July 15, 1942

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. What equipment does the Toronto Ship Building Company rent from other firms in addition to crawler cranes?

2. From whom is it rented?

3. What are the rates of rental on each piece of equipment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO SHIPBUILDING COMPANY-RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Two only 2-ton dump trucks.

(b) One only surveyor's transit.

2. (a) Danforth Haulage Company, 197 Victor Avenue, Toronto, Ont.

(b) Instruments Limited, Toronto, Ont.

3. (a) SI.75 per hour, inclusive of gas, oil and driver.

(b) S15 per month.

The above two trucks are to be returned to the lessor this week as the Toronto Shipbuilding Company Limited now have their own trucks.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO SHIPBUILDING COMPANY-RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT
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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-FISH ADMINISTRATION

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Who is the administrator on the wartime prices and trade board in connection with fish?

2. When was he appointed?

3. What salary does he receive?

4. What -was his business previous to appointment and in what city or place was he located?

5. Has any advisory board been appointed to assist him?

G. If so, what are their names, places of business and business connections?

7. Have any persons from British Columbia been appointed on the advisory board?

8. If so, who are they, and if not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-FISH ADMINISTRATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Alexander Neil McLean is the fish products administrator of the wartime prices and trade board. Mr. McLean- is assisted by C. J. Morrow of Lunenburg, NR., as director

for Atlantic division, J. S. Eckman, of Vancouver, B.C., as director for Pacific division, and J. R. Langskill of Toronto as director of fresh and frozen fish division.

2. Mr. McLean was appointed on November 22, 1941.

3. Mr. McLean receives no salary.

4. Mr. McLean is President, Connors Brothers, Black's Harbour, New Brunswick.

5. Yes.

6. H. G. Connor, president, Maritime National Fish Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia; T. A. MacLean, Jr., managing director, Lockport Co., Ltd., Lockport, Nova Scotia; Fred Magee, Port Elgin, N.B.; W. H. Tidmarsh, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Achille Raymond, general manager, Quebec United Fishermen, Gaspe, P.Q.; Xavier Lelievre, Little River East, Gaspe Co., Quebec; H. Welham, secretary, Montreal Fish Trades Assn., Montreal, P.Q.; Thos. Steele, St. Lawrence Fish Market, Toronto, Ontario; George Kentner, Booth Fisheries Canadian Co., Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba; Capt. J. B. Skaptason, Viking Fisheries, Winnipeg, Man.; N. T. Gardner, Burns and Company, Regina, Sackatchewan; Wm. Schlader, 806 McLeod Building, Edmonton, Alberta; G. Humphreys, London Fish Co., Vancouver, B.C.; S. M. Rosenberg, Nootka-Banfield Co., Vancouver, B.C.

7. Yes.

8. See answers to 1, 6 and 7.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-FISH ADMINISTRATION
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

ALAN WILLIAMSON

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What is the present government position held by Alan Williamson?

2. What are his duties in that position?

3. What previous experience has he had since 1932 which would qualify him for this position?

4. By whom and for what period was he employed prior to taking his position with the government ?

5. Is he in receipt of any pay or allowances from his former employers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ALAN WILLIAMSON
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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:   ALAN WILLIAMSON
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LIFE INSURANCE

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What- is the amount of life insurance written in Canada in the calendar years, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1941, by, (a) Canadian companies, (b) British companies, (c) other companies?

2. What is the amount of premiums paid on the above policies during each of these years?

3. How many policies have lapsed or been surrendered for cash surrender value during the above period?

4. What is the value of such lapsed or surrendered policies ?

Motions for Payers

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LIFE INSURANCE
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

For a copy of all documents, letters, telegrams, etc., pertaining to the court martial which, on May 2, 1941, dealt with the charges preferred against Major H. C. Singer, of the 2nd Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment in England, including the following: -

1. The application for Major Singer's court martial.

2. The convening order for his court martial.

3. The subpoena of each of the witnesses who gave evidence in the court martial.

4. The first summary of evidence taken under Major S. McQwirter, April 14 to 18, both dates inclusive.

5. Major-General Victor Odium's letter, 2 D.C./5-4, April 15, 1941.

6. The complete copy of the proceedings of the court martial.

7. The shorthand notes taken by the court recorder at the trial.

8. All details as they appeared in the application for the court martial, including character, correspondence, court of inquiry, etc., etc.

9. The letter sent to the Secretary of State concerning the dismissal of Major H. C. Singer from the services.

10. Part 1 orders 2nd Cdn. Div., February 20-28, 1941; Part I orders No. 1 Base Depot, February 20-28, 1941; Part I orders 2nd Cdn. A/T Regt. R.C.A., Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 1940, Dec. 15-27, 1941, Dec. 28-Jan. 5, 1941; February 20-28, 1941.

11. Declarations to suspend, (a) Rule 8, officer present at investigation- (b) Rule 14, officer sent to inform accused of charges, etc.; (c) Rule 17, undue delay in convening court martial. Open arrest April 9. Trial May 2, 1941.

Mr. BLACKMORE; Stand.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Mr. Speaker, I want to ask that the question be put.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I asked that it stand.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Objection has been taken according to citation 189, Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms:

When an order of the day has been read, it must thereupon be proceeded with, appointed for a future day or discharged.

Since objection has been taken, the sense of the house must be ascertained.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is this motion debatable?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No. I must therefore put the motion.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

What are the grounds of objection to the motion? They may be technical; I do not know.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   COURT MARTIAL OF MAJOR H. C. SINGER
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July 15, 1942