December 9, 1953

PRIVILEGE

MR. KNOWLES SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS PROVISION OF INFORMATION FOR MINISTER

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Yesterday, as recorded at page 694 of Hansard, I promised the Minister of Finance I would send him information on what the United States congress had done by way of increasing the pensions of its retired civil servants. I am happy to send that information to the minister now, and I hope he will do something similar for our own superannuated civil servants.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. KNOWLES SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS PROVISION OF INFORMATION FOR MINISTER
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

Thank you.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. KNOWLES SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS PROVISION OF INFORMATION FOR MINISTER
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ATOMIC ENERGY

REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Members of the house will have heard or read in the newspaper reports, Mr. Speaker, of the inspiring address delivered by the President of the United States at the general assembly of the United Nations yesterday afternoon. I should like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Canadian government, of welcoming President Eisenhower's imaginative and constructive approach to what is perhaps the greatest problem of the day, namely the effective control of atomic energy and its development for the welfare rather than the destruction of mankind. The house will, however, appreciate that it would be inappropriate to make any extended comments on the President's proposal without the most careful study of his actual text, which we have not yet received. I can assure the house that the President's statement will receive most careful and sympathetic consideration by the Canadian government.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER
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QUESTIONS

SUGGESTION AWARDS

CCF

Mr. Thatcher:

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

1. Since the "suggestion awards plan" for the civil service was adopted November 28, 1952, how many suggestions for making savings or improving efficiency have been received?

2. What is the amount of money actually saved, so far, as a result of these proposals?

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTION AWARDS
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L L

Mr. Benidickson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

1. 1,870.

2. Only a small percentage of the suggestions received have been processed. Approximately 30 suggestions have been implemented which will result in an estimated savings of $6,500 for the first year each actual suggestion has been in operation.

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTION AWARDS
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY BANFF NATIONAL PARK

SC

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. What is the total mileage of the trans-Canada highway within the boundary of the Banff national park?

2. Of this highway, how many miles of subgrade have been built or rebuilt to trans-Canada specifications in (a) 1953; (b) 1952; (c) prior to 1952?

3. Will the total mileage be completed by December, 1956?

4. How many miles of base have been laid?

5. What thickness of base is being used?

6. How many miles of asphaltic surfacing has been laid?

7. What thickness of asphalt surface is being used?

8. Has any seal coating yet been applied?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY BANFF NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

Mr. Bourgei: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Approximately 50 miles.

2. (a) 9-3 miles, (b) Work commenced in 1952 on 4-2 miles, but no mileage was completed until 1953. This mileage is included in (a), (c) Nil.

3. Authority under the Trans-Canada Highway Act will lapse in December, 1956. Every reasonable effort will be made to complete the project within the time allotted.

4.5-9 miles.

5. Thickness varies with types of soil in subgrade. Minimum thickness is 11 inches.

6. Nil.

7. See answer to No. 6.

8. No.

Questions

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Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY BANFF NATIONAL PARK
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IGOR GOUZENKO

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

What have been the total expenses incurred by the Canadian government on behalf of Igor Gouzenko, since he became a government ward?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IGOR GOUZENKO
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Mr. Speaker, I have spoken to the hon. member in connection with this question, and he has agreed to withdraw it.

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Subtopic:   IGOR GOUZENKO
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LIB
PC

Mr. Dinsdale:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many companies are engaged in the production of cement in Canada, and what are their names and locations?

2. What was the total bag production, by provinces, of cement each year for the past six years?

3. What was the total bag consumption, by provinces, of cement each year for the past six years?

4. How much cement has been imported from the United States, each year for the past six years?

5. What is the price per bag to the retail trade, of (a) Canadian cement; (b) American cement?

6. What accounts for the difference in price, if any, between Canadian and American cement?

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Subtopic:   IGOR GOUZENKO
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LIB

Mr. Dickey: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

1. There are five companies producing Portland cement in Canada. They operate eleven plants, as follows:

North Star Cement Co. Ltd., Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

Canada Cement Company Limited with plants at Havelock, N.B.; Hull, Que.; Montreal East, Que.; Belleville, Ont.; Fort Whyte, Man.; Exshaw, Alta.

Ciment Quebec Inc., St. Basile, Co. Port-neuf, Que.

St. Mary's Cement Co. Limited, St. Mary's, Ont.

British Columbia Cement Co. Ltd., Bam-berton, B.C.

2. Production of Portland

1947 1948

Nfld

- -N.B

- -Que

21,813,628 26,068,124Ont

14,117,752 14,643,024Man

5,408,436 6,788,168Alta

2,950,204 4,897,252B.C

3,454,960 4,111,924Canada

47,744,980 56,508,4923. Apparent consumption of Portland cement in bags, 1947-1952:Canada*-1947, 52,387,360; 1948, 60,699,180; 1949, 72,725,408; 1950, 72,416,544; 1951,

77,330,612; 1952, 85,720,856.

Not available by provinces.

4. Imports of Portland cement from the United States in bags:

Canada-1947, 4,583,870; 1948, 3,817,412; 1949, 6,413,811; 1950, 1,765,368; 1951, 4,017,391; 1952, 5,676,777.

5. (a) Price of Canadian cement delivered to dealers in carload lots, per barrel of 350 lbs., Toronto (as of November 27, 1953), $3.47.

(b) Price of United States cement delivered, carload lots, per barrel of 376 lbs., Toronto (as of November 27, 1953) approx. $5.00.

6. Information not available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IGOR GOUZENKO
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December 9, 1953