February 24, 1944

LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Canadian National Railway Company:

Manitoba- Wheat Coarse grainsJuly . 1,152 1,686August . 1,418 2,236September . 854 1,933October . 2,020 1,589November . 3,623 1,027December . 408 1,959Saskatchewan- July . 3,369 2,008August . 2,380 2.761September . 3,787 2,621October . 3,121 2,416November . 6,120 1,679December . 2,333 3,054

Alberta

July . 912 762August . 1,066 993September . 1.629 980October . 1,317 891November . 963 674December . 1,023 1,319'anadian Pacific Railway Company: Other grainsManitoba district- Wheat July . 1,018 1,630August . 1,819 2,161September 2.538October 2,128November 935December 2,138Saskatchewan district- July 2,371August . 2.457 2,369September 2,378October . 4,204 2.820November 1,836December . 3,069 3,763Alberta district- July . 2,010 1,317August . 2.408 1,363September 1,354October . 2.032 1,095November .. 2.018 772December . 2,457 1,493

* This company's records are compiled on the basis of the three prairie districts of the corn-

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pany's western lines. The principal terminals marking the limits of their districts are as follows :-

Alberta district-

West Field, B.C.

" Crows Nest, B.C.

South Coutts, Alta.

North Edmonton, Alta.

East Lloydminster, Sask.

ft Hardisty, Alta.

ft Kerrobert, Sask.

ft Swift Current, Sask.

" Shaunavon, Sask.

" Valmarie, Sask.

Saskatchewan district-

West Lloydminster, Sask.

it Hardisty, Alta.

Kerrobert, Sask.

" Swift Current, Sask.

" Shaunavon, Sask.

South North Portal, Sask.

East Bredenbury, Sask.

f( Neudorf, Sask.

ft Broadview, Sask.

ft Areola, Sask.

ft Estevan, Sask.

Manitoba district- *

East Port Arthur, Ont.

West Bredenbury, Sask.

it Neudorf, Sask.

it Broadview, Sask.

It Areola, Sask.

if Estevan, Sask.

It Lyleton, Man.

South Gretna, Man.

(( Emerson, Man. MEAT AND BACON BOARDS

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   WHEAT AND COARSE GRAINS-CARLOADINGS IN PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

.

1. Are any members of the meat board employed by or connected with the meat packing

industry?

2. If so, in what capacity?

3. What was the amount of, (a) pay; (b) allowance; (c) travelling expenses, paid to each member of the bacon board during its operation?

4. Was any complete audited report of the operations of the bacon board published by the government?

5. Is any arrangement made for the publishing of a report of the operations of the present meat board?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   WHEAT AND COARSE GRAINS-CARLOADINGS IN PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. S. E. Todd.

2. Managing-director, industrial and development council of Canadian meat packers.

3. (a) Nil, (b) (December, 1939 to June, 1943), allowance for living expenses incurred during board meetings and to and from such meetings: J. G. Taggart, $2,130; L. C. Mc-Ouat, $2,164; S. E. Todd, $1,674; A. Morin, $324; (c) (December, 1939 to June, 1943), transportation to and from board meetings: J. G. Taggart, $1,351.82; L. C. McOuat, $98.50;,

S. E. Todd, $836.08; A. Morin, $171.75.

4. No.

5. No.

Questions

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   WHEAT AND COARSE GRAINS-CARLOADINGS IN PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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CONVERSION OP DREDGE "FIELDING" INTO OIL TANKER-COST OP FREIGHTERS

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. What was the cost of converting the dredge Fielding into an oil tanker?

2. What is the cost of one of the 4,000-ton freighters built in the Saint John, New Brunswick, dry dock?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CONVERSION OP DREDGE "FIELDING" INTO OIL TANKER-COST OP FREIGHTERS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. The work of conversion on this dredge was not completed until November, 1943, and the final cost has not yet been determined.

2. The final cost has not yet been determined.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CONVERSION OP DREDGE "FIELDING" INTO OIL TANKER-COST OP FREIGHTERS
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DISTRIBUTION OF RAW SUGAR LANDED AT HALIFAX

LIB

Mr. ISNOR:

Liberal

1. In connection with the raw sugar landed in Halifax in January, 1944, what are the names of firms and locations to whom sugar was distributed, and what amount to each?

2. Was the sugar ordered by the sugar administrator or by individual firms? If the latter, give names of firms with quantities ordered.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF RAW SUGAR LANDED AT HALIFAX
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LIB

Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. It is not considered desirable to disclose current transactions relating to the business [DOT]of individual firms. To do so would give information of value to competitors. Revelation of the total amount of sugar landed at Halifax in this period might make it possible for the enemy to draw inferences regarding the movement of ships on the high seas.

2. All importations of sugar into Canada are ordered by the sugar administrator.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF RAW SUGAR LANDED AT HALIFAX
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COST OF QUEBEC CONFERENCE, 1943

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

What was the total cost to the Canadian government of the Quebec conference held during August and September, 1943?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COST OF QUEBEC CONFERENCE, 1943
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

Including expenditure in connection with the visit of the President of the United States to Ottawa, $366,596.27.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COST OF QUEBEC CONFERENCE, 1943
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BATAWA, ONT., POSTMASTERSHIP

NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Is there a post office at Batawa, Ontario?

2. If so, when was it opened?

3. What is the name of the postmaster?

4. When was he appointed, and by whom?

5. Is the postmaster a returned soldier?

6. If not, were returned soldiers considered for the position?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BATAWA, ONT., POSTMASTERSHIP
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LIB

Mr. MULOCK: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 7 July, 1943.

3. James Arnold Stickle.

4. 7 July, 1943; by the Postmaster General.

5. No.

6. No returned soldier applied.

fMr. Gardiner.]

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BATAWA, ONT., POSTMASTERSHIP
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LABOUR DEPARTMENT-GEORGE HODGE-P.C. 9384

LPP

Mr. ROSE:

Labour Progressive

1. Has George Hodge, a C.P.R. executive, been in the employ of the labour department at any time since the beginning of the war?

2. If so, since -when, and in what position?

3. How much salary and how much expense money has he received since his employment?

4. What were his duties in different positions he has held?

5. If he is not now in the employ of the labour department, to what government bodies is he attached?

6. Was it within the scope of his responsibility to assist in the preparation of wage control order P.C. 9384?

7. If so, on what points in the order was his advice taken?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   LABOUR DEPARTMENT-GEORGE HODGE-P.C. 9384
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Mr. Hodge was a member of an industrial disputes inquiry commission which was appointed in June, 1941. Mr. Hodge has not functioned on this board since the national war labour board was established in November, 1941.

In November, 1941, at the request of the then Minister of Labour, Hon. N. A. McLarty, the Canadian Pacific Railway made Mr. Hodge available, without salary, to act as a member of the national war labour board. He subsequently became a member of the executive committee of three.

Since the national war labour board was reconstituted in February, 1943, Mr. Hodge has served as a technical adviser to the board, a full-time post; as a member of the national war labour committee, and as a member of the national selective service advisory board.

Mr. Hodge was a member of the former national labour supply council. As such Mr. Hodge was not technically in the employ of the Department of Labour.

3. Mr. Hodge has at no time received any salary from the Department of Labour. He has been paid only actual expenses incurred by him as undemoted:

Number of days: fiscal year 1941-42, 142; fiscal year 1942-43, 362; fiscal year 1943-44 (to January 31, 1944), 304; total, 808.

Total expense: fiscal year 1941-42, $1,458.79; fiscal year 1942-43, $3,955.91; fiscal year 1943-44 (to January 31, 1944), $2,820.36; total $8,235.06.

Average per day: fiscal year 1941-42, $1027; fiscal year 1942-43, $10.93; fiscal year 1943-44 (to January 31, 1944), $9.28; total, $10.19.

It should be noted that fees paid to Mr. Hodge as a member of the industrial disputes inquiry commission under order in council P.C. 4020 are not included in the above figures. These amounted to: remuneration at $20 per day, 1941-42, $1,440; actual travelling expenses, 1941-42, $707.27.

Questions

4. As a member of the industrial disputes inquiry commission, Mr. Hodge was required, together with other members of the commission, to make a preliminary inquiry into all disputes referred to the commission by the Minister of Labour.

In respect to the national war labour board, Mr. Hodge fulfilled the normal functions of an executive officer while a member of the executive committee. He now serves as a technical adviser to the board and is a member of the national war labour committee.

As a member of the national selective service advisory board, Mr. Hodge participates with other members in matters affecting national selective service.

5. See answers to questions 1 and 2.

6 and 7. It was not within the scope of Mr. Hodge's responsibility to assist in the determination of the provisions of wage control order P.C. 9384. Departmental officers of finance, justice and labour, whose duty it was to prepare draft of order in accordance with instructions, consulted others, among them Mr. Hodge in view of his experience in the administration of previous wage control orders, in regard to the phraseology of operative provisions of the order for their application in practice in accordance with regulations to be made effective as already determined upon.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   LABOUR DEPARTMENT-GEORGE HODGE-P.C. 9384
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CANADIAN ARMY

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

National Government

1. How many of the 11,000 deserters from the Canadian army who have been apprehended have been tried by court-martial?

2. How many of them have been executed?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Sub-subtopic:   DESERTIONS
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February 24, 1944