June 28, 1956

LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

About 4,052.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

About 4,000 at the present time?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Four thousand and fifty-two.

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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

I wonder whether the

minister could tell us how many there are in the province of Saskatchewan who would be eligible when this legislation is passed?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Four thousand and fifty-two-

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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

I gather that is the base?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

No. The base is 4,000. The total number as of February, 1955, was 8,052. The 4,000 represents the threshold, -45.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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LIB

William Alfred Robinson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Shall the clause as amended carry?

Clause as amended agreed to.

On clause 4-Contents of agreement.

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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

I have a question on

clause 4, subsection (a). The matter is not included in the subsection. I presume this is the section which would cover the basis for the statistics on the population. Will the minister tell us how they procure the figures as to the population of the respective provinces, and how often they are changed?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

The figures are changed every year; June 1, 1955.

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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

On what basis are they changed? Obviously there is no census.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Dominion bureau of statistics figures.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Under this same section?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

It is the same as in connection with the tax agreement.

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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Would the minister give us an explanation of clause 8 (a) (iv) of the agreement?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Clause 8 (a) (iv), a charitable organization; it would be any kind of institution that is not normally within the control of the province such as, for instance, a mental institution like that at Whitby or Orillia.

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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

They are under provincial control.

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Murdo William Martin

Mr. Marlin:

That would not be included but it would include any other such as, for instance, a nursing home that was maintained 67509-3484

Unemployment Assistance by a church or by a municipality in conjunction with a church or by a voluntary organization; or an old age pension home, either one operating on its own under the old basis or one under the National Housing Act. In other words we seek to include those institutions that are not normally considered as provincial and for which the patients receive assistance through the provinces.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Would that cover an institution or organization where the institution itself receives some assistance from the provincial authorities but the inmates receive none? That is to say, there are certain private hospitals which qualify under certain classifications in Ontario. I do not know about the other provinces, but in Ontario there are certain institutions which qualify for assistance on a per-bed basis, yet wherein the inmates themselves receive no assistance other than probably the old age pension. The minister says that if the inmates are not in receipt of provincial assistance the institution is covered. Let us take as an example the old age act, the provincial one. What do you call it?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Old age assistance.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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June 28, 1956