April 19, 1943

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. How many buildings have been acquired for use by the Department of National Defence for Naval Services during the present fiscal year, (a) where is each building located; (b) from whom was each purchased; (c) what price was paid for each; (d) what is each used for; (e) how was the price arrived at; (f) has this department a board of valuators?

2. How many buildings have been constructed by the Department of National Defence for Naval Services during the present fiscal year.

(a) where is each located; (b) how much did each cost; (c) who was the contractor and what was the contract price in each case; (d) what is each used for; (e) were tenders called for the erection of these buildings in each ease; if not, in which instances were tenders called?

3. How many buildings, or space in buildings, were rented by the Department of National Defence for Naval Services during the present fiscal year, (a) where is each building located;

(b) who is the owner; (c) what is the rent paid and the term of the lease in each case;

Questions as Orders for Returns

(d) what use is each put to; (e) is it the intention to surrender any of these leases or will they be renewed the coming fiscal year?

4. How many lots of land were purchased for the use of the Department of National Defence for Naval Services during the present fiscal year, (a) what is the size of each lot; (b) who was the vendor in each case; (c) what was the purchase price in each case; (d) what use has each lot been put to?

5. How many lots of land were leased for the use of the Department of National Defence for Naval Services during the present fiscal year, (a) where is each lot located; (b) what is the size of each lot; (c) who is the owner of each lot; (d) what rent is paid for each lot; (e) what use is the land put to?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICES-ACQUISITION OF LAND AND BUILDINGS
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USE OF FREIGHT CARS FOR STORAGE

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. Were any freight cars kept out of transportation operations during the month of February, 1943, on account of being used as storage for equipment or supplies?

2. If so, how many?

3. What was the cost to the government for demurrage on such cars on each of the railways during 1942?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   USE OF FREIGHT CARS FOR STORAGE
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COST-OF-LIVING BONUS

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. What is the amount of the cost-of-living bonus paid to each class of workers in Canada?

2. Is such bonus the same for each class of worker ?

3. If not, for what reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   COST-OF-LIVING BONUS
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INTERNMENTS-CAMILLIEN HOUDE

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Did the Minister of Justice issue an order prohibiting a meeting at Longueuil in connection with the liberation of Mr. Camillien Houde from internment?

2. If so, did the department receive the texts of speeches to be delivered at such meeting?

3. Had the Minister of Justice, or the officers of his department, official knowledge of speeches to be delivered at such meeting?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS-CAMILLIEN HOUDE
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IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Is the commission, appointed to hear the objections raised by the interned, vested with any judicial power, or is it only a fact-finding commission, the minister being the judge in the last resort?

2. Has the minister followed the recommendations of the said commission in the interned cases that were submitted to him?

3. At the time of his arrest, was Mr. Camillien Houde informed under what measure he had been arrested?

4. Were the officers arresting him in possession of a warrant, or any other written order?

5. If so, who signed same?

6. Has Mr. Houde personally, or through his wife, asked to be held in the province of Quebec?

7. Why is Mr. Houde not interned in the province of Quebec?

8. Does the advisory commission grant the interned petitioners the right to call witnesses and adduce legal evidence through their solicitors?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS-CAMILLIEN HOUDE
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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER NAVIGATION

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Has the government taken the necessary steps to prevent the closing of navigation in the greater part of the St. Lawrence?

2. If not, why should the St. Lawrence be almost closed to navigation?

3. During the last shipping season, what was the percentage of transport losses, per thousand tons, in the St. Lawrence?

4. What were the losses, per thousand tons, in the shipping from other ports in Canada?

5. Has the government taken the necessary steps to make the fullest use of the St. Lawrence and its ports during the forthcoming season?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER NAVIGATION
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS

LIB

Mr. CORMAN:

Liberal

1. What detailed financial assistance has the government given the Canadian farmer in the years 1941 and 1942?

2. What detailed financial assistance has been approved so far for 1943?

3. What is the estimated total amount of assistance which will be paid to the Canadian farmers for 1943, in detail?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS
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PURCHASE OF FLOOR COVERINGS SINCE JANUARY 1941

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

What is the value of (a) rugs; (b) carpets; (e) linoleum; (d) other floor coverings of all kinds that have been ordered, and/or purchased, whether delivery thereof has been made as yet or not, to each department of government, including army, navy, and air force establishments, (a) in the city of Ottawa; (b) elsewhere in Canada, since the first of January, 1941?

Topic:   PURCHASE OF FLOOR COVERINGS SINCE JANUARY 1941
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DOLLAR-A-YEAR MEN

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES:

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

1. How many one-dollar-a-year men are, or have been, since the outbreak of the present war, in the employ of the government, or any department thereof?

2. What are their names, addresses, and qualifications, and on what date was each appointed?

3. With what firm or company was each of the above employed, before entering the service of the government?

4. Which of the above are still employed by the said firms or companies?

5. Which of the above are still on the payrolls, or are directors, of the said firms or companies?

6. Have any of the above firms or companies received contracts from the government since the outbreak of the present war?

7. If so, on what date or dates, and for what amount or amounts, in each case?

Motions for Papers

Topic:   DOLLAR-A-YEAR MEN
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

ORDER IN COUNCIL EXTENDING LIFE OF DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

For a copy of the order in council to permit the Department of Munitions and Supply to continue throughout the life of the present session.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL EXTENDING LIFE OF DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Return tabled.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL EXTENDING LIFE OF DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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April 19, 1943