April 4, 1949

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 4

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to move at this time a motion which stands in my name at page 20 of the order paper, in these words:

That on Monday, April 4th instant-

Which is today.

-government orders shall have precedence over all other business except questions and notices of motions for the production of papers.

The purpose of the motion is to enable the committee of the whole to consider the supplementary estimates for the financial year which ended on March 31, and which I think it is important to have dealt with as expeditiously as possible. If the house were to dispose of that matter today, it would be possible to have royal assent at the end of the day. Thereafter we would revert to the ordinary proceedings for Monday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 4
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Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SESSIONAL COMMITTEE

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works) moved:

That the name of Mr. Viau be substituted for that of Mr. Warren on the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SESSIONAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HOUSING

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Mr. Maclnnis:

1. How many houses (family units) were built in Canada in the year 1948?

2. How many houses (family units) were constructed with financial assistance under the provisions of the National Housing Act, during the same year?

3. What was the total amount of financial assistance?

4. How many houses (family units) were built for rental?

5. What was the (a) lowest; (b) highest, monthly rental: (c) average rental?

6. How many houses (family units), by provinces, were built by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the year 1948?

7. How many of such houses, by provinces, were built for rental?

8. What was the (a) lowest: (b) highest, monthly rental; (c) average rental?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   FAMILY UNITS
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Housing units built in Canada in 1943 number 81,243, including 5,146 housing units added by conversion (housing bulletin No. 12, dominion bureau of statistics, table 1, page 4, and table 6, page 8).

2. The number of housing units completed in 1948 with financial assistance under the provisions of the National Housing Act was 11,939.

3. The total amount of financial assistance through loans approved under the National Housing Act in 1948 was $101,642,194.

4. It is estimated that 25 per cent of all housing units completed in 1948 were built for rental (housing bulletin No. 12, dominion bureau of statistics, page 3). Those built in 1948 with financial assistance under the National Housing Act numbered 1,599.

5. Information is not available for rents charged for all rental housing units constructed. However, information submitted with application for loans under section 8 of the National Housing Act, 1944, indicates that estimated rentals ranged from (a) $35 per month for a 4-room semi-detached unit in Burnaby, British Columbia, to (b) $125 per month for a 7-room duplex unit in Montreal, with (c) average monthly rental for all units approved, $63.23.

6. During 1948 Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation built 6,934 housing units: 184 in New Brunswick, 712 in Quebec, 2,874 in Ontario, 638 in Manitoba, 810 in Saskatchewan, 678 in Alberta, and 1,038 in British Columbia.

7. Answered by No. 6.

8. With respect to Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation: (a) lowest monthly rental on houses, $22.00, lowest monthly rental on serviced apartments, $43.50; (b) highest monthly rental on houses, $47.50, highest monthly rental on serviced apartments, $54.00; (c) average monthly rental on houses, $28.88, average monthly rental on serviced apartments, $48.59.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   FAMILY UNITS
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

CCF

Mr. Moore:

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

1. Does the federal government issue fishing licences in the Northwest Territories?

2. If so, for what lakes are such licences issued?

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Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Sub-subtopic:   FISHING LICENCES
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LIB

Mr. MacNaughl: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Great Slave lake.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Sub-subtopic:   FISHING LICENCES
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DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Were proceedings taken in the year 1943 under the defence of Canada regulations against any person or persons in connection with a strike at Shawinigan Falls?

2. If so, against whom were proceedings taken and what was the nature of the charge in each case?

3. What penalty was imposed in each case?

4. If imprisonment was imposed was the term of imprisonment served in each case?

5. If not, in respect of what persons was a release from jail granted before expiration of the term of imprisonment?

6. Under what authority were such releases, if any, made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT SHAWINIGAN FALLS
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Philip Cutler and Jean Jodoin, offences against regulation 51B, defence of Canada regulations.

3. Six months in each case.

4. No, not in full.

5. In respect of the two persons above named.

6. Under authority of the Ticket of Leave Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   STRIKE AT SHAWINIGAN FALLS
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WARTIME HOUSING

April 4, 1949