April 27, 1954

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Notre Dame de Grace (Mr. Hamilton) asked

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Inquiries of the Ministry a question concerning a questionnaire sent out to some 20,000 superannuated civil servants. I promised I would inform myself on the matter and give an answer today.

The purpose of the questionnaire was to obtain information on three points: (1)

Whether civil service pension cheques are being sent out in the name of people who are not now alive; (2) whether any civil servants who were pensioned because of disability are now re-employed; and (3) whether any pensioned civil servants have since been re-employed in the public service.

The questionnaire was briefly worded, and apparently some misunderstanding has arisen. The only purpose is to obtain information required for the proper administration of the superannuation act.

As to the first question, some envelopes containing the questionnaire are coming back marked "Address unknown", whereas the envelopes containing the pension cheques are not being returned.

Information on the second point is necessary because, under the act, civil service disability pensions are suspended if the pensioner recovers to the extent that he can resume duties comparable to his former duties.

In the case of the third question, it may be to the advantage of the retired civil servant if his new salary, plus his benefits, exceeds the salary at which he left the public service.

Topic:   SUPERANNUATED CIVIL SERVANTS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PURPOSE OF SURVEY
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REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture, following a report I read in a newspaper yesterday in regard to the government holding several thousand pounds of adulterated butter. Has the minister any comment to make on that report?

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I understand that the government is not now holding any adulterated butter.

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

What did you do with it? [Later:]

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

May we ask the Minister of Agriculture what disposition the government made of the adulterated butter, and how much there was of it?

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

The butter which we had and which, according to our information, was adulterated, was taken back by the persons

who delivered it to us; and they paid back to us the money which had been paid to them.

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

And what are they doing with it?

Topic:   REPORTED HOLDING OF ADULTERATED PRODUCT BY GOVERNMENT
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RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES

INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE DEPORTATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Hamilion (Noire Dame de Grace):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration can tell us whether the government plans to deport Raymond Arthur Davies, recently convicted of passport fraud, at the conclusion of his two-year sentence, and if so, to what country.

Topic:   RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE DEPORTATION
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, as I understand the case, Mr. Davies indicated that he might or might not appeal. I am not sure what has happened in that respect, but in any event this department would not be officially notified of his conviction until he entered prison. If he does that, we will learn of it and a board of inquiry will be held at that time in order to determine whether or not he should be deported.

Topic:   RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE DEPORTATION
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RUSSIA-REPORTED OFFER TO PURCHASE BARLEY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hugh Alexander Bryson

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

Mr. H. A. Bryson (Humboldl-Melforl):

should like to direct to the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) a question of which I gave him notice. In his absence perhaps his parliamentary assistant could answer it. Would the minister care to comment on a recent press release regarding a Russian offer to buy three million bushels of Canadian barley?

Topic:   RUSSIA-REPORTED OFFER TO PURCHASE BARLEY
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LIB

John Horace Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

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

In

the absence of the minister I shall have to take that question as notice. I will draw it to the minister's attention.

Topic:   RUSSIA-REPORTED OFFER TO PURCHASE BARLEY
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THE BUDGET

ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

April 27, 1954