February 9, 1949

LIB

Mr. McCubbin: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Fruit and vegetable inspector, grade 1- $180, $190, $200, $210 and $215 per month; fruit and vegetable inspector, grade 2-$215, $225, $235 and $240 per month.

2. Inspector, plant protection, grade 1- $180, $190, $200, $210 and $215 per month; inspector, plant protection, grade 2-$215, $225, $235 and $240 per month.

3. Answered by No. 1.

The above salaries are paid for continuous employment. When employed on a per diem basis, the employees are paid at the same rate.

Topic:   PAYMENTS TO POTATO AND FRUIT INSPECTORS
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EXPORTS TO BRITAIN, 1947-48

PC

Mr. Timmins:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the value of Canada's exports to Great Britain in 1947 of (a) wheat; (b) cheese; (c) bacon; (d) other foodstuffs?

2. What was the value of Canada's exports to Great Britain in 1948 of (a) wheat; (b) cheese; (c) bacon; (d) other foodstuffs?

Topic:   EXPORTS TO BRITAIN, 1947-48
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

(a) Wheat

(b) Cheese

(c) Bacon

(d) Other foodstuffs:

Agricultural and vegetable food products (except

wheat)

Fish and products

Meats (except bacon)

Milk products (except cheese)

Eggs and products

Value of Canada's exports to

1947 1948

$208,995,482 $196,533,828

13,599,246 11,085,099

60,572,735 67,844,842

91,873,721 6,491,778 14,542,815 4,694,122 35,938,465 62,777,108 1,811,893 9,515,700 114,095 14,205,854

Topic:   EXPORTS TO BRITAIN, 1947-48
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SALES TO BRITAIN, 1947-48

PC

Harold Aberdeen Watson Timmins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Timmins:

What value of apples were shipped to and sold in Great Britain in (a) 1947; (b) 1948?

Topic:   SALES TO BRITAIN, 1947-48
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

Value of apples exported to Great Britain: (a) Calendar year 1947,

$2,729,426; (b) calendar year 1948, nil.

Topic:   SALES TO BRITAIN, 1947-48
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EXPORTS AND IMPORTS-CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, 1946-47-48

PC

Mr. Timmins:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the value of Canada's gross exports to the United States in each of the years 1946, 1947 and 1948?

2. What was the value of Canada's gross imports from the United States in each of the years 1946, 1947 and 1948?

3. What amount did Canada export to the United States during the year 1948 in (a) pulpwood; (b) timber; (c) iron ore or steel; (d) other base metals; (e) cattle; (f) manufactured goods?

Topic:   EXPORTS AND IMPORTS-CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, 1946-47-48
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

*1. Value of Canada's gross exports to the United States:

Calendar year

1946 $ 908,577,167

1947 1,056;597;$68

1948 I,522,i84;807

*2. Value of Canada's gross imports from

the United States:

Calendar year

1946 $1,405,296,699

1947 1,974,679,178

1948 (preliminary) 1,808,500,000

3. Canadian exports to United States during the year 1948:

(a) Pulpwood

$42,237,021(b) Timber, square

157,312(c) Iron ore or steel:Iron ore

5,300,742Ferro-alloys

12,481,345

Pigs, ingots, blooms &

billets 621,473

Scrap iron or steel.... 186,640

Castings and forgings.. 2,010,840 Rolling mill products.. 1,115,163

(d) Other base metals:

Aluminum and products. 25,874,738 Brass and products.... 1,235,804 Copper and products... 17,763,112

Lead and products 18,157,509

Nickel and products. .. . 56,318,271

Zinc and products 25,766,437

(e) Cattle 72,404,738

(f) Manufactured goods (not yet available).

*"Excluding gold. ,

Topic:   EXPORTS AND IMPORTS-CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, 1946-47-48
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INCOME TAX

FARMERS' NET WORTH

PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hatfield:

What number of farmers in each province made out a net worth statement for the years 1946 and 1947?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   FARMERS' NET WORTH
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

In 1946, farmers were required to file a net worth statement only if no other means of ascertaining income were available, and in 1947, only farmers reporting on an accrual basis were required to complete a net worth statement.

There is no statistical record of farmers filing net worth statements for these years.

Questions

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   FARMERS' NET WORTH
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT
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OLD AGE PENSIONS

PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES AND REFUNDS FROM ESTATES, 1945-48

PC

Mr. Timmins:

Progressive Conservative

1. What amount was paid for old age pensions to each of the provinces, and for how many persons in each province, in each of the years 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948?

2. What amount of money was returned to the federal government, by each province in each said year, by way of moneys collected back by the provinces from the estates of old age pensioners?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES AND REFUNDS FROM ESTATES, 1945-48
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LIB

Mr. Reid: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. (A). Amounts paid by the dominion to the provinces during each fiscal year from 1944-45 to 1947-48 for old age pensions and pensions for blind persons:

Old Age Pensions

Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta . $ 2,401,386.15 $ 2,526,214.64 i $ 2,699,425.03 $ 3,466,114.21British Columbia . 3,236,033.65 3,485,885.07 3,767,623.23 5,171,017.31Manitoba . 2,879,947.97 2,684,083.31 2,826,747.15 3,727,392.10New Brunswick . 2,390,977.80 2,498,871.32 2,649,019.60 3,634,260.45Nova Scotia . 2,807,890.33 2,913,972.32 3,093,204.05 3,943,563.30Ontario . 12,291,117.43 13,129,815.81 13,886,363.96 17,999,870.26Prince Edward Island. . . . 311,582.78 322,440.55 350,808.13 478,924.19Quebec . 10,386,114.68 10,823,345.20 11,466,940.27 14,714,436.55Saskatchewan . 2,794,902.96 2,903,019.80 3,085,226.48 3,836,980.15Northwest Territories ... . 3,073.80 3,579.07 4,222.08 5,830.75$39,503,027.55 $41,291,227.09 ! $43,829,579.98 $56,978,389.27Blind Pensions Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta

$ 54,289.17 $ 57,550.39 $ 62,155.43 $ 81,255.50British Columbia

73,302.49 75,441.39 80,435.16 108,588.79Manitoba

85,129.83 79,472.92 86,624.75 114,974.51New Brunswick

161,588.00 161,978.47 166,413.70 217,407.30Nova Scotia

140,039.16 142,671.86 147,485.80 181,815.41Ontario

331,210.30 341,573.54 359,859.91 464,863.54Prince Edward Island ...

22,011.81 22,794.94 24,211.44 29,423.60Quebec

530,168.53 568,427.51 605,760.62 801,694.04Saskatchewan

74,238.68 76,835.99 81,938.78 107,611.31Northwest Territories . .. 250.00 355.00$1,471,977.97 $1,526,747.01 $1,615,135.59 $2,107,989.00(B). Number of old age pensioners as at the end of each fiscal year from 1944-45 to 1947-48: Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta

11,418 12,098 12,738 13,792British Columbia

15,344 16,637 18,039 21,621Manitoba

12,324 12,981 13,583 15,026New Brunswick

12,269 12,663 13,360 14,524Nova Scotia

14,032 14,771 15,403 16,984Ontario

58,113 60,831 65,085 70,765Prince Edward Island ..

1,884 1,980 2,112 2,417Quebec

49,289 51,567 54,489 59,204Saskatchewan

12,827 13,398 14,204 14,806Northwest Territories . ..

12 15 16 19187,512 196,941 209,029 229,158

Questions

Number of blind pensioners as at the end of each fiscal year from 1944-45 to 1947-48:

Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta

247 269 290 332British Columbia

336 340 370 460Manitoba

348 365 391 455New Brunswick

736 737 758 896Nova Scotia

640 664 685 805Ontario

1,488 1,543 1,623 1,814Prince Edward Island

110 119 121 126Quebec

2,425 2,568 2,709 3,178Saskatchewan

333 340 363 409Northwest Territories 1 16,663 6,945 7,311 8,476Note: As at December 31, 1948, there were 248,289 old age pensioners and 9,425 blind pensioners. 2. Dominion's share of amounts recovered by the provinces from the estates of deceased old age and blind pensioners for the fiscal years 1944-45 to 1947-48- Old Age Pensions Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta $ 35,351 35 $ 27,486 34 $ 24,248 07 $ 15,369.86British Columbia 63,653 01 40,473 59 56,674 61 68,828 28Manitoba . . 83,641 87 57,273 46 75,634 97 40,795.94New Brunswick - - 838 05 -Nova Scotia 9,899 27 6,897 01 3,288 71 8,142 50Ontario 197,907 01 123,842 41 134,271 80 114,907.46Prince Edward Island 1,670 57 1,915 98 2,141 45 1,294.57Quebec 27,699 67 29,906 93 42,049 95 45,951.32Saskatchewan 31,075 06 25,149 50 29,022.47 30,209.38Note: Recoveries from the estates of deceased old age pensioners represent the follow- ing percentages of dominion payments: 1944-45 - 1-14 per cent 1946-47 - -84 percent 1945-46 - -76 " U 1947-48 - -57 " " Blind Pensions Province 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48Alberta - - - -British Columbia .. $ 118 32 $ 18 75 $ 55 24 $ 669 82Manitoba .. 145 58 1,386 98 284 14 -New Brunswick . - - -Nova Scotia - - 241 17 -Ontario .. 545 62 - 1,428 75 1,367 21Prince Edward Island . - 150 00 -Quebec .. 112 50 210 69 - 185 25Saskatchewan . . 750 00 - - -Note: As recoveries from the estates of blind pensioneis are so small percentages are

not given.

EMBARGO ON POTATOES Mr. Hatfield:

1. Was the government requested by the authorities at Washington to place an embargo against table stock potatoes entering the United States?

2. If so, on what date was the request made?

3. Did Washington request the Canadian government to stop certified seed potatoes from entering the United States except on a quota monthly basis?

4. If so, when was this request made?

5. Will there be any table potatoes allowed shipment to the United States by the Canadian government of the 1949 crop?

6. If so, under what arrangements?

7. Under what act was the embargo placed on table potatoes shipped from Canada to the United States?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES AND REFUNDS FROM ESTATES, 1945-48
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LIB

Mr. Mcllrailh: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. No; however, on October 27, 1948, this government received a request from the

United States government to discuss the subject of potatoes. We were advised that it was the intention of the United States government to stop the importation of Canadian potatoes on the grounds that such imports were rendering ineffective the United States price support program. Realizing that such an embargo would do incalculable injury to our United States market for seed potatoes, this government pressed for a control system that would not arbitrarily cut off shipments at some early date, but which would allow United States buyers of Canadian certified seed potatoes to take delivery, as is their custom, during the winter or early spring.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. No, nor have monthly quotas been established. However, to ensure that Canadian seed potatoes are not channeled into United States table stock markets, the United States authorities have required that shipments of Canadian seed potatoes be restricted in such a way that they shall enter the United States during a period of approximately two months prior to the actual seeding time. This period will vary with the seeding dates of the various states.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. The agreement under reference, entered into with the United States, applies only to potatoes of the 1948 crop. There have been no intergovernment discussions with regard to the 1949 potato crop.

6. See answer to No. 5.

7. Table potatoes were placed under export control under the provisions of the Export and Import Permits Act.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES AND REFUNDS FROM ESTATES, 1945-48
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February 9, 1949