November 10, 1949

PENSION FUND SOCIETIES ACT

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND PROVISIONS TO SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS

LIB

Frederick Gordon Bradley (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. F. G. Bradley (Secretary of State) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 174 (from the Senate), to amend the Pension Fund Societies Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PENSION FUND SOCIETIES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND PROVISIONS TO SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HOSPITAL BEDS

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. What was the Increase in hospital beds, by provinces, for each of the years 1944 to 1948, inclusive?

2. What was the number of hospital beds per thousand of population, by provinces, as at January 1, of each year, 1944 to 1949, inclusive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOSPITAL BEDS
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LIB

* TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. Under whose authority was the name changed in the telephone directory from "Dominion of Canada" to "Government of Canada"

2, Why was this change made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Perhaps I may be permitted to answer these questions orally.

1. The change was authorized by the deputy minister of finance, as the Department of Finance is the department now responsible for the administration of government telephone services.

2. Following the issue of October 1, 1947, of the current letters patent constituting the office of governor general, the words "Dominion of" were omitted. The practice of omitting these words was adopted in all government documents from that time forward. This was in accordance with an opinion given by the Department of Justice that the word "dominion" does not form part of the name of this country, as is made clear in section 3 of the British North America Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fullon:

In the course of his oral answer to this question, the minister used the following expression: The Department of Finance is now responsible for the government telephone services.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abboti:

Is responsible for the administration of government telephone services.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

I was going to ask him to clear up that statement. My understanding was that the Department of Transport administered the government telephone services.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

My hon. friend is misinformed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

May I ask the minister when the change was made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

I could not answer that question offhand. Perhaps the Minister of Public Works could do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

It is about a year ago that the duties were transferred from the Department of Public Works to the Department of Finance.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

I have been writing to the Minister of Transport on matters affecting these services and have been receiving answers from him.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

In order to clarify the matter, may I say that the Department of Transport looks after government telephone services.

^HOUSING-ALBERTA

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-CHANGE FROM DOMINION OF CANADA TO GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
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November 10, 1949