October 1, 1945

HEALTH AND WELFARE AMENDMENT OF ACT OF 1944-45


Hon. BROOKE CLAXTON (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 9, to amend the Department of National Health and Welfare Act. He said: The only change proposed by the amendment is to correct a typographical error in the act of last year as printed. It occurs in section 12 and involves the substitution of the word "eight" for the word "nine" in a cross reference to another act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


CANADA PRIZE ACT

PRIZE COURTS AND PRIZE LAW-EXCHEQUER COURT JURISDICTION


Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 10, to provide for a prize court and prize law in Canada. He said: The purpose of the bill is to put in statutory form and perhaps make clearer and more definite what is the common law practice in respect to prize courts and prize law jnd to replace the order in council which has oeen in force under the War Measures Act in that regard. I am informed that during the first war the exchequer court as a colonial court of admiralty had jurisdiction as a prize court, and that expired when the old admiralty court act was repealed in 1934. During this war an order in council to give it this jurisdiction was passed under the War Measures Act. It is felt that the jurisdiction of the court should be prolonged beyond the time when the order in council under the War Measures Act will be in force, and this bill is to set out what is the prize law in Canada and to make the exchequer court the court to administer that law. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS


AMENDMENT OF CAPITAL REVISION ACT, 1937- SECURITIES TRUST


Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 11, to amend the Canadian National Railways Capital Revision Act, 1937. iMr. Usley.] He said: This is a routine and simple amendment of the Canadian Railways Capital Revision Act, 1937. Section 12 of that act provides for the appointment of trustees, and it is therein stated that three of the trustees shall be deputy ministers and two others shall be officers of the Canadian National Railways. By virtue of a reorganization in the directorate one of these positions in the Canadian National Railways, that of vice-president of finance, has been abolished. It is therefore sought by this amendment to set up by way of resolution of the board of directors the two officers who shall be trustees representing that body. There is also a technical amendment which has to do with the three deputy ministers. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE A. TOUCHE AND COMPANY AS AUDITORS


Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 12, respecting the appointment of auditors for National Railways. He said: This is an annual bill which provides for the appointment of auditors for the Canadian National Railways. Since the year 1932 the appointment of the auditors has been by bill in this manner, and for the year 1945 it is sought to appoint George A. Touche and Company as auditors for the Canadian National Railways. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


OLD AGE PENSIONS-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

CCF

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

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

1. How many persons in each of the provinces and in the Northwest Territories were receiving old age pensions as at the latest date for which this information is available?

2. What was the average monthly payment in each province at said date?

3. Does this monthly average include any supplementary amounts paid by the provinces?

4. What supplementary amounts are paid, and what other special provisions are made, by the various provinces?

Questions

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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LIB

Mr. CLAXTON: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. The number of persons receiving old age pensions as at June 30, 1945, is as follows:

Alberta 11,594

British Columbia 15,505

Manitoba 12,427

New Brunswick 12,335

Nova Scotia 14,135

Ontario 58,323

Prince Edward Island 1,881

Quebec 49,645

Saskatchewan 12,971

Northwest Territories 11

2. Alberta

$24 13British Columbia

24 38Manitoba

24 47New Brunswick

22 18Nova Scotia

22 54Ontario

24 45Prince Edward Island

18 66Quebec

23 94Saskatchewan

24 63Northwest Territories

24 093. No.4. Supplementary amounts are paid as follows: Alberta, $5 a month to each pensioner; British Columbia, $5 a month to each pensioner; Manitoba, any amount up to $1.25 a month depending on the amount of pension granted; New Brunswick, nil; Nova Scotia, any amount up to $5 a month payable at the discretion of the pension authority, with maximum income limited to $365 a year; Ontario, fifteen per cent of pension based on a maximum pension of $20 a month; Prince Edward Island, nil; Quebec, nil; Saskatchewan, $3 a month to each pensioner.

Certain provinces provide free medical services for old age pensioners. At least three provinces, namely, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, have special plans for this purpose. Some of the other provinces work with the municipalities in order to provide medical care for persons who are unable to pay for it themselves.

Note: The information given in the above

answer is based on information supplied by the provinces concerned. Provision by the provinces of supplementary allowances, medical care, etc., falls outside the scope of the dominion-provincial arrangements made under the Old Age Pensions Act.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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PENSIONS FOR THE BLIND-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

CCF

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

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

1. How many persons in each of the provinces and in the Northwest Territories were receiving blind pensions as at the latest date for which supplementary amounts paid by the provinces ?

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2. What was the average monthly payment in each province at said date?

3. Does this monthly average include any supplementary amounts paid by the province?

4. What supplementary amounts are paid, and what other special provisions are made, by the various provinces?

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Subtopic:   PENSIONS FOR THE BLIND-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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LIB

Mr. CLAXTON: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. The number of persons receiving pensions in respect of blindness as at June 30, 1945, is

as follows:

Alberta 256

British Columbia 338

Manitoba 350

New Brunswick 739

Nova Scotia 651

Ontario 1,491

Prince Edward Island 112

Quebec 2,445

Saskatchewan 342

Northwest Territories

2. Alberta

$24 52British Columbia

24 61Manitoba

24 75New Brunswick

24 57Nova Scotia

24 20Ontario

24 73Prince Edward Island

22 47Quebec

24 69Saskatchewan

24 96Northwest Territories 3. No.4. Supplementary amounts are paid as follows: Alberta, $5 a month to each pensioner; British Columbia, $5 a month to each pensioner; Manitoba, any amount up to $1.25 a month depending on the amount of pension granted; New Brunswick, nil; Nova Scotia, any amount up to $5 a month payable at the discretion of the pension authority, with maximum income limited to $365 a year; Ontario, 15 per cent of pension based on a maximum pension of $20 a month; Prince Edward Island, nil; Quebec, nil; Saskatchewan, $3 a month to each pensioner.

Certain provinces provide free medical services for blind pensioners. At least three provinces, namely, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, have special plans for this purpose. Some of the other provinces work with the municipalities in order to provide medical care for persons who are unable to pay for it themselves.

Note: The information given in the above answer is based on information supplied by the provinces concerned. Provision by the provinces of supplementary allowances, medical care, etc., falls outside the scope of the dominion-provincial arrangements made under the Old Age Pensions Act.

Questions

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Subtopic:   PENSIONS FOR THE BLIND-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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CANADIAN ARMED FORCES-PERSONNEL IN CANADA AND OVERSEAS, ETC.

PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

X. What was the total number of Canadian troops taken to Europe, with annual figure 1939 to 1945?

2. The numbers recruited on that side?

3. Total fatal casualties in Europe?

4. Numbers discharged in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in Europe?

5. Numbers returned to Canada on courses or other temporary duty and who subsequently returned to Europe?

6. Numbers returned to Canada for category and other permanent reasons?

7. Numbers transferred to other allied forces?

8. Numbers remaining on strength in the Canadian army overseas in the United Kingdom, northwest Europe, and the Mediterranean, May

8, 1945?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES-PERSONNEL IN CANADA AND OVERSEAS, ETC.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Year of

Embarkation Number

1939 15,894

1940 43,221

1941 69,167

1942 66,604

1943 79,445

1944 62,896

1945 to 31 Aug 35,264

Total 372,491

2. 1,340.

3. 19,917 as at Aug. 31, 1945 (including battle and non-battle casualties).

4. 1,554 to Aug. 31, 1945.

5. See answer to question 6.

6. 138,124 sailed from the European zone for Canada up to Aug. 31, 1945. The total break-down of those who returned to Canada on temporary duty and subsequent return to Europe is not available.

7. 672 as at Aug. 31, 1945 in European zone.

8. Strength as of May 8, 1945 is not available. Strength as at April 30, 1945 was:

United Kingdom 94,569

Northwest Europe 183,979

Mediterranean 4,045

Total 282,593

PAYMENTS ON 1943 WHEAT CROP Mr. ROSS (Souris):

1. Has the 1943 wheat crop been disposed of by Canadian wheat board?

2. If so, when will payments be made to producers on participation certificates and what amount per bushel?

3. If 1943 wheat crop has not been cleared up, when is it anticipated that it will be sold and cleared up?

[Mr. Claxton-1

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES-PERSONNEL IN CANADA AND OVERSEAS, ETC.
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October 1, 1945