March 18, 1948

POSTAL SERVICE-LOSS IN HANDLING NEWSPAPERS

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

What has been the estimiaited loss for each of the past five years sustained by the Post Office Department as a result of handling newspapers?

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Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-LOSS IN HANDLING NEWSPAPERS
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

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.

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Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-LOSS IN HANDLING NEWSPAPERS
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WARTIME HOUSING

PC

Mr. McGREGOR:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many houses have been constructed by Wartime Housing Limited to December 31, 1947?

2. Of these how many -are (a) four -rooms;

(b) five rooms; (e) six rooms; (d) more than

six rooms?

3. What was the total cost of all these houses?

4. What was the -average overall cost of the (a) four-room houses; (b) five-room houses;

(c) six-room houses; (d) more than six-room houses?

5. Did the average overall cost of these houses include the cost of administration?

Questions

6. Whiat was the total cost of the administration of Wartime Housing Limited including *architects' fees, to December 31, 1947?

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING
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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. 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

nil

special types built for veterans

under special contracts 15

Total 30,841

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.

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Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING
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SUGAR BEETS-PRICE TO CANADIAN PRODUCER

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Why dines the Canadian sugar beet producer not receive a price equal to that paid on purchases made by the government sugar agency to cane growers in British West Indies, Cuba, Fiji and Santo Domingo?

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Subtopic:   SUGAR BEETS-PRICE TO CANADIAN PRODUCER
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LIB

Gleason Belzile (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. BELZILE:

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.

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Subtopic:   SUGAR BEETS-PRICE TO CANADIAN PRODUCER
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POST OFFICE BUILDINGS

LIB

Mr. BOIVIN:

Liberal

1. Has the government of Canada built any new' post offices since 1949 ?

2. Has the said government made any additions to existing post offices?

3. If so, in what localities?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE BUILDINGS
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

1, 2 and 3.

New post office buildings built since 1940. Year Place

1941 Toronto, Ont., temporary building.

1943 Dawson Creek, B.C., temporary building.

1944 Halifax, N.S., temporary building for fleet mail offices.

Additions made to existing post office buildings since 1940.

1943 Shelburne, N.S.

1943 Ottawa, Ont., Temporary addition to Postal Terminal.

1943 Grande Prairie, Alta.

1946 Montreal, P.Q., Postal Station "S".

1946 Lethbridge, Alta.

1946 Woodstock, Ont.

1946 Sarnia, Ont.

1946 Valleyfield, P.Q.

1946 Leamington, Ont.

1947 Hull, P.Q.

1947 Toronto, Ont., City Delivery Building- Not yet completed.

1947 North Battleford, Sask.

1947 Kamloops, B.C.-Not yet completed. 1947 La Tuque, P.Q.

1947 St. Joseph d'Alma, P.Q.

1947 Lac Megantic, P.Q.-Not yet completed. 1947 St. Boniface, Man.-Not yet completed.

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE BUILDINGS
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R.C.A.F.-AUTHORIZED AND ACTUAL STRENGTH- AIRFIELDS

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. What is the (a) authorized strength; (b) actual strength, of the Royal Canadian Air Force?

2. How many airfields are being operated by the K.C.A.F. in Canada at present?

Questions

3. How many of the present strength of the R.C.A.F. is (a) flying personnel? (b) ground staff?

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-AUTHORIZED AND ACTUAL STRENGTH- AIRFIELDS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) 18,221, subject to the total actual strength not exceeding 14,191 for the present.

(b) 11,878, as of March 1, 1948.

2. 31.

3. (a) 1,282, not including armament,

photography and aircraft maintenance personnel who may be called upon to fly as crew members.

(b) 10,596 as of 1st March, 1948.

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Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-AUTHORIZED AND ACTUAL STRENGTH- AIRFIELDS
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FILM BOARD-CIRCUITS-FILM DISTRIBUTION

CCF

Mrs. STRUM:

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

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?

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Subtopic:   FILM BOARD-CIRCUITS-FILM DISTRIBUTION
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LIB

Mr. WINTERS: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. (a) Entirely NFB

Dec. 31/46 Dec. 31/47

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.

(b) Joint (c) Independent

(Estimated)

. 31/46 Dec. 31/47 Dec. 31/46 Dec. 31/473 4 1 24 4 16 213 3 18 183 0 0 023 21 2 61 1 2 140 4 0 00 1 0 00 1 0 037 39 39 61

West Wind, the beauties of the Canadian, wild as seen through the eyes of Tom Thomson, famous Canadian artist of the original group of seven, 149,234.

Theatrical Distribution: The ten films most widely exhibited in Canadian theatres during 1947. The estimated audiences averaged 1,225,000 per film.

Ski Skill, demonstration of skiing techniques by an expert.

Montreal by Night, interpretation of Montreal as a distinctive bilingual metropolis.

One World or None, sets forth basic facts concerning atomic energy and importance of way in which united nations deal with it.

R.C.M.P. file 1365, criminal investigation methods of R.C.M.P. shown through the dramatization of an actual murder case.

River Watch, how the St. Lawrence river is kept open, for safe navigation.

What's on Your Mind, today's mental health problems and progress made by Canadian scientists in their treatment.

Tomorrow's Citizens, discusses the education of today's children in the light of problems created by the atomic age.

Questions

Mexico Today, interprets modern Mexico for Canadians and indicates Mexican-Canadian trade relations.

Challenge of Housing, surveys present day housing problems and the attempts being made in various countries to solve them.

Careers and Cradles, pictures women's struggle for equality since suffragette days and present success of Canadian, women in many fields of endeavour.

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Subtopic:   FILM BOARD-CIRCUITS-FILM DISTRIBUTION
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. How many government employees are required to administer the Prairie Farm Assistance Act in (a) Canada; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta?

2. What have been the administrative costs of the Prairie Farm Assistance Act for each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947?

3. What has been the expenditure under the act in (a) Canada; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947?

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA
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March 18, 1948