May 15, 1946

LIB

Mr. MAYHEW: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Charles William Brazier.

2. 36.

3. No.

4. Since this is a purely temporary position, replacement of the present incumbent, who has served in a senior position since the establishment of the price ceiling, is not contemplated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD- BRITISH COLUMBIA
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SWANSON LUMBER COMPANY, B.C.-GERMAN PRISONERS OP WAR

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Are German prisoners of war employed by the Swanson Lumber Company at its sawmill near Clearwater, British Columbia?

2. If so, how many prisoners of war are employed at this mill?

3. What wages are they paid?

4. Are workers other than prisoners of war employed at the sawmill?

5. Are lumber workers available in the district and was any attempt made to find such workers before the prisoners of war were employed ?

6. What is the basic wage rate for lumber workers in this part of British Columbia?

7. Were the prisoners of war engaged directly by the Swanson Lumber Company or through a contractor?

8. If through a contractor, what is his name and how much is he paid for each prisoner of war supplied to the above company?

Mr. MITCHELL;

1. Yes.

2. 91.

3. Prisoners of war are not paid wages. They are given a credit of 50 cents per day and from this credit they may obtain tobacco and other specified articles which are charged against such credit. Any balance standing to their credit will be given them on their return to their homes. The employer pays an amount equal to the value of the work accomplished and, in addition, certain travelling expenses and medical care and part of the cost of board and care of the guards. The amount paid in cash to the government is worked out

Questions

bo that the labour cost to the employer will uot be any less than would ordinarily be the case.

4. Yes.

5. In accordance with departmental policy, prisoners of war are not made available to the employer until the department is satisfied that civilian labour is not available. The employment service has not been able to provide civilian replacements to this employer for the prisoner-of-war labour up to the present time but orders for this purpose are on file with the employment service and prisoners will be withdrawn as and when civilian labour is available.

6. Minimum labourers' rate-55 cents per hour.

7. Directly by the Swanson Lumber Company, Limited.

8. See answer to No. 7.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SWANSON LUMBER COMPANY, B.C.-GERMAN PRISONERS OP WAR
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CANADIAN REPRESENTATION AT THE VATICAN


Mr. LaCROIX: 1. Has the government received a resolution passed by the Quebec legislative assembly, recommending the appointment of a Canadian representative to the Vatican? 2. If so, has the government taken any action concerning such appointment? Mr. ST. LAURENT: 1. No. 2. Answered by 1.


RADIO BROADCASTING-"THE PEOPLE ASK"

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

What does it cost the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast "The People Ask." over C.B.C. stations and privately-owned stations ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-"THE PEOPLE ASK"
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

There is no direct cost to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in broadcasting "The People Ask", but the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation provides time on its stations for broadcasting the transcriptions of this programme. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has nothing to do with the broadcasting of this programme by privately-owned stations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-"THE PEOPLE ASK"
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PROPERTY OF FRENCH NATIONALS IN CANADA

BPC

Mr. HAMEL:

Bloc populaire canadien

1. Has an agreement been signed or have notes been exchanged between the Canadian and French governments as to property situate in Canada belonging to French nationals?

2. If so, what are the terms of such agreement or notes?

3. What is the value of the property of French nationals administered by the custodian?

4. Since what date has this property been in the hands of the custodian, and when will same be handed back to its owners?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The documents mentioned in the first part of the question were tabled yesterday and they will answer 1 and 2. As to 3 and 4, I would ask that they be made an order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PROPERTY OF FRENCH NATIONALS IN CANADA
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Parts 1 and 2 answered; parts 3 and 4, order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PROPERTY OF FRENCH NATIONALS IN CANADA
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RADIO BROADCASTING-"JOHNNY HOME SHOW"

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

What is the Canadian Broadcasting share of the cost of producing and broadcasting the "Johnny Home Show?"

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-"JOHNNY HOME SHOW"
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

There has been no direct cost to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in producing and broadcasting the "Johnny Home Show". The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation supplies part of the time of a staff producer, and station and network facilities.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-"JOHNNY HOME SHOW"
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WAR ASSETS

MACHINES FOR EXCAVATION OR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES

PC

Mr. MURPHY:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government or the War Assets Corporation sold any new machines for excavation or construction purposes such as gas shovels, bull-dozers, etc., to General Supply Company of Canada. Limited, Ottawa, Ontario?

2. If so, what did these machines cost the government and for what price -were they sold to the General Supply Company of Canada, Limited?

3. Has the government or the War Assets Corporation sold any used machines for excavation or construction purposes such as gas shovels, bull-dozers, etc., to General Supply Company of . Canada, Limited, Ottawa, Ontario?

4. If so, what did these machines cost the government and for what price were they sold to the General Supply Company of Canada, Limited ?

Topic:   WAR ASSETS
Subtopic:   MACHINES FOR EXCAVATION OR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Return tabled.

Topic:   WAR ASSETS
Subtopic:   MACHINES FOR EXCAVATION OR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES
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VETERANS LAND ACT-PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE ACT-REGINA DISTRICT

May 15, 1946