March 19, 1942

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY

NAT

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury): (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

1. What is the value of the property of all kinds held by the custodian in respect to interned persons?

2. Is there an advisory committee to the custodian of enemy property?

3. If so, what are the names of the members of such committee; when were they appointed, and by whom were they appointed?

4. What salary, allowance, fee or other emolument, including travelling expenses, is paid to each member of the advisory committee; and vvhat is the total amount paid to each member since his appointment?

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Subtopic:   CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The value of property of all kinds (including life insurance) held by the custodian in respect to interned persons is $1,185,797.73.

2. No, but from October, 1939, to March, 1940, the Hon. Mr. Justice W. M. Martin of the court of appeal of Saskatchewan acted as special adviser. Mr. Justice Martin was paid

an allowance of $15 a day, when absent from his home in connection with this special duty, and actual travelling expenses. The total amount paid to him was living allowance (126 days at $15 per day), $1,890; travelling expenses, $366.35; total, S2,256.35.

3. See answer to 2. Mr. Justice Martin was asked to serve as special adviser by acting custodian, the Right Hon. Ernest Lapointe.

4. Answered by No. 2.

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SASKATCHEWAN EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Will the emergency landing fields at Mooso-min, Broadview, Wolseley and Indian Head, Saskatchewan, be further developed?

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

This is a matter dealing with the future, and it would be very hard to answer yes or no. We might decide in 1945 that we would make some addition; so I suggest that it be dropped.

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Nothing in the near future, then? .

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I cannot say.

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

NAT

Mr. ESLING :

National Government

1. Since the Unemployment Insurance Act became operative on July 1, 1941, how much has been placed in the consolidated revenue fund as a result of contributions under this act by employees, employers and the government?

2. How much of this money has been invested by the government and in what securities?

3. As at December 31, 1941, how many

employees came under the operation of the Unemployment Insurance Act?

4. In the event of an employee enlisting before having made the 180 payments which entitle' him to benefit, is there a refund of payments to the employee and the employer?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Gross combined employers' and employees' contributions, $31,964,958.79; government's contribution, $6,389,431.91; total, $38,354,390.70.

2. The cost price of the invested principal at present held for the fund (invested entirely in Dominion of Canada bonds), $38,031,177.51.

3. Up to December 31, 1941, approximately

2,200.000 books had been issued to persons working in insured employment.

4. No.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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RADIO BROADCASTING

IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent

1. Does Madame Pierre F. Casgrain broadcast over the C.B.G. for the Department of National Defence or for the war services of the Department of Finance?

2. If so, what sums has she been paid for such services since the 1st of January, 1941. to date?

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Questions

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Sub-subtopic:   MADAME PIERRE F. CASGRAIN
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Mr. Speaker, so far as the Department, of National Defence is concerned the answer to the first question is no, and the answer to the second is, none.

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
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IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent

1. Is Madame Pierre Casgrain in charge of, or does she take part in any of the broadcasting programmes of the C.B.C.?

2. If so, (a) what is the nature of these programmes; (b) what remuneration does she receive for each one; (c) how much has been paid to her by the C.B.C. for all services from January 1, 1941, to date?

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) (i) "Femina", a 30-minute weekly programme devoted to women's interests.

(ii) News of women's activities-15 minutes five times a week.

(b) Nil.

(c) Nil.

assistance to medical students joining

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Sub-subtopic:   MADAME PIERRE F. CASGRAIN
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H.M. FORCES

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What action has the government taken regarding the application made by the medical faculties of Canadian universities for some direct assistance to those medical students who are entering the medical branches of His Majesty's forces?

2. AVhat representations have been made, by whom and for how many students?

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Subtopic:   H.M. FORCES
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March 19, 1942