February 14, 1955

QUESTIONS

GUARANTEED ANNUAL WAGE

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. How many collective agreements between employers and employees in Canada include provision for a guaranteed annual wage?

2. How many employees are covered by such contracts?

3. Is the Department of Labour making any studies as to the possibility of encouraging more employers and employees to include provision for a guaranteed annual wage in their collective agreements? If so. are such studies available?

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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

1 and 2. A study of guaranteed wage and employment plans in collective agreements in a selected sample of 937 agreements covering 610,000 workers or about 40 per cent of

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

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the total number of workers under collective agreements was published in the Labour Gazette of September, 1953. In this sample two guaranteed annual wage plans were found in the manufacturing industries and three in non-manufacturing industries. The total number of workers covered by these five agreements was 1,900. One of the five plans has since been discontinued.

In a survey of working conditions in April, 1954, which was answered by 6,684 manufacturing establishments with 802,500 plant employees, eight establishments with total employment of 1,050 replied that they had an annual wage guarantee. Of these eight establishments, five reported having no collective agreement and in the remaining three plants a guaranteed annual wage provision was not included in the agreements.

3. No; but studies of a general nature are made as indicated in answers 1 and 2. The usual practice followed is to report on studies of this nature in the Labour Gazette.

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INCOME TAXES BY PROVINCES

SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

Mr. Hahn:

What was the total sum received by the federal government in personal income taxes, corporation income taxes, and in any other levies on persons or bodies, by provinces, in each of the years 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954?

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE Taxation Division Tax collections by provinces Fiscal years 1950 to 1954 inclusive

Province 1949-1950 1950-1951 1951-1952 1952-1953 1953-1954

Newfoundland

4,163,949 11,088,279 19,267,532 25,976,056 23,667,694Prince Edward Island

2,776,793 2,982,452 2,812,260 3,305,279 3,028,174Nova Scotia

24,338,200 29,486,593 35,558,408 46,593,471 41,164,738New Brunswick

19,054,472 20,305,258 31,116,418 34,425,033 34,334,163Quebec

353,903,217 429,894,266 611,157,042 698,658,372 674,801,460Ontario

600,544,274 740,106,446 1,046,908,377 1,242,324,676 1,297,787,761Manitoba

62,328,349 70,338,444 90,710,410 111,255,398 111,993,299Saskatchewan

36,258,273 31,139,066 34,397,747 48,015,412 58,147,234Alberta

65,037,219 71,411,626 91,030,280 121,442,870 134,548,814British Columbia

131,588,237 149,064,858 239,463,705 259,708,170 236,283,544Yukon

762,434 1,058,101 1,564,123 2,255,881 2,284,218Head Office

26,167 120 - - -Totals

1,300,781,584 1,556,875,509 2,204,046,302 2,593,960,618 2,618,041,099

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PUGWASH, N.S. WHARF

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

What was the total cost for (a) the construction of the Pugwash wharf, Pugwash, Nova Scotia; (b) the necessary dredging around it for each year for the past seven years?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Bourget:

(a) The wharf was rebuilt in 1950-51 at a cost of $407,371.23.

(b) 1947-48, nil; 1948-49, $108,262.63; 194950, to 1952-53, nil; 1953-54, $83,060.41; 1954-55, (to date); $220.31.

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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS-PROVINCIAL SUBMISSIONS

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. Did any provincial government make any submission to the federal government concerning

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the subject of dominion-provincial taxation agreements between September 20, 1954 and January 14, 1955?

2. If so, what was the nature of each submission, and what was the reply in each case?

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Mr. SI. Laurent:

1. The only letter on this subject received by the federal government during this period was that of November 1, 1954, from Premier Duplessis of Quebec, and this letter was among those tabled in the House of Commons on January 17, 1955.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are there available to the dominion government statistical records from which can be gathered particulars of (a) the numbers killed or fatally injured on the highways of Canada: (b) the numbers of those injured but not fatally: (c) the total

of property damage resulting from accidents on the highways of Canada, in each of the years 1930 to 1954 inclusive?

2. If so, what are the respective figures?

3. If not, (a) what information is available and can be given in partial answer to these questions: (b) what suggestions can be offered as to sources from which such information, or the balance thereof, can be obtained or on the basis of which a fair estimate can be made?

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LIB

INFANT DEATHS

LIB

Frank A. Enfield

Liberal

Mr. Enfield:

Is any federal assistance being given for research into the causes of infant deaths in Canada?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

Yes, under the national health grants program payments have been made on projects approved amounting to over $52,600.

These research projects include one in Toronto and one in Winnipeg to study the causes of stillbirths and the deaths of newborn infants. The departments of obstetrics and pathology of the University of Toronto, and the research institute of the Hospital for Sick Children are collaborating in the study in Toronto. In Winnipeg the research is under the supervision of the department of pediatrics of the University of Manitoba.

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FLUORIDE

February 14, 1955