May 18, 1942

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. How much does the Department of Trade and Commerce spend annually in its distribution of publications, (a) for all the provinces, (b) for each province?

2. Would the government consider greatly reducing these publications or eliminating them altogether for the period of the war and thus save labour and paper?

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Subtopic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE PUBLICATIONS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. (a) $113,800.75-printing and distribution. This figure includes such publications as annual reports, etc., which are required by

statute.

(b) Information not available by provinces.

2. The publication, and circulation, of certain statistics has already been withdrawn, and every consideration will be given to further economy, insofar as the need for statistical and other services may permit.

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Subtopic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE PUBLICATIONS
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RELEASES FROM INTERNMENTS

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

How many persons were released from internment camps in Canada in each month from October, 1939, to April, 1941?

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Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENTS
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

1939 1940 1941January 21 11February 16 23March 21 24April 26 May 3 June 3 July 4 August 4 September .. 2 2 October .. 6 21 November .. 18 18 December

Total-284. .. 30 ~56 31 170 58

Questions

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Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENTS
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PRISON CAMPS-OFFICER PERSONNEL

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Did a British officer resident in Canada, with extensive experience in large prison camps in the last war, offer his services to the government in this war?

2. If so, why was this officer not employed?

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Subtopic:   PRISON CAMPS-OFFICER PERSONNEL
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Since the outbreak of hostilities, approximately 40,000 offers of service have been dealt with in this department. It is, therefore, not possible to identify the individual referred to or to furnish the information unless the name of the officer in question is supplied.

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Subtopic:   PRISON CAMPS-OFFICER PERSONNEL
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TOURIST AOVERTISIN G

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. How much does tourist advertising cost?

2. Have the provincial governments got similar services?

3. In view of the necessity for conserving rubber and gasoline, would the government consider the abolition of this tourist department as a war measure?

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Subtopic:   TOURIST AOVERTISIN G
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. For the fiscal year 1941-42:

Advertising $345,373 21

Publications 20,337 57

Total $365,710 78

2. All provincial governments maintain tourist development departments for the purpose of promoting tourist traffic into their respective provinces.

3. In view of the existing war-time conditions, the activities of the Canadian travel bureau have been greatly curtailed. The abolition of the Canadian travel bureau is a matter of governmental policy, which will be made known in due course.

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Subtopic:   TOURIST AOVERTISIN G
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WORKERS IN ST. PAUL L'ERMITE WAR INDUSTRIES -TRANSPORTATION

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Is the government paying the cost of transportation of Montreal workmen who are employed in the war industries at St. Paul l'Ermite (Plant Cherrier) ?

2. Is the government paying for the transportation of workmen residing in the counties of Joliette, L'Assomption, Montcalm and Berthier, who are employed in the same shops?

3. If not, does the government propose to accord the same treatment to all these workpeople and to reimburse those living in the four counties named for the cost of their daily transportation retroactive to the commencement of the enterprise?

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Subtopic:   WORKERS IN ST. PAUL L'ERMITE WAR INDUSTRIES -TRANSPORTATION
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes, partially. The company supplies free transportation service from Ontario Street East, Montreal, to the plant at Cherrier, a

distance of 151 miles. Workers who use this free transportation service pay their own transportation charges from their homes to the railway depot at Ontario Street East and return.

2. No, except that all workers in the plant, from whatever district they come, work eight hours per day and are paid for 8i hours to compensate, in part at least for transportation costs. Workers who live east of the plant do not receive any free transportation except as stated above.

3. The department does not propose to assume transportation costs in addition to those already in effect and especially on a retroactive basis. Such a course of action would involve heavy expenses and similar arrangements in other plants.

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Subtopic:   WORKERS IN ST. PAUL L'ERMITE WAR INDUSTRIES -TRANSPORTATION
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DR. H. H. CHRISTIE

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

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

1. Is Dr. H. H. Christie, formerly of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, employed by the dominion government?

2. If so, in what capacity?

3. Did his appointment receive the endorsa-tion of the Canadian Medical Association?

4. What salary, travelling expenses, and other forms of remuneration has he received since being employed by the dominion government?

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Subtopic:   DR. H. H. CHRISTIE
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Supervisor of medical services, Department of National War Services.

3. Such endorsation was not requested. Dr. Christie is a past president of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Medical Association and he resigned from the position of member of the health services board of the province of Saskatchewan to accept his present appointment.

4. Salary at the rate of $5,000 per year and $881.22 for necessary travelling expenses from September 10, 1940, to the date of this reply.

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Subtopic:   DR. H. H. CHRISTIE
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POST-DISCHARGE BENEFITS TO EX-SOLDIERS

CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

How many men with dependents and how many single men, discharged from this war, are now in receipt of post-discharge benefits pending employment?

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Subtopic:   POST-DISCHARGE BENEFITS TO EX-SOLDIERS
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Men with dependents, 314; single men, 348.

CANADIAN ARMY (RESERVE)-DEPENDENTS* ALLOWANCE

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Subtopic:   POST-DISCHARGE BENEFITS TO EX-SOLDIERS
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May 18, 1942