March 17, 1949

CCF

Mr. Beniley:

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

1. In each of the following crop years: 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48 and 1948-49 did the wheat board accept deliveries, handle or in any way exercise control, and to what extent and in what manner, of the wheat produced for sale in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec?

2. In each of the above noted crop years, was any of such wheat exported under (a) the Anglo-Canadian wheat agreement; (b) as class II wheat?

3. If so, was it dealt with by the wheat board in the same manner as wheat from the western division?

4. If not, how was it dealt with?

5. In each of those crop years, what was the final average price received by the growers in Ontario and Quebec?

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD-DELIVERIES FROM ONTARIO AND QUEBEC EXPORTS, PRICES, ETC.
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HOUSING

PICTOU, N.S. W. E. MACKIE, LIMITED

PC

Mr. Nowlan:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the firm of W. E. Mackie, Limited, been employed by any department or agency of the dominion government to render services in connection with wartime houses erected at Pictou, N.S.?

2. If so, what was the nature of the services to be rendered by such firm?

3. Were tenders called for?

4. Have the services been completed?

5. How much has been paid the said firm in connection with the said services?

6. How much is still owing the said firm for such services?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PICTOU, N.S. W. E. MACKIE, LIMITED
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NUMBER OF PERSONS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER IN CANADA AND NEWFOUNDLAND

CCF

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

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

1. What is the total number of persons 70 years of age and over (a) males; (b) females, in each province of Canada, according to figures for 1948 or latest available date? What are the same totals for Newfoundland?

2. What is the total number of persons 65 years of age and over but not yet 70 (a) males; (b) females, in each province of Canada, according to figures for 1948 or latest available date? What are the same totals for Newfoundland?

3. What is the total number of persons 60 years of age and over but not yet 65 (a) males; (b) females, in each province of Canada, according to figures for 1948 or latest available date? What are the same totals for Newfoundland?

Topic:   NUMBER OF PERSONS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER IN CANADA AND NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraith:

Return tabled.

Topic:   NUMBER OF PERSONS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER IN CANADA AND NEWFOUNDLAND
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

BUILDINGS OWNED OR LEASED

CCF

Mr. Probe:

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

1. In what buildings owned or leased by the Department of National Defence or containing military stores of any kind have fires occurred since January 1, 1945?

2. What was the amount of damage in each of the above fires (a) to building; (b) to stores; (c) to any other property?

3. What was the date of each of the above fires, and what was the date of the last audit of stores preceding the fire, in each case?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS OWNED OR LEASED
Sub-subtopic:   DAMAGE BY FIRE
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CIVIL SERVICE-WAR VETERANS

CCF

Mr. McKay:

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

1. What is the number of (a) male; (b) female civil servants employed by the federal government as of December 31, 1948?

2. How many of these federal government employees are veterans of either world war I or world war II?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE-WAR VETERANS
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CIVIL SERVICE-SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Mr. McKay:

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

1. How many federal civil service employees are there at present in the province of Saskatchewan?

2. How many federal civil servants in the province of Saskatchewan are receiving salaries (a) less than $1,000; (b) $1,000-$1,400; (c) $1,400-$1,800; (d) over $1,800?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE-SASKATCHEWAN
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TELEPHONES

QUESTION AS TO USE OF RECORDING DEVICES BY MINISTERS AND PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANTS

LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Colin Gibson (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, on February 21 the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart) asked a question and at that time the Prime Minister promised that a reply would be brought down in the form of a return. The question is reported in Hansard at page 722. I would request that it be passed as an order for return, now tabled.

Topic:   TELEPHONES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO USE OF RECORDING DEVICES BY MINISTERS AND PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANTS
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PROVISION FOR MORNING SITTINGS UNTIL CERTAIN

MEASURES DISPOSED OF

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved:

That on and after Friday, March 18, 1949, until the following resolutions and the legislation based thereon be disposed of by this house, viz.: (a) the resolution for a measure to provide for the continuation of certain orders and regulations of the governor in council for a limited period during the national emergency arising out of the war; (b) the resolution for a measure to amend the Agricultural Products Act to extend the operation of the act for a period of one year; (c) the resolution to amend the Canadian Commercial Corporation Act to provide authority for advances to the corporation by way of loan out of the consolidated revenue fund and to extend the time of operation of the act; (d) the resolution for a measure to provide for the

continuance in force of the Foreign Exchange Control Act until sixty days after the commencement of the first session of parliament commencing in the year 1951; the house shall meet at 11 o'clock in the morning of each sitting day and that in addition to the usual intermission at 6 o'clock there shall also be an intermission every day from 1 to 3 o'clock p.m.; and further that on Saturday, March 26, 1949, the house shall meet at 11 o'clock a.m. and the order of business and procedure shall be the same as on Friday, March 25, 1949.

He said: Mr. Speaker, the reasons for this motion are the same as I gave for the motion I put before the house on March 11, to give priority to these resolutions and the legislation based thereon. The present legislation with respect to the matters described in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) would expire on the 27th of March if not extended by parliament before that date. The legislation described in paragraph (b), the Agricultural Products Act, would expire on March 31 if not extended before that date.

Hon. members will realize that all the steps required for these resolutions and the legislation based thereon provide many opportunities for debate. On each one there is opportunity for debate on the motion that you, sir, leave the chair. There is opportunity for debate in committee after you leave the chair. There is opportunity for debate on the second reading of the bill, in committee of the whole when the bill is being considered clause by clause, and on the third reading of the bill. There are four of these measures, and I indicated it might be desirable to consider a fifth, namely, the consolidation of the bonuses or supplementary payments being made to mail carriers on a contract basis. As one can see, there would be some twenty or more opportunities for debate.

The debate on one subject was begun on Monday and has been continued ever since, but as yet, we have gone through only one of the five stages provided for by each of these resolutions. On Friday last when making the motion I stated that the government believed it to be its duty to make every possible effort to have these measures considered by parliament and disposed of so that they would not expire by mere lapse of time, and that each member would have an opportunity of taking his responsibility in respect thereto and expressing his views in this house.

The motion now before the house would add some twenty-two hours to the time available after today for further consideration of these matters. The time available otherwise would amount to thirty-nine hours; by this motion we are adding something more than fifty per cent to the time available for the

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consideration of these measures. I recommend to the house this further effort to deal with matters which are evidently of great interest, whatever one's view about them may be. I believe the provision of this additional time will be a demonstration that the members of this house do intend to discharge their responsibilities in regard to these matters.

Hon. members will see that this motion is drafted in such a way that it will no longer be operative if these resolutions and the legislation based thereon are disposed of before present legislation expires; the effect of the motion will disappear and we shall return to the standing orders. Under these conditions I trust that it will be the feeling of all members of the house that this order should be made.

Topic:   PROVISION FOR MORNING SITTINGS UNTIL CERTAIN
Subtopic:   MEASURES DISPOSED OF
Sub-subtopic:   SITTING MARCH 26
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March 17, 1949