April 5, 1945

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Permits for the making of doublebreasted coats were issued in the following instances:

(a) In cases of physical deformity.

(b) In cases where special physical measurements of the individual require a doublebreasted coat, such as extreme oversize or excessive corpulence.

(c) Members and staffs of diplomatic corps,, or others enjoying diplomatic immunity.

(d) Firemen, railway conductors, trainmen,, etc., (in each of these cases it is understood that double-breasted coats are permitted when vests are not worn with the uniform).

(e) Upon presentation, of a, doctor's certificate testifying to the need of a doublebreasted garment in the case of special illness-

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-PERMITS FOR MAKING OF DOUBLE-BREASTED COATS.
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TORONTO SHIPBUILDING PLANT

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Has the government decided to close the shipbuilding plant located at the Toronto harbour improvements at Meet street and Spadina avenue after war contracts are completed ?

2. Will this plant be put to other civilian uses for shipbuilding, (a) during the present war; (b) after the war?

3. What action has or will be taken in the matter?

4. Has the government received any communications on this subject from the city of Toronto or other public bodies?

Mr. CHEVR1ER: This shipyard was built to meet a wartime emergency and is owned by the government. It is now engaged in building minesweepers for United Kingdom

account. It is not known now what action will be taken when present contracts are completed. Correspondence has been exchanged between the city of Toronto and the department with regard to the use to which the plant can be put when present contracts are completed.

exports, 1939-44 Mr. HANSELL:

1. What are the totals of Canada's exports for the years 1939 to 1944 inclusive, to the following countries, (a) the United Kingdom; (b) United States; (c) Australia; (d) Argentina; (e) Spain; (f) Russia?

2. What are the total imports for the same years from each of the above mentioned countries?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO SHIPBUILDING PLANT
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

1 and 2.

Exports (Canadian Produce)

1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944(a) United King- 8 8 $ $ 8 $dom 328,099,242 508,095,949 658,228,354 741,716,647 1,032,646,964 1,235,030206(b) United States 380,392,047 442,984,157 ' 599,713,463 885,523,203 1,149 232,444 1,301,322,402(c) Australia ... 32,028,744 33,860,272 37,289,830 78,865,637 46,685,907 43,513,019(d) Argentina .. 4,116,923 6,107215 7,172,104 4,164,516 3.676,780 3,644,997(e) Spain 210,819 346,824 239,679 10,609 169,021 89,801(f) Russia

Imports la) United King- 275,314 591 5231,405 36,602,778 57,660,335 103,264,280dom 114,007,409 161,216,352 219.418,957 161,112,706 134,965,117 110,598,584Ib) United States 496,898,466 744,231,156 1,004,498,152 1,304.679,665 1,423,672,486 1,447,225,915*(c) Australia ... 11268,594 16,570,676 19,235,081 12,889,201 11,452,951 12,539,796(d) Argentina ... 4.406,456 6,541,862 4,763,752 9,738.479 10,198,617 9,563,674

veteran's land settlement-qu'appei.le

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO SHIPBUILDING PLANT
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CONSTITUENCY

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. How many farms have been purchased in the Qu'Appelle constituency to be used for the establishment of returned men, and from whom were such farms purchased?

2. What was the amount paid per acre?

3. How many options have been taken on farm properties?

4. How many returned men have been established or settled on farms in Qu'Appelle constituency to date?

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre);

As at February 28, 1945.

While the property records do not take constituency boundaries into account, *in this instance it is possible to supply the information in the desired form.

1. Eleven. M. E. Wilde, F. Horsley, Director of Soldier Settlement, F. O. Callin, Mrs. M. D. Woodward, Canadian Bank of Com-

1 Mr. Dsley.l

merce, Director of Soldier Settlement, Mrs. M. Murton, C. H. Murton, Schupp Estate, G. W. Prior.

2. $11.10, inclusive of existing improvements.

3. It is not the policy of the administration to take options. Forty-six farm properties have been approved for purchase in the Regina regional area, which includes Qu'Appelle constituency, but the transactions have not yet been completed.

4. Two

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONSTITUENCY
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POWELL RIVER W HARF

LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. Has the Powell river wharf been sold, if so, what provision has been made for fishing boats and other small craft?

2. Have satisfactory temporary floats been provided ?

3. What will be done to assist any boat owners who have lost their boats while docked at the temporary floats?

Questions

4. If any further boats are lost will the government replace them?

5. How long will it be before the new West-view wharf is completed?

6. Are the present approaches to the temporary floats considered safe?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POWELL RIVER W HARF
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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes; (b) The sale is subject to the condition that the company shall give proper accommodation at its own wharf to the present traffic at Powell River, until such time as suitable wharfage facilities have been provided by the crown for the use of the public at Westview.

2. Temporary floats have been provided, but department is urging improvements in such.

3. Matter under investigation.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. December, 1945.

6. Matter now' being investigated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POWELL RIVER W HARF
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON PRISON REFORM

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What clauses of the royal commission on prison reform have been put into effect, and when ?

2. Has any effort been made to establish the Borstal system in Canada?

3. Why has it not been acted on, and is it the cost of the same that prevents any action?

4. What action, if any, will be taken in pursuance of the remarks of the Honourable Chief Justice R. S. Robertson, of the court of appeal, Toronto, before the local council of women, in Toronto, yesterday, March 28, 1945, to the effect that "the methods used are a relic of fifty years ago," and the sentences shocked the court ?

5. Is the intention to instal the Borstal system in 1945, on the lines of that established in England twenty-five years ago?

6. Will an opportunity be given to deal with this matter before this session concludes?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. See list attached to return tabled the 18th April, 1944, in answer to question by Mr. Church dated the 9th March, 1944, as shown on Hansard, page 1303. In addition to the recommendations contained in the said list, the following have been implemented since April 1, 1944:

(1) More powers given to wardens and classification board respecting dissociation of convicts.

(2) More diversions for convicts approved of.

(3) Basic increase of salaries under $2,100 has been granted, effective April 1, 1945.

(4) Uniform of certain officers is now being made of the same material as that used for superior officers' uniform.

(5) Free movement exercises have been extended over a much longer period.

(6) Smoking is now permitted during physical exercise periods.

2. The matter has been under consideration. See answer to question 1 of the said return, tabled the 18th April, 1944.

3. See answer to question 2 hereof and statement by Minister of Justice on July 21, 1944, as reported in Hansard at page 5241, which stresses two reasons in addition to costs, namely, (a) the constitutional question involved owing to penitentiaries being under dominion jurisdiction and other prisons under provincial jurisdiction, and the necessity to have a general system applicable to all those condemned to detention, and (b) the difficulty of getting suitable personnel during the war.

4. None at present by the Department of Justice. It would appear that the institution specially referred to is under provincial jurisdiction. See answer to question 3 hereof.

5. No. See answers to questions 2 and 3 hereof.

6. No provision has been made to allot special time for this matter at this session.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON PRISON REFORM
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GENERAL MCNAUGHTON

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. Has General Andrew McNaughton at any time been granted superannuation or retiring allowance from the federal treasury?

2. If so, what amount annually and when was

it paid? _

3. At what date and on what basis was said superannuation or retiring allowance granted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GENERAL MCNAUGHTON
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GENERAL MCNAUGHTON
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VETERANS' LAND SETTLEMENT-MANITOBA

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. How many farms have been purchased in the province of Manitoba to date under the Veterans' Land Act?

2. In what municipalities and how many in

3. What average price per acre was paid for these farms?

4. How many of these farms have been settled upon by veterans?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' LAND SETTLEMENT-MANITOBA
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre): (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. 258.

2. Rockwood, 7; Springfield, 2; St. Clemens, 1; Tache, 1; Brokenhead, 4; Woodlands, 2; Rosser, 1; Roland, 2; Dufferin, 3; Cartier, 2; Portage La Prairie, 10; Stanley, 1; Pembina, 13; Thompson, 3; Lome, 6; Louise, 5; Rob-lin, 2; Lansdowne, 2; Glenella, 1; Strathcona, 3; Rosedale, 3; North Cypress, 1; Turtle Mountain, 3; Riverside, 1; Oakland, 6; Elton, 5; Odanah, 1; Dauphin, 2; Morton, 9; Whitewater, 11; Saskatchewan, 2; Glenwood, 8; Whitehead, 5; Daly, 6; Blanshard, 10; Strath-clair, 6; Gilbert Plains, 5; Cameron, 5; Winchester, 1; Sifton, 1; Woodworth, 9; Hamiota, 14; Grandview, 16; Brenda, 4; Shoal Lake, 1; Rossbum, 1; Miniota, 2; Birtle, 6; Minitonas,

Questions

5; Swan River, 17; Ellice, 3; Russell, 1; Shellmouth, 4; Shell River, 10; East St, Paul, 1; West St. Paul, 2.

3. $18.70, inclusive of existing improvements.

4. Three.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' LAND SETTLEMENT-MANITOBA
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FORT NORMAN OIL WELLS

NAT

George Black

National Government

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Is the army of the United States of America discontinuing the following activities now being carried on by it in Yukon and Northwest Territories through the agency of Standard Oil Company?

1. The extraction of oil from wells at Fort Norman in the Northwest Territories?

2. The piping of oil from said wells to a refinery at Whitehorse, Yukon?

3. The operation of said oil refinery?

4. The piping of gasoline from said refinery to Fairbanks, Alaska, and to Watson Lake, Yukon?

5. If so discontinued, will the government of Canada undertake to continue the production of oil and oil products for the use and benefit of industries and residents of northern Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FORT NORMAN OIL WELLS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

1, 2, 3 and 4. According to information received from the United States government the answer to these questions is in the affirmative.

5. There are many factors involved in any such decision and these are at present under examination. Any decision with regard to the future use of wartime installations will, of course, not necessarily affect the continuation of commercial oil operations centred at Port Norman.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FORT NORMAN OIL WELLS
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April 5, 1945