March 29, 1944

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, March 29, 1944.

Sir:-I have the honour to inform you that the Hon. Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Friday, 31st March, at 5.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira, Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

The Honourable .

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Ottawa.

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JUDGES ACT

JUDGES NOT TO ACT AS COMMISSIONERS OR ARBITRATORS-TO BE BOUND BY DECISION OF COURT OF FINAL APPEAL


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview) moved the first reading of Bill No. 52, to amend the Judges Act. He said: This bill consists of two clauses and is the same as the one I introduced last year. The first section prohibits judges from acting as commissioners or arbitrators. The second section states that judges are to be bound by decision of court of final appeal. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


INCOME TAX-COMPULSORY SAVINGS

LIB

Mr. ROEBUCK:

Liberal

1. Has written acknowledgment of amount of compulsory savings standing to their credit been given taxpayers by the government?

2. If not, when will it do so?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-COMPULSORY SAVINGS
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Yes, already over 800,000 certificates of compulsory savings have been issued in connection with the 1942 income.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Questions

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-COMPULSORY SAVINGS
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WARTIME HOUSING-NORTH VANCOUVER

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Wliat is the amount of money spent by Wartime Housing in north Vancouver on, (a) houses; (b) staff houses; (c) roads, sewers, etc.?

2. What is the unit cost of, (a) the six-room house; (b) the four-room house?

3. What is the monthly rental of, (a) the six-room house; (b) the four-room house?

4. What is the total annual payment made to the city of north Vancouver by Wartime Housing in lieu of taxes?

5. What are the names, addresses and places of employment of all occupants of the houses as at February 29, 1944?

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-NORTH VANCOUVER
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) $1,913,480.75.

(b) S 80,507.

Note-special buildings-$147,299.

(c) $ 793,546.34.

2. (a) $ 3,138.

(b) (i) 4-roomed house, small-$2,674. (ii) 4-roomed house, large-$2,816.

3. (a) $27.

(b) (i) 4-roomed house, small-$20.

(ii) 4-roomed house, large-$22.

4. $19,524.

5. As over 700 houses are involved, the information asked for is not readily available. A very careful investigation is made of all prospective tenants to insure 100 per cent occupancy by war workers only in houses built by wartime housing limited.

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-NORTH VANCOUVER
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PRODUCTION OP GIN AND WHISKY

NAT

Robert Henry McGregor

National Government

Mr. McGREGOR:

What amount of, (a) gin; (b) whisky, was produced in Canada during the year 1943?

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Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OP GIN AND WHISKY
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

During the calendar year 1943, 24,315,935.23 proof gallons of spirits were produced in Canada. We have no information regarding the class or character of spirits produced.

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Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OP GIN AND WHISKY
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R.C.A.F.-BOMBING AND GUNNERY SCHOOLS

PC

Alfred Henry Bence

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BENCE:

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1. How many R.C.A.F. bombing and gunnery schools were in service in Canada on January 1, 1944?

2. What were the numbers of such schools, and where were they located?

3. Which of such schools are being closed in 1944?

4. How many hours during the calendar year 1943 were the trainees in each of such schools prevented from performing their bombing exercises through poor visibility?

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-BOMBING AND GUNNERY SCHOOLS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 10.

2. Bombing and gunnery school No. 1-Jarvis, Ont.

No. 2-Mossbank, Sask.

*No. 3-Macdonald, Man.

No. 4-Fingal, Ont.

No. 5-Dafoe, Sask.

No. 6-Mountain View, Ont.

Paulson, Man.

No. 8-Lethbridge, Alta.

*No. 9-Mont Joli, P.Q.

*No. 10-Mount Pleasant, P.E.I.

At these three schools, air gunners are trained only and no bombing exercises are flown.

3. No. 2 bombing and gunnery school, Mossbank, Sask.; No. 8 bombing and gunnery school, Lethbridge, Alta.

4. Shown in Appendix "A" below are the numbers of days and nights during the year 1943 which were unfit for flying bombing exercises. Weather records show only the number of half-days and half-nights which were unsuitable for flying and do not specify the definite reason, such as, low visibility, low cloud height, snow conditions, etc.

Appendix "A"

Summary of Unfit Flying Weather R.C.A.F.

Bombing and Gunnery Schools Period-Jan. 1, 1943 to Dec. 31, 1943

School Days NightsNo. 1 B.G.S., Jarvis, Ont 128 189No. 2 B.G.S., Mossbank, Sask. 89 101iNo. 4 B.G.S., Fingal, Ont llli 119iNo. 5 B.G.S., Dafoe, Sask. ... 103 130No. 6 B.G.S., Mountain View, 80 146No. 7 B.G.S., Paulson, Man. .. 45 113iNo. 8 B.G.S., Lethbridge, Alta. 74i 93

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-BOMBING AND GUNNERY SCHOOLS
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PRISONERS OF WAR-MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES

March 29, 1944