June 28, 1965

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Provincial sales taxes are not paid by the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition, the Federal and Provincial Governments or foreign exhibitors.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PROVINCIAL SALES TAX ON PURCHASES, EXPO '67
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NATIONAL DEFENCE EXPENDITURES, B.C.

LIB

Mr. Deachman

Liberal

In each year since 1950, what have been the totals of expenditures made on behalf of National Defence within the province of British Columbia by way of (a) capital investment and maintenance of all military, naval and air force installations with the province (b) purchase within British Columbia of naval vessels and armed forces material of all kinds?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE EXPENDITURES, B.C.
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REGIONAL SCHOOL FOR INDIANS, SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONT.

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. Is any consideration being given to the establishment at Sioux Lookout, Ontario, of a regional school for Indians, particularly with the purpose in mind of offering trade and technical courses; if so, what other communities are being considered for this school?

2. What representations have been made to the government regarding such a school, including the names of persons or organizations putting the argument forward?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL SCHOOL FOR INDIANS, SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONT.
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ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, OTTAWA

PC

Mr. More

Progressive Conservative

Does the Government of Canada and the Department of Public Works employ consulting architectural and engineering firms in connection with government projects in Ottawa and area and, if so (a) what are the names and addresses of the firms so employed, and (b) what are the projects on which each firm is engaged?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, OTTAWA
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ARDA-PROJECTS BENEFICIAL TO FISHERMEN

NDP

Mr. Howard

New Democratic Party

Since the inception of ARDA, has any approval been given to any projects which would be of direct benefit to fishermen and, if so, what is, with respect to each such project, (a) the total cost ('b) the name of the provincial government involved (c) the federal government's share of the cost (d) the provincial government's share of the cost (e) the date of the approval (f) the details?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ARDA-PROJECTS BENEFICIAL TO FISHERMEN
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MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"

NDP

Mr. Douglas

New Democratic Party

1. Is there an irregular shift cycle in operation in the Motor Transport Branch at HM.C.S. Shearwater'!

2. If so, (a) when was the irregular shift cycle introduced (b) how does the irregular shift cycle operate?

3. Are any drivers exempt from work on weekends?

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4. If so, why are such drivers exempt from weekend work?

5. Are seasonal drivers employed in the Motor Transport Branch?

6. If so, did seasonal drivers receive a pay increase at the same time regular drivers received a pay increase?

7. If not, what was the reason for not granting seasonal drivers a pay increase?

8. What is the basis upon which members of the Motor Transport Branch are promoted?

9. Are permanent drivers assigned to the ambulances at H.M.C.S. Shearwater?

10. If not, was it ever the policy to have such permanent ambulance drivers and when was any such change made?

11. On what date was the most recent competition held for the position of supervisor for the Motor Transport Branch?

12. What are the names of those who took part in this competition?

13. Were any prevailing rate employees disqualified after writing an exam for this competition?

14. If so, what were the reasons for such disqualification?

15. Are service vehicles used by naval or civilian personnel for the purpose of moving personal household furniture and effects?

16. Are members of the Motor Transport Branch prevented from going to their personal vehicles during working hours?

17. If so, to what other sections at H.M.C.S. Shearwater does this ruling apply?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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PC

Michael Starr (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Ontario):

I rise on a point of order. I wish to bring to the attention of the Government, and in particular of the Acting Prime Minister who is in charge of the Government these days, the fact that despite the answers which have been forthcoming to the questions, written and oral, which appear on the order paper, there are still approximately 167 questions which remain to be answered. Of these 24 are two months old, 51 are approximately one month old, and some 89 are between three days and two weeks old.

I submit that in return for co-operation in cutting down the length of the oral question period we expected that this Government and its ministers would show some improvement in answering promptly the questions which are placed on the order paper. But gentlemen opposite have evidently not mended their ways. The presence on the order paper of so many questions still to be answered is a sign of negligence on the part of ministers. It is far too large a number of questions to have remained unanswered for such long periods. I appeal to the Acting Prime Minister, if he has any influence with his colleagues, and within his own department, to try to rectify this situation.

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Orders for Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Acting Prime Minister):

I did not rise to point out that the hon. gentleman's statement was, of course, out of order. I did not raise a point of order because I knew the hon. gentleman was trying to help the Government. I would simply ask him to recall that we now have more questions than we ever had before. This was a constant source of complaint when we sat on the other side of the House. In any event, since the hon. gentleman has approached this problem in a constructive way I will reply in an equally constructive manner by undertaking to look into it at once.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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PC

J.-H.-Théogène Ricard

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Theogene Ricard (St. Hyacinlhe-Bagot):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to rise on a question of privilege at this point.

On May 20 last, I put a question to the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Pearson) asking him if lawyer Paul Lacoste, of Montreal, was still co-secretary of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. At that time, the Prime Minister replied that he would find out and give me a reply shortly.

Having had no reply, I had a starred question put on the order paper on June 16, 1965. That question has remained unanswered, and I wonder if the Acting Prime Minister (Mr. Martin) might be willing to wake up a few sleepy heads in order that I might obtain a reply to my question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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Mr. Marlin@Essex East

Mr. Speaker, I think you will agree that under the new rules this question requires notice to be served.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Aiken:

No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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Mr. Marlin@Essex East

There is no doubt about that. I will take the question as notice.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Aiken:

Mr. Speaker, surely-

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Surely we can make faster progress. We have heard the complaint, which is what it amounts to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTOR TRANSPORT BRANCH, H.M.C.S. "SHEARWATER"
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June 28, 1965