July 27, 1942

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

In connection with the

same matter I would ask to have returns to questions asked by me and appearing in Votes and Proceedings of July 20. I should like to have those answers to-day, if possible, because they relate to the subject which will be under discussion as the first order of business.

Topic:   INQUIRIES WITH RESPECT TO ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NAVAI. SERVICES BUREAU OF PUBLICITY AND PRESS LIAISON OFFICERS

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Has the Department of Naval Affairs a bureau of publicity and press liaison or personnel officers?

2. If so, where do they work, what are their names, salaries and other emoluments?

3. What naval experience had they before appointment and what was their last occupation and place of employment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NAVAI. SERVICES BUREAU OF PUBLICITY AND PRESS LIAISON OFFICERS
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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

On July 21 the hon. member for Broadview asked a question respecting the bureau of publicity in the Department of Naval Services. The question does not appear on the order paper to-day, but I should like to treat the question as an order for return and to table an answer at this time.

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NAVAI. SERVICES BUREAU OF PUBLICITY AND PRESS LIAISON OFFICERS
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R.C.N. AND R.C.N.V.R.-OFFICERS AND RATINGS

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. How many officers and ratings are in the Royal Canadian Navy?

2. How many officers and ratings are in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve?

3. When a man joins the Canadian navy is he placed in the naval reserve or is he placed directly in the navy, similar to a Canadian joining the army or the air force?

4. How many, (a) captains, (b) commanders, have been given these ranks in the Royal Canadian Navy since the outbreak of war?

5. How many have been given similar ranks in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve since 1939?

6. In regard to promotions, does the seniority rule apply with respect to promotion and recognized service at sea as against land service in senior appointments?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   R.C.N. AND R.C.N.V.R.-OFFICERS AND RATINGS
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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   R.C.N. AND R.C.N.V.R.-OFFICERS AND RATINGS
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NOVA SCOTIA FISHING INDUSTRY

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. What are the names and addresses of those processing codfish, pollack, haddock and hake livers in Nova Scotia?

2. How many pounds of codfish livers did said firms buy or process during 1941 and up to June 30, or to the last reporting period in 1942?

3. What per cent of medicinal cod livers, as designated by USP standards, did each produce?

4. What per cent was crude?

5. What per cent of crude was sold to be made into medicinal?

6. What per cent was poultry grade?

7. What price was obtained for each grade?

8. What per cent of the products of each grade was exported to the United States or other points?

9. What was paid to the fishermen for the livers at Lunenburg, Halifax, Loekeport, Shelburne, Clark's Harbour, Port LaTour and Yarmouth?

10. Who were the buyers at these points?

11. What various prices were offered or paid by buyers at these points?

12. How many are buying codfish livers in Nova Scotia who do not process them?

13. What prices do these firms pay the fishermen, and what prices do they get from the processors ?

14. Who in Nova Scotia are equipped to produce medicinal cod liver oil according to USP standards?

15. What is the capacity of each of such plants and at what per cent are they operating at the present?

16. What inspection or supervision is there as to condition of these livers when delivered?

17. On what basis are prices set?

18. Has any dealer or processor used pressure to prevent fishermen from selling such livers?

19. What price is paid for cod livers by (a) Lunenburg Sea Produce, (b) Loekeport Cold Storage Company, and which of these companies produce and market medicinal oil?

20. What per cent of oil from cod livers should be medicinal grade?

21. Are haddock, pollack, hake and cod livers of the same value?

22. What price w'as paid to fishermen selling swordfish livers at Cape Breton points during 1941, and what price did dealers get for same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NOVA SCOTIA FISHING INDUSTRY
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PRODUCTION OF FISH LIVER OIL IN NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. POTTIER:

Liberal

1. What are the prices being paid to fishermen for cod livers, halibut livers and swordfish livers, at the following points: Westport, Freeport, Digby, Port Maitland, Yarmouth, Pubnico, Woods Harbour, Clark's Harbour, Shelburne,

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Lockeport, Liverpool, Lunenburg, Halifax, North Sydney, Glace Bay, and any other point or points on the island of Cape Breton where fish buyers or liver buyers maintain buying depots?

2. What are the names of the firms or individuals buying livers at Clark's Harbour, Lunenburg and Halifax? If any of these are not processors, to whom do they sell their livers?

3. What are the names of firms or individuals processing codfish or other livers in Nova Scotia?

4. What percentage of oil from said livers is medicinal grade? State percentage medicinal oil obtained by each processor? What percentage is known as crude?

5. What percentage, under modern facilities, of cod livers should be of medicinal grade?

6. What percentage of the cod liver oil produced in Nova Scotia is shipped to the United States?

7. What percentage is sold in Canada?

8. What percentage of crude cod liver oil produced in Canada is sold in the United States?

9. What percentage is sold in Canada?

10. What is the price of medicinal cod liver oil in Canada?

11. What is the price of medicinal cod liver oil in the United States?

12. What is the price of crude cod liver oil in Canada and the United States?

13. Has the government made any effort under pure food regulations or otherwise, to improve the quality of cod livers landed at ports where there is a cash market for same?

14. Has the department any knowledge of fresh fish buyers or buyers of cod livers intimating that, unless they got the fish they would not buy the livers? If so, have they taken any steps to protect the fishermen?

15. How many buyers are there in Lunenburg? What is the price being paid per bucket of 25 pounds?

16. What price was paid fishermen at Cape Breton for swordfish livers in 1941, per pound, where were these livers sold by the parties buying them from the fishermen and at what price did they obtain by the pound?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OF FISH LIVER OIL IN NOVA SCOTIA
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MILITARY SERVICE-INSTRUCTIONS TO REPORT- EXEMPTIONS

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Mr. CASSELMAN:

1. What age classes have actually been instructed to report for, (a) medical examination, (b) training or service, to July 15, 1942, in each of the 13 military districts under the National Resources Mobilization Act?

2. How many have been instructed to report for (a) medical examinations, (b) training or service, in each age class by districts?

3. How many exemptions have been granted in each age class by districts?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-INSTRUCTIONS TO REPORT- EXEMPTIONS
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JAPANESE NATIONALS-BRITISH COLUMBIA

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. How many requests for the use of Japanese labour have been made to the British Columbia security commission by companies or firms in British Columbia?

2. Have any such requests been granted to persons, companies or firms whose place or places of business are within the prohibited military area of British Columbia?

3. How many persons of Japanese nationality or origin are at present employed in the greater Vancouver area, including the district of New Westminster?

4. Were permits given by the British Columbia security commission for the employment of persons of Japanese nationality or origin within the two above named districts and, if so, what are the names of the firms or companies employing such persons of Japanese nationality?

5. Is the curfew law still in effect for those of Japanese origin or nationality in the greater area of Vancouver and the district of New Westminster?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD-EXPENSE ACCOUNTS OF FIELD SUPERVISORS

NAT

Lewis Elston Cardiff

National Government

Mr. CARDIFF:

For a copy of the itemized expense accounts of the field supervisors, J. II. Hoyt, W. B. Nixon and J. E. Phinney, Saint John district, Soldier Settlement Board of Canada, for the year 1941?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD-EXPENSE ACCOUNTS OF FIELD SUPERVISORS
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CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN LIEUT.-COLONEL ALAN COCKERAM AND THE PRIME MINISTER

July 27, 1942