May 15, 1952

LIB

Mr. Pouliot:

Liberal

1. What was the.date of assumption of office of Viscount Alexander of Tunis as governor general of Canada?

2. Was his term extended, and if so, what was the date of the first communique announcing the extension of his term of office?

3. Did the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and Children of the Empire (junior branch) write to the government to suggest or recommend the extension of Viscount Alexander's term of office?

4. If so, was it before or after the communique above referred to was issued by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VISCOUNT ALEXANDER-TERM OF OFFICE AS GOVERNOR GENERAL
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LIB

Mr. St. Laurent: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Lord Alexander of Tunis was appointed governor general on March 21, 1946. He assumed office on April 12, 1946.

2. There is no statutory provision or regulation fixing the term of office of the governor general, but the duration of his appointment has usually been for approximately five years. Lord Alexander's term was extended, and the date of the first announcement concerning his extension was October 28, 1950. Lord Alexander's term was again extended in October 1951. The date of that announcement was October 26.

3 and 4. There is no record of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and Children of the Empire (junior branch) suggesting or recommending the extension of Lord Alexander's term of office, but the national president of the order did, on both occasions on which His Excellency's term was extended, write to the prime minister commending the action of the government in recommending the extension.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VISCOUNT ALEXANDER-TERM OF OFFICE AS GOVERNOR GENERAL
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NATURAL GAS-SURVEY OF RESOURCES

PC

Mr. Nickle:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have Dr. George S. Hume and Alexis Ignatieff of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys prepared any survey of western Canada's natural gas resources, since publication in July, 1950, by the geological survey of Canada, of their "Natural Gas Reserves of the Prairie Provinces?"

2. Has the government considered the merits of having available a continuing, completely up-to-date detailed survey of natural gas resources of the prairie provinces, plus British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories?

3. If so, would the government instruct Dr. Hume and Mr. Ignatieff to make such a survey without delay, and to revise natural gas reserve estimates from time to time in line with new gas discoveries, andi further evaluation of presently known gas areas?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATURAL GAS-SURVEY OF RESOURCES
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LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Mr. Prudham:

The answer to the first section of the question is no.

In regard to the second and third sections of the question the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys published a joint report by Dr. G. Hume and Mr. A. Ignatieff in July, 1950, on the natural gas reserves of the prairie provinces. This has generally been recognized as a valuable and authoritative report.

It is the intention of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys to issue further reports when possible. A report of this kind entails a great deal of careful research. Such work is complicated by rapid new development and changing conditions. Therefore, I am not able at this time to give a definite commitment as to when the next report will be issued.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATURAL GAS-SURVEY OF RESOURCES
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UTILIZATION OF BITUMINOUS SANDS

PC

Carl Olof Nickle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nickle:

What progress has been made over the past year by the national research council and by other1

scientists in the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys in matters related to the bituminous sands of northeastern Alberta, with particular reference to economic mining of the sands, separation of bitumen from the sand, and processing of bitumen into usable products, and any other progress towards utilization of the bituminous sands?

He said: I wish to withdraw this question, for purposes of re-wording.

Topic:   UTILIZATION OF BITUMINOUS SANDS
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LIB

ALBERTA POST OFFICES

SC

Mr. Thomas:

Social Credit

1. Were there any post offices closed in Alberta, during the fiscal year 1951-52?

2. If so, what were the names and locations of same?

3. Why were these post offices closed?

Topic:   ALBERTA POST OFFICES
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PERMANENT CLOSINGS


Name of Office Fitzsimmons Homeglen Norton Padstow Val Soucy Spring Park Analta Sylvester Snug Cove Makepeace Sylvan Glen Meadowbrook.... Green Glade Lac Magloire.... Date of Closing Location April 21, 1951 SE. 1 Sec. 22, Tp. 73, R 3, W 6 MMay 22, 1951 SE. 1 Sec. 16, Tp. 44, R 1, W 5 MMay 25, 1951 NE. Sec. 27, Tp. 10, R 4, W 4 MMay 7, 1951 SW. 1 Sec. 14, Tp. 56, R 8, W 5 MJune 15, 1951 NW. 1 Sec. 34, Tp. 57, R 21, W 4 M11, 1951 NE. 1 Sec. 23, Tp. 57, R 6, W 4 MSept. 28, 1951 SE. * Sec. 14, Tp. 62, R 25, W 4 MSept. 0, 1951 NW. A Sec. 19, Tp. 69, R LI, W 6 MSept. 29, 1951 NW. 1 Sec. 20, Tp. 65, R 9, W 4MOct. 26, 1951 SE. i Sec. 8, Tp. 23, R 19, W 4 MSept. 27, 1951 SW. 1 Sec. 27, Tp. 64, R 26, W 4 MNov. 27, 1951 NW. 1 Sec. 36, Tp. 63, R 25, W 4 MOct. 2, 1951 SW. 1 Sec. 16, Tp. 41, R 1, W 4 MDec. 21, 1951 NE. 1 4 Sec. 9, Tp. 79, R 21, W 5 M Reason for Closing Limited usefulness Establishment of Bluffton R.R. No. 2 Limited usefulness Limited usefulness Limited usefulness Limited usefulness Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster Limited usefulness Establishment of Cluny postal agency No. 1 Limited usefulness Limited usefulness Limited usefulness Unable to secure postmaster


TEMPORARY CLOSINGS


Name of Office Date of Closing Location Reason for ClosingMuirhead Northern Valley.. Nov. 12, 1951 Jan. 15, 1952 Mar. 1, 1952 Mar. 14, 1952 Mar. 31, 1952 SE. 1 Sec. 22, Tp. 16, R 1.W5M SW. 1 Sec. 5, Tp. 56, R 6, W 4 M SW. i Sec. 30, Tp. 76, R 3, W 6 M SW. 1 Sec. 28, Tp. 39, R 10, W 4 M NE. i Sec. 23, Tp. 58, R 18, W 4 M Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster


TEMPORARILY CLOSED AND RE-OPENED


Name of Office Date of Closing Location Reason for ClosingApril 18, 1951 (Re-opened Oct. 1, 1951) Sept. 26, 1951 (Re-opened Mar. 18, 1952) NW. i Sec. 30, Tp. 49, R 16, W 4 M SE. 1 Sec. 9, Tp. 13, R 17, W 4 M Unable to secure postmaster Unable to secure postmaster 2226 Questions


STEAM RAILWAY LINES

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

What is the length of steam railway lines in each province (a) per 1,000 inhabitants; (b) per 1,000 square miles?

Topic:   STEAM RAILWAY LINES
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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. Mcllrailh:

(a) and (b).

Province Ste Single Track Mileage (') Calendar Year 1950 am Railway L Mileage per 1,000 Inhabitants nes Mileage per 1,000 Sq. Miles of Land AreaNewfoundland 705 2-0 4-9Prince Edward Island 286 2-9 1310Nova Scotia 1,397 2-2 67-3New Brunswick 1,835 3-6 66-84,795 1-2 9-210,458 2-3 28-84,834 6-2 22-0Saskatchewan 8,739 10-5 36-75,643 60 22-7British Columbia 3,890 3-3 10-8Canada (2) 42,582 30 19-8

C1) Statistics as to mileage are exclusive of second, industrial, yard, and siding trackage. (!) Exclusive of Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Topic:   STEAM RAILWAY LINES
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May 15, 1952