November 30, 1949

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

What is the total income of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from advertising in each of the years 1940, 1945, 1948 and for 1949 to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   INCOME FROM COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

The income accruing to the corporation from commercial advertising was as follows:

Fiscal year ended Amount

March 31, 1940 $ 773,521.89

March 31, 1945

1,639,159.97March 31, 1948

1,842,558.29March 31, 1949

2,217,129.91

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   INCOME FROM COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING
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AMUSEMENT TAXES

LIB

Mr. Isnor:

Liberal

1. In what years did the federal government collect amusement taxes?

2. What was the revenue for each of the years the amusement tax was collected?

3. Did the provinces collect amusement taxes during the years the federal government collected same?

4. If so, what revenue was collected by the different provinces for each year?

5. What revenue has been collected by each of the provinces during the years since the federal tax was removed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMUSEMENT TAXES
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. The amusement tax was imposed in so far as moving pictures were concerned on May 19, 1941, and on other forms of amusements effective July 1, 1941. This tax was repealed May 19, 1948.

2.

1941- 42 $ 7,710,360.89

1942- 43

10,778,384.841943- 44

12,018,950.291944- 45

12,283,988.041945- 46

13,387,340.551946- 47

14,551,637.331947- 48

15,368,632.341948- 49

2,482,837.183. It is understood that some provinces did collect amusement tax during the years the federal government collected it.4. No information.5. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMUSEMENT TAXES
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HOUSING

PC

Mr. Balcer:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost of building by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation of the Normandville plan, Three Rivers, Quebec?

2. How many houses were built?

3. What was the individual cost of the 4-room units?

4. What was the individual cost of the 5-room units?

5. What was the individual cost of the 6-room units?

6. Are these houses for sale presently?

7. If so, how much is asked for each type of house?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   NORMANDVILLE PLAN, THREE RIVERS, QUE.
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LIB

Mr. Winiers: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. Project known as Terrace de Normandville, at Three Rivers, Que., was built by Housing Enterprises of Canada Limited at a total cost of $499,787.47.

2. 57.

3. Average individual cost of 4-room units, $6,504.60.

4. Average individual cost of 5-room units, $8,152.95.

5. Average individual cost of 6-room units, $10,536.67.

6. Yes.

7. Sales prices are as follows: 4-room units, $6,300 and $6,400; 5-room units, $7,300 and $7,750; 6-room units, $8,800.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   NORMANDVILLE PLAN, THREE RIVERS, QUE.
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NATIONAL FILM BOARD

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are there any persons producing for or displaying films of the national film board in Washington, D.C.?

2. If so, what are the names of such persons; giving the salaries and expenses of each of them since January 1, 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   PRODUCTION OR DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
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LIB

Mr. Winiers: (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. There is no member of the national film board staff stationed in Washington, D.C. A library of Canadian films, established by the board and formerly operated by a staff member, exists and is now under the administration of the Department of External Affairs.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   PRODUCTION OR DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost of operating the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation international service for 1948?

Questions

2. What is the estimated total cost of operating the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation international service for 1949?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Fiscal year ended March 31, 1949, $1,437,524.68.

2. Fiscal year ended March 31, 1950, as per rote No. 305, $1,781,850.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
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PUBLIC WORKS

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Since January 1, 1949, how many contracts have been made by the Department of Public Works for the purchase of (a) sea sponges; (b) synthetic cellulose sponges; (c) wool sponges?

2. With reference to each such contract, what is the name of the supplier; what are the types, sizes and quantities of sponges supplied, and what is the contract price for each such type, size and quality?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS FOR PURCHASE OF SPONGES
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. (a) None, (b) none, (c) one.

2. (a) The Casselman Company, (b) Mediterranean sheep's wool, (c) 8-10 to the pound, (d) 500 in quantity, (e) $1.31 each, making a total of $655 for prime No. 1 quality sponges.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS FOR PURCHASE OF SPONGES
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November 30, 1949