May 19, 1947

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes. The dominion government was requested to relax the export controls on infested birch. This was refused because of the difficulty of differentiating between lumbei cut from infested trees and lumber cut from healthy ones and, also, the need of protecting Canadian consumers. Instead, a proposal was made to the government of Nova Scotia that if the cut of birch this year exceeded that of last year, 75 per cent of this excess could be exported. See also statements by the minister at page 2539 of Hansard for April 29, 1947.

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Subtopic:   DISEASE IN NOVA SCOTIA BIRCH
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PERMANENT FORCE BANDS

PC

Mr. KIDD:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many permanent force (silver or brass) bands are at present on the strength of the permanent forces, army, navy or air?

2. Where are they now located and what is the present strength of each unit?

Questions

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Subtopic:   PERMANENT FORCE BANDS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Navy, 3; army, 3; air force, 3.

2.

Service-Location-Present Strength Navy-H.M.C.S. Naden, Esquimalt, 24; H.M.C.S. Stadacona Halifax, 11; H.M.C.S. Warrior, (Seagoing), 10.

Army-Shilo Camp, Manitoba, 23; Brock-ville, Ontario, 25; Quebec, P.Q., 23.

Air Force-Ottawa, Ontario, 39; Toronto, Ontario, 30; Edmonton, Alberta, 30.

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Subtopic:   PERMANENT FORCE BANDS
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NATIONAL INCOME AND GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. What was the total national income of Canada for (a) 1930; (b) 1933; (c) 1936; (d) 1939; (e) 1942; (f) 1943; (g) 1944; (h) 1945; (i) 1946 and how is said total national income defined?

2. What was the gross national product for each of the above years and how is said gross national product defined?

3. How much was received by persons in Canada (a) as wages; (b) as salaries; (c) as interest, dividends, etc., in each of the above years and what was the total number of persons who received the amounts indicated in the answers to (a), (b) and (c) of this question?

4. What is the estimated total national income and the estimated gross national product for 1947?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL INCOME AND GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. National income is defined by the dominion bureau of statistics as the earnings of Canadian residents in productive activities, including salaries and wages, military pay and allowances, investment income, and net income of agriculture and other individual enterprise. On the basis of methods now in use, estimates are as yet available only for 1938 and subsequent years. Estimates of years prior to 1938 are available on an older basis which was discontinued after 1944. The older estimates are not comparable with the present ones.

National income (millions of dollars)

Older basis now discon-

Basis now in tinued (not use by Dom- comparable inion Bureau with previous of Statistics column)

(a) 1930 not available $4,452(b) 1933 not available 2,723(c) 1936 not available 3,827(d) 1939

$4,221 4,570(e) 1942

8,277 8,044(f) 1943

9,069 8,724(g) 1944

9,685 9,186(h) 1945

9,587 not available(i) 1946

9,212 not available

2. Gross national product at market prices is defined as the value of all goods and services produced in a year by the labour, capital

and enterprise of Canadian residents measured by a consolidated account of all costs involved in their production. These costs include salaries and wages, military pay and allowances, investment income, and the net income of individual enterprise as well as indirect taxes less subsidies, and depreciation allowances. Purchases of goods and services by one business from another are not included in this compilation. Estimates of the gross national product are available only for 1938 and subsequent years.

(a) 1930

(b) 1933

(c) 1936

(d) 1939

(e) 1942

(f) 1943

(g) 1944

(h) 1945

(i) 1946

Gross national product (millions of dollars) . not available . not available . not available . $ 5,495

. 10,296

. 11,124

. 11,771

. 11,478

. 11,129

3. Salaries and wages received by persons in, Canada have not yet been estimated as separate totals but only in a combined total. Interest, dividends, etc., received by persons in Canada are called investment income but estimates of these amounts include also the profits of governmental and private corporations.

(c) Investment

(a) and (b) income includ-salaries and ing interest, Wages dividends, etc. (millions of dollars)

(a) 1930 not available not available(b) 1933 not available not available(c) 1936 not-available not available(d) 1939

2,540 782(e>

1942

4,233 1,765(f) 1943

4,790 1,809(g) 1944

4,969 1,785(h) 1945

4,865 1,916(i) 1946

5,112 1,776

The total number of persons receiving salaries and wages in 1946 may be estimated as

follows:

November 17, 1945 3,070,000

February 23, 1946 3,073,000

June 1, 1946 3,202,000

August 31, 1946 3,323,000

November 9, 1946 3,375,000

March 1, 1947 3,277,000

These estimates are obtained by deducting from the total labour force the following groups: own account workers, employers, unpaid family workers and persons seeking

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work who have never had a job. Unemployed wage earners, though not working on the dates given, were almost all working at one time or another in the course of the year.

Information prior to 1945 is only available for census years. The number of persons in receipt of interest, dividends, etc., have not been estimated for any date.

4. Statistical information is not yet available for the estimation of total national income and gross national product in 1947. The Minister of Finance presented an advance estimate of gross national product for 1947 in the budget speech (Hansard, Tuesday, April 29, 1947, page 2545).

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL INCOME AND GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
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SUGAR-CONSUMPTION FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

Of the total quantity of sugar consumed in Canada last year, what percentage was used (a) for household use; (b) by bakeries; (c) by soft drink manufacturers; (d) by jam and marmalade manufacturers; (e) for the production of wine; (f) for all other purposes?

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Subtopic:   SUGAR-CONSUMPTION FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

Total quantity of

sugar consumed in 1945: lbs. 947,135,428.

per cent

(a) household (See item (h))

(b) bakeries

4-8(c) soft drinks

6-0(d) fruit and vegetable preparations 8-4(e) wine

0-9(f) biscuits and confectionery

10-5(g) other manufacturing industries 6-3(h) all other purposes (householduse, hotels, etc.)

63 T

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Subtopic:   SUGAR-CONSUMPTION FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES
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EGG FLATS AND FILLERS

CCF

Mr. BENTLEY:

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

1. Are egg flats and fillers manufactured anywhere in Canada?

2. If so (a) where; (b) from what material?

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Subtopic:   EGG FLATS AND FILLERS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) Brantford, Ont., Trenton, Ont., St. Boniface, Man., Victoria, B.C.

(b) Materials used:

Ground wood.

Paper board.

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Subtopic:   EGG FLATS AND FILLERS
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EXPORTS OF FEED GRAINS

PC

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

Progressive Conservative

1. What amount of malting barley has been exported to the United States of America or other countries since January 1, 1947, to date?

2. What amounts of feed grains have been exported to the United States of America or other countries since January .1, 1947, to date?

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF FEED GRAINS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Malting barley is not separately classified

in trade statistics. Exports of barley of all kinds during the period January 1 to April 30, 1947, were as follows: To United States,

64,268 bushels; to other countries, 423,686 bushels.

2. Feed grains are not separately classified in trade statistics. Exports of grains of all grades during the period January 1 to April 30, 1947, were as follows:

To United To Other

States Countries

Bushels Bushels

Corn

33,792 51,464Oats

984,228 5,059,485Rye

168,012 812,135Wheat

37,103 37,382,005

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF FEED GRAINS
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POST OFFICE SEALS

PC

Mr. HENDERSON:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the post office department call for tenders for two million post office seals?

2. If so, what was the name of the successful tenderer?

3. What was the price per M paid for the seals?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE SEALS
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Mayer Sealing Devices Reg'd., Montreal.

3. $2.60 per 1,000, sales tax included, f.o.b. Post Office Department, Ottawa.

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE SEALS
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY SHARES

May 19, 1947