June 27, 1955

QUESTIONS

PORT OP HALIFAX

TRAFFIC STATISTICS

LIB

Mr. Balcom:

Liberal

1. For the first five months of 1955, what has been the tonnage of (a) import traffic; (b) export traffic; (c) domestic traffic, going through the port of Halifax?

2. How does this compare with the same period in 1954?

Topic:   PORT OP HALIFAX
Subtopic:   TRAFFIC STATISTICS
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. (a) import traffic

955,496(b) export traffic

838,491(c) domestic traffic

529,9272. (a) import traffic

792,353(b) export traffic

435,765(c) domestic traffic

448,178

Topic:   PORT OP HALIFAX
Subtopic:   TRAFFIC STATISTICS
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BRITISH IMMIGRATION

APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

Since January 1, 1947, how many British subjects

(1) have migrated from Great Britain to Canada;

(2) have applied for certificates of Canadian citizenship; and (3) have been granted such certificates? (4) From January 1, 1947, how many immigrants from Great Britain have been deported?

Topic:   BRITISH IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The available statistics make it impossibie to answer this question in the precise form in which it is framed. The following answers are the closest approximation readily available:

1. The total number of immigrants from the United Kingdom from January 1, 1947 to April 30, 1955, was 287,195.

2. Statistics of applications for citizenship are not segregated by nationality or country of origin.

3. From January 1, 1947 to May 31, 1955, 11,296 certificates were granted to British adults under section 10(2) of the Canadian Citizenship Act. Detailed statistics for minor children given certificates under section 10(5) have been kept only since January 1, 1951. From that date up to the end of May last, a total of 1,052 certificates were granted to British minor children.

4. The number of persons deported to the United Kingdom from January 1, 1947 to March 31, 1955, totalled 1,383, including 569 ship deserters.

Topic:   BRITISH IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS
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NON-BRITISH IMMIGRATION -APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

Since January 1, 1947, how many immigrants other than British subjects (1) have migrated to Canada; (2) have applied for certificates of Canadian citizenship; and (3) have been granted such certificates? (4) From January 1, 1947, how many immigrants from elsewhere than Great Britain have been deported?

Topic:   NON-BRITISH IMMIGRATION -APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The available statistics make it impossible to answer the question in the precise form in which it is framed. The following answers are the closest approximation readily available:

1. The total number of immigrants from all countries other than commonwealth countries from January 1, 1947 to April 30, 1955, was 753,221.

2. Statistics of applications for citizenship are not segregated by nationality.

3. From January 1, 1947, to May 31, 1955, 99,065 certificates were granted to non-British adults under section 10(2) of the Canadian Citizenship Act. Detailed statistics for minor children given certificates under section 10(5) have been kept only since January 1, 1951. From that date up to the end of May last, a total of 9,355 certificates were granted to nonBritish minor children.

4. The number of persons deported to all countries other than commonwealth countries from January 1, 1947, to March 31, 1955, totalled 2,312, including 777 ship deserters.

Topic:   NON-BRITISH IMMIGRATION -APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATIONS
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HARBOURS

PORT AUX BASQUES


On the orders of the day:


PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

May I

ask the Minister of Transport if he can comment on an item in this morning's Globe and Mail with regard to the ferry between North Sydney and Port aux Basques? The report says that it came to light Friday-

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

-that the channel at Port aux Basques is two feet too shallow to allow the new ferry to enter the harbour. Apparently the official concerned blames the harbour for this situation. I wonder whether the minister could comment on it. It seems almost unbelievable-

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

I do not believe the report that the channel is of inadequate depth has any foundation in fact. I think the story has arisen out of a misconception as to what are the facts. I know that further work is contemplated in Port aux Basques harbour but I do not believe any further dredging of the kind implied by what the hon. member has said is to be done.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
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June 27, 1955