May 16, 1946

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. How many persons were receiving unemployment insurance benefits as at January 31, 1946?

2. What were the new claims for each month, February, March and April, 1946?

3. How many persons were receiving unemployment insurance benefits as at April 30, 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. 145,952.

2. February, 1946, 53,331; March, 1946,

49,467; April, 1946, not available.

Questions

3. April 1946, figures are not available. At March 31, 1946, the number receiving unemployment insurance benefits was 154,820.

Mr. MaeINNIS:

1. What was the total amount in the Unemployment Insurance Fund as at December 31, 1945?

2. How much was put into the fund for the first four months of 1946 by (a) employers; (b) employees; (c) government?

3. What was the amount paid out in benefits during the first four months of 1946?

4. What was the amount of the fund as of April 30, 1946?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. $315,937,572.37.

2. These figures are for the first three months

of 1946 only; April figures not available, (a) $7,366,543.21; (b) $8,752,807.37; (c)

$3,223,870.12. .

3. This figure for first three months of 1946 only: $17,595,590.51.

4. $319,369,134.33. (Of this amount $1,683,931.77 is interest.) This figure to March 31, 1946, only.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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CABWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS ENTRIES

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. What was the number of entries registered through the customs port at Carway, Alberta, for the years 1930 to the present time?

2. What was the number of exits through this

port for the years 1930 to the present time?

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Subtopic:   CABWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS ENTRIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

1. Number of

Year Import entries

1930 to 1937

1938 131

1939 142

1940 264

1941 147

1942 61

1943 85

1944 73

1945 51

2. Number of

Year Export entries

1930 to 1937 Not available

1938 93

1939 58

1940 66

1941 ; 53

1942 53

1943 56

1944 28

1945 25

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CABWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS ENTRIES
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CHIEF MOUNTAIN WATEBTON HIGHWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS PORT

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. Is the customs port on the Chief Mountain Waterton highway in Alberta open at the present time? If not, when was it closed?

2. What was the number of entries registered through this port for each of the years 1930 to the present time?

3. What was the number of exits through this port for each of the years 1930 to the present, time?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CHIEF MOUNTAIN WATEBTON HIGHWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS PORT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No. September 15, 1943.

2.

Year

1930 to 1937

1938

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

Number of Import entries .Not available . 50

. 88

. 272

. 122

. 50

. 12

. 13

3.

Year

1930 to 1937

1938

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

Number of Export entries .Not available . 3

. 0

. 3

. 2

. 0

. 0

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CHIEF MOUNTAIN WATEBTON HIGHWAY, ALTA., CUSTOMS PORT
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PRISONERS OF WAR ON FARMS

PC

Mr. BOUCHER:

Progressive Conservative

1. What salary, wages or other compensation are farmers required to pay for the services of prisoners of war working on farms?

2. How much of such compensation is payable directly to the prisoner by his employer?

3. How much of such compensation is held back for the credit of the prisoner of war to be given him at a later date?

4. When is such hold-back given to the prisoner of war?

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR ON FARMS
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. At present time $50 per month plus board and lodging, or $1.75 per day for broken periods of less than one month's employment plus board and lodging, payable to the Department of Labour. This rate has been established in Ontario, with the approval of the dominion-provincial farm labour committee, and is also in effect in other provinces.

2 and 3. The Department of Labour pays prisoners of war at the rate of 50 cents per working day. This amount is credited to the prisoner's individual account, which is carried

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by the Department of National Defence, less such portion thereof as is spent by the prisoner on purchase of canteen supplies.

4. By transfer of funds upon evacuation from Canada.

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR ON FARMS
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GENTLEMAN USHER OP THE BLACK ROD

PC

Robert Earle Drope

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DROPE:

Who is the present holder of the position, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod?

Mr. ILSLEY": The position has been vacant since 1st of April, 1946.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GENTLEMAN USHER OP THE BLACK ROD
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS

SC

Mr. QUELCH:

Social Credit

1. How many of the 3,800 soldier settlers classified in grades 3 and 4 as at March 31, 1942, have had their debts adjusted under P.C. 10472?

2. How many of the above failed to make an application under this order?

3. How many of those, whose debts were adjusted, had their debts reduced to the point where they had an equity in their land of (a) over 30 per cent; (b) over 15 per cent; (c) under 15 per cent, based upon 1941-42 values?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS
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GOVERNMENT PROPERTY DESTROYED BY FIRE

PC

Mr. WEBB:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total value of government property destroyed bv fire in the following years: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945?

2. How were these losses divided as to (a) army; (b) navy; (c) air force; (d) crown companies; (e) property owned by the crown in the custody of others; (f) other government property ?

3. Were they covered by insurance?

4. If so, what were the total recoveries made from insurers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PROPERTY DESTROYED BY FIRE
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May 16, 1946