March 28, 1946

POSTAGE RATES-CANADA-UNITED KINGDOM

PC

Mr. BRUCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. In view of the food shortage in the United Kingdom, will the Postmaster General facilitate and encourage the sending of parcels by Canadians to friends and relatives there by (a) reducing the postage to the same rate as was charged for parcels to members of the armed forces during the war; (b) speeding up the time taken in transit at the present time?

2. Will he take the necessary steps to shorten the time for iair mail .letters to the United, Kingdom ?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   POSTAGE RATES-CANADA-UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

Some days

ago I made a statement which is an answer to the first question. As to the second question, the answer is in the affirmative; and from the 1st of February to the 15th of March there have been flights overseas none of which have taken place at intervals of more than three days and no trips have taken more than two days.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   POSTAGE RATES-CANADA-UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Answered.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   POSTAGE RATES-CANADA-UNITED KINGDOM
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MOOSE JAW ELEVATOR

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. Have any employees been laid off recently at the government elevator in Moose Jaw?

2. If so, how many, and what was the reason for the lay-off?

3. What .amount of grain is being stored .at the government elevator in Moose Jaw ait the present time?

4. Is it expected that this amount will increase or decrease in the near future?

Questions

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   MOOSE JAW ELEVATOR
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Eight. Decrease in volume of work to be done.

3. As at March 21, 1946: Grain, 1,465,667-00 bu; Sunflower seed, 3,478,245 lbs.

4. It is anticipated that stocks will decrease rather than increase in the near future.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   MOOSE JAW ELEVATOR
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WAR ASSETS-FARM VEHICLES

PC

Mr. PEARKES:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the policy, whereby vehicles which have been declared surplus to War Assets Corporation, were sold to farmers in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, been discontinued?

2. If so, when and for what reason?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-FARM VEHICLES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The policy was suspended for a period pending negotiations with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Discussions now in progress will, it is hoped, result in a resumption of such sales.

2. Answered by 1.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-FARM VEHICLES
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MANITOBA FOREST RESERVES

CCF

Mr. MOORE:

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

1. Are there any forest reserves in the province of Manitoba, other than those in the Riding Mountain National Park, under federal jurisdiction?

2. If so, where are they located?

3. Who owns or leases them?

4. What is the expiry date of such leases?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   MANITOBA FOREST RESERVES
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LIB

Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not applicable.

4. Not applicable.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   MANITOBA FOREST RESERVES
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BUILDING MATERIALS-THEATRES

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. Have any permits been granted for construction materials for the erection of theatres in Canada during 1946? If so, how many?

2. What department of the government granted priorities for building materials for the erection of these theatres?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   BUILDING MATERIALS-THEATRES
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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:   BUILDING MATERIALS-THEATRES
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EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS-OWNERSHIP OF REAL ESTATE

PC

Mr. BRUCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government any control over the ownership of real estate by a foreign embassy or legation?

IMr. Thatcher.]

2. If so, how many houses have UI3.S.R. acquired by (a) rental; (b) purchase, and (c) from whom-since their embassy was established in Ottawa?

3. What is the total personnel attached to and employed by the U.'S.S.R. in Canada?

4. Has the U.S.S.R. got consulates in other cities in Canada and, if so (a) how many; (b) where situated, and (c) the number of personnel in each place?

5. How many (a) houses, and (b) personnel have the following embassies in Ottawa: French, Belgian, United States, respectively?

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS-OWNERSHIP OF REAL ESTATE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. (a) no information; (b) three; (c) one was purchased from the government of Canada and two from private persons.

3. Eighty-six, including those mentioned in 4.

4. Yes (a) one; (b) Halifax; (c) six.

5. (a) The French government owns two properties in Ottawa the Belgian government, ope, the United'States government, one; (b) French embassy, thirty-six (including 16 Canadians); Belgian embassy, twelve (including 5 Canadians); United States, eighty-eight (including 33 Canadians).

These figures do not include consular personnel outside of Ottawa nor non-diplomatic personnel attached to separate purchasing or information offices.

Topic:   BUTTER STORAGE AND SUPPLY, MONTREAL AREA
Subtopic:   EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS-OWNERSHIP OF REAL ESTATE
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VETERANS LAND ACT-FRASER VALLEY

March 28, 1946