March 21, 1949

LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Dalhousie City and Northumberland.

2. Both ships will be dry-docked for biennial inspection by steamboat inspector of the Department of Transport and must be passed as seaworthy before being placed in operation.

3. No new ships will be in this service in 1949.

4. The roadbed and bridges of the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway are being maintained in accordance with recognized standards to meet traffic needs and safety in operation.

5. See answer to question No. 4.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NIAGARA, ST. CATHARINES AND TORONTO RAILWAY-TORONTO-PORT DALHOUSIE STEAMSHIP SERVICE
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TIMBER CONTROL

SALARIES AND OTHER

PC

Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hodgson:

What were the salaries, traveling and other expenses for the timber controller and all persons connected with the office of the timber controller or proceeding under his direction or in pursuance of timber control in each of the years beginning 1940 to date?

Topic:   TIMBER CONTROL
Subtopic:   SALARIES AND OTHER
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENSES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

Not available. The records of the Department of Munitions and Supply, the Department of Reconstruction and Supply, and the treasury office have not been maintained in such a way as to make it possible to segregate the cost of timber control.

Topic:   TIMBER CONTROL
Subtopic:   SALARIES AND OTHER
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENSES
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OATS AND BARLEY

ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1947

CCF

Thomas John Bentley

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

Mr. Bentley:

From what source were funds taken to make the adjustment payments on oats and barley which were marketed by growers during the days from August 1 to October 21, 1947?

Topic:   OATS AND BARLEY
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1947
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LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

In so far as the wartime prices and trade board is concerned:

Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation, Ltd., was authorized and directed to pay a subsidy to producers who sold and delivered oats or barley during the period August 1, 1947 to October 21, 1947. Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation, Ltd., appointed the Canadian wheat board to act as its agent in this connection.

Payments are made out of funds provided by parliament and are chargeable against vote 88 (1948-49) "Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation, Ltd.", in the usual way.

Topic:   OATS AND BARLEY
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1947
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R.C.A.F.-PRESENT STRENGTH DUTIES OF PERSONNEL

CCF

Mr. McKay:

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

1. What is the present strength of the R.C.A.F. with regard to (a) officers: (b) N.C.O.'s; (c) airmen?

2. How many of these men are on (a) actual flying duties; (b) maintenance work; ' (c) administrative duty?

Topic:   R.C.A.F.-PRESENT STRENGTH DUTIES OF PERSONNEL
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LIB

Mr. Baker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. (a) 2698; (b) 4041; (c) 7568 (aircraftsmen).

2. (a) 1303, but to these should be added 6148 aero engine, airframe and radio mechanics, photographers, etc., included under (b) below, who are required to fly as crewmen, and 434 officers, included under (c) below who are employed on administrative duties and who are qualified to fly.

(b) 8470.

(c) 4534.

Topic:   R.C.A.F.-PRESENT STRENGTH DUTIES OF PERSONNEL
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CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION- DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS IN ST. CATHARINES AREA

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have investigations been made, or are investigations being made, into irregularities in connection with the improper sale and disposal of materials belonging to Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, or its contractors, in the St. Catharines area projects, numbered 14 and 15?

2. If so, what action has been taken, or will be taken?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION- DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS IN ST. CATHARINES AREA
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes, by officials of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

2. Complaints were received from a former employee of a subcontractor engaged on construction projects in St. Catharines that employees of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the prime contractor had improperly sold or disposed of scrap lumber, flooring, aluminum siding, new lumber, and beveled siding belonging to the corporation. Examination by officials of the corporation disclosed that all scrap and surplus materials sold at the St. Catharines projects had been properly reported and paid for and the proceeds of the sale recorded in the corporation's books of account. On an earlier occasion the same complainant had made allegations that materials had been improperly removed from the St. Catharines projects. At that time corporation records were reviewed with the complainant and he was shown the complete and proper recording of each transaction he questioned. The complainant has ben informed that examination by corporation officials has disclosed no shortage

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of materials nor any indication that surplus materials were disposed of without payment being made to the corporation. As corporation records give no indication of the irregular transactions, it is not felt that the corporation has grounds to request an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. However, as the complainant considers that there has been irregularities, it has been suggested to him that he should visit the Niagara Falls detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and lay what charges he considers appropriate.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION- DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS IN ST. CATHARINES AREA
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LAKE LOUISE-FIELD, B.C., HIGHWAY SNOW PLOWING

CCF

Mr. Matthews (Kootenay East):

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

1. Was the road between Lake Louise and Field. British Columbia, plowed out in either January, February or March of this year to facilitate the removal of a park official's goods?

2. If so, what was the cost of this operation?

3. Was the road again closed to traffic and is it closed now. If so, for what reason?

Topic:   LAKE LOUISE-FIELD, B.C., HIGHWAY SNOW PLOWING
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LIB

Mr. MacKinnon: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. The section of the road from Field to the Monarch mine in Yoho park is kept plowed all winter. The section between the Monarch mine and Lake Louise is not kept open for travel during the winter months. It is a regular feature of maintenance of park highways to do a certain amount of snow plowing to facilitate the early drying of the roadbed which enables the spring maintenance to be carried out at an earlier date. Advantage was taken of this practice and the section between Monarch mine and Lake Louise was plowed early in March. This facilitated the removal of the household effects of the park superintendent, who had been promoted to a more senior position at Jasper park. The removal of the goods by truck actually saved considerable money, because the costs of packing and crating were avoided.

2. The cost of plowing the section from the Monarch mine to Lake Louise was $204.20.

3. As no other plowing was done on this section it was again closed and will not be open for travel until the spring maintenance work has been completed, which will probably be some time early in April.

Topic:   LAKE LOUISE-FIELD, B.C., HIGHWAY SNOW PLOWING
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NEEPAWA, MAN., AIRPORT

PC

John Bracken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bracken:

Have any plans been made by the Department of Transport or any other department of the government for utilizing the Neepawa airport, and if so, what are they?

Topic:   NEEPAWA, MAN., AIRPORT
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March 21, 1949