April 12, 1951


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD

MEMBERS OF ADVISORY

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. What are the names and addresses of the members of the advisory committee to the Canadian wheat board?

2. What is the main occupation of each?

3. What members are presently engaged in the production of wheat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta or the Peace river area of British Columbia?

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   MEMBERS OF ADVISORY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE ENGAGED IN WHEAT PRODUCTION
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LIB

Mr. Mcllraith: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. F. H. Clendenning, president, Empire Shipping Co., Vancouver, B.C.; C. E. Hayles, president, Canadian Consolidated Grain Co. Ltd., Winnipeg; J. C.A. Nijdam, president, Continental Grain Co. (Canada) Ltd., Winnipeg; D. I. Walker, president, Purity Flour Mills Ltd., Toronto; J. Theo Roy, Board of Trade building, Montreal; R. C. Brown, managing director, The Country Guide, Winnipeg; L. Hutchinson, director, Alberta Wheat Pool, Calgary; J. H. Wesson, president, Saskatchewan Pool Elevators Ltd., Regina; J. A. McCowan, Summerberry, Sask.; F. Petty-piece, Auld, Ontario; P. Farnalls, Halkirk, Alberta.

2. Indicated above, except in the case of Mr. J. Theo Roy, who is an eastern feed grain dealer, and Messrs. Farnalls, Hutchinson, McCowan and Pettypiece, who are producers. Messrs. Brown and Wesson are also producers.

3. Messrs. Brown, Farnalls, Hutchinson, McCowan and Wesson.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   MEMBERS OF ADVISORY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE ENGAGED IN WHEAT PRODUCTION
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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., VETERANS HOUSING PROJECT

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Is there a veterans housing project situated on McRae and other streets in Niagara Falls, Ontario, which is operated by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation?

2. If so, when the veterans were originally settled in this project, were they informed that the houses would not be available for sale for ten years?

3. Has this policy been changed?

4. Did Mr. W. W. Scott of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation inform the city council of Niagara Falls on February 6, 1950, that the homes in this project would be sold only to the present tenants and that if these tenants refused to buy they would be permitted to continue to rent?

5. Are tenants in this housing project now being forced to move in order that their homes may be sold to anyone who is able and willing to buy?

6. What is the present policy of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation with respect to the houses in this project?

Topic:   NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., VETERANS HOUSING PROJECT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

Questions

2. No. The agreement between the city of Niagara Falls and Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation provided that the houses could be sold any time at the discretion of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation subject to payment of a stipulated amount for each building lot on which a house was built.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Yes. This being the policy at that time.

5 and 6. The tenants have first priority to

purchase. Vacant houses are held vacant for sixty days if necessary, for sale. A tenant who is unwilling to purchase will be requested to move to alternative housing owned by the corporation if an acceptable offer has been received to purchase the house occupied by such a tenant.

Topic:   NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., VETERANS HOUSING PROJECT
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POULTRY INDUSTRY

NEWCASTLE DISEASE

CCF

Mr. Wright:

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

1. What has been the total number of poultry destroyed to date as a result of the outbreak of Newcastle disease in the province of British Columbia?

2. What is the rate of indemnity and the amount paid?

3. What was the first policy of the department for the eradication of this disease?

4. Has this policy been changed, and if so, on what date, and for what reason?

5. What number of birds have been given vaccine treatment?

6. Has this treatment been discontinued?

7. What investigation was made by the Department of Agriculture as to the effectiveness of this treatment before using it?

8. Has this treatment been used successfully on a major scale in any other country?

Topic:   POULTRY INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   NEWCASTLE DISEASE
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LIB

Mr. McCubbin: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. 588,801.

2. (a) See schedule on next page; (b) $859,423.58.

3. Eradication by destruction of all birds on infected premises, followed by a thorough cleaning and disinfection.

4. No. Policy supplemented July 17, 1950, by use of killed vaccine. On February 14, 1951, the Doyle-Wright vaccine was substituted for the killed vaccine for the purpose of establishing mass immunity in the infected area.

5. 531,786.

6. No.

7. The Animal Diseases Research Institute, Hull, Que., investigated and thoroughly tested, by treatment of many birds, all vaccines before they were used by the department.

8. The Doyle-Wright vaccine presently in use in British Columbia is being used extensively by the British authorities in Egypt. Reports concerning its value are not yet available.

Questions

2(a).

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Production Service-Health of Animals Division

GUIDE TO CURRENT MARKET VALUES OF POULTRY AND EGGS-effective October 1, 1950

- Tur- keys c Cap- ons omraercial Chickens Chickens-Pen Ped. & R.O.P. Females Pen Ped. Tur- keys Chickens Individual Ped. Ind. Ped. Tur- keysM. P. C. Pullets Cockerels Pullets Cockerels Eggs.- Chicken, Hatching .07 .30 .62 Chicken, market .04 Turkey, hatching .38 Goose, hatching (.20) Duck, hatching (.10) Age- 1 day .75 .15 .30 .07 .60 .60 2.00 1.25 1.25 2.50" lwk .95 .19 .34 .11 .64 .64 2.20 1.29 1.29 2.70" 2 wks 1.10 .23 .38 .15 .68 .68 2.35 1.33 1.33 2.85" 3 wks 1.25 .27 .42 .19 .72 .72 2.50 1.37 1.37 3.00" 4 wks 1.40 .30 .31 .46 .23 .76 .76 2.65 1.41 1.41 3.15" 5 wks 1.55 .39 .35 .50 .27 .80 .80 2.80 1.45 1.45 3.306 wks 1.75 .41 .39 .54 .31 .84 .84 3.00 1.49 1.49 3.507 wks 1.95 .47 .43 .58 .35 .88 .88 3.20 1.53 1.53 3.708 wks 2.15 .53 .47 .62 .39 .92 .92 3.40 1.57 1.57 3.90" 9 wks 2.35 .63 .55 .71 .48 1.01 1.01 3.60 1.66 1.66 4.10" 10 wks 2.55 .74 .63 .80 .57 1.10 1.10 3.80 1.75 1.75 4.30" 11 wks 2.75 .85 .71 .89 .66 1.19 1.19 4.00 1.84 1.84 4.50" 12 wks 2.95 .96 .79 .98 .75 1.28 1.28 4 20 1.93 1.93 4.70" 13 wks 3.15 1.07 .87 1.07 .84 1.37 1.37 4.40 2.02 2.02 4.90" 14 wks 3.35 1.19 .95 1.15 .93 1.46 1.46 4.60 2.11 2.11 5.10" 15 wks 3.55 1.31 1.25 1.02 1.55 1.55 4.80 2.20 2.20 5.3016 wks 3.75 1.41 1.35 1.10 1.75 1.75 5.00 2.55 2.55 5.5017 wks 4.00 1.52 1.45 1.18 1.95 1.95 5.25 2.95 2.95 5.75" 18 wks 4.25 1.63 1.55 1.26 2.20 2.20 5.50 3.75 3.35 6.00" 19 wks 4.50 1.74 1.65 1.34 2.50 2.50 5.75 3.75 3.75 6.25" 20 wks 4.75 1.84 1.75 1.42 2.80 2.80 6.00 4.20 4.20 6.50" 21 wks 5.05 1.85 1.50 3.00 3.00 6.30 4.65 4.65 6.80" 22 wks 5.35 1.95 1.58 3.30 3.30 6.60 5.10 5.10 7.10" 23 wks 5.65 2.05 1.66 3.65 3.65 6.90 5.55 5.55 7.40" 24 wks 5.95 2.15 4.00} 5.00* 7.20 6.00* 7.50* 7.70" 25 wks 6.25 2.15 4.00 5.00 7.50 6.00 7.50 8.00" 26 wks 6.55 2.15 4.00 5.00 7.80 6.00 7.50 8.30" 27 wks 6.85 2.15 4.00 5.00 8.10 6.00 7.50 8.60" 28 wks 7.15 2.15 4.00 5.00 8.40 6.00 7.50 8.90" 29 wks 2.15 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.50 " 30 wks 2.15 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.50 " 31-35 wks 2.10 3.85 4.60 6.00 7.50 " 36-40 wks 2.05 3.70 4.20 6.00 7.50 " 41-45 wks 2.00 3.55 3.80 6.00 7.50 " 46-52 wks 1.95 3.35 3.40 6.00 7.50 " 13 Mos 1.85 3.15 3.00 6.00 7.50 " 14 Mos 1.75 2.95 2.60 6.00 7.50 15 Mos 1.70 2.75 2.15 6.00 7.50 16 Mos. and over 1.65 2.50 1.65 6.00 7.00 10.00 12 0015.00 17.50Breeder turkeys 9.00 (January to March). 6.00 (April) 5.00 (May) Ducks and geese 4.55

* Must carry R.O.P. or Crown leg bands.

I Must carry official leg bands.

Beitsville white turkeys-25 per cent reduction in value over one day old.

[Mr. McOnHbin.)

Topic:   POULTRY INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   NEWCASTLE DISEASE
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MARATHON CORPORATION

EXPORTS OF WOOD

CCF

Mr. Thalcher:

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

1. Did the Marathon corporation of Ontario pay export duties of any kind in each of the years 1948, 1949 and 1950?

2. If so, on how many cords of wood in each of the above-mentioned years?

3. What was the amount of such payments in each year?

Topic:   MARATHON CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF WOOD
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LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

The federal government does not levy export duties on wood exported from Canada.

Topic:   MARATHON CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF WOOD
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OKANAGAN FLOOD CONTROL

CCF

Mr. Jones:

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

1. In what years was money voted for the project known as the Okanagan flood control?

2. What amount was voted each year?

3. What amount was spent each year?

4. What progress has been made to date with this project?

5. When is the project expected to be completed?

Topic:   OKANAGAN FLOOD CONTROL
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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. 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51.

2. 1948-49, $75,000; 1949-50, $500,000; 195051, $480,000.

3. 1948-49, nil; 1949-50, $20,771; 1950-51, $10,977.82.

4. Surveys have been made to determine the extent and type of work to be done on the project. Plans and specifications have been drawn up, but so far it has not been possible to proceed with the work due to objections raised by the fisheries department of the state of Washington.

5. Tenders will be called as soon as the state of Washington signifies that it is satisfied. It is estimated that the project will take three years to complete after the contract has been awarded.

Topic:   OKANAGAN FLOOD CONTROL
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POSTAL SERVICE

April 12, 1951