March 17, 1949

HOUSING

AJAX, ONT. COOKSTOVES

CCF

Mr. Williams:

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

1. Were any cookstoves purchased with federal treasury funds for tenant use in the wartime houses built in Ajax by Wartime Housing? If so, how

many?

2. How much did these cookstoves cost?

3. What is the total amount of money collected from the tenants as (a) rent; (b) purchase of these stoves?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   AJAX, ONT. COOKSTOVES
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes; 573 cookstoves were purchased for tenant use in wartime houses built in Ajax by Wartime Housing.

2. The cost of the cookstoves laid down in Ajax and installed was aproximately $21,201. It is estimated that maintenance cost a total of $13,000, or an average of about $4 per stove per annum. Interest at 3 per cent on the capital involved over the period amounts to $2,544.05.

3. Total amount of money collected from tenants as (a) rent, $28,915.75; (b) purchase, $7,018.50.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   AJAX, ONT. COOKSTOVES
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*HONG KONG VETERANS

PACIFIC PAY

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. What action has been taken by the Department of National Defence with reference to the representations of the Hong Kong veterans for Pacific pay, as contained in their brief presented to the Veterans Affairs committee June 17. 1948, and forwarded by the committee to the Minister of National Defence for consideration?

2. If no action has been taken as yet, will favourable consideration be given to the representations of these veterans?

Topic:   *HONG KONG VETERANS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC PAY
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxlon:

The question of giving Pacific pay to the members of the Hong Kong forces has been under consideration for some time. Under P.C. 3593 of May 17, 1945, authority was granted for the payment of "Japanese campaign pay" to members of the Canadian army Pacific forces, effective June 1, 1945, and to begin from the date of departure from Canada. The main reason for this provision was that our forces would be acting in close association with the forces of the United States, which had a different pay structure from ours, and which, unlike the Canadian pay structure, made express provision for foreign service pay. The order did not cover Canadians who had fought in the Pacific, including the Hong Kong force, the Kiska force and members of the R.C.A.F. and others who had taken part in the active operations in the Pacific.

However, representations were received from members of parliament and others that members of the Hong Kong force who had suffered so much should receive the same entitlement as members of the Canadian army Pacific forces. This has led the government

to consider the matter on different occasions and in the light of difficulties which favourable action might create. Generally speaking it is a good rule that no pay provision should be made retroactive so as to include a class that had not been covered. The circumstances here, however, were so different that it was felt that others could not properly regard this as opening the way for other retroactive adjustments. .

In principle the matter was decided by the government some time ago, and I am glad to be able to announce now that the terms of the original order will be extended so as to make members of the Hong Kong forces eligible for Pacific pay until two months after return of such members to Canada.

Topic:   *HONG KONG VETERANS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC PAY
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Mr. Gray don:@

Another victory for George Drew.

Topic:   *HONG KONG VETERANS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC PAY
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HOUSING

TORONTO

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Church:

Under the Housing Act, 1944. how many applications tor housing space has the Central Mortgage Corporation received in the city of Toronto from (a) war veterans; (b) civilians?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   TORONTO
Sub-subtopic:   VETERANS AND CIVILIANS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

This question does not indicate the dates for which the information is required, but in conversation I had with the hon. member he stated that he wished it from January 1, 1947. On that basis the answer to the question is as follows:

Under the housing act, 1944, number of applications received for rental housing in Toronto from January 1, 1947, to March 31, 1948: (a) 1,784; (b) nil; April 1, 1948, to February 28, 1949: (a) 1,094, (b) 4.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   TORONTO
Sub-subtopic:   VETERANS AND CIVILIANS
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CIVIL SERVICE

UNIT SURVEYS, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

LIB

Mr. Richard (Ottawa East):

Liberal

1. What is the cause of the delay on the part of the civil service commission in completing the unit survey of the inside service of the Post Office Department promised at the end of the war?

2. When was it started?

3. How many investigators are employed on this survey?

4. How many employees are affected?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   UNIT SURVEYS, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The progress of the work has been hampered by changes in the investigating staff of the civil service commission.

2. Unit surveys were first permitted after the end of the war in 1947. The first official request received for a unit survey was in 1948, and in that year unit surveys were commenced.

3. One, at present, but in the past three years there have been several investigators on this work at different times.

Questions

4. 1,068 employees have been or will be interviewed in the course of these surveys.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   UNIT SURVEYS, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Have unit surveys leading to reclassification of civil service positions been undertaken in the Post Office Department since 1946?

2. If so, how many surveys have been completed, and how many are yet to be completed?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   UNIT SURVEYS, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Three unit surveys in the postal service at Ottawa have been completed and five are still to be carried out.

Outside of Ottawa one unit survey review has been completed and 171 unit survey reviews are to be undertaken.

It may be noted that 582 reclassifications in the postal service at Ottawa and 1,019 reclassifications in the postal service outside of Ottawa have been granted since 1946.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   UNIT SURVEYS, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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ALUMINUM

March 17, 1949