March 28, 1946

PC

Mr. MERRITT:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many applications for admission to Canada as immigrants have been received by the Department of Mines and Resources since the termination of hostilities in Europe and up to the 1st March, 1946, classifying them by nationalities ?

2. How many persons have been admitted, to Canada as immigrants during the said period, classifying them by nationalities?

3. How many persons have been refused admission on application, other than for_ cause in *the particular case, during the said period?

4. (a) In the case of those mentioned in question 3, was any indication given them, that at some future date their applications would be *reconsidered? (b) If so, what was the nature of such indication?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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LIB

Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Information not available. No statistical record is kept of applications filed for the admission of immigrants.

2. 14,367 immigrants were admitted to Canada from June 1, 1945, to January 31, 1946. Their classification by nationality is as follows: Belgian, 10; British, 8,552; Cuban, 1; Czecho-Slovakian, 46; Danish, 10; Esthonian, 5; Finnish, 2; French, 22; German, 753; Greek, 8; Hungarian, 28; Icelandic, 6; Italian, 12; Jugo-Slavian, 13; Latvian, 1; Mexican, 18; Netherlands, 12; Norwegian, 67; Polish, 557; Portuguese, 1; Roumanian, 12; Russian, 6; South American, 1; Spanish, 4; Swedish, 4; Swiss, 8; Turkish, 2; U.S. Citizen, 4,206.

The majority of immigrants recorded above as of continental European nationalities were refugees granted entry to Canada as nonimmigrants during the war and subsequently given permanent status. The figures for February, 1946, are not yet available.

3. Answered by number 1.

4. Only in cases where circumstances indicate some further consideration might be warranted at a later date are applicants so informed,

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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RADIO BROADCASTING-RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES

PC

Mr. BRUCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is Raymond Arthur Davies in the employ of tihe C.B.C.? If so, in what capacity and at what remuneration?

2. Did he at any time act as news commentator from Moscow for the C.B.C., and was this news broadcast oyer the C.B.C. in its news roundup ?

3. If so, for what period and how much did the C.B.C. pay him for this service?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

These are matters relating to the broadcasting service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for which the Corporation is responsible and regarding which it is not subject to government control. Such questions can be taken up very appropriately in a parliamentary committee on broadcasting.

The corporation has advised:

1. Raymond Arthur Davies is not and has not been in the employ of the CBC.

2. He went to Russia as a free lance reporter. He cabled despatches to the CBC and some were used in News Roundup.

3. His dispatches were received between January 20 and October 28, 1944, and between March 25 and September 30, 1945. He was paid at usual rates for such work.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES
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PENITENTIARIES-BORSTAL INSTITUTION

CCF

Eric Bowness McKay

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

Mr. McKAY:

What steps have been taken by the government to call a conference of dominion-provin-ciial officials far the purpose of establishing a Borstal institution in the dominion os recommended by the Royal Commission of 193S investigating the penal system?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

Steps are being taken to appoint a commissioner, as authorized by section 4A of the Penitentiary Act 1939, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 28 of the statutes of .1945, second session, who will consult provincial officials, as indicated in Hansard of December 12, 1945, at pages 3347 and 3348.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES-BORSTAL INSTITUTION
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WAR ASSETS-SALES TO SPAIN

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Have surplus war assets been sold to the government of Spain or to any organization, corporation or person in Spain?

2. If so, wbat is the nature, quantity and value of the goods sold.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-SALES TO SPAIN
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-SALES TO SPAIN
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SASKATCHEWAN LANDING TRAFFIC BRIDGE

CCF

Mr. BENTLEY:

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

1. Has the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply received a definite offer of assistance for the building of >a traffic bridge on the South Saskatchewan river at or near Saskatchewan Landing?

2. If so, wbat was the offer, .and has it been

considered ?

3. Wbat steps, if any, have been taken by the government to implement the construction of this bridge?

Questions

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN LANDING TRAFFIC BRIDGE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Last December, a request for assistance was received from the Saskatchewan government.

2. The federal government was requested to bear fifty per cent of the cost of construction. Consideration of assistance has been deferred pending satisfactory settlement of financial arrangements between the dominion and the provinces, now before the dominion-provincial conference.

3. Answered by 2.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN LANDING TRAFFIC BRIDGE
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INTERNMENT OF W. F. KUGLER

CCF

Mr. BENTLEY:

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

1. Was one W. F. Kugler, of Leader. Saskatchewan, interned during the war period?

2. If so, for what reason o.r reasons?

3. What was the date of his apprehension?

4. When was he released?

5. Were any conditions attached to his release? If so, what were those conditions?

6. Have any reports been made on the activities of the said W. F. Kugler since his release from internment?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Yes.

2. To prevent him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the public safety or the safety of the State.

3. 4th September, 1939.

4. 17th November, 1944.

5. Yes.

Conditions of release:

"1. That he do not return to his former home at Leader, Saskatchewan, or its environs;

2. That he report once a month to the R.C.M. Police, or, if there be no officer of that Force within a reasonable distance, to such conveniently located person as the R.C.M. Police may designate;

3. That he do not change his place of residence without first reporting to the R.C.M. Police or to such person as they may designate.

4. That he do not journey from the city or other place in which he may be living without first reporting the details and purpose of his proposed trip to the R.C.M. Police, and that, if so required by the said R.C.M. Police, he report at his destination or destinations to such police as the R.C.M. Police may designate;

5. That, short of joining the armed services and working in munitions plants, he do everything reasonably possible to assist in Canada's war effort, and that he do or say nothing that might in any way detract from the war effort of Canada or its allies, or that might in any way assist or encourage any enemy of Canada or its allies;

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6. That he obey all laws and regulations, including those relating to national selective service, and have nothing to do with any forbidden club or organization;

7. That he sign an undertaking to abide by all of the above conditions."

6. No.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   INTERNMENT OF W. F. KUGLER
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JAPANESE REPARATIONS

PC

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the governemt of Canada collected from or will it collect from Japan, expenses incurred by said government because of Japan's war on and against the allied nations?

2. Will said government collect from Japan expenses incurred by it in repatriating Canadian civilians taken prisoner and kept in concentration camps by Japan until rescued by the armies of the allied nations?

3. Pending such collection from Japan, is the government of Canada demanding from Canadian civilians so rescued and repatriated payment of the expense of repatriating them?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   JAPANESE REPARATIONS
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. (a) No; (b) No international agreement has yet been reached on the subject of reparations payable by Japan.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Yes.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   JAPANESE REPARATIONS
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WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-NORTH VANCOUVER

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Vancouver North):

Liberal

1. What was the cost of (a) land; (b) buildings; (c) furnishings, of the two staff houses of Wartime Housing Limited in Nprth Vancouver?

2. What is the total accommodation of these two staff houses?

3. How much of this accommodation was vacant on March 1, 1946?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-NORTH VANCOUVER
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March 28, 1946