July 31, 1940

PERRON BOULEVARD, GASPE, TOURIST ROUTE

IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent Conservative

1. Has the government made any contribution to the development of the tourist route in Gaspe known as the Perron boulevard?

2. If so, in what year and what month?

3. For what amount?

4. What was the nature of the contribution?

5. At what particular place, and for what work was the grant applied?

Topic:   PERRON BOULEVARD, GASPE, TOURIST ROUTE
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

Under relief legislation

various contributions have been made to road works in Gaspe but from the details of

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the projects supplied by the provincial authorities it is not possible to identify any of them as forming part of the tourist route referred to.

Information has been requested from the provincial authorities as to which, if any, of the projects contributed to by the dominion were part of the Perron boulevard which information will be furnished upon receipt.

Topic:   PERRON BOULEVARD, GASPE, TOURIST ROUTE
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FUEL CONTROLLER

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. When was Mr. J. McGregor Stewart

appointed fuel controller? .

2. How much time has he spent in Ottawa, since his appointment, on official business?

3. What expenses have been paid him since his appointment to date?

Topic:   FUEL CONTROLLER
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Mr. James McGregor Stewart was appointed coal administrator, wartime prices and trade board, by order in council P.C. 3117, 18th October, 1939.

2. To June 30, 1940, he was absent from Halifax in connection with his duties as coal administrator 68J days of which 42i days were spent in Ottawa.

3. $2,102.36.

soldiers' insurance

Topic:   FUEL CONTROLLER
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NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Will a survey be made of the cost of instituting a system of national insurance for Canada's soldiers on land, sea and in the air, and for their protection after the war from unemployment after demobilization?

2. Has any consideration been given to the matter?

Topic:   FUEL CONTROLLER
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Certain committees are now engaged on the study of the general question of the demobilization and reestablishment of Canada's forces, and the matter referred to in the question will be among those submitted to these committees for study and report.

Topic:   FUEL CONTROLLER
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NAT
LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

They have been sitting now for several months studying various questions.

Topic:   FUEL CONTROLLER
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

The question was whether any legislative action will be taken this session. That evidently escaped the minister.

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NAT

SUMMER CLOTHING FOR SOLDIERS

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. (a) Will soldiers in training in Canada be supplied with summer clothing at the various district camps? (b) If so, when?

2. Until they are supplied, will some amendment be made to the military regulations to permit them to wear summer mufti, or when on leave at weekends, mufti, until summer clothing is provided by the departments concerned ?

Topic:   SUMMER CLOTHING FOR SOLDIERS
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes.

(b) As regards the non-permanent active militia district camps; it is expected summer clothing will be available before the camps open.

As regards the Canadian active service force; summer clothing is available for the number of men enlisted. Some sizing difficulties are being experienced. These are being rapidly dealt with.

2. No amendment is considered necessary. Vide answer to question 1.

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July 31, 1940