February 9, 1955

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many crown companies are operated by the government?

2. What are their names?

3. Where is each located?

4. What was the indebtedness of each on December 31, 1954?

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Subtopic:   CROWN COMPANIES
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LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pinard:

If I may, I should like to answer this question orally. I should like to inform the hon. gentleman that this information is contained in volume II of the Public Accounts of Canada as issued by the Department of Finance, which contains the financial statements of all the crown corporations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CROWN COMPANIES
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LIB

HIGHWAY SAFETY

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the dominion government have any information with regard to the proposal for a conference to be held in Ottawa in May, 1955, by the Canadian good roads association on the general subject of highway safety?

2. If so, has the government or any department or agency thereof been invited to attend or to send a representative to the conference, and if so. is it planned to attend accordingly?

3. Is the dominion government or any department or agency thereof actively assisting in preparations for this conference, and if so, in what way?

4. If the government is not participating in any way in the conference, what steps does it propose to take, in conjunction with the provinces and/or other interested organizations, with respect to promoting a campaign for increasing safety on Canadian highways?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HIGHWAY SAFETY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, there has been informal liaison between the Canadian Good Roads Association and the Minister of Public Works.

2. Yes.

3. The Canadian Good Roads Association has been informed that representatives of the Department of Public Works will participate in preparing the agenda and will attend the conference.

4. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HIGHWAY SAFETY
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CIVIL SERVICE

CCF

Mr. Thatcher:

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

1. Since the "suggestion award plan" for the civil service was adopted November 28, 1952, how many suggestions for making savings or improving efficiency have been received?

2. What is the amount of money actually saved, so far, as a result of these proposals?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION AWARD PLAN
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Mr. Benidickson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

1. 5,800.

2. While a number of suggestions are still under investigation, 243 suggestions have been implemented which have resulted in an estimated savings of $71,649.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION AWARD PLAN
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HEALTH AND WELFARE

LIB

Irvin William Studer

Liberal

Mr. Sluder:

What are the major functions of the new virus laboratory of the Department of National Health and Welfare which was recently opened in Ottawa?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sub-subtopic:   VIRUS LABORATORY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

The new virus laboratory will serve as- (a) a centre for the provincial departments of health in providing their laboratories with standardized reagents for the diagnosis of virus diseases in man; (b) a reference laboratory to the provinces, for the identification of uncommon strains of viruses, for which difficult technical procedures are required; (c) a regional centre for the world health organization and in this connection will carry out identification of virus strains from current virus epidemics, such as influenza and poliomyelitis; (d) a training centre for members of provincial laboratories who wish to specialize in virus diagnostic methods.

The virus laboratory will also provide facilities for the testing and control of materials in the virus field under the terms of the Food

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and Drugs Act. For example, the poliomyelitis vaccine now being produced at the Connaught medical research laboratories is being retested in the virus laboratory as a means of re-ensuring the safety of the product.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sub-subtopic:   VIRUS LABORATORY
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QUEBEC INCOME TAX

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. What is the estimated revenue for 1954 resulting from the personal income tax levied by the province of Quebec?

2. What is the estimated loss of revenue represented by a 10 per cent reduction in federal income tax in (a) Quebec; (b) each of the other provinces?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC INCOME TAX
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Mr. Benidickson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

1. The minister of finance for the province of Quebec, in his budget speech given on February 3, 1955, estimated the personal income tax levied by the province of Quebec would yield $25 million in the fiscal year 1954-55.

2. On the basis of collections of personal income tax in 1953-54, the last year for which collection statistics are available, a 10 per cent reduction in federal income tax would result in a revenue loss as follows: (a) $28-4 million; (b) Newfoundland, $1-2 million; Prince Edward Island, $0 2 million; Nova Scotia, $2-1 million; New Brunswick, $19 million; Ontario, $62 3 million; Manitoba, $6 0 million; Saskatchewan, $4 7 million; Alberta, $81 million; British Columbia, $12'7 million.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC INCOME TAX
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CEREBRAL PALSY

LIB

Pierre Gauthier

Liberal

Mr. Gauthier (Portneuf):

Is any assistance being given by the federal government towards the care of children with cerebral palsy?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CEREBRAL PALSY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

Yes. Last year the national health grants program provided $150,000 under the crippled children's grant to assist in the provision of treatment services for children with cerebral palsy in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

An additional $110,000 was given under the same grant to assist centres in Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia in treating children with cerebral palsy and with other crippling conditions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CEREBRAL PALSY
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES SAFETY MEASURES

February 9, 1955