June 7, 1943

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN ARMY-OVERSEAS REINFORCEMENTS

IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent

1. Are there actually a number of divisions of our army available for service as reinforcements for our troops overseas?

2. If so, (a) what is the number; (b) to what army corps do they belong?

3. Are these divisions composed exclusively of volunteers, or of men called up, or both?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY-OVERSEAS REINFORCEMENTS
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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:

Reference is made to statement of Minister of National Defence, Hansard, May 13, 1943, page 2667; May 14, 1943, pages 2691 and 2693 to 2696; and June 1, 1943, page 3219.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY-OVERSEAS REINFORCEMENTS
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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. Does the civil service commission make all appointments to the Department of External Affairs?

2. If not, how are the other appointments made?

3. How many have entered the Department of External Affairs by this method during the past two years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. No.

2. (a) In Ottawa, certain temporary appointments of senior personnel are made by order in council.

(b) (i) In offices abroad, as in Ottawa, certain temporary appointments of senior personnel are made by order in council, (ii) In offices abroad certain clerical and stenographic positions, oi[ which the civil service commission has knowledge, are set up by order in council. Appointments thereto are made by the chief of mission with the approval of the department.

3. During the two years prior to the 27th of May, 1943, appointments by order in council numbered: (1) Ottawa, 17; (2) outside offices, 44.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
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CCF

Mr. WRIGHT:

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

1. How many medical notices were issued to farmers in each administrative division from December 1, 1942, to April 30, 1943?

2. How many postponements were requested by or on behalf of farmers in each administrative division?

3. How many postponements were granted farmers in each administrative division?

4. How many of those receiving one postponement'applied for a second postponement?

5. How many received a second postponement?

6. How many of those receiving the second postponement applied for a third postponement?

7. How many received the third postponement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FARMERS-POSTPONEMENTS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

1. Medical notices are sent to all persons

in designated classes but no current record

of the occupation of such persons is kept.

2 and 3.

Administrative Number

Divisions Requested Granted"A" London, Ont . 1,652 1,614"B" Toronto, Ont . 4,219 3,722"C" Kingston, Ont . 2,110 2,061"D" Port Arthur, Ont.... . 94 82"E" Montreal, P.Q . 5,478 5,461"F" Quebec, P.Q . 4,129 3,869"G" Halifax, N.S . 1,635 1,408"H" Saint John, N.B . 541 493"I" Charlottetown, P.E.I. . 717 620"J" Winnipeg, Man . 4,090 3,670"K" Vancouver, B.C . 841 795"M" Regina, Sask . 6,630 4,678"N" Edmonton, Alta.... . 3,085 2,995Total . 35,221 31,468

4, 5, 6 and 7. No record maintained.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FARMERS-POSTPONEMENTS
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NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. Since January 1, 1942, what properties have been purchased in Winnipeg by the dominion government in connection with Deer Lodge hospital?

2. From whom were these properties purchased?

3. What was the purchase price paid, or agreed to be paid, in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   DEER LODGE HOSPITAL, WINNIPEG
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre): (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

1. Property in the municipality of St. James, Manitoba, bounded on the north by Portage avenue and on the south by the Assiniboine river and forming an easterly extension of the Deer Lodge Hospital property, so bounded, already owned by the dominion government. The Department of Public Works was author-

ized. to survey and value the property and the Department of Justice was authorized to complete the agreement of sale.

2. Alice Maud Wightman, St. James, Manitoba.

3. 88,500.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   DEER LODGE HOSPITAL, WINNIPEG
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IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. Is Mr. Symington serving as a dollar-a-year man?

2. If so, what is his actual address, and what was it before he entered the service of the government?

3. What are his duties as a dollar-a-year man?

4. What is his occupation other than his work with the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   H. J. SYMINGTON, K.C.
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 244 St. James street west, Montreal, Que. -both cases.

3. Power controller; member, Wartime Industries Control Board; member, Material Coordinating Committee U.S.-Canada.

4. Barrister at law and various executive positions.

defence OF CANADA REGULATIONS COMMITTEE

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   H. J. SYMINGTON, K.C.
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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

When will the chairman of the defence of Canada regulations committee call a meeting of that committee?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   H. J. SYMINGTON, K.C.
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

I note in Votes and Proceedings that a meeting of the defence of Canada regulations committee is to be held tomorrow. I assume this affords the answer to this question, which might well be dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   H. J. SYMINGTON, K.C.
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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   H. J. SYMINGTON, K.C.
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NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. Is the position of postmaster at Perth, New Brunswick, being filled?

2. If so, when was the position advertised?

3. How many applications were received, and from whom?

4. Were any of the applicants returned soldiers? If so, which of them?

5. Had any of the returned soldier applicants post office experience? If so, where, and for how long?

6. Were any of the returned soldiers recommended by the Canadian Legion? If so, which of them ?

7. If the vacancy is not filled, what is the reason for delay?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   PERTH, N.B., POSTMASTERSHIP
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Temporarily.

2. August 25, 1942.

Questions as Orders for Returns

3. Seven: Hallett, Cash William; Ingraham, Mrs. Ethel Opal; Jamer, Randolph; Palmer, Mrs. Jean; Stevenson, Angus Gordon; Tomlinson, Guy 0.; Whitman, Mrs. Margaret Inch.

4. Four: Hallett, Cash William; Jamer, Randolph; Stevenson, Angus Gordon; Tomlinson, Guy 0.

5. No.

6. No.

7. As indicated above, there were seven applicants in the competition. Of these, four were returned men. Doubt existed as to whether three of these were patrons of the office, and they were only permitted to enter the competition on the understanding that if they qualified their right to be considered for appointment should be, determined. Two were not qualified and the other, who secured the necessary pass mark, was definitely not a patron of the office. The other returned man did not secure the average 70% necessary to be declared successful.

The three other candidates, all of whom were successful, are married women supported by their husbands, and in view of this circumstance, Mm. Margaret Inch Whitman, who obtained the highest rating was selected for temporary employment only. Therefore, Mrs. Whitman, who had been selected locally for the position, has been continued as. acting postmistress in a temporary capacity for the duration of the war, and at the close of hostilities another competition will be held thereby giving those now on active service a chance to compete.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS- APPOINTMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   PERTH, N.B., POSTMASTERSHIP
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

June 7, 1943