June 14, 1943

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN MOTORS COMPANY BUILDING, REGINA
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LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What department of government is responsible for the recommendations made to His Majesty the King, of those who are deemed worthy of recognition in the king's birthday honour list?

2. From what department, or from whom is advice obtained for the names submitted to the government ?

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN MOTORS COMPANY BUILDING, REGINA
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The conferring of awards and decorations by His Majesty the King is an exercise of the royal prerogative. In respect to the exercise of, this prerogative in relation to Canadians, His Majesty's Canadian government accept full constitutional responsibility. The responsibility of making recommendations in respect to such matters is not a responsibility which His Majesty's Canadian government delegates to any department of government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN MOTORS COMPANY BUILDING, REGINA
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MOBILIZATION ACT-REJECTIONS ON MEDICAL GROUNDS

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

How many men, by military districts, heretofore rejected on medical grounds, have been reexamined since the 31st of October, 1942, and of these, how many have been called for service under the National Resources Mobilization Act?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-REJECTIONS ON MEDICAL GROUNDS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

Part 1 [DOT]Re-examined

Men By

Found Medical

Unfit by Revision

Administrative Private Board andDivisions Physician Found Fit"A" London, Ont. ... 3,744 1.471"B" Toronto, Ont. .. 9,000 4,212"C" Kingston, Ont. . 5,891 2,179"D" Port Arthur, Ont. 302 176"E" Montreal, P.Q. . 12,661 5,906"F" Quebec, P.Q. ... 6,787 2,235"G" Halifax, N.S. .. 987 453"H" Saint John, N.B. 683 285"I" Charlottetown, P.E.I 160 51"J" Winnipeg, Man. 808 544"K" Vancouver, B.C. 2,325 1,074"M" Regina, Sask. .. 134 54"N" Edmonton, Alta. 1,057 542Total 44,539 19,182

Questions as Orders for Returns

* In the re-examinations conducted by the medical revision board 5,676 men, previously found fit by the private physicians, were reexamined owing to doubt regarding previous medical category. Some of these were found fit but these cases are not segregated for statistical purposes.

Part 2

19,182 men-as shown above, were called for service under the National Resources Mobilization Act with the exception of those who were granted postponements or whose cases are pending.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-REJECTIONS ON MEDICAL GROUNDS
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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. What salary was paid to Victor T. Goggin when he was first appointed general manager of Wartime Housing Limited?

2. Was his salary increased to $12,000 a year?

If so, when?

3. What is the total amount he has been paid for salary and expenses since his appointment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   GENERAL MANAGER
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LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. $10,000.

2. Yes-July 1, 1942.

3. Salary, $24,047.80; expenses, $7,058.64.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   GENERAL MANAGER
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MAGNESIUM-WILDMAN PROCESS

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES:

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

1. Have reports been made to the government concerning the Wildman process for the production of magnesium? If so, what department is in possession of these reports?

2. What companies in Canada are engaged in the production of magnesium?

3. Does the government own and/or control any plants engaged in the production of magnesium?

4. Has the government, since the outbreak of the present war, given any capital assistance to any companies engaged in the production of magnesium?

5. Who owns the Magnesium Company of Canada, Limited?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MAGNESIUM-WILDMAN PROCESS
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LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes. (b) The Departments of Mines and Resources and Munitions and Supply.

2. Dominion Magnesium Company, Limited.

3. Yes.

4. No.

Note-The government owns the magnesium plant at Haley, Ontario, which was built and is operated by the Dominion Magnesium Company, Limited, without fee or profit.

5. The department has no knowledge or record of the Magnesium Company of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MAGNESIUM-WILDMAN PROCESS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PRICE CEILING-VEGETABLES

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Has a price ceiling been placed on vegetables by the wartime prices and trade board?

2. If so, on what date, and upon what vegetables ?

3. What ceiling price has been fixed on each kind or variety of vegetables?

4. Is the ceiling price the same throughout Canada?

5. If not, what are the ceiling prices on each variety of vegetables in the different districts or provinces?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-VEGETABLES
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICE CEILING-VEGETABLES
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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER NAVIGATION

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Has the government taken the necessary steps for the protection of convoys on the St. Lawrence river?

2. Of the total number of vessels operating in the St. Lawrence river during the last navigation season, what percentage in tonnage was sunk?

3. What was the average number, per week or month, of naval vessels which came up the St. Lawrence river last season?

4. What was the average number during the years 1939, 1940, 1941, and 1942?

5. Have the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National Railways benefited greatly in their transportation as a result of the limitations of navigation on the St. Lawrence river?

6. If so, what has been the net revenue of each of these companies during the years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1943?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER NAVIGATION
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LOANS TO CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY

SC

Mr. SHAW:

Social Credit

1. Have any loans been made to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company by the Canadian government during the past twenty years?

2. Upon what dates were such loans made, and at what rates of interest?

3. Upon what dates were interest and principal payments made by the said railway company to the Canadian government? What was the actual amount of each such payment?

4. What is the total amount of, (a) principal; (b) interest, which the Canadian Pacific Railway Company owes to the Canadian government at the present date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LOANS TO CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY
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June 14, 1943