April 17, 1946

VETERANS AFFAIRS-SASKATOON MILITARY HOSPITAL

CCF

Mr. KNIGHT:

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

1. Does the Department of Veterans Affairs operate a military hospital at the former No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon?

2. If so, does this hospital provide only care for convalescents?

3. Is other medical or surgical care provided?

4. How many beds are in use?

5. What is the number of patients?

6. Has any physiotherapeutic equipment been provided for this hospital from (a) war-assets equipment declared surplus; (b) any other source ?

' Mr. TUCKER:

1. The Department of Veterans Affairs operates a veterans' hospital at said premises.

2. No.

3. Yes.

4. Bed capacity at April 6, 1946: 148.

5. At April 6, 1946 : 93.

6. (a) yes; (b) yes.

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Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS-SASKATOON MILITARY HOSPITAL
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AIR TRANSPORT BOARD

PC

Mr. CASE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Who are the members of the air transport board?

2. Through which member of the board is the

postmaster general's department represented, or in what other manner is that department represented?

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT BOARD
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Robert Alexander Cecil Henry, chairman; Alan Ferrier, member; Joseph Pierre Romeo Vachon, member.

2. Not represented through any member nor in any other manner. The Postmaster General's department is, however, advised of any matters of direct concern to it.

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT BOARD
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STEEL PRICES-AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

PC

Mr. SENN:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are agricultural implements included in the list of basic iron and steel products on which the ceiling price is raised as announced by the finance minister on Tuesday. April 2?

2. If so, what increase is being allowed?

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Subtopic:   STEEL PRICES-AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No increase was allowed as of April 1st, the date on which the prices of other iron and steel products were permitted to increase.

2. An increase of 12^ per cent in the retail price of farm implements was permitted effective April 13, 1946.

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Subtopic:   STEEL PRICES-AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS
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NATIONAL REGISTRATION

CCF

Mr. THATCHER:

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

1. Are Canadians still compelled by law to carry registration cards?

2. If so, for what reason?

3. Have any prosecutions been made since January 1, 1946, because of failure to produce a registration card, and if so, how many?

4. How many people are still employed in the administration of national registration?

5. What is the total monthly cost to the government of employing these people?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes; all Canadians, sixteen years or age and over, are still required by law to carry national registration certificates when residing in Canada, except

(a) Cloistered nuns;

(b) Members of the naval, military and air forces of Canada on active service;

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(c) Persons confined in asylums for the insane or feeble-minded, or in penitentiaries or prisons;

(d) Inmates of institutions excepted by the chief registrar for Canada upon the recommendation of the registrar for the electoral district in which the institution is situated.

2. The principal reasons are:

(1) To assist the authorities in the rehabilitation of the large number of adults displaced by the exigencies of war.

(2) To assist the authorities in clearing up unfinished cases and investigations of desertions from the armed forces, defaults and delinquencies under the national resources mobilization regulations, the defence of Canada regulations and other wartime controls.

(3) So that the national registration records from which much information is still being supplied may be kept as up to date as possible.

3. Very few prosecutions have been made or instituted since January 1, 1946 for failure to produce a registration certificate. The exact total of such cases is not available as the provincial and municipal law enforcement authorities do not report all cases to the dominion authorities.

4. At March 31, 1946, there were 232 persons employed in the national registration branch, Department of Labour.

5. The total monthly cost to the government at present is approximately $30,000.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
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UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION-PERMANENT SITE

PC

Mr. LOCKHART:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any representations been made to the government or to any Canadian delegation to the united nations organization in connection with the choice of Navy island as a permanent site for the headquarters of the united nations organization?

2. If so, when and by whom were such representations made?

3. What steps were taken by the government or the Canadian delegation as aforesaid to ensure that the permanent site of the united nations headquarters would be in Canada?

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Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION-PERMANENT SITE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. A number of representations were made at different times. Some of these were verbal. Those of which there is a record include the following:

By Mr. J. E. Lawson, on July 31;

By Mr. Davis Duff and Mr. Arthur A. Schmon, October 4, 1945;

By Senator J. J. Bench, December 31;

By Mr. Chauncey J. Hamblin and Mr. John A. Williamson, December 18.

In addition Mr. E. J. Anderson, Mr. Roy H. Davis and Mr. Louis Blake Duff brought this matter to the attention of the Canadian government and the Canadian delegation in London on a number of occasions.

3. Action on the part of the Canadian government or any Canadian delegation to the united nations could not ensure that the permanent site for the headquarters of the uhited nations would be in Canada.

However, everything that could appropriately be done was done to ensure that the united nations should be aware of possible Canadian sites when giving consideration to the location of the permanent headquarters of the united nations. Representations concerning Navy island and other Canadian cities and localities were brought to the attention of the preparatory commission of the united nations. The preparatory commission circulated a list to delegations of possible sites, which included Navy island and other sites in Canada.

The preparatory commission decided that the permanent headquarters of the united nations should be located in the eastern part of the United States of America. A committee to make recommendations on the permanent site of the united nations was set up by the preparatory commission, and this committee sent an inspection group to the United States, with its terms of reference limited to specified areas around New York and Boston. The Canadian government made representations both in London and Washington with a view to having the united nations inspection group examine sites on the international boundary of the Niagara river.

The attitude of the Canadian government, like that of other member governments of the united nations, including the United States government, was that the choice of a permanent site was a matter for collective decision in the broad interests of the united nations.

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RAILWAY GRADE SEPARATION

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

For the period of the war, by years, what sums of money have been spent by each of the provinces on railway grade separation in Canada?

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Subtopic:   RAILWAY GRADE SEPARATION
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

In this question the hon. member for Broadview asks what sums of money have been spent by each of the provinces on railway grade separation in Canada during the war years. The only jurisdiction over this subject matter is that of the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada, and they do not keep separate accounts for the provinces. They have an accurate account of

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the moneys spent by the dominion, and I could put that on the record. But as the question stands I have no way of answering it, and I would suggest that if the hon. member were to communicate with the provinces he would get from them information as to the moneys they have spent on grade separations.

Question dropped.

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Subtopic:   RAILWAY GRADE SEPARATION
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VETERANS LAND ACT-QUEENS COUNTY, P.E.I.

PC

Mr. McLURE:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many farms have been purchased in Queen's, county, Prince Edward Island, under the Veterans Land Act?

2. Where are these farms located and from whom purchased?

3. What acreage in each farm and what price was paid for each?

4. How many veterans are now established on farms in Queen's county?

5. Who are the officers in charge of Veterans Land Act in Queen's county, Prince Edward Island?

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Subtopic:   VETERANS LAND ACT-QUEENS COUNTY, P.E.I.
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LIB

Walter Adam Tucker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. TUCKER:

The same observations

would apply in regard to this question as in regard to the question of the hon. member for Leeds (Mr. Webb). I have spoken to the hon. member who asks this question, and he is satisfied that the third part should not be answered. Subject to that, the question is answered as follows:

1, 2, and 3.

Farms Purchased in Queen's County, Prince Edward Island, per Head Office Records, 13th April, 1946.

Location-Vendor-Acreage

At Kingston in Lot 31, Leonard Willis, 73.

At Union Road, Beecher Bryenton, 146.

At Appin Road, Samuel Condon, 130.

At Marshfield, Herbert C. Nelson, 6SJ.

At Dunstaffnage, Twp. 35, Robert E. Connelly, 105.

At Mount Stewart, Twp. 37, Stewart Mac-Eachern, 152. ,

At North River, Hugh M. Walker, 74.

At Union Road, Lot 33, George H. Newman, 98.

At Winsloe, Lot 33, Harold Prowse, 87.

At Sea View, Edwin Donald, 85.5.

At Springvale, Lot 32, Lome Coles, 53.

At Stanley Bridge, Twp. 22, A. E. Fyfe, 75.

At Westmoreland, William MacVittie, 101.

At Little York, Twp, 34, Lester Keizer, 69.

At Clinton, Lot 20, G. E. Woodside, 85.

At North Rustico, Lot 24, J. E. Bulman, 98-|

At Inkerman, Lot 29, A. W. Newson, 100.

At Nine Mile Creek, Lot 65, R. H. Lowther, 100.

At Stanhope, Lot 34, W. H. Ross, 60.

At Eldon, Lot 57, G. A. Davies, 100.

At Avondale, Lot 49, E. A. Curran, 100.

At Park Corner, Lot 21, R. C. Episcopal Corp., 71.

At Canoe Cove, Twp. 65, F. MacDougall, 50

At Mount Albion, Lot 48, S.S.B., 76;

At Summerfield, Twp. 67, Mrs. W. F. Curley, 62.

At DeSable, J. D. McFarlane, 133.

At Cherry Valley, Twp. 50, Geo. and Wm. Hayden, 153.

At Alberry Plains, Twp. 50, P. Cairns, -75.

At Nine Mile Creek, Lot 65, N. MacDonald,

102.

At Cherry Valley, Lot or Twp. 50, Trueman Jenkins, 96.

At Suffolk, Twp. 34, W. S. MacArthur, 118.

At Suffolk, F. W. Godfrey, 97.

At Vernon River, Lot 50, Owen Doherty 58.

At Brookfield, Lots 23 and 24, P. A. Horne, 94.

At Rusticoville, L. Gallan, 50.

At Mayfield, Twp. 23, Lemuel Wyand, 82.

At New London, Rutherford Cotton, 95.

At Flat River, Twp. or Lot 60, and Twp. 48, R. A. Mackenzie, 100.

At Wheatley River, Lot 24, Emile Dulong,

48.

At West Covehead, Lot 34, Mrs. B. MacMillan, 114. -

At Loyalist Road, Russell Proude, 45.

At Tracadie Cross, Lot 36, D. B. MacDonald, 100.

At Rusticoville, L. F. Gallant, 47.

At Hunter River, Lot 22, A. B. Bagnall, 122.

No. 35 Dunstaffnage School Dist., B. McMillan, 101.

No. 35 Dunstaffnage School Dist., Wm. and Daniel O'Connell, 80.

Near Fredericton, Lot 67 and 21, H. Buchanan, 97.

Union Road, Lot 33, G. E. MacKinnon, 104.

DeSable, Lot 29, D. C. McLean, 100.

Glen Valle3r, Lot 67, H. MacPherson, 205.

Cavendish S.D. 163, Lots 22 and 23, B. Graham, 135.

Bonshaw, Lot 30, G. MacLeod, 80.

Lundale, Lot 57, N. W. MacDonald, 90.

Canoe Cove, J. A. Maclean, 100.

Bonshaw, Lot 30, Wm. Gillis, 100.

Mayfield, Lot 23, DeWitt Brown, 52.

Shamrock, Lot 67, D. D. McDonald, 100.

Cornwall, Lot 31, H. Howard, 50.

Clyde River, Lot 31, W. Boyle, 77.

Argyle Shore, Lot 30, J. G. Inman, 50.

Springton, K. MacLeod estate, 100.

Near Newton Cross, Lot 57, W. D. and Euphemia Gillis, 91.

Wheatley River, J. L. Matheson, 100.

Canoe Cove, R. McNevin, 100.

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At Long River, Lot 20, D. F. Paynter, 65.

At Belfast, Lot 58, C. Panton, 100.

At Rose Valley, R. M. Gamble, 200.

At Frenehfort, Lot 35, J. C. Owen, 140.

At West Valleyfield, Lot 57, J. J. MacPher-son, 80.

At Little Sands, H. Bonnell, 55.

At Kingston, Twp. 31, Derril White, 74J.

At New London, P. Johnstone, 43.

4. Forty-three of the above properties have been disposed of to veterans.

5. Mr. E. W. Campbell, Regional Supervisor, Charlottetown.

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Subtopic:   VETERANS LAND ACT-QUEENS COUNTY, P.E.I.
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April 17, 1946