November 14, 1951

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

I expect that in the near future a statement will be made giving figures as to the quantities of the various grades of wheat available as of the cut-off date for the last crop year, and the information being sought, or information very close to it, will be available at that time. It is not available as asked for at the moment. I would therefore ask that the question be dropped without prejudice to the hon. member's right to rephrase it and bring it back on the order

paper if the information is not fully available when the statement is made.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO QUANTITY HELD BY WHEAT BOARD
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon.:

In the hon. member's absence, perhaps I might suggest to the parliamentary assistant that rather than have it dropped it might be allowed to stand.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO QUANTITY HELD BY WHEAT BOARD
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LIB

CARRY-OVER ON JULY 31, 1951

PC

Mr. Ross (Souris):

Progressive Conservative

1. What was Canada's total wheat carry-over on July 31, 1951?

2. Of Canada's total wheat carry-over on July 31, 1951, how many bushels of each of the various grades were in store (a) at Fort William or Port Arthur; (b) at Churchill; (c) in country elevators;

(d) elsewhere?

Topic:   CARRY-OVER ON JULY 31, 1951
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Carry-over of Canadian wheat at July 31, 1951:

In visible positions Canada

United States-..

Instore Unlicensed mills

In farmers' hands

bus.

160,577,526

1,652,042

1,943,000

22,259,600

Total carry-over

186,432,168

2. Grades of Canadian wheat in store on July 31, 1951.

- (a) (b) (c) (d) Ft. William Pt. Arthur Churchill Country Elevators Eastern Elevators Interior Terminals United Statesbus. bus. * bus. bus. bus. t bus.1 Hard _ _ - _ 1 Northern 178,138 51,986 29,745 - 2 Northern 1,368,766 148,073 1,703,386 6 3 Northern 2,432,118 198,568 2,583,377 1,599 4 Northern 2,174,035 31,614 2,106,963 60,675 No. 5 4,804,524 1,585,387 3,439,355 3,733,343 No. 6 12,374,837 343,714 3,030,460 3,522,635 Feed 2,886,806 48,706 Data not 227,145 728,150 Data not1 C.W. garnet - - available - - available2 C.W. garnet 1,728 - - - 3 C.W. garnet 10,173 - 551 - Tough contract 754,307 1,884 708 - Others 2,582,803 35,933 235,977 1,929.048 Eastern

. - - 751,157 - 1 C.W. amber durum.... 4,019 - - - 2 C.W. amber durum 217,249 - 2,950 - 3 C.W. amber durum.... 947,000 - 393,973 - 4 C.W. amber durum... . 597,066 - 498,268 - Tough durum 250,376 - - - Others 489,021 - 40,348 - Total 32,072,966 2,445,865 76,358,023 15,044,363 9,975,456 1,652,042

* It is not possible to obtain the grade break-down of wheat stocks in country elevators at the close of the current crop year, July 31, 1951, at the present time. This information will not be compiled until some time after the first of the new year.

t It is not possible to supply grade particulars on 1,652,042 bushels of bonded wheat reported in store in United States visible positions at the close of the crop season.

Questions

Topic:   CARRY-OVER ON JULY 31, 1951
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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-INCOME TAX OFFICES DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many (a) permanent; (b) temporary, employees of the income tax branch of the Department of National Revenue were discharged at each of the offices across Canada as a result of the staff rating program?

2. How many employees did the local rating board in the Calgary office recommend for dismissal?

3. What is the number and date of the order in council under the authority of which the permanent employees were dismissed?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-INCOME TAX OFFICES DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. The following list shows the number of permanent and temporary employees of the Department of National Revenue, taxation division, released in each district office as a result of the staff rating program:

District Office Permanent Temporary

St. John's Nfld. .. 2

Charlottetown, P.E.I .. 1

Halifax, N.S . . . 3 2Sydney, N.S ... 1 4Saint John, N.B. . . . . . 6 2Quebec, P.Q ... 5 3Sherbrooke, P.Q. . . . . 1 2Montreal, P.Q. ... ... 162 15Ottawa, Ont . . . 10 1Kingston, Ont ... 3 2Belleville, Ont. ... . . . 1 1Toronto, Ont . . . 44 18Hamilton, Ont. .. .. . 25 6London, Ont . . . 16 2Fort William, Ont. . .. 5 1Winnipeg, Man. .. ... 16 3Regina, Sask .. . 3 2Saskatoon, Sask. .. . . . 3 4Edmonton, Alta. .. . . . 1 4Calgary, Alta ... 6 Vancouver, B.C. .. . . . 5 9Head Office .. . 13 4Totals ... 330 872. The local rating board in the Calgary office recommended one employee for release.

3. The order in council which is the authority for the release of permanent employees as a result of the rating program is P.C. 63/5922, dated November 3, 1951.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-INCOME TAX OFFICES DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES
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DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, HAMILTON, ONT. DISMISSAL OF CIVIL SERVANTS

PC

Mr. Lennard:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many permanent civil servants were released from the department of taxation at the Hamilton office during 1951?

2. Why were they dismissed?

3. Who dismissed them and upon whose recommendation?

4. Were they given an opportunity to appeal? If not, why were appeals not allowed?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, HAMILTON, ONT. DISMISSAL OF CIVIL SERVANTS
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Twenty-five civil servants were released from the Department of National Revenue, taxation division, Hamilton office, in 1951.

2. They were released because their qualifications and experience did not suit them for further employment under the revised procedures being followed in the taxation division.

3. By authority of the minister, the employees referred to were released upon the recommendation of rating boards responsible for their rating.

4. The formal appeal procedure of the civil service commission was not available to the individuals released since the responsibility for the release program rested with the Department of National Revenue, taxation division. Each employee, however, could have his case reviewed, at his request, by the deputy minister.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, HAMILTON, ONT. DISMISSAL OF CIVIL SERVANTS
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WHEAT BOARD

VACANCIES IN ADVISORY

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many vacancies are there at the present time in the advisory committee to the wheat board?

2. Is consideration being given to the filling of these vacancies by appointment to such vacancies of bona fide farmers?

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   VACANCIES IN ADVISORY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. There are no vacancies on the advisory committee at the present time.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   VACANCIES IN ADVISORY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE
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INSULIN

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN PRODUCTION

LIB

Mr. McCulloch:

Liberal

1. Has the government any information as to the comparative prices of insulin in Canada and the United States?

2. If so, what are such prices?

3. Do any Canadian firms receive a subsidy from the federal government to assist in the production of insulin?

Topic:   INSULIN
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN PRODUCTION
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LIB

Mr. McCusker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Yes. Comparative prices of insulin in Canada and the United States have been secured from the Connaught Laboratories, Toronto, the only manufacturer of insulin in Canada, and from the Eli Lilli Company, Indianapolis, the largest manufacturer of insulin in the United States.

2.

Canada United

40 unit insulin . . $ .83 States $1.4080 unit insulin . . 1.60 2.7540 unit protamine zinc insulin . . .96 1.6580 unit protamine zinc insulin .. 1.85 3.15

Questions

The prices of N.P.H. insulin, which is also now available, are:

Canada United

States

40 unit

1.00 1.6580 unit

1.90 3.153. No.

Topic:   INSULIN
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN PRODUCTION
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November 14, 1951