March 29, 1954


602. Departmental administration-further amount required, $15,700.



General administration- 603. Commodities services, including contributions as detailed in the estimates-further amount required, $21,127.



A-Department- 604. Departmental administration-further amount required, $161,000. Canal services- 605. Operation and maintenance-further amount required, $177,450. 606. To provide for expenses in connection with the St. Lawrence ship canal surveys and investigations (including St. Lawrence seaway investigations)-further amount required, $200,000. Marine services- Marine service steamers- 607. Construction or acquisition of vessels and equipment, as detailed in the estimates-further amount required, $291,907. Pilotage service- 608. Administration, operation and maintenance- further amount required, $12,848. River St. Lawrence ship channel service- 609. Contract dredging-further amount required, $1,899,989. Railway and steamship services- 610. Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals deficit, 1953-additional amount in excess of the sum of $1,459,000 already appropriated, to provide for the payment during the fiscal year 195354 to the Canadian National Railway Company (hereinafter called the national company) upon applications approved by the Minister of Transport made from time to time by the national company to the Minister of Finance, and to be applied by the national company in payment of the deficit (certified by the auditors of the national company) in the operation of the Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals arising in the calendar year 1953-further amount required, $143,855. 611. North Sydney, Nova Scotia-Port-aux-Bas-ques, Newfoundland, car ferry and terminals deficit, 1953-additional amount in excess of the sum of $1,870,000 already appropriated to provide for the payment during the fiscal year 1953-54 to the Canadian National Railway Company (hereinafter called the national company) upon applications approved by the Minister of Transport made by the national company to the Minister of Finance and to be applied by the national company in the payment of the deficit (certified by the auditors of the national company) in the operation of the North Sydney, Nova Scotia-Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, ferry and terminals arising in the calendar year 1953-further amount required, $366,393. 612. Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Limited, deficit, 1953-to provide for the payment to the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, Limited (hereinafter called the company) of the amount of the deficit for the year ending December 31, 1953 in the operations of the company and the vessels under the control of the company, as certified by the auditors of the company to the Minister of Finance and approved by the Minister of Transport, $649,662. 613. Maritime Freight Rates Act-additional amount in excess of the sum of $10,453,000 already appropriated for the payment to the railway companies operating in the select territory designated by the act, during the fiscal year 1953-54, of the difference occurring on account of the application of the act, between the tariff tolls and normal tolls under approved tariffs (estimated and certified to the Minister of Transport by the Canadian National Railway Company and approved by auditors of the said company respecting the eastern lines of the Canadian National Railways, and in the case of other railways by the board of transport commissioners for Canada) on all traffic moved during the calendar year 1953 (chap. 174, R.S.)-further amount required, $199,002. General- 614. To provide for reimbursement of the Department of Transport stores account for the value of stores which have become obsolete, unserviceable, lost or destroyed, $12,275. Air services- Telecommunications division- Radio Act and regulations- 615. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $50,000. Civil aviation division- 616. Control of civil aviation, including the administration of the Aeronautics Act and regulations issued thereunder-further amount required, $46,000. 617. Grants to organizations for the development of civil aviation, in the amounts detailed in the estimates-further amount required, $30,000. B-General- Air transport board- 618. Subventions for air carriers, as detailed in the estimates-further amount required, $80,000. Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada- 619. Administration, operation and maintenance -further amount required, $49,200. Canadian maritime commission- 620. Steamship subventions for coastal services, as detailed in the estimates-further amount required, $144,971.



Treatment services- 621. Operation of hospitals and administration- further amount required, $749,615. War veterans allowance and other benefits- 622. War veterans allowances-further amount required, $550,000. 623. Hospital and other allowances-further amount required, $100,000. Miscellaneous payments- 624. Employers liability compensation-further amount required, $55,000. 625. To authorize and provide for payment to Pearl Margaret Putnam, widow of the late Ross Hartwell Putnam, of the benefits to which she would have been entitled under the Veterans Insurance Act had his application for insurance thereunder been formally approved, by the superintendent of veterans insurance, before his death, $10,000. 626. To authorize the write-off to the consolidated deficit account of the amount of $570,539.67, which was due in respect of pensions paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs to members of the R.C.A.F. who served in the R.A.F. in world war II, payment of which by the United Kingdom was waived in accordance with the provisions of P.C. 1953-522 of April 2, 1953, $1. Canadian pension commission- 627. Administration expenses-further amount required, $15,000. 628. To provide for payment, in respect of the fiscal year ending March 31, 1954, of a monthly pension of $100 to Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Cronk, and to authorize the Canadian pension commission to pay thereafter to Annie Elizabeth Cronk an annual pension during her lifetime, in the same manner and subject to similar terms and conditions as if she were the widow of a soldier holding the rank of private who died while rendering military service in world war I, $1,200. Terminable services- 629. Post discharge rehabilitation benefits including the training of merchant seamen and salt water fishermen pensioners-further amount required, $560,000.


DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


Loans, investments and advances- 630. To provide, subject to regulations of the treasury board, for working capital advances in the current and subsequent fiscal years to posts and employees on posting abroad, and to authorize the creation of a special account in the consolidated revenue fund to which shall be credited expendi- Supply ture made by and advances recovered from the said posts and employees, the excess of the amounts charged over the amounts credited to the account at any time not to exceed $1,000,000. Vote 655 of the Appropriation Act No. 2, 1952, is hereby repealed. $1,000,000.



Loans, investments and advances- 631. To authorize and provide for an advance to the government of Nova Scotia in accordance with the terms of an agreement between the government of Canada and the government of Nova Scotia to be entered into with the approval of the governor in council (in place of the agreement authorized to be entered into by vote 765 of Appropriation Act No. 3, 1953) in an amount not exceeding seventy-five per cent of the loans made by the government of Nova Scotia to fishermen for the purpose of replacing abnormal losses of equipment suffered by reason of severe weather conditions in the 1951-52 fishing season; the amount to be advanced not to exceed $106,500 of which $80,000 has already been provided under vote 765 of Appropriation Act No. 3, 1953, $26,500.



Loans, investments and advances- Customs and excise divisions- 632. To authorize and provide for the operation of a revolving fund in accordance with section 58 of the Financial Administration Act for the purpose of acquiring and managing material to be used in the manufacture of uniforms, the amount to be charged to the revolving fund at any time not to exceed, $90,000.



Loans, investments and advances- 633. To authorize and provide for the operation of a revolving fund in accordance with section 58 of the Financial Administration Act for the purpose of acquiring and managing material to be used in the manufacture of uniforms, the amount to be charged to the revolving fund at any time not to exceed $450,000 of which $250,000 was provided under vote 547, Appropriation Act No. 3, 1953- further amount required, $200,000.



Loans, investments and advances- Soldier Settlement and Veterans' Land Act- 634. To provide for purchase of land and permanent improvements; cost of permanent improvements to be effected; removal of encumbrances; stock and equipment; refunds to veterans (sections 11 and 21); and for protection of security under the Veterans' Land Act-further amount required, $500,000.



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March 29, 1954