June 29, 1942

WAR EXPENDITURES


Second report of special committee on war expenditures.-Mr. Fournier (Hull).


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SAVINGS DEPOSITS


Mr. O'BRIEN: 1. How many depositors in all the chartered banks of Canada have savings accounts amounting to, (a) under $1,000; (b) between $1,000 and $2,000; (c) between $2,000 and $3,000; (d) between $3,000 and $4,000; (e) between $4,000 and $5,000; (f) between $5,000 and $10,000; (g) between $10,000 and $25,000; (h) over $25,000? 2. How many depositors with trust companies or similar institutions authorized to accept deposits of money for accounts are there in each of the above mentioned categories? 3. How many are there in each of the above mentioned categories in each province and, if the information is available, in each county in New Brunswick?


LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Section 114 (11) of the Bank Act requires the chartered banks to make an annual return classifying their deposits in Canada according to certain classes. The last return was for October 31, 1941, and the details of the consolidated return are as follows:

Deposits payable

after notice Number Amount

Deposits of $1,000 or less 3,951,585 $496,309,650

Deposits over $1,000 to ($5 ooo 264,641 522,313,498

Deposits over $5,000 to

$25,000 31,267 272,538,827

Deposits over $25,000 to

$100,000 2,270 99,623,904

Deposits in excess of

$100,000 615 195,557,118

Adjustment representing certified cheques, interest accrued on interest-bearing accounts

items in transit, etc 5,357,082

Total 4,250,378 $1,591,700,079

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SAVINGS DEPOSITS
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NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Has the government established, or does it propose to establish a publicity branch to be known as "consumer information service ?

2. If so, what, in detail, are the functions to be performed by such a service?

3. Have the services of Mr. Leonard Knott been engaged by the government as coordinator of this service, or in any other capacity in connection with this service?

4. If so, what are Mr. Knott's qualifications for the position to which he has been appointed?

5. When was such appointment made?

6. What salary and/or allowances does Mr. Knott receive?

7. Have any other persons been appointed to the staff of this service?

8. If so, (a) what are the names of persons so appointed; (b) what salary and/or allowance does each such person receive?

9. Were such appointments made following competitive examinations duly advertised?

10. What are the qualifications and former occupations of each person appointed to the staff of this service?

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Subtopic:   SAVINGS DEPOSITS
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Consumer Information Service has been part of Public Information activities since October 1941.

2. To correlate consumer information prepared by various other departments of government interested in this work; to undertake distribution of this material for these departments when they so request, and to act as the correlating and distributing organization for those departments which request these facilities.

3. Yes, as coordinator, on a month to month basis while organization is being completed.

4. Canadian born; graduate of the university of Manitoba; extensive newspaper experience in Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal, both as a writer and editor, and further extensive experience in publicity.

5. May 11, 1942.

6. $400 per month salary.

7. Yes.

8. (a) Anna M. Speers, $2,040 per annum.

(b) Maud Ferguson, $2,100 per annum.

(c) Ann Donnelly, $1,620 per annum.

(d) Mrs. Frances McArthur, $1,080 per annum.

9. No, but all appointees certified as to qualifications and merit by the civil service commission.

Questions

10. (a) Former Occupation-Employed as supervisor of homemaking schools in the province of Manitoba by the Manitoba Department of Education.

Qualifications-Graduated in Home Economics from university of Manitoba 1930; M.A. university of Manitoba 1932, in Economics of Consumption (after work at London School of Economics, London, England); Postgraduate work in adult education methods and consumer education at university of Minnesota in summer of 1941.

(b) Employed by the Calgary Herald for ten years as reporter and feature writer; for six years woman's page editor.

(c) Army Public Relations, Department of National Defence. Woman's Editor, Edmonton Journal; Woman's page staff writer, Globe and Mail.

(d) Editor of Women's Household problems column for London Free Press.

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Subtopic:   SAVINGS DEPOSITS
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FARM LOAN BOARD-REPORTS OF BRANCH MANAGERS

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Are any reports received weekly, monthly or periodically by the Canadian farm loan board from the various branch managers, dealing with applications, loans and collections?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM LOAN BOARD-REPORTS OF BRANCH MANAGERS
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Yes, daily information in respect of loans granted, loan disbursements, moneys received in bank, insurance renewals, appraisal expenses, individual collection reports, individual appraisal reports; et cetera; fortnightly reports on the number of applications dealt with; monthly reports on loans in process of disbursement, yearly reports on number of applications received, loans applied for and loans granted.

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Subtopic:   FARM LOAN BOARD-REPORTS OF BRANCH MANAGERS
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LEONARD A. KNOTT-ONTARIO PAPER COMPANY LIMITED

NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Is one, Leonard A. Knott, employed in the Department of National War Services?

2. Is he employed full time?

0. Is he the active head of a publicity organization known as Editorial Associates, Limited?

4. Does he continue in that capacity?

5. Is the Ontario Paper Company, Limited, or its subsidiary, the Quebec North Shore Paper Co. Limited, a client of Leonard A. Knott or Lditorial Associates Limited, or has either com-1939? Gen c^en^s any time since September,

6. Is the Ontario Paper Company, Limited, owned by the Chicago Tribune1!

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Subtopic:   LEONARD A. KNOTT-ONTARIO PAPER COMPANY LIMITED
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Month to month basis.

3. Yes.

4. No.

5. Yes, since March, 1935.

6. No information.

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Subtopic:   LEONARD A. KNOTT-ONTARIO PAPER COMPANY LIMITED
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PRICE CEILING-DAIRY PRODUCTS, MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. PURDY:

Liberal

1. Have recommendations been received from the Nova Scotia provincial board of the wartime prices and trade board asking that the maximum prices in that province on any dairy product in any district be raised?

2. If so, what products and what districts are concerned, and will the recommendations be acted upon?

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Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-DAIRY PRODUCTS, MARITIME PROVINCES
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes. The dairy arbitration commission has written letters suggesting price increases at Halifax and Sydney, but no orders have been issued, and no action has been taken.

2. At the following points the dairy arbitration commission of Nova Scotia has issued orders increasing milk prices: Dartmouth, Bedford, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, Trenton, Yarmouth, Pictou.

These order have been concurred in by the wartime prices and trade board.

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Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-DAIRY PRODUCTS, MARITIME PROVINCES
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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-PAYMENTS TO CERTAIN FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

What is the total amount paid to date to each of the following individuals and firms, and what is the estimate of the future obligations to them by Wartime Housing Limited: Hutton and Souter; Prack and Prack; W. L. McFaul, of Hamilton, Ontario; W. L. Sommer-ville; James, Proctor and Tedfern, and B. R. Coon, of Toronto, Ontario?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-PAYMENTS TO CERTAIN FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS
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June 29, 1942