February 28, 1944

PREMIUM ON HOGS SLAUGHTERED BY LOCAL BUTCHERS

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. Is the government giving consideration to the necessity of making provision for the payment of the premium of $3 on Grade "A" hogs and of $2 on Grade "B-l" hogs to apply to hogs slaughtered in plants where governmentgrading is not practised and to hogs slaughtered by butchers in localities where no such grading is possible?

2. If not, will other means be provided to correct the existing situation with respect to hogs slaughtered by local butchers?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The object of the government premiums on grade "A" and grade "B-l" hog carcasses is to encourage the production of better quality hogs for export and the channelling of such hogs through inspected plants so that the product will be available for export. An official grading service is now maintained at all inspected plants in Canada. Hogs purchased by operators supplying the domestic market only are automatically eligible for the premiums if such hogs are custom slaughtered

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in an inspected plant. Other than this, consideration may be given to the larger domestic suppliers who slaughtered an average of 50 hogs per week in 1940 and who have satisfactory plant facilities for the weighing, grading, and holding of hog carcasses.

2. Answered under No. 1.

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RADIO BROADCASTING-SHORT-WAVE STATION NEAR SACKVILLE

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Has a contract been let for a short-wave radio broadcasting and receiving station at or near Sackville, New Brunswick?

2. Were public tenders called?

3. If not, what firms were asked to tender, and what was the price of each tender?

4. To whom was contract let, and for what amount?

5. When -was contract to be completed?

6. When will contract be completed, stating reasons for delay, if any?

7. When is it expected station -will be put in finished operating condition?

8. What is the estimated total construction cost?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1. Yes.

2 and 3. The following firms were asked to tender: Cook and Leitch, Montreal; Stewart Construction Co., Sherbrooke; Ambrose Wheeler, Moncton; Foundation Maritimes Ltd.; Acme Construction, Saint John, N.B.; John Flood & Sons, Saint John, N.B.; R. A. Corbett, Saint John, NR.; Colette Freres, Montreal; Anglin Norcross, Montreal; Dan-sereau Ltd., Montreal; A. Janin & Co., Montreal; Redfern Construction Co., Montreal.

Tenders were received from the following firms: Cook and Leitch, Montreal, $254,881; Stewart Construction Co., Sherbrooke, $257,834; Ambrose Wheeler, Moncton, $298,721.19.

4. To the lowest tender, Cook and Leitch, Montreal.

5. May 1, 1944.

6. May 1, 1944.

7. It had been expected that the station would be completed in the early fall of 1944, but there will be some not great delay due to the now expected late delivery by manufacturers of essential equipment.

8. Original estimated cost was about $800,000, but the present estimated cost is $1,100,000, the difference being due to the advisability of attaining a greater efficiency of transmission, in keeping with the best practice of constructing radio installations, so that the new short-wave station shall compare favourably with other modern stations in other parts of the world.

Questions

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FIFTH VICTORY LOAN

SC

Mr. QUELCH:

Social Credit

1. What was the total number of subscribers to the fifth victory loan?

2. How many of these were on the special names list?

3. What was the total amount subscribed in,

(a) those on special names list; (b) all other subscribers?

4. How much money was advanced by the chartered banks for the purchase of bonds in this campaign to, (a) subscribers on special names list; (b) all other subscribers?

5. What is the total amount of bonds sold in the five victory loan campaigns that still remain in the hands of the people of Canada, excluding banks?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

1 and 2.

Total number of subscriptions Special names subscriptions... All other subscriptions

Cash

3,008,336

7,089

3,001,247

Conversion

24,715

24,110

Total

3,033,051

7,694

3,025,357

3. Total amount subscribed $1,383,275,250

Amount subscribed-

Special names 779,619,950

All other 603,655,300

4. No information. As at November 30, 1943, borrowings outstanding from the chartered banks to finance the purchase of Fifth Victory loan bonds were as follows:

Corporations $218,456,251

Employers for employees.... 71,919,673

All other 71,811,644

5. No precise information is available. However, based on estimates prepared by the National War Finance Committee, holdings of Dominion Government direct domestic funded debt by non-banking investors have increased by approximately $4,900 millions between September 1, 1939 and December 31, 1943.

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WINNIPEG-SASKATOON-EDMONTON AIR SERVICE


Mr.- KNOWLES: 1. Has Winnipeg-Saskatoon-Edmonton been designated as a civil air route? 2. Is consideration being given by the government to the flying of this route by Trans-Canada Airlines? 3. If so, when will such service commence?


LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Under the Trans-Canada contract, made pursuant to the Trans-Canada Air Lines Act, 1937, a line of aircraft from Edmonton to Winnipeg via Saskatoon has been designated as a line of aircraft to be organized, maintained and operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines. No civil air route has been designated between these points under The Transport Act, 1938.

2. Yes.

3. As soon as the radio range and other airway facilities are installed. This work is now in hand.

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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-PAYMENTS

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. What amounts have heen paid as at

January 1, 1944, to each of the following by the Wartime Housing Limited: Hutton &

Souter; Prack & Prack; W. L. McFaul; W. L. Somerville; James, Proctor & Redfern; B. R. Coon?

2. What amounts were owing to them as at January 1, 1944?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The following amounts have been paid to the specified firms as of January 1, 1944:

To Hutton & Souter

$22,868 42To Prack & Prack

7,271 17To W. L. McFaul

7,320 00To W. L. Somerville.... 10,625 00

To James, Proctor &

Redfern

31,775 07To B. R. Coon

7,600 002. Amounts owing as of January 1, 1944:To Hutton & Souter

$4,791 77To Prack & Prack

1,773 14To W. L. McFaul

240 00

To other firms specified-nil.

TRANSIT CONTROL-SAINT JOHN, Ni. SUPERVISOR

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NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. When was D. A. Ross appointed transit control supervisor at Saint John, New Brunswick?

2. What was his occupation prior to his

appointment?

Questions

3. What are his duties?

4. What is he paid?

5. Under the terms of his employment can he engage in buying and selling secondhand cars?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. October 17, 1942.

2. District sales manager, International Trucks, Saint John, NJB.

3. Mr. Ross functions as a transit supervisor for the area around Saint John and Moncton, N.B., under the direction of the regional transit controller for the Maritimes, Mr. A. C. Wagner. The duties in which he is engaged are connected with street car and bus services in municipalities, the control of taxi services, the application of the wartime industrial transit plan to essential industry, and the direction, together with the provincial authorities, of the interurban bus services.

4. 32,700 per annum.

6. Yes, in the same way as he may engage in any other occupation in his own time, and providing he "faithfully and honestly fulfils his duties" as an employee of the Department of Munitions and Supply (M. & S. form 392). Refer also to P.C. 128/7359, August 1942, regarding the status of government employees engaging in spare time work outside their regular hours of employment.

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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD- MAJOR J. E. CAMPBELL

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN (Cape Breton North-Victoria) :

Liberal

1. Is Major J. E. Campbell employed as a

member of the wartime prices and trade board at any of its offices in Nova Scotia? '

2. If so, (a) when was he appointed; (b) what are his duties; (c) what qualifications and experience had he for the work he is doing;

(d) what is his salary?

_ 3. Was his appointment made through the civil service commission or the national selective service?

4. If not, who recommended him?

5. Is he allowed travelling expenses?

6. If so, what is the amount of his expenses from the date of appointment until December 31, 1943?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) May 8, 1942.

(b) Major Campbell, in addition to his position as superintendent of rationing for Nova Scotia, is deputy director of rationing for the maritimes. He is responsible for the application of the machinery of rationing in the maritimes and his work embraces the supervision of rationing personnel and the local ration boards of that area.

(c) Matriculation from the Sandhurst Military Academy, England; eleven years of general business activity in the maritimes; one year with this board as local representative, Yarmouth, N.S., before assuming his present responsibilities. During that period he became familiar with all phases of the board's local work including the machinery of rationing.

(d) 83,000 plus 8800 living allowance per annum.

3. Civil service commission.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Yes.

6. Expenses totalling $2,209.56 have been paid Major Campbell for the period May 8, 1942 to December 31, 1943.

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SAINT JOHN, N.B., TAXI POOL

February 28, 1944