August 12, 1944

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

For the employees of government departments, $7,224.50; on behalf of the employees of defence projects, administered by the federal government, $24,080.40, making a total of $31,304.90.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

That figure cannot be correct, because it is not in accordance with the figure that was given in a return recently tabled. I have sent out for the return, but if I remember correctly the amount paid to Doctor Chartier during last year was some $41,000.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

I have not before me the question asked or the answer given, but the total payments for 1942-43 were $38,671.70.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

What about 1941-42?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

The total for that year was $35,307.50, and for 1940-41, $20,147.70.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

The minister has

suggested that while these large amounts were paid to one individual there has been no investigation into the matter since last year.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

I did not say that; I said that investigation revealed that the amounts paid to Doctor Chartier were properly paid. They were checked by the treasury officer of the Department of Transport and were found to have been paid in accordance with the schedule of rates contained in the workmen's compensation act of the province of Quebec which governs in the matter. They were found to be proper charges for the services rendered.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

For the three years the average amount paid to Doctor Chartier was about $38,000.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

It averaged about $35,000 for the last- three years. These payments cover services rendered to employees of defence projects in and around Montreal.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

The amount paid to Doctor Chartier would average about $35,000 a year?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

I would make the further correction-to the clinic of Doctor Chartier.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Doctor Chartier still carries on his private practice?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

I have no knowledge of that.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Does the minister say that he has no record as to whether or not Doctor Chartier carries on his private practice?

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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

No, I have no record of that. It is not my business to look into Doctor Chartier's private business.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Does the minister consider it proper that any doctor should receive $35,000 a year for only part time services?

Supply-Transport

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Doctor Chartier is not paid on a yearly basis; he is paid the fees provided by the workmen's compensation act of Quebec. Similar fees are provided by workmen's compensation acts of the other provinces. When Doctor Chartier or any other doctor treats an employee who comes under the provisions of the workmen's compensation act the account rendered must be approved by the treasury branch. If the fees charged are found to be due they have to be. paid; that is all there is to it.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

What other doctors were there in Montreal who received fees for this work?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Last year there were 530 who received fees.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

The highest fee received by any other doctor in Montreal was $2,400; is that not correct?

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Subtopic:   SUPPLY OF REINFORCEMENTS TO CANADIAN ARMY
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August 12, 1944