March 2, 1949

PUBLIC SERVICE

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

How many persons were in the employ of the dominion government (a) on a temporary basis; (b) on a permanent basis, on each of the following dates: May 1, 1945; January 1, 1946; January 1, 1947; January 1, 1948; January 1, 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

(In each case the statistics shown are as reported at the end of the preceding month.)

1. (a) May 1, 1945, 83,971; January 1, 1946, 106,761 (includes employees for Christmas rush, 20,000); January 1, 1947, 121,673 (includes employees for Christmas rush, 22,000);

January 1, 1948, 92,392 (includes employees for Christmas rush, 9,793); *January 1, 1949, 102,397 (includes employees for Christmas rush, 18,000).

(b) May 1, 1945, 30,477; January 1, 1946, 31,038; January 1, 1947, 30,060; January 1, 1948, 32,497; *January 1, 1949, 37,706.

^Includes November figures for the administrative and lands and development services of the Department of Mines and Resources, which are the latest available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
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FREIGHT RATES

PC

Mr. Hatfield:

Progressive Conservative

1. At the time the increases in freight rates were authorized, were there any increases authorized on services such as refrigerated car charges and heating charges?

2. If so, under what authority were the increases on services authorized?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES
Sub-subtopic:   REFRIGERATED CAR AND HEATING CHARGES
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Increases authorized by board of transport commissioners by order 70425, dated March 30, 1948, under their powers

expressed in the Railway Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES
Sub-subtopic:   REFRIGERATED CAR AND HEATING CHARGES
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CIVIL SERVICE

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has a reclassification taken place within the last year of civil service positions?

2. If so, in how many cases was there: (a) an increase; (b) a reduction in grade or salary, or both?

3. In how many cases were there reductions made in the case of civil servants receiving less than: (a) $2,000; (b) $3,000?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATIONS IN GRADE OR SALARY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) 5,049; (b) 865.

3. (a) Less than $2,000, 533; (b) between $2,000 and $3,000, 280.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   RECLASSIFICATIONS IN GRADE OR SALARY
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CUSTODY OF NAZI SYMPATHIZERS

CCF

Mr. McCullough (Assiniboia):

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

1. How many persons in Canada were taken into custody during the war for their nazi sympathies or activities?

2. What were the names of these people?

3. How many are still in custody?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUSTODY OF NAZI SYMPATHIZERS
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Germans and pro-Germans, 847; Italians, 632; communists, 133; National Unity party, 27.

2. It is considered that it is not in the public interest to supply this information at this late date.

3. None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUSTODY OF NAZI SYMPATHIZERS
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UNITED KINGDOM

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How much wheat has been (a) purchased; (b) delivered; (c) bargained for. by the British govern-

ment or by British purchasers, month by month, since the first day of January, 1948?

2. Was any of this wheat bought and paid for by foreign aid funds transferred or credited direct from the United States?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNITED KINGDOM
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CREDITS FROM UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) The purchase and sale of wheat and wheat flour to the United Kingdom is covered

Questions

by the Canada-United Kingdom wheat agreement.

(b) Delivery of wheat is made to the United Kingdom at seaboard and delivery of the wheat for milling of flour is regarded as completed when the imported cereals division books the flour with the Canadian mills. Deliveries in the January 1948-January 1949 period were as follows:

Wheat and Flour Deliveries Under United Kingdom Agreement (Period January 1, 1948 to January 31, 1949)

Month Wheat deliveries

1948 (bushels)

January 11,996,459-20

February 11,917,117-40

March 6,662,205-50

April 10,569,227-20

May 13,014,486-50

June 12,535,197-20

July 12,408,686-20

August * *8,597,878-40

September 8,407,557-50

October 10,996,908-30

November 12,470,368-50

December 9,587,056-50

1949

January 11,939,366-30

Total 141,102,517-50

Total

wheat and flour deliveries (bushels) 12,747,702-11 12,317,553-23 19,038,954-25 10,662,454-29 13,014,486-50 12,535,197-20 14,816,803-28 9,199,914-23 14,297,704-16 12,022,133-50 18,127,627-25 9,606,856-50

7,200-00 11,946,566-30

29,231,437-30 170,333,955-20

Flour deliveries (bushels) 751,242-51 400,435-43 12,376,748-35 93,227-09

12,408,117-08

602,035-43

5,890,146-26

1,025,225-20

5,657,258-35

19,800-00

* 7,457,286-50 bushels 1947-48 agreement; 1,140,591-50 bushels 1948-49 agreement, t 86,952-51 bushels 1947-48 agreement; 2,321,164-17 bushels 1948-49 agreement.

(c) Nil.

2. Not known; the payment for Canadian wheat and flour is arranged by the United Kingdom authorities. See also question re purchase of Canadian wheat by United States appearing in Votes and Proceedings No. 5, page i, and answer thereto, Hansard, volume 88, No. 11, pages 380-381.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNITED KINGDOM
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CREDITS FROM UNITED STATES
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* AGRICULTURAL PRICES SUPPORT BOARD

PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hatfield:

How does the agricultural prices support board propose to dispose of the grade one potatoes they are now surveying and entering into contracts with the farmers for payment of $1.15 per hundredweight in the bins on the farm?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * AGRICULTURAL PRICES SUPPORT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   POTATOES
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

It is not my understanding of the arrangement, Mr. Speaker, that the agricultural prices support board secures any potatoes to dispose of; but it is their hope that the private organizations which have been handling the potatoes of farmers for some considerable time will make such a good job of handling them this year that the potatoes will be well taken care of.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * AGRICULTURAL PRICES SUPPORT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   POTATOES
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INCOME TAX

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. What amount of tax was collected from cooperatives under the Income War Tax Act for the years 1946 and 1947?

2. What was the amount of tax collected in each province for each of the above years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   CO-OPERATIVES
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March 2, 1949