June 15, 1950

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE

LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite

Liberal

Mr. E. T. Applewhaite (Skeena) moved:

That the report of the joint committee on the library of parliament, presented on June 6, 1950, be concurred in.

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE
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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Jean Frangois Pouliol (Temiscouala):

Before this motion passes I should like to say a word about the committee business of the house. Yesterday we heard the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) complaining about his lack of ubiquity, but he himself asked for the formation of many committees, and he has been caught in his own trap.

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT

EXTENSION TO EMPLOYEES OF COMMISSIONS, ETC. APPLICATION TO OFFENCES COM- MITTED OUTSIDE CANADA

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 309, to amend the Official Secrets Act.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION TO EMPLOYEES OF COMMISSIONS, ETC. APPLICATION TO OFFENCES COM- MITTED OUTSIDE CANADA
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION TO EMPLOYEES OF COMMISSIONS, ETC. APPLICATION TO OFFENCES COM- MITTED OUTSIDE CANADA
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Mr. Speaker, the bill will provide four amendments to the Official Secrets Act. First, it will extend the expression "office under His Majesty" to include employees of commissions, corporations and other agencies of the crown. Second, it will give an extraterritorial effect to the act by making it applicable to offences committed outside of Canada by Canadian citizens, or to persons who in another country have communicated information which they obtained during the time that they owed allegiance to Canada. Third, it will increase the penalties under the act, and fourth, it will also remove any doubt that persons charged under the act for offences against the act under part XV of the Criminal Code relating to summary convictions may be fingerprinted.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first

time.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION TO EMPLOYEES OF COMMISSIONS, ETC. APPLICATION TO OFFENCES COM- MITTED OUTSIDE CANADA
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


INCOME TAX ARREARS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total amount of arrears of income tax due, by provinces, as of March 31, 1950?

2. Of such amount, how much was in arrears respectively for (a) 1 year to 7 years inclusive; (b) 8 years to 15 years inclusive; (c) 20 years; (d) over 20 years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ARREARS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. As of the 15th March, 1950, the latest date to which collection statistics are available, the arrears of income tax by provinces (individuals and corporations) assessed and

unpaid were as follows:

Province Total Arrears

Prince Edward Island $ 912,417

Nova Scotia 2,980,103

New Brunswick 1,977,567

Quebec 21,214,662

Ontario 31,590,932

Manitoba 3,395,417

Saskatchewan 2,975,696

Alberta 5,204,980

British Columbia

(including Yukon) 11,653,369

2. Collection statistics of the taxation division are not maintained in such a manner as will permit specific answers being given to this part of the question. The following information is, however, furnished:

Amounts in arrears less than 1 year:

Prince Edward Island $ 295,108

Nova Scotia 1,396,517

New Brunswick 968,406

Quebec 12,967,175

Ontario 14,548,270

Manitoba 1,685,901

Saskatchewan 2,075,540

Alberta 3,223,042

British Columbia

(including Yukon) 7,314,200

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ARREARS
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$44,474,159 HOUSE OF COMMONS


Questions Amounts in arrears from 1 to 5 years: Prince Edward Island $ 615,584 Nova' Scotia 1,438,374 New Brunswick 830,330 Quebec 6,756,739 Ontario 14,495,385 Manitoba 1,123,897 Saskatchewan 848,837 Alberta 1,912,687 British Columbia (including Yukon) 3,977,205



Amounts in arrears over 5 years: Prince Edward Island $ 1,725 Nova Scotia 145,212 New Brunswick 178,831 Quebec 1,490,748 Ontario 2,547,277 Manitoba 585,619 Saskatchewan 51,319 Alberta 69,251 British Columbia (including Yukon) 361,964


$ 5,431,946 HEALTH AND WELFARE "DIETARY DITTIES"

PC

Mr. Smith (Calgary West):

Progressive Conservative

1. Who writes the feature in Canada's Health and Welfare known as "Dietary Ditties?"

Specifically, who wrote No. 37, in volume 5, No. 8. of May, 1950, which reads as follows: "When work piles so high you can't see and you feel you've been shoved up a tree, you won't lose your wit, or fly into a fit, if you're eating your vitamin B?"

2. What did this poetry cost, including the cost of the accompanying cut?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   $ 5,431,946 HEALTH AND WELFARE "DIETARY DITTIES"
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June 15, 1950