May 11, 1944

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

Permits issued for the release of trucks are not recorded by provinces, by months, but are classified in essentiality groups. The production of trucks for civilian purposes was discontinued in March, 1942. At that time there were a number of trucks in dealers' inventories in various parts of Canada which were- ' released without permit, and these new units, together with used trucks diverted from nonessential to essential usages, fairly well met the requirements for 1942.

Following is a record of permits issued for the periods January 1, 1943, to December 31, 1943, and January 1, 1944, to March 31, 1944, divided into the various essential categories.

Trucks Released by Motor Vehicle Control Department of Munitions and Supply

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31,

War Work 1943

Independent companies on defence work 282

Government companies on defence work 6

Department of National Defence 25

Royal Air Force Ferry Command 3

United States projects 1

Construction: Roads, Docks and Aerodromes 181

Other direct war work 44

Other indirect war work 86

Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 1944 28 1 4 2

105

Total ' 628 278

Essential Services

Medical services, A.R.P., Red Cross and Public Health

72 30Police

17 4Postal

54 22 ,Public Utilities

237 52Communications

5 10Freight Transportation

358 110Bus Operators

1 -Mining, Lumbering and Oil

1,507 520Government Departments (other than National Defence)

121 41Other essential civilian services

1,280 1,155Newfoundland government

12 -Air transportation

10 25Total

3,674 1,960Grand Total

4,302 2,247

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-PERMITS FOR PURCHASE OF TRUCKS
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WINNIPEG HYDRO-ELECTRIC-SLAVE FALLS PLANT

CCF

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

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

1. Has the city of Winnipeg hydro-electric system applied to the construction controller of the Department of Munitions and Supply for a permit to commence preliminary work on the extensions of its Slave falls plant?

2. If so, on what date or dates?

3. Has the above application been supported by communications from any other organizations? If so, from what organizations?

4. Has the application been granted? If not, is it being considered?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG HYDRO-ELECTRIC-SLAVE FALLS PLANT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Application No. 45869 dated March 14, 1944; application No. 47115 dated April 20, 1944.

3. Yes, the Winnipeg board of trade.

4. Application No. 45869 dated March 14, 1944 was not granted. Subsequent application No. 47115 dated April 20, 1944 is still under consideration.

Questions as Orders for Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG HYDRO-ELECTRIC-SLAVE FALLS PLANT
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PREMIUMS ON HOGS

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are packers entitled to make a discount or * deduction of three dollars on the purchase or

price of overweight hogs?

2. If not, when was the practice of doing so discontinued, and under what circumstances?

3. What premiums are now payable on the various grades of hogs?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PREMIUMS ON HOGS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. No.

2. On April 10, 1944, at which time a simplified schedule of carcass grades and payment by warrant of the new dominion quality premiums became effective.

3. The dominion government now pays a premium of S3 per head on grade A and $2 per head on grade B1 carcasses. The former packer's premium of $1 on grade A carcasses is now embodied in an increased price for both A and B1 grades.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PREMIUMS ON HOGS
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PRODUCTION OP ALCOHOL

NAT

George James Tustin

National Government

Mr. TUSTIN:

How much alcohol was produced in Canada in each of the months, January, February, March and April, 1944?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OP ALCOHOL
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

January, 1944-2,547,383-46

proof gallons; February, 1944-2,805,524-37 proof gallons; March, 1944-3,185,409-08 proof gallons.

Figures for the month of April, 1944, not yet available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRODUCTION OP ALCOHOL
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. Who is the wartime prices and trade .board administrator in charge of the branch handling grapefruit juice imports?

2. What firm was he associated with before he joined the wartime prices and trade board?

3. WTiat quantities of grapefruit juice have been imported during the past year?

4. What firms in Canada were granted permission to import grapefruit juice?

5. What were the total quantities imported by each firm?

6. What subsidy was paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
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POTATOES-PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES, ETC.

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. What sums were paid as subsidy for the production or marketing of new potatoes in the fiscal year 1943-1944 in, (a) Canada; (b) Nova Scotia; (c) New Brunswick; (d) Prince Edward Island?

2. What sums were paid -in the last fiscal year by the government for freight on potatoes within or into each province?

3. What was the basis upon which payment was made of, (a) subsidies; (b) freight; (e) purchases?

4. What quantity of potatoes was imported into Canada from the United States of America in the last fiscal year, stating what permit or authority?

5. What subsidies, freight allowances or reduction of import charges and exchange were allowed?

6. Were Canadian producers restricted in making exports to United States of America?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   POTATOES-PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES, ETC.
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FARM LOAN BOARD

S. T. SHABBITS

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

How much has been paid to Mr. S. T. Shabbits by the Canadian farm loan board, (a) as salary; (b) expenses, since his appointment?

Topic:   FARM LOAN BOARD
Subtopic:   S. T. SHABBITS
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

Return tabled.

Topic:   FARM LOAN BOARD
Subtopic:   S. T. SHABBITS
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PRODUCTION OF ALCOHOL-RAW AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER

May 11, 1944