March 9, 1944

WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-HALIFAX

LIB

Mr. ISNOR:

Liberal

1. How many staff houses were constructed by the Wartime Housing Limited in Halifax. Nova Scotia, to accommodate men employed in war work?

2. How are they known or designated?

3. What was the total cost of, (a) construction; (b) furnishing of same?

4. How many men will each accommodate?

5. How many men were registered and actually occupied rooms as on December 31, 1943?

Questions

6. What rental and board is charged per man per week?

7. What has been the total cost of construction, furnishing and maintenance from date of erection to December 31, 1943?

8. What has been the total revenue for rental and board to December 31, 1943?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1 Seamen's manning pool;

1 Deep water commissary;

1 Port control building;

6 Staff houses and 1 commissary;

6 Staff houses and 1 commissary;

2 Staff houses at Eastern Passage;

1 Women's staff house at Eastern Passage;

5 Bunk houses and 1 commissary, hiring and dispatching building.

2. 1 Seamen's manning Pool, Halifax No. 4.

1 Commissary (deep water commissary for Department of Labour), Halifax No. 12.

1 Port control building (Department of Labour), Halifax No. 6.

6 Staff houses and 1 commissary (R.C.A.F.) Harbourview, Dartmouth No. 3.

6 Staff houses and 1 commissary (Wartime Housing Limited) Mulgrave Park, Halifax No. 3.

1 Staff house, Eastern Passage No. 3.

1 Staff house, Eastern Passage, No. 4.

1 Women's staff house, Eastern Passage No. 5.

5 Bunk houses and 1 commissary, also hiring and dispatching building, Halifax No. 10.

3.

1 Seamen's manning pool

1 Deep water commissary

1 Port control building

6 Staff houses and commissary (R.C.A.F.) 6 Staff houses and commissary (Wartime

Housing Limited)

1 Staff house (Eastern Passage)

1 Staff house (Eastern Passage)

1 Women's staff house and commissary (Eastern Passage)

5 Bunk houses and 1 commissary

These figures are estimates.

Cost of Construction

Cost of Furnishing and Equipment

$258,463 37 $35,033 5117,500 00* 4,000 00*Cost paid by Department of Labour. 311,524 94 35,087 25

291,068 38 34,150 00 33,976 00

63,570 30 3.283 40 3,954 09

56,200 00* estimate not complete and includes furniture. Cost paid by the C.N.R.

4. Seamen's manning pool, port control building and staff houses for R.C.A.F. are not controlled by Wartime Housing Limited. There are no occupancy reports for these buildings in the possession of our department.

Capacity

1 Deep water commissary 150 seats

6 Staff houses (Wartime Housing) 529 beds

2 Staff houses (Eastern Passage) 176 beds 1 Women's staff house (Eastern

Passage) 60 beds

5. Out of the 705 beds available, as at December 25, 1943, 643 beds were occupied. The women's staff house is not complete.

6. AVeekly rental rates, $5 single, $3.50 double. Weekly board rates, $6 per 21 meals.

7. $1,147,907.74.

Note.-The above figure does not include port control building (Halifax No. 6), the cost of which was paid by the Department of Labour and the five bunk houses and commissary built for the C.N.R. (Halifax No. 10).

8. Total revenue for rental and board to December 31, 1943, from opening of projects is $445,720.24 as operated by Wartime Housing Limited.

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BEEF FOR SHIPMENT TO BRITAIN

NAT

Mr. CARDIFF:

National Government

1. From whom does the meat board purchase beef for shipment to Great Britain?

2. What is the basis upon which the price paid by the board is determined?

3. Has the price the producer receives any relationship to the price paid by the board?

4. Has the board succeeded in stabilizing the price to the producer by these purchases?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The meat board purchases beef for shipment to Great Britain from any persons who can supply it as per specifications laid down by the board.

2. The price paid for beef by the board is based on a seasonally adjusted floor price for beef which ranges from two and one quarter to one quarter cents below the domestic ceiling, depending on the period.

Questions

3. Purchases of beef by the board provide a price support for cattle yielding carcasses of export quality, but the price for cattle is free to find its own level between the floor and the ceiling.

4. Export purchases by the board provide a floor price for beef meeting export specifications although there is nothing to prevent prices paid to producers for live cattle from fluctuating between the equivalent beef floor

and ceiling values. Variations in dressing percentage may also have a marked influence on live cattle values.

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COAL IMPORTS

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. How much coal in, (a) tons; (b) Canadian dollar value, was imported into Canada in 1943?

2. From what countries, and what tonnage from each country?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

1 and 2. Canadian imports, by countries, of coal during the calendar year 1943:

Value $ 65,002

280,539

Item

Anthracite screenings or dust.

Country Tons

. United Kingdom 13,502 United States 118,962

Totals 132,464 $ 345,541Anthracite, domestic sizes United States 204,722 2,974,460 $ 1,554,190 23,589,868Totals 3,179,182 $25,144,058Anthracite, smaller sizes, n.o.p United States 166,564 1,002,075 $ 1,039,534 4,389,422Totals 1,168,639 S 5,428,956Coal, bituminous, and coal, n.o.p United Kingdom United States 6,687 23,216,375 $ 46,251 68,995,964

Totals

23,223,062 869,042,215

Coal, lignite

United States

337 $ 1,487

Coal, ex-warehoused for ships' stores United Kingdom

United States

528 8 3,168

404,710 1,280,030

Totals

405,238 S 1,283,198

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PRICES-HOGS

LIB

Thomas Bruce McNevin

Liberal

Mr. McNEVIN:

What was the price of grade A hogs (dressed weight) on the Toronto jive stock market on November 15, and May 15. in the years, 1929, 1932, 1943, and February 15, 1944?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

192912 193212 194325 19442 3 4

per cwt. per cwt. per cwt. per cwt.

May 15 $17 84 $6 01 $16 80 ....November 15 15 36 5 22 17 15 ....February 15 .... $17 101 Live weight prices basic grade converted to dressed basis.2 Plus $1 per head premium on grade A.3 Plus $1 per head provincial premium on grade A (total, $2 per head).

4 Plus S3 per head dominion premium on grade A (total, $5 per head).

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CANADIAN OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS

IND
LIB

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

Liberal

1. It was not necessary for a student (C.O.T.C.) to be classed in' medical category "A". He could have been accepted in medical categories "A", "B" or "C" under the former system of categorization. With the abolition of medical categories he can now be accepted with Pulhems profile lower than that required for operational troops.

2. Yes. For the number of days authorized to train in any fiscal year, at the same rate as authorized for personnel of the Reserve Army; viz.

Lieutenant, if qualified as such___

Lieutenant provisional, or 2nd Lieutenant

Regimental Sergeant-Major

All other Warrant Officers, Class 1. Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant

Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant

Quartermaster-Sergeant

Squadron, Battery or Company

Sergeant-Major

Squadron, Battery or Company Sergeant-Major (other than above) Squadron, Battery or Company

Quartermaster-Sergeant

Staff-Sergeant

Sergeant

Lance-Sergeant, Corporal or Bom-,

hardier

Lance-Corporal or Lance Bombardier

Private

Boy

S9 20

7 70

6 50

5 20

3 CO

3 00

3 70

3 40

2 80

2 50

* 2 20

1 90

1 60

1 40

1 20

0 60

For the year 1943-44 Canadian Officers' Training Corps were authorized to train as follows:

All ranks, 30 days.

Officers and N.C.O.'s, an additional 15 days where instructional duties make this necessary.

3. Yes. (a) If duly appointed or enlisted members of the C.O.T.C., for the number of days training carried out at the rate of pay for such rank as detailed in Question 2. If covering off vacancies on authorized detail of the administrative and training staff detailed for duty with a C.O.T.C., pay and allowances for full time at Active Force rates, (b) War Appropriation.

4. (a) Whilst article 86 of Instructions for Canadian Officers' Training Corps authorizes such waiving, this is purely a question for each C.O.T.C., and there is no information available as to how many members have waived their remuneration, or the amount of such waivers, (b) Paid into the Unit fund and used for the general benefit of members

of each Unit, such as the purchase of articles for the comfort of the men which are not obtainable on issue and any other suitable Unit purpose the commanding officer sees fit. All such expenditures have to be properly accounted for and the fund is subject to semiannual audit by the regimental funds board.

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RADIO BROADCASTING-NEWS

LIB-PRO

Mr. MacKENZIE (Lambton-Kent):

Liberal Progressive

1. Where are the C.B.C. newscasts in regard to the proceedings of parliament finally edited and prepared for broadcasting?

2. What are the names of the men and/or women who form the editorial news staffs of the C.B.C.?

3. Where are they stationed and what are their duties?

4. Where and by whom were they employed previous to appointment with the C.B.C. and wrhat were their duties?

5. Bv whom were they appointed to the C.B.C.?

6. Who recommended their employment by the C.B.C.?

7. Where were they born?

8. What is their present remuneration?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1. In Canadian Broadcasting Corporation newsrooms located in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver. National Network bulletins, like the news summary at 10 p.m., are prepared in the CBC central newsroom in Toronto.

2, 3, 4 and 7. Chief Editor: D. C. McArthur, stationed in Toronto. Has general supervision of thd news service. He was with the CBC press and information department before his appointment as chief editor. Prior to joining the CBC in 1939, he was with the Maclean Publishing Company in charge of magazine publicity. His daily newspaper experience was with the Toronto Globe. Born: Brooklyn, NY. Born of Canadian parents and returned to Canada as a child.

Central newsroom-Toronto-Senior Editor: A. E. Powley, now in England in charge of the CBC Overseas news bureau. Had twenty years news experience in Toronto with the Mail and Empire, the Star and .the Telegram. He was telegraph editor of the Telegram at the time of his appointment to the CBC. Born: London, England.

W. H. Hogg: Acting Senior Editor; central newsroom in charge of bulletin production. Formerly with The Canadian Press, Toronto, and before that a reporter of the London Advertiser. Born: London, Ontario.

P. F. Carscallen: Associate Editor; formerly with the Calgary Albertan and the Globe and Mail, Toronto. Born: Calgary, Alta.

.James Kinloch: Associate Editor; formerly with the CBC Press and Information depart-

Questions

ment; before that worked on the Toronto Star; the Sunday Press of London, England; Fort Frances Times and the Perth Courier. Born: Chorley, Lancs., England.

M. B. Smith: Associate Editor; formerly with the Winnipeg Free Press and the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Born: St. Paul, Minnesota.

It. S. Bryden: Associate Editor; formerly with the Maclean Publishing Company, Toronto, on magazine publicity. Bom: Windsor, Ont.

D. S. Curtis: Associate Editor; formerly with the Ottawa Journal as a news and sports writer. Born: Toronto, Ont.

Lawrence Duffey: Associate Editor; formerly with the CBC Vancouver newsroom. Before that, with the British United Press, Vancouver. Born: Vancouver, B.C.

Montreal newsroom-French Staff: Jean St. George: Acting Senior Editor; formerly reporter and editor with The Canadian Press, Montreal, and with La Patrie. Bom: Montreal, P.Q.

G. F. Lefebvre: Associate Editor; formerly with Le Canada, La Presse and Le Jour, Montreal. Born: Lachine, P.Q.

B. Benoit: Associate Editor; worked on L'Evenement, Le Journal, Quebec, Le Soleil, Quebec and La Presse, Montreal. Born: Ste. Therese de Blainville.

L. J. A. Gravel: Associate Editor; formerly commercial editor with radio station CKAC, Montreal. Born: Gravelbourg, Sask.

R. Bourbonnais: Associate Editor; formerly with La Patrie, Montreal as reporter. Bom: Cartierville, P.Q.

English Staff: Edward Dix: Senior Editor; formerly with the Globe, Toronto, Maclean's magazine, Daily Star, Toronto, and the Calgary Albertan. Born: Martinique, West

Indies.

Harry Shane: Associate Editor; formerly with The Canadian Press, Montreal, and Canadian Financial Bureau, Montreal. Born: Saint John, N.B.

Halifax-V. F. Segee: Senior Editor; formerly with the Fredericton Mail, Saint John Citizen; was radio news editor of radio station CFNB, Fredericton, and also worked with the British United Press, Toronto. Born: Fredericton, N.B.

Margaret MacDonald: Associate Editor; formerly secretary with the Canadian Press, Halifax. Born: Calgary, Alta.

J. G. Murphy: Associate Editor; formerly an editor and feature writer for the Saint John Citizen. Born: Saint John, N.B.

[Mr. LaFleche.1

Winnipeg-W. It. Metcalfe: Senior Editor; formerly city editor and telegraph editor, Winnipeg Free Press. Born: Portage la

Prairie, Man.

Harold Robson: Associate Editor; on army service before joining CBC staff. Before that, on newspaper reporting with the Peterborough Examiner and the Staffordshire Sentinel in England. Born: Leeds, Yorks., England.

Helen Sinclair: Junior Editor; no previous newspaper experience; a graduate of the University of Manitoba. Born: Wingham, Ontario.

Vancouver-R. E. Elson: Senior Editor; formerly re-write and radio editor with The Canadian Press, Vancouver. Born: Aberdeen, Wash., bom of Canadian parents and returned to Canada as a child.

J. D. Nixon: Associate Editor; formerly radio news editor with CJCA, Edmonton. Bom: Mortlach, Sask.

W. D. Smith: Associate Editor; formerly free-lance radio and newspaper writer. Bom: England.

E. A. McLellan: Junior Editor; no news experience, except in the Vancouver newsroom. Bom: New Westminster, B.C.

5. They were appointed to the CBC by the general manager.

6. Their appointment to the CBC was recommended to the general manager by the general supervisor of programmes, on the advice of the CBC chief news editor.

7. See above.

8. This information has not been made public in the past, as it was not deemed in the public interest to do so.

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SOLDIER SETTLERS-ALBERTA

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

How many veteran soldier settlers of the 1914-1918 war were evicted from their farms in Alberta during each of the years 1940, 1941. 1942, 1943?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

1940, nil; 1941, two; 1942,

nil; 1943, two.

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March 9, 1944