April 7, 1943

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many elementary flying training schools are in operation in Canada?

2. Where are they located?

3. Are any of the said schools owned or operated by the government or the Royal Canadian Air Force?

4. What is the capitalization of each of said companies ?

5. When did each of the said schools commence operation?

6. Who is the manager, assistant manager, and secretary-treasurer, and/or treasurer, in each of the said schools, and what salary does each receive?

7. How much did each of the said companies receive as the management fee, and what expenditures of said fee have been made for each lunar month since commencement of operations to date?

8. How much did each of said companies receive for every 24-week period since commencement of operations for operation and maintenance, and what was the disbursement for each said period under this head?

9. What percentage of the proceeds on hand of "operation and maintenance" does the operating company receive at the termination of contract ?

10. What were the profits before payment of taxes made by each of the said companies in each 24-week period since commencement of operations, (a) when consideration is given to

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the company's share of the savings under operation and maintenance; (b) when no consideration is given? _

11. What profit per flying hour is provided in the agreement between the government and each of the said companies, (a) now; (b) at the commencement of operations; and what reductions have been made thereof, and when?

12. (a) Which of said companies are turning back all profits made to the government; (b) which of said companies pay a dividend to the shareholders; (c) to whom are the profits made by each of the other companies payable at the termination of the contract or the conclusion of the war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   R.C.A.F. ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING SCHOOLS
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CANADIAN FORCES-RAILWAY RATES-MEALS WHILE TRAVELLING


Mr. CHURCH; 1. Does the curtailment of special weekend tickets on railways apply to soldiers on leave? 2. What are the present fare rates on Canadian railways for soldiers of all classes on leave? 3. What reduction for meals has been made to soldiers travelling on railways within Canada or at railway lunch counters?


CANADIAN FORCES-RELIGIOUS AFFILLAT10NS

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

What are the number of officers and men in the active service forces of the army, navy and air force, with their religious affiliations as set out on their attestation papers down to the end of 1942?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-RELIGIOUS AFFILLAT10NS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I do not think the service departments have this information on the documents. A somewhat similar question was asked last year and we had a survey made of a certain proportion of the troops and worked the thing out on a percentage from that. I will endeavour to give the information subject to that reservation, and ask that the question be made an order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-RELIGIOUS AFFILLAT10NS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

I see no reason why the information should not be given just as it is in Great Britain. The attestation papers give this information to the end of 1941 now, and it is in the public interest that the information should be furnished.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-RELIGIOUS AFFILLAT10NS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

If we have the information on the enlistment papers it will be given. It means going over the attestation papers of probably six hundred thousand men, and I question whether the information is of sufficient importance to take the time of officers away from other jobs. But if the information would be satisfactory on a percentage basis we could give that.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-RELIGIOUS AFFILLAT10NS
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INTERNMENTS-RELEASE TO ATTEND UNIVERSITIES

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Were some two hundred and thirty alien refugees released from internment to attend Canadian universities?

2. If so, on what terms, for how long and what will become of them when the universities close?

3. Who authorized this?

4. Will they be returned to internment?

5. Did the British government ask university training for these persons?

6. If not, who did?

7. Was any conference held with Canadian universities on the subject?

8. Are these students under any public observation or regulations?

9. Is their mail censored?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS-RELEASE TO ATTEND UNIVERSITIES
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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-TORONTO PROSECUTIONS

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Who are the enforcement officers, legal and otherwise, of the wartime prices and trade board at Toronto?

2. What are their names, salaries and other emoluments, and how many are returned soldiers?

3. Has the government taken action to fix maximum fines in the Toronto police court for minor technical or other breaches of this board's regulations?

4. How many prosecutions were made by provinces during 1942 and to the end of February, 1943?

5. Are municipal or provincial gaols used to house those convicted, and how many by provinces have been imprisoned?

6. Is time allowed to pay these fines?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-TORONTO PROSECUTIONS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

SC

James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

For a statement showing the financial position at December 31, 1942, of (a) canteens operated by the auxiliary services organizations (army), (b) canteens operated by units and formations (army), (c) canteens operated by the auxiliary services organizations (navy), (d) canteens operated by the air force, (e) overseas canteens (N.A-A.F.I.).

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANTEENS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Mr. Speaker, after consultation with the hon. member and with the departmental officers I find that we can give a statement showing a combined summary of the financial position as at December 31, 1942, (a) canteens operated by auxiliary services organizations (army), and (b) canteens operated by units and formations (army). With regard to (e) the department has no financial statement showing the position up to December 31, 1942, and it would take some time to get it even if it were obtainable for production. I suggest that the resolution be passed calling for a combined summary of the financial position which I have mentioned, and that we drop clause (e) until we see whether this statement can be obtained for production.

Civil Air Transport

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANTEENS
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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:

The information, in reply to

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANTEENS
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SC

James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

That will be satisfactory.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANTEENS
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION- D. G. MCKINSTRY AND H. M. O'NEILL

LIB

Ralph Maybank

Liberal

Mr. MAYBANK:

For a copy of all letters, agreements, telegrams and any other documents in the possession of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation relating to the services of Mr. D. G. McKinstry, chief architect, and Mr. H. M. O'Neill, assistant broadcasting engineer, with the Free French forces of General Charles de Gaulle, including those letters, telegrams and other documents relating to the dismissal of Mr. H. M. O'Neill from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation following his services with such forces.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION- D. G. MCKINSTRY AND H. M. O'NEILL
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LIB

Ralph Maybank

Liberal

Mr. MAYBANK:

Mr. Speaker, after conferring with the minister I ask that this motion be dropped.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION- D. G. MCKINSTRY AND H. M. O'NEILL
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April 7, 1943