June 26, 1946

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Government House

Ottawa, June 26, 1946.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that the Hon. Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of of Canada, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber on Thursday, June 27, at 5.50 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira,

Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

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ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

DISCOVERY OF LIBERATOR BOMBER LOST IN 1943-REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT

LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

Hon. COLIN GIBSON (Minister of National Defence for Air):

I should like to make a statement concerning an article which ap-

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peared in the Montreal Herald yesterday morning with a front page headline which said: "Bodies Looted in Air Crash."

Yesterday I arranged a press conference at 10.30 a.m., at which the search party which had just returned from the scene of the crash gave full details to the press as to what they had found. Squadron Leader Cobb, the leader of the party, denied the reports that the wreck had been looted, and said he was positive that he and his party were the first to reach the wreck. In spite of that statement last night the Evening Citizen published on the front page a report from the Montreal Herald, and beside it the accurate report from the press conference. The heading for both articles was "Bodies Looted After Crash," followed by a question mark. I do not want to give my opinion of this type of journalism, but I must say it appears to me that the feelings of the relatives of those who lost their lives received little consideration.

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Subtopic:   DISCOVERY OF LIBERATOR BOMBER LOST IN 1943-REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


MALTON AIRCRAFT FACTORY

PC

Mr. McGREGOR:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total dominion government outlay on account of Malton airplane factory?

2. What types of planes and how many planes were built at the said factory?

3. What was the total cost of such planes?

4. How many have since been disposed of and how much has been realized from the sales?

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Subtopic:   MALTON AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. $7,243,410.75.

2. 197 Lysander aircraft; 422 Lancaster bomber aircraft; 8 Lancaster transport aircraft; 1 York transport aircraft; 736 Avro Anson aircraft; total-1364. (Together with spare parts).

3. *153,681,723.67.

4. All aircraft produced were delivered on completion to the R.A.E., R.C.A.F. or T.C.A. at cost.

workmen's COMPENSATION-WINDOW CLEANERS

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Subtopic:   MALTON AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. Are employees of the Public Works Department obliged to protect themselves when employed at dangerous tasks, and if so, what are the regulations respecting the same?

2. What are the regulations governing window cleaners at work on the outside of buildings?

3. Are belts provided for these workers to prevent them from falling, if so, at whose expense?

4. Are there any schemes of accident insurance for these workers beyond those offered by regular insurance companies?

5. Does workmen's compensation apply to these workers in provinces where there are workmen's compensation laws?

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Subtopic:   MALTON AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Employees of the Department of Public

Works, when employed at dangerous work, are required to use safety equipment which is provided by the department where considered necessary. ' - .

2. Window cleaners are provided with suitable safety equipment when at work on outside of buildings.

3. The Department of Public Works provides belts for window cleaners employed by them. When work is done by contract the contractor is required to provide suitable safety equipment for his workmen.

4. No.

5. Yes.

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Subtopic:   MALTON AIRCRAFT FACTORY
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R.C.A.F. BENEVOLENT FUND

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. What w-as the amount of the Royal Canadian Air Force benevolent fund as at (1) September 1, 1939; (2) May 31, 1946?

2. What plans have been completed for disposition of the fund?

3. How much of this fund has been used for travelling or other expenses of benevolent fund officials or other persons?

4. What officials have received amounts exceeding $100 in expenses from this fund?

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F. BENEVOLENT FUND
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Mr. GIBSON (Hamilton West): (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

1. (1) $15,802.58. (2) $2,311,028.34.

2. The. R.C.A.F. benevolent fund is incorporated under part II of the Dominion Companies Act "to relieve distress and promote the well-being of members or ex-members of the Royal Canadian Air Force or their dependents." All funds must be invested in Dominion of Canada bonds. The accounts are audited by the auditor general.

3. From inception of fund on 14th July, 1934, to 31st May, 1946, *3,069.57.

4. From inception of fund on 14th July, 1934, to 31st May, 1946:

(Expenses of attending directors' and annual meetings)

Director *471 30Director

159 65Director

110 55Director

219 70Director

225 00Director

107 25Director

154 25Director

230 00

(Expenses travelling on behalf of fund 1945-46)

Director 433 37

*2,111 07

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F. BENEVOLENT FUND
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VETERANS LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF FARMS IN HASTINGS COUNTY, ONTARIO

PC

Mr. STOKES:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many farms were purchased in Hastings county, Ontario, by the Soldier Settlement Board?

2. Where were they situated and what was the acreage in each case?

3. From whom were they purchased and what was the price paid in each case?

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Subtopic:   VETERANS LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF FARMS IN HASTINGS COUNTY, ONTARIO
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. TUCKER:

The hon. member indicated that he wished an answer in regard to the lands purchased under the Veterans Land Act instead of the soldier settlement board. There is no answer to the question as to the prices paid, in accordance with the principle set out at page 951 of Hansard of April 17, 1946. Subject to that reservation the answers are as follows:

1. Nine farms in Hastings county have been purchased under the Veterans Land Act.

2 and 3. Location-Acreage-Vendor:

S.E. i lot 14, lot 13, S. i of N. i lot 12 and N. i lot 14, Con. 11, Twp. Elzevier, 329, Giles W. Shields.

Lot 10, Con. 4, Twp. Madoc, 200, Ben Miller.

Pt. lot 20, Con. 1, Twp. Rawdon, 65, H. C. Martin.

N.W. ^ lot 24, Con. 4, Twp. Rawdon, 50, R. I. and E. C. Clancey.

E. i lot 21, Con. 6, Twp. Rawdon, 100, Geo. D. Watson.

N. i lot 8, Twp. Thurlow, 98, Samuel E. Townsend.

Pt. lot 13, Con. 9, Twp. Thurlow, 90, Mrs. Leah Easson.

N. pt. iot 3, Con. 4, Twp. Tyendinaga, 79, John A. Ross.

Pt. lot 11, Con. 8, Twp. Tyendinaga, 100, Wesley Crawford.

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Subtopic:   VETERANS LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF FARMS IN HASTINGS COUNTY, ONTARIO
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION- JOHN FISHER

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is Mr. John Fisher of Toronto employed there by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation?

2. If so, what is his salary and other allowances ?

3. How long has he resided in Toronto?

4. What various offices has he held in the corporation and what experience or knowledge had he before appointment?

5. Is he employed by any other broadcasting system or programme? If so, in what capacity?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION- JOHN FISHER
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June 26, 1946