February 1, 1961


The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


RADIOACTIVITY SAMPLING RESULTS

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

1. For each of the radioactivity sampling stations in Canada, what was for each month since July 1, 1959, the level of each radioactive material so found in (a) milk; (b) soil; (c) rainfall; (d) air; (e) water; (f) bones; (g) cereal grains by type; (h) salt water fish; (i) fresh water fish; (j) vegetables by type?

2. Have any steps been taken to measure the levels and effects of such radioactive materials in the human body and, if so, what are the results of such steps and studies?

Answer by: Hon. J. W. Monleilh (Minister of

National Health and Welfare):

1. (a) Table attached.

(b) Soil-Initial samples collected during summer of 1960; analyses not yet completed.

(c) Table attached.

(d) Table attached.

(e) Water-No measurements made.

(f) Bones-(Measurement of strontium-90 content in micro micro curies per gram calcium). Human bone samples are made available to the Department of National

Health and Welfare through the co-operation of pathologists across Canada. Samples are not received at specific intervals nor from specific sampling stations. Results for samples collected since July 1959 will not be available until the publication of the next annual report.

(g) (i) Cereal grains-wheat-(measurement of strontium-90 content in micro micro curies per gram calcium). The Department of National Health and Welfare and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited jointly operate a wheat monitoring program. To date measurements have been made in the laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. The initial report on this program is in preparation, (ii) Cereal grains other than wheat-No measurements made.

(h) Salt water fish-No measurements made.

(i) Fresh water fish-No measurements made.

(j) Vegetables-No measurements made.

2. A total body monitoring facility is being

constructed by the Department of National Health and Welfare and the laboratory to house this facility will be ready in February. A preliminary period for the installation and calibration of instruments will be necessary before the equipment is ready for operation.

1. (a). MILK-Measurement of strontium-90 content in micro micro curies per gram calcium

Sampling Pebiod

1959 1960

Station July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.Calgary

21.8 16.6 16.2 15.2 13.5 16.6 15.6 15.1 15.0 14.3 14.8 9.3 9.4 8.2 8.8Charlottetown

N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.Chicoutimi

20.0 19.6 12.5 15.5 18.6 19.3 16.1 19.5 18.1 18.8 19.3 N.S. N.S. 13.2 10.4E. Florenceville

19.6 16.6 12.7 14.2 21.0 N.S. N.S. 19.0 15.5 16.9 19.9 12.0 12.1 14.0 10.6Edmonton

12.4 15.5 12.6 14.4 13.2 16.1 16.5 16.6 14.1 15.9 10.3 4.0 10.4 7.8 7.5Granby

18.5 14.1 15.9 11.1 16.0 15.0 20.2 26.8 19.4 19.3 21.9 11.7 18.3 12.3 10.3La Durantaye

26.1 14.0 9.9 12.8 19.4 18.9 19.9 19.5 21.7 20.5 19.1 12.2 18.6 11.5 10.2London

8.9 4.8 3.1 4.9 6.4 7.2 5.1 6.3 7.5 6.9 5.2 4.5 4.8 3.8 3.4Megan tic

27.3 16.1 15.3 16.6 14.8 21.5 20.1 23.1 23.4 24.7 26.2 16.7 17.6 16.7 13.6Moncton

33.5 18.8 15.7 13.1 19.2 17.0 13.6 11.6 13.0 13.0 10.7 11.0 7.9 12.0 9.6Ottawa

13.3 6.4 5.7 5.9 8.2 10.4 10.7 10.9 9.8 9.2 7.7 5.3 5.5 3.7 3.8Saskatoon

14.9 13.6 10.7 11.3 N.S. 13.7 10.1 12.1 13.2 13.3 15.6 6.4 6.5 6.4 5.8Sussex

24.2 14.5 16.2 13.5 19.0 16.8 18.6 18.6 13.0 14.7 13.8 9.9 11.4 11.6 9.0Vancouver

23.8 14.9 16.3 18.4 18.0 22.8 17.2 17.6 18.7 14.3 13.4 13.6 11.9 9.7 9.0Walkerton

5.7 4.9 3.4 5.0 7.6 7.3 5.1 5.6 6.2 5.4 5.8 5.4 4.7 3.4 3.3Winnipeg

9.5 12.2 10.2 12.2 13.6 13.9 N.S. N.S. 12.0 12.0 11.5 N.S. 6.7 5.8 6.3Average

18.6 13.5 11.8 12.3 14.9 15.5 14.5 15.9 14.7 14.6 14.3 9.4 10.4 9.3 8.1

Questions

1 (c). RAINFALL-Measurement of total fission product beta activity expressed as millicuries deposited per square mile

Sampling Peeiod

Station 1959 1960 July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.Aklavik - 11.2 2.8 3.3 2.0 1.69 N.S. 4.18 3.52 4.78 2.36 6.8 4.7 1.9Calgary - 3.6 3.2 3.3 12.8 4.12 2.84 N.S. 12.40 12.70 27.00 7.7 4.1 2.2Chatham, N.B

- - - - - - 0.07 9.25 6.80 7.02 9.40 15.20 N.S. 11.4 5.5Coral Harbour

- 21.9 N.S. 6.5 6.6 3.0 3.85 3.92 2.16 3.20 7.50 5.03 10.0 6.7 3.6Edmonton

- 34.3 N.S. 16.3 2.2 4.3 2.70 3.04 3.44 N.S. 16.10 12.60 12.5 10.7 5.3Fredericton

- - - - - - N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. 13.20 12.70 12.6 4.9 2.7Ft. Churchill

- - - - - 5.1 4.73 1.35 2.70 6.10 6.78 11.30 8.7 6.8 3.3Ft. William

- - - - 3.5 3.4 0.68 3.17 4.19 9.50 9.92 12.90 16.0 9.7 2.4Goose Bay

- - - - - N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. 12.10 9.7 8.3 6.3Kapuskasing

- - 10.0 7.6 5.8 1.0 3.92 1.48 7.43 13.10 13.10 7.05 8.2 7.1 4.4Montreal

- - 7.6 9.0 9.4 8.9 5.94 13.00 11.41 14.00 13.90 12.30 10.1 4.4 4.1Moosonee

- 28.8 10.0 10.6 8.2 2.2 4.12 3.98 6.55 13.90 10.40 7.57 12.2 5.8 5.0Ottawa

- 10.7 12.0 6.7 5.1 15.1 6.61 7.90 7.29 11.00 17.50 10.60 7.9 2.5 5.7Regina

- - 12.1 6.9 33.5 2.7 2.90 21.30 9.52 9.40 11.00 22.80 8.1 7.5 2.0Resolute

- 4.3 8.4 N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. 1.49 12.80 1.19 4.0 2.5 N.S.Saskatoon

- - - - - 1.0 3.04 1.01 4.79 6.26 13.20 13.20 4.5 4.8 2.1Shearwater, N.S

- - - - - - N.S. N.S. N.S. 4.10 10.30 12.10 11.0 5.0 1.3Torbay

- 14.6 12.8 13.2 9.1 N.S. 11.4 11.88 9.05 3.19 4.57 9.26 4.5 5.3 5.5Toronto

- - 10.4 1.1 N.S. N.S. N.S. 6.95 3.31 16.50 21.90 15.20 11.4 5.8 3.3Vancouver

- - - - 8.0 11.7 7.22 7.42 8.78 6.50 13.20 5.65 0.07 7.0 2.1Whitehorse

- - 7.5 1.9 5.3 2.3 4.25 N.S. 1.35 4.25 5.41 6.31 5.3 4.9 4.1Windsor

- - 6.8 6.7 6.1 3.4 5.40 7.63 3.71 5.22 11.60 15.50 6.3 8.0 2.1Winnipeg

- - 3.4 8.3 7.6 6.5 2.02 6.62 5.81 7.30 8.61 13.80 5.8 6.9 4.2Yellowknife

- - 5.7 8.5 3.9 1.1 2.02 0.40 1.69 0.86 6.92 3.73 8.9 3.8 1.6Average

- 19.1 8.7 7.3 7.6 5.1 4.03 6.28 5.48 7.56 11.08 11.14 8.4 6.2 3.71646 HOUSE OF COMMONS

Questions

1 (d). AIR-Measurement of total fission product beta activity in daily air filter samples, averaged for month and expressed in disintegrations per minute per cubic meter of air sample.

Sampling Period

1959 I960

Station July Aug. Sept. Oet. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.Aklavik

0.90 0.50 0.54 0.25 0.37 0.27 0.28 0.37 0.42 0.50 0.37 0.27 0.22 0.11 0.09Calgary - - 0.11 0.32 0.37 0.32 0.32 0.36 0.54 0.60 0.51 0.49 0.48 0.34 0.23Chatham N.B

- - - - - - - 0.23 0.38 0.37 0.33 0.43 0.39 0.29 0.19Coral Harbour - 0.76 0.35 0.26 0.27 0.37 0.25 0.33 0.39 0.53 0.33 0.35 0.28 - 0.08Edmonton

1.79 0.92 0.51 0.34 0.30 0.32 0.28 0.36 0.48 0.55 0.40 0.38 0.41 0.28 0.20Fredericton

- - - - - - . - - - 0.26 0.32 0.36 0.30 0.25 0.15Ft. Churchill ... - - - - - 0.27 0.26 0.48 0.42 0.68 0.35 0.32 0.23 0.14 0.11Ft. William

- - - - 0.34 0.27 0.27 0.45 0.56 0.40 0.49 0.45 0.37 0.30 0.17Goose Bay

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Kapuskasing

- 0.65 0.40 0.31 0.34 - - 0.46 0.49 0.50 0.61 0.52 0.36 0.29 0.15Montreal - - 0.62 0.30 0.30 - - 0.25 0.37 0.40 0.41 0.57 0.39 0.32 0.19Moosonee - 0.58 0.46 0.30 0.26 0.28 0.25 0.42 0.44 0.44 0.42 0.42 0.36 0.22 0.15Ottawa

2.33 1.52 1.17 0.29 0.34 0.28 0.23 0.25 0.69 0.37 0.54 0.56 0.41 0.35 0.22Regina - 1.13 0.55 0.30 0.29 0.26 0.33 0.41 0.44 0.45 0.53 0.46 0.36 0.28 0.18Resolute

0.75 0.53 0.31 0.22 0.33 0.28 0.22 0.47 0.39 0.50 0.31 0.18 0.26 0.10 0.06Saskatoon - - - - 0.25 0.29 0.31 0.43 0.46 0.54 0.54 0.50 0.43 0.29 0.20Shearwater N.S

- - - - - - - - - 0.36 0.35 0.31 0.30 0.28 0.17Torbay Nfld - - - - 0.31 0.21 0.20 0.20 0.28 0.28 0.24 0.33 0.29 0.19 0.14Toronto - - 0.82 0.40 0.32 - - 0.31 0.45 0.48 0.44 0.58 0.40 0.35 0.24Vancouver - - - 0.27 0.27 0.20 0.18 0.35 0.47 0.33 0.23 0.26 0.26 0.13 0.19Whitehorse - - 0.28 0.32 0.22 0.16 0.26 0.50 0.38 0.34 0.38 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.10Windsor - - 0.54 0.35 0.35 0.29 0.31 0.37 0.52 0.57 0.50 0.64 0.45 0.37 0.25Winnipeg - - 0.46 0.33 0.35 0.26 0.34 0.51 0.54 0.40 0.53 0.45 0.41 0.30 0.18Yellowknife 1.04 0.50 0.28 0.33 0.29 0.36 0.49 0.42 0.51 0.46 0.47 0.29 0.19 0.11

Questions

Questions

RADIOACTIVE LEVELS ABROAD 3. YeS.

Question No. 61-Mr. Howard:

1. Since January 1, 1960, has any information been received from other countries regarding the levels of radioactive material in those countries?

2. If so, what are the names of the countries and the levels of radioactive material so found?

Answer by: Hon. J. W. Monteith (Minister

of National Health and Welfare):

1. Yes.

2. The Argentine, Austria, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United States, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

A wide range of radioactive substances originating in radioactive fall-out are measured in these countries in samples of air, rainfall, soil, milk, wheat and food products and human bone collected and analysed at different times. Single copies of the reports are kept on the files of the Department of National Health and Welfare. As there are a great many such reports, they are not reprinted here but are available within the department for study by interested members of parliament.

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MR. DACOUGNA DEPORTATION TO FRENCH GUIANA

CCF

Mr. Argue

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

1. Did Mr. Dacougna of French Guiana seek entry to Canada, at Montreal, in September, 1960?

2. If so, was he affianced to Miss Louise Bolduc of Coaticook, P.Q.?

3. Was his passport in order?

4. Was he in possession of return transportation to French Guiana via Trans-Canada Air Lines?

5. Was he refused admission to Canada?

6. Was he put in gaol, and, if so, for how long?

7. Was he subsequently deported and, if so, on what grounds?

Answer by: Hon. Ellen L. Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. Yes.

2. Yes; by correspondence only. The couple had never met.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. Mr. Dacougna was held in the custody of the provincial police from 2.40 a.m. to 8.10 a.m. on September 23, 1960, and from 9.05 p.m. on October 6, 1960, to 4.55 a.m. on October 7, 1960. Since there are no separate immigration detention facilities at Montreal airport or in Montreal itself, it was necessary to make use of the local goal facilities for these periods of overnight detention.

7. Yes; the order for deportation was issued under section 5(p) of the Immigration Act.

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PROVINCIAL WINTER WORKS PROJECTS

LIB

Mr. Racine

Liberal

How many winter works projects, in each province, have been accepted by the federal government (a) during 1959-60; (b) since the beginning of the 1960-61 period to date?

Answer by: Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of

Labour):

Winter works projects accepted by the federal government:

1959-60 1960-61 (to Jan. 27/61)

British Columbia .... . 406 569Alberta . 373 616Saskatchewan . 392 631Manitoba . 91 219Ontario . 761 1,347Quebec . 336 1,489New Brunswick . 70 156Nova Scotia . 113 90Prince Edward Island . . 1 13Newfoundland . 48 105Yukon Territory . 2 1Northwest Territories . . 1 -Indian Bands . 8 51Totals 2,602 5,287

Thursday, February 2, 1961

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February 1, 1961