February 2, 1955

LIB

Frederick Greystock Robertson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

During the last few years, treatment with the new antimicrobial drugs, streptomycin, P.A.S. and isoniazid, has become

the basic treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis. The death rate from tuberculosis in Canada in 1953 was one-third the death rate in 1948; 1948, 37-3/100,000 population; 1953- 12-3/100,000 population.

Outstanding among the factors contributing to this striking decline is the fact that since 1948 the federal government has provided over $3,500,000 under the national health grants program for the free treatment of tuberculosis by these new drugs.

saint's rest rifle range

Topic:   ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS
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PC

Mr. Bell:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the land known as the Saint's Rest rifle range in Lancaster, New Brunswick, been sold by the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation or the Department of National Defence?

2. If so, when and at what price?

3. Was this sale by tender?

4. If so, was the highest tender accepted?

5. What were the amounts of the other tenders?

Topic:   ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation.

2. On August 3, 1954, for $1,000-subject to covenants by the purchaser at his own expense to reclaim the land by the repair and replacement of a dike and sluiceway, and to indemnify the crown against all claims arising out of impairment of the said land or adjoining lands by reason of damage or destruction of the said dike and sluiceway.

3. No. In order to meet the conditions outlined in No. 2 above, the sale was negotiated with a purchaser approved by the marshlands commission for the parish of Lancaster county.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS
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LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

PC

Mr. Lennard:

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been spent to date on the restoration of the library of parliament?

2. Is the restoration being done by contract?

3. If so, what is the contract price?

4. If not, what is the estimated complete cost?

5. When will the restoration be completed?

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
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LIB

Mr. Bourgei: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $702,554.95 as of December 1, 1954.

2. Yes.

3. The original contract was based on an estimated cost of approximately $1,000,000. As demolition progressed, it became clear that the work of rehabilitation would be considerably more extensive than was originally estimated with consequent greater cost. It is now estimated that the final cost will be $2,398,000.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. It is estimated construction work will be completed by April 1956.

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
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POST OFFICE BUILDING, SELKIRK, MAN.

CCF

Mr. Bryce:

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

1. What are the plans of the Post Office Department regarding a new post office at Selkirk, Manitoba?

2. Has the site been purchased?

3. If so, when will construction start?

Topic:   POST OFFICE BUILDING, SELKIRK, MAN.
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LIB

Mr. Pinard: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The present accommodation at Selkirk is not considered adequate for the proper operation of this post office. Consequently the Post Office Department has recommended that the public works department give consideration to the erection of a new building.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   POST OFFICE BUILDING, SELKIRK, MAN.
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INFLUENZA

LIB

Donald D. Carrick

Liberal

Mr. Carrick:

What, if anything, is being done by the federal government to develop methods of protection against influenza?

Topic:   INFLUENZA
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John Alexander Robertson

Mr. Roberlson:

The Department of National Health and Welfare has taken steps, under the national health grants program, toward developing and testing a vaccine which it is hoped will confer immunity to influenza.

With funds provided under the public health research grant influenza vaccine has been produced at the institute of microbiology, University of Montreal, and is being tested this year in 8,000 human volunteers in the province of Quebec, by the staff of the institute of microbiology, and members of the Department of National Health and Welfare. A special objective of this study is to compare the effects of aerosal-booster doses, with vaccinations given in the conventional manner.

Topic:   INFLUENZA
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PUBLIC BUILDING, NELSON, B.C.

SC

Mr. Hansell:

Social Credit

1. What progress has been made to date in the erection of the public building at Nelson, British Columbia?

2. What kind of heating equipment is being installed and what is the estimated cost of this equipment?

3. If the equipment is coal burning equipment, what is the estimated yearly cost of this fuel?

4. If the equipment is oil burning equipment, what is the estimated yearly cost?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDING, NELSON, B.C.
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LIB

Mr. Bourgei: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. The contract for the construction of the building was awarded on September 27, 1954. About 20 per cent of the work has been completed.

2. (a) Oil burning equipment; (b) approximately $1,550.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Approximately $3,500.

Questions

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDING, NELSON, B.C.
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ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS

FREIGHT SERVICE TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Associated Airways Limited apply for a licence to operate a scheduled freight service from Edmonton to various points in the Northwest Territories and/or the Yukon?

2. If so, on what date or dates was this application heard by the air transport board?

3. What was the decision of the board and what was the date on which this decision was made?

4. If the decision was in the negative, what were the reasons for the refusal of this licence?

Topic:   ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT SERVICE TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. July 19 and 20, 1954, at Edmonton, Alberta.

3. The board denied the application on November 30, 1954.

4. The reasons for the board's action can be found in the board's decision of November 30, 1954, which is a public document.

Topic:   ASSOCIATED AIRWAYS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT SERVICE TO NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
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FARM PRODUCTS IN STORAGE

February 2, 1955