April 10, 1946

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


First report of special committee on revision of standing orders.-Mr. Speaker. Third report- of special committee on war expenditures and economies.-Mr. Isnor.


CANADIAN ARMY

STATEMENT RESPECTING ALLEGED DESERTER- REPEAL OF ORDER IN COUNCIL

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, the other day the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) raised a question concerning a deserter from the United States army, one McCloy, who was arrested in Winnipeg for

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return to the United States. At that time the hon. member asked if steps would be taken to see that such return was not made.

May I inform the house that the order in council under which these arrangements were entered into with the United States was repealed yesterday. Perhaps by way of explanation I might say that this order represented a consolidation of arrangements which had been in effect for some time following discussions between representatives of the United Slates and Canada, going back as far as 1940. We asked first that there might be an arrangement whereby our deserters would be returned to this country, and the United States later made a similar request to us. The fact is that such arrangements were carried out, although it was perhaps a bit uncertain as to just what the legal authority for them might be. All this culminated in the passing of the order in council, one which is now largely unnecessary. It was never intended that the order in council should cover such a case as the McClov case, and the case in question has served to emphasize that fact. Therefore the order in council was repealed yesterday.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


MOUNTED POLICE-PENSIONS-BENEFITS TO WIDOWS

CCF

Mr. PROBE:

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

1. What is the schedule of benefits to widows of commissioned officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and what is the basis on which contributions are made to the benefit fund?

2. What differences exist in respect to noncommissioned officers and constables on the one hand and commissioned officers on the other in

(a) the basis of contribution in the widows' benefit fund; (b) the amount of benefits payable? F

3. What is the amount of retirement pension for members of the R.C.M.P. for each rank of the services ?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

There is no schedule of benefits but under sections 52 and 54 of the R.C.M. Police Act the widow is eligible for a pension equal to one-half the pension to which her late husband would have been entitled, or was in receipt of immediately before his death. Commissioned officers of the force are -required under Section 49 of the act to contribute five per centum per annum of their pay.

2 (a). Non-commissioned officers and constables receive for themselves a free pension, but any of these members of the force who joined after October, 1934 must contribute five per cent per annum of their pay to the

widow's pension fund established 'by part IV of the R.C.M. Police Act. Other such members already in the force at that time had the right to elect whether they would contribute or not. In the case of officers they are required to contribute five per centum per annum of their pay under part II of the act, as already related in answer No. 1, above.

(b) The amount of benefits for officers' widows is already indicated in answer No. 1. The amount of benefits for non-commissioned, officers and constables depends upon how much each has contributed and for how long, and how much of an annuity such total amount is capable of purchasing. The actuaries of the department of insurance are requested to supply these details in each individual case.

3. Part II of the R.C.M. Police Act governs in the case of commissioned officers and part III in the case of non-commissioned officers and constables, according to length of service. An officer receives for each year of service an annual pension of one fiftieth of his total pay and allowances at the time of retirement, but not exceeding 70 per cent thereof, and a non-commisioned officer receives an annual pension not exceeding two-thirds of his total pay and allowances for the last year of his service. The amount in each case is governed by rank and length of service. It is calculated as follows:

(a) If he has completed ten but less than twenty-one years' service, one-fiftieth of his annual pay and allowances during the last year of his service for every year of service;

(b) If he has completed twenty-one -but less than twenty-five years' service, an annual sum equal to twenty-fiftieths of his annual pay and allowances. during the last year of his service, with an addition of two-fiftieths of such pay and allowances for every completed year of service above twenty years;

(c) If he has completed twenty-five years' service, an annual sum equal to thirty-fiftieths of his annual pay and allowances during the last year of his service with an addition of one-fiftieth of such pay and allowances for every completed year of service above twenty-five years; provided, that the pension shall not exceed two-thirds of such annual pay and allowances.

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Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-PENSIONS-BENEFITS TO WIDOWS
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KOYAI. CANADIAN NAVY-OFFICERS

PC

Mr. COCKERAM:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many officers, holding the following ranks, are now on the strength of the Royal Canadian Navy, at home and abroad (a) admiral;

(b) vice-admiral; (c) rear-admiral; (d) commodore: (e) captain.

2. How many of those officers have received promotion since V-J day?

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3. Who are they and what ranks do they now hold and what appointment do they now hold?

4. How many of these officers, in addition, have received promotion since December 1, 1945?

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

Liberal

1. (a) Admiral, none; (b) Vice-Admiral, 1;

(c) Rear-Admiral, 3; (d) Commodore, 5; (e) Captain, 35.

2. Ten.

3. Vice-Admiral H. E. Reid, C.B., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional as chief of naval staff and first naval member of the naval board.

Rear-Admiral H. T. W. Grant, C.B.E., D.S.O.. R.C.N. "Bytown" additional as deputy chief of naval staff, chief of naval administration and supply, and third naval member of the naval board.

Rear-Admiral C. R. H. Taylor, C.B.E., R.C.N. "Scotian" additional as commanding officer, Atlantic coast, and as superintendent, H.M.C. dockyard, Halifax, and east coast repairs.

Commodore P. W. Earl, CH.E., R.C.N. (Reserve). Former chief of naval personnel; now on special duty prior to retirement.

A/Commodore R. I. Agnew, O.B.E., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional for duty as N.M.C.S., Washington.

A/Commodore G. R. Miles, O.B.E., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional as chief of naval personnel and second naval member of the naval board.

A/Commodore (E) J. G. Knowlton. O.B.E., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional for duty as assistant chief of naval administration and supply.

A/Captain H. F. Pullen, O.B.E., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional as director of naval reserves.

A/Captain J. R. Mitchell, R.C.N. (Reserve). "Bytown" additional for duty with C.N.P. as director of officer personnel.

A/Captain (S) H. E. Hubbard, OJB.E., R.C.N. "Bytown" additional for duty as director of victualling.

4. One of these officers, Rear-Admiral H. T. W. Grant, was previously promoted to the rank of commodore, R.C.N. to date 1st January, 1946.

Note: These figures do not include officers who are now on retirement leave.

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HOUSING-DUNSDON PROPERTY NORTH OF BRANTFORD


Mr. CHARLTON; 1. How many houses are (a) completed; (b) under construction, on what was previously the Dunsdon property north of Brantford, under the Veterans Land Act? 2. How many different types of houses are there? 3. What is the complete cost per unit of each type to the government? 4 Have any of these houses been rented, sold or leased to the veterans and at what cost for each type? 5. If not, when will they be available and at what cost for each type?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Nil; (b) twenty.

2. Two. Bungalows and II storey. Eight different designs

3. Estimated total cost including land, services, roads, and houses:

Bungalows

Humphrey's No. 3 ' S6,009 22

Humphreys No. 4 5,709 22

Rule Wynn Rule No. 1 5,709 22

One and one-half Storey

Humphreys No. 1 6,509 22

Humphreys No. 2 6,209 22

Rule Wynn Rule No. 2 6,709 22

Van Norman No. 3 6,809 22

Moody and Moore No. 3 6,809 22

4. No.

5. About May 15. Cost to veteran not yet finally determined.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN PER FAMILY*

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Subtopic:   HOUSING-DUNSDON PROPERTY NORTH OF BRANTFORD
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Pierre Gauthier

Liberal

Mr. GAUTHIER (Portneuf):

What is the average number of children per family (a) in Canada; (b) by province?

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Subtopic:   HOUSING-DUNSDON PROPERTY NORTH OF BRANTFORD
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Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. CLAXTON:

(a) 2-35.

(b)

Prince Edward Island 2-54

Nova Scotia 2-39

New Brunswick 2-66

Quebec 2-82

Ontario 2-05

Manitoba 2-12

Saskatchewan 2-34

Alberta 2-22

British Columbia 1-92

Northwest Territories and Yukon 2-30

Note.-These figures are taken from the records of family allowance payments in March 1946 and show the averages for the children under 16 in respect of whom family allowances are paid.

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Subtopic:   HOUSING-DUNSDON PROPERTY NORTH OF BRANTFORD
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INVESTIGATION OF JAPANESE FISHERIES AND JAPANESE CANNING PLANTS

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Have any delegates been chosen to represent Canada in connection with the investigation of Japanese fisheries and Japanese fish canning plants by the United States?

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2. If so, what delegates have been chosen?

3. If not, what are the reasons for Canadian delegates not having been chosen?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Discussions are proceeding with the United States authorities with regard to Canadian participation in the investigation of Japanese fisheries. Pending the outcome of these discussions, no definite appointments have been made.

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Subtopic:   INVESTIGATION OF JAPANESE FISHERIES AND JAPANESE CANNING PLANTS
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*CANADTAN NAVY-LIEUTENANT FRANK B. LEE

April 10, 1946