May 24, 1951

QUESTIONS

PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the total expenditures for (a) the purchase of a residence for the prime minister of Canada on Sussex street, Ottawa; (b) remodelling such residence to date; (c) who is the architect in charge of the work, and what is the basis of his remuneration?

2. Is the remodelling completed and, if not, what is the estimated expenditure necessary to complete such work?

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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) The Edwards property at 24 Sussex street, which was expropriated for $140,000; (b) $299,200; (c) (i) Messrs. Allward and Gouinlock, architects, Toronto; (c) (ii) A percentage of the cost of the work as done by them.

2. Remodelling completed.

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INDIANS

TUBERCULOSIS

LIB

Mr. Winkler:

Liberal

1. Is the trend toward a reduction in the Indian tuberculosis mortality rate continuing?

2. How many Indians were hospitalized during 1950 for (a) tuberculosis; (b) other conditions?

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Subtopic:   TUBERCULOSIS
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LIB

Mr. Martin: (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Yes. The death rate per 100,000 for all Canada in 1948 was 488-5 and in 1949 it was 399-6, a reduction of 18-2 per cent.

2. (a) 2,558; (b) 18,497.

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Subtopic:   TUBERCULOSIS
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OLD AGE PENSIONS

DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION


On the orders of the day;


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to direct to the Minister of National Health and Welfare a question of which I have not given him notice, but which relates to a conference which has just been concluded. Is he in aposition to inform us whether as a result ofthat conference we may expect to proceed during the present session with the legislation dealing with old age pensions?Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National

Health and Welfare): As my hon. friend has stated, Mr. Speaker, we have just concluded 80709-213

a meeting with the ten provincial governments in respect of that phase of the proposal which has to do with the age group between sixty-five and sixty-nine. With regard to the government's program in connection with the legislation, as I announced at the conference yesterday, the government hopes to be able to implement its program during the course of the present year.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

May I ask a supplementary question? I would point out first that the minister did not answer my question whether it was expected that the legislation would be dealt with during the present session. I would also ask the minister why the legislation affecting this age group from sixty-five to sixty-nine could not be dealt with at the same time.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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Murdo William Martin

Mr. Marlin:

Unless I have failed to understand my hon. friend's question, Mr. Speaker, I do not think I can add anything to what I have already said. I am sure that is all I could say under the circumstances at the present time.

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GRAIN COMMISSIONERS

QUESTION AS TO REFERENCE OF 1950 REPORT TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce, of which I sent him notice; but in his absence perhaps his parliamentary assistant could take it as notice.

1. According to the Canada Grain Act, the board of grain commissioners must make a report to the minister not later than January in each year. When can we expect to have the 1950 report of the board?

2. Will the minister give consideration to having the 1950 report placed before the agriculture committee of the house for consideration, particularly for the hearing of evidence of producers organizations and other interested parties with regard to (a) grades, and (b) overages?

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Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO REFERENCE OF 1950 REPORT TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllraiih (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

With respect to the first question, the annual report of the board of grain commissioners is in the hands of the printer. I

Inquiries of the Ministry am unable to say when it will be back from the .printer, but I expect that it will be back very shortly.

With respect to the second question, I will draw the minister's attention to it, and it will be answered in due course.

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Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO REFERENCE OF 1950 REPORT TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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HISTORIC SITES

May 24, 1951