March 16, 1942

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


RENTAL OF BUILDINGS IN SAINT JOHN, N.B.

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. How much of the building, number 80 Prince William street, Saint John, New Brunswick, is rented to the unemployment insurance commission?

2. From whom was it rented?

3. When was it rented?

4. For what length of time?

5. What rent is paid?

6. Were the costs of renovating the premises paid for by the government?

7. If so, who made these renovations and what did they cost?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RENTAL OF BUILDINGS IN SAINT JOHN, N.B.
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Space on first and second floors including part of mezzanine floor, having a total area of 2,600 square feet.

2. Mrs. Bertha Garson, Saint John, N.B.

3 and 4. Second floor space-five years from date of occupancy, namely September 22,-1941; first floor and mezzanine-five years from date of occupancy, namely October 28, 1941.

5. $2,600 per annum, lessor to pay taxes and water rates and provide heating, cleaning, janitor service and elevator service.

6 and 7. The alterations and changes were made by the owner at a cost of $4,129.21, of which the owner paid $2,522.63 and the government $1,606.58.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RENTAL OF BUILDINGS IN SAINT JOHN, N.B.
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PRICE CEILING-FRUIT JUICES

CON

Mr. LOCKHART:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are any rebates or other payments in connection with price levels being paid to importers of pineapple and grapefruit juices?

2. If so, on what basis are such payments made?

3. What amount has been paid to date to each importer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-FRUIT JUICES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Imported pineapple and grape fruit juices are eligible for subsidy, but no claims have been received in respect to pineapple juice.

2. Grapefruit juice is eligible for subsidy on the following basis:

20-oz. tins unsweetened, to the extent laid-down cost exceeds $1.03 per dozen, maximum subsidy 20 cents per dozen.

20-oz. tins sweetened, to the extent laid-down cost exceeds $1.06 per dozen, maximum subsidy 20 cents per dozen.

48-oz. tins unsweetened, to the extent that the laid-down cost exceeds $2.23 per dozen, maximum subsidy 50 cents per dozen.

48-oz. tins sweetened, to the extent that the laid-down cost exceeds $2.34 per dozen, maximum subsidy 50 cents per dozen.

3. Total subsidy payments in respect to grapefruit juice to March 6, 1942 inclusive amount to $11,842.65. It is not in the public interest to indicate the amounts paid to individual importers.

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Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-FRUIT JUICES
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BUILDING OF CARGO VESSELS

CCF

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

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

1. What is Canada's programme for the building of cargo vessels?

2. What department of the Canadian government is responsible for the direction of this programme?

3. Are any steps being taken by the government to investigate the possibility of reducing ship losses, either by increasing the speed, or by changing the structure of the ship, or by equipping them with heavier guns?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUILDING OF CARGO VESSELS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Canada's cargo shipbuilding programme utilizes the complete facilities of thirteen shipbuilding yards now operating or preparing to operate.

The types of ships being built are those chosen by the British Admiralty and the British Ministry of War Transport, as being the most suitable for building and operating under war conditions, consistent with the chief objective of procuring the largest number of ships in the shortest possible time.

2. The direction and the policy of the programme is under the Department of Munitions and Supply.

3. All specifications and measures affecting the speed or the defence of the ships are being taken according to recommendations and suggestions made by the British Admiralty and the British Ministiy of War Transport.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUILDING OF CARGO VESSELS
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DAYLIGHT SAVING

NAT

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

National Government

1. Have any municipalities in Canada refused to comply with the government order to advance the time one hour?

Questions

2. If so, what municipalities and for what reason?

3. What steps are being taken by the government to have the order enforced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No information.

2 and 3. Answered by number 1.

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Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING
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WESTERN FARMERS-MACHINE COMPANY CREDITORS

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

What measures, if any,' has the dominion government taken to protect more or less impoverished farmers of the three prairie provinces from creditor machine companies, threatening to repossess or sue?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTERN FARMERS-MACHINE COMPANY CREDITORS
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

This matter is primarily one that comes under the jurisdiction of the various provincial governments. However, the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, which is in operation in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, provides means whereby farmers in certain circumstances may make adjustments with their creditors.

WHEAT ACREAGE, 1941-FARM UNITS OF . 320 ACRES OR LESS

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Subtopic:   WESTERN FARMERS-MACHINE COMPANY CREDITORS
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LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. PURDY:

What percentage of wheat acreage under crop in 1941 in the three western provinces was represented by the self-contained farm units of 320 acres or less?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTERN FARMERS-MACHINE COMPANY CREDITORS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Information not available at the present time. Compilation of the agricultural statistics, as taken in the 1941 census, not sufficiently advanced to obtain this information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTERN FARMERS-MACHINE COMPANY CREDITORS
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S. V. EASTLAND

March 16, 1942