April 15, 1943

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LABOUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

UNITY

Mrs. NIELSEN:

Unity

1. In what plants in Canada have labour management committees been set up?

2. Where are such plants located, and in which of them has a union agreement been signed?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

This question was

answered by the return I made to-day in the name of the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell).

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VICTORIA BARRACKS, B.C., MILITARY HOSPITAL

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Has the Department of National Defence recently constructed a military hospital at the Victoria barracks in British Columbia?

2. If not, is a military hospital at Victoria barracks now under construction?

3. What bed accommodation will this provide?

4. What is the cost of this construction?

5. Are X-ray and laboratory facilities provided?

6. Has the Department of National Defence transformed a normal school at Victoria, B.C.. into a military hospital?

7. If so, how many beds will this provide?

8. At what cost?

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9. Will this be equipped with X-ray and laboratories?

10. If so, at what cost?

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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. Answered by 2 above.

. 4. Answered by 2 above.

5. Answered by 2 above.

6. Yes.

7. 250.

8. 886,401.

9. Yes.

10. 88,856.48.

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Subtopic:   VICTORIA BARRACKS, B.C., MILITARY HOSPITAL
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PATRICIA BAY, B.C., R.C.A.F. HOSPITAL

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Has the Royal Canadian Air Force recently built a hospital at Patricia Bay, B.C.?

2. If so, what bed accommodation will it provide?

3. What was the cost?

4. What was the cost of equipment, including X-ray and laboratories?

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Subtopic:   PATRICIA BAY, B.C., R.C.A.F. HOSPITAL
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LIB

Mr. 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

1. Yes.

2. Existing, 65 bed; proposed addition, 45 bed; total, 110 bed.

3. Existing, 845.000 (approximately); proposed addition, S60.000 (approximately).

Note: Actual construction of the proposed addition will commence shortly.

4. Medical, surgical, laboratory equipment, including initial issue of drugs, $13,250; X-ray equipment, $6,500; total, $19,750. The extension to this hospital is not fully completed and X-ray equipment has not yet been issued but is on order.

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DEER LODGE, MAN., MILITARY HOSPITAL

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Has the Department of National Defence recently enlarged or, has it in process of enlargement, the military hospital at Deer Lodge, outside Winnipeg?

2. If so, how many additional beds will it provide?

3. What was the total cost of the enlargement?

4. In connection with this enlargement, was it necessary to provide additional equipment and, if so, (a) what equipment; lb) at what cost?

5. Did the Department of National Defence approach the board of trustees or governors of the Winnipeg general hospital with a view to having the additional accommodation provided there, by an extension to their present building?

6. If so, with what result?

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Subtopic:   DEER LODGE, MAN., MILITARY HOSPITAL
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1 above.

3. Answered by 1 above. .

Questions

4. Answered by 1 above.

5. No.

6. Answered by 5 above.

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ADVANCES TO GOLDEN MANITOU MINES COMPANY

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. What was the amount of the bank loans advanced to the Golden Manitou Mines Company Limited, and authorized under P.C. 9942, December 23, 1941?

2. What bank or banks advanced the loan?

3. At what rate of interest was the money advanced?

4. How much of this loan remained unpaid on March 31, 1943?

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Subtopic:   ADVANCES TO GOLDEN MANITOU MINES COMPANY
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LIB

SYNTHETIC RUBBER

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. Have scientific investigations been carried on by national research council, as to possibility of utilizing Canadian-grown cereals to produce butadiene which is used in manufacturing synthetic rubber?

2. Has the department made scientific research into the possibility of producing alcohol, rubber, starch and other commodities, from certain farm products?

3. If so, what have been the results?

4. What is the cost per pound of rubber made from wheat alcohol as compared to petroleum?

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Subtopic:   SYNTHETIC RUBBER
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LIB

Mr. MACKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Ethyl alcohol. No experimental work is being done on alcohol production from farm products since the general processes are already well established in industry. Information obtained from the wheat-alcohol committee of the United States war production board is available to the national research council.

(b) Rubber. Promising results have been obtained from laboratory investigations on the production of butylene glycol from wheat and its conversion to butadiene. A pilot plant scheduled to operate in early summer is under construction. The purpose of this plant is to provide necessary data for the proper design of a full scale industrial plant.

(c) Starch. An improved process for the separation of starch and gluten from wheat flour has been developed on a large laboratory scale. Starch of high purity is obtained by this process without greatly changing the natural properties of the gluten.

4. Actual production costs are not at present available to the national research council.

QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR [DOT] RETURNS

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April 15, 1943