February 15, 1939

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many loans were made^ in each year under the provisions of the Dominion Housing Act, 1935, in: (a) Peel county; (b) Canada as a whole?

2. What is the total amount so loaned in each year under the provisions of the said act in:

(a) Peel county; (b) Canada as a whole?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION HOUSING ACT-LOANS
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. (a) Four loans, all for single family housing units, were made in Peel county under the Dominion Housing Act, as follows: 1936, 1; 1937, 1; 1938, 2.

(b) Loans made and family housing units provided under the Dominion Housing Act in each year were as follows:

1935 1936 1937 1938Loans.. . . . 75 650 1,426 1,220Units.. . . . 99 934 1,961 2,3012. (a) Amount of loans made in each year in Peel county was as follows: 1936, 83,000; 1937, $3,500; 1938. $6,788.(b) Amount of loans made in Canada in each year was as follows: 1935, $525,070; 1936, $4,444,788; 1937, $8,066,195; 1938, $8,119,602.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION HOUSING ACT-LOANS
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CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Under the provisions of the National Housing Act, 1938, how many loans have been made in accordance with: (a) part one; (b) part two; (c) part three of the said act, (1) in the dominion, (2) in the county of Peel?

2. What is the total amount so loaned in each instance ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION HOUSING ACT-LOANS
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

(a) (1) In the five months of operation under the National Housing Act, 1938, part I, from August to December inclusive, 1938, 1304 loans providing for 1837 family housing units were approved in the amount of $6,522,347.

(2) In the same period approval was given to four National Housing Act loans providing for four family housing units and amounting to $16,956 in Peel county.

(b) No loans have as yet been made under part II of the National Housing Act.

(c) Loans are not made under part III of the National Housing Act. This part provides for the payment of taxes on new low cost homes on certain conditions as set out in the act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION HOUSING ACT-LOANS
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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What persons constituted the Canadian employment commission?

2. What was the total amount paid to each of the commission members for salaries, living allowances, travelling and other expenses?

3. What recommendations, if any, made by the reports of the said commission have been put into effect by the government?

4. What was the total cost to Canada of the said employment commission?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
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Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Arthur B. Purvis, Montreal, Quebec; A. N. McLean, Black's Harbour, New Brunswick; Alfred Marois, Quebec, P.Q.; Tom Moore,

Ottawa, Ontario; Mrs. Mary M. Sutherland, Wells, British Columbia; W. A. Mackintosh, Kingston, Ontario; E. J. Young, Dummer, Saskatchewan.

(c) Travelling

Per diem (b) Living and other

2. (a) Salaries allowance allowances expenses Total

A. B. Purvis

Nil Nil Nil Nil NilA. N. McLean

Nil Nil Nil $2,858 55 $2,858 55A. Marois

Nil $3,529 Nil 1,611 46 5,140 46Tom Moore

$7,425 Nil Nil 609 95 8,034 95Mrs. M. M. Sutherland

Nil 9,445 Nil 5.117 80 14,562 80W. A. Mackintosh

Nil 3,066 Nil 1,281 95 4,347 95E. J. Young

Nil 4,895 Nil 2,518 80 7,413 80

Note.-P.C. 1140 of May 13, 1936, provided for remuneration at the rate of $20 per day and actual expenses, while engaged on the work of the commission, except Mr. Tom Moore, who was in receipt of a salary of $9,000, less 5 per cent, as a member of the employment and social insurance commission to February 29, 1937, and then received a salary of $675 per month from March 1, 1937, from the national employment commission. (P.C. 492 of March 30, 1937.)

3. Action has been taken to date by the government toward the implementation of the following recommendations of the national employment commission:

(a) a national registration and classification of all persons receiving aid to which the dominion government contributes;

(b) a farm employment plan and supplementary plans designed to provide winter employment for homeless adults;

(c) a home improvement plan involving a limited government guarantee to lend-

[DOT] ing institutions in connection with small

loans for home repair and improvement work made under terms laid down by the dominion government;

(d) appointment of a youth employment committee and a women's employment committee;

(e) a dominion-provincial program of youth training and rehabilitation of the unemployed ;

(f) invitation to the provinces of Ontario and Quebec to confer with dominion officials on agricultural relief (invitation not accepted);

(g) a current audit of unemployment relief expenditures at the seats of the governments of the provinces.

In addition, the government has been guided in the determination of its policy by the recommendations of the commission with respect to modernization of the employment service of Canada, low rental housing, public works and coordination of aid.

4. $325,549.26 divided as follows:

Commissioners

Per diem remuneration and travelling expenses.. .. Youth Employment Committee

Living allowance and travelling expenses

Women's Advisory Committee

Living allowance and travelling expenses

Other expenses

National Employment Commission S 42,358 51 Registration Branch

14,401 68

13,149 92 103,413 06 $152,226 09

$173,323 17 $152,226 09

CMr. Graydon.]

Questions

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT- SASKATCHEWAN CONTRACTS

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

How many contracts of any nature whatsoever were let by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act in the province of Saskatchewan for the period of January, 1938, to January, 1939?

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT- SASKATCHEWAN CONTRACTS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

32.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT- SASKATCHEWAN CONTRACTS
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SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF SEED

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

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

1. Has the Saskatchewan government made application _ to the federal government for assistance in financing relief seed for the farmers this spring?

2. If so, on what date was application made?

. 3. What other bodies have made representations of this nature?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF SEED
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James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I answered this question last night, in addressing the house, as far as it is possible to answer it at the moment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF SEED
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BROADVIEW, SASK., LANDING FIELD

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Mr. PERLEY:

1. Was a landing field constructed by the Department of Transport at or near the town of Broadview, Saskatchewan, during the year 1938?

2. If so: (a) what was the total cost; (b) who were the contractors; (c) what was the amount of each contract?

3. Was labour used, or employed, from the Broadview district?

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Subtopic:   BROADVIEW, SASK., LANDING FIELD
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Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. The Department of Transport started the construction of an intermediate aerodrome near the town of Broadview, Saskatchewan, latter part of the year 1937. Completed May 15, 1938.

2. (a) Purchase of land (1937-38), $1,486.50. Civil aviation (1937-38), $17,891.91. Civil aviation (1938-39), as at November 30, 1938, $22,336.25. Total to November 30, 1938, $41,714.66.

(b) and (c).

Contract No. 30582-Contractor, William R. Webb & W. G. Wellbelove, Broadview, Saskatchewan. Consideration, $3,419.85. Description, erection of a radio meteorological building at Broadview (Ekapo), Sask., on the route of the Trans-Canada Airways.

Contract No. 30590-Contractor, William R. Webb & W. G. Wellbelove, Broadview, Saskatchewan. Consideration, $3,867.60. Description, erection of a radio beacon station, including the construction of four antenna tower foundations at Broadview (Ekapo), Sask., on the route of the Trans-Canada Airways.

Contract No. 30604-Contractor, Dorosz Brothers and Ross, Regina, Sask. Consideration, $16,902. Description, development of the intermediate aerodrome site at Broadview (Ekapo), Sask., on the route of the Trans-Canada Airways.

Contract No. 30835-Contractor, P. W. Graham & Sons, Limited, Moose Jaw, Sask. Consideration, $11,822. Description, erection of living quarters for the radio staff of air services, including two residences and a double garage at the intermediate aerodrome, Broadview (Ekapo), Saskatchewan, (using wood bevel siding).

3. Yes. All unskilled labour obtained from Broadview district; skilled labour required for certain contracts was obtained from outside points.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BROADVIEW, SASK., LANDING FIELD
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WEYMOUTH N.S., WHARF

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government purchase from Gilbert Belliveau a wharf at Weymouth, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, what was the purchase price?

3. What area adjacent to the wharf, and used with it, is available for piling space?

4. What are the dimensions of the wharf?

5. From whom, and when, did Gilbert Belliveau acquire title to said wharf, and for what amount?

6. Was said wharf under lease to one Taylor when purchased by the government?

7. If so, has the lease to Taylor been continued or renewed?

8. What is the rental and duration of the lease, if any?

9. What amount has been expended on repairs to this wharf since its purchase by the dominion government?

10. Was consideration given to the purchase of a wharf in the same locality, known as the Dunbar wharf, and were there any negotiations by the government for its purchase?

11. Why did the government purchase the said wharf instead of the Dunbar wharf?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WEYMOUTH N.S., WHARF
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Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes, by expropriation.

2. $2,500.

3. None.

4. 266 feet long by 20 to 79 feet wide.

5. No information.

6. 7 and 8. Under lease to Weymouth Shipping Company. Lease not renewed.

9. None.

10. Yes, Dunbar wharf also known as Han-kinson wharf.

11. Wharf purchased affords greater advantages to shipping and represents less maintenance costs.

Questions

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Subtopic:   WEYMOUTH N.S., WHARF
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RETIREMENT OP NATIONAL DEBT

February 15, 1939