March 12, 1953

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Fourth report of the standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Cleaver. Third and fourth reports of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.- Mr. Winkler.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT


Hen. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance) moved: That the public accounts and the report of the Auditor General for the year ended March 31, 1952, be referred to the standing committee on public accounts. Motion agreed to.


CANSO CAUSEWAY

CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NAVIGATION LOCK

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, hon. members of the

house will be interested to know that tenders have been received for the construction of a navigation lock at the northern end of the Canso causeway now being constructed across the strait of Canso between Cape Breton island and the mainland. T. C. Gorman (Nova Scotia) Limited, one of nine firms which tendered, submitted a tender of $4,817,777 and this tender has been accepted. A contract will be entered into with this firm and in the meantime they have been instructed to commence work immediately to enable its completion on schedule. It is extremely important that the work commence as soon as possible so that the coffer dam construction can be completed before ice conditions occur during the winter of 1953-54. The time schedule for closing of the gut of Canso and the operation thereon of highway and railway traffic is December, 1954, with full operation of the lock in late summer, 1955.

Topic:   CANSO CAUSEWAY
Subtopic:   CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NAVIGATION LOCK
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QUESTIONS

CANADIAN FORCES

PC

Mr. Robichaud:

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been the total cost to date of Canada's NATO troops' commitment?

2. What have been the annual outlays of money by Canada, in each and every year, since our participation in the NATO defence plan?

3. What are the countries in which Canadian troops have been and are presently stationed under our NATO troops' commitment?

4. What have been the annual outlays of money by Canada, in each of the above countries, in each and every year, to the 1st of January, 1953, for the maintenance therein of our Canadian troops, since our participation in the NATO defence plan?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

1, 2, 3 and 4. Canada is one of the countries included in the area to which the North Atlantic treaty applies and consequently all expenditures on defence made by Canada, with the exception of expenditures on Canada's part in the United Nations' action in Korea and the Far East, are expenditures in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As part of the Canadian effort, there are Canadian forces at present stationed in Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

SIMARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED r

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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CCF

Mr. Herridge:

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

1. Is Simard Industries, Limited, Montreal, producing certain equipment for use by the Royal Canadian Navy?

2. If so, has the government rendered any financial assistance in the development of this plant for the manufacture of this equipment?

3. Is there any other firm in Canada already equipped to undertake the manufacture of these items without government assistance?

He said: With the permission of the house I should like to withdraw this question so that it can be reworded.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES
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LIB

WAINWRIGHT MILITARY CAMP

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

SC

Mr. Fair:

Social Credit

1. Has any provision been made by the Department of National Defence or any other department of the government for the housing of civilian personnel employed at the Wainwright military camp?

2. If so, what does this accommodation consist of?

3. What is the cost of the above?

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Subtopic:   CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

1 and 2. No housing has been provided, specifically for civilian employees at Wainwright. However, one temporary married quarter is at present occupied by a civilian employee. Departmental policy provides that civilian employees essential to the opera-

Questions

tion of a camp may be provided with accommodation at the discretion of the GOC command if no suitable accommodation can be otherwise obtained. The employee in question is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all essential services, sewers, electricity, within the camp.

3. The accommodation in question is a wartime hut converted to a temporary married quarter in 1945 at a cost not in excess of $2,700.

Topic:   WAINWRIGHT MILITARY CAMP
Subtopic:   CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
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SALT COD EXPORTS, NEW BRUNSWICK

PC

Mr. Robichaud:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was any salt cod exported from the province of New Brunswick to Cuba, since January 1, 1949, to this date?

2. If so, what quantity was exported and in what year?

3. In what county or counties of the said province had this salt cod been processed?

Topic:   SALT COD EXPORTS, NEW BRUNSWICK
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March 12, 1953