July 2, 1952

WAR REPARATIONS

COPIES IN FRENCH OF REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMISSION

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I wish to lay on the table copies in French of the report of the advisory commission on war claims. The English copies were tabled on June 18, and I said then that it might be some days before we could get the French version from the printer.

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QUESTIONS

FLIGHTS OF AIRCRAFT A.O.P.-10,000

PC

Mr. Coyle:

Progressive Conservative

1. On what occasions since January 1, 1951, has the C-5 aircraft bearing registration A.O.P.-IO.OOO been dispatched on flights outside of Canada?

2. What was the mileage, destination and route flown on each such flight?

3. Were passengers other than members of the Royal Canadian Air Force personnel carried on any such flight?

4. If so, what are the names of such passengers, and in each case, what was the status and reason for travel?

5. Were such passengers carried throughout the flight, and if not, between what points was each passenger carried?

6. Having regard to the number of passengers carried and the over-all cost per mile of operating the aircraft, what was the estimated cost of such trips for each passenger named?

7. What was paid by each of the passengers named for such flights?

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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):

Mr. Speaker, we have no objection to making this question an order for return, with the following reservation. I received this note from the department because of the absence of the minister. As a rule, Canadian air force records containing the detailed information requested by this question are preserved only for a period of one year. The information asked for can only be provided back to the 1st of July, 1951.

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order for return.

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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):

Will note be taken of the reservation?

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

As a matter of information, in regard to the point that has just been raised and without particular reference to this question, is it to be understood from that statement that the records are destroyed periodically each year?

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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):

I understand that they keep those records back one year. Every month they destroy the records because they would have a great many of them. I am no expert in these matters; I am just reading the note which was handed to me by the department.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

This is a matter of more importance than might appear from the explanation that has been given in relation to a single question. I would point out that it is a well established practice that each aircraft has a log book, and along with that log book is a record of the operation of the aircraft and its task on each particular occasion. It would be a most remarkable situation if the log books of the aircraft, with the entries that would go with them, were not kept in the way that has been the practice for so long.

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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):

The only thing I can say is that if there were any objection to the reservation we would like the question to stand because I have not the same knowledge of these things as the leader of the opposition. I have no objection to allowing the question to stand.

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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

It might create a very dangerous precedent.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I have not had the opportunity naturally, Mr. Speaker, to discuss it with the member in whose name the question stands. What I am concerned with is not the fact of this particular question, but the general effect of the answer given. I would ask that this be allowed to stand until later in the day so that I may have the opportunity of discussing it with the hon. member, because in indicating agreement with the proposal made I might also be thought to indicate agreement with the broader proposition contained in the answer of the minister on this occasion. If the minister will agree to let this question stand until three o'clock this afternoon, I can have an opportunity of discussing it in the meantime.

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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):

No objection.

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Question stands.

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OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

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Mr. Maliais:

1. How much has been spent by the federal government under the Old Age Security Act in the

Orders for Returns

province of Quebec (a) since the act came into effect in January, 1952; (b) in the month of May, 1952?

2. How many persons are receiving old age security payments in the province of Quebec?

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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LIB

Mr. Cote (Verdun-La Salle): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. (a) $27,977,032.14; (b) $5,706,780.78.

2. 142,265.

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July 2, 1952