April 19, 1950

SC

Mr. Blackmore:

Social Credit

1. What time in the morning do the girls working at the desk of the Chateau Laurier hotel, on the first shift, come on duty?

2. What time does this particular shift finish work each day?

3. How long do these girls have for lunch hour?

4. How many Sundays off are allowed each month to the waiters in the main dining room of the Chateau Laurier?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-CHATEAU LAURIER, OTTAWA
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Mail and information desks, 7.15 a.m.; cashiers, 7.30 a.m.

2. Mail and information desks, 3.45 p.m.; cashiers, 4 p.m.

3. One-half hour.

4. None. The main dining room is the only room where meals are served on Sunday and the entire staff are required on duty that day. All employees in the hotel get one day off a week; where possible this is Sunday.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-CHATEAU LAURIER, OTTAWA
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PUGWASH, N.S., LIGHTKEEPERS

PC

Mr. Black (Cumberland):

Progressive Conservative

1. Who are the keepers of the range lights at Pug-wash, Nova Scotia?

[Mr. Smith (Queens-Shelbume) .1

2. What salary is paid per year for this service?

3. Are the keepers under the civil service?

4. Are the keepers allowed to actively engage in politics by (a) holding office in political organizations; (b) supplying and operating conveyances for voters at federal and provincial elections?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUGWASH, N.S., LIGHTKEEPERS
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. William Donald Colborne; John. Fullerton.

2. Salary range for each keeper is $315 to $345 per annum.

3. The positions are exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act.

4. This question appears to fall within the same general category as certain questions which appeared on the order paper earlier in the session and which were answered orally toy the Prime Minister on pages 352, 842 and 1,004 of Hansard.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUGWASH, N.S., LIGHTKEEPERS
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SURVEYS AND MAPPING

LIB

Mr. Smith (Queens-Shelburne):

Liberal

1. What steps have been taken by the surveys and mapping branch of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys with respect to the appointment of a chief engineer on the C.G.S. Fort Frances?

2. Has such appointment been made?

3. What are the names of those who made application for the position?

4. What are the qualifications, including certificates, of each applicant?

5. Did any of such applicants see service in the Royal Canadian Navy during world war II? If so, which of them?

6. Does the person appointed or to be appointed possess the highest qualifications?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SURVEYS AND MAPPING
Sub-subtopic:   S.S. "FORT FRANCES" CHIEF ENGINEER
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Applications from six candidates were studied and a recommendation made to the department for the appointment of the most suitably qualified certificated engineer.

2. Yes.

3. James Croy Handley, A. Y. F. Scott, J. R. James, Andrew Shaw Cleveland, J. D. Clark, Arthur C. C. Beaman.

4. James Croy Handley. Holds first-class board of trade certificate (steam), No. 84314. Five years in Canadian ships, four years as chief engineer Scotch and water tube boilers, coal and oil burning, five years apprenticeship, 10J years' sea service, chief engineer

S.S. Shelburne County.

A. V. F. Scott. Holds first-class board of trade certificate (steam); apprenticeship on the Clyde, 1918 to 1923. Seagoing experience 1925 to 1939. Service with Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Glasgow; British India Steam Navigation Company; Imperial Oil Company; United States Lines; German and Milne, Montreal; Canadian Navy; Dartmouth ferry commission, Hudson's Bay Company.

Questions

James Russell James. Holds second-class certificate (steam). Fireman, great lakes, 1923 to 1925. Chief and second engineer inland waters, coasting and foreign trade, 1937 to 1950.

Andrew Shaw Cleveland. Holds second-class certificate (steam), No. 14710 (valid in United Kingdom); first-class certificate (motor) No. 638 (Canada); four years apprenticeship machine shop; twenty-four years at sea; Imperial Oil, Markland Shipping Company, Canadian National Steamships, Canadian Navy.

J. D. Clark, Lt. Cdr. (RCN). Holds firstclass board of trade certificate (steam), 1937; chartered member Institute of Marine Engineers, London, England, apprenticeship four years; marine engineer cable ships twenty years; Canadian Navy active service \\ years; naval manager, Shelburne naval base, two years. On staff of superintendent H.M.C. Dockyard, Halifax.

Arthur C. C. Beaman. Holds second-class certificate (steam), No. 13421 (Canada); marine engineer Canadian National Steamships 1936 to 1940; Lt. Cdr. Royal Canadian Navy (#), 1940 to 1946; assistant to commander (E) ship repairs (east coast) Canadian Navy; maintenance R.C.N. Algerine class ships (H.M.C.S. Fort Frances, etc.).

5. Yes A. V. F. Scott, Andrew Shaw Cleveland, J. D. Clark, Arthur C. C. Beaman.

6. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SURVEYS AND MAPPING
Sub-subtopic:   S.S. "FORT FRANCES" CHIEF ENGINEER
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HEALTH AND WELFARE

PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

What amount was spent in Newfoundland, during the year ending March 31. 1950, for (a) old age pensions; (b) family allowances; (c) other expenditures by the Department of National Health and Welfare?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sub-subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

(a) To December 31, 1949 (the accounts for old age and blind pensions for the quarterly period January 1 to March 31, 1950, have not yet been submitted by the province of Newfoundland); old age pensions, $1,448,573.71; blind pensions, $19,155.00; total, $l,467,728.7l'.

(b) To March 15, 1950, $9,747,121.00.

(c) To March 15, 1950: (i) health grants,

$224,766.44; (ii) others, $81,502.46; total, $306,268.90. '

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sub-subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
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INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many cases have been tried by the income tax appeal board month by month since it was set up, and to date?

2. How many of these cases were heard in camera, and of these how many were at the request of (a) the appellant taxpayer; (b) the Minister of National Revenue?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. The number of appeals heard by the income tax appeal board, month by month, from the time the board commenced hearings on April 12, 1949, up to and including April 5, 1950, is as follows:

April 2

May 5

June 3

July Nil

August Nil

September 4

October 10

November 10

December 5

39

January 5

February 6

March 13

April 1

25

Total 64

2. (a) 13; (b) none.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many Canadian national officials whose salaries were over $5,000 per year have upon retirement, in addition to the customary pension since the first day of January. 1949, received allowances or a lump sum or sums, or emoluments of any kind?

2. Are such payments submitted to, or approved by, the Minister of Transport?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS. TO OFFICIALS ON RETIREMENT
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. It is not the practice for the Canadian National Railways to grant retiring allowances to any officers in addition to pensions, as provided under the regulations of the C.N.R. pension fund. The only exceptions have been an allowance, authorized by the board of directors, to the chairman or president upon retirement.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS. TO OFFICIALS ON RETIREMENT
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MOTOR VEHICLES

LIB

Mr. Brown (Essex West):

Liberal

1. Is it necessary to have a permit to take an automobile into the United States on a casual visit?

2. Have there been any changes recently made in any regulations to take a motor car on such a trip?' If so, what are the changes?

3. What has been the effect on traffic crossing the border at Windsor, Ontario, due to any such changes in the regulations?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTOR VEHICLES
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION FORMS ON LEAVING CANADA
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The old form has been discarded and replaced with a new document which is serially numbered. Provision has been made for ultimate surrender and cancellation within six months instead of one year.

3. The introduction of the new form has not affected either the volume or the celerity of traffic movements at Windsor.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTOR VEHICLES
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION FORMS ON LEAVING CANADA
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April 19, 1950