March 16, 1942

SC

Mr. SHAW:

Social Credit

1. Is the government aware that a strike of workers has taken place in the Montreal plant of the Canada Bread Company?

2. If so, what steps have been taken to date to settle such strike?

3. Have government contracts for the supplying of bread and pastry to Canadian military or air force establishments been given to the Canada Bread Company since September 1, 1941?

4. If so, upon what dates were such contracts given, for what quantities and at what prices?

5. Have complaints been registered -with the wartime prices and trade board or any other department of the government by employees of the Canada Bread Company regarding hours of labour and rates of pay?

6. If so, when, and what action has been taken with regard to such complaints?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-CANADA BREAD COMPANY
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CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRIES

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. Was capital assistance given by the government to (a) Chemical Construction Company, (b) Dominion Magnesium Company, (c) Welland Chemical Company, (d) Regina Industries Limited, (e) Standard Chemical Company, (f) Alberta Nitrogen Company?

2. If so, how much to each company?

3. What are the names of the officers and directors of these companies and what is their business experience?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRIES
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PRODUCTION OF MUNITIONS ON COST-PLUS BASIS

CCF

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

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

1. When a firm, is permitted to manufacture munitions on a cost-plus basis, is an experienced production analyst assigned to report on the

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day-by-day functioning of the workers and executives of such firm throughout the whole of the cost-determining period?

2. If no analyst has been present in the plant, is mere inspection of the manufacturer's records accepted as a sound basis for determining payment ?

3. Where several manufacturers are producing munitions on a cost-plus basis and the records of one firm are compared with those of another in arriving at a price for any given article, what assurance has the government that any of these firms were functioning efficiently during the price-determining periods?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OF MUNITIONS ON COST-PLUS BASIS
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MILITARY SERVICE-FARMERS AND FARM LABOURERS

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. How many farmers and farm labourers have been called up for military training under the National Resources Mobilization Act in

(a) Ontario, (b) Quebec?

2. What number of farmers in (a) Quebec and (b) Ontario, have secured one or more postponements in the hearing of their appeals against military service?

3. How many of those called up have been placed in an inferior medical category?

4. Has the government authorized local commissions to hear and determine requests for leave by farmers who desire to return to their land during the farm work season?

5. Has the government appointed an agricultural representative for administrative division "E" at Montreal? If so, who has been so appointed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FARMERS AND FARM LABOURERS
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CORVETTES

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. How many corvettes have been ordered by the Department of Munitions and Supply from the 1st of September, 1939, to date?

2. How many have been launched by the various builders in the same period?

3. How many have been delivered to the government in the same period?

4. What is the average cost to the government of the corvettes delivered?

5. How many shipyards are building corvettes for the government?

6. What is the average cost of the corvettes completed to date for each yard?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CORVETTES
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ADMINISTRATION OF ANNUITIES ACT

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What is the total number of personnel employed in connection with the Annuities Act, including all branch offices?

2. What is the total number employed at the central office in Ottawa, apart from the branch office ?

3. What is the annual cost of the central

office ? .

4. How many branch offices are there in Canada?

5. Where are these branch offices located?

6. What were the total number of individual contracts secured for each branch office in Canada during the calendar years 1938, 1939, 1940, and 1941?

7. Who is in charge of the central office in Ottawa?

8. How long has this employee been in charge of this office?

9. What salary does he receive?

10. What was the amount of remuneration paid to all branch managers during the years 1938 to 1941?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF ANNUITIES ACT
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MOTION PICTURE EQUIPMENT

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. How much motion picture equipment has the government purchased since the outbreak of war?

2. How much motion picture equipment has been sent to the Canadian forces overseas?

3. Was any motion picture equipment sent to the Canadian forces in Hong Kong?

4. What companies received motion picture contracts from the government, and what is the amount of each contract?

Topic:   MOTION PICTURE EQUIPMENT
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M.D. NO. 4 OFFICERS AND SELECTION BOARD


Mr. LaCROIX (Quebec-Montmorency): 1. What percentage of officers on the authorized establishment of headquarters military district No. 4 are French-Canadian bilingual, and what are their names? 2. What is the composition of the junior selection board of military district No. 4, and which if any are French-Canadian bilingual? 3. On the headquarters of district depot military district No. 4, how many officers are French-Canadian bilingual, and has there been any reduction in the proportionate representation at any time within the last year?


JAPANESE FISHING BOATS ON PACIFIC COAST

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What was the total number of fishing boats collected from the Japanese, giving the numbers in each respective class of boats, such as seine boats, gillnet, packer, etc.?

2. How many of these boats have been disposed of by cash sale, giving each respective class of boat and the price paid in each instance ?

3. How many of the Japanese boats impounded have been found to have a lien or mortgage on them, held by individuals or companies?

4. How many of these boats have been released to either individuals or companies on claims made by way of liens or mortgage?

5. Have fishing companies to date registered claims either by way of lien or mortgage?

C. If so, what fishing companies and on what number and type of boats?

7. What is the value of the claims made by the various fishing companies?

8. Have any individual valuations been placed by the committee on any of the boats offered for sale?

9. If so, how do the individual valuations compare with prices set on these boats by the Japanese?

10. If not, why were practical steps not taken to prevent prices being obtained which are above the present value of some of the boats?

11. What facilities are in effect now to allow interested buyers to inspect these boats?

Topic:   JAPANESE FISHING BOATS ON PACIFIC COAST
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY-AJAX CLUB, HALIFAX, N.S.

NAT

Robert Henry McGregor

National Government

Mr. McGREGOR:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, reports and other documents in the possession of the

Motions for Papers

minister or Department of National Defence for Naval Services, dated from September 9, 1939, to date, relating to the proposed gift of the Ajax club in the city of Halifax to the Royal Canadian Navy.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY-AJAX CLUB, HALIFAX, N.S.
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March 16, 1942