November 14, 1951

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

RESERVE SQUADRONS IN VARIOUS AREAS

PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacLean (Queens):

How many reserve squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force are equipped and active, in each of the following areas of Canada: (a) British Columbia; (b) the prairie provinces; (c) Ontario and Quebec; (d) the four Atlantic provinces?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   RESERVE SQUADRONS IN VARIOUS AREAS
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

(a) Two; (b) four; (c) six;

(d) nil.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   RESERVE SQUADRONS IN VARIOUS AREAS
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WHEAT, BARLEY AND OATS CLOSING AND TRANSFER OF FOOL ACCOUNTS

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. On what date was the wheat, barley and oats

1950- 51 pool accounts closed out?

2. What was the quantity and price per bushel, by grades of wheat, barley and oats transferred to the

1951- 52 pool accounts?

Topic:   WHEAT, BARLEY AND OATS CLOSING AND TRANSFER OF FOOL ACCOUNTS
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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. Barley account closed out September 22, 1951; oats account closed out October 6, 1951; wheat account closed out October 20, 1951.

2. Wheat-Not yet transferred pending completion of relevant accounting.

Oats-Grade

No. 2 Canada western

No. 3 Canada western

No. 4 Canada western mixed grain

No. 1 feed

No. 2 feed

No. 3 feed

Mixed feed oats

Tough No. 2 Canada western

Tough No. 3 Canada western

Tough No. 4 Canada western mixed grain.

Tough No. 1 feed

Tough No. 2 feed

Tough No. 3 feed

Tough Extra No. 1 feed

Damp No. 3 Canada western

Damp No. 1 feed

Damp No. 2 feed

Damp No. 3 feed

Tough No. 2 feed heating

Tough No. 3 feed heating

Tough rejected mildew heated

Rejected mixed heated

Rejected mixed heated and heating

Rejected musty

Rejected mildew

Rejected rotten kernels

Tough rejected mixed heated

Damp rejected mixed rotten kernels

heating

Sample heated

Sample No. 4 Canada western mixed grain

heated

Sample musty

Damp sample heated

Sample heated and heating

Sample rotten kernels

Tough sample mildew rotten kernels . ...

Total

Bushels Price per Bushel Value61,621-17 $ .88 $ 54,050.92324,950-19 .87 282,706.996,694-32 .71 4,753.41360,696-15 .83 299,378.051,120,638-31 .79 885,304.75397,974-22 .76 302,460.736,811-29 .67 4,563.94956-12 .86 822.46173,845-26 .85 147,768.9049-06 .69 33.93293,169-04 .81 237,466.9976,726-15 .77 59,079.3718,347-11 .74 13,577.0242,693-06 .85 36,289.20409-33 .82 336.1812,219-28 .78 9,531.463,599-25 .74 2,663.804,010-30 .71 2,847.731,725-00 .74 1,276.501,225-10 .71 869.96482-00 .66 318.1224,215-00 .73 17,676.952,240-15 .70 1,568.31257-00 .68 174.7635,697-31 .71 25,345.5227,134-24 .68 18,451.604,088-13 .71 2,902.75215-28 .60 129.4941,502-20 .70 29,051.81237-12 .66 156.65632-00 .66 417.122,148-25 .65 1,396.68788-00 .67 527.969,368-04 .63 5,901.91273-00 .58 158.343,057,447-33 $2,449,960.26

Questions

Barley-Grade

No. 1 Canada western two-row

No. 3 mixed grain

No. 2 Canada western yellow

No. 3 Canada western yellow

No. 3 Canada western six-row

No. 1 teed

No. 2 feed

No. 3 feed

Tough No. 3 mixed grain

Tough No. 2 Canada western six-row ... Tough No. 3 Canada western six-row ... Tough No. 4 Canada western six-row ...

Tough No. 1 feed

Tough No. 2 feed

Tough No. 3 feed

Damp No. 3 Canada western six-row ....

Damp No. 1 feed

Damp No. 2 feed

Damp No. 3 feed

Tough No. 3 feed heating

Tough sample ergot

Rejected mixed earth and gravel

Rejected mixed heated

Rejected musty

Rejected mildew

Rejected rotten kernels

Tough rejected No. 3 mixed grain heated..

Tough rejected mixed heated

Tough rejected mixed flreburnt

Damp rejected No. 3 mixed grain heated..

Damp rejected mixed heated

Damp rejected mixed heated and heating.

Sample No. 3 mixed grain heated

Sample mildew

Sample smutty heated

Sample smutty

Damp sample heated

Sample rotten kernels

Sample mildew rotten kernels

Bushels Price per Bushel Value1,790 00 $1.32J $ 2,365.0417,662-46 1.094 19,274.70745-00 1.284 954.5826,156-13 1.284 33,512.721,166,544-11 1.284 1,494,634.844,077,403-41 1.244 5,061,077.531,255,926-34 1.23 1,544,789.851,112,134-25 1.134 1,259,492.355,169-12 1.064 5,485.87168-16 1.284 215.6815,814-28 1.244 19,629.853,278-31 1.204 3,938.47213,850-32 1.184 252,611.1089,142-28 1.154 102,625.40109,011-25 1.104 120,048.947,613-14 1.184 8,993.205,975-33 1.114 6,640.4817,451-32 1.084 18,869.617,508-14 1.034 7,742.937,187-08 1.074 7,699.25896-00 1.054 941.92941-00 1.104 1,036.2822,967-02 1.104 25,292.45742-00 1.084 802.297,658-12 1.104 8,433.656,440-42 1.074 6,899.79372-44 1.034 384.575,787-22 1.074 6,199.81551-39 1.054 580.09125-00 .964 120.169,558-14 1.004 9,570.2476-02 1.004 76.1457-04 1.044 59.4410,329-26 1.084 11,168.821,583-00 .924 1,458.343,866-38 .954 3,678.295,434-46 .984 5,333.053,688-40 .984 3,619.67631 -00 . 944 593.93

Total

8,222,243-06

Topic:   WHEAT, BARLEY AND OATS CLOSING AND TRANSFER OF FOOL ACCOUNTS
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$10,056,851.27 NOVA SCOTIA APPLE MARKETING

LIB

Mr. Anderson:

Liberal

1. Is the Nova Scotia apple marketing board still functioning?

2. If not, to what organization would any benefit to the apple growers of that province be paid?

Topic:   $10,056,851.27 NOVA SCOTIA APPLE MARKETING
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. It is understood that the apple marketing activities of the Nova Scotia apple marketing board have been suspended but the exact legal status of the board is not known to the Department of Agriculture.

2. Assistance is intended to be of direct benefit to the apple growers but exact method of making payment has not yet been determined.

Topic:   $10,056,851.27 NOVA SCOTIA APPLE MARKETING
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RUSTICO HARBOUR, P.E.I.-REPAIRS TO BREAKWATER

PC

Mr. McLure:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the contract for the repairs to the breakwater at Rustico harbour been completed?

2. If not, can the work be completed during the winter season?

3. Who are the contractors?

4. What is the amount of the contract?

5. Does the contract call for a time limit for completion of same?

Topic:   RUSTICO HARBOUR, P.E.I.-REPAIRS TO BREAKWATER
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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. No.

2. Yes.

3. L. G. and M. H. Smith, Ltd.

4. $19,483.50.

5. Yes, December 29, 1951.

Questions

Topic:   RUSTICO HARBOUR, P.E.I.-REPAIRS TO BREAKWATER
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RADIO RECEIVING SETS

LIB

Mr. Brown (Essex West):

Liberal

1. How many radio receiving sets were there in Canada according to the 1941 dominion census?

2. How many radio receiving sets were there in western Canada according to the 1946 prairie census.

3. How many homes in Canada had radios according to the 1941 census?

4. How many homes had radios according to the 1946 census in the sections of the country to which the prairie census applied?

5. How many radio receiving sets were manufactured in Canada in each of the years since 1941?

6. How many radio receiving sets have been sold in Canada in each of the years since 1941?

7. How many radio receiving sets manufactured in Canada were exported in each of the years since 1941?

8. How many radio receiving sets have been imported, by provinces, in each of the years since 1941?

Topic:   RADIO RECEIVING SETS
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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. Mcllraiih:

1 and 2. Information not available. The 1941 dominion census and the 1946 prairie census ascertained the number of occupied dwellings with radios but not the number of radios in each dwelling.

3. Number of occupied dwellings in Canada with radios (1941 census)-2,002,889.

4. The 1946 census of the prairie provinces collected information on the number of homes with radios only for urban centres of 5,000 population and over. These numbers are

shown below:

Manitoba

Brandon 3,673

Flin Flon 1,785

Portage la Prairie 1,479

St. Boniface 4,395

Transcona 1,356

Winnipeg 52,124

Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw 5,819

Prince Albert 2,879

Regina 13,253

Saskatoon 10,383

Swift Current 1,531

Yorkton 1,181

Alberta

Calgary 25,884

Edmonton 27,036

Lethbridge 4,311

Medicine Hat 3,046

In October 1949, a special survey of radios and household electrification was carried out by the dominion bureau of statistics in conjunction with its quarterly survey of the

labour force. On the basis of this survey the estimated number of radios was as follows:

Estimated number of households with radios, by province.

Province Number

Newfoundland 54,000

Prince Edward Island 17,000

Nova Scotia 141,000

New Brunswick 110,000

Quebec 814,000

Ontario 1,159,000

Manitoba 180,000

Saskatchewan 220,000

Alberta 229,000

British Columbia 323,000

Canada 3,247,000

5. Number of radio receiving sets manufactured in Canada.

Calendar Years Number

1942 177,149

1943 979

1944 Nil

1945 . 50,317

1946 603,199

1947 . 984,276

1948 639,493

1949 791,051

1950 820,772

6. Information on retail sales not available. Domestic sales of radio receiving sets by

Canadian producers were as follows:

Calendar Years Number

1942 209,163

1943 22,201

1944 595

1945 44,343

1946 568,320

1947 :.. 836,419

1948 596,467

1949 728,680

1950 788,242

7. Exports of Canadian-made radio receiving sets.

Calendar Years Number

1941 . 6,899

1942 2,804

1943 .... 48

1944 425

1945 9

1946 13,967

1947 52,643

1948 27,815

1949 33,334

1950 36,837

8. See statement following.

8. Imports of radio receiving sets (except sets imported by returning tourists) through customs ports in each province of Canada during the calendar years 1941 to 1950

Province 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.Newfoundland _ - - - - 43 101Nova Scotia 74 37 34 22 21 580 1,512 87 57 74Prince Edward Island 5 4 3 1 - 2 21 6 3 8110 48 131 86 53 390 538 85 59 19794 330 939 870 579 9,253 23,694 859 328 606750 540 2,234 444 233 10,025 31,799 017 1,237 1,71097 30 5 6 19 2,074 5,906 20 20 43Saskatchewan 21 0 3 9 10 52 337 28 21 27100 37 30 6 22 146 1,091 34 19 29British Columbia 113 73 129 50 03 484 3,070 148 91 148Yukon 6 6 1 - 12 17 5 2 4 1Totals 2,070 1,111 3,509 1,494 1,012 23,023 67,979 1,886 1,882 2,826

Imports of radio receiving sets by returning tourists, through customs ports in each province of Canada, during the calendar years 1941 to 1950

Province 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No._ _ - - - - - 19 1520 18 2 - 1 6 55 15 42 801 - - - - - - 3 -116 76 38 42 66 1,486 2,478 109 2,420 2,189631 623 292 196 320 7,684 16,481 281 15,449 12,870683 502 168 130 204 5,086 12,297 214 18,428 16,814 3,052 1,229164 107 15 13 31 1,051 3,022 43 3,442 33 26 3 8 13 333 1,073 43 1,226 1,647 9,315 36 19 6 7 8 280 951 20 1,655 6,211268 170 51 51 68 2,923 7,690 268 Yukon - - - ~ 3 3 - 3 91,952 1,541 575 447 711 18,852 44,050 993 51,994 44,124

Note.-Above figures include radio television receiving sets. Separate figures are not available.

Questions

Questions

Topic:   RADIO RECEIVING SETS
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HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, N.S.

PC

Mr. Black (Cumberland):

Progressive Conservative

1. What have been the total expenditures during 1951 on the Highlands national park in Nova Scotia for (a) maintenance; (b) construction and improvements; (c) equipment?

2. Were tenders called for?

3. If so, who were the tenderers, and what was the amount of each?

4. To whom were contracts let, and what was the amount of each contract?

5. Was any work done by cost plus or fixed fee?

6. If so, on what basis?

Topic:   HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, N.S.
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. (a) $102,352.40 between January 1 and

October 31, 1951; (b) $399,980.62 between January 1 and October 31, 1951; (c)

$22,884.91 between January 1 and October 31, 1951.

2. Tenders were called for: (a) gravel surfacing of sections of the Cabot trail highway between mile 38 and mile 65; (b) construction of a central service building for low rental bungalow cabins; (c) diesel power maintainer.

The remainder of the expenditures mentioned in the answer to question No. 1 was for work done by the park's staff. In connection with such work many small orders for material were placed by tender.

3. (a) Fundy Construction Co., Ltd.,

$57,190.00; R. K. MacDonald Construction Co., Ltd., $84,710.00; Tidewater Construction Co., Ltd., $165,550.00; Municipal Spraying and Contracting Ltd., $169,850.00; (b) Fundy

Construction Co., Ltd., $17,970.00; Messrs. Fraser, Chiasson and Merry, $13,900.00; (c) J. D. Adams, Limited, $14,697.00; Allis-Chalmers and Rumely Ltd., $14,800.20; Industrial Machinery Company, $15,884.00; Automotive Products Limited, $15,957.00; Louns-bury Company, Limited, $16,015.00; Dominion Road Machinery Company, $16,135.00; Charles Cusson Limited, $18,676.80.

4. (a) Contract let to Fundy Construction Company, Limited, for gravel surfacing of

Canada

Newfoundland ..

Maritimes

Quebec

Ontario

Manitoba

Saskatchewan . ..

Alberta

British Columbia

sections of Cabot trail, $57,190.00; (b) contract let to Messrs. Fraser, Chiasson and Merry for construction of central service building, $13,900.00; (c) contract let to J. D. Adams Limited for diesel power maintainer, $14,697.00.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

Topic:   HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, N.S.
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RADIO TELEVISION RECEIVING SETS

November 14, 1951