March 29, 1944

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

What is the ratio of Canadian medical doctors and dentists per thousand German prisoners-of-war in the internment camps in Canada?

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR-MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
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LIB

William Chisholm Macdonald (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

R.C.A.M.C. medical officers, 1

In addition to caring for the health of the prisoners of war, the medical and dental

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officers are responsible for attending to the medical and dental needs of the army guards stationed at prisoner of war camps.

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR-MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
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WARTIME INFORMATION BOARD-ABBE KOTOWSKI

IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. On what date did Abbe Kotowski enter Canada?

2. Where did he come from?

3. What were his domiciles or residences since August, 1939?

4. What is his nationality?

5. Is he still in Canada? If not, when did he

leave? '

6. At whose request did he come to Canada?

7. At whose suggestion did he come to this country?

8. What was his work before arriving in Canada?

9. What were the conditions of his entry to Canada?

10. What were his activities in Canada?

11. Did he perform any work in connection with the wartime information board?

12. If so, of what nature, and what were his instructions from the said board?

13. Has a report been made to the wartime information board or to the government by Abbe Kotowski, or by someone else, in connection with his activities?

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Reverend Kotowski entered Canada on December 8, 1942.

2. Brazil.

3. See answer to 8 below.

4. Polish.

5. No. Reverend Kotowski left Canada on June 7, 1943.

6. & 7. Reverend Kotowski came to Canada at the invitation of the former Department of Public Information, (the functions of which were taken over by wartime information board), with the concurrence of the Department of External Affairs.

8. Reverend Kotowski is a doctor in political and social sciences. 1920-1925 he pursued advanced studies in philosophy at Poznan and Lyon. In 1926 he was a member of the Polish mission in France (Lyon). In 1927, Cardinal Hlond, Primate of Poland, assigned him the spiritual ministration of Poles in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. In 1929 he was professor at the Lycee Stefan Zeromski and a member of the Institute of Social Sciences at Warsaw. In September 1939, he was in W'arsaw and escaped to eastern Poland where he was interned for six weeks. He finally reached Paris via Sweden. Between February and June 1940, he was chaplain of the Polish Mission at St-Maur-des-Fosses,

suburb of Paris, and later at Biarritz. From October 1940 to November, 1942, he was in Brazil attached to the Barnabite Fathers and Chaplain of the Notre-Dame de Lourdes Order as professor of Philosophy and Moral Theology.

9. Reverend Kotowski entered Canada in compliance with the usual immigration requirements.

10. Reverend Kotowski came to Canada to give a first hand account of the events in Poland since the outbreak of the war.

11. Answered by 7 and 10.

12. Reverend Kotowski received no special instructions from wartime information board.

13. A report was made to the wartime information board by Father Kotowski on the meetings he addressed in Canada.

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Subtopic:   WARTIME INFORMATION BOARD-ABBE KOTOWSKI
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-EQUAL WAGES TO MEN AND WOMEN

UNITY

Dorise Winifred Nielsen

Unity

Mrs. NIELSEN:

According to information on wage rates collected by the Department of Labour or the national war labour board-1. Taking a representative sample of firms employing more than 100 workers each, what proportion are paying equal wages to men and women on similar jobs?

2. How many women are employed in those firms which the sample showed to be paying equal wages to men and women on similar jobs?

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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:

The hon. member has

spoken to me about this question. I believe I represent her wishes when I ask that the question be dropped.

Question dropped.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EQUAL WAGES TO MEN AND WOMEN
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-EDMONTON COAL MINES

SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Will provision be made to give immediate employment to the 500 miners who have been dismissed from the Edmonton coal mines?

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EDMONTON COAL MINES
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Five hundred coal mine workers have not been dismissed from the Edmonton coal mines. Dismissal notices effective March 31, have been served on approximately that number.

2. Certain of these men will be returning to farm work for the summer season following the regular practice in this area, and employment will also be provided for the balance of the men concerned.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-EDMONTON COAL MINES
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INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL

PC

Mr. BENCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. How much industrial alcohol was produced in Canada in the year 1943?

2. How much of such industrial alcohol was exported to the United States of America during the said year?

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3. What was the total amount paid therefor?

4. How much of the said industrial alcohol produced in Canada was purchased by the federal government?

5. What was the total amount paid therefor?

6. From what product was such industrial alcohol manufactured?

7. Was any industrial alcohol imported from the United States of America to Canada during the year 1943, and if so, in what quantity?

8. What plan, if any, has the government for the increase of industrial alcohol from grain in this country?

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Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 14,554,5S2 imperial gallons.

2. 6,451,955 imperial gallons.

3. The price paid by the United States government for alcohol exported by Canada is on the basis of cost plus 5 per cent with a ceiling on the profit per gallon payable to the distiller.

4. 8,341,999 imperial gallons.

5. The price paid by the Canadian government is on the basis of cost plus 5 per cent with a ceiling on the profit per gallon payable to the distiller.

6. Wheat.

7. No.

8. Because the supply of industrial alcohol exceeds the demand there are no projects under consideration [DOT] at the present time by the department using grain as a source of alcohol. Improvement in operation and in set-up by various distillers will result in a substantial increase in production of industrial alcohol during 1944.

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Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL
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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-SEA ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. How many houses have been constructed by Wartime Housing Limited at Sea Island, British Columbia?

8. Location

Esquimalt, B.C

North Vancouver, B.C.

North Vancouver, B.C. Prince Rupert, B.C. ...

Arvida, P.Q

Beauharnois, P.Q

Cartierville, P.Q

Chicoutimi, P.Q

2. What has been the total cost of this project to date, giving, (a) cost of land; (b) cost of houses?

3. How many of these houses have been rented up to February 29, 1944?

4. What will be the total amount of rents collected when all the houses under this project are occupied?

0. Has any arrangement been made between Wartime Housing Limited and the municipality of Richmond in regard to school accommodation for the children in this area?

6. If so, what arrangement has been made for school accommodation, and under what arrangement with the municipality is the school accommodation being provided?

7. How many schools have been built by Wartime Housing Limited under the various projects throughout Canada?

8. Where are these located, giving size and cost of same?

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-SEA ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. As of March 20, 1944r-192 out of 300 contracted for.

2. (a) S19,203.60; (b) $727,354.66, inclusive of services, etc.

3. 111.

4. Potential rent-$7,777 per month.

5 and 6. Negotiations are proceeding with the wartime housing administrator, The Richmond Transportation Company, the transit controller, and the city of Vancouver, in order that arrangements can be made to convey children from homes to their schools. Schooling has been arranged with the school board of the city of Vancouver and wartime housing limited has agreed to pay a cover rate of $6 per month per pupil up to 150 pupils, for the period covering commencement to June 30, 1944. The Richmond school board will, as requested, provide schooling accommodation for not more than 150 pupils until June 30, 1944, but not afterwards, at the rate mentioned.

7. Thirty-one, including those built by wartime housing limited through contributions.

Size Contribution Completed Estimated

cost cost

4 rooms 10 rooms $70,000 00 S 46,350 00

4-room ed

addition 43,250 00

6 rooms 50,000 00

10 rooms 88,000 00

2 rooms $11,000 00 10 rooms 107,300 00

4 rooms 48,550 00

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8. Location De Salaberry, P.Q. Jonquiere, P.Q. ... Hamilton, Ont. ... Hamilton, Ont. ...

Hamilton, Ont. ... Malton, Ont

Long Branch, Ont.

Niagara Falls, Ont. Peterboro, Ont. ... Pickering, Ont. ...

Pickering, Ont. ... St. Catherines, Ont.

Welland, Ont

Welland, Ont

Welland, Ont

Windsor, Ont

Windsor, Ont. ...-. Moncton, N.B. ... Dartmouth, N.S. ..

Halifax, N.S

Halifax, N.S

Halifax, N.S

Pictou, N.S

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-SEA ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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INTERNMENTS-JOHN LORRIMER AND JOSEPH FARR

LPP

Fred Rose

Labour Progressive

Mr. ROSE:

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1. Were John Lorrimer and Joseph Farr interned under the defence of Canada regulations for fascist activities?

2. Have they been released?

3. If so, what is the reason for their release?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. John Lorrimer and Joseph Farr were detained under the authority of regulation 21 of the defence of Canada regulations.

2. Yes.

3. Recommendation of an advisory committee.

Size Contribution Completed Estimated

cost cost

8 rooms 53,605 00

4 rooms 43,550 00

6 rooms 61,828 00

6 rooms 42,000 00

2-roomed addition 21,030 00

4 rooms 25,307 00

2- roomed addition 15,000 00 3- roomed addition 27,842 00

2 rooms 22,250 00

10 rooms 50,734 00

2-roomed addition 13,000 00

4 rooms 26,839 00

2-roomed addition 21,030 00

2-roomed addition 21,030 00

4-roomed addition 41,350 00

4-roomed addition 22,998 00

4-roomed addition 22,153 00

4 rooms 38,350 00

6 rooms 49,431 00

5 rooms 44,479 00

5 rooms 44,997 00

10 rooms 97,680 00

6 rooms 46,750 00

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Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS-JOHN LORRIMER AND JOSEPH FARR
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SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. What was the total production of butter in Canada for the years 1940 to 1943 inclusive?

2. How much butter was exported, (a) to Great Britain; (b) to other countries, during the years 1940 to 1943 inclusive?

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Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS-JOHN LORRIMER AND JOSEPH FARR
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March 29, 1944