October 10, 1945

PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

That sounds like the Prime Minister.

Topic:   CEILING PRICE ON WHEAT-OTHER EXPORT PRODUCTS
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AIR SERVICES-MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. McCULLOCH (Pictou):

Liberal

1. Have applications been received by any branch of the government for permission to operate a new network of air connections in the eastern maritime provinces?

2. If so, (a) from what company or companies; (b) where are their headquarters; (c) what are the names of places to be served; (d) location of terminals (i) Nova Scotia; (ii) New Brunswick; (iii) Prince Edward Island; (e) what type of plane will be used; (f) will it be an all year service?

Topic:   AIR SERVICES-MARITIME PROVINCES
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction)

Liberal

1. Yes. The air transport board has received applications from Maritime Central Airways Limited and Pulsifer Brothers Limited for licence to operate air services in the eastern maritime provinces.

2. (a) Answered by 1.

(b) (1) Maritime Central Airways Limited -Charlottetown, P.E.I., (2) Pulsifer Brothers Limited-Halifax,, N.S.

(c) (1) Maritime Central Airways Limited: Moncton, N.B., Amherst, N.S., Truro, N.S., New Glasgow, N.S., Sydney, N.S., Greenwood, N.S., Yarmouth, N.S., Halifax, N.S., Saint John N.B., Sydney, N.S., Charlottetown, P.E.I. (2) Pulsifer Brothers Limited: Operating from bases at New Glasgow aerodrome located at Trenton, N.S., and at Waterville, N.S., to serve any point in maritimes within operating range of aircraft.

(d) (1) Maritime Central Airways Limited.

Terminals: (i) Nova Scotia, New Glasgow,

Yarmouth, Greenwood, Sydney, Halifax; (ii) New Brunswick: Moncton, Saint John; (iii) P.E.I.: Charlottetown.

(2) Pulsifer Brothers Limited.

Terminals: (1) Nova Scotia: New Glasgow Aerodrome at Trenton, N.S.; Waterville; (ii) New Brunswick; (iii) P.E.I.

(e) (1) Maritime Central Airways Limited.

Type of Aircraft: Lockheed 10A, Lockheed

10B, Lockheed 12A, Rapide 89A.

(2) Pulsifer Brothers Limited.

Type of Aircraft: Tiger Moth, Cub Cruiser.

(f) Yes, for both operators.

Topic:   AIR SERVICES-MARITIME PROVINCES
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BONDING OF TRUCKS, WINDSOR TO NIAGARA FALLS

PC

Mr. COYLE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the bonding of trucks from the U.S.A., travelling over highway No. 3 from Windsor to Niagara Falls still prevail?

2. If so, when will this operation cease?

Topic:   BONDING OF TRUCKS, WINDSOR TO NIAGARA FALLS
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LIB

Mr. McCANN: (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The privilege of trucking in bond over the route referred to was authorized following representations from the government of the

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United States that it would be helpful to the war effort. Arrangements such as these involving international co-operation should not be terminated without consultation, and the only answer which can be given to this question at the moment is that the matter is receiving consideration.

Topic:   BONDING OF TRUCKS, WINDSOR TO NIAGARA FALLS
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VETERANS' LAND ACT-MANITOBA

LIB

Mr. JUTRAS:

Liberal

1. How many veterans of this war have been settled in Manitoba under the Veterans' Land Act?

2. What is the average size farm settled on under the act and at what cost?

3. How many have settled in the electoral district of Provencher, and what are the locations of such by land description?

Topic:   VETERANS' LAND ACT-MANITOBA
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LIB

Mr. TUCKER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. Applications for financial assistance approved, as of August 31, 1945-131.

2. 201-85 acres. $4,071.10 for land and permanent improvements and $1,095.46 for livestock and equipment.

3. No veterans have been established under the act in the electoral district of Provencher.

Topic:   VETERANS' LAND ACT-MANITOBA
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INCOME TAX DIVISION

VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA

PC

Mr. PEARKES:

Progressive Conservative

1. In what building or buildings, in the city of Vancouver, is the divisional office of the income tax division located?

2. How many persons are employed in that office?

3. How many people are employed in the branch office located in Victoria?

Topic:   INCOME TAX DIVISION
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA
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LIB

Mr. McCANN: (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. Winch Building, 739 Hastings St. W.

2. Six hundred and two.

3. Twenty.

Topic:   INCOME TAX DIVISION
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA
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HOUSING-VANCOUVER

PC

Mr. MERRITT:

Progressive Conservative

1. Of the 1,200 houses for veterans contracted

to be built in the city of Vancouver by Wartime Housing Ltd., by contract dated in or about the month of July or the early part of August, 1945, how many were under construction on, (a) the 1st September, 1945; (b) the 1st

October, 1945, and how many were completed at the 1st October, 1945?

2. What is the average estimated time required for the completion of one of these houses ?

Mr. MciILRAITH:

1. The agreement referred to was entered into with the city of Vancouver whereby Wartime Housing Limited undertook to erect 1,100 houses and the city agreed to provide improved lots for the construction of these houses. Lots are still being allocated by the

city of Vancouver and as of September 27, 1945, lots for approximately 800 houses had been allocated by the city.

(a) As of September 1, 1945, the construction of 250 houses had been contracted for.

(b) As of October 1, 1945, the construction of 800 houses had been contracted for.

No houses were completed as of October 1, 1945, but it is expected-depending upon weather and other conditions-that completed houses will be delivered starting approximately December 1, 1945, at the rate of several houses per day.

2. On a contract for 250 houses, deliveries of completed houses generally start about four months after the date of letting the contract, with completion of the last house approximately ten months' time from the date of letting the contract.

Topic:   HOUSING-VANCOUVER
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SELECTIVE SERVICE-VANCOUVER

PC

Mr. MERRITT:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many, (a) male; (b) female, employment vacancies were recorded in the national selective service offices in Vancouver on 26th September, 1945?

2. How many, (a) male; (b) female, applicants for employment were so listed on said date?

3. Of the male vacancies, how many were in, (a) the logging, sawmill or other woodworking industry; (b) mining; (c) other manufacturing industry; (d) the construction industry; (e) others?

4. What were, (a) maximum; (b) minimum, rates of pay offered in each classification under question three?

5. What was the general classification of vacancies for female employment, stating particularly how- many of the existing vacancies were for domestic service?

6. What were the, (a) maximum; (b) minimum, rates of pay offered for female workers?

Topic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-VANCOUVER
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. The figures for September 26, 1945, are not available. Those given are for September 28, 1945-5,502 male, 1,721 female employment vacancies in Vancouver on September 28, 1945.

2. 5,673 male, 2,129 female applicants for employment, same day.

3. Of the male vacancies, there were 793 in logging, sawmill or other woodworking industry; 388 in mining; 2,148 in other manufacturing industry; 479 skilled and 149 semiskilled in construction industry, and a total of 1,545 unskilled in all other male employment.

Questions as Orders for Returns

4. In logging, sawmill or other woodworking industry, maximum and minimum rates of pay were 60c to SI.50 per hour. In mining the rates were S4.62 to $7.55 per day. In other manufacturing industry, the rates were 50c to $1.12^ per hour. In construction industry, the rates were 50c to S1.31-J per hour; and in all others, the rates were between 50c and $1.31 per hour.

5. The general classification of vacancies in female employment were clerical workers, sales workers, household workers, waitresses, kitchen workers, textile workers, miscellaneous workers and cooks. There were 220 unfilled vacancies for domestic service.

6. The maximum and minimum rates of pay for these workers were, for clerical workers, $15 to $25 per week; sales workers, $15 to $25 per week; household workers, $20 to $60 per month, with board and room; waitresses, $15 to $18 per week, with meals; kitchen workers, $15 to $18 per week, with meals; textile workers, 36c to 65c per hour; miscellaneous workers, 30c to 62c per hour, and cooks, $22 per week.

Topic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-VANCOUVER
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HOSPITALIZATION OP P.E.I. WAR VETERANS

October 10, 1945