July 20, 1942

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Have any applications for pension been received from the members still living of the 1885 Northwest field force? If so, from whom, and when?

2. What action did the committee on pensions take on this matter during the sessions of 1941 and 1942, when it was last before them?

3. How many veterans of this force (by provinces), are still living?

4. Are any of them said to be in need of some federal financial aid or assistance?

5. Will any action be taken this session to grant them the same treatment as veterans of the South African war receive?

6. What study has been made of the question?

7. What relief or action will be afforded?

' Mr. RALSTON: I suggest that this question be made an order for return except as to ques-

Questions

tion No. 7. In answering that question I would say that announcement as to any action to be taken will be made in due course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS-NORTHWEST FIELD FORCE OF 1885
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GASOLINE RATIONING-MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. PURDY:

Liberal

1. Has any gasoline been shipped from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick to Ontario or Quebec, since May 15, 1942?

2. If so, what were the qualities and grades of gasoline involved?

3. When will all points in Canada be given the same gasoline ration?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GASOLINE RATIONING-MARITIME PROVINCES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered By No. 1.

3. It is impossible at this time to state whether the gasoline coupon value in any particular district will be raised, lowered or maintained.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GASOLINE RATIONING-MARITIME PROVINCES
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CANADIAN COMBAT VETERANS' ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

NAT

Mr. GREEN:

National Government

1. Were instructions given to a certain investigator by the name of Young, employed at Shaughnessy hospital in Vancouver, to visit the secretary or any other officer of the Canadian Combat Veterans' Association of British Columbia, Incorporated, to make inquiries regarding the activities of such association, or any other inquiries?

2. If so, by whom were such instructions given and upon what date Avas such visit made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMBAT VETERANS' ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre): (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. By the pension medical examiner on the instructions of the Canadian pension, commission which desired that a routine report with respect to the status of the association be obtained. The report bears the date of May 14, 1942.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMBAT VETERANS' ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-MRS. IRENE SPRY

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. What position, if any, does Mrs. Irene Spry occupy in the rvartime prices and trade board, and was she appointed by the civil service commission, and on whose recommendation?

2. What is her salary, travelling expenses, and other allowances and what duties does she perform?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-MRS. IRENE SPRY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mrs. Irene Spry occupied the position of economist with the wartime prices and trade board. She was appointed by the civil service commission. She resigned effective June 30 and is now on the staff of the Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation Limited.

2. While with the board, Mrs. Spry's principal duty was to keep the board continuously informed on price control, supply and rationing problems in other countries. In addition, she prepared the quarterly summary of the board's activities, the monthly article for the Labour Gazette, and supervised the preparation of news summaries and correspondence analysis.

Mrs. Spry's salary was $3,000 per annum. She received no travelling expenses or other allowances while in the employ of the board.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-MRS. IRENE SPRY
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CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD

LIB

Mr. BLACK (Chateauguay-Huntingdon):

Liberal

1. When was the Canadian farm loan board organized ?

2. How many first mortgage loans have been made by the board from date of organization to March 31, 1942, and what was the amount loaned during that time?

3. How many of these loans have been retired or paid off by borrowers?

4. How many securities have been acquired by the board for non-payment of mortgage obligations?

5. Of the securities acquired by the board, hoAV many were acquired by, (a) quit claim deed, (b) foreclosure or sales proceedings?

6. Of the securities acquired by foreclosure, how many were acquired on account of abandonment of their farms by borrowers?

7. How many loans Avere outstanding on the books of the board as at March 31, 1942?

8. Out of the number of loans outstanding as at March 31, 1942, hoAV many borroivers had their mortgage obligations paid in full in accordance with the terms of their contract?

9. How many second mortgages have been made by the board since its organization and the amount loaned?

10. Hoav many second mortgage loans have been paid off or retired by borroivers from the board from date of organization to March 31, 1942?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. January, 1929.

2. Loans, 23,797; amount loaned $43,475,104.

3. 1,954.

4. 510.

5. (a) 251; (b) 259.

6. 50.

7. 21,333.

8. 17,077.

9. Loans, 7,916; amount loaned, $4,355,827.

10. 2,969.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD
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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD- D. M. LEBORDAIS

CON

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is D. M. LeBordais employed by the wartime prices and trade board?

2. If so, what position does he hold and Avhat are his salary and expenses?

3. What previous positions did he hold between 1925 and the date of his appointment?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD- D. M. LEBORDAIS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Mr. LeBordais is a director in the retail trade administration with particular reference to matters affecting independent retailers for which he is specially qualified by reason of his two years' service with the retail merchants association of Canada immediately prior to the price ceiling. His salary is $3,500 per annum. The total amount of expenses paid to Mr. LeBordais is $68.85.

3. 1926-1927, employed by the Toronto Daily Star; 1927-33, with the Canadian National committee for mental hygiene; 1933-38, a free lance journalist; 1938-39, staff writer for the Canadian Magazine, Toronto; 1939-41, organizer and public relations officer for the retail merchants association of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD- D. M. LEBORDAIS
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AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY-MORALE BUILDING CAMPAIGN-MIGHT'S DIRECTORIES LIMITED

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Mr. DIEFENB AKER:

1. On what date was the contract let to Might's Directories Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, for the sending of letters to aircraft workers in the morale building campaign?

2. What is the total amount to date that has been paid to the said company?

3. Was the contract let by tender?

4. If not, whv were other companies engaged in similar work not given an opportunity to tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY-MORALE BUILDING CAMPAIGN-MIGHT'S DIRECTORIES LIMITED
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. December 6, 1941.

2. $7,682.74.

3. No.

4. Might's Directories Limited submitted an original proposal. It was not a case of buying a certain quantity of paper and printing: it was a proposal to buy an original plan of twelve suggested letters plus paper, printing, envelopes and the service of the establishment in the maintenance of lists and the distribution of letters. That the price was fair and reasonable is indicated by the fact that the total amount paid to date covers 180,000 pieces of mail, or less than one-half cent per letter including distribution and delivery.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY-MORALE BUILDING CAMPAIGN-MIGHT'S DIRECTORIES LIMITED
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July 20, 1942