May 20, 1948

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

As far as that question is concerned the hon. gentleman can get the information just as quickly and as easily as I can, because I would have to get it from the shipping companies. I think the purpose of placing questions on the order paper is to obtain information which an hon. member cannot get elsewhere.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-FREIGHT RATES FROM CHURCHILL AND HALIFAX
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CCF

Robert Ross (Roy) Knight

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

Mr. KNIGHT:

The purpose of the question, as far as I am concerned, is that the answer may become a matter of public record. That is why it was placed on the order paper.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-FREIGHT RATES FROM CHURCHILL AND HALIFAX
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

I am not in a position to give the answer, because I have not the information, and neither has the government.

I woidd have to obtain it from the ocean steamship companies, and I suggest that my hon. friend can get it from them as well as I could.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-FREIGHT RATES FROM CHURCHILL AND HALIFAX
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Questions dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-FREIGHT RATES FROM CHURCHILL AND HALIFAX
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GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCTION-PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT

PC

Lewis Menary

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MENARY:

What percentage was private capital investment of the gross national production in Canada for each of the years 11)45. 1946, and 1947?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCTION-PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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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:

The following table

shows the percentage which gross private capital investment was of gross national product in Canada, for 1945, 1946, and 1947:

Percentage of gross

Gross domestic national product

investment 1945 1946 1947New housing* .... New construction (ex- 1-8 2-9 3-5cept housing) and new machinery equipment! .... and 5-6 8-5 12-0Investment in inven- tories -2-5t 3-3 5-9Total 4-9 14-7 21-4

*Does not include construction by Wartime Housing Limited.

[Includes investment by private business and publicly owned public utilities.

tThe value of inventories declined in this year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCTION-PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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MINING-NEW INVESTMENT IN DURABLE PHYSICAL ASSETS

PC

Lewis Menary

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MENARY:

What is the estimated new investment for mining in Canada for the year 1948 in durable physical assets excluding, if any, direct government investment, and what was the actual, or if not yet available, estimated actual for the years 1945, 1946, and 1947?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MINING-NEW INVESTMENT IN DURABLE PHYSICAL ASSETS
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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:

Estimated expenditures on new investment by the mining industry in Canada in durable physical assets excluding any direct government investment:

1945

$16-7 million1946

33-6 million1947

66-3 million1948

76-6 million (forecast)

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MINING-NEW INVESTMENT IN DURABLE PHYSICAL ASSETS
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POSTAL SERVICE-SALARIES OF LETTER CARRIERS

PC

Mr. LOCKHART:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the schedule of salaries paid to letter carriers in 1938?

2. What increases in salaries have been granted such persons since 1938?

3. What steps are being taken at the present time to increase salaries of letter carriers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-SALARIES OF LETTER CARRIERS
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LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. $1,020-81.140-81,260-81,38041,500.

2. The effective dates of the increases and the increased salaries paid were as follows:

1st July, 1944-81,200-81,320-81,440-81,56081,620 plus cost of living bonus.

1st April, 1946-$1,320-81,440-81,560-81,680-81,800 plus cost of living bonus.

Questions

1st September, 1946 (consolidation of salary and cost of living bonus)-$1,644-$l,764,$1,884-$2,004-82.124.

1st October, 1947-$1,620-11,740-SI,86041,980-$2,100-82,160.

The adjustment effective 1st October, 1947, provided that employees in receipt of salary at the rates of $1,644-$1,764-SI ,884 would receive an immediate increase of $216 per annum, those at $2,004, an immediate increase of $156 per annum and those at $2,124 an immediate increase of $36 per annum.

3. No further action is being taken at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE-SALARIES OF LETTER CARRIERS
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CHARTERED BANKS

LOANS FOR CAPITAL

PC

Lewis Menary

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MENARY:

What was the total amount for all chartered banks in Canada of (a) loans for capital investment; (b) cash reserves, as of December 31, 1945, 1946 and 1947?

Topic:   CHARTERED BANKS
Subtopic:   LOANS FOR CAPITAL
Sub-subtopic:   CASH RESERVES
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LIB

Gleason Belzile (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. BELZILE:

(a) Not of government record. The Bank Act does not require the chartered banks to make returns concerning loans for capital investment.

(b) Deposits by chartered banks with the Bank of Canada and Bank of Canada notes held by chartered banks:

December 31, 1945 $684,064,748December 31, 1946

742,330,862December 31, 1947

720,070,193

Topic:   CHARTERED BANKS
Subtopic:   LOANS FOR CAPITAL
Sub-subtopic:   CASH RESERVES
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IM MIGRATION-CHINESE

CCF

Mr. CAMPBELL:

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

1. How many wives and families of Chinese Canadian citizens have been allowed entry into Canada during the past two months?

2. Has the immigration office been opened and staffed in Hong Kong?

Topic:   IM MIGRATION-CHINESE
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. None for the two months prior to May 1. Records for May not yet available.

2. Yes; office reopened April 6, 1948.

Topic:   IM MIGRATION-CHINESE
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May 20, 1948