February 28, 1944

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Return as of December 31, 1943, in respect of former members of the forces of the present war:

1. The Canadian pension commission has examined and rendered a first hearing decision in the cases of 39,318 discharged men and women.

2. (a) Entitlement to pension was granted in 7,180 cases; (b) (i) entitlement to pension was granted on second hearing in 444 cases, (ii) entitlement to pension was granted on appeal board hearing in 359 cases.

3. Records do not reflect a break-down of the categories of soldiers who have not been awarded a pension. However, on first hearing, entitlement to pension was not granted in 3,258 cases of soldiers after service overseas.

4. June 27, 1925.

5. Answered by No. 4.

6. Section 11 (3) of the Pension act provides that the commission may in its discretion award such pension, not exceeding the ordinary rates of pension prescribed by the act, as it may, from time to time, deem to be adequate in the circumstances.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES-PENSIONS
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DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTIES


Mr. WHITE,: What amounts have been collected, by provinces, under the Dominion Succession Duty Act to date?


LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

To January 31, 1944, there has been collected since its inception under the Dominion Succession Duty Act a total of $31,907,535 divided as follows by provinces:

Prince Edward Island $ 49,648

Nova Scotia 666,236

New Brunswick 488,062

Quebec 11,895,315

Ontario 15,547,825

Manitoba 649,750

Saskatchewan 326,185

Alberta 690,989

British Columbia 1,591,683

Yukon 1,842

Canada $31,907,535

Topic:   DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTIES
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MUTUAL AID, 1943-CANADIAN EXPORTS

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What was the value of the Canadian exports to each one of the united nations by virtue of the War Appropriation (United Nations Mutual Aid) Act, 1943?

Topic:   MUTUAL AID, 1943-CANADIAN EXPORTS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

A report to parliament

will be made as provided by the Mutual Aid Act, Bill 76, 1943, clause 8:

As soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year, the board shall prepare and lay before parliament a report of operations under this Act: Provided that such report shall not contain any information the disclosure of which would, in the opinion of the governor in council, be prejudicial to the security of Canada or of any other united nation.

Topic:   MUTUAL AID, 1943-CANADIAN EXPORTS
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HEALTH CENTRES

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Has the government, through the Department of Pensions and National Health, authorized the establishment of five health centres at Ottawa, London, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver?

2. Are similar health centres being established in the maritime provinces? If so, state locations, size of site and the estimated completed cost.

Topic:   HEALTH CENTRES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The government has authorized the establishment of one health and occupational centre, near Ottawa.

2. Consideration is being given by officers of the department to the advisability of establishing similar institutions at other sites.

Topic:   HEALTH CENTRES
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WAR SERVICES DEPARTMENT-WAR CHARITIES DIVISION

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. How many, (a) men; (b) women, are employed in the war charities division?

2. What is the general purpose and work of this organization?

3. What is the monthly payroll of the division?

4. Are any of the employees military men?

5. If so, what are their names, rank and occupation prior to the war?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1. (a) 10 men; (b) 13 women.

2. The general purpose and work of the division are defined by order in council P.C. 8488, October 31, 1941, as follows: "To administer 'The War Charities Act and the regulations made hereunder; to cooperate with all organizations registered under the War Charities Act including such organizations as are or may become subject to the supervision of the national war services funds advisory board, and generally, to promote, organize and coordinate different forms of voluntary assis-

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tance, with a view to the most effective use of personal service or material contributions for the prosecution of the war and the welfare of the nation'."

3. The February 1944 payroll is $3,093, plus cost of living bonus $165.

4 and 5. Yes. Angus Mowat, major, inspector of libraries, province of Ontario; James M. Humphrey, major, general insurance; and Malcolm J. MacLeod, major, chartered accountant. (All on temporary loan from Department of National Defence, Army.)

Topic:   WAR SERVICES DEPARTMENT-WAR CHARITIES DIVISION
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NATIONAL DEFENCE (AIR)-COST-OF-LIVING BONUS

CCF

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

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

1. Is the Department of National Defence for Air paying its civilian employees the full cost-of-living bonus?

2. If not, what bonus per week are they being paid?

3. Is this in line with the cost-of-living bonus being paid other government employees?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE (AIR)-COST-OF-LIVING BONUS
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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:

1 and 2. Civilian employees of the Department of National Defence for Air are paid cost-of-living bonus under order in council P.C. 6702 and regulations provided in accordance with the terms of that order in council.

3. Yes.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE (AIR)-COST-OF-LIVING BONUS
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WAR VETERANS' WIDOWS-HOSPITALIZATION

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

When war veterans' widows in receipt of special widows' allowances are hospitalized, (a) what amount of their allowance is paid to the hospital for their maintenance; (b) what amount is paid to the widow; (c) what amount, if any, is suspended during the period of hospitalization?

Topic:   WAR VETERANS' WIDOWS-HOSPITALIZATION
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre) :

When information as to hospitalization comes to the attention of the War Veterans' Allowance board, (a) a maximum of $15 per month if amount of allowance permits; (b) balance of allowance; (c) none in any case so far dealt with.

Topic:   WAR VETERANS' WIDOWS-HOSPITALIZATION
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AID TO RUSSIA

BPC

Joseph Armand Choquette

Bloc populaire canadien

Mr. CHOQUETTE:

What aid has Canada furnished to Russia to the present date, (a) in money; (b) munitions; (c) food; (d) clothing, etc., giving the details and figures for each category and the amount in each ease?

Topic:   AID TO RUSSIA
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February 28, 1944