June 15, 1942

LIB

Joseph-Hermas Leclerc

Liberal

Mr. LECLERC:

What is the rate of wages in the following plants on government war contracts, (a) Canada Car Company, Montreal and Hamilton, (b) Small Arms Limited, Toronto, (c) maritime yards at Sorel, Lauzon and Vancouver, (d) munitions industries at Valleyfield (Bouchard & Cherrier) ?

Topic:   WAGE RATES UNDER WAR CONTRACTS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

Whilst the government has knowledge of the schedules of wages being paid to workers in plants where war orders are being executed, complete wage lists from all industrial centres mentioned are not available in the department. The schedules above referred to are often established by agreement between employers and employees. Where no such agreements exist, the following labour condition with respect to wages is attached to each government contract:

All workmen, labourers or other persons who perform labour in or upon the work to be performed by the contractor shall be paid such wages as are generally accepted as current from time to time during the continuance of the contract for competent workmen in the district

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in which the work is being performed for the character or class of work in which they are respectively engaged, and if there be no current rate in such district, then a fair and reasonable rate.

To furnish the wage rates prevailing in all the plants mentioned would entail an enormous amount of work, as the number of labour classifications in each plant varies from 50 to 200. This would require extra staff for a considerable length of time, or the diversion of present staff from current war duties, and it is therefore considered not in the public interest to reply in detail to this question.

Topic:   WAGE RATES UNDER WAR CONTRACTS
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ICE CREAM RATIONING

LIB

Joseph-Hermas Leclerc

Liberal

Mr. LECLERC:

Has the government rationed the quantities of ice cream which may be manufactured quarterly during 1942?

Topic:   ICE CREAM RATIONING
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

No, but the dairy products board has by order restricted the volume of sales of ice cream to civilian accounts during any one quarter in 1942 to those of the corresponding quarter in 1941. Volume of sales of ice cream to military establishments, certain charitable organizations operated or managed within the limits of military establishments, Red Cross and military or civilian hospitals are exempt from the provisions of the order.

Topic:   ICE CREAM RATIONING
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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS ENGAGED IN HAMILTON

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. What firms of engineers and architects have been engaged by Wartime Housing Limited for the building of houses in Hamilton, Ontario?

2. On what basis have they been paid?

3. How much have they been paid for each housing unit?

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS ENGAGED IN HAMILTON
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Hutton & Souter, Hamilton, Ont. Prack & Prack, Hamilton, Ont.

2. The basis is 1 per cent of the cost of the houses.

3. Between $17.21 and $27.59 depending upon the size and type of house constructed.

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS ENGAGED IN HAMILTON
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WARTIME HOUSING-PREFABRICATED HOUSES IN NOVA SCOTIA

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Has the government authorized Wartime Housing Limited to build prefabricated houses in or near New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and in or near Pictou?

2. If so, when was such authorization issued and for how many houses and how many staff houses or other buildings?

3. Were tenders called or prices asked for?

4. If so, what firms or persons submitted prices, stating the amount in each instance?

_ 5. Have tenders been let or contracts entered into? If so, state names and amounts with unit costs and total costs?

6. What offers of land were originally submitted, stating the quantity and prices asked?

7. What land has been acquired, stating quantity, owners and prices?

8. Were tenders called in 1942 for construction of streets, water and sewer works?

9. If so, who submitted tenders or prices stating the amount in each instance, and what is the total estimated cost?

10. Who has been awarded the contract for building such streets, water and sewer works, stating the unit and total estimated costs?

11. Who has been engaged to search titles and survey and lay off the site and what payments have been made or arranged for?

12. When must such buildings be removed and total estimated costs?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PREFABRICATED HOUSES IN NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PREFABRICATED HOUSES IN NOVA SCOTIA
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MILITARY SERVICE-FARM LEAVE-BENOIT TELLIER

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Did Benoit Tellier, enlisted No. D-606356, in March, 1942, request farm leave from his C.O. at Three Rivers, Quebec, his request being signed and sworn to by himself and his father, Eugene Tellier, farmer of St. Elizabeth?

2. Has this application for leave been forwarded to military headquarters in Montreal in accordance with the requirements of military law?

3. What is the final decision upon this application?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FARM LEAVE-BENOIT TELLIER
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FARM LEAVE-BENOIT TELLIER
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MILITARY UNIFORMS AND WOOLLEN BLANKETS

LIB

Mr. GAUTHIER:

Liberal

1. Has Canada imported any cloth for men's overcoats and greatcoats from the British isles since 1939?

2. If so, (a) how many yards, in each of the

years 1939, 1940 and 1941; (b) what total sum in Canadian currency do these importations represent? [DOT]

3. Has the government, since 1939, given military uniforms to England or any other of the united nations?

4. If so, (a) how many to each; (b) how many to each in the years 1939, 1940 and 1941?

5. Has the Canadian government given wool blankets to England and to any of the united nations ?

6. If so, how many and to what value?

7. Has Canada exported military uniforms or cloth for military uniforms to England or to any of the united nations since 1939? If so, to what country or countries?

8. Has Canada exported wool blankets to England or any of the united nations? If so, what quantity to each country and for what amount?

Mobilization Act-Mr. Gardiner

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MILITARY UNIFORMS AND WOOLLEN BLANKETS
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CANADIAN ARMY-DOCTOR LEBBITTER

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. Was Dr. Lebbitter commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel?

2. What are his qualifications?

3. What was his former rank in the army and former experience?

4. What are his duties?

5. On whose authority was he commissioned?

6. On whose request?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY-DOCTOR LEBBITTER
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY-DOCTOR LEBBITTER
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June 15, 1942