March 23, 1964

LIB

Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

1. No.

2. No.

3. Aircraft of types or sizes not made in Canada are free of duty under item 440m 1. Aircraft of types and sizes made in Canada are dutiable at a most favoured nation rate of 15 per cent under item 440m 2. I understand that an application has been submitted to the Department of National Revenue for a ruling that certain sizes of single engine aircraft are of a type or size made in Canada. If and when any changes are made in present rulings relating to types and sizes of aircraft made in Canada, they will be issued in the usual way by the Department of National Revenue.

Topic:   DUTY ON IMPORTED AIRCRAFT
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C.M.H.C. LOANS, KITIMAT, B.C.

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

1. Has Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation established, since January 1, 1958 any restrictions regarding loans under the National Housing Act to people who live in Kitimat, B.C. and, if so, what is the extent of these restrictions, when were they implemented, to whom do they apply and what is the reason therefor?

2. Can employees of the Aluminum Company of Canada at Kitimat, B.C. borrow money from or through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation or pursuant to the National Housing Act and, if so, at what rates and upon what terms?

3. Can people at Kitimat, B.C., other than employees of the Aluminum Company of Canada, borrow money from or through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation or pursuant to the National Housing Act and, if so, at what rates and upon what terms?

Topic:   C.M.H.C. LOANS, KITIMAT, B.C.
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Lamoniagne:

1. The policy followed by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in insuring loans made by approved lenders and in making direct loans in Kitimat has been the policy applicable to one-industry towns. In towns such as Kitimat, whose existence is dependent primarily on one industry, the corporation will insure loans or make direct loans only if the industry will provide some form of direct or indirect guarantee arrangement that will provide the corporation with some additional protection against the increased risk in such communities. This policy applies to employees of the industry and also to persons who are not employees of the industry. If a guarantee of some kind is not provided by the industry in the case of non-employees, then the loan to the individual is reduced. In Kitimat the appropriate minimum reduction was considered to be 10 per cent. Except for the foregoing, the terms and conditions are those of general application under the National Housing Act.

2. Yes, as in 1 above.

3. Yes, as in 1 above.

Questions

Topic:   C.M.H.C. LOANS, KITIMAT, B.C.
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BANK OF CANADA SURPLUS

PC

Mr. Ormislon

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the Bank of Canada surrender its surplus annually to the Receiver General of Canada and, if so, to what use is such surplus put?

2. In each of the years since its incorporaton, what surplus has the Bank of Canada surrendered to the Receiver General of Canada?

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA SURPLUS
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

1. Yes, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, section 24(c). Section 24 reads as follows:

"24. The bank shall establish a rest fund and after making such provision as the board . thinks proper for bad and doubtful debts, depreciation in assets, pension funds and all such matters as are properly provided for by banks, the ascertained surplus available from the operations of the bank during each financial year shall be applied by the board as follows: (a) if the rest fund of the bank is less than the paid-up capital, one third of such surplus shall be allocated to the rest fund and the residue shall be paid to the Receiver General and placed to the credit of the consolidated revenue fund; (b) if the rest fund is not less than the paid-up capital, one fifth of such surplus shall be allocated to the rest fund until the rest fund reaches an amount five times the paid-up capital and the residue shall be paid to the Receiver General and placed to the credit of the consolidated revenue fund; and (c) if the rest fund is not less than five times the paid-up capital the whole of such surplus shall be paid to the Receiver General and placed to the credit of the consolidated revenue fund."

The surplus is used for the general purposes of the Government of Canada.

2. Bank of Canada's surplus paid to Receiver General of Canada: (in dollars)

1935* 346,184.33

1936 1,141,247.03

1937 1,209,397.57

1938 1,110,200.65

1939 1,092,483.47

1940 2,546,306.73

1941 3,725,590.53

1942 7,985,230.43

1943 14,117,830.91

1944 18,078,893.71

1945 22,541,920.92

1946 21,011,194.96

1947 18,828,325.43

1948 19,107,147.20

1949 20,442,378.11

1950 19,662,548.41

1951 24,018,017.44

1952 28,791,710.42

1953 43,867,807.22

1954 41,411,919.15

1955 38,341,041.14

Questions

1956 89,865,102.97

1957 68,711,435.27

1958 88,631,680.16

1959 74,011,728.12

1960 90,175,488.81

1961 107,692,994.18

1962 96,680,127.56

1963 116,386,458.94

* Bank of Canada March 11, 1935. opened for business

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA SURPLUS
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TRAIN SPEEDS IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

PC

Mr. Howe (Wellinglon-Huron)

Progressive Conservative

Has the board of transport commissioners issued any orders governing the speed of trains within the national capital region and, if so, what is the date and the operative nature of each such order and to what lines or areas does each apply?

Topic:   TRAIN SPEEDS IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada advise as follows

Canadian Pacific Railway

Carleton Place Subdivision: Area, OttawaWest (Mile 0.0) to mile 27.0 near CarletonPlace, Ont. Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature81070 Mar. 25/53 0.32 10 m.p.h. Over Hinchey ave., Ottawa.77595 Oct. 22/51 1.78 25 m.p.h. Over Prescott highway, Ottawa.Prescott Subdivision: Area, Ottawa West (Mile 0.0) to Mile 22.5 south of Osgoode, Ont. Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature91785 June 12/57 1.34 25 m.p.h. Over Prescott highway, Ottawa.Sussex Street Subdivision: Area, Ellwood (Mile 0.0) to Ottawa (Sussex st. Mile 6.7) Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature81704 July 2/53 3.55 10 m.p.h. Over Russell road, Ottawa.96261 Nov. 17/58 1.29 40 m.p.h. Over Metcalfe rd. (Bank st.) Ottawa.Ottawa Terminals Subdivision: Area, Hurdman (Mile 85.9) via Ottawa Union Stationand Hull, Que. to Ottawa West (Mile 91.6). Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature80682 Jan. 23/53 89.11 10 m.p.h. Over St. Florence st., Hull, Que.82352 Oct. 14/53 89.16 10 m.p.h. Over Henri st., Hull, Que.67101 Mar. 5/46 89.30 10 m.p.h. Over St. Hyacinthe st., Hull, Que.Statutory June 6/25 89.27 10 m.p.h. Over St. Redempteur st., Hull, Que.Lachute Subdivision: Area, Hull East (Mile 117.9) to Mile 99.0 east of Thurso, Que. Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature76759 81166 June 11/59 100.1 20 m.p.h. Applies to westward movements over public crossing at grade.Nov. 29/52 111.91 10 m.p.h. Amended to 30 m.p.h. by B.O. 99490

99490 Oct. 19/59 111.91 30 m.p.h. Over Main st. crossing Gatineau, Que.

Maniwaki Subdivision: Area, Hull (Mile 0.0)to Mile 25.0 south of Farrellton, Que.

Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative Nature76067 Feb. 10/51 22.9 10 m.p.h. Over highway in village of Alcove.Waltham Subdivision: Area, Wamo (Mile 0.0) to Wyman (Mile 33.7)Board Order Date Mileage Restriction Operative NatureStatutory Aug. 8/24 7.7 10 m.p.h. Over Lake st., Aylmer, Que.

Note: Railway subdivision mileage at boundaries of national capital region are approximate only and were scaled from map of Ottawa and national capital region, 1963 edition, published by the information and historical division of the national capital commission.

"Statutory" shown under board order designates speed restrictions imposed under the Railway Act.

Topic:   TRAIN SPEEDS IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
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IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, 1963

PC

Mr. Webb

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total Immigration to Canada in 1963?

2. What was the total emigration from Canada in 1963?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, 1963
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Lamonlagne:

1. 93,151.

2. Canada does not exercise any form of exit control over persons departing from this country and, consequently, there is no way

3.

Location

High level, west boundary

of Wood Buffalo national park

Grimshaw, N.W.T. boundary (reconstruction)

4. No, although the road from High Level to the park boundary is designed to connect with a partly constructed park road to achieve this ultimate result.

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WOOD BUFFALO PARK ACCESS ROAD

LIB

Mr. Lambert

Liberal

1. Have any survey work and road allowance clearing been done with respect to either a forest access road or a road to resources in Wood Buffalo national park and, if so, when was this work done and at what cost?

2. Were there discussions and/or correspondence with the government of the province of Alberta with respect to connecting links or extensions to such a road or roads beyond the limits of the park to existing provincial highway connections and, if so, when and what were the results thereof?

Topic:   WOOD BUFFALO PARK ACCESS ROAD
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Laing:

1. No. All roads in the park have been constructed as development roads or park administrative roads. A development road from Fort Smith to the west boundary of the park has been under construction and is in use as a winter road. Expenditures to date are:

Questions

of determining precisely how many people leave Canada to take up permanent residence in other countries.

Emigration from Canada for 1963 is estimated at 76,000 persons.

Topic:   WOOD BUFFALO PARK ACCESS ROAD
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ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, ALBERTA

LIB

Mr. Lambert

Liberal

1. What has been the participation of the province of Alberta in the road to resources program, since its inception?

2. What has been the amount of the federal contribution to the program with respect to the province of Alberta?

3. What is the location of the roads built under this program in Alberta and the cost of each in total and to the federal government?

4. Has there ever been a submission by the province of Alberta under this program for a road from High Level, Alberta, to Fort Smith, N.W.T., via Wood Buffalo national park and, if so, when?

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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Laing:

1. Information forwarded by the province indicates a total of $13,447,717.

2. $6,596,382 (to February 29, 1964).

Estimated total cost Total expenditure reported to date Federal share to date$ $ $3,380,000 943,038 471,51917,000,000 12,504,679 6,124,763Surveys: (a) 1957: Preliminary survey-Peace Point to west boundary $72,000; (b) 1958-1960: Location survey, Pine Lake,-

Peace Point, west boundary $170,000.

Construction: (a) 1958: Right of way

clearing, Peace Point to west boundary $462,000; (b) 1958-1959: Completion right of way clearing Peace Point-west boundary $139,000; (c) 1961: Right of way clearing and clean-up, Pine Lake to Peace Point, $25,000 (completed); (d) 1961: Grading and gravelling, Pine Lake to Peace Point, $315,000 (completed).

2. Yes. Under the roads to resources agreement with the province, December 23, 1959, the federal government agreed to share, on a 50-50 basis, the cost of constructing the 115-mile road from the Mackenzie highway at High Level to the west boundary of the park, if this could be done within the total expenditures envisaged in the agreement. To date the province has constructed 34 miles of road, starting at High Level, and cleared an additional 39 miles of right of way.

Questions

Topic:   ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, ALBERTA
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R.C.M.P. SPACE IN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, TERRACE, B.C.

March 23, 1964