March 1, 1943

R.C.A.F.-NON-FLYING LIST COMMISSIONS

LIB

Mr. HOBLITZELL:

Liberal

1. What are the qualifications for appointment to a non-flying list commission in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an (a) administrative officer, (b) aeronautical engineer, (c) armament officer, (d) accountant, (e) chaplain, (f) educational officer, (g) equipment officer, (h) marine craft officer, (i) guard and discipline officer, (j) medical officer, (k) non-pilot air navigation instructor, (1) nursing sister, (m) photographic officer, (n) signals officer, (o) works and buildings officer, (p) link trainer instructor, (q) regional control officer, (r) aerodrome control officer, (s) intelligence officer, (t) radio officer, (u) equipment messing officer, (v) auxiliary service officer, (w) P.T. and drill officer?

2. Are appointments ever given to persons who do not meet these qualifications?

3. If so, under what circumstances?

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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Associate Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Air; Minister of National Defence for Air and Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

(a) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age, i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be SO years.

(b) Senior Matriculation.

(c) Proven record of executive ability.

(d) Previous service with Air Force or Army preferred.

2. Yes.

3. If candidate has previously held a commission senior matriculation is not absolutely necessary.

(d) ACCOUNTANT OFFICER

1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years.

(b) Chartered accountant's degree preferred; *absolute minimum Senior Matriculation if combined with Accountant's Course and practical experience; successful accounting experience essential.

fMr. Ralston.]

2. Yes.

3. Candidates under 32 years of age may be appointed if unfit for flying duties and possessors of exceptionally high professional qualifications.

(e) CHAPLAIN

1. (a) Minimum age to be 28 years. Maximum age to be 50 years.

(b) Ordained clergyman or priest.

(e) (i) Has approval and recommendation of the head of his church; (ii) Successful record as a clergyman.

2. No.

3. Not applicable.

(/) EDUCATIONAL OFFICER

1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years.

(b) University degree and certificates to qualify for teaching of higher mathematics or radio.

(c) Proven record of successful teaching.

2. No.

3. Not applicable.

(ff) EQUIPMENT OFFICER

1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal

flying age i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years. *

(b) Senior Matriculation or its equivalent.

(c) Executive experience in large business concern, with knowledge of purchasing requirements, distribution, stock control, etc. Knowledge of engineering desirable.

2. No.

3. Not applicable.

(h) MARINE CRAFT OFFICER

1. (a) Maximum age to be 50 years.

(b) Board of Trade Coastal Masters Certificate.

(c) Two full years recent deep sea or coastal merchant marine service.

2. No.

3. Not applicable.

(l) GUARD AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER (Now Called PROVOST AND SECURITY SERVICES OFFICER)

1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age, i.e., 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years.

(b) Senior Matriculation.

(c) Previous military service. ,

(d) Preferably previous police service.

2. Yes.

3. If previously commissioned, Senior Matriculation not demanded.

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O') MEDICAL OFFICER


1. (a) Maximum age 50 years. (b) Licentiate of Medical College of Canada or a registered practitioner in one of the provinces. Note: Both of these require graduation from a recognized medical college. (c) Two years civilian practice preferred. Note: Ail candidates must satisfy the Principal Medical Officer of the Command as to their qualifications. 2. Yes. 3. If exceptionally qualified maximum age may be up to 55 years. (k) NON-PILOT AIR NAVIGATION INSTRUCTOR 1. (a) Minimum age to be 23 years. Maximum age to be 45 years. (b) University degree in engineering or mathematics and physics, or a qualified land surveyor well versed in mathematics and astronomy. (c) Must be good physique. Note: Though categorized as non-flying list, these officers are required to do considerable flying. 2. No. 3. Not applicable. (i) NURSING SISTER 1. (a) A woman-under 45 years of age. (b) A graduate of a school of nursing accredited by the Canadian Nurses Association and registered in a Provincial Registered Nurses Association. Note: All candidates must be interviewed and recommended by the Principal Medical Officer of the Command. 2. No. '3. Not applicable. (to) photographic officer 1. (a) Minimum age to be 35 years, i.e., three years above the normal flying age limit. Maximum age to be 50 years. (b) Senior Matriculation and specialized training in photography. (c) Production work in camera or photographic supply manufacturing company; or experience in chemistry or photography; or knowledge of modern aerial photographic technique. 2. No. 3. Not applicable. Note: No photographic officers have been given direct entry commissions for approximately one year. It is not proposed to make any further direct entry appointments. (o) WORKS and buildings officer 1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age i.e. 32 years. (b) University degree in civil or mechanical engineering. (c) Major construction experience. (d) Ability to organize personnel and knowledge of engineering office routine. Note: Appointments in this branch are of two types, works and buildings officer, and buildings engineer officer, qualifications for which are the same. 2. Yes. 3. (a) Minimum age may be 23 years. Maximum age may be 60 years, if possessor of special qualifications. (b) Practical experience on specialized general construction or engineering work over a period of years, would qualify. (p) link trainer instructor 1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years. (b) Junior matriculation. (c) Previous flying experience and possession of pilot's flying badge preferable. 2. Yes. 3. If previously commissioned, educational standard not essential. Note: No link trainer officers have been given direct entry commissions for approximately one year. It is not proposed to make any further direct entry appointments. (q) regional control officer 1. (a) Minimum age to be 28 years. Maximum age to be 40 years. Note: Candidates under the maximum flying age of 32 years will not be appointed unless physically unfit for flying duties. (b) Some university training preferred; absolute minimum junior matriculation. (c) Actual flying experience preferable. (d) Very high standard of visual acuity and good speaking voice required by all applicants. 2. No. 3. Not applicable. Note: No regional control officers have been given direct entry commissions for approximately one year. It is not proposed to make any further direct entry appointments. (r) AERODROME CONTROL OFFICER 1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age, i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be



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50 years, (b) Senior Matriculation, (c) Exwar pilots or observer preferable, (d) Clear speaking voice essential. 2. Yes. 3. If formerly commissioned, educational standard may be lowered. (1) RADIO OFFICER 1. (a) Minimum age to be 18 years. Maximum age to be 50 years, (b) University degree in Communication or Electrical Engineering plus considerable experience in radio. 2. Yes. 3. If sufficiently experienced in radio, Junior Matriculation may be accepted-these appointees must be either: (i) Amateurs who have passed a government test and been allotted a call sign, or (ii) Radio Engineers or service men with extensive experience. (w) equipment messing officer 1. (a) A woman-minimum age to be 21 years-maximum age to be 40 years, (b) Degree in Household Science or Household Economics recognized by the Canadian Dietetics Association, (c) Practical experience. 2. No. 3. Not applicable. (v) auxiliary services officer 1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age, i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years, (b) Possessor of high degree of intelligence, resourcefulness and energy, and above all tact, (c) Successful experience in welfare work. 2. Yes. 3. If exceptionally highly qualified may be accepted even if of low medical category. (w) P.T. AND DRILL OFFICER 1. (a) Minimum age to be over the normal flying age, i.e. 32 years. Maximum age to be 50 years, (b) Junior Matriculation, (c) Proven record of success as physical director or long experience in athletics, (d) Former P.T. and Drill Officers or N.C.Os. preferred. 2. Yes. ' 3. If previously commissioned, educational standard may be lowered. Note: The qualifications given above are for direct entry commissions. It is not proposed, at the moment, to make any further direct entry appointments in the following categories: administrative, aerodrome control, equipment, physical training and drill, provost and security services, works and buildings and radio. fMr. Power.!


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

NAT

Mr. GREEN:

National Government

1. What public holidays have been cancelled by the government since the outbreak of the present war?

2. What were the respective dates of the cancellation of each of these holidays and on what authority were they cancelled?

3. What public holidays are recognized by the government at the present time?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

By order in

council P.C. 8682 of September 25, 1942, passed under authority of the War Measures Act, it was provided that the following statutory holidays and these holidays only should be observed by employers and employees during the present war, namely: (a) New Year's day; (b) Good Friday; (c) the first Monday in July; (d) Labour day; (e) Christmas day;

(f) Thanksgiving day.

The order in council does not specifically cancel other statutory holidays by name, but has the effect of limiting observance to those specified in the order.

An additional order in council, P.C. 1181, of February 15, 1943, was passed, amending the Bills of Exchange Act, to make the observance of statutory holidays under that Act correspond as nearly as possible with that authorized in the order in council P.C. 8682.

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* ST. HYACINTHE, QUE., NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT

NAT

Robert Henry McGregor

National Government

Mr. McGREGOR:

In connection with the naval establishment

at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, (a) is the hon. Minister for Highways in the province of Quebec (Mr. Damien Bouchard) in any way connected with the contractors who are erecting these buildings; (b) was Damien Bouchard or his associates owner of this property at any time?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The government has no information on this subject. The best information we have is that the answer is No.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

R.ADIO BROADCASTING-SPEECHES OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What members of the houses of parliament have been given free time on the radio by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from January 1, 1935, to the end of January, 1942, for what purposes and by whose authority, or under what rules or regulations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation?

2. Was there any censorship of such addresses?

3. What free time was allowed by the corporation for reports of their speeches delivered in Canada before community clubs or other civilian or military meetings?

Questions as Orders jor Returns

4. What number of such speeches were printed and distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and at what cost?

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ALBERTA IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE AND STORAGE

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. What is the total amount which has been expended for irrigation, drainage and water storage in the province of Alberta since the commencement of such projects?

2. What is the total amount expended for such purposes during each fiscal year since such projects were first undertaken?

3. What is the total amount, by fiscal years, which has been expended for, (a) construction, giving in each case the name of the project, and (b) for subsidies or other similar assistance, giving in each case the name of the project?

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MOBILIZATION ACT-RECRUITS AS OF JANUARY 1

LIB

Mr. PURDY:

Liberal

1. As at January 31, 1943, and by the military districts in which they first reported, how many recruits called under the provisions of the National Resources Mobilization Act were in the armed forces and not available for service anywhere ?

2. Since full-time service has become effective, how many recruits have been requisitioned under the National Resources Mobilization Act from each military district, and how many have reported from each of such districts?

12. How many officers on the strength of, (a) air force headquarters, (b) command headquarters who flew more than 100 hours in the years, (i) 1941, (ii) 1942?

13. What are the names of said officers?

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Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-RECRUITS AS OF JANUARY 1
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March 1, 1943