October 6, 1949

REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT

SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.

LIB

Bona Arsenault

Liberal

Mr. Bona Arsenault (Bonaventure) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 14, to amend an act respecting the Revised Statutes of Canada.

Topic:   REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT
Subtopic:   SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT
Subtopic:   SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.
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LIB

Bona Arsenault

Liberal

Mr. Arsenault:

Mr. Speaker, this is an amendment to subsection 1 of section 5 of the act respecting the Revised Statutes of Canada which was adopted during the session of 1947-48. The amendment provides for the addition of the following words:

-and whenever in the said statutes or acts, or amendments thereto, the expression "Dominion of Canada" is used, there shall be substituted therefor the expression "Canada", and whenever the word "Dominion" is used, there shall be substituted therefor the word "Canada" or "Canadian or "federal", respectively, or such other adequate word as the context requires.

The reason for this amendment is obvious. It is to be found in the fact that since Canada has ceased to be a dominion and has become a sovereign state, the word "dominion" as applied to Canada has lost its meaning, and-

Topic:   REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT
Subtopic:   SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I think the hon. member has given his reason for moving for leave to introduce the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA ACT
Subtopic:   SUBSTITUTION OF "CANADA" FOR "DOMINION OF CANADA", ETC.
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SASKATOON TERMINAL ELEVATOR

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the capacity of the government terminal elevator in Saskatoon?

2. How much wheat was in storage in said elevator in each month commencing August 1, 1948 and ending July 31, 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATOON TERMINAL ELEVATOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 5,500,000 bushels.

2. Quantity of wheat in store at the end of each month: August, 1948, 6,808 bus.; September, 1948, 3,575 bus.; October, 1948, 5,516

bus.; November, 1948, 2,321 bus.; December, 1948, 580 bus.; January, 1949, 3,046 bus.; February, 1949, 3,046 bus.; March, 1949, 3,046 bus.; April, 1949, 3,046 bus.; May, 1949, 3,046 bus.; June, 1949, 185 bus.; July, 1949, 185 bus.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SASKATOON TERMINAL ELEVATOR
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EMPLOYMENT

DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL

PC

Mr. Hatfield:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total working population of Canada?

2. Of the total working population of Canada, how many are employed by the dominion government and how many by the provincial governments (a) permanent; (b) temporary?

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENTS
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LIB

Mr. Cote (Verdun-La Salle): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. As at June 4, 1949, total employment in Canada was 5,018,000 out of a total labour force of 5,121,000.

2. As at March 31, 1949, there were (a) 37,909 permanents and (b) 86,015 temporaries employed by the dominion government.

There is no information available in the Department of Labour in regard to the number employed by the provincial governments.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENTS
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STERLING-DOLLAR DEVALUATION TEXTILE AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRIES

LIB

Mr. LaCroix:

Liberal

1. Are the textile and woollen industries already losing the domestic markets to British competitors, owing to the recent sterling-dollar devaluation?

2. Have there been any layoffs and wage reductions among the workers in the textile and woollen industries in consequence of this devaluation?

3. What steps are being taken by the government to safeguard such employees?

Topic:   STERLING-DOLLAR DEVALUATION TEXTILE AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. There is no evidence to show that the Canadian textile industry is losing its domestic markets to British competitors owing to the sterling-dollar devaluation.

2. No layoffs or wage reductions have been reported to this department which could be attributed to the recent sterling devaluation.

3. Answered by Nos. 1 and 2.

FOREST FIRES Mr. Gauthier (Porlneuf):

1. How many acres of forest have been destroyed by fire, in Canada, in each of the years, 1940 to 1948, inclusive?

2. What was the value, in Canadian dollars, of timber so destroyed, in each of the above mentioned years?

Questions

Topic:   STERLING-DOLLAR DEVALUATION TEXTILE AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Maybank:

Statistics on Forest Fires in Canada, 1940-1948

Year Forested area burned acres Non-forested area burned acres Total area burned acres Estimated stumpage value of merchantable timber burned Estimated value of young growth burned Total estimated value of timber burned$ % t1940 1,448,174 1,242,961 2,691,135 1,355,322 1,102,385 2,457,7071941 3,329,038 923,613 4,252,651 8,814,098 2,510,806 11,324,9041942 914,871 923,600 1,838,471 1,169,923 1,129,775 2,299,6981943 272,117 555,713 827,830 251,821 246,508 498,3291944 1,664,060 739,001 2,403,061 3,083,944 1,551,551 4,635,4951945 450,911 290,620 741,531 1,018,679 477,247 1,495,9261946 428,983 587,723 1,016,706 635,268 478,495 1,113,7631947 297,436 315,571 613,007 565,560 386,796 952,3561948 1,842,868 1,342,115 3,184,983 3,426,308 1,377,943 4,804,251Total 10,648,458 6,920,917 17,569,375 20,320,923 9,261,506 29,582,429

Notes

Above figures do not include the Yukon and Northwest Territory, for which complete statistics are not available during this period.

Much of the merchantable timber burned, and included in the estimated stumpage values above, may have been salvaged in accessible areas.

Losses on cutover lands are included with young growth above.

Topic:   STERLING-DOLLAR DEVALUATION TEXTILE AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRIES
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ATOMIC ENERGY

October 6, 1949