March 28, 1945

DEFENCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED-PARRY SOUND PLANT

CCF

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

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

1. Are there optional purchase or other clauses contained in the government agreement with Defence Industries Limited covering the disposition of the plant operated by that company at Parry Sound, Ontario?

2. If so, what are the terms of such clauses?

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED-PARRY SOUND PLANT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The terms of disposal are as follows: If the government wishes to sell the plant it shall give Defence Industries Limited the right within 60 days to purchase the plant or any part thereof at a price the government is willing to accept from any other party. If the offer is not accepted, the government may sell same to any other party at a price not less than that at which it was offered to Defence Industries Limited.

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED-PARRY SOUND PLANT
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COARSE GRAINS AND LOW GRADE WHEAT- FREIGHT RATES

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. What were the freight rates on coarse grains and low-grade wheat on July 31, 1930, from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to the Pacific coast?

2. Have any reductions or increases been made in such rates?

3. If so, on what dates and to what amount?

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Subtopic:   COARSE GRAINS AND LOW GRADE WHEAT- FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. On all grain, the carload rates on July 31, 1930, from Moose Jaw, Sask., to Vancouver, B.C., were: When for export to British and foreign countries, 25 cents per 100 pounds; when for domestic consumption, 50i cents per 100 pounds.

2. Effective March 10, 1933, on coarse grains and low grade wheat there was published from Moose Jaw to Vancouver carload rate of 39 cents per 100 pounds.

The tariff stipulates that the rates named therein will only apply when a certificate, signed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, province of British Columbia, is surrendered by consignee showing that the grain covered by such certificate is to be used for feeding live stock or poultry, and there is also required the surrender of an inspection certificate of the board of grain commissioners for Canada, certifying that shipment consists of grain of a grade specified in the tariff.

On other grain, rates shown in answer to No. 1 above are still in force.

3. Answered by Nos. 1 and 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COARSE GRAINS AND LOW GRADE WHEAT- FREIGHT RATES
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R.C.A.F.-DOG CREEK, B.C., AIRFIELD

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Is there a R.C.A.F. airfield at Dog Lake near Williams Lake, British Columbia?

2. If so, when was this airfield constructed?

3. From whom was the property purchased?

4. What amount of land was purchased by the government for this airfield?

5. What was the purchase price of this property?

6. Was this property part of a larger parcel of land?

7. What was the assessed value for taxation purposes of the whole property?

Questions

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-DOG CREEK, B.C., AIRFIELD
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes, at Dog creek, not Dog lake, near Williams lake, British Columbia.

2. Work commenced in September, 1942, and completed in November, 1943.

3. Expropriated from Diamond "S" Ranch Ltd. (David Spencer Limited), by the filing of plan on April 26, 1944.

4. Area expropriated-911-42 acres.

5. The former owners' price for the expropriated land was considered too high and the case is being referred to the Exchequer Court of Canada for determination of the compensation payable.

6. Yes, part of the property of Diamond "S" Ranch Limited.

7. The assessed value of the expropriated land in 1943 was $3,641.49.

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-DOG CREEK, B.C., AIRFIELD
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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West) :

National Government

1. Is the industrial development bank yet in operation?

2. If so, how many loans have been made?

3. What is the total amount of the loans to

date? .

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Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2 and 3. The Industrial Development bank is not a branch of the dominion government but a subsidiary of the Bank of Canada.

Section 29(1) of the Industrial Development Bank Act requires that "The bank shall, within twenty-one days following the end of each calendar month, make up and transmit to the Minister of Finance in such form as he may prescribe, a statement of its assets and liabilities at the close of business on the last day of the -preceding month." This statement as at February 28, 1945, appeared in the Canada Gazette of March 24, 1945, and showed loans and investments (excluding dominion government securities) at $79,229.77.

In addition, section 29(2) provides that "The bank shall make up and transmit to the Minister of Finance at least once in its fiscal year or more frequently if so directed' by the minister, in such form as he may prescribe, a classification of its loans and investments and of the loans guaranteed by it." Provision is made for the publication of this statement in the Canada Gazette following its receipt by the minister.

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Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
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CANADIAN ARMY

LIB

Mr. MUTCH:

Liberal

1. Has the Department of National Defence instituted methods of job training into static establishments of the Canadian army in Canada and the United Kingdom?

2. If so, when did this begin?

3. What is the practical purpose of such training?

4. By what percentage is it expected that personnel in such static units may be reduced in numbers?

5. Have such establishments been reduced in personnel since the courses began?

6. If so, by how many?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Sub-subtopic:   VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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LIB

Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. NDHQ-July, 1944.

CM HQ and Districts-November, 1944.

3. The job training programme is set up in three parts, namely, job instruction training, job methods training and job relations training. The purpose of this training is as follows:

Job instruction training teaches improved analysis of section duties and the preparation of job breakdowns. This provides a better method of training individuals to do their specific jobs; quickly, correctly and conscientiously.

Job methods training teaches a planned critical analysis of all jobs and is designed to eliminate unnecessary detail and, in general, streamline work of static formations. It is the purpose of this course to teach personnel to make the best -possible -use of man-power, materials and equipment.

Job relations training teaches supervisory personnel how to achieve -better cooperation with personnel under supervision. It is actually a course in man-management.

4. It is not -possible to estimate an expected percentage of personnel reduction as a result of this type of training. See also answer to question No. 6.

5. Yes.

6. According to the reports received, 24 personnel in the United Kingdom and 112 in Canada have been released to date. This represents a financial saving of approximately $272,000 per annum. These reports do not cover seven military districts where the job training programme has yet to be introduced-

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Sub-subtopic:   VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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QUEBEC ARSENALS


Mr. LaCROIX: How many men and women were working at the Palace Hill, St. Malo and Valcartier arsenals, in the district of Quebec, (a) on-January 1, 1944; (b) on March 15, 1945?


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Mr CHEVRIER:

(a) January 1, 1944: Male Female TotalSt. Malo .. 3,183 3,943 7,126Valcartier .. 944 1,926 2,870Palace Hill .. 426 125 551

10,547

Total

Questions

(b) March 17, 1945: Male Female TotalSt. Malo ... 2,875 1,962 4,837Valcartier ... 792 956 1,748Palace Hill ... 285 53 338Total 6,923

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC ARSENALS
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QUEBEC CONFERENCE, 1944

LIB

Mr. RAYMOND:

Liberal

1. Was the Churchill-Roosevelt conference held at Quebec in the month of September, 1944, convened at the invitation of the Canadian government?

2. What was the total cost of such conference to the Canadian government?

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC CONFERENCE, 1944
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March 28, 1945