May 21, 1952

STANDING ORDERS

CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. Mallhew MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria) presented the second report of the standing committee on standing orders, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT

TABLING OF REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1952

LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Hon. George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table the report on the administration of the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1952. This is the English copy. 'The French copy will be ready in a few days.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1952
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

I should like to ask the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys if the report on the operations of the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act, which he has just tabled, will be available in quantity for distribution among the members before the second reading of the bill is proceeded with?

Topic:   EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1952
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LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Mr. Prudham:

I am informed that it is now coming off the press, and should be ready within the next couple of days for distribution.

Topic:   EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1952
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PRIVATE BILLS


2. If so, was the contract on a cost plus basis, and what was the cost? 3. Did the contract include the clearing andi cutting of lumber on this area? 4. If so, how much lumber and pulpwood was cut,,, and what credit did the government receive for-the same?


LIB

Mr. Dickey:

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The contract is on a cost plus fixed fee basis in the total amount of $2,600,000, of which $119,000 represents the fixed fee.'

3. Yes.

4. Approximately 75 cords of wood have been cut. The contractor is using the wood to meet his fuel requirements. So far, none of the wood has been sold but if any is sold the government will be credited with the proceeds.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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TORONTO ISLANDS

EROSION AND FLOODING

PC

Mr. Hees:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government received a report from the engineer sent to investigate the damage caused by flooding and erosion to the Toronto islands?

2. If so, what is the recommendation of the deterioration?protective works to prevent further

Topic:   TORONTO ISLANDS
Subtopic:   EROSION AND FLOODING
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

1 and 2. Matter under investigation.

GRANTING OF CONSUMER CREDITS BY BANKS Mr. Brown (Essex West):

1 are cnartered banks in Canada in any way restricted in the granting of credits to vendors of household furniture, household appliances, motor cars, electrica! equipment or other consumer goods?

2. If so, in what way? s

Topic:   TORONTO ISLANDS
Subtopic:   EROSION AND FLOODING
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   TORONTO ISLANDS
Subtopic:   EROSION AND FLOODING
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FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 243, to incorporate the Great Eastern Insurance Company.-Mr. Macnaughton. Bill No. 244, respecting the Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Company.-Mr. Darroch.


QUESTIONS

ST. MARGARETS, N. B., DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

May 21, 1952