March 16, 1942

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

I will frame the question in a different way and I shall probably 'be able to get the information I want.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT OF INDIANS
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ENLISTMENT CAMPAIGN

UNITY

Dorise Winifred Nielsen

Unity

Mrs. NIELSEN:

What has the government done towards launching a nation-wide enlistment campaign in

the weeks preceding the plebiscite and obtaining the fullest participation of all members of parliament in such a recruiting drive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT CAMPAIGN
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

May I answer this question orally? It is not the intention, as I am at present advised, to launch what might be called a special campaign in the weeks preceding the plebiscite. I can say, however, that we have been and shall be carrying on a nation-wide enlistment campaign, to use the words of the question, continuously, day in and day out. The house will probably be interested to know, if I may put it on the record now, the response we have had to date this year. In January the recruiting figures for the army were, as I believe I told the house, about 11,700; in February, a short month, 8,152; and in March up to and including the 14th, 4,019 for a little less than half a month. Regarding the participation of members of parliament, I may say first that citizens' committees all over the country have been exceedingly helpful and are increasing their activities. As I have said to the house before, the work of getting men for the armed forces justifies the very best efforts of all of us and I wish to emphasize again what I consider to be the need for the fullest and most active participation of all members of parliament in that effort. I venture to think that it is one of the many duties that rest upon members of this house in connection with their responsibilities of leadership.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT CAMPAIGN
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

ASSISTANCE TO WESTERN AGRICULTURE

LIB

Mr. PURDY:

Liberal

1. What is the total amount owing by each of the three western provinces to the dominion government, including any amounts written off and any indirect liabilities by way of guarantees, etc.?

2. What payments have been made to each of the three western provinces by the federal government since 1930 in connection with unemployment relief and similar assistance, seed grain loans, etc.?

3. What has been the cost to the federal treasury of the Canadian Wheat Board Act since its inception, including estimated loss on stock on hand or committed for, based on the price of wheat at the present time?

4. What is the approximate aggregate amount paid by the federal treasury, including amounts accrued but not paid, from 1930 to date, for assistance to agriculture in the three western provinces ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO WESTERN AGRICULTURE
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ALCOHOL FROM CANADIAN WHEAT

SC

Mr. SHAW:

Social Credit

1. Is the government at present carrying on any experiments with alcohol manufactured from Canadian wheat?

Questions as Orders for Returns

2. Has the government granted any financial assistance to any Canadian distiller to carry on experimental work in this connection?

3. If so, what amounts have been granted and to whom?

4. Have government tests been made of alcohol extracted from Canadian wheat, and what has been learned from such tests?

5. Has the government discovered any satisfactory method of blending this alcohol with other products, to be used as a substitute for gasoline?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ALCOHOL FROM CANADIAN WHEAT
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LABOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON WAR BOARDS

UNITY

Mrs. NIELSEN:

Unity

1. Were any labour representatives appointed to war boards before the Prime Minister's statement to the delegation from the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada on February 12, last?

2. If so, how many, what are their names and whom do they represent?

3. Have any such representatives been appointed to war boards since February 12, 1942?

4. If so, how many, what are their names and whom do they represent?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON WAR BOARDS
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RAILWAY FREIGHT RATES

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Has any application been made to the board of transport commissioners by either the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railways, or jointly on behalf of both railways, asking for a general increase in freight rates?

2. If so, has such application been considered by the board of transport commissioners?

3. What decision, if any, has been given in the matter?

4. Has the wartime prices and trade board any control or jurisdiction in the matter of railway freight rates?

5. If so, would any request by the railway companies for an increase of rates have to be granted or allowed by the wartime prices and trade board before being made effective, or would any order made to this effect by the board of transport commissioners supersede any authority of the wartime prices and trade board?

Mr. MiECHAUD (for the Minister of Transport): Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY FREIGHT RATES
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CANADIAN FORCES-HEADQUARTERS MOTOR VEHICLES

LIB-PRO

Mr. MacKENZIE (Lambton-Kent):

Liberal Progressive

1. What is the number of station wagons and other motor vehicles used at Ottawa by the staffs, permanent or temporary, of (a) the army, (b) the air force, (c) the naval service?

2. What officers or group of officers on these respective staffs, or positions occupied by them, have been assigned or allotted passenger ears for their individual or collective use, or for carrying out duties connected with positions they occupy?

3. Are any such officers or group of officers permitted the use of passenger vehicles, (a) for the purpose of conveyance to and from work,

(b) for other purposes not connected with the duties of the positions they occupy?

[Mr. Shaw.)

4. Is a record kept of the mileage of such vehicles for the purpose of checking against their use for other than official business?

5. Are all such vehicles driven by persons in uniform attached to any of the respective services, and do such drivers perform any other duties than those connected with the operation of the vehicles?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-HEADQUARTERS MOTOR VEHICLES
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PURCHASE OF MEATS FOR QUEBEC TRAINING CAMPS

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Did the government, during the months of October, November and December, 1941, purchase pork and bacon for the training camps at Valcartier, Joliette and St. Jerome?

2. If so, what quantity was purchased for each of these camps?

3. What prices were paid per pound at each of these camps?

4. Were the loins or fat parts of this pork consumed by the army?

5. If not, were they resold to any person?

6. To whom and at w'hat price?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF MEATS FOR QUEBEC TRAINING CAMPS
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PIGGOT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. Have any contracts been awarded to the Piggot Construction Company of Hamilton, since the beginning of the -war?

2. If so, how many and of what total value?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PIGGOT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-CANADA BREAD COMPANY

March 16, 1942