March 9, 1953

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was any of the flooring in Wallis house, Ottawa, (a) sanded; (b) sealed; (c) varnished; (d) finished?

2. If so, how many square feet of each were done?

3. In each case, what was the price per square foot?

4. Were tenders called for this work?

5. If not, on what basis was the contract?

6. What was the complete contract price?

Topic:   WALLIS HOUSE, OTTAWA FLOORS
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes; (b) No; (c) and (d) Yes, varnished only.

2. (a) 44,000 sq. ft.; (b) not applicable; (c) and (d) 22,300 sq. ft.

3. (a) 3 cents per sq. ft.; (b) not applicable; (c) and (d) 3 cents per sq. ft.

4. No.

5. No contract was let. The work was done by the army works service employing day labour at a cost of $1,989.

6. Not applicable.

Topic:   WALLIS HOUSE, OTTAWA FLOORS
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MILITARY SEVERANCE BENEFITS

PC

Mr. Starr:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many claims for military severance benefits were outstanding as of March 1, 1953?

2. What is the longest outstanding date of unsettled claims?

Topic:   MILITARY SEVERANCE BENEFITS
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Outstanding claims as at 1 March, 1953 for released personnel

Benefits payable under the Defence Services Pension Act to personnel

released from the regular force

3,038

Benefits payable to personnel

released from the special force 164

2. 22 February, 1952. In this case, the man involved does not answer correspondence.

Topic:   MILITARY SEVERANCE BENEFITS
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DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE, C.B.C. OFFICE FURNISHINGS

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. What, in detail, is the list of the furnishings of the office of the director of the international services of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Montreal, as at March 1, 1953?

2. What was the initial cost of each item on the list?

Topic:   DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE, C.B.C. OFFICE FURNISHINGS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

1 and 2.

Item Price

1 Chair, sectional $ 43.00

1 Bookcase 97.90

1 Bookcase 153.75

1 Chesterfield 161.87

1 Table 17.50

1 Chair, arm

101.501 Chair, arm

101.501 Chair, arm

73.501 Chair, arm

73.501 Chair, arm

48.501 Chair, arm

71.751 Basket, waste

3.601 Desk, flat top

178.201 Tray, desk

6.301 Stand, telephone

28.851 Table, with shelf

69.301 Cushion

9.95Drapes, linen

89.00

Topic:   DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE, C.B.C. OFFICE FURNISHINGS
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Mr. Browne (Si. John's Wesl):

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any variation been made in the specifications for the trans-Canada highway in Newfoundland because of the difficult terrain?

2. How much of the trans-Canada highway in Newfoundland (a) has been completed; (b) is passable by motor car?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. Yes. There have been some variations, as permitted by the terms of the trans-Canada highway agreement.

2. (a) No mileage has been accepted as fully completed. The equivalent mileage of grading completed amounts to 122-0 miles.

(b) Although gaps exist between the sections of the route mentioned below, the trans-Canada highway is passable by motor car over 462 of the 610 miles to be constructed in Newfoundland between:

St. John's and Clarenville, 135 miles.

Gander and St. Georges, 292 miles.

South Branch and Port aux Basques, 35 miles.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, NEWFOUNDLAND
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BITUMOUNT, ALTA., POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. Dechene:

Liberal

1. On what date was a post office called Bitu-mount established down the Athabasca river from Fort McMurray?

2. Who was appointed postmaster?

3. According to the post office records, how many people were patrons of that office, and what were their occupations?

4. When was the said post office closed?

Topic:   BITUMOUNT, ALTA., POST OFFICE
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. 9th December, 1937.

2. R. C. Fitzsimmons.

3 (a) At date of establishment, 3 families in summer; 4 families in winter.

34 single men in summer; 15 single men in winter.

(b) Mainly employees of International Bitumen Company.

4. 20th February, 1940.

This post office has since been reopened and closed twice, as follows:

(a) Reopened, 16th July, 1945; closed, 24th October, 1946.

(b) Reopened, 28th May, 1948; closed, 15th March, 1950.

Topic:   BITUMOUNT, ALTA., POST OFFICE
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IMMIGRATION, QUEBEC

PC

Mr. Balcer:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many immigrants settled in the province of Quebec in the year 1952?

2. How many of each nationality?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION, QUEBEC
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Mr. Harris:

1. 35,318 gave Quebec as their destination.

2. See statement giving distribution by racial origin.

Questions

Immigration to Canada showing racial origin, from overseas and total from the United States, destined to the province of Quebec, calendar year, 1952

English 3,601

Irish 880

Scottish 1,290

Welsh 109

Total 5,880

Arabian 22

Armenian 26

Belgian 583

Bulgarian 36

Chinese 233

Czechoslovakian 313

Danish 232

Dutch 1,209

East Indian 15

Esthonian 143

Finnish 232

French 3,480

German 5,718

Greek 791

Hebrew 2,882

Icelandic 8

Iranian 4

Italian 6,175

Japanese 1

Jugoslavian 637

Lettish 274

Lithuanian 166

Magyar 480

Maltese 17

Mexican 2

Negro 52

Norwegian 153

Polish 1,778

Portuguese 92

Roumanian 152

Russian 338

Spanish 192

Swedish 92

Swiss 658

Syrian 69

Turkish 13

Ukrainian 636

Others 26

Total 27,930

From United States 1,508

Grand Total 35,318

WINNIPEG POST OFFICE . Mr. Knowles:

1. Do the plans for the new Winnipeg post office include provision for (a) adequate off-street loading facilities; (b) adequate off-street parking, so

Orders for Returns

as to avoid any increase in the traffic burden in the vicinity of the said new post office?

2. If so, what are the details of such plans, and what is the capacity of (a) such off-street loading facilities; (b) such off-street parking provisions?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION, QUEBEC
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes.

(b) Yes, off-street parking is being provided for post office vehicles.

2. (a) Off-street loading facilities will be provided for approximately 115 vehicles on teamways on the first and second floors of the building.

(b) Off-street parking provisions will be made for post office vehicles.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION, QUEBEC
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SHIPPING SUBSIDIES

PC

Mr. Brooks:

Progressive Conservative

1. What subsidy is now being paid yearly by the federal government to shipping companies using Atlantic ports (a) sailing to West Indian ports; (b) South American ports?

2. What is the number of ships in each case?

3. What subsidy was paid in the following years: 1939, 1946, 1948, 1950 and 1952?

4. Have any ships been taken off the above routes in the past two years?

Topic:   SHIPPING SUBSIDIES
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March 9, 1953