February 21, 1955

LIB

John Hugh Proudfoot

Liberal

Mr. Proudfoot:

How many immigrant children were registered for family allowances in the calendar year 1954?

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Robertson:

32,716.

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
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INDIANS

PC

Mr. Small:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total Indian population of Canada?

2. How many Indian reservations are there in Canada, and where are they located?

3. How many Indians reside in each reservation?

Topic:   INDIANS
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LIB

Mr. Pickersgill: (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. 151,942 (information obtained from most recent band list.)

2. 2,223, located as follows:

Prince Edward Island 4

Nova Scotia 40

New Brunswick 23

Quebec 22

Ontario 164

Manitoba 107

Saskatchewan 120

Alberta 90

British Columbia 1,628

Northwest Territories 10

Yukon 15

2,223

3. Statistics are not maintained by reserves but rather by band membership.

Topic:   INDIANS
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CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING

PC

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

Progressive Conservative

1. During the year 1954, how many housing units were inspected by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation?

2. Were fees collected in any of these inspection services? If so, what was the total amount collected during 1954 for these inspections?

3. What was the total amount of receipts for services of all kinds rendered by Central Mortgage and Housing during 1954 for housing units?

4. What was the total expenditure by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation lor all services during 1954, including office rents and cost of upkeep of head office and staff?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

Units

1. (a) Houses financed under the national housing acts of 1944 and 1954 55,700

(b) Houses built by agency agreement for the Department of National Defence; Department of Transport;

Atomic Energy of Canada, and houses

built in federal-provincial projects .. 3,250

(c) Property under CMHC management 18,256

Total inspected 77,206

2. Yes. In respect to;

(a) $1,502,617.00

(b) D.N.D.; D.O.T.; Atomic

Energy of Canada 691,550.96

(c) Nil

Total $2,194,167.96

3 and 4. This information is being compiled and included in the annual report of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the balance sheet for 1954 which will shortly be tabled.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT

EXPENDITURES

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

What was the total amount spent by the federal government under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act in each of the four provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia, to date?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURES
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. McCubbin:

Expenditures under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act to March 31, 1954.

Major Irrigation and

P.F.R.A. Reclamation Total 4,112,038 1,756,769 5,868,80735,683,307 5,299,521 40,982,8287,014,168 32,559,691 39,573,859127,673 2,989,459 3,117,13246,937,186 42,605,440 89,542,626

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURES
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STONY RAPIDS INDIAN OFFICE

CCF

Mr. Bryson:

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

1. Was the Indian affairs' headquarters at Stony Rapids closed for any period during the months of June, July or August, 1954?

2. If so, what was the reason for closing the establishment?

3. Did the Indians of the community have meat stored in the refrigerator at these headquarters?

Questions

4. If so, was any provision made to enable the Indians to get meat out of the locker when the headquarters was closed?

5. Were any complaints received by officials of the Indian affairs' branch in regard to the closing of the headquarters?

Topic:   STONY RAPIDS INDIAN OFFICE
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LIB

Mr. Pickersgill: (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. Yes, from June 18, 1954 to July 16, 1954.

2. The establishment was closed because the official responsible was absent for purposes of making annuity payments to Indians in outlying areas.

3. Yes.

4. No, but on June 18 the Indians who had meat in the refrigerator were informed by the official in charge that he would be away for several weeks and that as a consequence he would, on that day, issue to them supplies of meat to meet requirements during his absence on duty.

5. Yes, on July 14, 1954.

Topic:   STONY RAPIDS INDIAN OFFICE
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NATIONAL FILM BOARD LIBRARY

IND

Fernand Girard

Independent

Mr. Girard:

How many films now available in the national film board library are edited (a) in both official languages; (b) in English only; (c) in French only?

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD LIBRARY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

(a) The national film board has 471 films available in both English and French versions.

(b) The national film board has 271 films available only in English.

(c) The national film board has 95 films available only in French.

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD LIBRARY
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CBFT TELEVISION FILMS

LIB

Mr. Deschaleleis:

Liberal

1. Have any protests been received by the CBFT authorities, regarding the quality of some French films shown on channel 2, in the province of Quebec?

2. If so, what steps are being taken with respect to such protests?

Topic:   CBFT TELEVISION FILMS
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February 21, 1955