March 29, 1954

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Is none of it involved in research on the possibility of increasing the rates of benefits paid under unemployment insurance?

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Not at all; all of it is a result of increases in salaries which parliament has authorized.

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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. Noseworthy:

Has the minister any figures to show what salaries are paid to the branch managers?

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

I am afraid I have not here; I have only the totals.

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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. Noseworthy:

We shall be able to get that later?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

I have only the totals.

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

I would like to ask the minister if there have been any increases in the staffs of the unemployment offices across the country.

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

I understand there have been but I have not the details.

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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

This would be to pay for that, I presume?

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Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Yes.

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579. General administration-estimates of the Clerk-further amount required, $213,500.


PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Adamson:

Can the minister explain the reason for this somewhat extensive increase amounting to nearly $250,000?

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

The additional expenditures are $200,000 for the publishing of debates. It may be that debates are somewhat more extended than they used to be. Office stationery, supplies and equipment amount to $13,500 making this total of $213,500.

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Item agreed to. DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS Dominion coal board- 582. Payments in connection with the movements of coal under conditions prescribed by the governor in council-further amount required, $2,370,700.


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

I would like to ask the minister whether this covers subventions and if he would give us a breakdown of the figures?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abboit:

Yes. The main estimates contain an item of $6,078,300, and the main supplementary estimates an item of $2,220,000 plus this item of $2,370,700. The total of $10,669,000 is broken down by provinces and I have the breakdown here. Nova Scotia, all rail, amounts to $541,000; transshipped $625,000-

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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

By that you mean subventions paid?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Yes. That is the amount to be paid out of the treasury in connection with the movement of maritime coal. Water-borne costs amount to $4,596,000; water-borne audit adjustment $260,000; railway use $1,555,000; New Brunswick all rail $5,500; Saskatchewan all rail $185,000; under Alberta: Ontario west $42,000-that is the destination of the coal, of course-Ontario east $373,000; railway use $2,475,000; British Columbia, ships bunkers $1,500 and export $10,000; making a total of $10,669,000, an increase over estimates already authorized of $2,370,700.

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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

As I understand it New Brunswick gets $5,500 out of approximately $10 million?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

Yes.

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION
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March 29, 1954