March 23, 1944

LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Indian population, 1939:

(a) Alberta 12,163

British Columbia 24,276

Manitoba 14,561

New Brunswick 1,922

Nova Scotia 2,165

Ontario 30,145

Prince Edward Island 274

Quebec 14,578

Saskatchewan 13 020

(b) Northwest Territories .... 3,724

(c) Yukon 1,550

2. $15,692,988.06 (as at February 29, 1944).

3. The Indian trust fund is made up of some 450 individual band accounts, savings of more than 2,000 individual Indians and other special accounts for the benefit of Indians and Indian administration. Bands of Indians are grouped by agencies a number of which overlap pro-

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vincial lines. The fund is composite in character and there is no apportionment byprovinces.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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PENSIONS FOR THE BLIND

CCF

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

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

1. How many persons in each of the provinces and in the Northwest Territories were receiving blind pensions as at December 31, 1943?

2. What was the average monthly payment in each province at the above date?

3. In which of the provinces does the monthly average indicated in the answer to question (2) include the increase provided by order in council P.C. 6367 dated August 10, 1943?

4. In which of the provinces does the monthly average indicated in the -answer to question (2) include any supplementary amounts paid by the

province? .

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LIB

Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Alberta 240

British Columbia 326

Manitoba 344

New Brunswick 720

Nova Scotia 639

Ontario 1,481

Prince Edward Island .... 113

Quebec 2,251

Saskatchewan 321

Northwest Territories

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2(, Alberta

$23 99British Columbia

24 26Manitoba

24 23New Brunswick

22 98Nova Scotia

20 75Ontario

23 88Prince Edward Island ... 22 41Quebec

24 35Saskatchewan

24 45Northwest Territories ... -3. In all provinces.4. In no province.

Note: The information in answers I and 2 has been furnished by the provinces in their statements for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 1943.

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OLD AGE PENSIONS

CCF

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

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

1. How many persons in each of the provinces and in the Northwest Territories were receiving old age pensions as at December 31, 1943?

2. What ivas the average monthly payment in each province at the above date?

3. In which of the provinces does the monthly average indicated in the answer to question (2) include the increase provided by order in council P.C. 6367 dated August 10, 1943?

4. In which of the provinces does the monthly average indicated in the answer to question (2) include any supplementary amounts, paid by the province?

[Mr. Crerar.l

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LIB

Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1.

Alberta 11,073

British Columbia 14,544

Manitoba 12,294

New Brunswick 11,876

Nova Scotia 14,093

Ontario 56,364

Prince Edward Island 1,902

Quebec 47,336

Saskatchewan 12,863

Northwest Territories 8

2.

Alberta $ 22 66

British Columbia

23 56Manitoba

23 33New Brunswick

17 03Nova Scotia

17 63Ontario

22 80Prince Edward Island

18 51Quebec

22 38Saskatchewan

22 90Northwest Territories

25 003. In all provinces.4. In no province.

Note.-The information in answers 1 and 2 has been furnished by the provinces in their statements for the quarter ended December 31, 1943.

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AIR TRAINING PLAN-CLOSING OF FLYING SCHOOLS -CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

LIB

Louis Orville Breithaupt

Liberal

Mr. BREITHAUPT:

What is being done by the government to place civil personnel laid off on account of closing of flying schools of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Special services and attention will be given to the placement of all civilian personnel released on account of the closing of flying schools of the commonwealth air training plan. The established procedures in respect to lay-offs in war industries will be applied to these lay-offs.

Information is being obtained from the Department of National Defence indicating the schools that are to be closed down and the order ini which the lay-offs are to take place.

A report has now been received in reference to the lay-off at the R.C.A.F. training school No. 4, Quebec city. Thirty-two civilian personnel are involved as follows: 4 stationary

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engineers; 2 carpenters; 1 painter; 19 general duty messmen,; 1 plumber; 4 cooks; 1 electrician.

The lay-off became effective March 22. Vacancies exist in the Quebec area for all being laid off except general duty messmen and stationary engineers. The Quebec regional office at Montreal will endeavour to find suitable employment for the latter.

There will be no other schools closed until the middle of May.

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EXPORTS OP BEER AND SPIRITS

SC

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. How many gallons of spirits have been sold outside of Canada, (a) to the United States;

(b) to the United Kingdom; (c) to others, during each of the years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943?

2. How many gallons of beer have been sold outside of Canada, (a) to the United States; (b) to the United Kingdom; (c) to others, during each of the years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

1 and 2.

Exports of beer and spirits from Canada during the calendar years 1939 to 1943

Item and country 1939

Ale, beer and porter- Gallons

United Kingdom 20

United States 80,837

Other countries 94,923

Totals 175,780

Gin-

United Kingdom

United States 382

Other countries 3,870

Totals 4,252

Whisky-

United Kingdom 40,390

United States 1,376,586

Other countries 56,636

Totals 1,473,612

Potable spirits, other- United Kingdom ,

United States 7

Other countries 130

Totals 137

1940 Gallons 1941 Gallons 1942 Gallons 1943 Gallons4,827 81,069 154,770 137,323 3,369,911 360,613 7,159,738 2,322,108* 3,029,045240,666 3,507,234 7,520,351 5,351,15324,225 499 3,356 7161,911 8,926 5,834 29,27315,767 83,833 221,067 54,70641,903 93,258 230,257 84,69544,952 14,933 8,155 3,8261,595,621 1,625,843 1,673,732 1,685,52446,885 233,501 484,626 383,8611,687,458 1,874,277 2,166,513 2,073,2111,917,868 5,037 .... ....12,586 15 6 1,120432 5,872 2,547 1,0771,930,886 10,924 2,553 2,197

* Of the 2,322,108 gallons of beer exported to the United States in 1943 we are informed that at least two-thirds of this amount were re-exported from that country.

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MARKETING OP WESTERN GRAIN-PARITY PRICES

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. How many bushels of, (a) wheat; (b) oats;

(c) barley; (d) rye; (e) flax, were marketed each year from 1930 to 1943 inclusive by farmers in the prairie provinces?

2. What was the average price per bushel at the farm for each of the above grains each year from 1930 to 1943 inclusive?

3. What is the net amount received by the farmers of the prairie provinces each year for each kind of grain from 1930 to 1943 inclusive?

4. Using the period 1915 to 1919 as a base for arriving at parity prices at the farm, what amount should have been received by the farmers of the three prairie provinces for each kind of grain each year, 1930 to 1943 inclusive?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flaxbu. bu. bu. bu. bu.1930 24,979,271 19,466,578 8,0S2,564 4,412,3921931

251,842,837 39,601,548 13,596,239 3,752,751 2,233,7291932

344,636,535 34,509,217 13,825,088 2,594,451 1,732,1311933 35,508,778 14,638,951 2,615,603 800,6441934 38,319,655 18,855,656 1,433,837 421,6941935

234,511,432 31,943,821 13,389,067 2,116,853 932,9061936 34,520,892 26,261,514 2,242,391 1,391,1921937

124,298,496 29,537,529 22,870,959 1,880,574 566,3471938 28,762,837 24,036,360 2,499,865 753,7821939 35,628,072 25,151,404 5,155,448 1,423,4791940

346.S68,842 34,222,852 19,446,727 4,144,866 2,235,3111941 36,957,380 28.946,141 6,763,018 4,654,6631942* 59,989,977 46,754,834 4,680,484 11,252,7801943*

236,140,985 133,060,506 92,632,387 7,554,566 14,539,7452. Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax1930

$0-558 $0-221 $0-195 SO-275 $1-0261931

0-365 0-156 0-19S 0 194 0-7491932 0-145 0-201 0-200 0-5131933 0-159 0-232 0-335 0-9371934

0-579 0-241 0-411 0-450 1-1931935

0-607 0-197 0-255 0-234 1-1411936

0-822 0-252 0-562 0-438 1-4041937 0-378 0-492 0-771 1-4961938

0-621 0-224 0-282 0-255 1-1251939 0-183 0-266 0-379 1-3911940

0-52612 0-222 0-280 0-346 1-0591941

0-521123 0-283 4 0-372 4 0-4014 1-24241942*

0-6261 0-336 4 0-440 4 0-3974 1-94541943* 0-395 4 * 0[DOT]497 4 5 0-6664 2-135 43. Wheat Oats Barley Rye Flax$000 $000 $000 $000 $0001930 5,528 3.798 2,219 4,5251931

91,842 6,159 2,697 727 1,6721932

110,125 5,021 2,783 518 8881933 5,634 3,403 875 7501934

138.220 9.249 7,748 645 5031935

142.443 6,308 3.409 495 1,0641936

140.651 8,704 14,759 982 1.9531937 11,153 11,245 1,450 8471938

173,968 6,446 6,769 638 8481939

212,878 2 6,526 6,690 1,954 1,9801940

182.565 i 2 7,598 5,447 1,435 2.3681941

169,186 i 2 3 10,467 4 10,773 4 2,709 4 5.783 41942*

138.0981 20.184 4 20.578 4 1,860 4 21,883 41943* 52,593 4 5 45,993 4 5 5,034 4 31,045 4

4. Not applicable.

* Preliminary.

1 Payments on participation certificates not included.

2 Prairie farm assistance payments not included.

3 Prairie farm income payments not included.

4 Wheat acreage reduction payments not included.

6 Advance equalization payments included, but final distribution from equalization funds not included.

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PERMITS FOR EXPORTS TO JAPAN

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

How many permits were issued by or on behalf of the government, for the export of each of the following articles to Japan, from September 1, 1939, and on what dates, and for what amounts: asbestos, including asbestos sand

and waste; bauxite, alumina and aluminum; cadmium; cobalt, in ore, refined, salts and stellite; copper, in ore, concentrates and refined; ferromanganese; ferrosilicon; lead, in ore, concentrates and refined; nickel, in ore, matte and refined; nickel oxide; zinc, in ore, concentrates and refined; scrap metals of all kinds?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

No. of Weight

Date Permits Commodity Tons Value

1939-

September

2 Asbestos fibre 213 $ 9,052October

34 ft It 6,490 2,901,4873 tt crude 28 19,390November

18 " fibre 4,350i 346,9632 tt crude 28* 19,950December

30 tt fibre 2,889 216.2652 tt crude 62 29,8001940- January

17 tt fibre 2,082* 110,4092 tt crude 26i 15,400February

4 tt fibre 405 19,664March

28 tt tt 2,738 185,2509 tt crude 124 65,370April

13 tt fibre 1,532 87.149May

17 tt tt 1,426 72,1482 u crude 4 2,600June

11 tt fibre l,342i 93,2041 tt crude 5* 2,337July

7 tt it 33 19,84820 tt fibre 2,191 168,142August

1 tt crude 18 10,57517 tt fibre 2,363 201,825September

27 tt tt 3,539 320,606October

2 tt ft 500 23.375November

13 tt tt 2,379 110.081December

15 It it 4,270 195,2611941- January

9 it tt 1,759 92,832February

15 ft tt 2,016 108,415March

16 ft tt 2,040 103,580April

13 tt it 1,626 83,428May

21 it if 2.379 121,365June

16 It tt 2,118 84,827July

8 it tt 1,613 74,759Exports Bauxite Nil NilExports Alumina Nil Nil1939- October

5 Aluminum 1,116 1,028,696November

8 it 1,380 378,7001940- January

9 tl 1,897 892,900February

1 it 45March

1 tt 23 lbs. 25Exports Cadmium Nil Nil

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No. of Weight

Date Permits Commodity Tons Value

1939-

October

2 Cobalt concentrates 66 $ 19.087November

4 it ii 178 39,900December

4 ii ii 187 39,8001940- January

3 it ii 122 25.600February

1 it ' (i 40 8,500March

1 ii ii 40 8,800May

2 it ii 100 23,400June

2 a ii 105 22,700July

1 u ii 55 13,000Exports Cobalt refined Nil Nil1939- October

2 Cobalt salts 6 17,273November

1 it a 1 4,5001940- February

3 n u 2 7,577March

2 a a 1,600 lbs. 3,180April

6 it u 3 10.992May

4 u it 4 14,483June

4 a u 2 8,685Exports Stellite Nil NilExports Copper in ore Nil Nil1939- October

3 Copper concentrates 5,500 216,144November

5 ii ii 6,300 412,500December

2 a ii 3,500 231,0001940- January

2 u ii 3,000 200,000February

2 [DOT] a a 3,500 229,031March

2 a a 4.100 271,886April

4 a a 6,650 453,108Mav

5 u a 8,025 524.832June

3 a ti 3,860 254,740July

4 a it 8.600 520,905August

2 a a 3,540 210,276September

2 ii a 3,050 232,483October

1 a a 1,515 48,2801939- October

5 Copper refined 2,153 569,495November

6 ii ii 665 153,5021940- February

3 ti ii 203 48,990Exports F erromanganese Nil NilExports Ferrosilicon Nil NilExports Lead in ore Nil NilExports Lead concentrates Nil Nil

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Date

October . November December

1940- January .. February March .. April .... May ....

July ....

August .. September

Exports .... Exports ....

September October .. November

December

1940- January .

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Exports

Exports

November

January ..

December

No. of Permits Commodity Weight Tons Value. 2 Lead refined 3,350 $ 326,769. 6 it ti 8,315 749,512. 4 it it 2,775 274,379. 3 (t it 3,400 328,774. 3 ti ii 2,333 225,434. 2 it a 2,044 177,677. 1 a tt 326 28,400. 1 a a 450 35,100. 1 a it 1,500 108,000. 1 a ti 4,000 258,000. 3 ti tt 5,062 337,040Nickel in ore Nil NilNickel Matte Nil Nil1 Nickel refined 962 743,0002 it it 729 614.0002 1it it 800 617,0001 if it 400 308,8S01 tt it 435 335,907Nickel oxide Nil NilZinc in ore Nil NilZinc concentrates Nil Nil. 1 Zinc dross 50 3,000. 11 ii li 500 39,750. 1 Zinc refined 25 2,500October

3November

7December

4January

3June

2Scrap metals all kinds 45 9,563" " " " 940 20,800" " " " 55 17,462" " " " 80 9,565" " " " 1,028 20,348

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BOUCHARD, STE. THERESE, AND NOBEL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES PLANTS

March 23, 1944