February 13, 1957

TRIBUTE BY MINISTER TO TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LEDUC DISCOVERY

LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Hon. George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys):

Mr. Speaker, today, February 13, 1957, commemorates the 10th anniversary of a significant step in the development of our mineral resources, the discovery of petroleum near Leduc in Alberta. The intensified search for oil which followed this discovery has resulted in the spectacular growth of Canada's petroleum production from 20,000 barrels a day in 1946 to 467,000 barrels a day in 1956.

I think it is fitting that we pay tribute to those in private industry and government services whose foresight and tenacity have made possible this remarkable achievement and the opening up of important new areas of this country for development and production. These ten years of industrial achievement have added greatly to our national energy reserves, as well as bringing closer the day when Canada will be self-sufficient in petroleum and natural gas.

Topic:   TRIBUTE BY MINISTER TO TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LEDUC DISCOVERY
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STARRED QUESTIONS

ELECTRIC LIGHT BULBS

CCF

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

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

1. Has consideration been given to requiring manufacturers of electric light bulbs to indicate thereon the hours of life of such bulbs?

2. If so, what is the result of such consideration?

3. If not, will this matter be considered?

Mr. Dickey, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Trade and Commerce: The

answer to the first part of this question is no. The second part is answered by the answer to No. 1. The answer to the third part is that there is no federal legislation which can be used for this purpose.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELECTRIC LIGHT BULBS
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BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES

DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING

CCF

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

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

In each of the last five taxation years, what was the total amount claimed as a deduction for corporation income tax purposes by all breweries and distilleries in Canada with respect to advertising costs?

Topic:   BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Subtopic:   DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman asked this question:

In each of the last five taxation years, what was the total amount claimed as a deduction for corporation income tax purposes by all breweries and distilleries in Canada with respect to advertising costs?

The factual answer is that there is no statistical information available. I might say the question might be worded better, because there are many different types of advertising, including promotional advertising and newspaper advertising, for the products. To answer the question would require a great amount of work, because it would be necessary to go over all the corporation returns of people in this business in all the offices to which they make returns.

Topic:   BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Subtopic:   DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

I wonder whether the minister would care to indicate to me, perhaps privately, the type of question which it might be possible to answer.

Topic:   BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Subtopic:   DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Mr. Speaker, that is very much up to the hon. member to know what kind of information he seeks.

Topic:   BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Subtopic:   DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

All right. I will try again.

Topic:   BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Subtopic:   DEDUCTIONS FOR ADVERTISING
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

INCOME TAX

TRANSPORTATION AND LIVING ALLOWANCE DEDUCTIONS

CCF

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

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

1. Have representations been received regarding the taxation of per diem and other allowances since the issuing of information bulletin No. 10, dated July 10, 1956, by the taxation division of the Department of National Revenue, urging that all workers in the construction and other industries be allowed income tax deductibility with respect to transportation and living allowances where such allowances are provided to cover expenditures necessary to the earning of an income?

2. If so, from whom have such representations been received?

3. Has consideration been given to such representations?

4. If so, has it been decided to take any action on this matter?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION AND LIVING ALLOWANCE DEDUCTIONS
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AVRO AIRCRAFT AND A. V. ROE FEDERAL PAYMENTS

PC

Mr. Michener

Progressive Conservative

1. Since 1949, how much has the government of Canada paid to each of Avro Aircraft Limited and A. V. Roe of Canada Limited, and to any company in Canada controlled by either of them?

Orders jor Returns

2. For these payments what types of aircraft and how many of each type have been delivered to or for the account of the government of Canada, stating total or unit price paid for each type?

3. How much of these payments was made for other purposes and for what purposes?

4. For what amount is the government of Canada committed to these companies for uncompleted projects?

Topic:   AVRO AIRCRAFT AND A. V. ROE FEDERAL PAYMENTS
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding the fact that question No. 89 was made an order for return, may I say that the hon. member for St. Paul's has agreed that this question should be dropped if it is the pleasure of the house, reserving the right to resubmit it in a slightly different form.

Topic:   AVRO AIRCRAFT AND A. V. ROE FEDERAL PAYMENTS
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J. H. TURVEY ELECTRIC LIMITED-FEDERAL CONTRACTS

February 13, 1957