June 24, 1954

C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION, HALIFAX

CCF

Mr. Thatcher:

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

1. What was the total cost of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television installation in Halifax, including building, transmitter, tower, ground system and studio equipment?

2. Were tenders called for this installation?

3. If so, was more than one received?

4. On what basis was the tender or tenders awarded?

5. Who drew up the specifications for buildings and equipment?

6. Were these specifications checked or reviewed by any outside source or authority?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION, HALIFAX
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. This project is still in the early stages. Equipment has been ordered and construction of the transmitter building is scheduled to start in August. Actual disbursements as of May 1, 1954, were $12,000.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. On the basis of the lowest quotation meeting the corporation's specifications and requirements.

5. The corporation's architects and engineers.

6. The antenna system has been checked by an outside consulting engineering firm. Structural designs and specifications are approved by municipal authorities concerned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION, HALIFAX
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LAND RECLAMATION, KINGS AND ANNAPOLIS COUNTIES, N. S.

LIB

Samuel Rosborough Balcom

Liberal

Mr. Balcom:

What expenditures have been made or are to be made for reclamation of land in Kings and Annapolis counties in Nova Scotia (a) 1952; (b) 1953; (c) 1954?

Topic:   LAND RECLAMATION, KINGS AND ANNAPOLIS COUNTIES, N. S.
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. McCubbin:

(a) 1952-53: Annapolis county, $47,173.45; Kings county, $47,148.53.

(b) 1953-54: Annapolis county, $150,233.64; Kings county, $16,178.36.

(c) 1954-55 (estimated): Annapolis county, $63,000.00; Kings county, $32,000.00.

Topic:   LAND RECLAMATION, KINGS AND ANNAPOLIS COUNTIES, N. S.
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MANITOBA WHEAT POOL, 1952-53

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition from No. 1 northern to feed wheat were received at local shipping points from farmers for the crop year 1952-53 from the Manitoba wheat pool?

2. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition from No. 1 northern to feed wheat were in store with this company at (a) the beginning of the crop year 1952-53; (b) the end of the crop year 1952-53?

3. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition were delivered by this company (a) to fill domestic orders to mills and other customers in Canada; (b) from the terminal elevators owned and operated by this company or diverted or transferred by it to other terminals?

Topic:   MANITOBA WHEAT POOL, 1952-53
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

Mr. Speaker, question No. 8 requests information about the operations of a private grain company. It has never been our policy to answer questions of that type. I had hoped the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Argue) would be in his place when I made this explanation. However, I do

Questions

so now. The same explanation also applies to questions Nos. 9 and 10 and I would ask that they all be dropped.

Topic:   MANITOBA WHEAT POOL, 1952-53
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Question No. 8 dropped.

Topic:   MANITOBA WHEAT POOL, 1952-53
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SEARLE GRAIN COMPANY, 1952-53

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition from No. 1 northern to feed wheat were received at local shipping points from farmers for the crop year 1952-53 by the Searle Grain

Company?

2. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition from No. 1 northern to feed wheat were in store with this company at (a) the beginning of the crop year 1952-53; (b) the end of the crop year 1952-53?

3. How many bushels of wheat by grade and condition were delivered by this company (a) to fill domestic orders to mills and other customers in Canada; (b) from the terminal elevators owned and operated by this company or diverted or transferred by it to other terminals?

Topic:   SEARLE GRAIN COMPANY, 1952-53
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

POPULATION STATISTICS Mr. Tucker:

1. What is the population of Canada and of each province according to the most recent estimate of the bureau of statistics?

2. What was the population of Canada and of each province as shown by the census of 1941?

3. What was the percentage of increase in each case?

Topic:   SEARLE GRAIN COMPANY, 1952-53
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LIB

John Horace Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Mr. Dickey:

1, 2 and 3;

Population, Canada and provinces, at 1941 census and latest estimate

Province Population June 2, 1941 (Census) Population June 1, 1953 (Estimate) Percentage increaseCanada

. 14,781,000 383,000 Canada (excluding Newfoundland) 11,506,655 14,398,000 25-1Prince Edward Island 95,047 106,000 11-5Nova Scotia 577,962 663,000 14-7New Brunswick 457,401 536,000 17-23,331,882 4,269,000 28-13,787,655 4,897,000 29-3Manitoba 729,744 809,000 10-9Saskatchewan 895,992 861,000 -3-9Alberta 796,169 1,002,000 25-9British Columbia 817,861 1,230,000 50-4Yukon 4,914 9,000 83-2Northwest Territories 12,028 16,000 330

Topic:   SEARLE GRAIN COMPANY, 1952-53
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RIVIERE-DU-LOUP LEGAL AGENTS EMPLOYED

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

What are the departments, commissions, boards, or crown companies who have employed legal agents from Riviere-du-Loup outside the civil service, since 1949?

Topic:   RIVIERE-DU-LOUP LEGAL AGENTS EMPLOYED
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Department of Agriculture.

Department of National Health and Welfare.

Department of National Revenue.

Department of post office.

Department of Transport.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Unemployment insurance commission.

Foreign exchange control board.

Wartime prices and trade board.

Topic:   RIVIERE-DU-LOUP LEGAL AGENTS EMPLOYED
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OLD AGE SECURITY

LIENS COLLECTED

SC

Mr. Hansell:

Social Credit

1. How many liens have the government collected on estates of old age pensioners under the Old Age Pensions Act, since the Old Age Security Act came into force?

2. What is the total amount collected?

3. What amounts were collected from each province?

He said: I was able to get the information I required, Mr. Speaker. I would suggest that this question be dropped.

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY
Subtopic:   LIENS COLLECTED
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June 24, 1954