March 23, 1944

IND

Mr. BERTRAND (Terrebonne):

Independent Liberal

1. Is there an employee by the name of Hazelton in the Defence Industries plant at Bouchard, Ste. Therese?

2. If so, how long has he been in the employ of the D.I.L. at Bouchard?

3. What positions has he held since his arrival at Bouchard?

4. What are his present occupation and salary?

5. Before his arrival at the Defence Industries, what was his occupation, and what was his salary?

6. Was he sent to the Nobel plant of Defence Industries for the purpose of selecting labour and, if so, at what dates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BOUCHARD, STE. THERESE, AND NOBEL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES PLANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Since the plant was put in operation. Mr. Hazelton was transferred to the Bouchard plant from the engineering department of Defence Industries Limited, Montreal, on i full time basis October 1, 1941.

3. As works engineer-from October 1, 1941, to April 13, 1942; As production superintendent-from April 13, 1942, to present.

4. (a) Production superintendent; (b) $500 per month.

5. (a) Engineer, Department of Justice, Engineering Division, Penitentiaries Branch, Winnipeg, Manitoba, (b) Salary-no information.

6. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BOUCHARD, STE. THERESE, AND NOBEL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES PLANTS
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IND

Mr. BERTRAND (Terrebonne):

Independent Liberal

1. Did the Defence Industries Limited, at Bouchard, Ste. Therese, delegate any officials to its Nobel plant for the purpose of recruiting labour?

2. If so, what are the names of the persons so delegated?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BOUCHARD, STE. THERESE, AND NOBEL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES PLANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No labour was recruited from the Nobel plant but certain staff transfers were made from the Nobel to the Bouchard plant as the result of a survey made at Nobel by W. S. Miller, works manager of the Bouchard plant. The transfer involved the following staff:

(a) Six experienced graduate engineers to fill positions in the newly formed technical department, the formation of which had been planned several months, ago but had been delayed due to lack of staff.

(b) Two experienced graduate engineers to fill existing vacancies caused, in one case, by resignation of the incumbent to rejoin his previous employer and in the other case, by plant expansion.

(c) Twelve clerical employees, experienced in Defence Industries Limited systems and the nature of whose duties at Nobel fitted them for immediate service at Bouchard.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BOUCHARD, STE. THERESE, AND NOBEL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES PLANTS
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WHEAT DELIVERY PERMIT BOOKS

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. FAIR:

How many wheat delivery permit books were taken out at, (a) wheat pool elevators; (b) line company elevators, in each of the prairie provinces in 1942 and 1943?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT DELIVERY PERMIT BOOKS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

(a) Pool elevators: 1942-43, 81,895; 1943-44 to date, 82,724. (b) Line company elevators:

1942-43, 124,232; 1943-44 to date, 121,888. N.B. "Line company elevators" include certain small companies. The United Grain Growers Company, Limited, is not included in the above.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT DELIVERY PERMIT BOOKS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-EQUAL WAGES TO MEN AND WOMEN

UNITY

Dorise Winifred Nielsen

Unity

Mrs. NIELSEN:

In the data collected by the national war labour board on wage rates, at various times and in various ways-1. How many industrial establishments in Canada employing more than one hundred workers each have been shown to be paying equal wages to men and women on similar jobs?

2. How many women, in total, are employed in these establishments paying equal wages to men and women for equal work?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EQUAL WAGES TO MEN AND WOMEN
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Mr. Speaker, I have spoken to the hon. member about this question and I think she is disposed to have it dropped for rewording.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EQUAL WAGES TO MEN AND WOMEN
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AIRCRAFT REPAIR LIMITED, EDMONTON

SC

Mr. QUELCH:

Social Credit

1. What is the total amount of capital assistance granted by the federal government to Aircraft Repair Limited, Edmonton, Alberta?

2. What is the total amount of war contracts let out to this firm by the Department of Munitions and Supply?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIRCRAFT REPAIR LIMITED, EDMONTON
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No capital assistance has been granted by the federal government to Aircraft Repair Limited, of Edmonton, Alberta. The government built and equipped a plant for overhaul and repair at Edmonton, at a cost of $1,970,787.64. This plant and equipment is wholly owned by the Canadian government. Aircraft Repair Limited have been given a contract for the repair and overhaul bf aircraft, and the facilities of this plant have been made available to them to carry out the work.

2. The amount that has been paid to date to Aircraft Repair Limited fox work done under the overhaul and repair contract is $10,149,788.01.

The amount of war contracts let to this firm is indeterminable because the amount is not known until the work is completed.

Questions as Orders jor Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIRCRAFT REPAIR LIMITED, EDMONTON
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AIR TRAINING PLAN-LIVING-OUT ALLOWANCES

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. Is there a blanket rate of living-out allowances granted each rank in all the air training schools under the Commonwealth air training plan in Canada?

2. If so, what are the rates granted each rank, and when were the present rates established?

3. If not, what are the rates granted each rank in each air training school in Canada, and when were these rates established?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIR TRAINING PLAN-LIVING-OUT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Mr. MACMILLAN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Officers, $1.70 a day effective 1 September, 1939; other ranks-$1.25 a day effective 1 October, 1942.

3. Not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AIR TRAINING PLAN-LIVING-OUT ALLOWANCES
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JAPANESE NATIONALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

NAT

William Kemble Esling

National Government

Mr. ESLING:

Will the Japanese settled by the British Columbia security commission in West Kootenay localities be removed at the conclusion of the war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Mr. Speaker, the content

of this question involves a matter of future policy in relation to persons of the Japanese race in Canada, on which the government is not in a position to make a declaration at this time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

March 23, 1944