It is not possible to give the estimated loss for each year as during the war years statistics were not taken which would provide the information desired. Based1 on cost ascertainment figures for the fiscal year ended 31st March 1947, however, it is estimated that the loss sustained by the post office department in handling newspapers and' periodicals mailed by publishers is approximately $7,200,000 per annum.
Subtopic: POSTAL SERVICE-LOSS IN HANDLING NEWSPAPERS
1. Number of houses built by Wartime Housing Limited to 31st December, 1947, is 30,841. Houses purchased in the process of land acquisition and which were remodelled for occupancy, 294.
At December 31, 1947, there are under construction or under contract but not completed, 5,354.
2. Of these 30,841 houses completed as of
December 31, 1947
(a) four-room houses 17,116(b) five-room houses
6,370(c) six-room houses
7,340(d) over six-room houses
special types built for veterans
under special contracts 15
3. Total cost of all houses completed and under construction to 31st December, 1947, is 8123,055,595.49.
4. As. building costs vary considerably in different localities and from year to year, no records have been maintained as to average costs of any type of house. Definite costs can be established for any type of house, at any location.
5. If available, average over-all cost would only include charges strictly applicable to construction.
6. The administration of Wartime Housing Limited ceased as at 31st December, 1946. On January 2, 1947, the administration passed to the management of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
At 31st December, 1946, the total cost of administration of all wartime housing properties including operation of houses, staff houses and commissionaries, maintenance, community service, head office expenses, architects' fees, legal expenses and all other expenses was $20,640,569.15.
The British Ministry of Food acts as agent for the Canadian sugar administration in purchases of cane sugar from abroad. These purchases are made from time to time, in consultation with the Canadian 5849-149J
authority, whenever, in the judgment of the buyer, prices are considered to be favourable. While the laid down cost of supplies for delivery in 1948 cannot yet be determined, depending as it does upon such variable factors as shipping costs, the average may exceed the existing ceiling price by a small amount. Since these purchases were made, however, the price of sugar on world markets has declined so that the Canadian ceiling does not depress domestic prices below the prices at which cane sugar could be laid down in Canada at the present time.
Subtopic: SUGAR BEETS-PRICE TO CANADIAN PRODUCER
1. How many national film board circuits in each province of Canada were financed (a) entirely by the national film board; (b) jointly by the national film board and the province or independent agency; (c) entirely by the province or an independent agency, at the close of the calendar years 1946 and 1947?
2. Wh-at were the titles and subject matter of the ten films most widely circulated through national film board distribution channels during the period January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1947 and how large an audience did they reach?
Subtopic: FILM BOARD-CIRCUITS-FILM DISTRIBUTION
British Columbia .. 7 8Alberta ... 6 6Saskatchewan .. ... 9 5Manitoba ... 7 6Ontario ... 13 11Quebec ... 14 9New Brunswick .. 5 5Nova Scotia ... 5 6Prince Edward Is. 1 ,167 572. The ten films most widely circulated through National Film Board non-theatrical distribution channels:
Title *- Subject Matter *- Audience Reached
House I Live In, racial tolerance, 235,173.
White Safari, the Exercise Musk-Ox expedition across the Canadian Arctic, 204,260.
Wind from the West, life in Northern Sweden, 188,340.
Listen to the Prairies, the Manitoba music festival and its place in community cultural life, 182,180.
New North, the Alaska highway and its potentialities for opening Canada's rich northwest, 178,728.
Vegetable Insects, the commoner varieties of garden pests, the damage they do, and measures of control, 172,095.
Life on the Western Marshes, conservation projects to save ducks, geese and other wildlife oni the marshes of western Canada, 171,113.
Search Unending, the story of how new oil deposits are discovered and developed in Canada, 162,839.
Bronco Busters, the wild horses of Alberta, and the Calgary stampede, 161,487.