February 4, 1948

WAR ASSETS-AIRCRAFT

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the war assets corporation sold any aircraft to foreign nations?

2. If so, how many and to which nations?

3. What were the unit prices in each case to each nation?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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WAR ASSETS-WESTMOUNT, N.S.-CLOTHING, ETC.

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN:

Liberal

1. What is the estimated value of clothing, boots, blankets and other material formerly held for sale at Westmount, Cape Breton, by the war assets corporation?

2. Were any tenders or offers made for these goods by merchants of Cape Breton?

3. Were such goods removed from Cape Breton?

4. If so, to what locality?

5. Have they been sold?

6. If so, what amount was realized from the sale of the above-mentioned material?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. It is not possible at this time to estimate the value of these goods because the work of screening the goods as to quantities and condition, which is necessary in order to estimate their value, has not yet been completed.

2. Yes.

3. Yes. Facilities for grading and disposal were not available at Westmount, Cape Breton.

4. Debert, N.S. and, for national distribution to No. 1 reclamation depot, Valleyfield, P.Q.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5 above.

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NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE OFFICERS


Mr. MeOUAIG: 1. As at December 31, 1947, how many officers were in (a) the Canadian army; (b) the Royal Canadian Air Force; (c) the Royal Canadian Navy? [DOT] 2. By provinces, in each of the three services, how many were born in Canada and how many were born abroad?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) 2,284; (b) 1.980; (c) 1,053.

2. Air

Army Force NavyPrince Edward Island 19 12 5Nova Scotia 132 92 72New Brunswick 88 53 30Quebec 353 124 68Ontario 782 650 268Manitoba 166 188 48Saskatchewan 170 241 76Alberta 119 181 78British Columbia ... 99 137 139Yukon and North West Territories .. 1 2 2Abroad 355 300 2672,284 1,980 1,053

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IMPORT RESTRICTIONS-CONFISCATED GOODS

PC

Charles Elwood Stephenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STEPHENSON:

Under the new import restriction program, what is to be done with confiscated goods coming into Canada from the United States; (a) are they to be returned to the sender; (b) are they to be held and sold by the government?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. WINTERS:

Goods imported into

Canada contrary to restrictions imposed under the emergency import control are (a) permitted to be returned to the sender, or, (b) in default of such exportation are disposed of under the provisions of the Customs Act as prohibited goods by being offered for sale by public auction or by tender.

842

Questions

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IMMIGRATION

CCF

Mr. PROBE:

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

1. What Canadian immigration offices are now operating on the continent of Europe?

2. How many "travelling teams" of immigration officials representing Canada are in Europe and in what countries are they operating?

3. On what basis do they accept or reject applicants for immigration to Canada?

4. What individuals, groups, societies, corporations or governments made applications to Canadian immigration authorities for admission to Canada of specific or general types of immigrants (excluding relatives) since V-E day?

5. How many immigrants have been admitted on behalf of each applicant mentioned in question 4?

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LIB

Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. At the present time, the immigration branch of the Department of Mines and Resources has offices in Paris, France, Brussels, Belgium, The Hague, Holland, Rome, Italy, and Heidelberg, Germany. The latter office was recently established to serve as a headquarters for the Canadian government immigration mission which is at present engaged in examination of displaced persons in Germany and Austria.

By arrangement with the Department of External Affairs, prospective migrants to Canada may also be examined and granted visas at the following places in Europe: Oslo, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark, Warsaw, Poland, Berlin, Germany, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Berne, Switzerland, Athens, Greece, Lisbon, Portugal, Moscow, Russia.

2. There are six "travelling teams" of immigration officials engaged in the examination of displaced persons in Germany and Austria.

3. Applicants for immigration to Canada on appearing in person before a Canadian immigration officer must satisfy the latter that they come within the close relative or occupational groups as set forth in order in council P.C. 4849 of November 26, 1947, or that they are admissible under the provisions of order in council P.C. 1647 of April 29, 1947, or order in council P.C. 2180 of June 6, 1947, as amended by order in council P.C. 2856 of July 18, 1947, and order in council P.C. 3926, of October 1, 1947.

It must be established that settlement arrangements for the reception in Canada of the intending immigrant are satisfactory and in the case of a person nominated by an industrial concern, there must be assurance of employment and adequate housing accommodation. The intending immigrant must pass medical examination, be of good char-

acter, satisfactory from a security viewpoint and in possession of valid travel documents establishing identity.

Order in council P.C. 4850 of November 26, 1947, prohibits the landing in Canada of all enemy aliens with the exception of the wife and minor children of a legal resident of Canada, the fiancee of a Canadian serviceman, and persons who are able to establish that they were opposed to an enemy government. Order in council P.C. 4850, of the 26th of November, 1947, however, provides that nationals of Italy, Finland, Hungary and Roumania with which countries peace treaties have been signed shall not be considered to be enemy aliens for immigration purposes.

Visa is not granted unless the Canadian immigration officer is satisfied in all these respects.

4. and 5. Up to December 31, 1947, there have been 20,201 applications of various companies and organizations approved and of this number, 5,091 have been admitted to Canada. Hereunder is a list of the companies and organizations showing the number of applications which have been made and the arrivals in each case:-

Company or Organization Applica- Arrivals

tions

The Spruce Falls Power

and Paper Co., Ltd. .. 600 600

The Great Lakes Paper

Co., Ltd 420 420

Abitibi Power and Paper

Co., Ltd 597 597

Brompton Pulp and

Paper 400 400

Driftwood Lands and

Timber Co., Ltd 100 100Gillies Bros, and Co., Ltd. 70 70Hammermill Paper Co. . 25 25Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Co., Ltd. .. 150 150A. E. Wicks Ltd 150 150Kormac Lumber Co. ... 50 50

Nipigon Lake Timber

Co

200 200Pigeon Timber Co 300 300

J. J. McFadden Lumber

Co

100 100Mountjoy Timber Co. .. 40 40

Rudolph-McChesney

Lumber Co 60 60

Marathon Paper Mills of

Canada 200 100

T. S. Woollings and

Company

100 50Woollings Forest Products 50 25

Questions

Company or Organization Applica- Arrivals Company or Organization Applica- Arrivals

tions tions

Barry's Bay Lumber Co., Canadian Johns-Manville

Ltd 25 Co., Ltd 25 Staniforth Lumber Co... 25 Canadian Malartic Gold Singer Co., Ltd 35 Mines Ltd 10 R. F. Welch Construction Chesterville Mines Ltd. 15 Co., Ltd 1,500 95 Coniaurum Mines Ltd.. 15 Canadian Pacific Consolidated Beattie Railway 2,055 175 Mines Ltd 50 Algoma Central Railway East Sullivan Mines Ltd. 25 Co 80 Falconbridge Nickel The Hydro Electric Power Mines Ltd 20 Commission of Ontario 2,000 91 Golden Manitou Mines Hollinger Consolidated Ltd 50 4Gold Mines Ltd 300 60 Hallnor Mines Ltd 12 Kerr Addison Gold Mines Louvicourt Goldfield Ltd 90 12 Corporation 25 2Kirkland Lake Gold Macassa Mines Ltd 32 2Mines Ltd 20 Matachewan Consolidated Lamaque Mining Co., Mines Ltd 20 Ltd 30 4 McIntyre Porcupine Leitch Gold Mines Limi- Mines Ltd 60 ted 15 Noranda Mines Ltd 200 10Little Long Lac Gold O'Brien Gold Mines Ltd. 40 Mines 40 San Antonio Gold Mines Malartic Gold Fields Ltd 75 Limited 90 25 Waite Amulet Mines Ltd. 70 Pamour-Porcupine Mines Wright-Hargreaves Mines Ltd 30 Ltd 12 Paymaster Consolidated Buffalo Ankerite Gold Mines Ltd 44 Mines Ltd 50 iSigma Mines (Quebec) Consolidated Central Ltd 35 5 Cadillac Mines Ltd. .. 30 Stadacona Mines Ltd... 15 McKenzie Red Lake Gold Sylvanite Gold Mines Ltd. 42 6 Mines Ltd 6 Teck-Hughes Gold Mines 24 Molybdenite Corp. of Central Patricia Gold Canada Ltd 25 Mines Ltd 75 Renabie Mines Ltd 20 Keno Hill Mining Co., Senator Rouyn Ltd 20 Ltd 50 Sheep Creek Gold Mines Madsen Red Lake Gold Ltd 25 Mines Ltd 50 Sullivan Consolidated Delnite Gold Mines Ltd. 35 Mines Ltd 50 25Perron Gold Mines Ltd. 40 10 Tobum Gold Mines Ltd. 10 East Malartic Gold Mines Dionne Spinning Mills Ltd 100 25 Ltd 100 100Lake Shore Mines Ltd... 50 Woods Manufacturing Co. Pickle Crow Gold Mines Ltd 100 Ltd 125 40 Primary Textiles Institute 100 Hasaga Gold Mines Limi- Milton Brick Ltd 10 125 20 Starrat Olsen Gold Mines Interprovincial Brick Co., Ltd 100 10 Ltd 10 Bathurst Feldspar Mines The Cooksville Co., Ltd. 40 Ltd 10 Booth Brick Co., Ltd. .. 10 Belleterre Quebec Mines Toronto Brick Co., Ltd. 10 Ltd 5 Brampton Brick Co., Ltd. 10 Campbell Red Lake F. B. McFarren Brick Co. 5 Mines Ltd 25 Steel Co. of Canada Ltd. 175

5849-54J

Questions

Company or Organization Applica- Arrivals

tions

Algoma Steel Co. of

Canada Ltd 215

Imperial Iron Corp 64

Hahn Brass Co., Ltd.... 15

Smith Bros. & Wilson ... 20

Bird Construction Co.,

Ltd 12

Canadian Construction

Assoc 180

Aluminum Co. of Canada

Ltd 50

Essex Packers Ltd 100

The National Council of Clothing Manufacturers

of Canada 2,316 36

Montreal Dress Manufacturers Guild 200

The Canadian Terrazzo and Mosaic Contractors' Assoc 70

Canadian Jewish Congress-Orphans

1,000 193Domestics

3,000 704Maltese

50020,201 5,091

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ISLAND POND- PORTLAND, ME., LINE

?

Mr. HA ZEN:

1. How much of the operating expenses in 1946 of the Canadian National Railways line that runs from a point near Island Pond, Vermont, 'to Portland, Maine, and amounted to $2,674,000 was paid in United States dollars?

2. How much of the gross earnings in 1946 over this line, that amounted to $2,094,000 were received in United States dollars?

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. OBEVRIER:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. $2,348,482.

2. Without examination of the individual waybills and tickets for all traffic handled, determination of the amount of N.E. lines revenues of $2,094,000 for the year 1946 collected in US. funds is not possible.

On traffic handled by N.E. lines in 1946 on which the charges were collectable at points on those lines, there was received in U.S. funds $3,196,360. of which some part was payable to other lines participating in the traffic. On the traffic handled by N.E. lines where the charges were collectable at points on other lines, other than those of the C.N.R. in Canada, the N.E. lines earnings were received in U.S. funds.

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CONTRACTS AWARDED BY DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS

PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MURPHY:

What contracts, if any, of $5,000 or more were awarded by the Department of Public Works during years ending March 31, 1946 and March 31, 1947, and since March 31, 1947, to date, where tenders were not invited?

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February 4, 1948