February 23, 1955

IMMIGRATION

TABLING OF LETTER REQUESTED BY HON. MEMBER FOR KAMLOOPS

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

I should like to table a copy of the letter which I referred to in the course of a discussion on immigration, as requested by the hon. member for Kamloops.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   TABLING OF LETTER REQUESTED BY HON. MEMBER FOR KAMLOOPS
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QUESTIONS

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS BASIC PENSION

CCF

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

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

1. Has any provision yet been made for any increase in the pensions of retired employees of the Canadian National Railways who are in receipt of only the basic pension of $25 per month?

2. Has any reconsideration been given by the government at any time since July 1, 1954, to increasing the amount of the said basic pension? If so, what is the result of such consideration?

3. Has the management of the Canadian National Railways, at any time since July 1, 1954, discussed with the government the possibility of the amount of the said basic pension being increased?

4. Has the management of the Canadian National Railways, at any time since July 1, 1954, asked the government to approve of the Canadian National Railways increasing the amount of the said basic pension? If so, what was the government's answer?

5. Has the management of the Canadian National Railways, at any time since July 1, 1954, asked the government to take the responsibility for providing an increase in the amount of the said basic pension? If so, what reply has the government made to any such request?

6. If no decision has yet been taken on this matter by the government, is the matter now under consideration?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS BASIC PENSION
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

I think I should respond to

this question orally by saying that I can only repeat the answer given by my predecessor to the hon. member on March 17, 1954, when he stated there had been no change in the position in regard to an increase in the basic pension granted to retired employees of the Canadian National Railways since it was fully discussed in the house and in the railways and shipping committee in 1952. Accordingly, the answer to each of the six parts of my hon. friend's question is no.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS BASIC PENSION
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Will the minister permit a

supplementary question? Will he table in

the house any reply he has made to associations that have raised this matter with him recently?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS BASIC PENSION
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

All I can say, Mr. Speaker,

is that no reply has been given to any of the associations mentioned by my hon. friend, since I have been Minister of Transport.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS BASIC PENSION
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SAINT JOHN, N. B. TRANSFER OF RAILWAY SERVICES

PC

Mr. Bell:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Canadian National Railways transferred any of its departments or facilities during the past year and/or does it contemplate transferring any of them from Saint John to Moncton?

2. If so, how many employees are involved?

3. Will the proposed extension to the central traffic control building of the Canadian National Railways in Moncton mean a transfer of any of its departments or facilities to there from Saint John?

4. If so, how many employees will be involved?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SAINT JOHN, N. B. TRANSFER OF RAILWAY SERVICES
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No; see answer to No. 3.

2. See answers to Nos. 1 and 3.

3. The complete extent to which the central traffic control building, Moncton, may be used is at present under study by the management.

4. See answers to Nos. 1 and 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SAINT JOHN, N. B. TRANSFER OF RAILWAY SERVICES
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JASPER PARK LODGE

SC

Mr. Holowach:

Social Credit

1. What was the final audited cost of the new main building constructed during the winter of 1952-53?

2. What was the total capital construction cost of the previous building before destroyed by fire?

3. What was the total revenue received from all departments for the year ending December 31, 1954?

4. How much was the net profit or loss for the year ending December 31, 1954?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JASPER PARK LODGE
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. $2,934,929.

2. $798,554.

3. $1,042,801.

4. Net profit $42,540.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JASPER PARK LODGE
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BANFF NATIONAL PARK-TRANSPORT LICENCES

SC

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. What are the names of park authorities who issue licences for the transportation of lumber and/or other produce across the Banff national park?

2. What is the approximate number of board feet of lumber transported across the Banff national park for the years 1954, 1953 and 1952?

Questions

3. What are the load limits of produce the transportation of which is considered by the park authorities to be most destructive to park roads?

4. How many trucks does Mr. Bruno Mennegozzo, who owns and operates a planer mill at Wilmer, British Columbia, use in transporting lumber across the Banff national park?

5. Have licences been issued for the year 1955 to Mr. A. C. Howell; Mr. Moffat; and Langridge Bros., for the purpose of transporting lumber and/or other produce across the Banff national park?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANFF NATIONAL PARK-TRANSPORT LICENCES
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LIB

Mr. Lesage: (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

1. Messrs. F. Bryant, E. Peatfield, S. Por-cina, M. M. Hollybow, N. Vernon-Wood, J. Thomason, F. Galvin and A. Chapronier.

2. No record available.

3. The degree to which a vehicle may damage park roads is judged by the gross weight of the vehicle rather than by the type of produce carried. The maximum weight limit permitted for trucking on park roads is 20 tons including the weight of the vehicle, the driver and the load carried. This maximum is allowed under ideal conditions only and on roads that are built to stand periodic use by vehicles of this weight. On many park roads with a lighter base or with lighter bridges, a much lower maximum weight limit is set. The park superintendent has authority to enforce a lower maximum weight limit for trucks using any road at any time when poor weather conditions reduce the bearing quality of the road surface. In the case of the winter haul of lumber, which is permitted in special circumstances from the Columbia valley, across park roads, the maximum weight limit allowed, including vehicle, driver and load, is 15 tons. This limit is permitted only when ideal weather has left the roads in the best possible condition.

4. Mr. Bruno Mennegozzo has operated a maximum of three trucks under licence. Only one vehicle is being used at the present time.

5. No.

1953 ELECTION

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANFF NATIONAL PARK-TRANSPORT LICENCES
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R.C.A.F. PLANES USED BY CABINET MINISTERS

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. Were any Royal Canadian Air Force planes used by cabinet ministers from June 1 to August 10, 1953?

2. If so, on how many occasions, and on what trips?

3. Was any payment made for the use of these planes?

4. If so, how much and by whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.A.F. PLANES USED BY CABINET MINISTERS
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February 23, 1955