March 17, 1949

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. What was the total quantity of aluminum in all forms exported from Canada in (a) 1944; (b) 1945; (c) 1946; (d) 194?; (e) 1948?

2. What is the total quantity of aluminum in all forms which it is anticipated will be exported from Canada in 1949?

3. Of such quantities, what portion was produced or will be produced by facilities in Canada and/or in British Guiana on which the government allowed 100 per cent depreciation during world war II?

4. To what extent is the Aluminum Company of Canada now making use of aluminum producing facilities in Canada and British Guiana on which the company was allowed 100 per cent depreciation during world war II?

5. To what extent is use now being made of the Aluminum Company of Canada's power facilities at Shipshaw on which the company was allowed 60 per cent depreciation during world war II?

6. What are the current prices of aluminum, domestic and export?

Topic:   ALUMINUM
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Canadian exports of aluminum during the calendar years 1944 to 1948:

Aluminum Aluminum

bars, rods, sheets.

Aluminum blocks, ingots circlesscrap and blooms and platesYear Cwt. Cwt. Cwt.1944

36,040 5,904,532 62,4851945

130,335 7,645,729 37,8211946

129,155 3,746,717 48,9771947

216,035 4,274,317 77,9671948

456,794 6,542,154 123,3642. No information. 3. Information not available. 4. Information not available. 5. Information not available.

6. The price of aluminum ingot is 15J cents a lb. delivered at the works of any firm in Canada. The export price is also 15J cents a lb. f.a.s.

Questions

Topic:   ALUMINUM
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INCOME TAX

NIAGARA FRONTIER COMMUTERS

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. What action is being taken to collect arrears of income tax in the Niagara river border from commuters who work in the United States?

2. What demands for immediate payment have been made for income tax arrears?

3. What is being done regarding arrears of income tax owing by the members of the Niagara frontier commuters association in these matters?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   NIAGARA FRONTIER COMMUTERS
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Taxpayers who are residents of Canada hut receive income as a result of services rendered in the United States are taxable under the Canadian law but are allowed to offset against Canadian tax payable any taxes paid to the United States on income derived from sources therein. The collection action involved is to forward an assessment notice and two collection letters within a specified period unless payment or arrangements for payment are made in the interval. If payment is not received or arrangements made, further collection action as provided by the Income Tax Act is considered and, if deemed advisable, applied.

2. Demands for immediate payment have been made only in those cases where the taxpayer had omitted to communicate with the district income tax office and to arrange for settlement of his outstanding taxes. Even at this stage, should the taxpayer make a suggestion regarding payment, it would be given consideration by the department and the demand lifted if the proposal is considered reasonable.

3. Members of Niagara frontier commuters association are taxable if residents of Canada, and they are treated in a similar manner to other Canadian taxpayers who may have fallen in arrears in respect of their obligations.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   NIAGARA FRONTIER COMMUTERS
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NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

CONTRACTS UNDER SECTION 15

CCF

Mr. Wright:

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

1. Have any contracts been entered into by the government with firms or manufacturers under section 15 of the National Housing Act, 1944?

2. If so, what are the names of such firms and the amounts paid to each?

3. If not, what are the reasons for not implementing this section of the act?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS UNDER SECTION 15
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. The continued scarcity of certain building materials, particularly plumbing and heating equipment and other materials of which steel is a component part, has made it inadvisable to encourage the use of the facilities of section 15 of the act. This section authorizes guarantees to manufacturers of

plumbing and heating equipment or other component parts of houses provided that such equipment is sold by the manufacturer concerned for installation in rural or farm homes. It is expected that when the materials situation does warrant it, this section will help to stimulate an active farm home modernization program. While no projects have yet materialized under section 15, discussions did take place during 1948 with one large manufacturer with a view to the mass production of a prefabricated plumbing unit especially planned for installation in farm houses already constructed but without modern water and plumbing systems. The unit is designed to be set in a common wall between the kitchen and bathroom. The company has been advised of the information required in submitting an application.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   CONTRACTS UNDER SECTION 15
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CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION

PART-TIME REPRESENTATIVE AT DRYDEN, ONT.

LIB

Mr. Benidickson:

Liberal

1. Who is the part-time representative of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation at Dryden, Ontario (as referred to in Hansard, page 1327)?

2. When was he engaged?

3. What remuneration does he receive?

4. What persons recommended him for employment in this capacity?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   PART-TIME REPRESENTATIVE AT DRYDEN, ONT.
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Mr. R. J. Hawke, Dryden, Ontario.

2. Mr. Hawke's appointment was effective January 1, 1949.

3. This information is not available from government records.

4. This information is not available from government records.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   PART-TIME REPRESENTATIVE AT DRYDEN, ONT.
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NATIONAL PARKS

PRINCE ALBERT

CCF

Mr. Bowerman:

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

1. What was the cost of the clearing of the 11-6 miles of road in the Prince Albert national park during 1948?

2. What construction firm, if any, did this work?

3. What was the cost to the government of this clearing?

4. Was there any management fee paid for this work? If so, how much?

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   PRINCE ALBERT
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVEMENT WORK
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

The improvement work on Waskesiu highway in Prince Albert national park in 1948 was done by the W. C. Wells Construction Company, Limited, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on a cost-plus-fixed-fee basis. Altogether 28-75 miles (including the 11-6 miles), were cleared, 17-30 miles were stumped and grubbed, and debris was burned along 13-90 miles. The cost of clearing, stumping, grubbing and burning was $45,720, exclusive of the management fee. The management fee paid for the clearing, stumping, grubbing

and burning work was $2,780. Expenses of clearing were not kept separate from expenses of grubbing and burning.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   PRINCE ALBERT
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVEMENT WORK
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

RETIRED

March 17, 1949