February 21, 1955

LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

This is another question which cannot be answered completely without the assignment of a special staff. Here again, the information would have to be assembled at the 42 divisions of the company, and would then have to be consolidated. This would take many weeks, and by the time the figures had been compiled they would no longer be currently accurate. Seasonal employment, with resultant lay-offs at the termination of seasonal programs, has a very marked impact on figures relating to the strength of working forces.

These comments apply particularly to parts 1 and 3, and similar difficulties exist as to part 2 of the question.

With regard to part 4, I would answer that no employees have had their working hours reduced since 1st January 1955, except perhaps that in certain cases of illness an employee may be working part-time pending complete recovery.

I might also refer the hon. member to a publication of the dominion bureau of statistics that may be helpful to him, namely "Railway Operating Statistics".

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS LAY-OFFS
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Answered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS LAY-OFFS
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POST-GRADUATE MATERNITY TRAINING OF NURSES

LIB

James Moffat Forgie

Liberal

Mr. Forgie:

What assistance has been given in the past two years through the national health program for post-graduate training of nurses in the care of mothers and children?

Topic:   POST-GRADUATE MATERNITY TRAINING OF NURSES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

With financial assistance provided under the national health grants program, short post-graduate courses have been given for public nurses in British Columbia, and for both public health and hospital nurses in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba. Training has been provided in

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this way for 200 nurses. This has resulted in increased activity on the part of these nurses in the field of pre-natal classes in both Ontario and Manitoba. The hospital nurses trained under these projects are working in maternity and1 new-born departments of general hospitals. In many centres in Ontario and Nova Scotia the nurses thus trained have been able to improve the care they are giving to the mothers and children of Canada.

Topic:   POST-GRADUATE MATERNITY TRAINING OF NURSES
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HEALTH GRANTS

SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. Shaw:

With respect to general health grants:

1. What was the maximum amount of grant available to each province, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory, for each fiscal year since the start of the payment of such grants?

2. What was the total amount actually paid to each province, during each fiscal year and what was the total amount spent in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory during each such year?

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1.

- 1948-49 1949-50 1950-511 1951-52 1952-532 1953-543 1954-554$ $ $ $ S $ $Nfld - 923,518 1,013,060 1,027,005 1,058,505 1,229,702 1,139,313P.E.I 293,913 278,504 297,069 301,269 313,,547 325,376 346,635N.S 1,542,084 1,541,613 1,667,101 1,699,039 1,699,904 1,623,263 1,740,471N.B 1,226,191 1,226,248 1,343,758 1,365,796 1,382,959 1,342,203 1,451,971Que 8,986,080 9,009,775 9,911,636 10,164,182 10,559,509 10,219,388 11,138,887Ont 9,668,425 9,739,949 10,622,784 10,898,076 11,369,158 10,948,791 11,955,576Man 1,806,331 1,803,150 1,971,964 2,017,850 2,023,595 1,952,260 2,095,561Sask 2,002,077 1,990,483 2,133,948 2,175,435 2,138,225 2,035,061 2,205,596Alta 1,969,032 1,985,460 2,173,663 2,238,981 2,410,632 2,322,764 2,548,168B.C 2,529,236 2,568,418 2,819,068 2,890,267 3,015,861 2,906,018 3,155,257N.W.T - - - - 48,100 57,699 89,922Yukon ' - - - 28,600 34,634 53,682All provinces5... 30,123,369 31,272.266 34,262,101 35,188,600 36,561,495 35,510,059 38,433,9391 The 1950-51 total includes an amount of $50.00 unallotted by province.2 A re-vote of $17,306,914 under the hospital construction grant for 1952-53 is not included here.3 A re-vote of $12,993,767 under the hospital construction grant for 1953-54 is not included here.4 A re-vote of $10,000,000 under the hospital construction grant for 1954-55 is not included here.5 The public health research grant, unallotted by province, is included in the totals and consists of: $100,000 for 1948-49; $205,148 for 1949-50; $308,000 for 1950-51; $410,700 for 1951-52; $512,900 for 1952-53: $512,900 for 1953-54 and $512,900 for 1954-55.

2.

1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 (to Feb. 1, 1955)$ $ $ $ $ $ $Nfld - 607,657 722,252 735,769 823,786 854,415 282,699P.E.I 158,939 184,271 216,710 235,406 233,993 222,894 116,112N.S 423,311 671,855 1,022,077 1,104,154 1,276,972 1,516,340 774,941N.B 460,741 464,651 617,993 1,092,289 1,160,570 1,532,949 568,526Que 2,591,620 4,978,087 6,165,074 7,315,940 7,971,458 9,612,178 7,539,965Ont 1,445,760 4,109,969 4,493,101 7,068,260 8,292,081 7,339,568 4,163,097Man 445,986 749,358 1,060,320 1,134,332 1,485,358 1,704,410 870,543Sask 655,934 1,294,955 1,436,930 1,538,755 1,980,965 1,931,167 764,648Alta 307,706 1,407,341 1,483,756 1,616,149 2,106,153 1,821,858 1,376,016B.C 1,170,777 1,277,604 1,701,011 2,481,398 1,986,277 2,617,624 1,741,371N.W.T - - - - 4,782 20,901 827T ukon - - - - 10,960 9,624 9,851All provinces... 7,660,774 15,745,748 18,919,224 24,322,452 27,333,355 29,183,928 18,208,596

Topic:   HEALTH GRANTS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY, N.B.

LIB

Joseph Gaspard Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher (Resligouche-Madawaska):

Is the Department of National Health and Welfare aware that there are some sixteen hundred school children not attending school in Restigouche county. New' Brunswick, whose parents are in receipt of family allowances?

Topic:   SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY, N.B.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

The officials of the Department of National Health and Welfare are in touch with the school attendance authorities for the province of New Brunswick and for Restigouche county with regard to this matter. Family allowances records of cases under suspension in Restigouche county for failure to

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attend school as required by provincial law do not show an unusually large number of suspensions for this county.

While the Family Allowances Act and regulations disqualify from receipt of the allowance any child of school age who improperly absents himself from school, the policy of the Department of National Health and Welfare is to accept the interpretation of the provincial school inspection authorities on this point. The provincial authorities certify to the Department of National Health and Welfare which children are not in regular attendance as required under provincial law and the departmental officials take action by suspending family allowances in those cases until the children return to school.

Provincial authorities do not ordinarily certify to the department as truants from school, children who are willing and anxious to attend, whose parents are willing and anxious that they should attend, but for whom school accommodation is not available. Nor was it ever the intention of the Family Allowances Act that such children should, through no fault of their own, be deprived of the benefit of family allowances.

POSTAL REVENUE, PEACE RIVER AREA Mr. Low:

What was the revenue for the fiscal years 1950-51 to 1953-54 inclusive, of each of the following post offices in the Peace river area of Alberta; Beaver-lodge, Peace River, Spirit River, Hythe?

Topic:   SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY, N.B.
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LIB

James Ralph Kirk

Liberal

Mr. Kirk (Shelburne-Yarmouih-Clare):

1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54Beaverlodge, Alta $ 6,013.53 7,609.23 8,896.58 10,087.09Peace River, Alta

26,731,63 33,141.13 34,194.75 31,597.57Spirit River, Alta

8.451,01 9,668.33 9,587.84 8,514.88Hythe, Alta

4,050.43 4,708.09 4,884.02 4,650.67

Topic:   SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY, N.B.
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MARITIME MARSHLAND REHABILITATION ACT- EXPENDITURES

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

How much money has been spent by the federal government under the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Act for each of the three maritime provinces for each of the past five years?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

fiscal Prince Edward New

Year Island Nova Scotia Brunswick

1949- 50

1950- 51 27,863.151951- 52 160.661952- 53 114.041953r54 185.30156,807.88 199,989.22616,374.69 338,671.03646,872.74 548,954.19867,997.47 777,453.58986,997.03 1,006,011.10 * 1 2

Total $28,323.15 $3,275,049.81 $2,871,079.12 Grand total-$6,174,452.08

Topic:   MARITIME MARSHLAND REHABILITATION ACT- EXPENDITURES
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FAMILY ALLOWANCES ACT-PROSECUTIONS

LIB

Mr. Proudfool:

Liberal

1. How many prosecutions were instituted under the Family Allowances Act during the calendar year 1954?

2. What were the results of these prosecutions?

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

Liberal

1. Eleven. ,

2. Eight have resulted in convictions. Three cases are still pending.

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FAMILY ALLOWANCES

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

February 21, 1955