December 19, 1951

NATIONAL DEFENCE

IDENTIFICATION FOR SOLDIERS ON LEAVE IN NATO COUNTRIES

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxion (Minister of National Defence):

I should like to supplement an answer 1 gave yesterday to the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Graydon) regarding the issue of passports to Canadian soldiers overseas. I find that the identification certificates which are issued to the soldiers are accepted by the countries concerned when they move in formation or on duty, but so far we have not succeeded in making arrangements for them to accept the identification cards when they are on leave. We are continuing to make efforts to secure that acceptance. They have agreed in principle but have not put it into effect.

The question of the charges for passports is being looked into. The number is quite small as I think only in the neighbourhood of fifty have been issued so far. They are issued by our consular staff in Germany.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION FOR SOLDIERS ON LEAVE IN NATO COUNTRIES
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PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rodney Adamson (York West):

Are the

troops paid in United States scrip or sterling scrip?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION FOR SOLDIERS ON LEAVE IN NATO COUNTRIES
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxion:

They are paid in scrip which can be used in Germany, but I could not say whether it is United States or sterling scrip. I shall have to look into it.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION FOR SOLDIERS ON LEAVE IN NATO COUNTRIES
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QUESTIONS

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

CONSTRUCTION OF LINE TO LYNN LAKE

PC

Mr. Caiherwood:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the construction of the Canadian National Railways line to the Lynn Lake area going ahead on schedule?

2. When will this construction be completed?

3. What is the total estimated cost of this line?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF LINE TO LYNN LAKE
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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Yes.

2. Estimated date of completion is October 31, 1953.

3. Estimated cost mentioned in act of parliament as passed on June 20, 1951, was

$14,725,000. Actual final cost will depend upon the trend of costs experienced in railway

construction projects and the urgency of having the line completed before production at the mine is commenced in 1954.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF LINE TO LYNN LAKE
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NATIONAL REVENUE

TAX DIVISIONS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many (a) permanent employees; (b) temporary employees, have been dismissed for cause or removed from their positions in the income tax or corporation tax divisions of the Department of National Revenue in (i) Montreal; (ii) Toronto; (iii) Winnipeg, since January 1, 1950?

2. How many of such employees had (a) 15 years service or more; (b) 10 to 15 years service; (c) 7 to 10 years service; (d) 3 to 7 years service?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAX DIVISIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Montreal Toronto Winnipeg(i) (ii) (iii)1. (a) Permanent 174 42 19(b) Temporary 518 230 242. (a) Permanent 1 Nil NilTemporary Nil Nil Nil(b) Permanent 16 2 4Temporary 1 Nil Nil(c) Permanent 53 19 12Temporary 18 2 4(d) Permanent 101 21 2Temporary 340 133 1

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAX DIVISIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES
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MOTOR VEHICLES SEIZED IN TRANSPORTATION OF SMUGGLED CIGARETTES

PC

George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

How many motor vehicles have been seized and forfeited during each of the calendar months of 1951, for alleged use of such motor vehicles in the transportation of cigarettes in violation of the Customs Act?

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES SEIZED IN TRANSPORTATION OF SMUGGLED CIGARETTES
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

January, 7; February, 5; March, 7; April, 7; May, 5; June, 13; July, 12; August, 15; September, 13; October, 15; November, 17. Total 116.

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES SEIZED IN TRANSPORTATION OF SMUGGLED CIGARETTES
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LEGAL FEES IN PROSECUTION OF MR. WOOD

PC

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. How much has been expended to date for legal fees and disbursements in (a) trial before a magistrate; (b) appeal to the county court; (g) appeal to the court of appeal, Manitoba, in the prosecution of Mr. Wood; for an alleged1 offence against the provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Act?

2. Are any further accounts due, or owing, for legal fees and disbursements? If so, what is the estimated amount due?

3. What is the amount allegedly due by Mr. Wood originally?

Questions

Topic:   LEGAL FEES IN PROSECUTION OF MR. WOOD
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Mr. Cole (Verdun-La Salle):

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) Legal fees and disbursements of unemployment insurance commission counsel, $66.20; costs of defence, nil; (b) Legal fees and disbursements of unemployment insurance commission counsel, $69.60; costs of defence, nil; (c) Legal fees and disbursements of unemployment insurance commission counsel, nil.

2. Legal fees and disbursements of unemployment insurance commission counsel, estimate not exceeding $250. Costs of defence counsel before all courts claimed at $150

3. The offence was that the accused had failed to comply with section 74 (3) of the Unemployment Insurance Act. No amount was mentioned in the charge.

The unemployment insurance commission explains as follows:

Mr- Wood, the defendant in the case, operates a real estate and tourist cabin business. Employment in that business is insurable under the Unemployment Insurance Act. The commission has experienced considerable difficulty in obtaining Mr. Wood's co-operation in the matter of making the requisite contributions to the U. I. fund, for and in respect of his employees.

Auditors of the commission have found it necessary to call on Mr. Wood several times and, on four such occasions, found him delinquent. In July, 1947 he was in default in the amount of $111.69; in August, 1948, $16.05; in August, 1949, $17.60; and in July, 1950, $5.76.

In addition to the calls made by the auditors, many letters have been written to him by the commission. Indeed, at the time of the 1949 audit he informed the auditor that he would not obtain insurance books for his employees or pay contributions in respect of an employee who was working as a carpenter. After a specific demand was made upon him to obtain books and insure the carpenter, he complied.

It is the duty of the commission to see that all contributions due to the fund are made. Default or delay in payment creates many problems, one of which is that the employees or former employees of the delinquent employer lose their rights, or part of them, when they become unemployed and seek unemployment insurance benefits. In other words, in such cases the records of the commission do not show all the entitlement of the worker; indeed, in some instances, the worker is unable to show right to any benefits because of the default of the employer. It will therefore be realized how

[Mr. White (Middlesex East) .1

important it is to insist upon and receive full compliance in the matter of payment of contributions.

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December 19, 1951