April 2, 1947

LIB

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

Liberal

1.

Total costs to February 28, 1947 $209,620.64 Accrued claims and commitments 17,593.74

Landscaping (to be awarded

this spring) 3,000.00

Estimated final cost $230,214.38

2.

Based on the above final costs, the average

costs will be as under:

Construction

Costs

(a) 4-room bungalow

$3,892.40(b) 5-room house

4,476.15(c) 6-room house

5,231.12

Improvements and Services

(a) 4-room bungalow

$ 232.58(b) 5-room house

232.59(c) 6-room house

232.61

Estimated Total Cost

(a) 4-room bungalow

$4,124.98(b) 5-room house

4,708.74(c) 6-room house

5,463.733. The agreement entered into with the corporation of the town of Port Hope was the standard municipal agreement and covers the following points:(1) The town shall convey to Wartime Housing Limited improved property for $1 per building lot.(2) Wartime Housing Limited shall construct houses in accordance with plans and specifications filed with the town clerk.(3) Wartime Housing Limited shall have the privilege of leasing the houses to servicemen and/or their dependents at rents ranging from $22 to $30 per month per house.(4) Wartime Housing Limited at its own cost and expense shall carry out the management and control of the houses and shall repair, maintain and keep the houses in good and substantial repair.(5) The town shall provide such facilities, privileges and services as are furnished or made available to other property owners and tenants.(6) Wartime Housing Limited shall pay in lieu of taxes, for services rendered and privileges and facilities made available, the sum of $24 per annum for each house containing two bedrooms; and $30 per annum for each house containing more than two bedrooms. Such payments to be pro-rated during the first year.

Questions

(7) Wartime Housing Limited shall pay the town $1 per year, per house for street lighting services.

(8) The town has the right to collect from the tenants any licence, permit fee, dog tax, business tax or poll tax.

(9) Wartime Housing Limited shall be at liberty to sell the houses, and if sold prior to October 31, 1951 shall pay the town $400 in respect of the land appurtenant to each house and from November 1, 1951 to October 31, 1956, the sum of $200 in respect of the land appurtenant to each house, provided that the payment in lieu of taxes shall be pro-rated proportionately during the year in which sold.

(10) Wartime Housing Limited gives the town an option to purchase as a whole, and not individual parcels thereof, the building lots owned by Wartime Housing Limited on November 1, 1961, for the sum of $1,000 for each of the houses. The option is open for acceptance any time between November 1, 1961 and January 31, 1962.

(11) Any existing or future town by-laws respecting the manner, mode, location and type of construction shall not apply to these houses.

(12) In the event any houses are damaged by fire, Wartime Housing Limited may at its discretion either repair or completely remove the damaged building. In the event of 'removal, the property is returned to the town for $1.

(13) Payments in lieu of taxes as mentioned in section 6 and 7 are payable until 1961 provided that if the actual cost per house shall exceed or be less than the estimated average cost of $4,000 per house, the above period shall be extended by one year for each full $200 by which the actual average cost exceeds the estimated; and shall be reduced by one year in respect of each $200 by which the actual average cost is less than the estimate.

4. The contract was awarded June 11, 1946 and the fiftieth house was accepted for rental purposes on February 8, 1947.

5 and 6. The contract was awarded to the Eastwood Construction Company Limited on a firm price basis and detail in connection with labour is not available. Total remuneration however paid to guards or watchmen was $856.80.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-PORT HOPE
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RIFLE ASSOCIATIONS-SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION

LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. Have any civilian rifle associations made application for small arms ammunition?

2. Have their applications been granted?

3. If not, what is the reason for such requests not being granted?

4. Has any small arms ammunition been disposed of by sale, dumping or other method?

5. If so, why was this ammunition not made available to members of the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers or Civilian Rifle Association?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIFLE ASSOCIATIONS-SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No. However ammunition is provided to the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association for issue to military rifle associations.

3. These are civilian organizations and under present regulations no issue of rifles and ammunition to such organizations i3 authorized.

4. Unserviceable ammunition has been destroyed. Serviceable ammunition surplus to service requirements has been declared surplus to war assets corporation for disposal.

5. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIFLE ASSOCIATIONS-SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION
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POSTAL SERVICE-CANADIAN PERIODICALS-SECOND CLASS MATTER

CCF

Mr. PROBE:

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

1. What revenue was received by the department of the Postmaster General for each of the years 1944, 1945. and 1946 for Canadian periodicals mailed as second class mail matter?

2. What was the charge to the department by commercial carriers for the periodicals specified?

3. What was the estimated profit or loss to the department for handling these periodicals in the years mentioned?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-CANADIAN PERIODICALS-SECOND CLASS MATTER
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Revenue from all newspapers and periodicals mailed by publishers was approximately: 1944, $2,052,100; 1945, $2,041,520; 1946,

2. Payments to commercial carriers for conveyance newspapers and periodicals are not kept separately from payments for conveyance other classes of mail, but according to statistics taken recently it is estimated that the cost of conveyance of newspapers and periodicals by railway and steamboat amounts to approximately $2,809,350 per annum.

3. The loss in handling newspapers and periodicals is estimated at $7,287,400 per annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-CANADIAN PERIODICALS-SECOND CLASS MATTER
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SHERBROOKE-SHEET HARBOUR, N.S., MAIL SERVICE

SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. LOW:

*1. Who is the mail contractor on the route from Sherbrooke to Sheet Harbour in Nova Scotia?

2. What amount of money does he receive per year for the contract?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SHERBROOKE-SHEET HARBOUR, N.S., MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. T. E. Fraser.

2. $3,939.99 plus 5 per cent bonus ($197)- total $4,136.99.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SHERBROOKE-SHEET HARBOUR, N.S., MAIL SERVICE
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DISMISSALS FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES-COURT OF APPEAL

LIB

Howard Waldemar Winkler

Liberal

Mr. WINKLER:

Has the government taken any action to set up something in the nature of a court of appeal whereby employees of a non-permanent nature dismissed because of alleged subversive activities may have an opportunity to present their side of the case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES-COURT OF APPEAL
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON (Hamilton West):

No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES-COURT OF APPEAL
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MOUNTED POLICE-RECORDS OF PERSONS ATTENDING SUBVERSIVE GATHERINGS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Does the R.C.M.P. keep records of persons attending gatherings of a subversive character?

2. If so, how many records are there of such people?

3. What is the R.C.M.P. definition of a gathering of subversive character?

4. What is the R.C.M.P. definition of (a) record; (b) report; (e) file (d) dossier?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-RECORDS OF PERSONS ATTENDING SUBVERSIVE GATHERINGS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, if warranted.

2. Disclosure of this information is against public interest.

3. A gathering of subversive character is a gathering of persons conducting subversive activities.

4. The R.C.M.P. apply the ordinary meaning to these words.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-RECORDS OF PERSONS ATTENDING SUBVERSIVE GATHERINGS
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NATIONAL REVENUE

IND

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

Independent C.C.F.

Mr. HERRIDGE:

'1. Of the seizures made by the Department of National Revenue, customs branch, from January 1, 1946, to December 31, 1946, what was the quantity of (a) cigarettes; (b) tobacco; (c) li'quor; (d) other commodities, and what was the value of each?

2. How were such materials disposed of?

3. What quantity of each item was destroyed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   SEIZURES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No statistics are kept and to answer the question would entail drawing 4,482 files, the number of customs seizures for the calendar year 1946. It would take at least six weeks to compile such a statement.

2. (a) Cigarettes: destroyed in those cases where persons involved refuse to take release on payment of amount demanded.

(b) Tobacco: same as above.

(c) Liquor: destroyed.

(d) Other commodities: sold by tender when release not taken on terms offered.

3. No statistics kept.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   SEIZURES
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PENSIONS TO THE BLIND

April 2, 1947