March 1, 1943

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Have any representations been made by any of the provinces in regard to increasing the amount of twenty dollars per month under the provisions of the Old Age Pension Act?

2. If so, what province or provinces have made such request or representation during the year 1942, and to date in the present year?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. (Alberta 1941).

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MINESWEEPERS


Mr. O'BRIEN: 1. How many minesweepers have been built? 2. How many are now under construction? 3. How many are now in commission?


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

A somewhat similar question was put the other day by another hon. member and I agreed to give him the information privately. I can do that in this case, if it will be satisfactory to my hon. friend.

Mr. O'BRIEN: That will be quite satis-iactory. I would ask that this question and the next one be dropped.

Question dropped.

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CORVETTES


Mr. O'BRIEN: 1. How many corvettes have been built in Canada? 2. How many are now under construction? 3. How many are now in commission? Question dropped.


OIL TANKERS

PC

Mr. ADAMSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any oil tankers been built in Canada?

2. If so, how many?

3. What was the capacity of each?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. One 10,000-ton cargo vessel, built under the supervision of Wartime Merchant Shipping Limited, was converted into an oil tanker and delivered in August, 1942. Four more 10,000-ton vessels are now in process of being converted.

Contracts have recently been awarded for three 3,700-ton oil tankers.

Eight or more vessels have been built or converted as oil tankers by private companies since 1939.

2 and 3. Answered by 1.

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CARGO SHIPS


Mr. O'BRIEN: 1. How many cargo ships and of what capacity have been delivered to the government, giving dates of delivery? 2. How many are now in commission? 3. How many cargo ships are now under construction in Canada? 4. What is the gross tonnage in each case? 5. What is the net tonnage or cargo carrying capacities of each?


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Mr. IIOWE@

I. 97 cargo ships of 10,350 tons deadweight carrying capacity each have been delivered to the government, the dates of deliveries being as follows:-

1. SS. Fort Ville Marie, December 21, 1941.

2. SS. Fort St. James, January 29, 1942.

3. SS. Fort Churchill, February 21, 1942.

4. SS. Fort Qu'Appelle, March 21, 1942.

5. SS. Fort Nipigon, April 8, 1942.

6. SS. Fort George, April 9, 1942.

7. SS. Fort Tadoussac, April 18, 1942.

8. SS. Fort Fraser, April 25, 1942.

9. SS. Fort Louisburg, April 27, 1942.

10. SS. Fort Chambly, April 28, 1942.

II. SS. Fort Good Hope, May 9, 1942.

12. SS. Fort McLoughlin, May 20, 1942.

13. SS. Fort La Maune, May 25, 1942.

14. SS. Fort Abitibi, May 26, 1942.

15. SS. Fort Alexandria, May 27, 1942.

16. SS. Fort Camosun, June 2, 1942.

17. SS. Fort Ellice, June 4, 1942.

18. SS. Fort Chilcotin, June 6, 1942.

19. SS. Fort Augustus, June 13, 1942.

20. SS. Fort Lac la Ronge, June 18, 1942.

21. SS. Fort Babine, June 26, 1942.

22. SS. Fort McLeod, June 30, 1942.

23. SS. Prince Albert Park, June 30, 1942.

24. SS. Fort La Reine, July 8, 1942.

25. SS. Fort Chipewyan, July 9, 1942.

26. SS. Fort Bourbon, July 15, 1942.

27. SS. Fort Pine, July 19, 1942.

28. SS. Gatineau Park, July 22, 1942.

29. SS. Fort Confidence, July 27, 1942.

30. SS. Fort Pitt, July 28, 1942.

31. SS. Fort Battle River, July 29, 1942.

32. SS. Fort Stikine, July 31, 1942.

33. SS. Fort Senneville, August 3, 1942.

34. SS. Fort Pembina, August 6, 1942.

35. SS. Fort Douglas, August 8, 1942.

36. SS. Fort A-la-Corne, August 13, 1942.

37. SS. Kootenay Park, August 17, 1942.

38. SS. Fort Kootenay, August 18, 1942.

39. SS. Point Pelee Park, August 18, 1942.

40. SS. Fort Pelly, August 26, 1942.

41. SS. Mount Robson Park, August 27,

1942.

42. SS. Fort McMurray, August 28, 1942.

43. SS. Banff Park, September 3, 1942.

44. SS. Fort Maurepas, September 4, 1942.

Questions

45. SS. Fort Rae, September 9, 1942.

46. SS. Fort Simpson, September 11, 1942.

47. SS. Fort Liard, September 14, 1942.

48. SS. Fort Fork, September 19, 1942.

49. SS. Fort Norman, September 22, 1942.

50. SS. Jasper Park, September 24, 1942.

51. SS. Fort Gibraltar, September 26, 1942.

52. SS. Fort Reliance, September 29, 1942.

53. SS. Fort Rupert, October 5, 1942.

54. SS. Fort Vermillion, October 8, 1942.

55. SS. Fort Slave, October 10, 1942.

56. SS. Fort Paskoyac, October 14, 1942.

57. SS. Fort Wedderburne, October 16,

1942.

58. SS. Fort Cataraqui, October 22, 1942.

59. S

60. SS. Fort Hudson Hope, October 26,

1942.

61. SS. Fort Souris, October 27, 1942.

62. SS. Fort La Montee, October 29, 1942.

63. SS. Fort Poplar, October 31, 1942.

64. SS. Fort Howe, November 11, 1942.

65. SS. Fort Brule, November 15, 1942.

66. SS. Fort Steele, November 16, 1942.

67. SS. Fort Concord, November 16, 1942.

68. SS. Fort IJalkett, November 20, 1942.

69. SS. Fort Frederick, November 28, 1942.

70. SS. Port Royal Park, November 28, 1942.

71. SS. Fort Livirigstone, November 29, 1942.

72. SS. Fort Franklin, December 1, 1942.

73. SS. Fort Yale, December 8, 1942.

74. SS. Fort Longueuil, December 8, 1942.

75. SS. Fort Tremblant, December 11, 1942.

76. SS. Cedar Lake, December 12, 1942.

77. SS. Fort Mumjord, December 12, 1942.

78. SS. Fort St. Francois, December 14,

1942.

79. SS. Fort Lajoie, December 16, 1942.

80. SS. Fort La Traite, December 18, 1942.

81. SS. Fort Anne, December 24, 1942.

82. SS. Fort Drew, December 29, 1942.

83. SS. Fort Lawrence, January 5, 1943.

84. SS. Fort Finlay, January 6, 1943.

85. SS. Fort Gaspereau, January 13, 1943.

86. SS. Fort Fairjord, January 15, 1943.

87. SS. Fort Jemseg, January 22, 1943.

88. SS. Fort Rampart, January 23, 1943.

89. SS. Fort Meductic, January 30, 1943.

90. SS. Fort Walsh, January 31, 1943.

91. SS. Fort Frobisher, February 3, 1943.

92. SS. Fort Nashwaak, February 7, 1943.

93. SS. Fort Remy, February 15, 1943.

94. SS. Fort Chamisay, February 16, 1943.

95. SS. Fort Stager, February 17, 1943.

96. SS. Fort Grahame, February 19, 1943.

97. SS. Fort Buckingham, February 23

1943.

One cargo ship of 4,700 tons deadweight carrying capacity was delivered to the government on February 15, 1943, as follows:

SS. Rockwood Park, delivered February 15, 1943.

2. All ships mentioned in No. 1 are in commission, with the exception of those which have been lost at sea.

3. There are now in various stages of construction in Canada 58 ships of 10,350 tons deadweight each and 12 ships of 4,700 tons deadweight each.

4 and 5. A ship of 10,350 tons deadweight measures 7,134 tons gross; 4,243 tons net.

A ship of 4,700 tons deadweight measures 2,877 tons gross; 1,655 tons net.

The total deadweight tonnage of the ships delivered is 1,008,650 tons, and the total deadweight tonnage of the ships under construction is 656,700 tons.

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What is the estimated total of hydroelectric power available in Canada?

2. How much, by provinces, is developed so far, (a) for all the year around use, (b) for seasonal use?

3. What action has been taken by the government to inaugurate a national hydro-electric policy for Canada since the debate on the Calgary bill of 1941 and the debates of 1923 and since on this matter?

4. How much direct current is now available in each province of Canada from developed hydro-electric power, (a) under public ownership, (b) under private ownership?

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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. The total water-power resources of Canada are estimated at 25,439,000 horsepower under conditions of ordinary minimum flow or 39,511,000 horse-power at flows ordinarily available for six months of the year. Based upon past practice these resources would support a total installed turbine capacity of approximately 51,350,000 horse-power.

2. (a), (b). The latest completed census of the central electric station industry in Canada, for the calendar year 1941, shows the installed capacity of hydro-electric stations by provinces as follows:

Province Installed h.p.

British Columbia and Y.T. .. .... 637,837

Alberta .... 68,180

Saskatchewan .... 87,500

Manitoba .... 420,800

Ontario .... 2,284,389

Quebec .... 4,076,552

New Brunswick .... 105,760

Nova Scotia .... 102,990

Prince Edward Island .... 392

Canada .... 7,784,400

Questions

No definite statistics are available of the extent to which the foregoing installations are utilized (a) for all the year around use, (b) for seasonal use. This varies with seasonal and yearly stream flow and also in accordance with changing power demands.

3. The ownership, control and administration of the water power resources, except in

the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory and in national parks, belongs to the provinces. The dominion is continuing its policy of cooperation with the provinces in securing the basic water power records which are fundamentally necessary in the planning, development and operation of water power projects throughout Canada.

4. (a), (b).

For the calendar year 1941

Under public ownership Under private ownership

Hydro-electric Hydro-electric

Hydro- energy Hydro- energyelectric generated electric generatedinstalled kilowatt hours installed kilowatt hoursProvince capacity h.p. (thousands) capacity h.p. (thousands)British Columbia and Yukon 9,770 14,610 628.067 2.410.087Alberta .... 68.180 169,578Saskatchewan 87.500 1 Manitoba 155,000 582,854 265,800 | 1,337,218Ontario 1,741,660 7,243,250 542.729 2.390,243Quebec 30.710 86.088 4,045,842 17,649,252New Brunswick 12,860 19,200 92.900 414,980Nova Scotia 81,250 232.868 21.740 77,889Prince Edward Island 392 451Canada 2,031,250 8,178,870 5,753,150 24,449,628

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CANADIAN NAVY-OFFICERS AND RATINGS

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. What are the percentages of R.C.N., R.C.N.R., and R.C.N.Y.R. officers and ratings .presently in the navy?

2. Is it the intention of the navy board to grant these reserve officers and ratings representation by appointing one of tbeir officers to the navy board?

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LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City): (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

1. The percentages of officers and ratings in the navy as of the 15th February, 1943, are as follows (W.R.C.N.S. not included):

R.C.N.-officers 10 per cent-ratings 7 per *cent.

R.C.N.R.-officers 16 per cent-ratings 10 per cent.

R.C.N.V.R.-officers 74 per cent-ratings 83 per cent.

2. The secretary, naval board is an officer of the R.C.N.V.R.

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MERCHANT SEAMEN-INCOME TAX

March 1, 1943