April 2, 1947

LIB

Mr. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

Liberal

1. How many blind pensioners were there on the rolls as of December 31. 1946?

2. What is the total number of blind?

3. Is there compulsory registration of blind persons in Canada?

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Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO THE BLIND
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. 7,288.

2. Approximately 14,000.

3. No.

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Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO THE BLIND
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DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH

LIB

Mr. DIONNE (Beauce):

Liberal

1. WThat is the Dominion Council of Health?

2. What groups or associations are represented on the said council?

3. How often does such council meet?

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. The Dominion Council of Health was established under the Department of Health Act, 1919, to consist of the Deputy' Minister of National Health as chairman, and the chief executive officer of the provincial department or board of health of each province, and such other persons, not to exceed five in number, as may be appointed byT the governor in council to hold office during good behaviour for a period of three years. The council, as originally composed, was perpetuated by the Department of Pensions and National Health Act. 1928, and by the Department of National Health and Welfare Act, 1944.

2. No statutory provision is made regarding the selection and appointment of the five additional members on the council. However, by custom it has evolved that they are chosen to represent the following groups: Englishspeaking women's social welfare groups; French-speaking women's social welfare groups; Agriculture; Labour; Scientific public health.

3. The act provides that the council shall meet at such times and at such places as the minister mayr direct. Usually it meets twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

LIB

Matthew MacLean

Liberal

Mr. MacLEAN:

What voluntary organizations working in the field of health receive grants from the Department of National Health and Welfare?

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Subtopic:   GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

The Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene; The Health League of Canada; Canadian National Institute for the Blind; L'Association Canadienne Francaise des Aveugles; LTnstitute Nazareth de Montreal; Montreal Association for the Blind; Canadian Tuberculosis Association; Victorian Order of Nurses; St. John Ambulance Association; Canadian Red Cross Society.

Questions

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Subtopic:   GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
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DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH

LIB

Mr. GOURD (Chapleau):

Liberal

1. Does the Dominion Council of Health rely on other persons or groups for technical assistance concerning specific problems?

2. Are the proceedings of the said council made public?

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Yes. The following committees or councils established under section 6 of the Department of National Health and Welfare Act are looked to by the council for advice on specific problems: (a) the Canadian council oh nutrition; (b) conference of venereal disease control directors; (c) technical advisory committee on industrial health; (di) technical advisory committee on public health laboratories; (e) the vital statistics council; (f) the conference of mental health directors; (g) the conference of health education directors.

2. No.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH

LIB

Aldéric Laurendeau

Liberal

Mr. LAURENDEAU:

What are the powers and functions of the Dominion Council of Health?

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

The duties and powers of the council, as prescribed by order in council P.C. 583 of the 19th of February, 1946, are twofold, namely:

1. The consideration of matters relating to the promotion or preservation of the health of the people of Canada and the initiation of recommendations and proposals to the Minister of National Health and Welfare and other appropriate authorities in regard thereto; and1

2. The furnishing of advice to the Minister of National Health and Welfare in respect to the matters provided in section 5 of the Department of National Health and Welfare Act, relating to the promotion or preservation of the health of the people of Canada, over which the parliament of Canada has jurisdiction.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION COUNCIL OF HEALTH
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION-INTERIM COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. DECHENE:

Liberal

1. What is the status of the interim commission of the world health organization?

2. Is Canada represented on the interim commission?

3. Is the world health organization officially constituted at the present time?

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Subtopic:   WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION-INTERIM COMMISSION
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. The interim commission of the world health organization is still in existence. The third session of the commission is now taking place at Geneva.

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The interim commission is continuing the health functions of UNRRA and is gradually taking over the health section of the league of nations and office international d'hygiene publique in Paris. This is all preparatory work, and will have to be confirmed by the executive board when the world health organization comes into being. See paragraph 3.

2. Yes.

3. No.

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Subtopic:   WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION-INTERIM COMMISSION
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RADIO BROADCASTING-"FINE ARTS" PROGRAMME

PC

Mr. FRASER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast on Sunday "The Fine Arts" programme from the United States?

2. If so, what is the total cost of this programme for each broadcast?

3. What is paid the artists or their agents for each broadcast?

4. How long is each broadcast?

5. Over what Canadian stations does the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast this programme ?

Mr. MeCANN:

1. The "Fine Arts Quartet", a sustaining programme from the American Broadcasting Company.

2. No cost to the CBC.

3. No information.

4. Half hour.

5. CJFX, Antigonish, N.S., CBH, Halifax, N.S.; CBA, Sackville, N.B.; CKNB, Camp-bellton, N.B.; CHSJ, Saint John, N.B.; CHG8, Summerside, P.E.I.; CBO, Ottawa, Ont.; CFJM, Brockville, Ont.; CJBC, Toronto, Ont.; CKSO, Sudbury, Ont.; CBJ, Chicoutimi. P.Q.; CBV, Quebec, P.Q.; CBF, Montreal, P.Q.; CHNC, New Carlisle, P.Q.; CHGB, Ste. Anne de la Pocatiere. P.Q.; CULT. Sherbrooke, P.Q.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-"FINE ARTS" PROGRAMME
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

April 2, 1947