May 4, 1942

LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. The explosion referred to occurred actually in the MacDonald Chemical Company plant which is a concern under the same ownership as the International Flare and Signal Company, and is adjacent to the latter plant. The government is aware of the explosion and the regrettable loss of life and injuries sustained by employees and the matter is under investigation at the present time.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Employers are required to conform to wage regulations specified in P.C. 7679, which provides for minimum wages of 35 cents per hour for adult males and 25 cents per hour for adult females; (b) Employees in war industries are entitled to workmen's compensation benefits.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EXPLOSION AT WATERLOO, QUE., CHEMICAL PLANT
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MILITARY SERVICE-CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS

LIB

Mr. WINKLER:

Liberal

1. By provinces, how many applicants have asked for postponement of military service on the grounds of conscientious objection to military service?

2. By provinces, how many such requests were granted ?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
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LIB

Joseph Thorarinn Thorson (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. THORSON:

1. Applicants 2. Applicants

who who have

asked for been granted

postponement postponement

of military of military

service on service on

the grounds of the grounds of

conscientious conscientious

Provinces objection objectionP.E.I ... 6 2N.S ... 10 1N.B ... 12 2Que ... 108 13Ont ... 477 338Man ... 1,095 1,039Sask ... 265 257Alta ... 214 128B.C ... 386 194Total... ... 2,573 1,974

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
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DEHYDRATION OF VEGETABLES

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. What progress is being made with the dehydration of vegetables plan as outlined in order in council P.C. 9228/41?

2. What plants have been equipped to do this work and where are they located?

3. Have any plants been equipped in the potato-raising sections of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island?

4. How much of the money appropriated has been expended to date?

5. What quantity of each vegetable has been dehydrated and what was the market price of each ?

6. What was the cost per pound to dehydrate these vegetables?

7. What market was found for the dehydrated vegetables and at what price per pound were they sold for each different vegetable?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   DEHYDRATION OF VEGETABLES
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The project for dehydration of vegetables under order in council P.C. 9228/41 is completed.

2. The following established dehydration plants received some special extra equipment in order to process the vegetables according to specifications prescribed by the Department of Agriculture: The United Fruit Companies of Nova Scotia Limited, Kentville, N.S., factory at Aylesford, N.S.; Berwick Fruit Products Limited, Berwick, NB.; R. B. Graham, manufacturer of dehydrated vegetables and fruits, Belleville, Ontario; Gordon Beardmore and Company Limited, Oakville, Ontario; Bulmans Limited, Vernon, B.C.

3. No.

4. Expended to April 29, 1942: Equipment,

$21,109.96; raw materials and processing,

$98,513.30.

5. Quantity of each vegetable dehydrated

and market price:

Amount Average

Pro- Price

cessed Paid

Tons per ton

Potatoes

1,100 $26 to $44T urnips

690 15Carrots

300 25Cabbage

205 256. Vegetables were dehydrated under terms of a target contract, with ceiling price, actualcost will not be known until the : completionof government audit being conducted in

accordance with agreements with processors. 7. The armed forces in Canada and abroad:

Prices f.o.b. factory

Potatoes 31c.

Turnips 45c.

Carrots 47c.

Cabbage 73c.

Questions

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   DEHYDRATION OF VEGETABLES
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RESERVE AIRPORT, SYDNEY, N.S.

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. Who obtained the construction contract for the erection of buildings at the reserve airport, Sydney, Nova Scotia, during the winter and spring of 1940 and 1941?

2. Was the contract let by tender?

3. Was the lowest tender accepted?

4. If not, for what reason?

5. What was the price of the lowest tender?

6. What was the final cost of the job?

7. Who was awarded the construction work at Point Edward Sydney, Nova Scotia?

8. Was this awarded on a cost-plus basis and at how much per cent?

9. If so, why were tenders not called?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   RESERVE AIRPORT, SYDNEY, N.S.
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Fundy Construction Company of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by 3.

5. $445,178,

6. The final cost has not yet been determined. It is expected to be approximately $808,000, which included necessary additions to the original contract.

7. Dominion Construction Company, Toronto, Canada.

8. The contract was awarded on the basis of cost plus a fixed' fee to the contractor.

9. The plans had to be developed as the work progressed and it was therefore considered impractical to call for tenders.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   RESERVE AIRPORT, SYDNEY, N.S.
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-QU'APPELLE RIVER DAMS

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. How many dams were constructed, under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, during 1939, 1940 and 1941, on the Qu'Appelle river between Lumsden, Saskatchewan and the Manitoba boundary ?

2. At what points?

3. What was the cost of each?

4. Were tenders called in each case?

5. Who was the contractor in each case?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-QU'APPELLE RIVER DAMS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Two.

2. Crooked lake and Round lake.

3. Crooked lake, $20,805; Round lake, $18,625.

4. Yes. One contract covered both dams.

5. P. South, Regina, Sask.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-QU'APPELLE RIVER DAMS
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SHIPMENT OF EGGS TO BRITAIN

LIB

Mr. BRUNELLE:

Liberal

1. For purposes of export, what is the fixed quota for the production of eggs in each of the provinces of Canada?

2. How many contracts for export have been awarded for all Canada for evaporated eggs?

3. In connection with the egg exportation contracts, how have they been divided among the several provinces?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF EGGS TO BRITAIN
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. There are no fixed quotas for the production of eggs for export from each province.

2. Two contracts have been entered into for the export of shell eggs to Great Britain in 1942; one for 23,100,000 dozen and the second for 15,000,000 dozen. Of this quantity,

4,110,000 dozen had been exported in the shell up to February 7, when the ministry of food requested that the remainder be dried and shipped to Britain in that form. Since then an additional contract for 2,300,000 lbs. of dried eggs has been completed.

3. There has been no effort to divide the export contracts among different provinces. The contracts are sufficiently large to take all available eggs from all provinces. Quantities delivered or contracted from each province to the end of April are:

Dozen

British Columbia 775,140

Alberta 3,228,210

Saskatchewan 3.523,320

Manitoba 3,148.920

Ontario 10,378,080

Quebec 561,390

New Brunswick 18,000

Nova Scotia -

P.E.1 126,000

Total 21,759,060

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF EGGS TO BRITAIN
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PLEBISCITE-QUEBEC COUNTIES

LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Liberal

1. How many electors, men and women, were

there on the voters' lists for the plebiscite on April 27 last, in the following counties: (a)

Maisonneuve-Rosemont, (b) Mercier, (c) Mount Royal, (d) Outremont, (e) Ste. Anne, (f) St. Antoine-Westmount, (g) St. Denis, (h) St. Henri, (i) St. James, (j) St. Lawrence-St. George, (k) St. Mary, (1) Cartier, (m) Hochelaga, (n) Jacques-Cartier, (o) Laurier, (p) Verdun?

2. How many voters of both sexes were omitted from the lists in each of these counties and voted after having taken the oath in order to ascertain their right to vote in the polls of the said divisions?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   PLEBISCITE-QUEBEC COUNTIES
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Information not yet available.

2. This information is given only in a poll book which forms part of plebiscite documents. Form 42 of the ordinary voter plebiscite regulations prescribed that such documents are only subject to inspection in certain cases.

Questions

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-TRANSFER OF OFFICES FROM OTTAWA
Subtopic:   PLEBISCITE-QUEBEC COUNTIES
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ADMISSION TO CANADA OF CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS

May 4, 1942