March 2, 1949

LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Up until the year 1947, the taxation division did not maintain statistics on the amount of tax declared by, or collected from, co-operatives. The statistics are being compiled for 1947 but will not be completed until midsummer.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   CO-OPERATIVES
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INDIANS-RATIONS CHARGED TO BAND FUNDS

CCF

Mr. Campbell:

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

1. Are rations to aged Indians now being charged to band funds?

2. If so, since when and on whose authority?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIANS-RATIONS CHARGED TO BAND FUNDS
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LIB

Mr. MacKinnon: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Yes, but only where such costs can be met without seriously depleting the revenue account of the band concerned; otherwise

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such rations are purchased from moneys appropriated by parliament for Indian welfare. There is also granted from appropriations a special allowance to aged Indians.

2. The authority to grant assistance from band funds to aged Indians has been provided for in the Indian Act since it was first passed; see section 95 (d).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIANS-RATIONS CHARGED TO BAND FUNDS
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BUILDING PERMITS

PC

Mr. Fleming:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the aggregate value of building permits issued in Canada by months in the year 1948?

2. How much of such aggregate value in each month was for (a) residential; (b) commercial and industrial construction?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUILDING PERMITS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

1 and 2.

January . February March . . April .... May .... June ....

July ....

August .. . September October . . November .December

(1) (2) Total Value of Permits $

17.478.810 21,047,234 42,331,311 69,447,531 73,631,690 75,052,649 73,108,839 63,652,206 56,845,721

56.253.810 51,307,919 46,751,089

(2)

Residential

Construction

8,617,254

10,845,178

23,758,153

43,960,039

46,304,525

47,075,938

41,046,219

38,663,501

34,131,730

33,699,234

28,932,701

22,662,559

(2)

Commercial

Construction

5,755,471

6,465,852

9,854,616

13,148,474

14,565,133

14,094,803

12,173,335

11.365,400

11,115,650

11,985,048

11,891,277

12,801,692

(2)

Industrial

Construction

1,633,648

1,719,170

2,544,550

4,179,004

5,406,351

4,963,525

7,093,090

4,486,585

5,125,210

5,223,606

5,300,890

3,508,430

(1) Includes institutional and miscellaneous permits.

(2) As reported by 507 municipalities in Canada. No account is taken of the building act' 'ity outside of registration areas.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUILDING PERMITS
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DRAINAGE AND RECLAMATION

BRITISH

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has a contract now been let for the lowering of the level of Lillooet lake in connection with drainage and reclamation at Pemberton Meadows, British Columbia?

2. If so, who was the successful bidder, and what was the amount of the tender?

3. Were other tenders received?

4. If any, who were the tenderers, and what was the amount of the tender in each case?

Topic:   DRAINAGE AND RECLAMATION
Subtopic:   BRITISH
Sub-subtopic:   LILLOOET LAKE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Highway Construction Company, Limited, Vancouver, B. C. $404,000.

3. Yes.

4. Campbell-Bennett Limited, Vancouver, B.C., $407,000. Assiniboia Engineering Co., Ltd., Calgary, Alta., $486,700. Dawson, Wade & Co., Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $540,000. Fred Mannix & Co., Ltd., Calgary, Alta., $1,215,000.

Topic:   DRAINAGE AND RECLAMATION
Subtopic:   BRITISH
Sub-subtopic:   LILLOOET LAKE
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POSTAL SERVICE

RATES TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES


Mr Maclnnis: 1. What are the postage rates to Yellowknife and other areas in the Northwest Territories on (a) letters; (b) newspapers and periodicals; (c) printed matter; (d) parcels? 2. Is the postage rate on any of these items different from rates to other parts of Canada?


LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Bertrand (Laurier):

(1) First class (letters)-4 cents first ounce, and third class (printed) matter, 2 cents each

additional ounce or fraction thereof; second class matter (newspapers and periodicals) when mailed by the public-1 cent per 4 ounces or fraction of 4 ounces to each separate address; when mailed from the office of publication or from newsdealers to subscribers-4 cents per pound.

Parcel Post

30 cents per lb. or fraction of a lb.-Bitu-mount, Camsell Portage, Embarras Portage, Fond du Lac, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Smith, Stony Rapids.

70 cents per lb. or fraction of a lb.-Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Hay River, Port Radium, Rae, Yellowknife.

$1.20 per lb. or fraction of a lb.-Copper-mine, Fort Good Hope, Fort Norman, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, Wrigley.

$1.40 per lb. or fraction of a lb.-Aklavik, Arctic Red River, Fort McPherson, Port Brabant, Reindeer Depot.

Note: Small parcels weighing up to 8

ounces may be prepaid at the air letter rate of 7 cents for the first ounce, and 5 cents each ounce after, if the sender so desires.

(2) Yes. All mail for Yellowknife and the other offices mentioned above must be carried by air. Special rates of postage were established for printed matter, parcels, and news-

papers and periodicals mailed by publishers to subscribers with the object of keeping the volume of printed matter, newspapers and parcels to a minimum so that there would be sufficient space available on the planes at all times for the conveyance of letter mails.

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Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   RATES TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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INCOME TAX

ASSESSMENTS NOT YET MADE

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

At January 1, 1949, on how many Income tax returns, by years and by district offices, had assessment not been made?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENTS NOT YET MADE
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Individuals

By district income tax offices By taxation years

1917-44 1945 1946 1947 1948 TotalCharlottetown 261 745 3,979 5,783 11 10,779Halifax 1,064 1,580 4,522 19,638 73 26,877Sydney 927 520 1,484 3,870 14 6,815Saint John 9 46 826 23,593 42 24,516Quebec 1,448 1,880 15,171 57,565 77 76,141Sherbrooke 269 186 1,413 5,356 2 7,226Montreal 5,238 46,990 284,075 768 337,071Ottawa 430 1,391 8,694 67,924 26 78,465Kingston 16 88 885 15,317 20 16,326Belleville 412 278 2,348 14,226 68 17,332Toronto 1,927 1,493 12,818 194,647 304 211,189Hamilton 2,162 1,435 32,864 160,985 132 197,578London 10,344 18,309 57,272 141,079 205 227,209Fort William 299 433 3,392 8,881 95 13,100Winnipeg 1,153 4,372 24,716 125,456 244 155,941Regina 231 6,468 25,840 61,157 63 93,759Saskatoon 3,878 7,435 12,918 33,951 96 58,278Calgary 2,206 3,826 22,176 51,421 45 79,674Edmonton 56 188 3,030 44,410 42 47,726Vancouver 11,097 13,194 51,924 168,080 218 244,513Dawson 93 53 102 1,021 2 1,271Total 38,282 69,158 333,364 1,488,435 2,547 1,931,786Corporations By district income tax offices By Taxation Years 1917-44 1945 1946 1947 1948 TotalCharlottetown

33 21 50 202 139 445Halifax

403 501 1,069 1,380 437 3,795Sydney

42 49 152 204 45 492Saint John

60 44 230 898 277 1,509Quebec

97 100 345 931 297 1,770Sherbrooke

7 8 58 107 32 212Montreal

20 1,468 3,111 6,984 2,365 13,948Ottawa

117 281 788 1,406 404 2,996Kingston

2 5 28 107 37 179Belleville

16 17 93 285 79 490Toronto

1,699 2,503 3,844 7,593 1,725 17,364Hamilton

178 482 1,270 1,899 491 4,320London

438 410 1,386 1,826 443 4,503Fort William

116 61 216 297 71 761Winnipeg

626 765 2,101 2,744 639 6,875Regina

22 77 260 715 174 1,248Saskatoon

50 80 277 881 129 1,417Calgary .... 157 359 791 1,194 331 2,832Edmonton .... 63 79 573 1,270 382 2,367Vancouver

980 1,410 4,072 5,942 2,166 14,570Dawson

17 9 12 18 1 57Total 8,729 20,726 36,883 10,664 82,150

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Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENTS NOT YET MADE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ST. MAURICE, QUE. EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONNEL

March 2, 1949