February 2, 1955

CCF

Mr. Nicholson:

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

1. Has G. M. Ferrie, of Invermay, Saskatchewan, been employed by the Department of Agriculture?

2. If so, what work has he been doing?

3. What has been paid to him (a) as salary; (b) for expenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   G. M. FERRIE
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LIB

Mr. Gardiner: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes, since April 1, 1954.

2. Agricultural supervisor, P.F.R.A.

3. (a) $2,475.00, to December 31, 1954; (b) $1,081.74, to December 31, 1954.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   G. M. FERRIE
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DESTROYER ESCORTS

CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Winch:

With respect to destroyer escorts built in Canada since 1952:

1. In what shipyard was each built?

2. What was the total price paid for each vessel?

3. What was the total labour cost in the price of each vessel?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DESTROYER ESCORTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No destroyer escorts have been completed since 1952. Those under construction are; D.E. 205, Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal, P.Q.; D.E. 206, Halifax Shipyards Limited, Halifax, N.S.; D.E. 207 Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C.; D.E. 234, Marine Industries Limited, Sorel, P.Q.; D.E. 229, Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal, P.Q.; D.E. 230, Halifax Shipyards Limited, Halifax, N.S.; D.E. 233, Yarrows Limited, Victoria, B.C.; D.E. 257, Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal, P.Q.; D.E. 258, Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C.; D.E. 236, Davie Shipbuilding Limited, Levis, P.Q.; D.E. 235, Halifax Shipyards Limited, Halifax, N.S.; D.E. 256, Marine Industries Limited, Sorel, P.Q.; D.E. 259, Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., Victoria, B.C.; D.E. 260, Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C.

2. Unknown-vessels not completed.

3. Unknown-vessels not completed.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DESTROYER ESCORTS
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ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

LUMBER IMPORTS, 1954

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How much British Columbia lumber was delivered to Ontario and Quebec, by provinces, in 1954?

2. How much oak, if any, was imported from the United States in 1954?

Topic:   ONTARIO AND QUEBEC
Subtopic:   LUMBER IMPORTS, 1954
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Shipments of lumber and sawn ties during January 1-November 30, 1954, reported to dominion bureau of statistics by British Columbia saw mills, totalled 3,276,584,000 feet board measure of which 144,798,000 feet went to Ontario and 27,609,000 feet to Quebec. In addition, shipments totalling 622,938,000 feet have been estimated for non-reporting British Columbia mills during the same period, destination of which cannot be determined. The

above figures refer to shipments to first destination only. Figures for December, 1954 are not yet available.

2. Imports of oak from the United States during the period January 1 to November 30, 1954 amounted to 33,357 thousand feet. Figures for December 1954 are not yet available.

Topic:   ONTARIO AND QUEBEC
Subtopic:   LUMBER IMPORTS, 1954
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many miles of the trans-Canada highway were completed by December 31, 1954, by provinces?

2. How many miles were built in 1954, by provinces?

3. How many miles are under construction, by provinces?

4. How many miles have been completed through the national parks?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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LIB

Maurice Bourget (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Bourgei:

1, 2, 3 and 4.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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GRADING


Province Mileage Completed Dec. 31, 1954 Mileage Constructed Calendar Year 1954 Mileage Under Con- struction Mileage Completed in National ParksNewfoundland 173-2 35-1 112-3 Prince Edward Island 54-7 16-6 0-3 -Nova Scotia 6-8 6-8 6-7 -New Brunswick 58-8 13-2 9 1 -Ontario 373-1 67-3 20-9 -Manitoba 117-3 14-1 19-7 -Saskatchewan 317-1 53-4 35-4 -Alberta 196-4 - 17-9 -Banff and Yoho parks 13-0 0-8 13-2 13-0British Columbia 161-0 43-3 20-5 1,471-4 250-6 256-0 13-0BASE COURSE AND PAVING Newfoundland Prince Edward Island 45-8 12-6 2-4 -Nova Scotia 2-7 2-7 6-8 -New Brunswick 52-2 6-6 8-3 -Ontario 313-7 65-4 24-2 -Manitoba 130-1 34-5 5-6 -Saskatchewan 230-4 64-8 36-0 -Alberta 150-9 41-6 32-4 -Banff and Yoho parks 5-8 - 5-5 5-8British Columbia 138-8 39-3 27-6 -1,070-4 267-5 148-8 5-8


STAMP VENDING MACHINES

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the Post Office Department own or lease any stamp vending machines?

2. Does the department authorize the use of such machines in stores or similar locations for the sale of postage stamps to the public?

3. Is it the policy of the department to discontinue over the counter sales of stamps in stores and substitute sales through vending machines? If not, what is the policy with respect to such machines?

4. Does the public receive from such machines stamps of a face value fully equivalent to the

amount of money they have inserted in the machine? If not, what are the details of the rate of profit on such sales of stamps?

5. How are such profits divided?

6. What steps are taken to ensure that the public is made aware that they will not receive from the machine stamps of a face value equivalent to the amount of money they have inserted?

Topic:   STAMP VENDING MACHINES
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LIB

Mr. Kirk (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes-owns but does not lease.

2. Machines owned by the department are located at post offices and airports only. The

department issues permits tor the sale of stamps through privately owned vending machines at approved locations.

3. No-vending machines supplement sales over the counter.

4. Machines owned and operated by the department vend stamps at tace value. Operators of privately owned machines may sell stamps at a profit of 1 cent on each 5 cent sale; 2 cents on each 10 cent sale, and 5 cents on each 25 cent sale. Some owners sell at a profit of only 1 cent on their 10 cent sales.

5. Owners of machines purchase stamps from the department at face value, and financial details respecting division of profits are arranged between owners of machines and occupants of locations.

6. Operators are required to indicate clearly above each slot the number and value of stamps which will be received for the coin inserted.

Topic:   STAMP VENDING MACHINES
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS

CCF

Mr. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

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

1. How many farmers In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, respectively, were eligible for prairie farm assistance payments for the crop years of 1953 and 1954?

2. How many were in the various categories of payment?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
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LIB

Mr. Gardiner: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Crop year, 1953, Manitoba, 5,025 farmers; Saskatchewan, 5,733 farmers; Alberta, 5,547 farmers; total, 16,305 farmers.

Crop year, 1954, information not yet

available.

2. Crop year, 1953, 0-4 category, Manitoba, 373 farmers; Saskatchewan, 369 farmers; Alberta, 1,011 farmers; total, 1,753 farmers.

Crop year, 1954, information not yet

available.

4-8 category, Manitoba, 4,652 farmers; Saskatchewan, 5,364 farmers; Alberta, 4,536 farmers; total, 14,552 farmers.

Crop year, 1954, information not yet

available.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
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February 2, 1955