March 2, 1944

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

How many soldiers have been used, (a) by the Canadian National Railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific Railway, for the development, operation and maintenance of said railways, by virtue of an order in council made public In November, 1943?

Topic:   RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   USE OF SOLDIERS IN OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

(a) 246; (b) 282.

Topic:   RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   USE OF SOLDIERS IN OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
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MOTOR VEHICLES-LICENCES AND GASOLINE RATIONING

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What was the number of motor licences issued in each province for the fiscal year 1943, for, (a) passenger cars; (b) commercial vehicles; (c) farmer's trucks?

2. What number of ration cards for gasoline have been issued during the present fiscal year and up to December 31, 1943, in each province, giving the number issued in categories A, B, C, D, E?

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES-LICENCES AND GASOLINE RATIONING
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The issuance of motor licences is a provincial jurisdiction and the number is not known to the department.

2. To December 31, 1943, gasoline ration books had been issued for the fiscal year 1943-44 in each province in the following categories.

* AA Cars on Com-A B C D E A.R.P. W.I.T.* mereialAlberta . 37,064 42,445 11,736 1,083 237 173 35,346British Columbia... . 75,502 15,456 6,882 1,654 416 292 237 8,635 27,717Manitoba . 32,918 24,196 12,416 1,447 357 339 24,846New Brunswick ... . 13,081 11,124 1,942 721 337 375 43 9,573Nova Scotia . 26,182 12,472 1,984 1,207 515 312 2 4.029 17,805Ontario . 405,383 140,867 54,470 6,593 1,556 1,149 1,879 31,971 95,766P.E.I . 1,945 3,897 292 89 23 22 1,883*Quebec . 103,205 46,069 20,790 6,036 928 652 541 5,788 47,434Saskatchewan . 37,013 47,214 4,829 440 156 90 2,506 39,390Total. . 732,293 343,740 115,341 19,270 4,525 3,404 2,702 53,929 299,760

* Wartime Industrial Transit.

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES-LICENCES AND GASOLINE RATIONING
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LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes, a building for physical training, gymnasium and swimming pool.

2. (a) Anglin Norcross Maritime Limited, Montreal, P.Q. Following is an extract from

P.C. 10774 dated 26th November, 1942, "that in view of the close relation of this additional work to the work already being carried out at the site by the present contractor, it is

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Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES-LICENCES AND GASOLINE RATIONING
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WELLINGTON BARRACKS, HALIFAX-GYMNASIUM

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Has a gymnasium been provided at Stadacona, Wellington barracks, Halifax, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, (a) what are the names of those who tendered for this work; (b) to whom was -contract let, and for what amount; (c) what is the size of the building and type of construction; (d) time for completion; (e) estimated cost complete with equipment?

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considered that such additional work can best be performed by the present contractor and that it is not practicable to call for tenders; that the contractor has accordingly been asked to quote on the additional work, and has submitted prices as follows." Copy of P.C. 10774 appears below.

(b) Anglin Norcross Maritime Limited, Montreal, P.Q., in the amount of $638,000 to be considered as a ceiling price as per P.C. 10774.

(c) Size of the building is 130' x 207' on side of which is swimming pool building 84' x 154'. Type of construction-concrete base with full brick wall which conforms with standard of building codes of Canada.

(4) Commencement date 1st March, 1943, estimated completion date 1st June, 1944, 76 per cent complete as at 15th February, 1944.

(e) Estimated cost complete without equipment $638,000. Cost of equipment, $7,582. Total estimated cost complete including the equipment, $645,582. The estimated cost of the equipment has not been approved and is subject to further review.

Topic:   WELLINGTON BARRACKS, HALIFAX-GYMNASIUM
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P.C. 10774


Certified to be a true copy of a Minute of a Meeting of the Committee of the Privy Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General on the 26th November 1942. The Committee of the Privy Council have had before them a report dated 26th November, 1942, from the Minister of Munitions and Supply representing that Order in Council P.C. 5051 of July 9, 1941 and subsequent amendments thereto, authorized entry into a contract, at a ceiling price of $5,342,015.00, with Anglin-Norcross Maritime Limited, Montreal, P.Q., covering the construction of certain buildings at the Naval Training Centre, Nelson Barracks, Halifax, N.S., required by the Department of National Defence (Naval Services); That the Department of National Defence (Naval Services) has now requested the department to arrange for additional construction work necessary as a result of a. decision to expand the said training centre, consisting of: (1) alterations to signals and asdic building; (2) guard house; (3) workmen's camps; (4) changes in power substation; (5) C.P. & P.O. building; (6) physical training centre; (7) additional sewer, water and road facilities; (8) additions to Block "A". That in view of the close relation of this additional work to the work already being carried out at the site by the present contractor it is considered that such additional work can best be performed by the present contractor and that it is not practicable to call for tenders; That the contractor has accordingly been asked to quote on the additional work, and has submitted prices as follows: (1) Alterations to signals and asdic building $ 80,743 00 (2) Guard house 106,088 00 * (3) Workmen's camps 225,000 00 (4) Changes in power substation 8,250 00 (8) Additions to Block "A".. 3,000 00 That it is proposed to award the work for the above listed items on the basis of the prices quoted subject, however, to the provision that such prices are to be considered as ceiling prices and that in no event will the contractor be paid an amount greater than the actual cost of the. work plus 5% of such cost. The actual cost will be determined in accordance with the terms of the original contract; That the plans for the three remaining items are not yet complete so that it is not possible to obtain quotations for them. The estimated cost of such items is as follows: (5) C.P. & P.O. Building .... $621,887 00 (6) Physical training centre.. 638,000 00 (7) Additional sewer, water and road facilities 300,000 00 That it is proposed to award the work for these three items on the understanding that the contractor will quote prices for them as soon as possible, which prices will then be considered as ceiling price, subject to the provision above described; That it is proposed to cover the above additional work by an amendment to the existing contract; That funds to cover the estimated additional expenditure of $1,982,968, are provided by Department of National Defence (Navy) Financial Encumbrance No. 5721 as amended October 27, 1942. The committee, therefore, on the recommendation of the Minister of Munitions and Supply advise that authority be granted for an amendment to the said contract with Anglin-Norcross Limited in accordance with the foregoing. A. D. P. Heeney, Clerk of the Privy Council. The Honourable The Minister of National Defence. Questions


TRAIL SMELTER-FERTILIZER-SUBSIDIES AND FREIGHT RATES

LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. How much fertilizer was sold during the year 1943 from the Trail plant of the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company to firms in British Columbia?

2. What amount to each firm?

3. (a) What is the freight rate between Trail

and Chilliwack on this product; (b) what freight subsidy is paid per ton between Trail and Chilliwack ? *

4. What amount of subsidy was paid on fertilizer in federal ridings in British Columbia of last year?

Topic:   TRAIL SMELTER-FERTILIZER-SUBSIDIES AND FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The details of business of individual companies are treated as confidential.

2. See answer to question No. 1.

3. (a) 27 cents per 100 lbs. or $5.40 per ton;

(b) None, the freight subsidies on shipments to points west of the Cascades are based on Vancouver freights.

4. The records of subsidies paid in 1943 were not based on federal ridings. The breakdown of fertilizer subsidies paid in British Columbia in 1943 by provincial districts, was as follows:

Lower Mainland Tons ... 1,785-6 $8,679 32Vancouver Island .... ... 284-2 1,258 95Cariboo ... 72-9 446 53Kootenay . ... 18-4 108 77Interior ... 83-5 501 96Central ... 1-9 14 34

2,246-5 $11,009 87

Topic:   TRAIL SMELTER-FERTILIZER-SUBSIDIES AND FREIGHT RATES
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UNEMPLOYMENT-BUILDING TRADES

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

IIow many men in the building trades in each of the provinces of Canada were registered as unemployed on the most recent date for which statistics have been compiled?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-BUILDING TRADES
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

"Unemployed Men in the Building Trades as at Februaiy 11, 1944" Skilled and Semiskilled Construction Trades

1 2 3 4

Referred to jobs Requests for

but confirmation employees on

Registrants not of placement Total hand and inyet referred not yet registered process ofto jobs received 1 plus 2 being filledPrince Edward Island.. 21 4 25 4Nova Scotia 184 41 225 345New Brunswick 46 47 93 112Quebec 1,426 587 2.013 1.039Ontario 992 259 1.251 925Manitoba 375 20 395 39Saskatchewan 112 4 116 38Alberta 213 96 309 282British Columbia 329 177 506 439Canada 3,698 1,235 4,933 3,223DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR- -ANNUITIES- the immediate supervision of: The making of

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-BUILDING TRADES
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ACTUARIAL ASSISTANTS

CCF

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

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

1. What employees are now doing the work formerly done by the actuarial assistants in the annuities branch of the Department of Labour?

2. What are the duties of the actuarial clerks now in the employ of the annuities branch?

3. What are their qualifications?

4. What salary do they receive?

Topic:   ACTUARIAL ASSISTANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. C. D. Allen and Mrs. F. C. Davidson.

2. The duties of Mr. C. D. Allen consist of

[Mr. W. C. Macdonald. 1

actuarial calculations, involving the costs of both past and future service and interviewing employers relative to proposed retirement annuity plans for employees; the annual valuations of retirement plans in force; actuarial calculations concerning withdrawals, deaths and retirements under group contracts and the issuing of individual contracts in connection therewith; correspondence on all matters affecting retirement annuity plans, office work and routine in connection with the foregoing.

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The duties of Mrs. F. C. Davidson involve the making of actuarial calculations under individual contracts with respect to new or changing contracts, assisting in year-end valuation, the preparation of annual reports, financial statements and carrying on statistical and mortality investigations; assisting with actuarial calculations involving the cost of [DOT]both past and future service respecting proposed retirement annuity plans for employees; assisting with the annual valuations of retirement annuity plans in force; actuarial calculations concerning withdrawals, deaths and retirements under group contracts.

3. Qualifications: Mr. C. D. Allen. (1)

Graduation from Dalhousie university (B.A.) in mathematics and economics, (2) Passed three examinations of Actuarial Society of America, (3) Passed civil service grade four examination for university, graduates, (4) First on eligible list, civil service competition for actuarial assistants (1943), (5) Five years experience in Annuities branch.

Qualifications: Mrs. F. C. Davidson. (1) Graduate of university of Manitoba (B.A.), specialization in Actuarial Science and Economics, (2) [DOT] Three years experience in a division of the Actuarial department of the Great West Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg, (3) Passed three Life Underwriter examinations, 1940, (4) Three years experience with the government Annuities branch, (5) Placed on civil service grade 4 list, 1942, (6) Second in civil service competition for actuarial assistants, 1943.

4. Salary: Mr. C. D. Allen, $1,440 per year. War Duty Supplement, $120 per year. Cost of living bonus, $221.94 per year.

Salary: Mrs. F. C. Davidson, $1,320 per year. War Duty Supplement, $240 per year. Cost of living bonus, $221.04 per year.

Topic:   ACTUARIAL ASSISTANTS
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E. P. TAYLOR

March 2, 1944