February 10, 1947

WHEAT-PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES, 1943-44-45 DELIVERIES

PC

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Canadian Wheat Board disposed of the 1944-45 wheat crop?

2. If so, when will payments be made on the participation certificates held by the producers for their 1944-45 deliveries of wheat?

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Subtopic:   WHEAT-PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES, 1943-44-45 DELIVERIES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I should like to combine my answer to this question with the answer to one which was asked orally in the house on January 31 by the member for Battle River (Mr. Fair) which I quote:

May I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether payments of the 1943 participation certificates have yet been concluded, and if so when we may expect commencement of payment of the 1944 certificates?

The Canadian wheat board has disposed of the 1944-45 wheat crop. However, at the present time the Canadian wheat board is engaged in making up and sending out cheques covering the 1943 crop payment. Although this payment was commenced some time ago there is still a large number of certificates being held by producers that are being sent into the board's office for payment daily. Certificates covering approximately one-third of the number originally issued are still to be surrendered for payment by the producers. Many producers' certificates covering the 1940 crop as well as the 1941 and 1942 crops are still outstanding. A further 30,000 cheques will have to be issued covering certificates for these crop years that have not yet been surrendered by the producers.

The delay in sending in these certificates by the producers for the various payments as authorized necessitates the board keeping the various account records open and making continuous payments against the various accounts and greatly complicates the work of the board in making payments. The board is also involved in the adjustment payment of 10 cents per bushel, raising the initial payment covering the 1945 crop deliveries from $1.25 per bushel basis One northern, to $1.35 per bushel. On account of this situation it is difficult for the Canadian wheat board at this time to advise when the 1943 payment and other payments referred to will be sufficiently advanced to allow commencement of the 1944 payment, but it is hoped that this operation can commence some time this coming summer.

Questions

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Subtopic:   WHEAT-PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES, 1943-44-45 DELIVERIES
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CANADIAN FOOD BOARD-PRICE RECEIVED FOR EGGS SHIPPED TO BRITAIN

PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

What price does the Canadian food board receive basis eastern Canadian sea board from the United Kingdom for: (a) large eggs; (a) medium eggs; (a) pullet eggs?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FOOD BOARD-PRICE RECEIVED FOR EGGS SHIPPED TO BRITAIN
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The price the special products board receives from the British Ministry of Food for Canadian eggs, delivered sea board, effective February 1, 1947 to August 31, 1947, is: A large, 41 cents; A medium, 39 cents; A pullets, 35 cents.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FOOD BOARD-PRICE RECEIVED FOR EGGS SHIPPED TO BRITAIN
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AIR SERVICES-MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. What are the names of all companies, persons or other bodies operating air services in Manitoba and Saskatchewan?

2. What services, both scheduled and non-scheduled, are operated by each?

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Subtopic:   AIR SERVICES-MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Manitoba

1 and 2.

Name of Operator-Type of Service Operated Non-Sched.uled Designated Base

Johannesson Flying Service Ltd., based at Winnipeg, Man. (Stevenson Airport).

Johannesson Flying Service Ltd., based at Channing, Man.

Thomas Lamb, based at The Pas, Man.

Sherritt Gordon Airtransport Ltd., based at Sherridon, Man.

Aircraft Services (Western) Ltd., based at Winnipeg, Man. (Stevenson Airport).

Arrow Airways Limited, based at Sherridon, Man.

Arrow Airways Limited, based at Flin Flon, Man.

Canadian Airways Limited, based at Winnipeg, Man.

Canadian Airways Limited, based at Lac du Bonnet, Man.

The Pas Airways, based at The Pas, Man.

Trans-Canada Air Lines, based at Winnipeg, Man.

Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., based at Channing, Man. (Contract).

Scheduled Services

Trans-Canada Air Lines, trans-continental service through Winnipeg, Man.

Northwest Airlines Inc., Winnipeg, Man.- Fargo, N.D., U.S.A.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flont

Gurney Gold-Elbow Lake-North Star Lake -Herb Lake-Reed Lake, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon- Sherridon-Pukatawagan, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon- Cranberry Portage-Cormorant Lake-The Pas, Man.-Cumberland House-Sturgeon

Landing. Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon, Man.-Pelican Narrows-Island Falls, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon, Man.-Southend-Halfway Island, Sask.-

Brochet, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Winnipeg- Lac du Bonnet-Bird Lake-Maskwa-Diana- Wallace Lake-Beresford Lake-Wadhope- Halfway Lake, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Winnipeg- Lac du Bonnet-Bissett, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Winnipeg- Lac du Bonnet-Little Grand Rapids-Berens River, Man.-Deer Lake-Favourable Lake- Northwind Lake-Sandy Lake, Ont.-Island Lake-Gods Lake-Norway House-Cross

Lake-Oxford House, Knee Lake-Ilford, Man. -Sachigo, Ont.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Winnipeg, Man-Cole-Golden Arm-Red Lake-Madsen-McKenzie Island-Minaki-Kenora, Ont.

Saskatchewan

1 and 2.

Name of Operator-Type of Service Operated Non-scheduled Designated Base

Department of Public Health, Saskatchewan, based at Regina and Prince Albert, Sask.

Grest Motors Flying Service, based at Humboldt, Sask.

M & C Aviation Co. Ltd., based at Prince Albert, Sask.

M & C Aviation Co. Ltd., based at Big River, Sask.

Austin Ingham, based at Yorkton, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., based at Regina, Sask.

Scheduled services

Trans-Canada Air Lines, Trans-continental service through Regina, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Regina- Moose Jaw-Saskatoon-Prince Albert-North Battleford, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon- Cranberry Portage-Cormorant Lake-The Pas, Man.-Cumberland House-Sturgeon

Landing, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon, Man.-Pelican Narrows-Island Falls, Sask.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Flin Flon, Man.-Southend-Halfway Island, Sask.-

Brochet, Man.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd., Goldfields- Fond du Lac-Stony Rapids, Sask. served from Edmonton, McMurray-Chipewyan, Alta.

M & C Aviation Company Ltd., Big River- Dore Lake-La Plonge-Beauval-lie a la

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Crosse-Buffalo Narrows-Lac la Loche- Meadow Lake-Pine River-Clear Lake- Buffalo River, Sask.

M & C Aviation Company Ltd., Prince Albert-Montreal Lake-Lac la Ronge-Stanley-Sulphide Lake-Dog Lake-Hepden

Lake-Souris River-Rottenstone Lake-Foster Lakes, Sask.

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Subtopic:   AIR SERVICES-MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN
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FILM BOARD-INFORMATION SERVICE-REPRESENTATIVE IN MEXICO CITY

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Does the national film board and/or the Canadian information service maintain a representative at the Canadian embassy in Mexico city?

2. If so, who is the representative; what are his qualifications; what is his salary and what expenses is he allowed?

3. Does such representative possess the Spanish language?

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Subtopic:   FILM BOARD-INFORMATION SERVICE-REPRESENTATIVE IN MEXICO CITY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes. Mrs. Irene Baird jointly represents the national film board and the Canadian information service.

2. Mrs. Irene Baird is an experienced author, lecturer and journalist. She has had five years experience as a member of the staff of the national film board. Her duties included work in respect of the distribution of the board's films in Canada, especially for conventions and women's organizations. On September 1, 1944, Mrs. Baird was appointed the board's representative in Washington where she acted as the film officer with the embassy and was responsible for maintaining liaison with diplomatic missions and departments of the United States government in respect of the distribution of Canadian films. On March 17, 1945, Mrs. Baird was transferred from Washington to Mexico city to perform similar functions with respect to the Canadian embassy and to the government of Mexico and in order to negotiate agreements for the distribution of the board's films in Mexico and other countries of Central and South America. Her salary is $330 per month and her living allowance $8.50 a day. In consideration of the work that she does on behalf of the Canadian information service, a proportion of Mrs. Baird's expenses are recovered from that department.

3. Yes.

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Subtopic:   FILM BOARD-INFORMATION SERVICE-REPRESENTATIVE IN MEXICO CITY
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GOLD EXPORTS AND PRICES

PC

Mr. CASE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is Canada exporting gold at the present time? If so, to what countries?

2. What is the price received per ounce for gold exported, Canadian funds?

3. What is the price per ounce paid mining companies in Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOLD EXPORTS AND PRICES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes; to the United States.

2. Gold shipped by the dominion government to the United States is in the form of mint bars -995 fine or better, bearing the stamp of the Royal Canadian Mint, for which is received $35 per fine ounce less express and insurance charges, assay charges, United States handling charges, etc., resulting in a net of S34.8551 per fine ounce.

3. Gold shipped to the Royal Canadian Mint by the mines is in the form of rough gold deposits of 20 per cent fine gold or better. After the gold is refined by the mint the government pays to the mines $35 per fine ounce, less the following charges-

(a) for melting and assaying-one dollar for the first four hundred ounces or part thereof and twenty-five cents for each additional one hundred ounces or part thereof;

Ob) for refining-when the deposit contains not more than 5 per cent base metal, 3 cents the ounce; over 5 per cent but not over 10 per cent base metal, 34 cents the ounce; over 10 per cent but not over 15 per cent base metal, 44 cents the ounce.

On deposits which contain over 20 per cent base metal or which require toughening or other special, treatment in order to obtain concordant assays, a charge not exceeding 10 cents the ounce, to be determined by the cost of treatment;

(c) handling charge of 20 cents the ounce.

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Subtopic:   GOLD EXPORTS AND PRICES
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UNRRA-CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

PC

Mr. CASE:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the gross value of exports from Canada for the year .1946 exclusive of the agreement with UNRRA?

2. What was the gross value of imports into Canada for the year 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNRRA-CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. $2,312,215,301. This includes the value of UNRRA shipments but does not include gold. The values of UNRRA shipments are not recorded separately in trade statistics.

2. $1,926^66,751 (preliminary-subject to revision).

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Subtopic:   UNRRA-CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
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CROWN CORPORATIONS

PC

Mr. FRASER:

Progressive Conservative

1. What crown corporations have been established pursuant to the provisions of the Government Companies Operation Act?

2. Who are the directors and senior officials of each such corporation?

3. What salary, fee or other emolument is paid to each such director or official?

4. What is the purpose or object of each such corporation?

5. What is the capitalization of each such corporation?

Questions

6. What factories, plants or other similar physical properties are owned by each such corporation and where are they located?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
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February 10, 1947