February 16, 1955

EXCISE AND SALES TAXES, AUTOMOBILES AND FARM MACHINERY

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

What was the total amount of (a) excise tax; (b) sales tax, collected on each of the following articles sold in Canada during the year 1954: automobiles, farm trucks, farm water pumps, farm steel stanchions, farm litter and feed carriers and track, farm electric water heaters, farm hay and other forks, milk filter discs, 8 gallon milk cans, mechanical milk coolers?

Topic:   EXCISE AND SALES TAXES, AUTOMOBILES AND FARM MACHINERY
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Excise tax collected during the year 1954 on automobiles was $76,562,846.67; trucks are exempt from excise tax; no segregation of sales tax collections according to articles is made, hence information is not available concerning sales tax collected on automobiles or farm or other trucks.

The following items are exempt from excise and sales taxes: Farm water pumps, farm steel stanchions, farm litter carriers and track therefor, farm feed carriers and track therefor, farm hay and other forks, milk filter discs, 8-gallon milk cans, mechanical milk coolers.

Farm electric water heaters, if of the immersion type and used in connection with watering livestock, are also exempt from excise and sales taxes.

Topic:   EXCISE AND SALES TAXES, AUTOMOBILES AND FARM MACHINERY
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

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Mr. Maclnnis:

1. What will be the total mileage of the trans-Canada highway when completed?

2. What will be the total mileage in each province?

3. How many miles of the trans-Canada highway have been gravelled in each province to date?

4. How many miles have been paved in each province to date?

5. What is the average cost of construction per

mile in (a) New Brunswick: (b) Ontario; (c)

Saskatchewan; (d) British Columbia?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. An estimated total of 4,497 miles in nine provinces.

2. Newfoundland, 610; Prince Edward Island, 74; Nova Scotia, 310; New Brunswick, 388; Ontario, 1,412; Manitoba, 305; Saskatchewan, 414; Alberta, 292; British Columbia, 692.

3. Application of traffic gravel is a temporary measure to facilitate traffic and protect the sub-grade prior to the application of base course and paving. No records are kept as such gravel is later incorporated with the base course.

4. Newfoundland, nil; Prince Edward Island, 46.1; Nova Scotia, 2.7; New Brunswick, 52.2; Ontario, 314.8; Manitoba, 130.1; Saskatchewan, 230.4; Alberta, 150.9; British Columbia, 138.8.

5. As yet none of the provinces have submitted final claims for completed sections of the highway. Average cost per mile cannot be established until final costs are known.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE WHARF

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Mr. Maliais:

1. Was repair work on the wharf at Ste. Anne de Beaupre during the year 1954 modified or discontinued on instructions from the engineering branch of the public works department, at Quebec, following objections or representations from the individual holding the lease on part or the whole of the land along the wharf?

2. If so, will the work be continued during the 1955 season?

Topic:   STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE WHARF
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LIB

"DUSTY" TRADES DISEASES

LIB

Allan MacPherson Fraser

Liberal

Mr. Fraser (St. John's East):

Has any consideration been given by the Department of National Health and Welfare to the problem in Canada of diseases arising from working in the "dusty" trades?

Topic:   "DUSTY" TRADES DISEASES
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Yes. The program of the occupational health division of the Department of National Health and Welfare places major emphasis on the problem of diseases of the dusty trades in Canada. The latest X-ray diffraction equipment is maintained in the occupational health laboratories for the study of offending materials in industrial dusts. In addition an electron-microscope has been acquired so that attention may be given to finer dusts known to produce lung disease. A free service is extended by the Department of National Health and Welfare under which dusts suspected of causing dust diseases may be sent to the department for laboratory examination. Special assistance is also rendered to provincial health departments, on request, in surveys of dust conditions in industry.

Topic:   "DUSTY" TRADES DISEASES
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COD LANDINGS, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.B.

LIB

Mr. Robichaud:

Liberal

1. What was the total catch of cod landed In Gloucester county, New Brunswick, in each of the following years: 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954?

Orders for Returns

2. What was the total catch of flounders or plaice landed in Gloucester county. New Brunswick, in each of the above mentioned years?

3. What was the total catch of haddock landed in Gloucester county, New Brunswick, in each of the years mentioned in question 1?

4. What was the total number of draggers licensed in Gloucester county, in each year from 1947 to 1954 inclusive?

Topic:   COD LANDINGS, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.B.
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LIB

John Watson MacNaught (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MacNaughl:

1, 2 and 3:

Cod Haddock Plaice(Cwts.) (Cwts.) (Cwts.)1925 .... . 176,989 1,498 -1930 .... .. 120,781 360 -1935 .... . 130,700 3,897 9911940 .... ,. 113,998 3,853 1,6341945 .... ,. 129,283 - 4,2311947 .... .. 182,192 55 1,1171948 .... ,. 212,884 173 6,8321949 .... .. 251,824 101 14,6171950 .... .. 196,750 15 54,4081951 .... .. 219,845 2,376 63,3441952 .... .. 209,142 2,184 66,9921953 ... .. 176,626 5,473 69,6821954 . .. , .. 201,890 24,679 78,2864. Dragger licences are issued by fiscalyears, and the following information is on that basis: 1947-48, 5; 1948-49, 12; 1949-50,

18; 1950-51, 18; 1951-52, 20; 1952-53, 32; 1953-54, 42; 1954-55, 49.

Topic:   COD LANDINGS, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.B.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS

CCF

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

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

1. How many persons in Canada, 70 years of age or over, by provinces, are in receipt of old age security?

2. How many persons, if any, 70 years of age or over, by provinces, in receipt of old age security, are receiving less than $40 a month?

3. For what reasons and by what authority are the pension payments to such persons less than $40 a month?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS
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STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE WHARF

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Mr. Maliais:

1. Does the federal government own the bed of the wharf at Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, the approaches adjacent to the said wharf, and the entrance to such wharf?

2. If so, has the government leased, wholly or partly, the land owned by it along the wharf at Ste. Anne de Beaupre, and for what consideration?

3. Since what date has this land been leased, and has there been a change of lessees in the last ten years?

4. If there has been a change of lessees, on what date did it occur and who is the holder of the existing lease?

5. What amount has been received by the government on account of such lease to February 1, 1955?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE WHARF
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February 16, 1955