June 21, 1948

NEW MEMBERS

LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that the Clerk of the House has received from the chief electoral officer certificates of the election and return of the following members, viz:

Of Owen Lewis Jones, Esquire, for the electoral district of Yale.

Of Arthur Williams, Esquire, for the electoral district of Ontario.

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NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCED


Owen Lewis Jones, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Yale, introduced by Mr. Angus Maclnnis and Mr. J. H. Matthews (Kootenay East). Arthur Henry Williams, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Ontario, introduced by Mr. Angus Maclnnis and Mr. Clarence Gillis. Rodney Young, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Vancouver Centre, introduced by Mr. Angus Maclnnis and Mr. H. G. Archibald.


PRINTING COMMITTEE


Second report of the joint committee on the printing of parliament.-Mr. Emmerson.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk),


BATTLE OP THE ATLANTIC-MERCHANT SEAMEN

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any action been taken to compensate the 18,000 merchant seamen who aided the transport of food on the Atlantic during the battle of the Atlantic?

2. If not, what action will be taken this session ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. This information may be found in the answer given to a question at page 1651 of Hansard of March 24, 1947.

2. The question of additional benefits to merchant seamen is under discussion by the special committee on veterans affairs.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTELS

CCF

Mr. MOORE:

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

1. What is the estimated cost of the new hotel being built by the ChN.R. adjacent to the central station in the city of Montreal?

2. What is the estimated tonnage of steel planned to be used in its construction?

3. What is the cost per ton of this steel?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. WINTERS:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. The C.N.R. is not engaged in the building of a new hotel adjacent to the central station in Montreal.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. See answer to No. 1.

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INDIANS-TUBERCULOSIS-USE OF VACCINE

LIB

Mr. GAUTHIER (Portneuf):

Liberal

1. Has any scientific research been made in Canada concerning the effect of the B.C.G. vaccine against tuberculosis upon Indians?

2. What use rvas made last year of such vaccine in the case of the Indians of the province of Quebec?

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Subtopic:   INDIANS-TUBERCULOSIS-USE OF VACCINE
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Mr. MARTIN: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. \es. A study financed by an annual grant from the national research council was started in 1932. It has been carried on by a medical officer of the Department of National Health and Welfare, Dr. A. B. Simes of the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian hospital, under the direction of Dr. George Ferguson, medical superintendent of Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League. Since 1932, every other baby born in the area served by the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian health unit has been vaccinated with B.C.G. and records and frequent X-rays of all these cases have been carefully studied. The vaccine itself was obtained through the co-operation of Dr. Armand Frappier, of the university of Montreal. Results indicate that the vaccinated children are not as susceptible to tuberculosis infection as the unvaccinated, and of the vaccinated children who developed the disease, a higher percentage of cures is obtained than in the unvaccinated.

A report was made this year at the annual meeting of the Canadian Tuberculosis Association by Doctors Simes and Ferguson, which showed that 600 Indian children had been included in this study and that infection occurred approximately five times as frequently among the unvaccinated as among the vaccinated.

Orders for Returns

2. With the co-operation of Dr. Armand Frappier, director of the Institute of Microbiology, university of Montreal, and his assistant, Dr. Roland Guy, helped by the personnel of the directorate of Indian health services, eight reserves with a total population of 2,479 were given a tuberculin test and all the negative reactors amounting to 837 were vaccinated with B.C.G. Coinciding with this program, six field nurses of the directorate of Indian health services were given instruction in B.C.G. vaccination, so that this program can be carried on at other reserves this year. All newborn babies of these reserves were vaccinated with B.C.G. at birth. There were about 50 newborn babies who received this vaccination.

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Subtopic:   INDIANS-TUBERCULOSIS-USE OF VACCINE
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS


H.M.C.S. "tEMERAIRE"-ACCIDENT AT TORONTO


June 21, 1948