November 21, 1949

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Prior to September, 1948, five-minute network weather forecasts were broadcast for prairie region on midwest network four times daily, but distribution was limited largely to CBK, Watrous, Saskatchewan, as most of the other stations did not carry these reports. Following inauguration of CBW, Carman, Manitoba, and CBX, Lacombe, Alberta, in September, 1948, prairie reports were broken down on a provincial basis, each CBC transmitter giving full coverage of respective provinces plus adjacent weather areas in neighbouring province to provide overlapping service to listeners. Churchill weather region has been reported continuously six times daily on CBW, Carman, Manitoba, since September, 1948. In addition, CBK, Watrous, Saskatchewan includes adjacent Reindeer and Flin Flon weather regions in Saskatchewan forecasts now given five times daily.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   CHURCHILL WEATHER
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTS
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CROWN PROPERTIES

GRANTS IN LIEU OF TAXES- TORONTO

PC

Mr. Church:

Progressive Conservative

1. What amount does the city of Toronto receive from the government in connection with the statement of the Minister of Finance on grants to municipalities across Canada by federal authority for municipal services rendered?

2. What revenue does the dominion receive from that city in (a) income tax; (b) sales tax; (c) other federal revenues?

Topic:   CROWN PROPERTIES
Subtopic:   GRANTS IN LIEU OF TAXES- TORONTO
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair:

Liberal

1. As was made clear in the statement to which reference is made, it will be impossible to determine what grant will be made to the city of Toronto in lieu of municipal taxes until the assessment of all federal property in the city of Toronto has been completed. With regard to "municipal services rendered", the statement also pointed out that all water used by government buildings anywhere in Canada is, or will be, paid for on a meter basis and any local improvement charges will be paid on the same basis as charged against adjacent private property.

2. The government's accounts are not maintained in such a manner as to provide details of revenues obtained from any particular municipality.

Topic:   CROWN PROPERTIES
Subtopic:   GRANTS IN LIEU OF TAXES- TORONTO
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IMMIGRATION

AUSTRIAN NATIONALS

SC

Mr. Shaw:

Social Credit

1. Under existing immigration regulations, are Austrian nationals permitted to emigrate to Canada?

2. Are such nationals permitted to enter Canada under special orders in council?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   AUSTRIAN NATIONALS
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LIB

Mr. Maybank: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No order in council is required for the admission of Austrian nationals who can comply with the Immigration Act and existing regulations.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   AUSTRIAN NATIONALS
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WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCES-BRITISH COLUMBIA

PC

Mr. Green:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many veterans in British Columbia were in receipt of war veterans allowances as of October 31, 1949?

2. How many of such recipients have made application for assistance from the special assistance fund?

3. How many have been granted such assistance?

Topic:   WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCES-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

Mr. Mutch: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. 6,354.

2. 1,029.

3. 828.

The figures relate to the territory under the jurisdiction of the Vancouver district office of the department, and do not relate to the small portion of British Columbia which lies within the Edmonton district.

Topic:   WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCES-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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NEWFOUNDLAND

SALES TAX

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

How much has been collected from Newfoundland in sales tax since the date of union?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   SALES TAX
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Domestic, $353,013.48; importation, $777,862.70; total, $1,130,876.18 (Inclusive to October 31, 1949).

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   SALES TAX
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AVIV KOSHNER FOOD PRODUCTS LIMITED

EXPORT PERMIT

PC

Mr. Courtemanche:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has an export permit been issued to Aviv Koshner Food Products Limited?

2. If so, for what amount and on what date, and through whom?

Topic:   AVIV KOSHNER FOOD PRODUCTS LIMITED
Subtopic:   EXPORT PERMIT
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

It is contrary to government practice to reveal the private business of an individual company.

Topic:   AVIV KOSHNER FOOD PRODUCTS LIMITED
Subtopic:   EXPORT PERMIT
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November 21, 1949