February 10, 1947

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. How many applications have been made by veterans of world war II for settlement under the Veterans' Land Act for (a) small holdings; (b) farm lands, up to December 31, 1946?

2. How many of these applications have been approved?

3. What number of veterans have actually been settled on (a) small holdings; (b) farm lands, in (i) Canada; (ii) Saskatchewan, up to December 31, 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE-REFRESHER COURSE FOR STENOGRAPHERS
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. 75,789 applications for qualification. 29.471 applications for financial assistance-

(a) 12,942; (b) 16,529.

2. Applications for qualification approved-fa) 23,787; (b) 26,282. Applications for financial assistance approved-(a)9,940; (b) 12,552.

3. The answers given in second part of No. 2 is as close an indication as can be given of the number of veterans actually settled. For Saskatchewan the figures are as follows: small holdings 217; full time farming 3,183.

All figures given are "net" after deducting applications or loans withdrawn or cancelled since approval.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE-REFRESHER COURSE FOR STENOGRAPHERS
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WHEAT-SALES FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES IN 1945 AND 1946

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. Was any wheat sold by the Canadian wheat board in 1945 at $1.55 per bushel basis number one northern, Fort William?

2. If so, how many bushels?

3. What number of bushels of wheat was used for such domestic purposes as flour and feed in (a) 1945; (b) 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT-SALES FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES IN 1945 AND 1946
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 175,126,270 bushels.

3. Used for domestic purposes including flour and feed: (a) 76,920,218 bushels; (b) 79,593,653 bushels (subject to revision).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT-SALES FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES IN 1945 AND 1946
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VETERANS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LOANS

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. How many loans have been made to veterans under the Veterans' Business and Professional Loans bill up to December 31, 1946?

2. What was the total amount of the loans granted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LOANS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. None.

2. Answered by No. 1.

The Veterans' Business and Professional Loans Act was proclaimed in force on January 15, 1947.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LOANS
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JAPANESE IN CANADA

PC

Mr. STIRLING:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have all the Japanese, who left British Columbia, entered the eight provinces under agreements which entailed their removal at the request of the government of that province?

2. How many of the provincial governments requested their removal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPANESE IN CANADA
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No. An agreement was entered into by the British Columbia security commission with the Alberta government at the time of placement in southern Alberta of Japanese evacuated from the protected area in British Columbia. The agreement contained provisions relative to the removal, upon termination of the state of war with Japan, of Japanese temporarily placed in the province, if requested by the province.

2. None.

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Subtopic:   JAPANESE IN CANADA
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER COSTS

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. What have been the administrative costs of the Prairie Farm Assistance Act branch of the Department of Agriculture for the years 1945 and 1946?

2. What have been the total disbursements under the act since its inception?

3. What amounts were paid out under the act during 1945 and 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER COSTS
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LIB

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCES ON WAR PROJECTS

PC

Mr. HAZEN:

Progressive Conservative

1. What capital expenditures were made by

the dominion government on war plants during the war years in: (a) Prince Edward Island;

. (b) Nova Scotia; (c) New Brunswick; (d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba; (g) Saskatchewan; (b) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

2. What capital expenditures were made by the dominion' government during the war years to develop electric power in: (a) Prince Edward Island; (b) Nova Scotia; (c) New Brunswick;

(d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba; (g) Saskatchewan; (h) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

3. What amounts were expended during the war years by the dominion government to assist mine development in: (a) Prince Edward Island;

(b) Nova Scotia; (c) New Brunswick; (d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba; (g) Saskatchewan; (h) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

4. What amounts were spent by the dominion

government on (1) army; (2) air force and (3) navy establishments during the war years in: (a) Prince Edward Island; (b) Nova

Scotia; (c) New Brunswick; (d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba; (g) Saskatchewan; (h) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

5. What was the total value of war contracts awarded by dominion government departments or crown companies during the war years in: (a) Prince Edward Island; (b) Nova Scotia;

(c) New Brunswick- (d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba: (g) Saskatchewan; (h) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

6. What amounts have been spent by Wartime Housing Limited, and how many housing units have been provided in: (a) Prince Edward Island; (b) Nova Scotia; (c) New Brunswick;

(d) Quebec; (e) Ontario; (f) Manitoba; (g) Saskatchewan; (h) Alberta; (i) British Columbia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCES ON WAR PROJECTS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Mr. Speaker, this question is difficult to answer as it stands. It would take many months and involve a great deal of expense to obtain the information. The reason is that neither the Department of Munitions and- Supply nor the National Defence Department kept books by provinces. We shall be tabling, in response to a motion by the leader of the opposition, a list of all capital expenditures made in the dominion, and we can, of course, easily answer question No. 6, but as I have pointed out previously, many tenders are called by Ottawa for expenditures not made in the province of Ontario, and that is true of other sections of Canada. I suggest that my hon. friend consider reframing his question. Perhaps we might have a word together as to what could be answered and thus satisfy his requirements in part at least.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCES ON WAR PROJECTS
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PC

Douglas King Hazen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HAZEN:

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that the question stand for the present.

Question stands.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCES ON WAR PROJECTS
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INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS-ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FRANCO GOVERNMENT

IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. Since the end of hostilities, what were the international meetings in which Canadian representatives took part and in the course of which the question of the Franco government was brought up?

2. What questions concerning the Franco government were brought to the attention of the representatives of the nations?

3. What was the attitude of the representatives of Canada on each of such questions?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. The question of the Franco government was brought up at the San Francisco conference, at the first part of the first session of the general assembly of the United Nations, at the second part of the first session, at the sessions of the economic and social council, at meetings of a number of its commissions and committees, and at meetings of specialized agencies.

2. At these meetings proposals were made ranging from a break in diplomatic and economic relations with Spain to condemnations of the Franco government.

3. The general attitude of the Canadian government was set forth in the statement made by the representative of Canada on December 3, 1946, to the political and security committee of the general assembly. This statement includes the following passages;

We abhor the record and the present policies of Franco dictatorship.

We earnestly hope that the Spanish people may be able to rid themselves of Franco by peaceful means and establish a democratic responsible and enlightened administration.

We are not prepared to support at this time outside intervention in Spain which might impede European recovery, or revive in Spain the horrors and sufferings of civil war.

A new civil war in Spain is not likely to result in the establishment of a moderate and democratic regime. We do not wish to be instrumental in substituting one form of despotic or totalitarian rule for another. We want the Spanish people to enjoy the blessings of freedom-freedom from dictatorships whatever their form, by whatever name they may be called . . .

We feel that the question of the participation of any state which is not a member of the United Nations in any specialized agency should be decided on one basis only-the practical advantages to the peoples of the United Nations of the government of that state being committed to the obligations of membership in that agency. This is the position which the. Canadian government has consistently maintained in the meetings of the economic and social council and of the specialized agencies. In our opinion no useful purpose is served by limiting the scope or weakening the effectiveness of the specialized agencies in order to debar the Franco government from the obligations of membership in them.

Questions

The complete text of the statement will be included in the report of the Canadian delegation to the second part of the first session of the general assembly which will be tabled in the near future. This report will also contain a record of the votes cast by Canada on the eight main proposals placed before the general assembly and the text of the resolution adopted by the general assembly on December 12, 1946. The Journal of the United Nations (No. 50 of December 5, 1946, pp. 245-6) contains a summary of the Canadian statement of December 3, 1946. The text of the general assembly's resolution of December 12, 1946, is given in the Journal (No. 75: supplement A-64, add. 1, pp. 825-6).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS-ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FRANCO GOVERNMENT
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February 10, 1947