March 24, 1947

BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY

INCREASE OF AUTHORIZED CAPITAL


Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster) moved; the first reading of Bill No. 59 (from the senate), respecting British Columbia Telephone Company. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 60 for the relief of Evangeline May Connelly Stervinou.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 61 for the relief of Olive Viola Olsson Ferguson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 62 for the relief of Evelyn Ethel May Reich Macdonell.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 63 for the relief of Ernest Edward Lippiatt.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 64 for the relief of Elizabeth Butler Roberts Lambton.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 65 for the relief of Libby Margolese Smith.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 66 for the relief of Jean Elizabeth Hancock Thompson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 67 for the relief of Isabella Hodgson McRae Edwards.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 68 for the relief of Marjorie Aileen Copping Ladouceur.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 69 for the relief of Annie Mildred Parnell Smellie.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 70 for the relief of Veronica Donnelly Hope Johnstone Shelley.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 71 for the relief of Irja Alina Agnes Vaisanen Shanahan.-Mr. Maybank. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

CCF

Mr. BURTON:

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

1. Is there a ceiling price set by the fuel controller on the following petroleum products:

(a) gasoline; (b) kerosene; (cj distillate; (d) diesel fuel; (e) fuel oil for heating purposes?

2. What is the ceiling price on each of the above in (a) maritime provinces; (b) Quebec and Ontario; (c) prairie provinces; (d) British Columbia?

3. Was an increase in the ceiling price granted on any of the above petroleum products since the first of November, 1946?

4. If so (a) in what regions; (b) how much did the increase amount to; (c) for what reason was said increase granted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) The wartime prices and trade board announced on March 12 that maximum prices on gasoline and tractor distillates would be suspended from price control effective April 1. Price ceilings on these products continue in effect until that date.

(b) Maximum prices on all petroleum products other than gasoline and tractor distillates were suspended effective' January 13, 1947.

(c) Answered by (a).

(d) Answered by (b).

(e) Answered by (b).

2. As indicated above, no price ceilings now apply in the case of kerosene, diesel fuel and fuel oil for heating purposes. In the case of gasoline and tractor distillates, the statement below indicates the current maximum prices for any locality on the basis of the prices ruling in that locality on September 30, 1941:

Increase above prices Sept. 30, 1941 Gasoline

Maritime Provinces, 1 cent per imperial gallon.

Quebec and Ontario, 1 cent per imperial gallon.

Prairie Provinces, 2 cents per imperial

gallon.

British Columbia, no increase.

Tractor Distillates

Maritime Provinces, no increase.

Quebec and Ontario, no increase.

Prairie Provinces, 2 cents per imperial

gallon.

British Columbia, no increase.

3. Yes.

4. An increase of 15 cents per barrel in the maximum price of heavy fuel oil sold in British Columbia was authorized in November, 1946. The increase did not apply to the sales of one large distributor who had received

a similar adjustment somewhat earlier. The adjustment in maximum prices was approved after a review of the cost positions of the major distributors concerned and offset in part increased costs of crude oil from the United States.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
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CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND AUDIT ACT-LEGISLATION REGULATING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

PC

Mr. MACDONNELL (Muskoka-Ontario):

Progressive Conservative

1. What consideration has been given by the government to the recommendation of the auditor general in paragraph 6 of this report, that existing legislation be reviewed in order that statements made to parliament clearly reflect the operations of the public service?

2. What conclusions have been reached?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND AUDIT ACT-LEGISLATION REGULATING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

The recommendation has been referred to the appropriate officials of the departments concerned, for report as to what specific measures or action would be necessary to carry out the recommendation and further consideration will be given to the matter when their report is received.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND AUDIT ACT-LEGISLATION REGULATING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
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SUPERVISION OF DISPOSITION OF FINES

PC

Mr. MACDONNELL (Muskoka-Ontario):

Progressive Conservative

1. What consideration has been given to the recommendation of the auditor general that the Department of Justice should supervise the disposition of fines collected or ordered to be paid? (Paragraph 19 of report.)

2. What conclusions have been reached?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUPERVISION OF DISPOSITION OF FINES
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

The recommendation has been referred to the appropriate officials of the departments concerned, for report as to what specific measures or action would be necessary to carry out the recommendation and further consideration will be given to the matter when their report is received.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUPERVISION OF DISPOSITION OF FINES
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IMMIGRATION

PC

Mr. TIMMINS:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many immigrants were admitted to Canada in the year 1946?

2. From what lands did the emigrants come,

and how many from each land (a) male; (b) female? _

3. How much money did they bring into Canada with them?

4. How many were farmers?

5. How many were mechanics?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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LIB

Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Immigration to Canada during calendar year 1946-71,719.

2. Country of last permanent residence-*

Males Females

Africa (Br.) ,.. 44 71Africa (Not Br.) ... 33 36Australia .. 126 107Austria ... 118 14Belgium ... 107 743

Questions

Males Females

Bermuda . 25 28

Bulgaria . 1

Central America . 8 9China , 59 59Czechoslovakia . 96 72Denmark 22 8Eire . Ill 357England . 9,285 31,527Esthonia . 3 1Finland . 3 1France , 136 218Germany , 439 47Greece 32 8Holland , 205 2,029Hungary 15 9India 68 55Ireland, Northern , 174 469Italy 22 27Japan 4 8Yugoslavia 7 5Latvia 1 2Lesser British Isles 14 20Lithuania 1 1Mexico 20 18Newfoundland 1,036 1,556New Zealand 50 46Norwav 132 43Palestine 6 5Poland 310 88Portugal 26 24Roumania 3 4Russia 2 9St. Pierre and Miquelon . 3 8Scotland 1,550 6,404South America 69 74Spain 35 30Sweden 7 10Switzerland 9 6Syria 2United States 5,553 5,921Wales 236 837West Indies (Br.) 219 175West Indies (Not (Br.) .. 25 21Other Countries 33 24Totals 20,483 51,236

3. 326,063,667. This amount includes value of settlers' effects.

4 and 5. Occupation-

Via From

Ocean Ports U.SA. Totals

Farming Class

Males

431 638 1,069Females

166 258 424Children

154 385 539

Mechanics

Males

2,249 713 2,962Females

587 219 808Children

381 206 587

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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March 24, 1947