June 26, 1952

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Eighth report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. McCulloch. Seventh report of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Winkler.


EASTERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOREST CONSERVATION ACT

AMENDMENT OF ACT

LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 391 (from the Senate), to amend the Eastern Rocky Mountain Forest Conservation Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   EASTERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOREST CONSERVATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT OF ACT
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QUESTIONS

PRINTING OF GOVERNMENT CHEQUES

LIB

Mr. LaCroix:

Liberal

1. Who is responsible for printing cheques of the Canadian government, such as those for family allowances, old age pensions, etc.?

2. Why are not these cheques printed and distributed all over the country in the two official languages, as is the paper money issued by the Bank of Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRINTING OF GOVERNMENT CHEQUES
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LIB

Mr. McCusker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. All cheques issued on behalf of the government of Canada including those for family allowances and old age security are produced and issued by the office of the comptroller of the treasury, Department of Finance.

_ 2- The practice followed from the inception of the family allowances program (July 1945) and the old age security program (January 1952) has been the same as that followed by the provincial governments in each of the provinces of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRINTING OF GOVERNMENT CHEQUES
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HEALTH GRANTS

TUBERCULOSIS MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. Arsenauli:

Liberal

1. What has been done under the national health grants program to reduce tuberculosis morbidity and mortality in the province of Quebec?

2. What reduction has there been in the tuberculosis mortality rate in the province of Quebec, since the inauguration of the national health grants program?

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
Subtopic:   TUBERCULOSIS MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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LIB

Mr. McCusker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Since 1948, approximately $7,034,000 has been expended under the federal health grants program for the control of tuberculosis in Quebec. Included is federal assistance amounting to $2,234,000 toward the construction of 2,021 additional beds in nine provincial sanatoria. Preventive, diagnostic and treatment services were provided. Staff and equipment were provided for diagnostic clinics, mobile clinics and sanatoria. Drugs such as streptomycin, para-amino salicyclic acid and tibione were purchased for free distribution to tuberculous patients. A B.C.G. vaccination program among children has been established and various investigations into B.C.G. vaccine were carried out.

2. The death rate from tuberculosis in Quebec has fallen markedly-in 1950, the rate was 39-3 per 100,000 as compared with 72-4 per 100,000 in 1946.

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
Subtopic:   TUBERCULOSIS MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. Macnaughion:

Liberal

1. What are the estimated expenditures In the province of Quebec for the fiscal year 1952-53, for (a) family allowances; (b) old age pensions, old age assistance and pensions for the blind?

2. What were the expenditures of each department of government in the province of Quebec, for the fiscal year 1950-51?

Topic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) $106,000,000; (b) Old age security $70,000,000; Old age assistance $6,500,000 to $7,500,000; Allowances for blind persons $1,100,000.

2. A. Direct payments to the provincial government:

Amount in Thousands of dollars

(a) Statutory subsidies 2,867

(b) General health grants 6,143

(c) Half of net taxes collected from certain public utility companies (under section 7 of chapter 58 of the Statutes of 1947) 1,247

10,257

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B. Direct payments to or on behalf of persons resident in the province:

(a) Family allowances

99,558(b) Old age pensions and pensions to blind persons

25,909(c) Pensions (world war 1 and 2) 9,842(d) Veterans war service gratuities and re-establishment credits

2,193(e) Veterans post-discharge rehabilitation benefits

1,467(f) War veterans allowances . .. 2,338

141,307

C. Interest paid on government of Canada

bonds:

Interest paid to holders residing within the province (estimated) 83,344

D. Estimate of major expenditures by government departments or agencies within the province:

(a) Agriculture

13,609(b) Chief electoral officer

66(c) Citizenship and immigration 2,438(d) Finance

3,103(e) Fisheries

165(f) Justice

2,987(g) Labour

*.. 8,044(h) Mines and technical surveys 2,672(i) National defence

128,748(j) National health and welfare 2,229(k) National revenue

9,359(l) Public works

18,392(m) Resources and development 1,082(n) Royal Canadian MountedPolice

1,044(o) Trade and commerce

2,545(p) Transport (including C.M.C.and N.H. board)

18,667(q) Veterans affairs

11,830(r) Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation

4,699

231,679

E. Proportional share of federal government's contribution to the unemployment insurance fund ($26,133):

Portion allocated to province on basis of proportion of number of insured workers in province to number of insured workers in Canada: 7,623

F. Estimate of expenditures on loans to veterans (Veterans

Land Act) 1,093

*Total Expenditures 475,303

'^Expenditure figures do not include:

(a) The more general type of budgetary expenditures which are made for the benefit of the country as a whole and which are of direct benefit to all the provinces. In this category are the expenses of the central legislative body at Ottawa, and the administrative departments at Ottawa and the research activities of the national research council.

(b) Payments to the majority of suppliers of goods and services as the payments are in many cases made to the head office of the company and therefore do not lend themselves to an accurate segregation by provinces.

Topic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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HEALTH GRANTS

TRAINING IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Bona Arsenault

Liberal

Mr. Arsenault:

With the federal assistance provided under the professional training grant or other grants, in the national health grants program, how many persons in the province of Quebec, by categories, have been or are receiving training since the program started?

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
Subtopic:   TRAINING IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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LIB

Emmett Andrew McCusker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. McCusker:

620 persons in the province of Quebec have been or are receiving training under the federal national health grants program. These comprise 104 mental health personnel, 181 physicians, 137 nurses, 91 laboratory personnel, 24 sanitation personnel and 83 other hospital personnel.

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
Subtopic:   TRAINING IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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June 26, 1952