November 14, 1945

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many ships of the Park Steamship company have been sold, and at what price in each ease?

2. What are the names of such ships, and what price was paid for each of them when acquired by the government?

3. Who authorized the sale of such ships?

4. Were they sold by private sale or were tenders called?

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Subtopic:   PARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. A total of 15 ships have -been sold- as follows:' eleven 4,700 tonners at $415,000; three 4,700 tonners at $390,000; one 3,600 ton tanker at $350,000.

2. Name Cost

5.5. Woodland Park

$1,303,348 60SR. Ainslie Park

1,303,302 11SR. Montmorency Park

1,300,000 00SR. Kensington Park

1,303,364 50SR. Manitou Park

1,303,342 71SR. Willow Park

l.ioo'ooo 00SR. Confederation Park 1,300,000 00SR. Camp Dcbert

1,300,000 00SR. Chignecto Park

1,300,000 00SR. Cataraqui Park 1,300.000 005.5. Crescent Park

1,304,917 45SR. Ashby Park

l'lOOOOO 005.5. Mayfair Park

1,301,175 00SR. Sunset Park

1,100,000 00M/V Eglinton Park

1,102,209 34

Note: The final costs of these ships have not yet been determined, but the cost values given are as recorded in the Park Steamship company's accounts.

3. The government of Canada under order in council.

4. Private sales.

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Subtopic:   PARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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PERENNIAL WHEAT

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. Has the Department of Agriculture carried out any experiments with perennial wheat?

2. If so, what degree of success has been achieved to date?

3. Has the department had any contact with Russian authorities on the subject ?

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Subtopic:   PERENNIAL WHEAT
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. All of the perennial wheat in Canada has been developed by crossing different species and varieties of wheat on certain grasses, notably Agropyron elong-atum and Agropyron glaucum. As yet we have had no success so far as wheat is concerned, but many new perennial grasses show promise.

3. Yes. The department has tried to keep in contact with the Russian authorities on this subject, but with not very great success.

(Mr. Brooks.]

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Subtopic:   PERENNIAL WHEAT
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REGIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD, BRITISH COLUMBIA

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Who are the members of the regional war labour board for British Columbia?

2. When was each one appointed?

3. Are the members of the board paid an annual salary or paid for the number of days on each occasion when the board is sitting?

4. What was the amount paid to each member of the board as (a) salary or per diem allowance; (b) travelling or other expenses for the period January 1, 1945, to May 31, 1945?

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Subtopic:   REGIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. The members of the regional war labour board for British Columbia are: chairman, Hon. George S. Pearson, Minister of Labour; vicechairman, A,dam Bell, deputy minister of labour (acts only in the absence of the chairman) ; representing employers: Colonel G. H. Kirkpatrick, Colonel John F. Keen, Sidney Garfield Smith; representing employees: Blrt Showier, L. Campbell, H. W. Mackey.

2. Hon. Geo. S. Pearson, December 9, 1941; Adam Bell, November 15, 1941; Col. G. H. Kirkpatrick, April 15, 1943; Col. John F. Keen, July 28, 1942; Sidney Garfield Smith, December 9, 1941; Birt Showier, April 22, 1943; L. Campbell, December 9, 1941; H. W. Mackey, December 9, 1941.

3. Members of the board are paid on a per diem basis for each day engaged in the work of the Board.

4. Salary or Per Diem Travelling or OtherMember Allowance $ Expenses $Hon. Geo. S. Pearson nil nilAdam Bell 330 00 nilCol. G. H. Kirkpatrick 1.050 00 30 25Col. John F. Keen.... 780 00 11 17Sidney Garfield Smith 195 00 nilBirt Showier 885 00 15 55L. Campbell 990 00 37 47H. W. Mackey 780 00 39 72

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Subtopic:   REGIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR-REQUEST TO LIVE IN CANADA

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. How many, if any, German prisoners of war have -asked permission to take up residence in Canada?'

2. Has the government taken any action regarding the requests?

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Subtopic:   GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR-REQUEST TO LIVE IN CANADA
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Approximately seventy-five prisoners of war have made applications in various forms for permission to remain in Canada.

2. The applications -have been placed on Department of National Defence files of prisoners of war concerned for future reference. No further action has been taken.

Questions

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IMMIGRATION

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. Since January 1, 1945, what is the total number of immigrants who have been allowed

to come to Canada?

2. What is their racial origin?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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LIB

Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. 18,299.

2.

Armenian 3

Belgian 24

Bohemian 9

English 11,787

Irish 1,412

Scotch 2.115

Welsh 241

Bulgarian 1

Croatian 1

Czech 33

Dutch 201

Esthonian 4

Finnish 15

French 984

German 378

Greek 18

Hebrew 310

Italian 99

Jugo-Slav 15

Lettish 2

Lithuanian 8

Magyar 32

Maltese 5

Mexican 1

Moravian ^ 3

Negro 66

North American Indian 11

Polish 95

Portugese 7

Roumanian 11

Russian 68

Ruthenian 26

Scandinavian-

Danish 42

Icelandic 12

Norwegian 104

Swedish 77

Serbian 4

Slovak 9

Spanish 19

Spanish-Ameriean 3

Swiss 24

Syrian 20

18.299

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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COLONEL BELCHER HOSPITAL, CALGARY

SC
LIB

CANADIAN NAVY-DISCHARGES

PC

Mr. STIRLING:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many men have received their final discharge from the Royal Canadian Navy vat each of the naval divisions?

2. How many men have passed through the discharge transit centres and are on leave before proceeding to naval divisions for their final discharge?

3. What is the average number of discharges per day, granted at Esquimalt in OctobeT?

4. What is the estimated number of final discharges which will be granted in November, December, January, February and March?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NAVY-DISCHARGES
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Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Since demobilization was instituted on

2nd June, 1945, the final discharges, by divisions, to the 3rd November, 1945, are as follows:

St. John's, Nfld., H.M.C.S. Avalon 51

Saint John, N.B., H.M.C.S. Brunswicker 1,317

Ottawa, Ont., H.M.C.S. Carleton 1,082

Kingston, Ont., H.M.C.S. Cataraqui .... 1,213 Winnipeg, Man., H.M.C.S. Chippawa .. 3,200 Prince Rupert, B.C., H.M.C.S. Chatham 32 Deep Brook; N.S., H.M.C.S. Cornwallis 162 Vancouver, B.C., H.M.C.S. Discovery .. 2,457 Montreal, P.Q., H.M.C.S. Donnacona... 4,475 Port Arthur, Ont., H.M.C.S. Griffon.... 1,022

Windsor, Ont., H.M.C.S. Hunter 1,292

Quebec, P.Q., H.M.C.S. Montcalm 542

Esquimalt, B.C., H.M.C.S. Naden 1,912

Edmonton, Alta., H.M.C.S. Nonsuch_____ 1,377

Halifax, N.S., H.M.C.S Peregrine 3,136Halifax, N.S., H.M.C.S. Stadacona 262London, Ont., H.M.C.S. Prevost

1,687Sydney, N.S., H.M.C.S Protector 649Regina, Sask., H.M.C.S. Queen

1,107

Charlottetown, P.E.I., H.M.C.S. Queen

Charlotte 535

Shelburne, N.S., H.M.C.S. Shelburne... 81 St. Hyacinthe, P.Q., H.M.C.S. St.

Hyacinthe 11

Hamilton, Ont., H.M.C.S. Star 2,101

Calgary, Alta., H.M.C.S. Tecumseh 1,321

Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), H.M.CS.

Unicorn 1,187

Toronto, Ont., H.M.C.S. York 6,273

38,484

2. Officers 2,745

Ratings 9,522

Total 12,267

Questions

3. In Esquimalt in the four weeks preceding the 3rd November, 1945, there were 534 discharges for a daily average of 22-25 based1 on a six day week.

4. It is estimated the number of final discharges which will be granted in November, December, January, February and March are as follows: November, 12,000; December,

11,000; January, 11,000; February, 7,000; March, 7,000.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NAVY-DISCHARGES
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November 14, 1945