March 24, 1952

ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES-REGINA DISTRICT BURNS FEED LOT

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. How many head of cattle were in the Burns and Company plant or feed lot when the quarantine was imposed on December 28, 1951, and how were these cattle disposed of?

2. Were any of the above cattle suffering from any disease?

3. If so, what tests, if any, were made to determine the nature of the disease?

4. What was the result of each test?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES-REGINA DISTRICT BURNS FEED LOT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 207. On December 28 a number were diagnosed as suffering from vesicular stomatitis and the quarantine was imposed. All were slaughtered in the Burns and Company plant or subsequently destroyed as having been infected with or exposed to foot-and-mouth disease.

2. Yes, 30 animals exhibiting symptoms of stomatitis.

3. Diagnosis of December 28 was based on physical examination of live animals. Because of the occurrence of several cases of the disease in the vicinity of Regina in the second week of February and a recurrence of it within the Burns establishment on February 12, some condition more serious than vesicular stomatitis was suspected; therefore, samples of infected material were taken on February 13 and 14 and on February

14 were sent to the Animal Diseases Research Institute at Hull, Quebec, for laboratory tests. On February 17 disease was diagnosed as foot-and-mouth on basis of physical examination. Result of laboratory tests completed on February 24 confirmed this diagnosis.

4. Answered above.

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Subtopic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES-REGINA DISTRICT BURNS FEED LOT
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IMMIGRANTS-MAINTENANCE BY DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

PC

Mr. While (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. How many immigrants are being maintained by the Department of Labour in each of the following centres (a) St. Paul l'Ermite, Quebec;

(b) Ajax, Ontario?

2. How many of these immigrants in each of the above centres are (a) German; (b) from the United Kingdom; (c) all others?

3. Of these totals, how many are age groups (a) from 1 to 18 years; (b) from 18 to 35 years;

(c) over 35 years?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS-MAINTENANCE BY DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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LIB

Mr. Gregg: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. (a) 703]

^ as at 24 March, 1952.

(b) 714 J

2. (a) St. Paul l'Ermite, 28; Ajax, 37; (b) St. Paul l'Ermite, nil; Ajax, 16; (c) St. Paul l'Ermite, 675; Ajax, 661.

3. (a) St. Paul l'Ermite, German, nil; from United Kingdom, nil; others, 89.

Ajax, German, 2; from United Kingdom 3; others, 146.

Questions

3. (b) St. Paul 1'Ermite, German, 23; from United Kingdom, nil; others, 445.

Ajax, German, 28; from United Kingdom, 11; others, 388.

(c) St. Paul 1'Ermite, German, 5; from United Kingdom, nil; others, 141.

Ajax, German, 7; from United Kingdom, 2; others, 127.

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS-MAINTENANCE BY DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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IMMIGRATION

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. What number of immigrants entered Canada each month during the year 1951 through the ports of Halifax, Saint John, Quebec, Montreal and Vancouver?

2. What was the number by nationalities?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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LIB

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce): (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1.

Immigration to Canada through the under-mentioned ports, calendar year 1951

Halifax Saint John Quebec Montreal Vancouver Totals January

3,357 280 24 443 177 4,281February

4,843 1,617 29 579 162 7,230March

7,760 1,466 37 782 213 10,258April

8,144 70 3,015 826 217 12,272May

9,920 12 6,166 1,174 194 17,466June

9,779 14 5,821 929 192 16,735July

8,888 3 6,128 1,376 262 16,657August

7,925 8 4,889 1,550 159 14,531September

3,672 25 5,630 913 194 10,434October

5,072 28 13,104 1,084 182 19,470November

10,101 782 6,767 1,393 160 19,203December

14,379 1,781 66 603 234 17,063Totals

93,840 6,086 51,676 11,652 2,346 165,600Source: statistical unit, immigration branch. 2. Portuguese .. 42

Immigration to Canada showing nationalities, calendar year 1951.

Albanian 58

Austrian 3,628

Belgian 3,086

British 34,790

Bulgarian 395

Central American 16

Chinese 2,689

Czechoslovakian 3,905

Danish 4,666

Dutch 19,137

Estonian 4,748

Finnish 3,949

French 6,811

German 25^813

Greek 2,802

Hungarian

Icelandic 17

Irish Republican 669

Israeli 333

Italian 23,432

Japanese 4

Latvian 2,830

Lithuanian 1,373

Mexican 30

Norwegian 916

Polish

Roumanian

Russian

South Ajnerican

Spanish

Swedish

Swiss

Syrian

Turkish

Ukrainian

U.S.A. citizens

West Indian (not British)

Yugoslavian

Others

2,344

3,744

552

1,267

54

6,904

5,573

Source:

branch.

Total 194,391

statistical unit, immigration

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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PUBLICATION "2 MINUTES OF EMPLOYMENT FACTS"

PC

Mr. Fleming:

Progressive Conservative

1. How long has the Department of Labour been publishing "2 Minutes of Employment Facts?"

2. How many copies have been printed, by years?

3. How many have been distributed, by years?

4. What was the total cost of compiling, editing, printing and distributing the same in each year since publication was commenced?

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Subtopic:   PUBLICATION "2 MINUTES OF EMPLOYMENT FACTS"
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LIB

Mr. Gregg: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Since July, 1946.

2.

English French

1946- 1947 200,000 10,0001947- 1948 600,000 100,0001948- 1949 553,000 104,0501949- 1950 615,500 103,8001950- 1951 645,000 125,8001951- 1952 581,000 114,800

(To Feb. 29/52 only)

3.

1946- 1947

210,0001947- 1948

700,0001948- 1949

657,0501949- 1950

712,3001950- 1951

753,8001951- 1952

668,800

(To Feb. 29/52 only)

4. The cost of editing, compiling and distribution is based on the salaries of those engaged in such work together with the number of hours involved; the cost of these services must therefore be given as only approximate.

The total cost of compiling, editing, printing and distributing the same in each year since publication was commenced:

Compiling,

editing

Printing and and distribution

paper (estimated) Total1946-47 $ 2,628 $ 400 $ 3,0281947-48 7,149 800 7,9491948-49 5,487 800 6,2871949-50 8,799 900 9,6991950-51 11,526 1,000 12,526*1951-52 6,853 750 7,603

* to November 30/51 only available; final accounts not yet rendered by queen's printer.

SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS Mr. Thatcher:

How many federal civil servants were superannuated at the age of (a) sixty; (b) sixty-five and placed on pension, in each of the fiscal years ending March 31, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951?

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Subtopic:   PUBLICATION "2 MINUTES OF EMPLOYMENT FACTS"
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LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Fiscal year Ended (a) (b)March 31 Age 60 Age 651948 44 3691949 63 3701950 84 3761951 55704-46 111 386

Questions

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Subtopic:   PUBLICATION "2 MINUTES OF EMPLOYMENT FACTS"
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PARCEL POST RATES TO UNITED KINGDOM

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. What are the rates for sending parcels of (a) food; (b) other items, by parcel post to the United Kingdom?

2. How long have the present rates been in effect?

3. What were the rates before the last change was made?

4. How long had those rates been in effect?

5. What were the rates previous thereto?

6. What are the reasons for the most recent change in such rates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PARCEL POST RATES TO UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. (a) and (b) The parcel post rates on all

articles mailed to Great Britain are as follows:

1 lb., $ .25; 2 lb., .45; 3 lb., .60; 4 lb., .80; 5 lb., .95; 6 lb., $1.10; 7 lb., $1.30; 8 lb., $1.45; 9 lb., $1.65; 10 lb., $1.80.Over 10 lb. and up to 15 lb., $2.25.Over 15 lb. and up to 20 lb., $3.25.2. Since 1st January, 1952.3. (a) Ordinary parcel rates:1 lb., $ .25; 2 lb., .40; 3 lb., .55; 4 lb., .70; 5lb., .85; 6 lb, $1.00; 7 lb., $1.15; 8 lb., $1.30; 9

lb., $1.45; 10 lb., $1.50.

Over 10 lb. and up to 15 lb., $2.00.

Over 15 lb. and up to 20 lb., $2.50.

(b) Special gift parcels rates (applying to food, used clothing and soap):

1 to 5 lb. inclusive, $.50.

Over 5 lb and up to 10 lb., $1.00.

Over 10 lb. and up to 15 lb., $1.50.

Over 15 lb. and up to 20 lb., $2.00.

4. From 1st April 1949 to 31st December 1951.

5. Prior to 1st April 1949 rates on ordinary and gift parcels were:

1 lb., $ .25; 2 lb., .40; 3 lb., .55; 4 lb., .70; 5 lb., .85; 6 lb., $1.00; 7 lb., $1.15; 8 lb., $1.30; 9 lb., $1.45; 10 lb., $1.50.

Over 10 lb. and up to 15 lb., $2.00.

Over 15 lb. and up to 20 lb., $2.50.

6. (a) The concessionary charges made by Great Britain on food parcels were cancelled.

(b) The British postal administration increased its charges for handling transportation and delivery of parcels of Canadian origin.

(c) Concessionary rates on transatlantic sea conveyance of "gift" parcels automatically lapsed.

(d) Increased costs of handling and transportation in Canada as reflected in increased domestic parcel post rates.

(e) The British post office has expressed its inability to continue the reduced handling charges formerly in force in regard to "gift" parcels.

Orders for Returns QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

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Subtopic:   PARCEL POST RATES TO UNITED KINGDOM
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CANADAIR-ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. What was the authorized capital of the first management company of Canadair Limited?

2. What amount of such capital was outstanding at the time of the sale of Canadair Limited to Electric Boat Company?

3. When did the Electric Boat Company acquire the controlling interest in Canadair Limited?

4. Who were the shareholders in Canadair Limited after its sale to the Electric Boat Company?

5. How many shares did each of these shareholders hold?

6. What was the total cost to the Canadian government of the special tooling, including jigs, tools, dies, gauges and fixtures necessary for the production of the North Star aircraft?

7. Were tenders called by the government for the sale of the Cartierville plant and the equipment therein?

8. If so, what tenders were received?

9. Were any other bids or offers received for the Cartierville plant?

10. If so, from what companies were bids received and what was the amount of each bid?

11. Did Electric Boat Company place a bid or tender for the Cartierville plant and the equipment therein?

12. If so, what was the amount of the bid?

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Subtopic:   CANADAIR-ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY
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TEXTILES

LIB

Mr. Ward:

Liberal

1. What is the present Canadian duty on imported (a) cotton textiles: (b) woollen textiles?

2. What percentage of Canadian consumption of (a) cotton textiles; (b) woollen textiles; (c) rayon textiles; (d) nylon textiles, is imported?

3. What percentage of Canadian production of (a) cotton textiles; (b) woollen textiles, is exported?

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Subtopic:   TEXTILES
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March 24, 1952