May 11, 1953

PRIVILEGE

MR. ADAMSON BEAVERLODGE MINE REFERENCE TO THE LATE BILLY HACKER

PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rodney Adamson (York West):

On a

question of personal privilege, when I spoke last week on the question of government prospecting for uranium I omitted to mention the fact that Beaverlodge mine was discovered by the late Billy Hacker, who was the government field engineer in charge of exploration for uranium.

The mine in question will probably be a major source of uranium for years to come, and I speak today so that the name of its discoverer will not be forgotten and his outstanding work for Canada may be appreciated.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. ADAMSON BEAVERLODGE MINE REFERENCE TO THE LATE BILLY HACKER
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QUESTIONS

NATIONAL DEFENCE-STUDIES, ETC. REQUESTED BY MINISTER

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many studies, investigations or surveys, of the administration of the Department of National Defence, or of any portion thereof, have been made since the present minister assumed office by persons, agencies, or organizations outside the government and excluding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, at the request of the Minister of National Defence or at the request of any person or agency authorized by the minister?

2. In how many such cases were the said studies, etc., followed by written reports or memoranda or other written submissions?

3. What is (a) the name of the person, organization or agency who conducted the studies, etc.; (b) the date of the reports, etc.; (c) the specific subject matter of the study, etc., in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-STUDIES, ETC. REQUESTED BY MINISTER
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

1, 2 and 3. There are no reports or memoranda coming within the terms of this question except reports and memoranda concerning the internal administration of the department and intended for the confidential information and guidance of the minister and officials of the department; and such documents are privileged.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-STUDIES, ETC. REQUESTED BY MINISTER
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

LETTER TO JOHN A. STEVENSON

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. On what date did the Minister of National Defence first discuss with Mr. C. M. Drury, the

deputy minister, the question of the propriety of the latter writing the letter to Mr. John A. Stevenson, as reported in the April 11 issue of Toronto Saturday Night?

2. On what date was the minister's consent or approval given to Mr. Drury allowing him to write the said letter?

3. On what date was the said letter signed by Mr. Drury?

4. Was a draft letter submitted to the minister by Mr. Drury? If so, did the minister suggest any changes, modifications or alterations before the final draft was agreed on?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   LETTER TO JOHN A. STEVENSON
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

1, 2, 3 and 4. Communications between a minister and his deputy minister must be of a confidential character and are privileged.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   LETTER TO JOHN A. STEVENSON
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SPRINGHILL, N.S., POST OFFICE

PC

Mr. Stanfield:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the amount of the contract entered into by the government with W. R. MacDonald, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, for repairs to the Springhill post office in the year 1950?

2. Did the said W. R. MacDonald fail before completing this contract for repairs to the Springhill post office?

3. How much does the government still owe the said W. R. MacDonald in respect of the said contract?

4. Was Weldon Cameron, of Truro, Nova Scotia, a subcontractor, not paid for his work on this job? If so, for what reason?

5. Who were the other subcontractors on this job, what was the amount of each subcontract, and were they paid for their work?

Topic:   SPRINGHILL, N.S., POST OFFICE
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) Formal contract for major repairs, $20,500; (b) maintenance contract for minor repairs, $3,450.

2. No, not to knowledge of department.

3. (a) Major repairs, $2,050; (b) minor repairs, $3,450; (c) security deposit, $2,179.20.

4. No, payments to subcontractors or suppliers are responsibility of the general contractor.

5. The following subcontractors have filed claims with the department for non-payment of accounts by the general contractor; Ralph Connor, Halifax, $3,537; R. J. Frost Co., Halifax, $760.85; Cameron Electric, Springhill, $83; Hyatt's Hardware, Springhill, $568.77; M. C. MacCuish, Pictou, $85; James Nicholson, Pictou, $33.75; Dunlop Bros. Co., Amherst, $357.34; Casman & Co., Moncton, $700; Mrs. Eva Fletcher, Springhill, $16; D. H. Ryan, Springhill, $95; L. Bowden, Springhill, $112.88; G. F. Moore, Springhill, $172.02; C. E. Harrison, Parrsboro, $55.92; L. D. Bennett, Wallace,

5106 HOUSE OF

Public Service Superannuation Act $18; D. W. Priese & Sons, Shulven, $453.50; A. B. Smith (Estate), Rodney, $173.17; R. Weldon Cameron, Truro, $1,487.33; J. Robertson, W. River, $72.

Topic:   SPRINGHILL, N.S., POST OFFICE
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

REAL ESTATE AND BUILDINGS

LIB

Mr. Winkler:

Liberal

1. In Canadian dollars and prior to 1953, how much is the estimated value of real estate and buildings in commonwealth and foreign countries bought by Canada for the use of Canadian trade and diplomatic missions?

2. How much in Canadian dollars was paid in 1952, for rent in foreign countries for the same purpose?

Return tabled.

NATIONAL DEFENCE-MEAT PACKING FIRMS, B.C. Mr. Cruickshanlt:

1. What are the names of the meat packing firms supplying any branch of the Department of National Defence in British Columbia for the fiscal year 1952-53?

2. Were tenders called for this material?

3. If so, (a) how many tenders were received and on what dates; (b) what are the names and addresses of those tendering and the amount of each tender?

4. What are the names of those awarded a contract for meat, fish or any other product supplied during the fiscal year 1952-53?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REAL ESTATE AND BUILDINGS
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

PC

Harry Oliver White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

For a copy of all correspondence, papers, telegrams and other documents from January I, 1949 to date, in possession of the Department of Public Works, including the expropriation proceedings and rulings regarding the purchase of the building in London, Ontario, known as the International Harvester building on York street, for the purposes of using it as a postal terminal.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER BUILDING, LONDON, ONT.
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May 11, 1953