March 21, 1949

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The department proposes to continue the operation of the airport as a public airport.

Questions

Topic:   NEEPAWA, MAN., AIRPORT
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INGLEWOOD, ALTA., BIRD SANCTUARY

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the Inglewood bird sanctuary at Calgary, Alberta, recognized as a dominion bird sanctuary?

2. What financial assistance does the dominion government provide for other bird sanctuaries?

3. Will the government provide any financial assistance for the Inglewood bird sanctuary?

Topic:   INGLEWOOD, ALTA., BIRD SANCTUARY
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LIB

Mr. MacKinnon: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Inglewood bird sanctuary was established by the dominion government on June 6, 1929, under the provisions of the Migratory Birds Convention Act. It is not owned or operated by the dominion government, but is subject to the migratory bird sanctuary regulations promulgated by order in council P.C. 1536 of April 13, 1948.

2. The dominion government provides no financial assistance for the upkeep of any privately-owned bird sanctuary established under the Migratory Birds Convention Act. Periodical inspections are made by dominion wildlife officers, and posters and advice on management are supplied by the dominion wildlife service when requested, free of charge.

The dominion government has, in special circumstances, paid for grain used in emergency winter feeding of waterfowl. During each of the winters 1947-48 and 1948-49, the dominion government paid $50 for grain fed to waterfowl in Inglewood bird sanctuary.

The dominion government makes an annual grant to the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation Incorporated. At present, the amount of this grant is $5,000 per annum. The property of the Jack Miner bird foundation is not a bird sanctuary under the provisions of the Migratory Birds Convention Act.

3. This is a matter of government policy.

Topic:   INGLEWOOD, ALTA., BIRD SANCTUARY
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MUSKRAT RAISING PROJECT-ATHABASKA RIVER, ALTA.

LIB

Mr. Dechene:

Liberal

1. What progress has been made in the development of the muskrat raising project in the 200,000 acres in the delta of the Athabaska river, near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta?

2. Is the provincial government of Alberta contributing any funds to the development of that enterprise?

3. To what extent is the government proceeding with further development of the project during the current year?

Topic:   MUSKRAT RAISING PROJECT-ATHABASKA RIVER, ALTA.
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LIB

Mr. MacKinnon: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Preliminary investigation of the provincial lands portion of the Delta was undertaken by the dominion and province jointly and preliminary investigation of the Wood Buffalo park area was carried out by the dominion. Results were disappointing due to abnormal water conditions during the investigation period, the data received in the preliminary

report indicating the necessity of very careful investigation before any construction was undertaken.

2. The provincial government has cooperated in the investigation of the area but as the project has not reached the development stage it has not contributed any funds for that purpose.

3. The dominion and province are continuing the investigation jointly j*f the provin-cially-owned section of the delta, while the dominion is continuing its investigation of the Wood Buffalo park area.

Topic:   MUSKRAT RAISING PROJECT-ATHABASKA RIVER, ALTA.
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MARSHLANDS

NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK

PC

Mr. Stanfield:

Progressive Conservative

1. What have been the total expenditures (a) in Nova Scotia; (b) in New Brunswick in each of the years 1946, 1947 and 1948 in connection with protection and reclamation of maritime marshlands?

2. What was expended for (a) salaries; (b) wages; (c) purchase machinery; (d) rental machinery; (e) motor cars; (f) supplies and incidentals?

3. What projects have cost $10,000 or more, stating amount in each instance?

4. What projects have been approved and what is the estimated cost to complete?

Topic:   MARSHLANDS
Subtopic:   NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURES MADE AND PROJECTS APPROVED
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. McCubbin:

1946-47 1947-48 1948-49

1. (a) $17,611 15 $25,250 25

(b) 7,250 89 20,729 40 $ 4,738 07

(Feb. 28/49)

Note: This represents dominion share of expenditures only. The works program is the responsibility of the provincial governments and is carried on by the maritime dikelands rehabilitation committee. The original payments are made by the provinces where all detailed records are kept. On presentation of certified accounts the dominion reimburses one-third of total cost. All accounts for the current fiscal year not yet rendered by provinces.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. See answer to No. 1.

4. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   MARSHLANDS
Subtopic:   NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURES MADE AND PROJECTS APPROVED
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SOLDIER SETTLERS

MINERAL RIGHTS

SC

Mr. Fair:

Social Credit

1. What are the names and addresses of veterans of world war I who purchased land through the soldier settlement board with which mineral rights were included?

2. In how many cases have those rights been transferred to the settlers?

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLERS
Subtopic:   MINERAL RIGHTS
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LIB

Mr. Mutch: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. The information is not available from the present records of the director of soldier settlement, nor from the titles held or previously held by the director.

2. None. In 39 cases, rights are in process of being transferred.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLERS
Subtopic:   MINERAL RIGHTS
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DEFENCE ARRANGEMENTS WITH GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. What arrangements, if any, have been made with the Ontario government as to defences in case of war?

2. Who made such a request, how and when?

3. What was such a request?

4. At whose expense was it to be (a) federal authority; (b) provincial authority; (c) municipal authority?

5. Is any grant to be made the municipal authorities of Ontario or mayors' association for their enforcement of all federal law, orders in council and other federal regulations by municipal police forces of Ontario accordingly?

Topic:   DEFENCE ARRANGEMENTS WITH GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
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LIB

Loran Ellis Baker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Baker:

These questions were answered on page 1551, Debates of the House of Commons for Thursday, March 17, 1949.

Topic:   DEFENCE ARRANGEMENTS WITH GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS

March 21, 1949