June 15, 1942

WARTIME HOUSING

ST. CATHARINES AND MERRITTON PROJECTS

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What was the cost to Wartime Housing Limited of providing water and sewage to the building projects in St. Catharines and Merritton districts?

2. How many wartime houses are served by these extensions?

3. What arrangements have been made with the civic authorities concerning the paying for these extensions?

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING
Subtopic:   ST. CATHARINES AND MERRITTON PROJECTS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. St. Catharines project numbers (1) and (2) and Merritton project number (1), $67,549.61.

2. St. Catharines and Merritton, 325 houses.

3. These extensions were undertaken by Wartime Housing Limited, direct, with the exception that the town of Merritton installed the necessary water mains and house water connections on the Merritton project, their costs for which were submitted to and paid by Wartime Housing Limited.

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING
Subtopic:   ST. CATHARINES AND MERRITTON PROJECTS
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WHEAT ACREAGE REDUCTION BONUS

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. How many bonuses under the wheat acreage reduction plan for the year 1941 in the province of Saskatchewan are outstanding?

2. How many prairie farm income bonuses are still outstanding in the said province for the same year?

3. How many applications approved of under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act for the year 1941 in the province of Saskatchewan, have not been finally settled?

Topic:   WHEAT ACREAGE REDUCTION BONUS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. 1,084 as at June 11, 1942.

2. 1,224 as at June 11, 1942.

3. 2,173 as at June 11, 1942.

[Mr. Speaker.!

Topic:   WHEAT ACREAGE REDUCTION BONUS
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CONSTRUCTION OP HUTS OR HOUSES IN REGINA

CON

Mr. DIEFENRAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many huts or houses is the government building in the city of Regina; who is the contractor and what is the price for each hut or house?

j. Are the building contractors furnishing heating and plumbing? If not, who is?

3. What is the cost for, (a) heating, (b) plumbing, for each of said huts or houses?

,We5e Anders called for, (a) building, (b) heating, (c) plumbing?

5. If SO, how many tenders were submitted and what was the amount of each?

6. If tenders were not called for, was any company or person invited to submit tenders?

7. If tenders were called for, in what newspapers were the advertisements inserted?

Topic:   CONSTRUCTION OP HUTS OR HOUSES IN REGINA
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. The Shoquist Construction Company of Saskatchewan is performing a contract for the government, awarded January 9, 1942, known as the construction of works and buildings for amalgamation of No. 12A district subdepot with No. 12 district depot. The price as quoted for each house or hut is as follows: 1 quarters and mess, 30 officers. .$ 24,300

1 quarters and W.O.'s and N.C.O.'s 16,611

6 quarters and other ranks 98,712*

1 mess, W.O.'s and N.C.O.'s 11,359

1 mess for other ranks 16,105

1 Q.M. stores and reg't. shops______ 6,048

1 company officers and H.Q 9,413

* (each $16,452.)

Total $182,581

The above prices are for buildings only and are exclusive of excavation, grading and sewers, etc.

Since the above contract was awarded, two buildings have been added to the project, the work to be done by the same contractor, as follows:

Dry canteen and lecture room, $8,496; guard house and four cells, $4,200.

2. Yes.

3. It is impossible to ascertain from the general contractor's tender the cost of the heating and plumbing as this cost is included in the price quoted for each building.

4. No. Tenders were called for the general building construction, heating and plumbing inclusive.

5. The tenders submitted and the amounts were as follows:

Questions

Without With

kitchen equip, kitchen equip.

Shoquist Construction Co. $191,088 $193,829Bird Construction Co 192,230 No quotationPoole Construction Co. 195,500 No quotationSmith Bros. & Wilson Ltd.. 196,967 No quotationW aterman-Waterbury Mfg. Co 200,130 204,0616. Tenders were invited from the following

firms:

Shoquist Construction Co., Saskatoon, Sask.

C. M. Miners Construction Co., Saskatoon, Sask.

P. W. Graham & Sons, Moose Jaw, Sask.

Carter-Halls-Aldinger Ltd., Regina, Sask.

Bird Construction Co., Regina, Sask.

Smith Bros. & Wilson Ltd., Regina, Sask.

Poole Construction Co., Regina, Sask.

Waterman-Waterbury Mfg. Co., Regina, Sask.

7. Advertisement in newspapers was not made. Invitations to tender were sent out to all those firms in the vicinity known to be in a position to handle a project of this size. Eight invitations to tender were sent out and five tenders were received.

Topic:   CONSTRUCTION OP HUTS OR HOUSES IN REGINA
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WARTIME HOUSING-PURCHASES OP MATERIAL

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. Are contractors working on contracts for Wartime Housing Limited restricted to making purchases of material from certain companies only?

2. If so, what are the names of the companies?

3. Why are these companies the only ones from whom the contractor may purchase materials?

4. Is this creating a restraint of trade and a breach of the combines act?

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PURCHASES OP MATERIAL
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NAT

Lewis Elston Cardiff

National Government

Mr. CARDIFF:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to have this question withdrawn for redrafting.

Question dropped.

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PURCHASES OP MATERIAL
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MERCHANT MARINE-ASSISTANCE IN INSTALLING MACHINERY FOR BOAT REPAIRS

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN (Cape Breton North-Victoria) :

Liberal

1. Has the government in anywise assisted the Sydney Foundry and Machine Company in placing new machinery in their plant?

2. If so, who pays for this machinery?

3. Is the firm of Musgrave and Company Limited, North Sydney, being given any work in the repair of government boats or boats of the merchant marine?

4. Has the firm of Musgrave and Company Limited been given any assistance in the purchase of new machinery for their plant?

Topic:   MERCHANT MARINE-ASSISTANCE IN INSTALLING MACHINERY FOR BOAT REPAIRS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Musgrave and Company Limited, North Sydney were given several repair jobs on cargo boats during 1941 and it is probable that the services of this contractor will be similarly used during 1942.

4. No.

Topic:   MERCHANT MARINE-ASSISTANCE IN INSTALLING MACHINERY FOR BOAT REPAIRS
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CAPE BRETON COAL MINING INDUSTRY-MULGRAVE YARDAGE FACILITIES

LIB

Moses Elijah McGarry

Liberal

Mr. McGARRY:

Has the Minister of Munitions and Supply given any consideration to the advisability of extending the yardage area at the port of Mulgrave, to remedy the transportation problem in the conveyance of coal from the Cape Breton mines ?

Topic:   CAPE BRETON COAL MINING INDUSTRY-MULGRAVE YARDAGE FACILITIES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The hon. member's question was referred to the management of Canadian National Railways, who have replied as follows:-

Traffic capacity of railway route via strait of Canso is not determined by yardage capacity at Mulgrave which is ample for current purposes. It is not proposed therefore to enlarge yard facilities at port of Mulgrave.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON COAL MINING INDUSTRY-MULGRAVE YARDAGE FACILITIES
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WAGE RATES UNDER WAR CONTRACTS

June 15, 1942