952 session just passed legislation providing for disability pensions. There is no indication at the present time that other provinces intend to follow this example.
It is the intention of the federal government to work in close co-operation with the provinces and interested organizations in a constructive approach to the complex problems involved in the various types of disabilities which impair the ability of individuals to work.
Topic: PENSIONS FOR PERSONS PHYSICALLY INCAPACITATED
1. How many persons of British West Indies origin are at present living in Canada?
2. How many persons have entered Canada from the British West Indies during each of the five years 1947-1951, inclusive?
3. How many applicants for entry to Canada from the. British West Indies have been refused entry during each of the five years 1947-1951, inclusive?
4. For what reasons were these applicants rejected and how many were rejected for each of these reasons?
5. How many students were admitted to Canada from the British West Indies for the purpose of studying in Canada during each of the years 19471951, inclusive?
6. How many of those students applied for permanent residence in Canada?
7. How many of these student applicants were granted permanent residence in Canada?
8. Are any statistics available to show how immigrants to Canada from the British West Indies, compare with immigrants from other warm climate countries in the following respects (a) health records; (b) wages or salaries earned; (c) unemployment records; (d) profession and occupation followed; (e) public liabilities?
Topic: QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic: IMMIGRANTS FROM BRITISH WEST INDIES