June 25, 1952

RUNWAYS

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Department of National Defence issue contracts for the extending and laying of runways at the Chatham airport, during the years 1950 and 1951?

2. If so, was the contract on a cost plus basis, and what was the cost?

3. Did the contract include the clearing and cutting of lumber and pulpwood on this area?

4. If so, how much lumber and pulpwood was cut, and what credit did the government receive for the same?

Topic:   CHATHAM AIRPORT
Subtopic:   RUNWAYS
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LIB

Mr. Dickey:

Liberal

1. Yes, through the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

2. No. The contract was let at firm unit prices on the basis of estimated quantities. The expenditure authorized to date is $860,599.95.

3. The contract provided for the clearing of 97 acres and the clearing and grubbing of 133 acres of land. This would involve the clearing and cutting of any lumber and pulpwood on the site.

4. As the contract was placed as a result of competitive tender, the value of lumber and pulpwood cut was not isolated.

Topic:   CHATHAM AIRPORT
Subtopic:   RUNWAYS
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APPEALS TO PRIVY COUNCIL SINCE JANUARY, 1949

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many cases have been appealed to the privy council since the first day of January, 1949?

2. In how many of such cases were appeals (a) allowed; (b) dismissed?

3. How many of such appeals have been taken at the instance of the government of Canada?

Topic:   APPEALS TO PRIVY COUNCIL SINCE JANUARY, 1949
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

1, 2 and 3. Twenty-three petitions for leave to appeal from judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada have been presented to the privy council since the 1st of January, 1949. 11 were dismissed; 12 petitions were granted; out of these 12, 1 appeal was withdrawn, 7 were allowed and 4 were dismissed by the privy council.

Two petitions for leave to appeal were lodged by the government of Canada. One of these appeals was later discontinued and one was proceeded with to judgment.

No information is available as to appeals to the privy council direct from the provincial courts of appeal.

Questions

Topic:   APPEALS TO PRIVY COUNCIL SINCE JANUARY, 1949
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INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD

CCF

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

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

1. How many cases of individuals have been dealt with by the Income tax appeal board, by years, since the board was established?

2. In how many of the cases referred to in question No. 1 has the board ruled in favour of the individual, and in how many cases has it ruled against the individual?

3. How many cases of corporations have been dealt with by the income tax appeal board, by years, since the board was established?

4. In how many of the cases referred to in question No. 3 has the board ruled in favour of the corporation, and in how many cases has it ruled against the corporation?

Topic:   INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. No. of cases of individuals dealt with, by years: 1949, 32; 1950, 167; 1951, 231. Up to and including May 31, 1952, 118; total 548.

2. In favour of individual; 1949, 5; 1950, 40;

1951, 105. Up to and including May 31, 1952, 53; total, 203.

Against individual: 1949, 27; 1950, 127; 1951, 126. Up to and including May 31, 1952, 65; total, 345.

3. No. of cases of corporations dealt with by years: 1949, 6; 1950, 91; 1951, 182. Up to and including May 31, 1952, 51; total 330.

4. In favour of corporation: 1949, 1; 1950, 22; 1951, 75. Up to and including May 31,

1952, 26; total, 124.

Against corporation: 1949, 5; 1950, 69; 1951, 107. Up to and including May 31, 1952, 25; total, 206.

Topic:   INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD
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OPERATION OF RIDEAU CANAL

CCF

Mr. Thatcher:

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

1. How many men were employed by the federal government in operating the Rideau canal, as at June 1, 1952?

2. Do these employees work during the winter months?

3. What revenue, if any, was received from freight passing through the canal in the past fiscal year?

4. What was the total cost to the taxpayers for operating the canal in the fiscal year?

Topic:   OPERATION OF RIDEAU CANAL
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Questions

the employment of casuals and provides experienced men for various work, (c) Casuals -as required.

3. No freight passes through the Rideau canal, but the total revenue from other sources was $17,464.66.

4. The total cost of operating the Rideau canal during the fiscal year 1951-52 was as follows:

Operation and Maintenance .... $383,838.96

Construction and improvements 27,635.20

Total $411,474.16

Topic:   OPERATION OF RIDEAU CANAL
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RETIREMENT AGE

CCF

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

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

1. Has consideration been given to lowering the retirement age of the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Exchequer Court of Canada?

2. If so, what is the result of such consideration?

3. Has consideration been given to the amending of the British North America Act so as to make it possible for parliament to fix a retiring age for judges of all courts that come under federal jurisdiction, including those of the superior courts in each of the provinces?

4. If so, what is the result of such consideration?

Topic:   RETIREMENT AGE
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Yes.

4. No conclusion has been reached.

Topic:   RETIREMENT AGE
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TUBERCULOSIS GRANT-ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Thomas Patrick Healy

Liberal

Mr. Healy:

What financial assistance has the federal government given to the province of Quebec under the tuberculosis control grant for the purpose of purchasing X-ray equipment for the detection of tuberculosis?

Topic:   TUBERCULOSIS GRANT-ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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Murdo William Martin

Mr. Marlin:

Since the national health grants program went into effect in 1948, $450,000 has been spent by the federal government for the purchase of X-ray equipment for the province of Quebec, under the tuberculosis control grant.

This amount was spent for the purchase of X-ray equipment ranging from small units used in clinic and survey work to large apparatus installed in sanatoria and for X-ray accessories and film.

Topic:   TUBERCULOSIS GRANT-ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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HEALTH GRANTS

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

June 25, 1952