April 25, 1949

LIB

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

Liberal

1. To any or all of the following importing countries to the extent of Canada's guaranteed sales of 203,069,635 bushels and to the extent of the guaranteed purchases of each importing country as set out in the agreement: Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Ceylon, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Repub-

lie, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pprtugal, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom, Venezuela.

2. Under the agreement Canada has the right, which it may exercise, to sell the above-mentioned quantity at the minimum prices provided in the agreement; similarly the importing countries together have the right, which they may exercise, to purchase that quantity at the maximum prices provided in the agreement. Both Canada and the importing countries may discharge their obligations

to sell and purchase wheat, by sales and purchases of the specified quantities at prices between the minimum and maximum limits of prices provided in the agreement.

The above-mentioned quantity will be made up of a large number of individual transactions in both wheat and wheat flour, including private trade and government transactions, and the specific terms and dates of payment will be in accordance with the terms of the contracts covering each individual transaction, as is now the case with our trade in wheat and wheat flour.

Topic:   WHEAT EXPORTS
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INCOME TAX

ARREARS

PC

Mr. Smith (Calgary West):

Progressive Conservative

1. How many delinquent taxpayers were there in Canada, by districts, as of the 31st day of March, 1949?

2. In what amounts are the said taxpayers inarrears, by districts? Mr. McCann: No. of delinquent taxpayers AmountIncome tax as of ofdistrict March 31, arrearsCharlottetown 1949 . . 656 $ 377,798Sydney . . 3,781 354,707Halifax . . 8,927 1,869,604Saint John .. 11.524 1,794,601Quebec . . 13,244 3,094,080Sherbrooke . . 488 63,643Montreal . . 70,332 11,524,079Ottawa . . 13,738 4,008,761Kingston .. 1,071 238,683Belleville . . 1,922 429,732Toronto . . 46,694 12,447,750Hamilton . . 9,873 2,433,453London .. 11,504 2,195,450Fort William . . 5,590 975,692Winnipeg . . 8,260 2,103,143Regina . . 4,307 1,410,200Saskatoon . . 2,462 769,934Calgary . . 2,637 1,662,968Edmonton . . 7,833 2,030,247Vancouver .. 27,859 5,234,485Dawson . . 442 96,424253,144 $55,115,434

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   ARREARS
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NAVAL SERVICE

PURCHASE OF "SNOWBIRD II"

PC

Mr. Merritt:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Department of National Defence purchased a vessel known as the Snowbird II, and if so, from whom, at what price, and to what vote was the purchase price charged?

2. To what use will the vessel be put?

3. Who is, or will be, the operator of the vessel during the 1949 season of arctic navigation?

4. What are the terms of the contract of operation, and to what vote will the operating costs be charged?

Questions

5. Was Snowbird II used in government service during the 1948 season of navigation?

6. If so, who was the owner at that time, and what were the terms of any contract between the then owner and the government, with respect to the use of said vessel?

7. What was the total cost to the government of the operation of the Snowbird II in the 1948 season, and to what vote were such costs charged?

Topic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF "SNOWBIRD II"
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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. Yes, The Arctic Shipping Company Limited, Edmonton, Alberta, for $365,200, paid from parliamentary vote 243, Department of National Defence.

2. Transportation of supplies and equipment to Royal Canadian Air Force and other government arctic stations.

3 and 4. Arrangements for the operation of the vessel for the 1949 season are now under consideration, but no decision has been made.

5 and 6. Yes. The Arctic Shipping Company used this ship, under a general contract, for the movement of Royal Canadian Air Force supplies and equipment, at specified rates per ton, according to the classification of the cargo and the voyage involved.

7. $161,062, paid from parliamentary vote 243, Department of National Defence.

Topic:   NAVAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF "SNOWBIRD II"
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CITRUS FRUIT JUICES AND APPLE PRODUCTS IMPORTS

PC

Mr. Nowlan:

Progressive Conservative

1. What were the quantities and values of all citrus fruit juices imported into Canada from the United States during the calendar year 1948?

2. What were the quantities, kinds and values of all apple products or by-products imported into Canada from the United States during the calendar year 1948?

Topic:   CITRUS FRUIT JUICES AND APPLE PRODUCTS IMPORTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Imports from United States, calendaryear 1948: Gal. ValueLemon juice . . 124,539 $ 127,891Orange juice . . 1,913,947 1,044,075Grapefruit juice .. .. 2,281,330 947,205Pineapple juice ... . . 16,426 16,8232. Lb. ValueApples, fresh . . 2,860,743 $ 76,623Apples, dried . . 2,102,272 59,575

ROAD CONSTRUCTION, YUKON TERRITORY Mr. Black (Yukon):

Is labour on Mayo-Minto road project in Yukon being paid for from public funds or by the contractor building the road?

Topic:   CITRUS FRUIT JUICES AND APPLE PRODUCTS IMPORTS
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LIB

Ralph Maybank (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Maybank:

(a) Labour on road construction work paid by contractor; (b) labour on survey party paid from public funds.

Judges Act

Topic:   CITRUS FRUIT JUICES AND APPLE PRODUCTS IMPORTS
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DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP

CCF

Mr. Knight:

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

1. What use is being made of the military camp at Dundurn, Saskatchewan?

2. Has the Department of National Defence any plans for the training of personnel there in the summer of 1949?

3. Will cadet camps be established there?

4. If so, what will be the approximate date of (a) commencement: (b) termination of such operations?

Topic:   DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP
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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. Army summer training.

2. Yes.

3. Yes, for cadet trades training.

4. (a) 17th July, 1949; (b) 29th August, 1949.

Topic:   DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

FORD HOTEL, MONTREAL, SUBCONTRACTS

PC

Mr. Slcey:

Progressive Conservative

1. What subcontracts have been issued on the Ford hotel project in Montreal?

2. To whom have they been issued?

3. For what work?

4. At what prices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FORD HOTEL, MONTREAL, SUBCONTRACTS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FORD HOTEL, MONTREAL, SUBCONTRACTS
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PUBLIC BUILDINGS

April 25, 1949