April 2, 1947

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Yes. Preference in purchasing is given to war veterans, the purchasers being designated by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

4. As of February 14, 1947, 6,194,762 F.B.M.

5. 1.686,702 F.B.M. at a total price of $68,068.38 has been sold to veterans up to March 25, 1947. Of this amount, 461,832 F.B.M. at a price of $16,846.22 was sold by war assets corporation direct to veterans designated by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and 1.224,870 F.B.M. at a total price of $44,541.01 was subsequently sold to Dwelling Electrical and Construction Supplies, the officially appointed agents of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation for resale to veterans. The latter price quoted is the actual price at which war assets corporation sold to D.E.C.S. who added 15 per cent to cover handling charges. The actual price at which this lumber was sold to veterans, therefore, including the 15 per cent handling charge, was $51,222.16.

6. 2.000,000 F.B.M. has been sold to Wartime Housing Limited for use in veterans' houses.

7. Yes. The 2,000,000 F.B.M. which Wartime Housing Limited purchased was shipped into the province of Quebec.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-DEBERT, N.S.-LUMBER
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MOUNTED POLICE-SPECIAL SECTION

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Who is head of the special section of the R.C.M.P.?

2. What is his salary ami what are his special qualifications for this work?

3. What are the responsibilities of the special section?

4. How many members of the R.C.M.P. are employed in this branch and what special training and qualifications are they required to possess ?

5. Was the special section known as the "intelligence section'' within the last two years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SPECIAL SECTION
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Superintendent C. E. Rivett-Carnac, Assistant Director of Criminal Investigation.

2. Salary-$3,576.25 per annum. Qualifications-Twenty-four years' service including studies in the United Kingdom and the United States. .

3. To conduct special investigations.

4. It would be prejudicial to the operations of the special section, to give this information.

5. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SPECIAL SECTION
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MOUNTED POLICE-NATURALIZATION INVESTIGATIONS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Does the R.C.M.P. supervise naturalization investigations? If so, arc files kept on some or all applications for naturalization?

2. Are such files kept in connection with applicants who are not suspected of criminal activities?

3. When the investigation is completed, what is the disposition of these files?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-NATURALIZATION INVESTIGATIONS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. The R.C.M.P. at the request of the Department of the Secretary of State reports on applicants for naturalization. Files are kept on all applications.

2. Yes.

3. They are placed in the file room.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-NATURALIZATION INVESTIGATIONS
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MOUNTED POLICE-SURVEY OP CANADIANS OF GERMAN ORIGIN

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Did the R.C.M.P. conduct a dominion-wide survey of Canadians of German origin after the collapse of Germany?

2. If so, how many citizens were surveyed?

3. Were any general conclusions arrived at? If so. what was the basis for such conclusions?

4. How many were employed on this survey?

5. How long did the survey take?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SURVEY OP CANADIANS OF GERMAN ORIGIN
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. A survey of some persons of German, origin was in progress at the time Germany collapsed.

2. No figures available.

3. No.

4. Information not available.

5. Approximately one month.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SURVEY OP CANADIANS OF GERMAN ORIGIN
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MOUNTED POLICE-CRIMINAL SUSPECTS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Does the R.C.M.P. in certain cases check files on citizens who are not suspected of criminal activities, at their headquarters. If so, how many such files are maintained at headquarters?

2. What is the disposition of such files when the R.C.M.P. have completed their investigations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-CRIMINAL SUSPECTS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes. Number cannot be determined.

2. Placed in file room.

Questions

MOUNTED POLICE-UNRRA EMPLOYEES-[DOT] SECURITY CLEARANCE

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-CRIMINAL SUSPECTS
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CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Has the R.C.M.P. aided UNRiRA in the matter of providing security clearance for prospective employees?

2. Does the R.C.M.P. still do so?

3. How does the R.C.M.P. render such assistance?

4. Has the R.C.M.P. made reference to files in their possession when clearing prospective employees ?

5. If so, how many of these files exist?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-CRIMINAL SUSPECTS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. By investigation and report.

4. Yes.

5. Number cannot be determined.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-CRIMINAL SUSPECTS
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MOUNTED POLICE-SUPERVISION OF MINORITY CROUPS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Does the R.C.M.P. keep minority groups, particularly European, under observation and/or supervision? If so, how are minority groups observed and/or supervised?

2. How many citizens are observed or supervised in the course of this work?

3. Have any general conclusions been arrived at? If so, what is the basis for such conclusions?

4. How many employees take part in such observations and/or supervision?

5. How long is this observation and/or supervision expected to continue?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SUPERVISION OF MINORITY CROUPS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes, if warranted. By following usual lines of inquiry.

2. No figures available.

3. No.

4. No fixed number.

5. No decision has been made.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-SUPERVISION OF MINORITY CROUPS
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WARTIME HOUSING-PORT HOPE

PC

Mr. STEPHENSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost to the government of the 50 wartime houses recently completed at Port Hope, Ontario?

2. What was the individual cost of (a)

4-roomed bouses: (b) 5-roomed houses; (c)

6-roomed houses?

3. What was the agreement entered into by the government with the town of Port Hope for the building of these houses, rentals, management. and final disposition of same?

4. What was the length of time taken to complete the building of these 50 houses?

5. How many watchmen or guards were employed during the period of construction?

6. What was the total remuneration paid to such guards or watchmen?

[.Mir. Ilsley.]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PORT HOPE
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April 2, 1947