April 21, 1947

PC

Mr. FLEMING:

Progressive Conservative

1. What broker holds the marine insurance on Park Steamship Company?

2. When was this insurance placed through him?

3. What brokers previously held this insurance, and on what terms?

4. Why was it placed through the present broker, and on what terms?

5. What other insurance, if any, does such broker hold for other crown companies and government departments and government boards, and what premiums have been paid for such insurance?

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Subtopic:   MARINE INSURANCE BROKERAGE-PARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Dale and Company Limited of Montreal. The insurance held by this broker covers liabilities of Park Steamship Company Limited in so far as damages caused by its vessels are concerned. The vessels themselves have never been insured.

2. 1942.

3. None.

4. The insurance was placed through this broker after due consideration of their organization and the service they could render.

5. None, in so far as this department is concerned.

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Subtopic:   MARINE INSURANCE BROKERAGE-PARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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EMPIRE DEFENCE POLICY

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any meeting or conference as yet been arranged between the governments of Great Britain and of Canada and the governments of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and other parts of the empire and crown colonies or any officers thereof since the war with Germany closed on the absolute need of a common defence policy for the future defence of the empire?

2. If not, what action will be taken to secure such a conference or such a policy for the defence of the empire?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. The answer to the question, in the terms in which it is put is a negative one, although of course, since the war with Germany closed, the governments of the members of the British commonwealth of nations have been and are in continuous touch with one another, both on the ministerial and the official level, on questions affecting their respective defence forces.

2. Answered by No. I.

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Subtopic:   EMPIRE DEFENCE POLICY
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IMPORTS OF LUMBER FROM UNITED STATES

PC

Mr. HODGSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many thousand feet of lumber were imported from the United States (a) from January 1, 1946 to December 31, 1946; (b) from January 1, 1947 to April 1, 1947?

2. What were the different kinds of lumber and what were the quantities of each?

3. What price per thousand feet was paid for each different kind of lumber?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF LUMBER FROM UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) 58,937,000 F.B.M.; (b) The only figures available are from January 1, 1947 to February 28, 1947-13,484,000 F.B.M.

2. January 1, 1946 to December 31, 1946

Softwoods M Ft. B.M.

Pine, southern, yellow and pitch.. 3,335

Douglas fir 3,536

Pine, ponderosa and sugar 8,103

Pine, white and N.O.P 9,372

Cedar 1,628

Hemlock 43

Redwood 165

Lumber and timber softwood N.O.P 270

Total 26,452

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Questions

Hardwoods

White ash

Chestnut

Gumwood

Hickory

Mahogany

Oak

Poplar -

Walnut

Hardwood flooring

Lumber and timber hardwood N.O.P

MFt.B.M.

1

1,679

1,788

23,250

1,945

1,690

Total

32,485

January 1, 1947 to February 28, 1947

Softwoods M Ft. B.M.

Pine, southern, yellow and pitch.. 2,193

Douglas fir 594

Pine, ponderosa and sugar 962

Pine, white and N.O.P 1,486

Cedar 398

Hemlock 146

Redwood

Lumber and timber softwood N.O.P 62

Total 5,841

Hardwoods MFt.B.M.

AVhite ash 70

Chestnut 17

Gumwood

Hickory 446

Mahogany 266

Oak 5,142

Poplar 527

Walnut

Hardwood flooring .... 10

Lumber and timber hardwood

N.O.P 375

Total 7,643

3. These figures are not available in this department.

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF LUMBER FROM UNITED STATES
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MERCHANT MARINE-DISABILITY PENSIONS

CCF

Ronald Stewart Moore

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

Mr. MOORE:

How many men who served in Canada's merchant marine during the war are in receipt of disability pensions?

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Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE-DISABILITY PENSIONS
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Twenty-two (not

including one Canadian salt-water fisherman and 10 Canadian nationals who served on ships of non-Canadian registry).

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Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE-DISABILITY PENSIONS
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RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE

CCF

Mr. BRYCE:

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

1. What were the total premium receipts under the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act for the 25 years ending December 31, 1946?

2. What were the total losses in the same

period? .

3. What amount of insurance was in force under this act on December 31, 1946?

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Subtopic:   RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. $31,077,471.92.

2. $13,570,963.44 in settlement of death claims.

3. $37,020,005.05.

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Subtopic:   RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE
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EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. What foreign countries are represented by an ambassador or other representative in Canada at present?

2. Has Canada an ambassador, envoy, or other representative in each one of these countries as a separate representative for Canada?

3. How many of these foreign countries have embassies in (a) Great Britain; (b) United States; (c) France; (d) Russia?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Argentina, ambassador.

Belgium, ambassador.

Bolivia, consul general.

Brazil, ambassador.

Chile, ambassador.

China, ambassador.

Colombia, consul general.

Costa Rica, consul general.

Cuba, minister.

Czechoslovakia, minister.

Denmark, minister.

Dominican Republic, consul general. Ecuador, consul general.

France, ambassador.

Greece, ambassador.

Guatemala, consul general.

Haiti, consul general.

Honduras, lion, consul general.

Iceland, hon. consul.

Italy, representative.

Lebanon, consul.

Liberia, hon. consul.

Luxembourg, hon. consul general.

Mexico, ambassador.

Monaco, hon. consul.

Netherlands, ambassador.

Nicaragua, hon. consul general.

Norway, minister.

Panama, consul general.

Paraguay, hon. consul.

Peru, ambassador.

Poland, minister.

Portugal, hon. consul.

El Salvador, consul general.

Spain, consul general.

Sweden, minister.

Switzerland, minister.

Turkey, minister. -

U.S.S.R., charge d'affaires ad interim.

U.S.A., ambassador.

Questions

Uruguay, consul general.

Venezuela, consul general.

Yugoslavia, charge d'affaires ad interim.

2. No.

3. Information not available.

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Subtopic:   EMBASSIES AND LEGATIONS
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MERCHANT SEAMEN-MEDICAL CARE

LIB

Mr. BLANCHETTE: (Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

1. What services are maintained or assisted by the Department of National Health and Welfare for the medical care and welfare of merchant seamen in Canadian ports?

2. How many seamen have been treated under the various authorities administered by the Department of National Health and Welfare, according to the last reports issued?

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Subtopic:   MERCHANT SEAMEN-MEDICAL CARE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Such medical, surgical or other treatment as the case requires is provided under authority of Part V of the Canada Shipping Act.

(b) Grants are made annually to twelve institutions assisting sailors, in eight of the chief ports, namely Halifax, Sydney, North Sydney, Saint John, Quebec, Montreal, Vancouver and Victoria.

(c) Under authority of order in council P.C. 1862 of March 24, 1941, maintenance and medical care are provided for non-resident seamen who, because of mental or physical disabilities, were left in Canada during the war and whom it has not yet been possible to return to their own countries.

(dl) Under authority of order in council 164/6991 of September 4, 1943 (as amended) treatment of Canadian fishermen and seamen who were granted such treatment during the war years is being continued until their entitlement is completed.

(e) Under authority of order in council P.C. 9002 of November 23, 1943 (as amended) treatment of repatriated Canadian merchant seamen who were prisoners of war is being continued until their entitlement is completed.

2. Authority-Number treated;

Part V, Canada Shipping Act, 18,180 during fiscal year 1945-46.

Order in council P.C. 1862, 147.

Order in council P.C. 164/6991, 440.

Order in council P.C. 9002, 46.

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Subtopic:   MERCHANT SEAMEN-MEDICAL CARE
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EMPIRE DEFENCE POLICY

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the attention of the government been called to an address by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Bennett, former prime minister of Canada to the Women's Advertising Club in London, England, on April 15, that "Britain could no longer defend the commonwealth of nations?"

2. What has been done since the last session of parliament to secure a common defence policy for the empire, and what action has been taken in the matter?

3. Will any conference be held with the other dominions and the mother country on this matter, and when?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Not otherwise than through the publication in certain newspapers of reports of the address referred to.

2. The governments of the members of the British commonwealth of nations have been and are in continuous touch with one another on questions affecting their respective defence forces.

3. No arrangements have been made for any such conference.

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Subtopic:   EMPIRE DEFENCE POLICY
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April 21, 1947