July 4, 1946

BAXKIXG AND COMMERCE

CONCURRENCE IN FOURTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. HUGHES CLEAVER (Halton) moved that the fourth report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, presented on Wednesday, July 3, be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


MERCHANT MARINE-PARK STEAMSHIPS- WAR RISK BONUS

PC

Mr. HOMUTH:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the rate of war risk bonus paid to seamen on Park Steamships operations?

2. Who authorized this payment?

3. From what fund was it paid?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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DEPARTMENT OP NATIONAL HEALTH-PHYSICAL FITNESS BRANCH

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Who are the chief officers of the physical fitness branch of the Department of Public Health (a) stationed at Ottawa; (b) elsewhere?

2. In what theatre of war did the deputy head of the department and his chief officer in each of the provinces serve?

3. What is the salary of the deputy and what were his travelling expenses for the last year of record?

4. Have any of the provinces so far refused to adopt this programme? If so, what provinces?

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LIB

Mr. CLAXTOX: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. (a) Ian Eisenhardt, national director of physical fitness; S. B. Carey, technical assistant to the national director of physical fitness; (b) Nil.

2. Ian Eisenhardt-

1940- 41-Enlisted in the Canadian army; served on Pacific coast; commissioned as second lieutenant, First Battalion Irish Fusiliers, Vancouver Regiment; promoted to first lieutenant.

1942- 43-Promoted to acting captain; seconded to National Selective Service and placed in charge of developing wartime sports and recreation in Canada for war workers and their families.

1943- 44-Canadian army sports officer, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa with rank of acting major.

June 1944-Granted indefinite leave of absence to assume the post of national director of physical fitness, Department of Pensions and National Health.

5. B. Carey-

1939-Enlisted in Canadian army chaplain service.

1941- Reposted to ship conducting staff- Atlantic ocean and England.

1942- Reposted as auxiliary services officer, Labrador.

1943- Reposted National Defence headquarters, Ottawa (administrative duties).

Nov. 1943-Assistant to Canadian army sports officer, National Defence headquarters, Ottawa.

Discharged, as from chaplain service, with rank of captain.

3. Salary S5.000. Travelling expenses for 1945-46-S3.749.23.

4. Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick have not yet signed agreements with the dominion government.

fMr. Mcllraith.]

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

IMPORTS OF CORN

PC

Mr. FLEMING:

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) What was the quantity and value of

Indian corn imported into Canada in each of the years 1941-5, inclusive, and in 1946 to the latest date for which figures are available; (b) how were these annual totals broken down among the countries from which Indian corn was imported? _ . .

2. (a) What rates of subsidy were paid in Canada on such Indian corn during the said period; (b) what was the total amount paid by way of such subsidies during each of the years aforesaid?

3. What is the basic price of such imported corn effective on and after May 20, 1946?

4. What quantities of corn from Argentina

have been purchased for delivery in Canada in 1946, and what subsidy payments have been made or arranged thereon by commodity prices stabilization corporation and/or wartime prices and trade board, and what is the rate of such subsidies? . .

5. Has the dominion bureau of statistics discontinued publication of its monthly report "The Grain Situation in Argentina?" If so, when and for what reason?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF CORN
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FAMILY ALLOWANCES-REGINA DEPARTMENTAL BRANCH

CCF

Mr. PROBE:

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

1. What are the names, ages, nature of duties, rates of remuneration and qualifications of each employee, in Regina, of the Family Allowance Branch, Department of National Health and Welfare during June, 1946?

2. Which of the above employees are (a) permanent; (b) temporary; (c) casual employees; (d) war veterans?

3. On what dates did each of the permanent

and temporary employees above listed qualify for appointment? _

4. Is the Department of National Health contributing to old age pension or paying childrens' allowance to any of these employees? If so, what are their names?

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Subtopic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES-REGINA DEPARTMENTAL BRANCH
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CONSOLIDATION AND AMENDMENT OF ACT- ADDITIONAL PUISNE JUDGE FOR EXCHEQUER COURT


Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to present a measure to amend the Exchequer Court Act to increase the number of puisne judges of the court from two to three, and also to present a measure to consolidate and amend the Judges Act to include provision for the appointment, tenure of office and duties of the judges of the dominion and provincial courts, fixing judges salaries and providing for the payment of salaries, and for the payment of increased salaries, travelling allowances and annuities to judges and annuities to their wives and widows in certain cases and subject to conditions therein set out. Unemployment Insurance He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


UNITED NATIONS

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL-PREPARATION FOR WORLD TRADE CONFERENCE

July 4, 1946