January 13, 1954

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Mr. Kowe (Pori Arthur):

1. Trade agreements exist between Canada and Poland, Czechoslovakia and communist China. Canada has no trade agreements in force with Hungary or Bulgaria.

Canada and Poland exchange most favoured nation tariff treatment under a convention of commerce effective August 15, 1936, which also provides for schedules tariff concessions applicable to specified goods.

Canada and Czechoslovakia are contracting parties to the general agreement on tariffs and trade.

Canada entered into a modus vivendi with nationalist China in 1946 providing for the exchange of most favoured nation tariff treatment and this agreement is still in existence.

2. During the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, the following were the principal items of export to these countries:

Poland: lard, $121,477; medicinal preparations, $12,966; settlers' effects, $6,240; donations and gifts, $6,500.

Czechoslovakia: medicinal preparations,

$82,180; settlers' effects, $2,370; donations and gifts, $768.

Hungary: sweet clover seed, $4,536; crested wheat grass seed, $1,221; grass seed, n.o.p., $4,500.

Bulgaria: donations and gifts, $453.

Communist China: nil.

Questions

3. The value of exports to these countries during the calendar year 1952 and the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, was as follows:-

Year 1952

Poland $ 69,351

Czechoslovakia ... 366,629

Hungary 81,305

Bulgaria.... 2,305

Communist China. **

**Not separately recorded prior to January 1, 1953.

4 and 5. Aluminum shipments to these countries were as follows:

Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 1953

Calendar year 1950

Poland

Czechoslovakia ...

Hungary

Bulgaria

China, including Taiwan

Cwt. Value

53,185 $748,150

28,896 503,849

30,089 479,113

During the calendar years 1951 and 1952 and during the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, there ware no shipments of aluminum to these countries.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH COMMUNIST COUNTRIES
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FEDERAL BUILDING, EDMONTON PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES

SC

Mr. Holowach:

Social Credit

1. How many properties have been purchased by the Department of Public Works for the proposed construction of the federal building in Edmonton?

2. What is the total amount paid to date for these properties?

3. How many properties are still to be purchased and the estimated cost?

4. Have any of these been expropriated and come before the Exchequer Court for decision?

5. If so, what are the names and addresses of persons whose property has been expropriated?

Topic:   FEDERAL BUILDING, EDMONTON PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Eleven properties have been expropriated and one acquired by exchange with the city of Edmonton.

2. $219,719.07.

3. Four properties remain to be expropriated at an estimated cost of $101,000.

4. (a) Answered by No. 1; (b) None of the four remaining expropriations has yet been referred to the Exchequer Court.

5. Grace G. Pettet, 9845-108th St., Edmonton; David Ross Stone and Jessie Wilson Stone, 9819-108th St., Edmonton; A. G. Campbell, 9845-108th St., Edmonton; Canadian Branch of the St. John Ambulance Association, 9843-108th St., Edmonton; Jake Bourson, 9832-107th St., Edmonton; Iva Grace McMillan, 9828-107th St., Edmonton; Helen C. Day, 9822-107th St., Edmonton; Sigwart Sussel and

Questions

Anne Sussel, 9827-108th St., Edmonton; Jean McCallum, John McCallum, Margaret McCal-lum and Finley McCallum, 9829-108th St., Edmonton; Margaret McCallum, Jean McCallum, John McCallum and Finley McCallum, 9829-108th St., Edmonton; James Lingas, 9818107th St., Edmonton.

Topic:   FEDERAL BUILDING, EDMONTON PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES
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TEMPORARY MASTERS' CERTIFICATES

CCF

Mr. Herridge:

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

1. How many temporary certificates have been

issued to persons acting as masters of passenger vessels operating in coastal, inland or minor waters, in British Columbia, under section 125 of the Canada Shipping Act, for the years (a) 1947;(b) 1948; (c) 1949; (d) 1950; (e) 1951; (f) 1952;

(g) 1953 to November 1?

2. Were any of these temporary certificates renewed for more than 1 year?

3. If so (a) how many; (b) on what grounds in each case?

Topic:   TEMPORARY MASTERS' CERTIFICATES
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. (a) 1947, nil; (b) 1948, 2; (c) 1949, 6; (d) 1950, 9; (e) 1951, 11; (f) 1952, 13;

(g) 1953, 13.

2 and 3. Yes. (a) One certificate was

renewed for four years in succession and two certificates were renewed for three years in succession; (b) on renewal of application by holder, and under the provisions of section 125 of the Canada Shipping Act.

Topic:   TEMPORARY MASTERS' CERTIFICATES
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NATIONAL CAPITAL PLAN

MR. GREBER

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any changes been made in personnel engaged to advise in connection with the national capital plan?

2. If so. what changes and when did these become effective?

3. Is Mr. Greber still employed in this capacity and at what salary?

4. What was paid to Mr. Greber during the years 1952 and 1953 to date, covering expenses in connection with his work for the national capital plan?

5. Is Mr. Greber a citizen of Canada? If not, of what country?

6. What has been the total cost to date in connection with the national plan?

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL PLAN
Subtopic:   MR. GREBER
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Mr. Si. Laurent:

1. No.

2. None.

3. Yes-$2,000 per year.

4. $16,106.

5. No-France.

6. $694,233.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL PLAN
Subtopic:   MR. GREBER
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SHIPMENTS FROM SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

How many railway carloads of grain were shipped, during each week from August 1 to October 31, 1953, from the following Saskatchewan marketing points, Bengough, Ogema, Avonlea?

Topic:   SHIPMENTS FROM SASKATCHEWAN
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Pori Arthur):

The following number of carloads of grain were shipped each week from August 1 to October 31, 1953, from Bengough, Ogema and Avonlea;

Week Bengough Ogema Avonlea

August 1- 8 5 -cars- 3 28" 9-15 1 0 6" 16-22 1 4 10" 23-29 11 0 8" 30-Sept. 5 8 0 5Sept. 6-12 1 2 5" 13-19 2 8 1" 20-26 3 8 12" 27-Oct. 3 3 7 4Oct. 4-10 11 3 14" 11-17 9 1 15" 18-24 2 0 6" 25-31 6 1 6

Topic:   SHIPMENTS FROM SASKATCHEWAN
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

CHILDREN OF WAR DEAD EDUCATION

LIB

Samuel Rosborough Balcom

Liberal

Mr. Balcom:

How many applicants, since July 1, 1953, have been approved for assistance under the new education assistance act for children of deceased veterans; (a) male; (b) female; (c) from each province; (d) from each of the services, and civilians: (e) analysis by occupational goal of

students?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CHILDREN OF WAR DEAD EDUCATION
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICANTS
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LIB

Colin Emerson Bennett (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Bennett:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CHILDREN OF WAR DEAD EDUCATION
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICANTS
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WORLD AFFAIRS STUDIES

SC

Mr. Hansell:

Social Credit

1. Does the government sponsor courses of studies, or lectures in universities, schools, or any other institutions, on world affairs, United Nations Organization or world government?

2. Has any appropriation ever been made to the Banff school of fine arts or any of its activities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WORLD AFFAIRS STUDIES
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January 13, 1954