March 1, 1943

LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. ISNOR:

Are merchant seamen subject to income tax,

(a) when in port, (b) when acting in conjunction with convoys and ships carrying supplies to or through a theatre of war area?

TMr. Crerar.]

Topic:   MERCHANT SEAMEN-INCOME TAX
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LIB

TRANSPORT CONTROL-SKI TRAINS

NAT

Mr. STOKES:

National Government

1. How many ski trains have been operated by the railways since January 1, 1943?

2. Is authority for the operation of such trains secured from the transport controller?

Topic:   TRANSPORT CONTROL-SKI TRAINS
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No special ski trains have been operated by the railways since January 1, 1943.

2. No permits have been issued for any such trains by the transport controller.

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PAN-AMERICAN UNION

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. Has Canada been asked to join the panAmerican union? If so, when?

2. What country or countries have asked Canada to join?

3. Are there any negotiations under way between Canada and any other country or countries regarding the pan-American union?

Topic:   PAN-AMERICAN UNION
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1

3. No.

Questions

Topic:   PAN-AMERICAN UNION
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DOMINION INDUSTRIES LIMITED-TRANSCONA CORDITE PLANT

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES:

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

1. Has the government approved the paying -of cash awards to employees of the Transeona [DOT]cordite plant of Dominion Industries Limited, who make suggestions the adoption of which may result in the reduction of operating expenses?

2. If so, has the government ruled as to what ranks are entitled to receive such awards?

3. If such a ruling has been made, what ranks are so entitled?

4. How is the amount of such cash awards determined?

Topic:   DOMINION INDUSTRIES LIMITED-TRANSCONA CORDITE PLANT
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Canadian government approval has not been given to the paying of cash awards to employees in war industries who make suggestions which may result in' lower operating costs, but the Department of Munitions and Supply have approved of a plan to award war savings certificates or victory bonds to such employees.

2. Under the government plan, all employees are eligible for such reward except those whose regular duties fall in the line of creative work such as engineering, processing, tool designing, production planning and supervision. Such ideas for improvement have always been considered part of their regular duties.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Suggestions on which labour savings are affected are rewarded as follows:

(a) l/16th of the annual savings on the employee's own job plus 1/12 of the annual savings on other jobs, subject to a maximum award of S750 (purchase value).

(b) Suggestions resulting in improving the quality of production or matters not directly concerned with a productive operation; a direct award, determined by the committee according to its judgment in each individual case, ranging from $5 to 825 in war savings certificates (maturity value).

Topic:   DOMINION INDUSTRIES LIMITED-TRANSCONA CORDITE PLANT
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AIR-CONDITIONING OF TANKS

NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Is there any provision made to air-condition any of our tanks for use in hot climates?

Topic:   AIR-CONDITIONING OF TANKS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

The fabrication of tanks, including air-conditioning for use in any climate, is under continuous study by the proper technical officers, but details of the

methods in use would be of value to the enemy and cannot be disclosed.

Topic:   AIR-CONDITIONING OF TANKS
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TAX ON BEER AND SPIRITS

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What is the amount of tax levied and collected in the calendar year 1942 on (a) beer,

(b) hard liquors?

2. What amount was spent in 1942 on (a) heer, (b) hard liquors?

Topic:   TAX ON BEER AND SPIRITS
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Excise duty collected on malt used in beer produced and on matured spirits, during the calendar year 1942:

(a) Malt in beer $33,372,828.40 - dutiable beer 8561,278.09.

(b) Matured spirits 832,610,964.80.

2. No information.

Topic:   TAX ON BEER AND SPIRITS
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TAX ON CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What is the total amount of tax levied and collected on (a) cigars, (b) cigarettes,

(c) smoking tobacco, during the year 1942?

2. What is the amount of tax levied and collected on account of additional tax levied on June 23 last, from date of levy to December 31, 1942, on (a) cigars, (b) cigarettes, (c) smoking tobacco?

Topic:   TAX ON CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Excise duty collected on cigars, cigarettes and manufactured tobacco during the year 1942:

(a) Cigars $ 604,625.11(b) Cigarettes

61,842,971.89(c) Manufactured tobacco.. 10,033,362.662. Excise taxes collected on cigars, cigarettes and manufactured tobacco, from June 23 to December 31, 1942:(a) Cigars S 221,400.57(b) Cigarettes

12,350,440.32(c) Manufactured tobacco.. 3,371,844.99

Topic:   TAX ON CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO
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March 1, 1943