December 10, 1952

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

With reference to the dominion bureau of statistics publication of 1952 entitled "National Accounts Income and Expenditure 1926-1950", what is the break-down of the twelve categories of expenditure listed under group VII on page 123, and referred to in items 23, 24, 25 and 26 in table 36 on pages 74 and 75 of the said publication?

Topic:   STATISTICS
Subtopic:   BREAK-DOWN OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

The estimates of individual items in group VII, personal and medical care and death expenses, are not available at the fine level of detail mentioned at page 123 of national accounts, income and expenditure, 1926-1950. The reason for this is that the various groupings are projected from information gathered during the 1931 and 1941 census, and certain other basic information. The 1951 population census and the 1951 census of distribution will provide further information which will be incorporated when detailed tabulations are completed. In the meantime, the level of detail .at which reliable estimates can be provided within the category "personal and medical [DOT] care and death expenses" is that which is ^shown at page 74 of the above publication.

Topic:   STATISTICS
Subtopic:   BREAK-DOWN OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES
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TORBAY-GANDER FLIGHT OF R.C.A.F. AIRCRAFT- MR. BROUN-WOGAN

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the bill for the amount of $233.85, sent to the provincial treasurer of the province of Newfoundland on January 9, 1952, to cover the cost of a flight of a Royal Canadian Air Force Canso aircraft dispatched from Torbay airport, Newfoundland, to Gander airport on the night of November 22, 1951, and which carried a German national employed by the Department of Economic Development of Newfoundland named Broun-Wogan, been paid?

2. If so, was the bill paid by the Newfoundland government?

3 If not, has any effort been made to obtain payment since the bill was submitted on January 9, 1952?

Topic:   TORBAY-GANDER FLIGHT OF R.C.A.F. AIRCRAFT- MR. BROUN-WOGAN
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LIB

CUSTOMS BUILDINGS, ST. LEONARD AND CLAIR, N.B.

IND

Paul-Léon Dubé

Independent Liberal

Mr. Dube:

When will the work be started on the new customs buildings at St. Leonard, New Brunswick and Clair, New Brunswick, referred to in the estimates submitted at the last session of parliament?

IMr. McCusker.]

Topic:   CUSTOMS BUILDINGS, ST. LEONARD AND CLAIR, N.B.
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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):

It is expected that construction will commence on the new customs buildings at St. Leonard and Clair, N.B., during the summer of 1953.

Topic:   CUSTOMS BUILDINGS, ST. LEONARD AND CLAIR, N.B.
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RAILWAY STATION, JACQUET RIVER, N.B.

IND

Mr. Dube:

Independent Liberal

1. To what company was the contract awarded for the railway station at Jacquet River, New Brunswick?

2. What is the area of the station?

3. What will be the total cost of the station?

4. Were tenders called?

5. How many submitted tenders, and what are the amounts thereof?

Topic:   RAILWAY STATION, JACQUET RIVER, N.B.
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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Mr. Louis Ouellon, Campbellton, N.B.

2. 79 feet by 26 feet 8 inches.

3. It is not the policy of the company to make public the amounts tendered for work undertaken as the result of calling for tenders.

4. Yes. By public announcement in papers at Moncton, Saint John and Campbellton, N.B.

5. (a) Two; (b) See answer to No. 3.

Topic:   RAILWAY STATION, JACQUET RIVER, N.B.
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FIVE-DAY WEEK WINNIPEG

CCF

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

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

1. What is the source and date of information received by the treasury board with respect to the extent of the five-day week among private employers and employees in Winnipeg?

2. To what extent is the five-day week in effect in Winnipeg according to such information?

3. Is later information being sought?

4. To what extent does the treasury board contend the five-day week must be in effect among private employers and employees in any city before the year-round five-day week can be extended to the federal civil service in that city?

5. Is the situation in Winnipeg being reconsidered?

6. Is the situation in other cities being reconsidered? If so, what cities?

Topic:   FIVE-DAY WEEK WINNIPEG
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LIB

Mr. Garson (for Mr. Abboll): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. (a) "The normal work week in 29 Canadian cities, October, 1951". (Source-The

Labour Gazette, September, 1952.)

(b) Information from the local offices of the unemployment insurance commission through the civil service commission, September, 1952.

2. (a) As per source indicated in 1 (a) 43-1 per cent of the total office employees reported and 64 [DOT] 5 per cent of the total plant employees reported were working a five-day week.

(b) As per source indicated in 1 (b) 50-8 per cent of office employees.

(This information has been supplemented and supported by information acquired in Winnipeg by treasury board staff.)

3. Yes. (By the civil service commission).

4. It is not expected that a rigid standard would be applied. Generally speaking, if it is clear that the preponderant local practice among business and industrial firms is to work a five-day week, then consideration would be given to allowing departments of government to put the five-day week into effect if no additional staff or funds were required and no reduction were made in service to the public. However, the decision with respect to any locality might also be influenced by other factors, such as difficulties encountered by the civil service commission in recruiting in that area.

5. Yes. (By the civil service commission).

6. Yes. The civil service commission in response to various requests and proposals has the following locations under consideration:

Ontario, Peterborough; Oshawa; Niagara Falls; St. Catharines-Welland; Hamilton; Brantford; Kitchener-Waterloo; Galt-Preston; London; Windsor; Sarnia; Sudbury; Sault Ste. Marie; Fort William-Port Arthur.

Saskatchewan, Regina.

Alberta, Edmonton.

Quebec, Quebec city.

Nova Scotia, Halifax; Sydney.

New Brunswick, Saint John; Moncton.

British Columbia, Vancouver; Victoria.

The complete answer to this question has been supplied by the civil service commission because the civil service commission receives requests for application of the five-day week from departments and submits them, after consideration, to the treasury board. The treasury board has before it for consideration when it has received a reply from the national joint council to the letter from the Minister of Finance, tabled in the House of Commons on November 28, 1952, the following cases only: Belleville; Brantford; Fort William-Port Arthur; Hamilton; Kitchener; London; Port Colborne; St. Catharines; Welland; Windsor.

Topic:   FIVE-DAY WEEK WINNIPEG
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R. S. PITT-TRANSFER

PC

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) How long was R. S. Pitt, former manager of the Fort Garry hotel in Winnipeg, in the service of the Canadian National Railway hotel system; (b) What had been his experience in hotel management before he was appointed to the Fort Garry hotel;

(c) How long had he been at the Fort Garry hotel;

(d) Had there been any complaint regarding his work there?

2. (a) What was his salary as manager of the Fort Garry hotel; (b) Was there any reduction made in his salary when he was sent to the Prince Edward hotel in Brandon; (c) What was the salary of the former manager of the Prince Edward hotel?

3. Was any complaint, verbal or written, regarding any incident at the Fort Garry hotel during the Prime Minister's visit on September 10 last, made

Questions

to the railway or hotel management or to the Department of Transport, or to any representative of any of the foregoing by or on behalf of the Prime Minister or of any one of those who were accompanying him at Winnipeg on September 10 last?

Topic:   R. S. PITT-TRANSFER
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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. (a) Since May 22, 1928.

(b) He was manager of the Nova Scotian at Halifax from December 8, 1931 to November 1, 1941. After returning from military service he was appointed manager of the Bessborough at Saskatoon on August 15, 1946.

(c) Since July 12, 1951.

(d) Yes.

2. (a) The management of the Canadian National Railways has always taken the position that it would not be in the interest of the company or its personnel to make public information pertaining to the salary arrangements or remuneration paid to officers.

(b) No.

(c) See answer to No. 2 (a).

3. No.

In so far as the Department of Transport is concerned:

3. No.

Topic:   R. S. PITT-TRANSFER
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ARMED FORCES

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS

CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

How many public relations officers are at present members of, or attached to the (a) army; (b) navy; (c) air force?

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS
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December 10, 1952