May 28, 1956

LIB

Mr. Purdy

Liberal

1 When was the floor price on butter introduced and what has it cost the treasury since its

inception? . _ ,

2. What was the butter production in Canada

during this period?

3. What was the butter production in the province of Nova Scotia during the same period?

Answer by: Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner

(Minister of Agriculture):

1. May 28, 1948. Net expenditure to March 31, 1956, $8,500,000.

2. 2,299,000,000 pounds of creamery butter.

3. 46,000,000 pounds of creamery butter.

Topic:   STATEMENT ON ADMISSION OF EXPERIENCED TOBACCO WORKERS FROM U.S.
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   BTJTTER STATISTICS
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LIB

Mr. Hardie

Liberal

Is the Department of National Health and Welfare being consulted on water supply and sewage disposal requirements for the new Aklavik town-site?

Supplementary answer by: Hon. Paul Martin

(Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Yes. This matter is receiving the closest attention by officers of the public health engineering division of the Department of National Health and Welfare. They are attending meetings of the Aklavik subcommittee of the advisory committee on northern development and are assisting in the field during preliminary studies for the collection of data and water quality determinations at the site. Engineering studies and preliminary plans with respect to water supply and sewage disposal, as prepared by the consulting engineers, have been reviewed by the public health engineering division. It is expected that the advice of the technical officers of that division will be sought before a final decision is made on the adoption of the requirements necessary to ensure adequate treatment and control of water and sewage for the protection of health.

Topic:   STATEMENT ON ADMISSION OF EXPERIENCED TOBACCO WORKERS FROM U.S.
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES, AKLAVIK TOWNSITE, N.W.T.
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INCOME TAX

U.S.-EMPLOYED CANADIAN PERSONNEL

CCF

Mr. Barnett

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

1. Does the United States (a) navy; (b) air force, deduct income tax and make remittances to the Receiver General of Canada from wages and salaries of Canadian civilians employed by' them in Canada?

2. If not, what is the reason for not making such deductions?

Answer by: Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of

National Revenue):

1. (a) No; but negotiations are at present under way between Canadian and United States government officials in Washington in an effort to establish proper deductions of income tax at the source from Canadian civilians employed in Canada by the United States navy.

(b) Yes. Deductions at the source for income tax are being made from the wages and salaries of Canadian civilians employed in Canada by the United States air force.

2. Answered by No. 1 above.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   U.S.-EMPLOYED CANADIAN PERSONNEL
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ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


MAPLE SYRUP PAIL SUBSIDY

IND

Mr. Thatcher

Independent

Has the subsidy on maple sap pails been discontinued?

Answer by: Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner

(Minister of Agriculture):

Yes.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MAPLE SYRUP PAIL SUBSIDY
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LOBSTER AND SALMON FISHERIES

LIB

Mr. Kirk (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare) (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. For the year 1955, what (a) was the total landed value of the lobster catch on the Atlantic coast of Canada; (b) was the number of lobster fishing licenses issued on this coast; (c) were the estimated expenditures by the Department of Fisheries directly related to protection and conservation of lobsters?

2. For the year 1955, what (a) was the total landed value of the commercial salmon catch on the Pacific coast of Canada; (b) was the number of fishermen engaged in the commercial salmon fishing on this coast; (c) were the estimated expenditures of the Department of Fisheries directly related to protection and conservation of Pacific salmon?

Answer by: Hon. James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries):

1. (a) $16,513,000; (b) 17,429; (c) $1,320,710*.

2. (a) $18,352,000; (b) 8,822 licences to fish for salmon were issued; (c) $1,352,415*.

*It is not possible to segregate costs for a particular species. The figures shown are those expended by the protection branch- operation and maintenance. They include salaries and expenses of fishery officers, fishery guardians, patrolmen and the operation of the department's fleets of patrol vessels. The cost of research is not, however, included.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LOBSTER AND SALMON FISHERIES
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LOBSTER CATCH, MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. Kirk (Shelburne-Yarmouth-Clare) (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. For the year 1955, what was the quantity and landed value of the lobster catch in each constituency of (a) Nova Scotia; (b) New Brunswick; (c) Prince Edward Island?

2. In each of these constituencies, for the year 1955, what was the number of lobster fishing licences issued?

Answer by: Hon. James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries):

1. The information is not available by constituencies but is given by counties as follows: 67509-279

Questions

Lobsters-landings and landed value for each

county of the maritime provinces, 1955

Landed

Landings value

'000 lb. $'000

Nova Scotia-Total 23,036 9,124Inverness 979 281Victoria 1,314 384Cape Breton 1,767 530Richmond 1,152 414Pictou 2,509 664Antigonish 923 253Guysborough 1,931 637Halifax 1,437 587Lunenburg 671 324Queens 515 253Shelburne 4,212 2,128Yarmouth 3,189 1,678Digby 1,065 566Annapolis 186 91Kings 27 13Hants - Colchester 51 13Cumberland 1,108 308New Brunswick-Total ... 8,947 2,895St. John 265 98Charlotte 1,248 528Restigouche 128 35Gloucester 1,127 313Northumberland .. 878 266Kent 2,694 872Westmorland 2,598 782Albert 9 4Pr. Edward Island- -Total 8,605 2,359Prince 3,027 883Queens 2,062 542Kings 3,516 9342. Records are not maintained other than by provinces. Nova Scotia ... New Brunswick Prince Edward Island .

2,376

17,429

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LOBSTER CATCH, MARITIME PROVINCES
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ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.


Question No. 409


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

1. Has a jetty been constructed at the Rocky Point naval magazine, Esquimalt, British Columbia?

2. If so, what is the length and width of such jetty?

3. What was the cost of construction?

4. When Royal Canadian naval vessels are ammunitioning or de-ammunitioning at the Rocky Point magazine, do they do so direct to or from the jetty, or are they loaded or unloaded by lighter?

5. How many lighters are available for ammunitioning or de-ammunitioning between Esquimalt harbour and Rocky Point?

4406 HOUSE OF

Northern Ontario Pipe Line Corporation

The first pipe-line bill that passed this house was Western Pipe Lines. This concerned a pipe line from Alberta to the United States border for export. It was brought into the house by the president of Osier, Hammond and Nanton Limited. The hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra will remember the circumstances. I think it was through his vigilance that it was the last bill that was designed entirely to cover the export of Alberta gas exclusively into the United States.

Shortly after that two or three other bills were passed by this house, and I think the fourth or fifth bill had to do with Trans-Canada Pipe Lines. That bill was sponsored by the Canadian Delhi Gas Company. I had nothing to do with that pipe line. The sponsors merely came to see me, the bill came before the house, it went before a committee of the house and the charter was approved by the house.

It has been said that Clint Murchison is a friend of mine, but I will tell the committee about my contacts with Clint Murchison. Back in 1939 when I was Minister of Transport I was invited to the opening of LaGuardia airfield and was entertained at luncheon by American Airlines. They had their directors there. Clint Murchison was at that time and is today a director of American Airlines, and I met him at that time.

The second time I met him was on an occasion when I was invited along with two or three other Canadians by the president of American Airlines to spend a holiday in going over their routes. In the course of that holiday we stopped off in Mexico and spent a day or two at a ranch owned by Clint Murchison, where we shot turkeys. That was long before Clint Murchison had any interest in pipe lines in Canada, and nothing of that kind was discussed.

I think I have met the gentleman three times since. When he has been in Ottawa he has paid me a call. That is the extent of my acquaintance with Clint Murchison. The fact that I knew him years ago and have seen him from time to time since is being used as an indication that he and I are in conspiracy to rob Canada of its natural resources.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Chairman, the right hon. minister has a habit of interjecting something into the record which gets out to the press as though it were a statement by someone on the other side. No one has made a statement such as he has now mentioned. I think it is time to call a halt to the interjection of statements of this nature, which are then left on the record as though someone had used those words.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.
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LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Deputy Chairman:

As I heard the Minister of Trade and Commerce I do not think he made any accusations. He said that certain impressions were being given, and I think that statement has been made in several remarks.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

I might ask my hon. friend why he brought Clint Murchison into this subject and referred to my sinister association with him.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

That is typical of the minister's misstatements. I said we should know when the first discussions between Clint Murchison and the minister took place in regard to Trans-Canada. Clint Murchison was the promoter. Clint Murchison had discussions. We have copies of the letters and 1 want to know, and I think the hon. members of this house should know, when those discussions started and ended, and what was the reason for the long delay between that time and the time the government came before the house with its proposals. There was no suggestion of anything sinister; that is something the minister has put on the record himself.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROCKY POINT NAVAL MAGAZINE, ESQUIMALT, B.C.
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May 28, 1956