April 9, 1945

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES OF SUPERVISING OFFICERS

CCF

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

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

1. What are the salary schedules paid by the Canadian National Railways to all employees in a supervisory capacity from vice-president down, except such classifications as are covered by wage agreements?

2. What are the salary schedules paid by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to all employees in a supervisory capacity from vicepresident down, except such classifications as are covered by wage agreements?

3. How do the above salary schedules compare with those of class one railways in the United States?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

It is not considered in the public interest that this question should be answered. The question has to do with the internal management

of the Canadian National Railways and is of a type that all governments have consistently declined to answer.

2. No information.

3. No information.

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TREASURY BILLS

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What is the total amount of treasury bills held by the Department of Finance from each of the provinces?

2. What demands for payment of these treasury bills have been made to each of the provincial governments since 1930?

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LIB

ST. HONORE, QUE., AIRPORT

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Has any work been done by the government on airport runways at St. Honore, in the Lake St. John area, Quebec?

2. If so, were any engineers employed?

3. What are the names of such engineers?

4. Where are their offices located?

5. Were they paid any fees for their services? If so, what total amount?

6. Has the work as originally carried out been accepted by the government?

7. If not, have instructions been given by the government to proceed with the rebuilding of such works?

8. Has the government made new disbursements in connection with such works?

9. If so, to whom were such payments made, and to what total amount?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, under the British commonwealth air training plan.

2. Yes.

3. Department of Transport engineering personnel-District airway engineer, 0. L.

Colborne-up to June 30, 1943; district airway engineer, J. H. Curzon-from July 1, 1943 to the present; resident engineer-G. L. Taylor; inspector-Carl Warren; inspection firm-F. J. Leduc & Associates.

4. The district airway engineer's office is located at 904 Confederation Bldg., Montreal, P.Q. The firm of F. J. Leduc & Associates is located at 354 St. Catherine East (Corner St. Denis), Montreal, P.Q.

5. Total amount paid out on Department of Transport engineering services, (salaries, expenses, etc.)-$20,156.18. Total amount paid out on fees to F. J. Leduc & Associates- $11,968.36.

6. Yes.

7. See answer to No. 6

S and 9. No new disbursements have so far been made in connection with this airport, but a contract has been entered into with Mr. Louis H. Tremblay for the fencing of the right of way of the entrance road, at an estimated cost of $2,700. Mr. Tremblay has. commenced this work, but no money has, as yet, been paid to him for the same.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FERRY

NAT

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

National Government

1. Has actual construction been started on the hull of the new ferry for the Prince Edward Island service?

2. If not, what is the reason for the delay?

3. If construction has actually been started, how far has the hull been completed?

4. Who has the contract for construction?

5. What is the contract price?

6. Does the contract price cover the completed ship or is there a separate contract for the machinery?

7. Has a contract been let for the construction

of the machinery?

8. If so, to what stage has construction advanced?

9. When does the contract for the machinery call for delivery?

10. When is it expected that delivery will take place?

11. What name has been given to the ship, if any?

12. When is it expected that the ship will be in operation on her designated route?

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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. The following hull steel work is erected:- (a) complete fiat keel and centre girder; (b) floors and girders and tank top-plating for about 140 feet of ship's length; (c) 50 bottom shell plates. The following is fabricated:- (a) 70 main and intermediate frames, both sides; (b) stringers for about 140 feet of ship's length; (c) 1 bulkhead. Pattern for stem completed and for stern frame 3/4 completed; loft moulds completed for 15 floors both sides and 140 feet side girders both sides.

4. Marine Industries Limited, Sorel, Que.

5. On basis of cost, plus fixed fee. The total estimated cost is $4,750,000.

6. The contract price is for the completed ship.

7. Marine Industries Limited have sub-let the work for construction of the machinery to Dominion Engineering Company, Limited.

8. The propulsion equipment includes a power plant, consisting of 16-6 cylinder engines in sets of two, each set direct connected to a 1050 k.w. generator. The actual propulsion is done by four propellers each driven by a 3.850 h.p. electric motor. The auxiliary equip-

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ment includes a power plant consisting of three 4 cylinder engines each direct connected to a 330 k.w. generator. This power plant is for supplying the lighting and all ship's services. For the propulsion machinery engines all castings and about 3/4 of the forgings have been delivered to the shops, cylinders, cylinder liners, cylinder heads, main engine castings, crank and cam shafts are completely machined. All other castings and forgings are approximately 1/3 machined.

Twenty-four of the cylinders complete with lines are assembled on the crank casings and two crank shafts are being fitted in the crank bases. All plans for engines are complete.

All of the material for the eight 1050 K.W. generators has been delivered to the electrical factory and is now in process of manufacture. Shipment to the engine builder for assembly with the engines is scheduled to commence with two generators in August, continuing two each month, with complete shipment early in November.

Likewise all of the material for the four 3850 H.P. propulsion motors has been delivered to the factory. These being among the largest of their type ever built in Canada require a longer time for manufacture. Shipment to the shipbuilder will commence with two in January and two in February, 1946.

All the material for the control of this power plant has been ordered and about 90 per cent [DOT]of it is in the electrical factory. Assembly has not yet been started pending completion of the necessary drafting of the design. Such drafting is about 90 per cent complete and assembly of the control equipment will commence shortly.

For the auxiliary power plant engine about half of the castings and forgings are in the shop, of which about half are machined. All of the material for the three 330 K.W. auxiliary generators has been delivered to the electrical factory and manufacture is well advanced. Shipment to the engine builder for assembly with the engines is expected to be complete early in November.

9. February, 1946.

10. As called for.

11. No name has been given to the ship as yet.

12. During the summer of 1946.

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BRETTON WOODS

LIB

Mr. McGEER:

Liberal

1. What powers, rights, privileges, opportunities or advantages now enjoyed by the government and the people of Canada will be given up, in whole or in part, as a result of the acceptance and adoption of the agreement reached at the united nations monetary and {Mr. Michaud.]

finance conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944, for the establishment of an international monetary fund and of an international bank for reconstruction and development?

2. What powers, rights, privileges, opportunities or advantages will the government and the people of Canada secure from the adoption of the above mentioned agreement?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I should like to say a word about this question. I think it would be impossible to answer it without developing an argument for or against the recommendations of the Bretton Woods conference. The hon. member spoke to me about this question and I consented to its going on the order paper, but on consideration I do not think it can be answered. If the information is to be given I think it would be appropriate to give it by means of an analysis of the Bretton Woods proposals to be put out in a white paper. I should be prepared to give consideration to the desirability of having such a white paper prepared and tabled at the next session of parliament.

Question dropped.

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R.C.A.F.-NO. 12 EQUIPMENT DEPOT, MONTREAL

NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

What is the total value of the supplies and equipment lost, stolen and broken at number 12 equipment depot, R.C.A.F., Montreal, Quebec, since the beginning of this war?

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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

To 31st March, 1945, losses, $27,111.35; thefts, $130.78; breakages, $6,414.50; total, $33,656.63.

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April 9, 1945