April 1, 1946

HOSPITALIZATION OF EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL- DEFECTS OF SPEECH

CCF

Mr. WRIGHT:

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

1. Is any training given at Christie Street hospital or Scarboro Hall for servicemen and women wh-o suffer from nervous defects of speech and stuttering?

2. If so. when was this training first initiated and on whose authority?

3. (a) What methods are used; (b) how long

does the training continue in each case; (c) by whom were these methods prepared; (d) are insulin injections given stutterers at Scarboro Hall? If so, in what amounts and for how long a period ? *

4. Since this project was initiated (a) how many stutterers have enrolled to date; (b) how many have been discharged as corrected; '(e) what is the average length of time required for the course of training?

5. What are the names and salaries of the persons employed in the training of stutterers, and for what period of time has each of these people been employed?

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2.0ctober, 1944; under the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs Act.

3. (a) Speech training classes; (b) duration varies according to the nature and length of standing of the condition, of which the speech defect is one of the signs; (c) by the medical service of the Department of Veterans Affairs which follows accepted methods of treatment; (d) not directly for stuttering, although in some cases stutterers have received insulin injections in the course of treatment of their general condition. The amounts given and the duration of such treatment vary according to the nature of the condition being treated.

4. (a) Forty-eight cases with functional speech defects, in which are included stutterers, have been treated by speech therapy since October, 1944; (b) forty have improved to the point where speech therapy was discontinued; (c) in functional cases, six weeks.

5. Miss Margaret Christie McCurdy is the speech therapist and cerebral re-educationalist. Monthly salary: $175 plus $3.51 cost of living: bonus. Employed by the Department at Ste.. Annes Hospital, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.,. on April 3, 1945; transferred to Christie St. Hospital, Toronto, on September 14, 1945.

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INCOME TAX-CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CCF

Frank Eric Jaenicke

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

Mr. JAENICKE:

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Taxpayers refusing to file returns or pay tax on consitutional grounds have not been segregated from those who refused or neglected to comply with the Income War Tax Act for other reasons.

3. Actions are continually instituted against persons who fail to file the required returns under the provisions of sections 41 and 79 of of the Income War Tax Act and proceedings to obtain payment of the tax are continually taken under part IX of the Income War Tax Act against those who refuse or neglect to pay their tax.

4. Actions taken as described in 3 above have never been successfully defended on constitutional grounds.

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Questions

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INCOME TAX-$2,500 AND UNDER

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

What amount was received by the government, during the last five fiscal years, from taxes on incomes of $2,500 and less?

Mr. MoCANN: Statistics of taxes received by fiscal years are not maintained by income levels of the individual taxpayers. Statistical estimates projected on the basis of assessments levied provide the following information for the undernoted five calendar

years.

Estimated total Calendar tax payable by

year individualshaving

incomes of $2,500 or less

1945 $248,000,000

1944 308,000,000 (D

1943 350,000,000(2)

1942

160,000,000 (3)1941

100,000,000 (4)

(!) Including $48,000,000 refundable to the taxpayers.

(2) Including $100,000,000 refundable to the taxpayers.

(3) Including $43,700,000 refundable * to the taxpayers.

(4) Consisting of $40,000,000 general income tax and $60,000,000 National defence tax; no portion of this amount is refundable.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS-HOUSING-ONTARIO

PC

Mr. STEPHENSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. When will the four houses being constructed under the Department of Veterans Affairs, small holdings, on No. 2 highway about two miles east of Bowmanville, Ontario, be completed ?

2. Have any of these houses been sold yet?

3. If so, to whom and at what price?

4. Who is the district officer in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs, small holdings, in the Bowmanville district?

5. Where is his office located?

6. What are the boundaries of this district?

7. How many inspectors are employed to inspect these houses while under construction?

8. What are their names, their duties and salaries?

9. When will the houses now under construction at Welcome, Ontario, be completed?

10. Have any, as yet, been sold and how many houses will be built on this location?

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Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS-HOUSING-ONTARIO
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Although certain outside work remains to be done these houses are about ready for immediate occupation.

2. No, but negotiations are under way.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Mr. E. R. Donaldson, regional supervisor. rMr. McCann.]

5. Dominion public building, Campbellford, Ont.

6. Region is comprised of counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, Victoria and Durham.

7. One.

8. Daniel MacQuistan, building inspector. $175. per month.

9. About June 1, 1946.

10. None sold yet. Present programme calls for completion of four houses on this location.

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SUBSIDIES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

CCF

Mr. WRIGHT:

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

1. What subsidies being paid on agricultural products produced in Canada as -at January 1, 1946, have been subsequently discontinued?

2. What is the present floor price, if any, on these products?

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Subsidies paid on vegetables for canning will not be'paid in 1946.

2. There are no floor prices on these products

other than minimum prices fixed by some of the provinces. -

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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WAR ASSETS-DEBERT HUTS

PC

Mr. STANFIELD:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many huts aj Debert camp have been turned over to War Assets Corporation?

2. What was the amount and value of (a) lumber: (b) other materials, salvaged by War Assets Corporation from these huts?

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Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-DEBERT HUTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. None.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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WARTIME HOUSING-CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, 1942-45

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Mr. BRUCE:

1. How many housing units were ibuilt by Wartime Housing in the years 1942-43-44-45?

2. What has been the cost of maintenance on such houses in each of above years?

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, 1942-45
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

1: - UnitsIn calendar year 1942

7,629In calendar year 1943

6,121In calendar year 1944

1,805In calendar year 1945

1,6182. Prior to April 1944 costs were not kept separate as between maintenance of houses and staff-houses.

Fiscal year 1944-45, $525,066.00; April 1945 to Feb. 28, 1946, $910,983.00.

Note: Higher cost of maintenance in 1945-46 is due in great part to expenditures on external painting.

Questions

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, 1942-45
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April 1, 1946