March 10, 1954

LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

Navy

Enrol. Releases

January 1953. . . . 297 128February 1953. . . 350 176March 1953. . . . 325 164April 1953 253 158May 1953 237 203June 1953 221 185July 1953 201 122August 1953. . . . 336 138September 1953. . . 289 138October 1953. . . . 249 141November 1953. . . 302 206December 1953. . . 240 160Total 3,300 1,919

This organization was formed in 1947 by a group of individuals most of whom had been on loan from industry to the department of munitions and supply during the last war. It received letters patent in November, 1947.

The association directly, and through its individual industry committees advises the department on technical and other matters.

Topic:   CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL PREPAREDNESS ASSOCIATION
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ARMED FORCES

ENLISTMENTS AND DISCHARGES

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

What were the number of enlistments and discharges for the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force for each month during the year 1953?

Army R.C.A.F.

Enrol. Releases Enrol. Releases1,006 764 1,102 304908 708 976 319827 672 958 403624 484 680 320508 489 588 430509 337 606 440520 370 717 361507 588 695 447585 715 862 496710 674 866 445961 513 934 4351,182 502 803 4218,847 6,816 9,787 4,821

The present expansion of the Canadian armed forces has been in progress for just over three years and will continue until target strengths have been reached. As the minimum term of enlistment for men in both the army and the air force is three years, fairly substantial numbers of men will continue to become eligible for release. Moreover, as the armed forces approach maximum strength, figures for releases will tend more and more to approximate those for enrolments until enrolments and releases are actually in balance.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS AND DISCHARGES
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ARMED FORCES

OFFICERS COMMISSIONED AND DISCHARGED

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many officers have been commissioned in the Royal Canadian Navy, active force, during the past year?

2. How many officers have been commissioned in

the Canadian army, active force, during the past year? .

3. How many officers have been commissioned in the Royal Canadian Air Force, during the past year?

4. How many officers have been discharged, or have been permitted to retire, during the past year from each of the following services: (a) Royal

Canadian Navy, active force; (b) Canadian army, active force; (c) Royal Canadian Air Force?

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   OFFICERS COMMISSIONED AND DISCHARGED
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LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blancheile:

The following figures are for the calendar year 1953 and include officer cadets.

1. 348. i

2. 515.

3. 1,355.

4. (a) 93; (b) 243; (c) 359*.

*This figure does not include cease training releases as it is not the practice in either the United Kingdom, the United States or Canada to make public cease training figures for aircrew.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   OFFICERS COMMISSIONED AND DISCHARGED
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CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION FUND

CCF

Mr. Noseworihy:

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

1. How many contributors to the civil service superannuation fund who left the civil service between 1924 and 1944 with less than ten years service were thereby unable to withdraw their contributions in that fund?

2. What is the approximate total of all such contributions made during the 20-year period 1924 to 1944?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION FUND
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L L

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

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

1 and 2. The records of the Department of Finance are not maintained in such a manner so that this information can be made available.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION FUND
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RADIO STATION CBAF

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

What was the cost of the new radio station CBAF at St. Anselme, near Moncton, New Brunswick?

Topic:   RADIO STATION CBAF
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

The estimated cost of this transmitting station is $120,000, and the expenditures to March 8, 1954, amounted to $115,047.22.

Topic:   RADIO STATION CBAF
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE AWARDS

LIB

Mr. Pommer:

Liberal

1. What is the total amount of awards granted under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act for the 1953 crop year to February 28, 1954?

2. What is the total number of awards for the same period, by provinces?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE AWARDS
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LIB

Mr. Gardiner: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Manitoba, $495,268.50; Saskatchewan, $1,053,858.50; Alberta, $905,023.25.

2. Manitoba, 3,999 awards; Saskatchewan, 5,162 awards; Alberta, 4,863 awards.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE AWARDS
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BORDEN, P. E. I.-MOUNTED POLICE ACCOMMODATION

PC

Mr. MacLean:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government purchased accommodation for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Borden, Prince Edward Island?

2. If so, how was the purchase negotiated, from whom was the purchase made, and what was the total cost of the purchase?

Topic:   BORDEN, P. E. I.-MOUNTED POLICE ACCOMMODATION
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The purchase was negotiated1 through the services of the agent of the Minister of Justice, appointed by him to act on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The purchase is being made from Lloyd E. Inman at a total cost of $25,000.

Topic:   BORDEN, P. E. I.-MOUNTED POLICE ACCOMMODATION
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March 10, 1954