May 27, 1948

HOUSING

PROVISION OF MARRIED QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL OF ARMED SERVICES AND DEFENCE RESEARCH

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. BROOKE CLAXTON (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, because of its important relationship to the whole question of housing, I would like to announce to the house a very large addition to the program of construction of married quarters for personnel of the armed services and defence research. This will call for completion this year of 2,350 new houses in thirty-six different localities, at a cost of approximately $20 million. This will be a direct contribution to relief of housing shortages in civilian communities, as the moving into service married quarters will make housing available for civilian families.

On January 1, 1947, the armed forces had 1,241 married quarters. By March 31, 1948, 2,863 units were added and 1,864 were under construction, of which 1,179 were new houses, making, with the 1,171 to be begun after April 1, 1948, a total of 7,139 married quarters. These new houses are allocated on the basis of need, not rank, and rental rates will be the normal quarters allowance.

I am making available to hon. members a statement giving particulars of this program, which is one of the largest housing projects undertaken in Canada, and is part of the effort to provide as far as possible the condition of normal family and community life for armed forces personnel, particularly in remote areas.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF MARRIED QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL OF ARMED SERVICES AND DEFENCE RESEARCH
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. PEARKES:

Will the minister say whether these houses are being built by the Royal Canadian Engineers, or by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, or by some other agency?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF MARRIED QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL OF ARMED SERVICES AND DEFENCE RESEARCH
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Mr. OLAXTON@

Yes; twelve hundred of the houses are being constructed under the supervision of the Royal Canadian Engineers, and of these, two hundred are being built by the engineers themselves. The remainder of the houses are being built on plans and specifications approved by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, but on contracts made through the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

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The supervision, however, is done by officers of the department, and almost entirely by officers of the Royal Canadian Engineers.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF MARRIED QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL OF ARMED SERVICES AND DEFENCE RESEARCH
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. THATCHER:

Will the minister say whether any of these houses are being built in Moose Jaw?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF MARRIED QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL OF ARMED SERVICES AND DEFENCE RESEARCH
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REPORT AS TO REMOVAL OF TRELLISES FROM HOUSES IN WRIGIITVILLE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. G. J. McILRAITH (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

Yesterday the hon. member for Eglinton (Mr. Fleming) asked a question concerning the removal of trellises from certain houses built by Wartime Housing Limited. The question was:

Will the government take steps to stop the removal of trellises, which is taking place at the present time, from houses built by Wartime Housing Limited in Wrightville?

The trellises being removed from wartime houses in Wrightville are those which have broken or are subject to breakage owing to frost heavage of the porch posts. These trellises will be replaced by a much sturdier type of construction.

Topic:   REPORT AS TO REMOVAL OF TRELLISES FROM HOUSES IN WRIGIITVILLE
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


*UN SURVEYED MINERAL CLAIMS IN YUKON TERRITORY

PC

George Black

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

What are the names of the companies and individuals who the Acting Minister of Mines and Resources states have already made substantial investments in mining in the Yukon and are interested in its development in the future and who are unable to ascertain the limits of the properties that can be secured either by purchase or staking referred to in the notices sent to the owners of unsurveyed mineral claims in Yukon by the mining recorders of Yukon on instructions of the Minister of Mines and Resources.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *UN SURVEYED MINERAL CLAIMS IN YUKON TERRITORY
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I Should like to answer this question orally. I have discussed this question with the hoa. member and I find that he is concerned lest the order issued by the minister under section 78 of the Yukon Quartz Mining Act should be made to apply generally and arbitrarily throughout the Yukon territory to the hardship of many and

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without compensating benefits in the way of facilitating development. In this connection may I explain:

1. That there is no intention whatever of taking any arbitrary action. This has been explained to every person affected. If a claim holder is unable to put up the money for the survey, or the surveyor is unable to attend to it, or if there is any other bone fide reason why the survey cannot be made, no action will be taken to cancel the claim. There is of course a responsibility upon the claim holder to make the circumstances known to the mining recorder who will report to the minister for appropriate action. Moreover, I am advised that the surveyor will be able to make the surveys only in the areas which are considered immediately valuable from a development standpoint so there will be no question about the protection of the claim holders in other areas.

2. From the standpoint of claim holders in what we may designate immediately valuable areas, I may say that lest there be concern over the cost of the survey we have decided to set a fee of $100 for the survey of a mineral claim. Those familiar with the quartz mining regulations will realize that this is exactly the amount of one year's representation work on the mineral claim which is required by law. Under the act the survey work can be accepted in lieu of one year's representation work.

I have had a communication, Mr. Speaker, from the hon. member, which I have today fully answered direct.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *UN SURVEYED MINERAL CLAIMS IN YUKON TERRITORY
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R.C.M.P.-KINGSTON OFFICES

PC

Mr. KIDD:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Royal Canadian Mounted Police offices in Kingston?

2. If so, where are these offices located?

3. Has the lease expired or when does it expire?

4. What rent do they pay?

5. How long have they occupied these premises?

6. Are any arrangements being made for them to occupy new premises? If so, where and what rent do they intend to pay?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.M.P.-KINGSTON OFFICES
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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 2314 Princess street.

3. The lease expired on February 15, 1948. Now held on monthly basis.

4. $480 per annum.

5. Since February 16, 1941.

6. Up to the present date no arrangements have been made to lease alternative premises.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.M.P.-KINGSTON OFFICES
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. How many persons were in receipt of unemployment insurance benefits in (a) the province of Saskatchewan; (b) the Dominion of Canada, during the months of (1) January;

(2) February; (3) March; (4) April, 1948?

2. What was the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid in the (1) province of Saskatchewan; (2) Dominion of Canada, during (a) 1947; (b) since the inception of the act?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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LIB

Mr. COTE (Verdun): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. (a) Persons in receipt of unemployment insurance benefits in the province of Saskatchewan during the following months:

(1) January, 1948

4;276(2) February, 1948

5,477(3) March, 1948

6,845(4) April, 1948

6,235(b) Persons in receipt of unemployment insurance benefits in the Dominion of Canada during the following months:(1) January, 1948

106,367(2) February, 1948

138,417(3) March, 1948

154,754(4) April, 1948

139,4772. (1) Total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid in the province of Saskatchewan:(a) During 1947

$1,060,289.09(b) ! Since inception of act.. 3,204,735.70

(2) Total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid in the dominion of Canada:

(a) During 1947 $ 32,039,339.36

(b) Since inception of act 117,708,969.12

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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May 27, 1948