March 10, 1948

FILM BOARD-PHOTO-FLASH BULBS

PC

Mr. FRASER:

Progressive Conservative

1. What quantity of flashlight bulbs did the

national film board buy during the year 1947 for their stills department? _

2. How many of these bulbs were of Canadian manufacture?

3. Were any of these bulbs imported from the United States of America?

4. If so, what quantity was imported (a) prior to November 18, 1947; (b) from November 18, 1947 to December 31. 1947; (c) from January 1, 1948 to March 1, 1948?

Questions

5. What was price paid for flashlight bulbs bought in Canada?

6. What was total cost of flashlight bulbs imported! during 1947?

7. What was cost of flashlight bulbs imported since 1947?

Topic:   FILM BOARD-PHOTO-FLASH BULBS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. WINTERS:

1. Type Quantity AmountPhoto-flash #25 white . 480 $ 68.16Photo-flash (super) Wabash press #40 . 3,240 517.05Photo-flash #5B . 1.800 309.59Photo-flash Sync Press #5. . 9.600 1.114.35Photo-flash Mazda #22.... . 3,240 479.56Photo-flash #31 focal plane . 258 57.5218,618 $2,546.232. All.3. No.4. Not applicable.5. $2,546.23.6. Nil.7. Nil.

Topic:   FILM BOARD-PHOTO-FLASH BULBS
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NATURALIZATION-CHINESE

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. How many applications for naturalization were received in the calendar year 1947 from persons of Chinese nationality resident in Canada ?

2. IIow many naturalization certificates were issued to persons of Chinese nationality?

Topic:   NATURALIZATION-CHINESE
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON (Hamilton West): (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Applications for naturalization (Canadian citizenship) received during the calendar year 1947, from persons of Chinese nationality resident in Canada, are as follows:

(a) Applications filed by Chinese aliens, but not yet approved by the courts, 1,578.

2. Number of certificates of Canadian citizenship issued' to persons of Chinese nationality during the calendar year 1947, as follows:

(a) Certificates issued to Chinese aliens 30

(b) Certificates of proof of status issued

to Chinese born in Canada 19

(c) Certificates of proof of status issued to Chinese naturalized under prior

legislation 44

Total 93

Topic:   NATURALIZATION-CHINESE
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VETERANS PENSIONS-STATUS ON REMARRIAGE

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Mr. COLD WELL:

1. Is there a date after which, if veterans of the first world war marry or remarry, no additional pension is payable on behalf of the wife?

2. If so, what is this date?

3. If such a date has been set what is the reason for setting (a) any date; (b) this particular date?

Topic:   VETERANS PENSIONS-STATUS ON REMARRIAGE
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LIB

Mr. GREGG: (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. May 1, 1944.

3. (a) and (b) Decisions of parliament, as enacted by chapter 45, 23-24 George V, assented to May 23, 1933, and chapter 62, 10 George VI, assented to August 31, 1946.

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AIR TRAINING PLAN

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Will consideration be given to re-establishing the empire air training plan for future defence purposes of the commonwealth?

Topic:   AIR TRAINING PLAN
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Each of the nations in the British commonwealth has its own air force and arrangements for training and no commonwealth government has suggested a re-establishment of the British commonwealth air training plan. There is close co-operation and exchange of information, and a number of R.C.A.F. officers are in the United Kingdom and a number of R.A.F. officers are in Canada on instructional or staff work.

All matters relating to defence between the nations of the commonwealth will continue to be considered as occasion requires.

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EMPIRE AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE DEFENCE

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Minister of National Defence go to Washington to discuss with the President or Secretary for War of the United1 States, plans for joint defence of the western hemisphere, or of the two countries, Canada and the United States? If so, when?

2. Has the Minister of National Defence held any conferences with the Secretary of State for War of Great Britain, on defence, or with the ministers of defence for the other dominions on the joint defence of the empire in future?

Topic:   EMPIRE AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE DEFENCE
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. The Minister of National Defence was in Washington from January 12 to 15, where he was received by the President, visited the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the War College and met the Secretary of Defence, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of the Air Force, the four Chiefs of Staff, the United States Section of the Permanent Joint Board on Defence, the liaison officers in Washington of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and the Canadian Joint Staff Mission. In the course of these meetings there were exchanges of information on defence organization, training of officers, etc.

2. Since his appointment, the Minister of National Defence has not been in the United Kingdom and none of the British defence

Questions

ministers has been in Canada. Discussions similar to those at Washington took place with the Minister of Defence, the three service ministers and various officials in Australia and also in New Zealand with the Minister of Defence, the chiefs of staff and other officials. There are continuous exchanges of information between the defence departments of the United Kingdom and other nations of the commonwealth.

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POST OFFICES-NEW BRUNSWICK

PC

Mr. HATFIELD:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many government-owned post offices are there in New Brunswick with a revenue less than $10,000 per year?

2. Where are these offices located?

Topic:   POST OFFICES-NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. 21.

2. Atholville, Buctouche, Chipman, Gage-town, Hampton Station, Hartland, Hillsborough, Marysville, Milltown, Minto, North Head, Perth, Rexton, Richibucto, Rogersville, St. George, St. Leonard. Salisbury, Shediac, South Nelson, West Bathurst.

Topic:   POST OFFICES-NEW BRUNSWICK
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ALASKA FUR SEAL AGREEMENT

PC

Mr. PEARKES:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the number of seal skins which have been delivered to Canada annually during the past five years under the Alaska fur seal agreement between Canada and the United States ?

2. Where have these skins been cured?

3. W'hat portion, if any, of the expenses connected with the killing, shipping, curing and sale of these skins is borne by Canada?

4. What amounts have been received by Canada during the past five years for the sale of the skins?

5. Has the sale of any portion of Canada's share in the total number of seals killed under the agreement taken place outside of Canada?

6. If so, what revenue did Canada derive from such transaction?

Topic:   ALASKA FUR SEAL AGREEMENT
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March 10, 1948