December 2, 1953

QUESTIONS

RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

ROADS AND REVENUES

CCF

Mr. Zaplilny:

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

1. What amount of money was spent in the Riding Mountain national park on the construction, repair or maintenance of roads and highways, in each year from January 1, 1946 to December 31, 1952?

2. What was the total revenue from the Riding Mountain national park, in each year from January 1, 1946 to December 31, 1952?

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Subtopic:   ROADS AND REVENUES
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LIB

Mr. Lesage: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1.

Period

Fiscal year Amount

1945-46

1946-47 .. 14,786-72

1947-48 .. 14,342-53

1948-49 .. 273,380-96

1949-50 .. 502,859-48

1950-51 .. 26,244-13

1951-52 .. 300,854-20

1952-53 .. 581,133-27

Total .. $1,718,672-97

2.

Fiscal Year Amount

1945-46 ... $ 53,927-98

1946-47 ,... 64,726-86

1947-48 ... 67,708-93

1948-49 ... 73,362-41

1949-50 ... 79,730-92

1950-51 ... 104,653-31

1951-52 ... 116,385-44

1952-53 ... 128,049-68

$688,545-53

WHEAT STORAGE

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

1. What is the total amount paid for storage of

wheat by the wheat board from (a) 1st January

to 31st December, 1952; (b) 1st January to 1st

November, 1953?

2. What elevator companies or storage companies were paid for storage, since the 1st day of January, 1952, and how much was paid to each company since the said date?

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LIB

Mr. Howe (Pori Arthur): (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. (a) $17,043,833.33. (b) It is not the

practice of the board to report in respect to operations in the current crop year and therefore 1 (b) above is answered for the period from January 1, 1953, to July 31, 1953. During this period storage paid by the board amounted to $12,733,154.03.

2. It is not the policy of the board to disclose records which would reveal the competitive position of handling companies.

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OLD AGE SECURITY FUND

CCF

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

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

1. Do the announced figures as to the amount of money credited to the old age security fund include the extra amounts of personal income tax collected from recipients of old age security where such persons are in taxable income brackets?

2. If not, what is the actual or estimated amount collected in this way for the calendar year 1952, and what is the estimated amount that will be collected in this way for the calendar year 1953?

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY FUND
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LIB

TOURIST REVENUE AND ADVERTISING

PC

Mr. Murphy (Lambion West):

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the tourist revenue for Canada for the years 1952 and 1953 to date?

2. What advertising agency was engaged and how much did it receive?

3. How much of this amount was in (a) newspapers, and where located: (b) films; (c)

magazines?

4. What advertising agency has been employed for 1954 to promote tourist industry?

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LIB

Mr. Lesage: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. (a) 1952-$275 million. (Figures compiled by the dominion bureau of statistics indicate that this amount was spent in Canada by tourists coming to Canada from other countries).

(b) 1953-No figures yet available.

2. 1952 and 1953-Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited. No amount was received by the company from the Department of Resources and Development as a commission in connection with its services. The total cost of the advertising campaign of the Canadian government travel bureau in the United States magazines and newspapers during the calendar year 1952 was $852,911.85, and during the calendar year 1953 up to November 18 was $880,889.59. These amounts were paid to Cockfield, Brown and Company

Questions

Limited and covered space and mechanical charges at standard rates. The advertising firm plans and places the advertising on behalf of the department. It receives a commission from the magazines and newspapers based on the standard rates charged for the advertising placed with them.

3. (a) Newspapers-1952, $330,843.65; 1953, $275,797.21. Located in the United States.

(b) Films-Nil.

(c) Magazines-1952, $521,129.62; 1953,

4. Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited1, Montreal, Quebec, has been engaged to take care of the advertising campaign of the Canadian government travel bureau in the United States.

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CIVIL SERVICE PENSIONS

CCF

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

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

1. How many retired civil servants are receiving

pensions of amounts within each of the following brackets: (a) less than $20 per month; (b) $20.00 to $29.99 per month; (c) $30.00 to $39.99 per month; (d) $40.00 to $49.99 per month; (e) $50.00 to $59.99 per month; (f) $60.00 to $69.99 per month: (g)

$70.00 to $79.99 per month; (h) $80.00 to $89.99 per month; (i) $90.00 to $99.99 per month; (j) $100 per month and over?

2. How many widows of retired civil servants are receiving pensions of amounts within each of the brackets indicated in the above question?

3. What is the number of retired federal civil servants and also the number of widows of retired federal civil servants presently residing in each province?

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

1 and 2.

- Retired Civil Servants Widows

325 1,025 1,032 905

(V) $20 00 to $29 99 ' " 514

'(c) $30 00 to $39.99 " 710

(d) $40 00 to $49 99 " 846 774(e) $50 00 to $59 99 " 763 623'(f) $60 00 to $69.99 " 875 357'(g) $70 00 to $79 99 " 858 266(h) $80 00 to $89 99 " 916 169(ij $90 00 to $99 99 " 850 1164,783 255

11,440 5,522

3.

- Retired Civil Servants Widows

62 21

439 205

64 27

278 168

2,019 1,146

5,075 2,562

497 246

260 106

525 196

1,915 645

306 200

11,440 5,522

[Mr. Lesage.l

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MINESWEEPERS

CCF

Mr. Cameron (Nanaimo):

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

1. What were the prices originally set for the construction of minesweepers which were under construction in shipyards in eastern Canada and British Columbia in the years 1951, 1952 and 1953?

2. Were these prices increased?

3. If so, when, and by how much?

4. What were the reasons for the increases?

5. What is the contract price for the most recent contracts let for the construction of minesweepers?

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LIB

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur): (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Because of the urgency of the military requirement, contracts for 14 minesweepers were placed with 9 different shipyards before detailed drawings and specifications were completed. Under the circumstances, the department could not enter into firm price contracts, and it was necessary to place the business on a cost plus basis. No prices have been set for these vessels as it is not possible to establish a price until each ship is completed and costs are audited. Obviously, the costs will differ from yard to yard due to varying rates of labour, overhead and other differentials. The Department of National Defence provided funds in the amount of $3,900,000 to start construction on the first 4 vessels, and later provided the sum of $9,750,000 to enable construction on 10 additional vessels to be undertaken. Contracts were awarded providing for payment to the

Questions

contractors up to $925,000 per vessel. Additional sums have been authorized from time to time against which payments have been made to the contractors.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not applicable.

4. Not applicable.

5. Contracts have recently been approved for the construction of 6 additional minesweepers. This authorization provides for contracts on a "price to be negotiated" basis, with provision for progress payments of cost only. Negotiations are presently under way with a view to placing these contracts on the basis of cost plus a fixed fee and incentive bonus.

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RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

December 2, 1953