March 22, 1950

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951, the following sums be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada, namely:

1. The sum of $233,837,011.33, being one-sixth of the amount of each of the items set forth in the main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1951;

2. The sum of $1,125,000, being three-quarters of the amount of item 170 of the said estimates;

3. The sum of $1,900,666.66, being one-third of the amount of items 30, 430, 497 of the said estimates;

4 The sum of $324,283.16, being one-sixth of the amount of items 70, 172, 175, 176 of the said estimates; and

5. The sum of $2,614,658.75,. being one-twelfth of the amount of items 66, 94, 189, 191, 192, 361, 362, 366, 374, 375, 377, 380, 384, 385, 386, 425 , 432, 434, 559, of the said estimates, as set forth in the resolution concurred in this day in the committee of supply.

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Motion agreed to. Resolutions reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Abbott thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 15, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1951. Motion agreed to, bill read the first and second times, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved

the adjournment of the house.

He said: Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is government day, so we shall proceed with the following items: Resolution No. 16 on today's order paper, concerning a bill to amend the Agricultural Products Act; resolution No. 18 on today's order paper, concerning the Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944. Those resolutions are in the name of the Minister of Agriculture.

Then we shall proceed with resolution No. 19 on today's order paper, concerning the Fisheries Prices Support Act, 1944. There are three resolutions in the name of the Minister of National Defence, Nos. 21, 22 and 11 on today's order paper. If those resolutions are carried, and we have time left, we will proceed with the resolutions in the names of the Minister of Trade and Commerce and the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Nos. 12 and 20 on today's order paper. We still hope to have time left to pass the motion of the Secretary of State for External Affairs to refer his estimates to the committee.

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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):

Yes, if we have time. We really hope to make progress, because those are only the resolutions, and we would like to have the bills before the house for early consideration.

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Donald MacInnis

Mr. Maclnnis:

Mr. Speaker, will the resolutions be taken in the order in which they were named by the minister?

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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):

As for the first three, we will proceed in that order. As to the three resolutions in the name of the Minister of National Defence, I have not consulted him about the order but I would advise him. to start with the small resolution, I suppose.

Motion agreed to and the house adjourned at 6.15 p.m.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply]: [DOT]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE


B-General- Atomic energy control board- 614. Chalk river project-capital and operating expenses-further amount required, $200,000.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT


A-Department- 615. Departmental administration-further amount required, $16,700. Marine service- 616. Administration of pilotage, including authority for temporary recoverable advances; contributions, and the operation and maintenance, as required, of necessary pilot vessels in certain pilotage districts-further amount required, $5,000. 617. Miscellaneous services relating to navigation and shipping-further amount required, $16,914. 618. To provide for the repayment to a proper authority or to the government of the United Kingdom of excepted expenses, as defined in section 286(5) of the Canada Shipping Act, incurred by the said government for the relief, maintenance and repatriation of distressed seamen left behind out of Canada, from ships registered in Canada, or of distressed Canadian seamen left behind out of Canada from ships other than of Canadian registry, and to provide for the repayment to shipowners, or agents, up to the amount of the seamen's forfeited wages, of expenses incurred by such owners or agents and referred to in section 283 or 295 of the Canada Shipping Act, $3,000. 619. River St. Lawrence ship channel-contract dredging in the St. Lawrence river in Montreal harbour, including cost of administration-capital- further amount required, $435,295. 620. To provide towards the acquisition and reconditioning of two vessels for Pacific ocean weather station "F" (estimated cost $750,000)-capital, $165,000. Railway service-Hudson Bay Railway- 621. Construction and improvements-capital- further amount required, $8,300. Maritime Freight Rates Act- 622. Additional amount in excess of the sum of $5,503,000 already appropriated to authorize and provide for the payment from time to time during the fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National Railway Company of the difference (estimated by the Canadian National Railway Company and certified by the auditors of the said company to the Minister of Transport as and when required by the said minister) occurring on account of the application of the Maritime Freight Rates Act, between the tariff tolls and the normal tolls (upon the same basis as set out in section 9 of the said act with respect to companies therein referred to) on all traffic moved during the calendar year 1949 under the tariffs approved on the eastern lines (as referred to in section 2 of the said act) of the Canadian National Railways-further amount required, $190,771. Air service-civil aviation division- 623. Control of civil aviation, including the administration of the Aeronautics Act and regulations issued thereunder-further amount required, $13,000. 624. Contribution to the government of Denmark as Canada's share in the joint support of north Atlantic air navigation facilities in the Faroes and Greenland1, $174,967. Demobilization and reconversion-air service-civil aviation division- Airways and airports- 625. Care, operation and maintenance of Royal Canadian Air Force airfields transferred to the Department of Transport-further amount required, $8,000. B-Canadian Maritime Commission- Mail subsidies and steamship subventions-Eastern local services- 626. Campobello, N.B., and Lubec, Maine, service between-further amount required, $667.


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Payments to or for veterans and dependents- 627. War veterans allowances-further amount required, $60,000. 628. To authorize under regulations to be approved by the governor general in council the establish- Supply ment of an assistance fund (war veterans allowance) from which shall be paid supplementary assistance in cases of acute financial distress as may be found to exist from time to time among recipients of benefits under the War Veterans Allowance Act, 1946-further amount required, $85,000. Miscellaneous payments- 629. Employers liability compensation-further amount required, $25,000.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT


Government-owned enterprises-Deficits- 630. Additional amount in excess of the sum of $1,159,000 already appropriated, to provide for the payment during the fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National Railway Company (hereinafter called the national company) upon applications approved by the Minister of Transport, made from time to time by the national company to the Minister of Finance, and to be applied by the national company in payment of the deficit (certified by the auditors of the national company) in the operation of the Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals arising in the calendar year 1949-further amount required, $62,230. 631. Additional amount in excess of the sum of $360,000 already appropriated to provide for the payment during the fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Limited (hereinafter called the company) of the amount of the deficit occurring during the year ending December 31, 1949, in the operations of the company and the vessels under the control of the company, as certified by the auditors of the company, and upon applications made by the company to the Minister of Finance and approved by the Minister of Transport-further amount required, $100,498. 632. Amount required to provide for the payment during the fiscal year 1949-50 to the Canadian National Railway Company (hereinafter called the national company) upon applications approved by the Minister of Transport, made from time to time by the national company, to the Minister of Finance and to be applied by the national company in payment of the deficit (certified by the auditors of the national company) arising in thq calendar year 1949, this amount to be applied in the repayment of accountable advances made to the national company from the consolidated revenue fund-Canadian National Railways, exclusive of eastern lines, $25,709,703; eastern lines, $16,333,325, total $42,043,028. 633. To hereby authorize and provide for payment during the fiscal year 1949-50 to Trans-Canada Air Lines to be applied by Trans-Canada Air Lines in payment of the deficit (certified by the auditors of Trans-Canada Air Lines) resulting from the operations of Trans-Canada Air Lines and its subsidiary, Trans-Canada (Atlantic) Limited, during tlie calendar year 1949, this amount to be applied in the repayment of accountable advances made to the company from the consolidated revenue fund- Trans-Canada Air Lines, $1,419,444; Trans-Canada (Atlantic) Limited, $2,898,150, total $4,317,594. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Loans and investments- 634. To provide for purchase of land and permanent improvements; cost of permanent improvements to be effected; removal of encumbrances; stock and equipment; refund of surplus to veterans (section 19); and for protection of security under the Veterans Land Act-further amount required, $1,425,000.


END OF VOLUME I

March 22, 1950