August 10, 1956

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Unfortunately we cannot give him that assurance because it is not in our hands, but I do suggest he tell us the order in which he will call the estimates tomorrow.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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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:

We will call them tomorrow.

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PC
LIB
PC

It being five minutes after eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.


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:


ARTHRITIC AND RHEUMATIC DISEASES

LIB

Mr. Philpott

Liberal

1. How many Canadians suffer from arthritis and rheumatic diseases?

2. What is the estimated annual cost to Canada in working time loss, and otherwise, because of these rheumatic diseases?

3. Does the federal government give grants for basic research into the cause and cure of rheumatic diseases?

4. If so, (a) what is the amount of such grant

for the year 1956-57; (b) what universities are

beneficiaries of such grants?

5. What is the total amount of the federal health grant allotted to the Canadian arthritis and rheumatism society during the past seven years?

Answer by: Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of

National Health and Welfare):

1. It is estimated from Canada's sickness survey and previous surveys that 225,000 disabled Canadians are suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. Of this number, 155,000 are severely or totally disabled.

2. From the survey it was found that in persons suffering from arthritis symptoms were present for more than half the year. In persons suffering from rheumatism symptoms were present for about one-quarter of the year. During much of this time the person would be able to carry out his usual activities, which in the case of older people might consist of little more than self care. From information available at the present time, it is estimated that during a year approximately nine million days are lost from usual activity through arthritis and rheumatism. Of this loss from usual activity, over one-third applies to persons of 65 years and over.

3. Yes.

4(a). $91,261; (b) McGill University, University of Montreal, Queen's University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia.

5. $330,670.

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Subtopic:   ARTHRITIC AND RHEUMATIC DISEASES
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CORNWALLIS RIVER, KENTVILLE, N.S. REHABILITATION

LIB

Mr. Balcom

Liberal

1. Is work contemplated or in progress under the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Act on the Cornwallis river at Kentville, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, what work is contemplated and will it result in the flooding of any houses?

Answer by: Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner

(Minister of Agriculture):

1. Yes, portions of planned work are in progress and additional work is contemplated.

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2. Dikes and aboiteaux are being constructed on certain tracts of the Kentville and Belcher street marshes. It is reported that in the past high tide, ice and freshet conditions have combined to create flood conditions. The work contemplated will relieve these conditions to some extent. This work involves the co-operation of the department, the provincial department of agriculture, owners of marsh and the town of Kentville. The contemplated work is to be approved by the interested agencies.

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Subtopic:   CORNWALLIS RIVER, KENTVILLE, N.S. REHABILITATION
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

CCF

Mr. Nicholson

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

1. How many Canadian children are attending national defence schools in Europe in (a) elementary schools; (b) high schools?

2. How many Canadian teachers employed by national defence in Europe are in (a) elementary schools; (b) high schools?

3. What is the estimated cost per pupil per year, taking into account salaries, transportation, rental of buildings and other cost factors for (a) elementary schools; (b) high schools?

Answer by: Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of

National Defence):

1. (a) 3,708 in grades one to eight; (b) 221 in grades nine to 13.

2. (a) and (b) There are 145 elementary school teachers and 28 high school teachers in national defence schools in Europe. They are not directly employed by the Department of National Defence, but rather by school boards in Canada which have contracted with the department for the loan of teachers for two-year periods. The teachers' salaries are paid by the school boards, to protect superannuation and other benefits, and the school boards are reimbursed by the department.

3. (a) and (b) The average estimated cost per pupil per year for elementary and high school grades is $256.52. Since high schools and elementary schools are as yet integrated in the same buildings, even to the extent that there is some interchange of subject-teaching between the two, no figures are available from which to show separately the per capita costs for elementary and high school pupils. The figure of $256.52 comprises the cost factors for salaries, supplies, transportation, heating, and rental of schools; it does not include small per capita costs for lighting, gas, and maintenance, which are incorporated in an over-all figure for married quarters, schools, and recreational areas.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   SCHOOLS IN EUROPE
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SALT FISH INDUSTRY, N. S. ASSISTANCE

LIB

Mr. Balcom

Liberal

How much assistance has been given to the Nova Scotia salt fish industry under the 1955 salt assistance program?

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

Fishermen:

598 claims $59,909.71

Fish plants:

121 claims 87,454.15

Total

719 claims $147,363.86

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Subtopic:   SALT FISH INDUSTRY, N. S. ASSISTANCE
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS

LIB

Mr. McCulloch (Pictou)

Liberal

1. Have any provincial governments signed agreements since June 27, 1956, pursuant to the amended Trans-Canada Highway Act which received royal assent on June 7, 1956?

2. It so, which provincial governments have so signed?

3. Which provincial governments have signed agreements to date under the amended statute?

Answer by: Mr. Bourgei, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. Yes.

2. Ontario.

3. Agreements have been concluded with the provincial governments of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Nova Scotia has returned a signed agreement but with a revision in schedule "A", the detailed designation of the route of the trans-Canada highway in the province. British Columbia has submitted only a revised schedule "A". Before agreements can be signed with these provinces, further clarification of the schedules "A" is required.

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Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

August 10, 1956