March 2, 1944

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What was the .total tonnage of domestic fuel imported from, (a) United States; (b) Great Britain, to Quebec and Ontario during 1942 and 1943?'

2. What was the total amount paid in federal subsidies to the importers of domestic fuel from, (a) United Statesi; (b) Great Britain, to Quebec and Ontario during each of the years 1942 and 1943?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMESTIC FUEL-IMPORTS AND SUBSIDIES
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DOMESTIC FUEL-PRICES, WAGES, ETC.

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What was the total tonnage of production of domestic fuel in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta, during each of the years 1942 and 1943?

2. What was the total production subsidy paid on this domestic fuel during each of these

years?

3. What per day wage increases were granted

to coal miners in each of these provinces during 1942 1943? "

[Mr. McLarty.)

4. What is the average man-day production in each of these provinces?

5. What increases in retail prices of domestic coal were permitted in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta during each of the years 1942 and 1943?

6. What is the retail price per ton of each type of domestic coal in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Fort William, Winnipeg, Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Yorkton. Calgary, Edmonton, as at February 29, 1944?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMESTIC FUEL-PRICES, WAGES, ETC.
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IMMIGRATION

REFERENCE TO ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 11


On the orders of the day:


IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. FREDERIC DORION (Charlevoix-Saguenay):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Resources. On January 27 I asked the government a question, recorded in Votes and Proceedings of that day, which reads as . follows:

How many immigrants entered Canada in each of the years 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943?

An answer was given on February 11. I quote from Hansard, page 370.

Calendar

year

1940.

1941.

1942.

1943.

Number

11,324

9,329

7,576

8,504

That is a total of 36,733. A few days ago-I received the annual report of the Department of Mines and Resources. I see at page 177 some figures which are not in accordance with the ones given to me in answer to my question. The figures mentioned in this annual report as regards the number of immigrants who entered Canada during the same years are as follows:

1941

1943

16,205

11,496

8.865

7,445

That makes a total of 44,011; that is to say, a difference of 7,278. I should like to know which of these figures is the correct one and if necessary the figures in Hansard of February 11 should be corrected.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 11
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

As a matter of fact both the statements to which the hon. member refers were correct. His question was based on the calendar years and the answer was given accordingly. The departmental report deals with the fiscal years, from April 1 to March 31, and the figures disclosed there did not coincide with the basis upon which his question was framed. I simply wish to make this explanation for the information of the hon. gentleman.

Alberta Coal Mining-Unemployment

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 11
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AMENDMENT OP REGULATIONS RESPECTING DELIVERY QUOTAS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas F. Donnelly

Liberal

Mr. T. F. DONNELLY (Wood Mountain):

Some time ago the Minister of Trade and Commerce announced in the house that he expected to increase the quota for western wheat to eighteen bushels to the acre. When does he expect to do it7

Topic:   AMENDMENT OP REGULATIONS RESPECTING DELIVERY QUOTAS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Before coming into the house I received word that the raising of the quota from fourteen to eighteen bushels is going into effect as from to-day. That does not mean that the quota will be raised from fourteen to eighteen bushels, at all points, but at those points where it is possible to raise it.

Topic:   AMENDMENT OP REGULATIONS RESPECTING DELIVERY QUOTAS
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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Will cars be made available for taking out the fourteen-bushel quota before the moving of this new seventeen-bushel quota?

Topic:   AMENDMENT OP REGULATIONS RESPECTING DELIVERY QUOTAS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The matter of handling grain quotas is being dealt with from the point of view of the needs of the individual community. I cannot answer yes or no to this question, but cars are handled on the basis of placing them at those points where it is impossible to deliver the established quota.

Topic:   AMENDMENT OP REGULATIONS RESPECTING DELIVERY QUOTAS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA COAL MINING AREAS


On the orders of the day:


SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. C. E. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Last Tuesday I raised a question in regard to the unemployment situation in the west. Would the minister care to reply to-day?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA COAL MINING AREAS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I can do that. My hon. friend

will appreciate that the time ran out at eleven o'clock when, the hon. member for Macleod (Mr. Hansell) concluded his statement. The situation with regard to the coal industry in the west was brought to the attention of the house. It is quite true that we have had a difficult problem in the west, brought about largely by the unusual weather conditions prevailing on the prairies this past winter. I think that might be said generally throughout the country. I have a vivid recollection of the hon. member for Bow River rising in his place last session and saying that we had no organization to meet a possible shortage of fuel in the west this winter. In the light of what has taken place, I think it can be said that we were

not only prepared but overprepared, having regard to weather conditions, to meet the fuel situation in western and eastern Canada this year.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA COAL MINING AREAS
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SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Providence helped you out that time.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA COAL MINING AREAS
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March 2, 1944