February 28, 1944

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. Was the taxi pool at Saint John, New Brunswick, established by order in council?

2. If not, how was it established?

3. Is the pool liable for breaches of contract or torts committed, (a) by its officials and employees in the course of their employment; (b) by owners or drivers of taxi cabs that are in the pool while engaged in the work of the pool?

Topic:   SAINT JOHN, N.B., TAXI POOL
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. The pool was not formed by order of the transit control. The pool was formed at the request of a large majority of taxi operators, was concurred in by the city-appointed wartime transit advisory committee, the city council, and the transit control supervisor of Saint John, N.B.

3. (a) and (b). The published announcement of the Saint John Wartime Transit association states that "The Association is absolutely a voluntary, non-profit organization to receive, sort and transmit calls for the public benefit. The association assumes ao liability for the acts or omissions of the members or their employees."

Topic:   SAINT JOHN, N.B., TAXI POOL
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MANITOBA COURT OP APPEAL

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Have any representations been made to "he federal government by the attorney general iJ Manitoba relating to the Manitoba court of appeal, dated since January 1, 1941?

2. If any such representations have been made, what consideration has been given by the government thereto?

3. What are the ages of the judges of the Manitoba court of appeal?

4. Have any of the judges of the Manitoba court of appeal offered their resignations to the government? If so, which judges, and on what dates?

Questions

5. Is consideration being given by the government to the retirement of any of the judges of the Manitoba court of appeal? If so, which judges?

6. Is consideration being given by the government to the appointment of any new judges to the Manitoba court of appeal?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1 and 2. No.

3. 85, 79, 73, 72, 65 years respectively.

4. Yes. The Chief Justice of Manitoba by letter dated August 7, 1943.

5 and 6. The retirement of the Chief Justice of Manitoba by acceptance of his resignation and the appointment of a successor to that office are under consideration.

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CANADIAN FORCES-MEDICAL TREATMENT

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. How many members and former members of the Canadian forces are receiving treatment under the Department of Pensions and National Health?

2. How many of these are members of the

forces?

3. How many are discharged personnel, (a) of the present war; (b) otherwise?

4. What is the total number of patients in the departmental hospitals, including outpatients?

5. What is the total number of patients in other hospitals, including outpatients?

6. How many are outpatients?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Return as of January 31, 1944:

1. 7,329.

2. 2,828.

3. (a) 2,404; (b) 2,097.

4. 4,533.

5. 2,796. (This figure includes 97 patients in the Ottawa civic hospital, Ottawa, and 118 patients in the University hospital, Edmonton, at which institutions pavilions were built by the government and a contract rate for patients is paid.)

6. 590, of total shown in answer to No. 1, receiving out-patient allowances.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES-MEDICAL TREATMENT
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WHEAT-DELIVERIES TO WHEAT BOARD

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

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

1. What was the total number of bushels of wheat marketed in western Canada during the crop year ending July 31, 1943?

2. How much of this wheat was delivered to the wheat board?

3. What percentage of wheat marketed in western Canada was delivered to the wheat board in the crop year 1942-43?

Topic:   WHEAT-DELIVERIES TO WHEAT BOARD
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. 268,219,159 bushels (latest unrevised figures-board of grain commissioners).

2. 167,506,531-45 bushels.

3. 62-45 per cent.

Topic:   WHEAT-DELIVERIES TO WHEAT BOARD
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MONTREAL POST OFFICE-PRINCIPAL CLERK

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. Has Mr. Stanislas Trudeau, principal clerk at the Montreal post office registration branch, been superannuated?

2. If so, has he been replaced, and by whom?

3. Has a Mr. Ducharme Olivier been appointed principal clerk at the same post office to replace Mr. Trudeau?

4. Was Mr. Ducharme Olivier an employee of the government in the city delivery branch, Montreal post office, and if so, when was he so employed, and was he discharged from that position?

5. If he was discharged, what was the reason for such discharge?

6. Were civil service examinations held for the position vacated by Mr. Stanislas Trudeau?

7. If so, when and where were these examinations held?

8. Was the postmaster of the Montreal post office or his assistant the examining officer during such examinations?

Topic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-PRINCIPAL CLERK
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LIB

Mr. MULOCK: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2 and 3. Mr. Ducharme Olivier has been selected for the position by the Civil Service Commission as a result of a promotional competition usual in such cases and in accordance with section 49 of the Civil Service Act. His promotion has not yet been confirmed by civil service certificate.

4. Yes. From 8th January, 1913, to 15th June, 1929. He was relieved of the duties of the position and assigned to another position with a reduction in rank and salary.

5. He was relieved of the duties of the position as clerk in charge of the city delivery branch for failure to properly perform these duties. He has already been sufficiently penalized and has again won promotion on merit. [DOT]

6. No, but the orthodox promotional procedure was followed. See answer to question

3.

7. See answer to No. 6.

8. See answer to No. 6.

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MACHINERY SERVICE LIMITED

NAT

Mr. TUSTIN:

National Government

1. Is the Machinery Service Limited, Ville La Salle, with head office on Lafleur avenue, a company that is owned by the government of Canada?

2. Is the Machinery Service Limited operated under government supervision?

3. Is one Thomas Arnold in the employ of the government, and if so, in what capacity?

4. Did said Thomas Arnold supervise or direct, or participate in equipping the plant of Machinery Service Limited, and if so, by whose direction or authority did he act?

5. What has been the total cost to date of equipping and tooling this plant?

6. What is the number of employees engaged in the plant?

Questions

7. What number of internees brought to Canada from England are employed in the plant?

8. What is the present rate or rates of pay of the various classes of labour, skilled and unskilled, employed in Machinery Service Limited?

9. Was priority accorded to Machinery Service Limited in the procuring of equipment?

10. What class or classes of products or parts are made in this plant?

Topic:   MACHINERY SERVICE LIMITED
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Thomas Arnold is Machine Tools Controller for Canada, President of Citadel Merchandising Co. Ltd., and President of Machinery Service Ltd. He acts in all these capacities without remuneration.

4. Mr. Arnold in conjunction with the former general manager and vice-president and the secretary of the company assisted in the equipping of the plant. The requirements at that time were left to the general manager, Captain F. F. Cowling, who was a mechanical administrator.

5. $370,000.

6. 54.

7. 43.

8. The rate of pay is the same as in standard machine shops and is under the supervision of the Department of Labour.

9. Yes.

10. The plant is used for the reconditioning of used machine tools.

Topic:   MACHINERY SERVICE LIMITED
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-MILITARY DEFERMENTS

NAT

Mr. TUSTIN:

National Government

1. Has the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation applied for military deferments for any members of its staff?

2. If so, have any such applications been granted?

3. Who are the employees in whose behalf such applications, if any, were made and granted, or made and not granted, and what positions do they, or did they, occupy?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

Employees of the C.B.C. in whose behalf

application has been made for postponement of military training

Name-Classification-Declined or granted Halifax studios:

D. J. Macdonald (on leave for military duty), news editor, grade 1, granted.

CBV transmitter, Charlesbourg:

R. Fortin, broadcast operator, granted.

CBV, Quebec:

R. Belanger, announcer, grade 1, granted.

CBF transmitter, Vercheres:

M. Guimond, broadcast operator, granted.

P. J. E. Boisvert, broadcast operator, granted.

CBM transmitter, Marieville:

P. P. Deziel, broadcast operator, granted. Keefer building, Montreal:

W. G. Roxburgh, broadcast operator, granted. R. E. Santo, assistant broadcast engineer, granted.

F. G. Gribben, chief storekeeper, granted. Montreal studios:

P. Barette (overseas unit), news editor, grade

2, granted.

M. Couture, announcer, grade 2, granted.

R. Fournier, supervising broadcast operator, granted.

B. Lafleur (overseas unit), news editor, grade

3, granted.

G. F. Lefebvre, news editor, grade 2, granted.

R. Lemieux, broadcast operator, granted.

M. Ouimet (overseas unit), news editor, grade

4, granted.

G. Viau, storekeeper, granted.

M. Romanelli. broadcast operator, granted.

J. Souliere, broadcast operator, granted.

J. L. DeLorimier (on leave for military duty), clerk, grade 1, declined.

G. Beaudoin (resigned), sound effects operator, grade 1, granted.

55 York St., Toronto:

A. G. Cowan (overseas unit), producer, grade 2, granted.

N. M. Morrison, supervisor of talks, granted. W. J. Dunlop, commercial representative,

grade 2, declined.

C. Maclin, principal clerk, granted.

Toronto studios:

J. C. McCabe, producer, grade 2, granted.

C. Johns, broadcast operator, granted.

S. A. Campbell, treasurer's cashier, declined. L. Green, announcer, grade 2, 1st request

granted, 2nd request declined.

J. R. Hayward (resigned), broadcast operator. granted.

A. S. McFee (on leave for military duty), announcer, grade 1, declined.

A. C. Ellsworth, supervising broadcast operator, granted.

L. Duffey, news editor, grade 1, granted.

CBO. Ottawa:

J. A. Boole, broadcast operator, granted.

C. P. Wright, station manager, grade 2, granted.

R. E. Anderson (resigned), producer, grade 2, granted.

CBK. Watrous:

G. R. Backhouse, broadcast operator, granted. J. L. Marshall, supervising broadcast operator, granted.

V. J. Rowe, broadcast operator, granted.

CBR, Vancouver:

R. G. Dunlop, producer, -grade 2, granted.

E. G. Rose, broadcast operator, granted.

A. Gelueh, broadcast operator, granted.

C. M. Wilson (on leave for military duty), ^broadcast operator, granted.

W. J. Herbert, announcer, grade 2, granted.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-MILITARY DEFERMENTS
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CANADIAN FORCES-PENSIONS

NAT

Mr. WHITE:

National Government

1. How many discharged men from the armed forces have been examined for pension from 1939 to date?

2. How many pensions have been awarded after, (a) first hearing; (b) after second hearing?

Questions

3. How many soldiers discharged after service overseas in category "E" have not been awarded a pension?

4. At what date was the present scale of pen sions set up?

5. Has there been any increase since that date?

6. Is the scale of pensions awarded under section 11-3 of the Pensions Act on the same scale as pensions awarded to soldiers suffering a war disability in an actual theatre of war?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES-PENSIONS
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February 28, 1944