February 1, 1961

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. M. J. A. Lambert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue):

I am informed by the C.B.C. as follows:

1. Mrs. Jeanne Sauve is not on the staff of the corporation. She is a reporter and commentator whose services have been required now and then on the basis of one program at a time.

2. She is not paid on a yearly basis but rather for each engagement. It is believed that it would be contrary to the public interest and that of the corporation to reveal the amounts paid to individuals, since it might hinder the corporation when entering into negotiations for the services of commentators and others. (Text):

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MRS. JEANNE SAUVE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I wish hon. members would contain their satisfaction or the reverse or whatever it is that is troubling them until the question has been answered.

(Translation):

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MRS. JEANNE SAUVE
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lambert:

3. No.

4. It is quite possible that Mrs. Sauve took part in the recent Liberal rally, but the corporation is not aware of the fact and does not know in what capacity Mrs. Sauve might have been there.

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Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MRS. JEANNE SAUVE
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY DREDGING CONTRACTS

PC

Mr. Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

1. Have all contracts dealing with the dredging of the St. Lawrence seaway, from the beginning up to 1957, been awarded to the lowest tenderer?

2. If not, in what year have contracts been awarded to persons other than the lowest tenderer, and how many such contracts were awarded?

3. What are the names of those contractors and for what amounts were such contracts so awarded?

4. In each case, what was the difference in price, as compared to the lowest tenderer?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY DREDGING CONTRACTS
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

The St. Lawrence seaway authority advise that the answer to part 1 is yes. In view of the answer to part 1, parts 2, 3 and 4 are not applicable.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY DREDGING CONTRACTS
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C.B.C. SHORTWAVE BROADCASTING TO WESTERN EUROPE

CCF

Mr. Regier

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

1. Has the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently arrived at a decision to reduce or abolish

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its short wave radio broadcasting in foreign languages to western Europe?

2. If so, what are the reasons for this decision?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. SHORTWAVE BROADCASTING TO WESTERN EUROPE
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, this question was raised the other day in the debate on the motion to set up a committee by the hon. member for Essex East (Mr. Martin), and I propose to deal with it in more detail, I hope, in a few minutes. However, in answer to the specific question I would say that the answer is yes, the international programs have been curtailed in western Europe in certain countries and so far as shortwave broadcasting is concerned, we are taking advantage of the modern facilities for rebroadcasting our own programs over the facilities which exist there. I am informed that we should be able to give better service than we have given heretofore.

The reason for this curtailment is the fact that we are expanding our facilities in Africa and also to cover the north country. As a result, it has been necessary to improve the service and possibly reduce the expenditure.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. SHORTWAVE BROADCASTING TO WESTERN EUROPE
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ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, MINAKI, ONT.

L L

Mr. Benidickson

Liberal Labour

Under the roads to resources program has a request been received for federal government participation in the construction of a road to serve the base metal properties situate near Werner lake, northwest of Minaki, Ontario, either (a) from the province of Manitoba involving a road outlet in a westerly direction; or (b) from the province of Ontario involving a road outlet in Ontario in a southeasterly direction?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, MINAKI, ONT.
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

The answer to the question is as follows:

The base metal properties near Werner lake lie in Ontario close to the Manitoba boundary. A road from the existing Manitoba road network to the Ontario boundary, leading toward Werner lake, is included in the roads to resources program for Manitoba. It is described in the agreement as the Oiseau lake road. It is my understanding that a low standard road constructed by the mining company now exists between the Werner lake mining area and the eastern terminus of the Oiseau lake road at the Ontario-Mani-toba boundary.

The province of Ontario at one time during the planning of its roads to resources program proposed two roads in the Werner lake mining area, but later dropped these proposals.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, MINAKI, ONT.
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COLUMBIA RIVER POWER DEVELOPMENT

PC

Mr. Webster

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) What is the net amount of electrical power capacity, in kilowatts, to be made available for Canadian use in the Columbia river power treaty? (b) how much of this capacity will be

firm, that is, able to produce 8760 kilowatt hours? (c) what is the estimated annual load factor, compared with the planned installed capacity?

2. (a) What will be the initial costs to Canada for the dams and plants? (b) what annual costs? (c) what are the estimated costs in terms of firm and secondary capacity? (d) what will be the cost to Canada of these kilowatt hours at 100 per cent load factor?

3. What is Canada's (B.C.'s) ability to absorb this power?

4. How much timber, agricultural, recreational or other potential income producing land will be flooded both in the Upper Columbia and the Kootenay?

5. What are the anticipated revenues accruing to Canada from the United States?

6. What annual rental fee for these installations will be paid to the British Columbia government? (As is the case in the province of Quebec).

7. What is the accumulated cost to Canada to date, for the studies made around this prospective development?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER POWER DEVELOPMENT
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

In view of the fact that the answer to this question would be rather lengthy, I wonder whether the hon. member would be agreeable to having it made an order for return?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER POWER DEVELOPMENT
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PC
PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order for return.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER POWER DEVELOPMENT
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TAX RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS

FEDERAL

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

1. What was the total amount of payments to the provincial governments plus deductions allowed from federal taxes under the tax rental arrangements in force in the fiscal year 1956-1957?

2. What was the total amount of payments to the provincial governments plus reductions allowed of federal taxes under the tax-sharing legislation in the fiscal year 1957-1958?

3. Was any part of the amount referred to in part 2 of this question provided by virtue of legislation enacted after June 21, 1957?

4. What was the amount of payments to the provincial governments plus reductions allowed of federal taxes attributable to the additional 3 per cent of personal income tax allowed in the fiscal years 1958-1959 and 1959-1960?

Topic:   TAX RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS
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February 1, 1961