May 5, 1948

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDING CHANGES IN STAFF COMPENSATION

LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to lay on the table of the house a report from the civil service commission recommending changes in compensation of the staff of the library of parliament.

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
Subtopic:   REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RECOMMENDING CHANGES IN STAFF COMPENSATION
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PRICES COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF PFRSONNEL


Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (for the Minister of Transport) moved: That the name of Mr. McGregor be substituted for that of Mr. Homuth on the special committee on prices. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PRAIRIE FARMERS INCOME TAX GUIDE

SC

Mr. ASHBY:

Social Credit

1. What are the names of all individuals who assisted in any way in the wording or drawing up of the prairie farmers income tax guide?

2. Have any of these individuals at any time changed their names?

3. If so, what were their original names?

4. What positions are held by all the individuals in question (1)?

5. Have any of these individuals received training at the London (England) School of Economics?

6. Have any of these individuals ever successfully operated a farm?

7. Have any of these individuals ever successfully operated any private business?

8. If so, what was that business?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARMERS INCOME TAX GUIDE
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

The Prairie Farmers Income Tax Guide and Farm Account Book was compiled with the assistance of many officials of the taxation division who were fully conversant with the income tax problems of farmers in western Canada, also as a result of consultations with and comments received from senior officials of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the federal Department of Agriculture and other representative farm organizations.

It may also be stated that the Account Book section of the above-mentioned instructional publication was assembled after officials of the taxation division had conducted a thorough examination of various farm account books published by other departments of the government and by many private businesses, and had ascertained that such account books were inadequate in relation to the many problems arising out of income tax which affect western farmers.

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARMERS INCOME TAX GUIDE
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NATIONAL HOUSING ACT-LOANS APPROVED

CCF

Eric Bowness McKay

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

Mr. McKAY:

How many loans have been approved for home owners and builders for sale under the national housing acts up to March 31, 1948 in (a) Canada; (b) Saskatchewan?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT-LOANS APPROVED
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT-LOANS APPROVED
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-LIQUOR REGULATIONS

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. Who is responsible for the administration of liquor laws in the Northwest Territories and how is such official or officials appointed?

2. Through what agency or agencies is liquor obtained for sale in the Northwest Territories?

3. How many outlets of various kinds for liquor sale are there in the territories and where are they situated?

4. What hours for the sale of liquor have been established?

5. What amount of profit has accrued from the sale of liquor in the Northwest Territories in each of the last two years of official record and what disposal was made of the funds so obtained?

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Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-LIQUOR REGULATIONS
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. The council of the Northwest Territories which is appointed by the governor in council under the provisions of the Northwest Territories Act, chapter 142, R.S.C. 1927.

2. Through the Saskatchewan liquor board under the direction of the Northwest Territories council.

3. (a) There are two government liquor stores, one at Yellowknife and the other at Forth Smith.

(b) Licensed premises in the Yellowknife administrative district are: Yellowknife hotel; Ingraham hotel; Canadian Legion premises.

4. (a) Stores: The territorial liquor agent, subject to the approval of the commissioner of the Northwest Territories, may prescribe the days and hours at which the liquor stores shall be kept open for the sale of liquor. The present hours of sale are as follows: Yellowknife, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Sunday; Fort Smith, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Sunday.

(b) Licensed hotel beer premises, Yellowknife: Yellowknife hotel authorized recently to operate beer parlour 24 hours per day except over week end. This was allowed in order to accommodate employees on shift duty at the mines. Ordinarily the beer parlours would be open from 8 a.m. to midnight.

(c) Cocktail lounge, Yellowknife: Open 12 noon to 12 midnight Monday to Friday inclusive; Saturday noon to 11.30 p.m.

In the case of beer parlours and the cocktail lounge, the local trustee board of the Yellowknife administrative district fixes the hours of sale subject to approval by the commissioner.

5. (a) The moneys acquired in the administration of the territorial liquor ordinance are credited to a special account in the consolidated revenue fund to be applied to territorial purposes.

(b) Net operating revenue from liquor stores:

Fiscal year 1946-47 $206,227.77

Fiscal year 1947-48 196,370.57

(c) Proceeds of fines, fees and

sundry 1946-48 10,273.24

Total $412,871,58

(d) Expenditure from liquor fund:

Fiscal year 1946-47 $ 40,851.80

Fiscal year 1947-48 334,385.64

(this item subject to adjustment when final returns available)

Total $375,237.44

(e) The expenditure referred to above covers disbursements for numerous administrative purposes including substantial grants for schools and hospitals ($297,630), construction of buildings, roads, bridges ($48,637), and payments for special services and supplies ($28,970).

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Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-LIQUOR REGULATIONS
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FLOOD CONDITIONS-TORONTO AREA

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the attention of the government been called to the new floods at Ward's Island caused from the high east wind on Tuesday, April 27, by which 50 cottages were badly damaged and flooded as water crashed over the federal government breakwater past them into the lagoon ?

2. What action will be taken in the matter?

3. Is this a government breakwater or not similar to the one at the Eastern Gap and running from Ward's to Centre Island on the lake front?

4. Who paid the cost of erecting several groynes into Lake Ontario from this breakwater ?

5. What action will be taken to meet the situation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS-TORONTO AREA
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PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, as a return has been brought down, and it is satisfactory, I would ask that this question be dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS-TORONTO AREA
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May 5, 1948