July 26, 1955

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Harris moved

the adjournment of the house.

He said: Mr. Speaker, I understand that we have left the estimates of the privy council and those allied to it; the estimates of finance and those that report to the minister, and a supplementary in fisheries. We shall continue with those today in that order.

Motion agreed to and the house adjourned at 3.50 a.m.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply]:

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DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS


A-Department- Administration services- 208. Departmental administration, $487,981. Explosives Act-* 209. Explosives Act-administration, operation and maintenance, $98,340. Mines branch- 210. Mines branch administration, $97,018. Supply Mineral resources investigations- 211. Administration, operation and maintenance, including a grant of $12,500 to the Canadian institute of mining and metallurgy to assist in defraying the cost of the sixth empire mining and metallurgical congress to be held in Canada in 1957, $2,433,296. 212. Construction or acquisition of new equipment, $158,500. Investigations of radioactive ores- 213. Administration, operation and maintenance, $342,247. 214. Construction or acquisition of new equipment, $97,790. 215. To provide for payments to McGill University in connection with the development of a coal-fired gas turbine, $110,000. Geological survey of Canada- Geological surveys- 216. Administration, operation and maintenance, including the expenses of the national advisory committee on research in the geological sciences, an amount of $1,875 for Canada's share of the cost of the committee on mineral resources and geology, London, England, and an amount of $25,000 for grants in aid of geological research in Canadian universities, $2,394,637. 217. Construction or acquisition of new equipment, $104,000. Surveys and mapping branch- 218. Surveys and mapping branch administration, $56,536. Topographical surveys, including expenses of the Canadian board on geographical names- 219. Administration, operation and maintenance, $1,592,065. 220. Construction or acquisition of new equipment, $106,000. Canadian hydrographic service- 221. Administration, operation and maintenance, including Canada's annual contribution of $4,200 to the international hydrographic bureau, $2,830,784. 222. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $1,643,852. 223. Geodetic survey of Canada-administration, operation and maintenance, $554,938. 224. International boundary commission, $61,081. 225. Legal surveys and aeronautical charts, including a grant of $350 to the Canadian institute of surveying and photogrammetry, $669,502. 226. Provincial and territorial boundary surveys, $54,450. Map compilation and reproduction- 227. Administration, operation and maintenance, $917,636. 228. Construction or acquisition of new equipment, $44,300. Geographical branch- 229. Geographical branch-administration, operation and maintenance, including a grant of $250 to the Canadian association of geographers, $300,345. Dominion observatories- Dominion observatory, Ottawa and field stations- 230. Administration, operation and maintenance, including membership fee of $500 to the international astronomical union and a grant of $3,500 to the royal astronomical society of Canada, $515,420. 231. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $97,050.



Supply 232. Dominion astrophysical observatory, Victoria, B.C., $116,663. General- 233. Payments to the Royal Canadian Air Force and commercial companies for air photography, and to provide for the expenses of the interdepartmental committee on air surveys, including purchases of equipment, $1,250,000. A-Department- Mines branch- 678. Mines branch administration-further amount required, $2,500. Mineral resources investigations- 679. Construction or acquisition of new equipment -further amount required, $40,000. Surveys and mapping branch- Topographical surveys, including expenses of the Canadian board on geographical names- 680. Construction or acquisition of new equipment -further amount required, $20,000. Canadian hydrographic service- 681. Administration, operation and maintenance- further amount required, $27,500. 682. Legal surveys and aeronautical charts- further amount required, $12,260. Dominion observatories- Dominion observatory, Ottawa and field stations- 683. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $9,390.


DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE


420. Departmental administration, $254,215. 421. Companies division, $89,631. 422. Trade marks division, including a contribution of $2,400 to the international office for the protection of industrial property, $164,341. 423. Bureau for translations, $1,122,139. Patent and copyright office- 424. Administration division, $131,315. 425. Patent division, $1,153,353. 426. Copyright and industrial designs division, including a contribution of $2,100 to the union office for the protection of literary and artistic works, $26,050. Special- 427. To provide for special expenditure in connection with a commission under the Inquiries Act to inquire into the working of the Patent Act, the Copyright Act, the Industrial Designs Act and other related legislation, $35,000. 735. Departmental administration-further amount required, $2,350. 736. Trade marks division-further amount rerequired, $3,000. Patent and copyright office- 737. Administration division-further amount required, $3,000. 738. Patent division-further amount required, $73,000. Public printing and stationery- 346. Departmental administration, $489,936. 347. Purchasing, stationery and stores, $494,090. 348. Distribution of official documents, $292,091. 349. Printing and binding of official publications for sale and distribution to departments and the public, $380,000. 350. Printing of Canada Gazette, $110,000. 351. Printing and binding the annual statutes,. $35,000. 352. Plant equipment and replacements, $413,775. 703. Plant equipment and replacements-further amount required, $133,985. Office of the chief electoral officer- 58. Salaries and expenses of office, $61,025. Civil service commission- 84. Salaries and contingencies of the commission, $2,604,585.


DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE


Customs and excise divisions- 286. General administration, $3,294,791. 287. Inspection, investigation and audit services, $3,491,435. Ports, outports and preventive stations- 288. Operation and maintenance, $23,806,542. 289. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, $845,150. Taxation division- 290. General administration, $2,524,429. 291. District offices, $25,014,588. Income tax appeal board- 292. Administration expenses, $80,790. Customs and excise divisions- 691. General administration-further amount required, $48,100. Ports, outports and preventive stations- 692. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment-further amount required, $25,000. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation- International shortwave broadcasting service- 56. Maintenance and operation including authority to credit to the appropriation revenue from the rental of facilities in Radio-Canada building and at Sackville, New Brunswick, to an amount of $215,000 and to re-expend these moneys for the purposes of the international service, $1,614,625. 57. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, including supervision, $193,200. International shortwave broadcasting service- 641. Construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and new equipment, including supervision-further amount required, $56,645. Loans, investments and advances- 785. Loans to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation repayable with interest at a rate to be fixed by the governor in council on such terms and conditions as the governor in council may determine and to be applied in payment of expenditures to cover capital costs of television installations and to support the development of the service. Such loans, with interest, shall be a charge on the revenues of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation next after the charge imposed under the provisions of section 17 of the Canadian Broadcasting Act, 1936, $8,500,000.


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


A-Department- Combines Investigation Act- 666. Restrictive trade practices commission-further amount required, $7,200. 667. Office of investigation and research-further amount required, $24,500. B-Penitentiaries- 170. Administration of the office of the commissioner of penitentiaries, including $40,000 for grants to recognized prisoners' aid societies, as may be approved by the treasury board, $398,326. 171. Operation and maintenance of penitentiaries, including supplies and services relating thereto; administration, operation, repair and upkeep of buildings, works and equipment; maintenance, discharge and transfer of inmates; compensation to Supply discharged inmates permanently disabled while in penitentiaries, $8,927,174. 172. Construction, improvements and new equipment, $1,322,390. B-Penitentiaries- 668. Operation and maintenance of penitentiaries -further amount required, $327,600. 669. Construction, improvements and new equipment-further amount required, $418,700.



Wednesday, July 27, 1955


July 26, 1955