February 16, 1949

LIB

Paul-Émile Côté (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Cote (Verdun):

(a) The cost of administration of unemployment insurance, that is the collection of contributions and the distribution of benefits, is not ascertainable. This is due to the fact that the staff employed under the supervision of the unemployment insurance commission carry out many other duties, including operation of the national employment service, escort, placement and follow-up of displaced persons, surveys for other government departments on employment conditions, etc.

The total cost of administration of the unemployment insurance commission, including all these functions, was: Fiscal year 19461947, $18,726,118.86; Fiscal year 1947-1948, $17,640,405.24.

Collections of contributions made from employers and employees were (exclusive of government contributions): Fiscal year 19461947, $76,015,030.91; Fiscal year 1947-1948, .$83,870,834.47.

Payments for unemployment insurance benefits were: Fiscal year 1946-1947, $43,114329.18; Fiscal year 1947-1948, $34,947,020.32.

(b) See answer to (a) above.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-INSPECTORS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS

PC

Mr. Hatfield:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are the inspectors of dominion public buildings appointed by the civil service commission?

2. If not, who appoints them?

3. How many of these inspectors are there in the maritime provinces?

4. What are their names?

5. Where does each of them reside?

6. What is their remuneration?

7. How much was paid to each of them in 1948?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-INSPECTORS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

1 and 2. All inspectors of construction of dominion public buildings (clerks of works) are appointed by the civil service commission, with the exception of clerks of works, grades 1 and 2, outside the city of Ottawa, who are -exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act, where the position is required for the supervision of work done by contract and where it is expected that the position

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will not be required for more than one year. These exempted employees are appointed by the department.

3. Three.

4 and 5. Arthur D. LeBlanc, Saint John, N.B.; Gerald P. Heffernan, Saint John, N.B.; Harry W. Carroll, Halifax, N.S.

6. Arthur D. LeBlanc, Clerk of Works Grade 4, $3,180 per annum; Gerald P. Heffernan, Clerk of Works Grade 3, $2,880 per annum; Harry W. Carroll, Clerk of Works Grade 2, $2,580 per annum.

7. Arthur D. LeBlanc, $2,467.74; Gerald P. Heffernan, $1,001.61; Harry W. Carroll, $1,340.00.

SHIP CONSTRUCTION IN CANADA, 1945-48

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-INSPECTORS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. Isnor:

What was the gross tonnage of ships constructed in Canada during each of the following years: 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-INSPECTORS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Merchant vessels delivered:

1945 Totals

No .. 37

Gross Tons . . 126,430

1946

No . . 60

Gross Tons . . 53,311

1947

No . . 42

Gross Tons . . 82,196

1948

No 91

Gross Tons .. 161,664

Naval Vessels Delivered:

1945 Totals

No .. 51

Displacement Tons .. 279,848

1946

No . . 2

Displacement Tons .. 12,276

1947

No 1

Displacement Tons . . 2,276

1948

No 1

Displacement Tons .. 2,276

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-INSPECTORS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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PRINTING BUREAU EMPLOYEES

SC

Mr. Shaw:

Social Credit

1. What is the total number of persons employed by the printing bureau?

2. How many reside in Ottawa?

3. How many of these reside in Hull?

4. How many reside elsewhere?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Mr. Gibson (Hamilton West): (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. 831.

2. 612.

3. 108.

4. 111.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU EMPLOYEES
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FARMERS

INCOME TAX

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total amount of income tax payable by farmers In each of the provinces for the year 1947 (a) as assessed by the Department of National Revenue; (b) as declared in the returns filed?

2. How many income tax investigators and assessors are there in each province?

Topic:   FARMERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATORS AND ASSESSORS
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. (a) Information not yet compiled, (b) Not available until late summer.

2. There are no income tax investigators employed by the taxation division. As of January 31, 1949, the following are the total corporation and individual assessors by provinces;

Prince Edward Island 12

Nova Scotia 56

New Brunswick 44

Quebec 639

Ontario 899

Manitoba 135

Saskatchewan 89

Alberta 154

British Columbia 158

Total 2,186

Topic:   FARMERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATORS AND ASSESSORS
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OLD AGE PENSIONS

CCF

Mr. McCullough (Assiniboia):

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

1. What is the estimated cost to the dominion treasury for an old age pension plan of $50 per month at 65 years of age; (a) with a means test; (b) without a means test?

2. How many pensioners would have been eligible under either plan in 1948?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Assuming (1) that the means test referred to is the same as that now provided in the Old Age Pensions Act and (2) that the percentage of persons 65 years of age and over on pension would be the same as for 70 and over, the estimated cost would be $232,500,000; Dominion's share on present basis (75 per cent), $174,400,000; (b) Estimated annual cost of paying a pension of $50 a month to every person in Canada 65 years of age and over without a means test, $576,400,000; Dominion's share on present basis (75 per cent), $432,300,000.

2. (a) Estimated number of pensioners, 403,500; (b) estimated number of pensioners, 960,700.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY

JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS

CCF

Mr. Knight:

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

1. Does the Hudson's Bay company exercise any (a) governmental; (b) judicial function, in the Northwest Territories?

2. If so, by what authority are those functions authorized?

Questions

3. Are white men restricted from trapping in any part of these areas?

4. If so, by whom is such restriction enforced?

Topic:   HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
Subtopic:   JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS
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LIB

Mr. Maybank: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. (a) No.

(b) No.

Note: The Hudson's Bay Company has trading posts at a great many places in the north where the government is not represented. These posts are equipped with wireless sets. All officials, including post managers, co-operate with government agencies in furnishing reliable information and relieving distress.

2. Answered by 1 (a) (b).

3. The following regulations apply to trapping by white men in the Northwest Territories:

"No person except a native born Indian (or half-breed leading the life of an Indian) or an Eskimo (or half-breed leading the life of an Eskimo) shall engage in hunting or trapping any game protected under the regulations without first securing a licence so to do".

"The following shall be eligible for hunting and trapping licences:

(1) Residents of the Northwest Territories, as defined by these regulations, who on the 3rd May, 1938, held hunting and trapping licences and who continue to reside in the Northwest Territories.

(2) The children of those who have had their domicile in the Northwest Territories for the past four years, provided such children continue to reside in the Northwest Territories.

(3) Such other persons as the commissioner of the Northwest Territories may decide are equally entitled to licences under these regulations.

Note: Only British subjects with four years' residence in the Northwest Territories are eligible for licences under clause 2. A minor under the age of fourteen years shall not be eligible for a licence. A minor assisting his parents or guardians in connection with hunting or trapping operations will not require a licence".

4. The regulations are enforced by Northwest Territories game officers and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Topic:   HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
Subtopic:   JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS
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February 16, 1949