June 18, 1942

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SASKATCHEWAN SHEEP PRODUCTION PROGRAMME

UNITY

Mrs. NIELSEN:

Unity

1. Has the provincial government of Saskatchewan applied to the federal government for financial assistance to launch a programme for increased sheep production in that province?

2. If so, (a) what sum is to be granted to Saskatchewan, and (b) what is the proposed increase?

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN SHEEP PRODUCTION PROGRAMME
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Following a conference held with representatives of the provincial departments of agriculture, plans for a cooperative effort to increase sheep production in Canada were outlined, as follows:

(a) The dominion undertook to supply provincial departments of agriculture with certain pamphlets to be used in connection with their sheep campaigns;

(b) The dominion agreed to pay freight charges from points of origin to points of

distribution on ewes or ewe lambs purchased for breeding;

(c) To the extent that they may be available, the dominion agreed to loan to farmers starting new flocks of sheep containing a minimum of fifteen females, rams for the first two seasons.

The above forms of assistance have been authorized, distribution of publicity has already been made, and the freight assistance and ram loan policies will be available from August 1, 1942, to December 31, 1942.

2. (a) The amount that may be expended in Saskatchewan for freight assistance in transporting female breeding stock and for ram distribution will depend upon the extent such assistance is used in that province;

(b) We have no information on the proposed increase in sheep in Saskatchewan.

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TRICE CEILING-DOMESTIC AND IMPORT SUBSIDIES

CON

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total number and amount of claims that have been filed for, (a) domestic subsidies, (b) import subsidies, since the commencement of price ceiling operations to date?

2. Of these bow many have been, (a) examined, (b) allowed at the amount claimed, (c) reduced, (d) disallowed?

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Subtopic:   TRICE CEILING-DOMESTIC AND IMPORT SUBSIDIES
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

As of the close of business, June 8, 1942- 1. Number Amount

(a) Domestic ... 10,038 14,674,474 69 (b) Imports ... 2,789 2,524,350 39 Total . ...12.827 $7,198,825 08 2. Claims examined Allowed Re- Dis-and paid in full duced allowed (a) (b) (c) (d)Domestic .. 8,733 8,477 255 1Imports .. .. 1355 639 557 159Total .. ..10,088 9,116 812 160INCOME TAX-ALLOWANCES FOR BRITISH GUEST

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CHILDREN

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. What are the regulations governing deductions of dependent's allowance from foster parents' income tax in cases of British guest children brought out by private auspices and in cases of children brought out by government assistance?

2. What action is the government taking to make these regulations uniform?

3. What are the income tax exemption regulations with respect to foster parents generally?

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Subtopic:   CHILDREN
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Section 5(ee) of the Income War Tax Act provides an exemption for each child maintained by the taxpayer in, Canada under

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a cooperative scheme sponsored by the governments of the United Kingdom and of Canada or any of the provinces of Canada.

No exemption is given under the Income War Tax Act to taxpayers supporting British guest children brought out under private auspices. Section 5(ee) applies only to children brought out by the children's overseas reception board of Great Britain with the assistance of the British government. Foster parents of such children should claim the amount which the law allows them when filing their income tax returns. The inspector of income tax for the district in which they file will examine a list received from the Department of Mines and Resources showing the names of the guest children and the names and addresses of the foster parents with whom they are living. If the name of the guest child claimed by the taxpayer is shown on a list thus supplied, the exemption will be granted. If the name is not on the list, the exemption will not be granted. These lists are kept up to date from month to month as new names or changes of addresses are received from the Department of Mines and Resources.

2. The uniformity of the regulations and the applicability of the law as to procedure is stated in the explanation to question No. 1.

The government is taking no action to grant exemptions to taxpayers supporting guest children brought out under private auspices.

3. There is no exemption granted in the Income War Tax Act to any foster parent on account of any child supported by him, other than his own children or grandchildren (save in the case of persons maintaining self-contained domestic establishments and supporting therein one or more individuals dependent upon them and connected with them by blood relationship, marriage or adoption) unless such taxpayer has legally adopted such child. The exemption given for children brought out under the British government scheme is therefore an exception to the general rule and in so far as it has not been extended by statute to embrace children brought out under private auspices, the law now applying to all Canadian taxpayers in respect to Canadian children must also apply in respect to British children.

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OFFICIAL WAR HISTORIES

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. Where and how can the official history of the war 1914-19 be obtained?

2. If it has not been published, why not?

3. Is the history of the present war currently being recorded and prepared?

4. Who is the appointed historian and what steps is he taking in the preparation?

[Mr. Gibson.l

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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Volume I of the official history of the "Canadian Forces in the Great War, 1914-19", bound in two parts (i) text and (ii) appendices and maps, covering from the outbreak of war to September 1915, can be obtained from the King's Printer, or through any bookseller. The price is $2.00 for the text and $1.50 for the appendices and maps.

2. Volume I was published in June 1938; no other volumes have been published. Work on the subsequent volumes was in progress in 1939 but was interrupted by the outbreak of the present war.

3. Material for the Canadian history of the current war is being recorded, assembled and indexed.

4. No historian for the army has yet been appointed. The -director of the historical section (general staff) is responsible for the recording, assembling and indexing of material. He is represented overseas by a historical officer at Canadian military headquarters.

Historical material relating to the Royal Canadian Navy is being dealt with by the Naval historical section, and for material relating to the Royal Canadian Air Force by the director of staff duties.

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REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

NAT

Mr. JACKMAN:

National Government

1. How much is the dominion government budgeting to spend during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1943, (a) on war account, (b) on ordinary account?

2. How much is expected to be raised, (a) by taxation revenues, (b) by non-tax revenues, (e) by borrowing?

3. What percentages of total war and ordinary expenditures are being raised by taxation revenue and by borrowing during the present fiscal year, (a) by Great Britain, (b) by the United States?

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Subtopic:   REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I should like to suggest to the hon. gentleman who asks this question that the first two parts of the question are not in order, because they anticipate the budget and are questions which necessarily would be answered in the statement which is made to the house on the presentation of the budget. That objection does not apply to the third part, but it is so bound up with the other two that I suggest that the whole three be dropped; the third part can be asked, at some later stage.

Question dropped.

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RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING PURCHASES OF MATERIAL BY WAR CONTRACTORS

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. Are contractors working on contracts for the Department of Munitions and Supply 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?

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Subtopic:   RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING PURCHASES OF MATERIAL BY WAR CONTRACTORS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

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June 18, 1942