April 25, 1949

LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence; Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

Officers Other ranks Civili- ans TotalNavy .... . . . 201 35 622 858Army ... . . . 478 780 506 1764Air force . ... 370 295 326 991General Administration applicable to all services

- - 624 6241049 3110 2078 4237

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL
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CUSTOMS TARIFF

CHANGES IN BRITISH

PC

Mr. Green:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any preferences been reduced or eliminated by the government pursuant to the exchange of notes with the government of the United Kingdom dated the 30th day of October, 1947?

2. If so, what are the details of such changes?

Topic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN BRITISH
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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LIB

Mr. Reid: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. No preferences have been reduced or eliminated by the government pursuant to this exchange of notes in so far as substantive tariff items are concerned. Since October 30, 1947, a number of tariff items which provide for free entry under both the British preferential tariff and the most-favoured-nation tariff have been established or broadened to include certain materials and equipment previously classified under dutiable items on which the British preferential rate was free or was lower than the most-favoured-nation rate. The materials and equipment in question are required for the production of new products in Canada, and the adjustments were made to bring the tariff items in line with the industrial changes that have taken place.

2. The following free items now include some goods which on October 30, 1947, were classified under dutiable items on which the most-favoured-nation rate was higher than the British preferential rate: 216e, 216f, 263c, 410 a(i), 410a (ii), 431h, 476.

Topic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN BRITISH
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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H.M.C. DOCKYARD, HALIFAX STAFF

LIB

Mr. Isnor:

Liberal

1. Is there to be a reduction in the near future at the H.M.C. dockyard, Halifax?

2. If so, will the minister state what types of tradesmen or employees will be included?

Topic:   H.M.C. DOCKYARD, HALIFAX STAFF
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence; Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

1. None contemplated at the present time.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   H.M.C. DOCKYARD, HALIFAX STAFF
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

CHAMBORD, QUE., STATION

IND

Mr. Gagnon:

Independent

1. Has the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada issued an order requiring the Canadian National Railways to build a station at Chambord, province of Quebec?

2. If so, on what date?

3. What are the terms of the order?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CHAMBORD, QUE., STATION
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. April 26, 1948.

3. The terms of the order of the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada, No. 70571, are:

"1. That the Canadian National Railways construct a new station at Chambord, in the province of Quebec, as shown on plan No. C-13153, dated April 6, 1948 and plan

Total

Questions

No. A.B. 701-64.2.1.1, dated December, 1947, *on file with the board under the file No. 35537.8.

2. That the construction hereby directed be completed not later than October 1, 1948."

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CHAMBORD, QUE., STATION
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BOEING PLANT NO. 2, VANCOUVER, B.C.

PC

Mr. Green:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Boeing No. 2 plant at Victoria been sold?

2. If so. to whom was it sold and at what price?

3. Has any commission been paid on such sale or is any commission to be paid in respect thereof?

4. If so, to whom, and in what amount?

Topic:   BOEING PLANT NO. 2, VANCOUVER, B.C.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. There was no Boeing No. 2 plant at Victoria. However, the Boeing plant No. 2, which is located on Terminal avenue, Vancouver, B.C., was sold.

2. Canada Packers Limited, at $72,000, for the buildings only.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

Topic:   BOEING PLANT NO. 2, VANCOUVER, B.C.
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HOUSING-COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION

PC

Robert Henry McGregor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McGregor:

What has been the total cost of administration for each year of operation of (a) Wartime Housing Limited; (b) Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation?

Topic:   HOUSING-COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. (a) The total cost of administration for each year of operation of Wartime Housing Limited as published in Public Accounts is as follows:-

Public

Accounts

Period Reference Amount

February 28, 1941 to

March 31, 1942 ___ 633

Fiscal year 1943 .. K128

" " 1944 .. K134" " 1945 .. 7A156" " 1946 .. V.A. 128

& 129

April 1, 1946 to December 31; 1946 V.A. 89 & 90

394,468.99

2,429,538.34

5,098,232.14

5,558,538.23

4,698,970.27

3,697,580.43

Total $21,877,328.40

Less: Provisions for renewals, replacements and fire loss not required and charges for office furniture and equipment, subsequently capitalized 1,236,759.25

The administration of Wartime Housing Limited ceased as at 31st December, 1946, and management passed to Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

(b) The total cost of administration for each year of operation of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, including administrative and maintenance expenditures on properties acquired from Wartime Housing Limited, is as follows: -

Property Maintenance

Year Administrative Expenses Total

Expenses (excluding depreciation)

1946

716,479 74 716,479 741947

2,516,245 65 2,736,623! 15 5,252,868 801948

3,795,357 73 3,688,821 99 7,484,179 72$ 7,028,083 12 $ 6,425,445 14 $13,453,528 26

Topic:   HOUSING-COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION
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WHEAT EXPORTS

PC

Mr. Black (Yukon):

Progressive Conservative

1. To what countries is Canada to export 205 million bushels of wheat annually for the next four years as provided by agreement reached recently by forty-six countries?

2. Upon what terms and when will Canada be paid for those exports?

Topic:   WHEAT EXPORTS
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April 25, 1949