March 19, 1953

POST OFFICE


Second report of special committee appointed to consider Bill No. 107, to amend the Post Office Act and also the regulations, general administration and operation of the rural mail delivery service.-Mr. McCubbin.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE OF BUDGET TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (for the Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to lay

on the table, on behalf of the Minister of Transport (Mr. Chevrier), the capital budgets of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Limited for the year 1953.

I move:

That these capital budgets be submitted to the special committee on railways and shipping.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF BUDGET TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION PASSED BY SECOND

CHAMBER OF STATES-GENERAL OF THE NETHERLANDS

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received a communication enclosing the text of a resolution passed February 11, 1953 by the second chamber of the States-General of The Netherlands expressing the appreciation of the people of that country for the help given to those who have suffered from the recent floods.

I have directed that the resolution and covering letter be printed in today's Votes and Proceedings.

Topic:   RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION PASSED BY SECOND
Subtopic:   CHAMBER OF STATES-GENERAL OF THE NETHERLANDS
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QUESTIONS

CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING

ADVANCES ON MONTREAL ISLAND

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) What is the total expenditure made by way of payment or advanced by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation on the island of Montreal for (i) residential buildings; (ii) commercial buildings, year by year since the first day of January 1948 and to date; (b) what is the total amount of all repayments made since said date to this date?

2. Of the above amount, how much has been paid and/or what advances have been made to

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Suburban Enterprises Incorporated in respect of (a) the buildings comprising the 1139 Norgate apartments in Ville St. Laurent; (b) the Norgate shopping centre; (c) any other developments?

3. How much was paid to Suburban Enterprises Incorporated, or any of its officers, in respect of (a) Cummings homes; (b) Cummings apartments development scheme on Cote de Liesse road; (c) any other developments?

4. How much of the advances referred to, or expenditures made, have been repaid to date by said Suburban Enterprises Incorporated?

5. Are inspections made of the various properties referred to above?

6. If so, on what dates in 1952 were such inspections made?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   ADVANCES ON MONTREAL ISLAND
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. (a) From January 1, 1948 to December 31, 1952

(i) 1948, $8,752,536.15; 1949, $37,191,827.26; 1950, $35,970,558.66; 1951, $5,417,679.37; 1952, $20,364,735.16.

(ii) Nil.

(b) From January 1, 1948 to December 31, 1952, $5,670,939.51 (exclusive of repayments for joint loans).

2. (a) Nil; (b) nil; (c) nil.

3. Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation has no contractual relationship with Suburban Enterprises Inc., but on the basis of information supplied by Suburban Enterprises Inc., as to their officers and directors:

(a) $2,153,685.36.

(b) $990,100.

(c) Crevier street apartments, $1,953,044; Cote St. Luc apartments, $898,000; Laurentian boulevard apartments, $179,500; Deguire avenue apartments, $1,161,000; Rainbow village, $679,000; Walkley avenue apartments, $615,100; Norgate apartments-St. Laurent, $6,507,600.

4. Nil. See answer to No. 2.

5. Yes (a) during construction;

(b) after construction as to the administration by the owners as it may affect the rental guarantee given by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

6. Norgate shopping centre. See 2b.

(a) Laurentian boulevard apartments, September 30; October 17, 24, 29, 31; November

5, 12, 14, 19, 24, 28; December 3, 10, 15, 29.

Deguire avenue apartments, June 11, 19;

July 2, 11, 14, 25, 28; August 7, 19; September 3, 17, 19, 24; October 8, 9, 21, 30; November

6, 7, 17, 24, 28; December 2, 4, 9, 10, 29.

Questions

Rainbow village, June 23, 25; July 8, 14, 22, 25; August 20, 28; September 11, 15; October 8, 23, 28, 31; November 7, 17, 24, 28; December

2, 4, 10, 23, 29.

Cummings apartments, Cote de Liesse, June 23, 27; July 25; August 6, 19, 25; September 5; October 2, 10, 14, 24, 27, 30; November 4, 6, 14, 26, 28; December 1, 2, 3, 19, 22, 29.

Cummings houses, no inspections

construction completed prior to 1952.

(b) Crevier street apartments, July 18.

Cote St. Luc apartments, no inspections in 1952-contracts not completed.

Walkley avenue apartments, June 6, 23.

Norgate apartments-St. Laurent, April 1,

3, 8, 9, 10, 21, 22; May 5, 7, 8, 12, 13.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   ADVANCES ON MONTREAL ISLAND
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DEFENCE PRODUCTION

CONTRACT TO MACDONALD

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was a contract let to MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Ltd., of Winnipeg, by defence production department, in February, 1953, for accessories?

2. If so, what is the description of such accessories?

3. What was the total amount of the contract?

4. What is the term of the contract?

5. On what terms are payments made?

6. How was the contract let, by tender or on a cost plus basis?

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACT TO MACDONALD
Sub-subtopic:   BROTHERS AIRCRAFT LTD.
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LIB

Mr. Dickey:

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 651 items of Mitchell airframe spares and accessories.

3. $2 million ceiling.

4. This delivery to be completed in six months.

5. Actual cost to the contractor as determined in accordance with costing memorandum DDP-31-plus a profit of 7J per cent thereon.

6. The contract was negotiated with MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Limited who have a licence agreement with North American Aviation Incorporated to manufacture Mitchell spares.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   CONTRACT TO MACDONALD
Sub-subtopic:   BROTHERS AIRCRAFT LTD.
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PORTABLE GASOLINE TRUCKS

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many portable gasoline tanks or trucks, of approximately 500 gallon maximum capacity, have been purchased for the Department of National Defence since 1949?

2. What was the price paid for this equipment, and from what firms was this equipment obtained?

3. What distribution has been made of the equipment obtained?

Topic:   PORTABLE GASOLINE TRUCKS
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March 19, 1953