April 19, 1943

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LEASE OF PROPERTY IN WASHINGTON

LIB

Mr. FULFORD:

Liberal

1. Did the Dominion of Canada recently purchase a large residence on Massachusetts avenue in the city of Washington, D.C., to be converted into barracks for members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps who are stationed in Washington?

2. If such a purchase was made, was it made in conjunction with other governments?

3. What was the purchase price?

4. What use will be made of this building

after the war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LEASE OF PROPERTY IN WASHINGTON
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No. The property was leased for a definite period from June 1943 to November 30th, 1945 with an option on the part of the crown to renew for further annual periods. Some

personnel of the auxiliary territorial service of the United Kingdom government will be accommodated therein on a per diem basis.

3. See answer to question No. 1.

4. See answer to question No. 1.

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Subtopic:   LEASE OF PROPERTY IN WASHINGTON
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PRODUCTION OF GOLD-DOLLAR AND POUND STERLING

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. What quantity of gold was produced by

Canadian mines in the years 1911 to 1931

inclusive?

2. What quantity of gold was produced by

Canadian mines in the years 1931 to 1942

inclusive?

3. What is the par value of the Canadian dollar, and what is. its present value?

4. What is the par value of the pound sterling, and what is its present value?

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Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OF GOLD-DOLLAR AND POUND STERLING
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

This question is identical with an order which was moved by the hon. member on April 1. The return to the order is still outstanding, and I am informed by the Department of Finance that considerable work is involved in the preparation of the return. Under the circumstances I think the question should be dropped.

Question dropped.

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Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OF GOLD-DOLLAR AND POUND STERLING
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SELECTIVE SERVICE-QUEBEC OFFICE-STATIONERY


Mr. LaCROIX (Quebec-Montmorency): 1. Is the Quebec office of the selective service constantly supplied with required bilingual or French stationery? 2. If not, for what reason?


LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-QUEBEC OFFICE-STATIONERY
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PREMIUM TO MILK PRODUCERS SHIPPING TO CITIES

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Does the government pay a premium to milk producers who ship their product to the cities ?

2. If so, what is the amount of same?

3. Is it paid during the whole year?

4. If not, why is it not paid during certain periods of the year?

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Subtopic:   PREMIUM TO MILK PRODUCERS SHIPPING TO CITIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The government pays a subsidy to milk producers who ship fluid milk to certain cities in Canada.

2. Twenty-five cents per 100 pounds.

3. Yes.

4. See answer to question No. 3.

Questions

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Subtopic:   PREMIUM TO MILK PRODUCERS SHIPPING TO CITIES
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INCOME TAX IN VARIOUS BRACKETS

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES:

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

1. What is the total amount of income tax, and in each case what is the percentage of the total income tax collected for the year, secured from each of the following income levels for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1939, March 31, 1940, March 31, 1941, March 31, 1942: $750-$l,000, $l,000-$2,000, $2,000-$3,000, $3,00044,000, $4,000-$5,000, $5,000410,000, $10,000415,000, $15,000-$25,000, $25,000450,000, over $50,000?

2. How many taxpayers were in each income level for the above-noted fiscal years, and what was the percentage of the total in each case?

3. What was the average net income for persons in each of these income levels during each of the above fiscal years?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX IN VARIOUS BRACKETS
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

Detailed income tax statistics are not maintained on a basis of collections but on a basis of assessment. This will be

understood when it is pointed out that collections are now being made as much as a year before the individual files his return. Statistics are extracted from the returns after they have been assessed which may be from four months to a year after it was filed. With this understood I submit answers to the above questions on the assessment basis. For purposes of convenience the answers to the three questions are contained in the four tabl.es covering the 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41 and 1941-42 fiscal years.

In view of the fact that in the higher income groups a considerable number of assessments have not been finally determined for the fiscal year 1941-42, the figures for that year must be considered as incomplete.

Individual Taxpayers Assessed 1938-39 fiscal year

Number Percentage Percentage

, of of Total of total Total Averageassessed total tax tax income income Income groups taxpayers taxpayers assessed assessed assessed assessed(000) (000)$ 750 - $ 1,000

Not applicable to this fiscal year1000 - 2,000

104,476 45-4% $ 1,078 3-2% $139,845 $ 1,3392 000 - 3,000

54,315 23-6 1,067 3-1 134,099 2,4693'000 - 4,000

30,117 13-1 1,194 3-5 103,602 3,4404000 - 5,000

14,381 6-2 1,107 3-3 64,098 4,4575 000 - 10.000

19.862 8-6 4,751 14-0 134,444 6,76910.000 - 15.000

3.866 1-7 3,244 9-5 47,296 12,23415 000 - 25,000

2,096 0-9 4,596 13-5 40,202 19,18025.000 - 50,000

917 0-4 5,992 17-6 32,014 34,908Over $50,000

341 0-1 10,997 32-3 34,043 99,833Total

230,371 100-0% $34,026 100-0% $729,640 $ 3,167Less adjustments

1,807Net total

$32,219

1939-40 fiscal year

$ 750 - $ 1,000 Not applicable to this fiscal year

1.000 - 2,000

124,132 42-4% $ 1,285 2-5% $167,354 $ 1,3482.000 - 3,000

68,420 23-3 1,366 2-6 169,110 2,4723.000 - 4.000

39,700 13-5 1,584 3-1 136,478 3,4384.000 - 5,000

19,409 6-6 R510 2-9 86,525 4,4585.000 - 10,000

29,619 10-1 7,084 13-8 200,002 6,75210.000 - 15,000

6.409 2-2 5,385 10-5 78,307 12,21815.000 - 25,000

3,492 1-2 7,517 14-6 66,243 18.96925.000 - 50,000

1,433 0-5 9,135 17-7 49,027 34,212Over $50,000

483 0-2 16,607 32-3 47,244 97,814Total

293,097 100-0% $51,473 100-0% $1,000,290 $ 3,413Less adjustments

919Net total

$50,554

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Individual Taxpayers Assessed

1940-41 fiscal year

Number Percentage Percentage of of Total of total Total Averageassessed total tax tax income incomeIncome groups taxpayers taxpayers assessed assessed assessed assessed(000) (000) $ 750 - $ 1.000 Not applicable to this fiscal year 1.000 - 2.000

127.954 42-6% $ 1,535 2-9% $174,150 $ 1,3612,000 - 3,000

72.502 24-1 1,608 3-2 180,673 2.4923,000 - 4.000

43.021 14-3 1,869 3-6 144.307 3.3544.000 - 5.000

19.581 6-5 1.695 3-2 87.426 4,4655.000 - 10.000

26,370 8-8 6.927 13-2 177.918 6.74710.000 - 15.000

5,737 1-9 5,311 10-1 70,086 12,21715.000 - 25,000

3.245 1-1 7,711 14-7 61,915 19.08025.000 - 50.000

1,501 0-5 10.382 19-8 50,608 33,716Over S50.000

473 0-2 15.341 29-3 43.167 91,261Total

300.384 100-0% $52,379 100-0% $990,250 $ 3.297Less adjustments 834 Net total $51,545 1941-42 fiscal year $ 750 - $ 1,000

62.265 16-1% $ 431 0-8% $ 53,324 $ 8561.000 - 2,000

167,524 43-2 4,551 8-1 243.307 1,4522,000 - 3.000

83,592 21-5 4.187 7-4 201.354 2.4093,000 - 4.000

32.542 8-4 3,367 6-0 112.046 3,4434.000 - 5.000

14,403 3-7 2,721 4-8 64.137 4,4535.000 - 10.000

20,489 5-3 9.390 16-7 137,019 6,68710.000 - 15,000

3,768 1-0 5,720 10-2 46,086 12.23115.000 - 25.000

2.070 0-5 7,065 12-5 39.567 19.11425.000 - 50.000

791 0-2 6,752 12-0 26,879 33.981Over $50,000

281 0-1 12,076 21-5 29,237 104,047Total 100-0% $56,260 100-0% $952,956 $ 2,458Less adjustments 504 Net total $55,756

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX IN VARIOUS BRACKETS
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AUTOMOBILE TIRES FOR TOURISTS

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Have steps been taken to see that there will be a supply of new automobile tires for tourists?

2. If so, what is the quantity of such tires warehoused in garages, dealers' premises, and manufacturers ?

Mr. HOWE.

1. Early in 1942 provision was made for tires for tourists, in a limited way, and again in Order C.S. 4J, May 15, 1942. After checking with tourist bureaus and with the United States authorities, the following provision was made: Order C.S. 4J. Page 5, Section 7, Class C-"Vehicles Eligible for Used Tires or Used Tubes-(b) A passenger vehicle not licensed for operation by any of the provinces of Canada and which has been in Canada for more

than one week as evidenced by date of entry permit, and then only if a tire or tube is essential to its continued operation." The above provision was made so that a bona fide tourist could be supplied with used tires or used tubes, so that he would not be stranded away from home.

2. No definite number has been assigned.

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Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILE TIRES FOR TOURISTS
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REPRINTING OF SPEECHES

April 19, 1943