February 14, 1955

LIB

John Hugh Proudfoot

Liberal

Mr. Proudfoot:

Has it been definitely proved that one part per million of fluoride in a water supply will help to prevent tooth decay?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

Yes, to the extent of about 65 per cent. This has been proved by research studies carried out in Canada and in the United States, including one conducted by the Department of National Health and Welfare over the past eight years working in co-operation with the departments of health of the province of Ontario, Brant county, Lambton county, and the city of Stratford.

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INCOME TAX APPEAL BOARD

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many cases, by provinces, have been heard and decided by the income tax appeal board since its inception?

2. In how many of such cases, by provinces, has the decision been in favour of (a) the Department of National Revenue; (b) the taxpayer?

3. How many of the decisions, by provinces, rendered by the said board in favour of the taxpayer have been appealed to the exchequer court by the Department of National Revenue?

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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Number of appeals heard and decided by the income tax appeal board since its inception-by provinces-

Newfoundland 0

Alberta 126

British Columbia 173

Manitoba 88

New Brunswick 15

Nova Scotia 17

Ontario 410

Prince Edward Island 5

Quebec 293

Saskatchewan 72

Total 1,199

Questions

2. (a) (b)In favour of In favour ofDepartment of the taxpayerNational Revenue: in whole orin part:Alberta 92 34British Columbia 99 74Manitoba 60 28New Brunswick 11 4Nova Scotia 12 5Ontario 236 174Prince Edw. Island 3 2Quebec 166 127Saskatchewan 43 29Total: 722 477

Note: In addition to the above, the income tax appeal board has dealt with 633 appeals which have either been withdrawn or in which judgments have been given following consent. These are as follows:

Appeals allowed Appeals dison consent missed on withdrawalAlberta 26 30British Columbia 44 47Manitoba 9 27New Brunswick 8 10Nova Scotia 6 15Ontario 93 125Prince Edw. Island 4 5Quebec 72 73Saskatchewan 15 24Total: 277 356

3. Number of appeals, by provinces, in which the decision was in favour of the taxpayer and have been appealed to the exchequer court by the Department of National

Revenue:

Alberta 5

British Columbia 11

Manitoba 4

New Brunswick 1

Ontario 44

Quebec 21

Saskatchewan 3

Total: 89

Of these 89 decisions appealed, 24 were later withdrawn by the department.

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WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT. LANDSCAPING

PC

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost of landscaping the area surrounding the psychiatric wing of Westminster hospital, London, Ontario?

2. Was the contract let by tender, and if so, at what price?

Questions

3. What was the name of the company involved?

4. What were the names of the subcontractors, if any?

Topic:   WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT. LANDSCAPING
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $10,485.

2. (a) Yes. (b) $10,485.

3. Sunnybrook nurseries, Toronto, Ontario.

4. Nil.

APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP-QUALIFICATIONS Mr. Fulton:

1. Is it allowed or accepted that, where an applicant for Canadian citizenship appears under section 10(1) of the Canadian Citizenship Act, before a court as defined in the said act, in any place other than the Northwest Territories or the

Yukon Territory, the qualifications of such applicant under the said section 10(1) should be determined by any person or officer other than the judge of such court or, in the province of Quebec, a district magistrate?

2. If so, (a) in what places and on what authority; (b) is any payment authorized to be made to such other person or officer?

Topic:   WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT. LANDSCAPING
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LIB

Mr. Pickersgill: (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

POST OFFICE REVENUES, NICOLET-YAMASKA, QUE. Mr. Boisvert:

What was the revenue for the fiscal years 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53 and 1953-54 of the following post offices in Nieolet-Yamaska: (a)

Nicolet; (b) St. Gregoire (Nicolet); (c) Baie-du-Febvre (Yamaska); (d) Pierreville (Yamaska)?

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Kirk (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare):

1948 - 49 1949-50 1950 - 51 1951 - 52 1952 - 53 1953 - 54Nicolet $20,279.94 21,883.34 21,799.23 29,273.92 42,437.85 56,354.15St. Gregoire 2,707.59 2,665.44 2,869.01 3,273.34 3,268.85 2,861.62La Baie

(Baie-du-Febvre) 3,313.55 2,918.20 3,419.75 4,624.38 5,196.05 5,520.86Pierreville 5,996.14 5,393.24 5,605.75 6,057.42 6,955.91 6,858.69

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FAMILY ALLOWANCES

LIB

Mr. Cameron (High Park):

Liberal

1. As of December 31, 1954, (a) how many

families were in receipt of family allowances; (b) for how many children were the allowances paid?

2. What was the total amount of family allowances paid in each province for December, 1954'

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LIB

Mr. Robertson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. (a) 2,176,130; (b) 5,104,662.

2. Province Amount

Newfoundland $ 1,006,112

Prince Edward Island 216,310

Nova Scotia 1,436,921

New Brunswick 1,264,840

Quebec 9,750,617

Ontario 9,332,516

Manitoba 1,569,047

Saskatchewan 1,750,369

Alberta 2,140,142

British Columbia 2,313,645

Yukon and Northwest Territories 61,939

Total 30,842,458

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INDIANS-HEARINGS BY COMMISSIONERS

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many commissioners held hearings during the year 1954 on Indian reserves pursuant to provisions of the Indian Act?

2. Who were the commissioners, and in which Indian reserves did each of them hold hearings?

3. Which of the commissioners have made reports to the minister or department?

4. How many persons, if any, on each of the reserves were found not to be members of their respective bands by each of the said commissioners?

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LIB

Mr. Pickersgill: (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. 17.

2 and 3. Robert Harvey, Jr., Beecher Bay, B.C., received; Alex S. Duncan, Hope, B.C., received; Alex S. Duncan, Langley, B.C.,received; Alex S. Duncan, Ohamil, B.C.,received; Alex S. Duncan, Coquitlam, B.C., received; Alex S. Duncan, Seabird Island,B. C., received; C. W. Morrow, Q.C., UpperNicola, B.C., received; C. W. Morrow, Q.C., Lower Nicola, B.C., received; C. W. Morrow, Q.C., Cook's Ferry, B.C., received; C. W. Morrow, Q.C., Coldwater, B.C., received;C. W. Morrow, Q.C., Okanagan, B.C., received; C. W. Morrow, Q.C., Penticton, B.C., received; Chas. H. Grant, Q.C., Blackfoot, Alta., not received; Chas. H. Grant, Q.C., Samson, Alta., not received; E. H. Logan, Driftpile, Alta., not received; E. H. Logan, Beaver, Horse Lake, Alta., not received; L. Trelenberg, Peepeekeesis, Sask., received; L. Trelenberg, Okanese, Sask., received; J. Glass, Carry the Kettle, Sask., received; J. Glass, Muscow-petung, Sask., received; J. Glass, Pasqua, Sask., received; H. J. Fraser, Mistawasis, Sask., received; H. J. Fraser, Beardy's and Okemasis, Sask., received; Alex. W. Prociuk, Muskeg Lake, Sask., not received; Alex. W. Prociuk, One Arrow's, Sask., not received; Alex. W. Prociuk, James Smith, Sask., not

received; Harvey J. Bell, Red Pheasant, Sask., received; Harvey J. Bell, Saulteaux, Sask., received; Harvey J. Bell, Poundmaker, Sask., received; C. D. C. Blackburn, Q.C., Thunder-child, Sask., not received; A. M. Kindred, Kinistino, Sask., not received; A. M. Kindred, Poorman, Sask., not received; A. M. Kindred, Gordon, Sask., not received; C. B. McGregor, Key, Sask., received; E. G. Porter, Q.C., Long Plain, Man., received; James F. Anderson, Fairford, Man., received; W. P. Telford, Jr., Chippewas of Nawash, Ont., received; A. S. Pettapiece, Nipissing, Ont., received.

Motions for Papers

4. The commissioners were appointed under part II of the Inquiries Act. The duties of the commissioners were to investigate and report to the registrar. Decisions on protests must be made by the registrar pursuant to subsection 2 of section 9 of the Indian Act.

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CUSTOMS REVENUES, ETC., NICOLET, QUE.

LIB

Maurice Boisvert

Liberal

Mr. Boisvert:

What was the revenue of the Nicolet office, for the fiscal years 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53 and 1953-54 with respect to: (a) the customs duties; (b) the excise duties and sales tax?

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

(a) (b)

Import Excise Sundry TotalDuties Taxes Collections Revenue1948-49

$ 50,216.71 $174,957.37 .80 $225,174.881949-50

38,653.95 129,515.86 - 168,169.811950-51

56,739.03 140,403.28 .50 197,142.811951-52

59,241.82 170,931.21 17.70 230,190.731952-53

63,721.04 180,038.83 31.25 247,791.121953-54

192.298.12 334,815.80 94.50 527,208.42

Note:

(a) Customs duties taken from annual reports of Department of National Revenue.

(b) Excise taxes taken from annual reports of Department of National Revenue. This includes both sales and excise taxes.

No excise duties were collected at this port for the years referred to.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

February 14, 1955