March 6, 1957

STARRED QUESTIONS

INDIAN ACT REGULATIONS

CCF

Mr. Barneii

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

1. Are the regulations made under authority of section 69 of the Indian Act published in the 1955 consolidation of statutory orders and regulations?

2. If so. under what heading are these listed in the index?

3. If not, what is the reason for their omission?

4. Have these regulations been amended since section 69 of the act was amended in 1956?

5. If so, in what way?

Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime

Minister): Mr. Speaker, the first two paragraphs of the question are as follows:

1. Are the regulations made under authority of section 69 of the Indian Act published in the 1955 consolidation of statutory orders and regulations?

2. If so, under what heading are these listed in the index?

The answer to the first question is no, and of course that also answers the second question.

The third question is, "if not"-that is if they are not published in the consolidation of statutory orders and regulations-"what is the reason for their omission?"

The answer is the provisions of subsection 6 of section 9 of order in council 1954, No. 1787, regulation under section 9 of the Regulations Act.

The fourth and fifth questions are:

Have these regulations been amended since section 69 of the act was amended in 1956? If so, in what way?

The answer is as follows: Under the

authority of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of section 69 of the Indian Act, which was added to that act in 1956, two minutes of treasury board approved by the governor in council, 1956/9-1575, October 25, and P.C. 1956/1-1831, December 13, 1956, were passed prescribing as a purpose for which loans could be made the purchase of houses by 82715-122

Questions

Indians employed at Pickle Crow gold mine in northern Ontario. Copies of the two minutes of treasury board approved by the governor in council are tabled herewith. No other orders have been passed under this section of the act since the original order establishing the revolving funds regulation, P.C. 1954/39, which was published in the Canada Gazette of January 27, 1954.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIAN ACT REGULATIONS
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OLD AGE SECURITY CHEQUES LOST

CCF

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

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

1. When an old age security cheque is lost in the mail or fails to reach its addressee for any other reason, what steps are taken to replace such lost or mislaid cheque?

2. How long does a pensioner have to wait before receiving a cheque replacing such lost or mislaid cheque?

3. Has consideration been given to the issuing of a replacement cheque forthwith? If not, will consideration be given thereto?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY CHEQUES LOST
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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

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

The answer to No. 1 is that when the department learns that the cheque is lost in the mail it is usually by way of letter from the addressee complaining he has not received the cheque. Thereupon forms are sent to the addressee to fill in for the purpose of establishing ownership. In the meantime, a check is made to see that the cheque has not, in fact, been cashed by someone else. After that is proven then a replacement cheque is sent forward. The department does not think that it would be desirable to issue a replacement cheque immediately on the first complaint having been received of the non-delivery of the monthly cheque because subsequent investigation has shown that nine out of ten cheques about which complaints have been received do turn up after delays in the mail or wrong addresses or the like.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY CHEQUES LOST
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

The minister did not answer

question No. 2.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY CHEQUES LOST
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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:

Well, that depends, Mr. Speaker, on how quickly he complains about the loss of his cheque or non-delivery. It varies usually between 10 days and 30 days. From the time the complaint is received it runs between 20 and 30 days.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY CHEQUES LOST
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

CCF

Mr. McCullough (Moose

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

Mountain):

1. What sections of the trans-Canada highway have been completed in the various provinces, and what is the federal percentage financing In each case?

2. What sections through Ontario are still under construction?

3. Is there a minimum standard for all sections of trans-Canada highway?

4. If so, what is this standard?

Inquiries of the Ministry

5. Were all completed sections of trans-Canada highway, on which federal contributions were paid, inspected by federal engineers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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PRIVATE RESEARCH

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

CCF

Mr. Johnson (Kindersley)

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

1. How much money was spent by the government in financing research by private firms for the fiscal year 1954-55?

2. What percentage of money so spent goes to large corporations or firms employing over 500 workers?

3. Has the government given any consideration to ways and means of making more contracts for such work available to smaller businesses?

4. Are firms concerned in these projects permitted to patent and control inventions developed as a result of such research?

5. Does the government share in royalties from the sale of such inventions?

Topic:   PRIVATE RESEARCH
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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SPONGES AND CHAMOIS

FEDERAL CONTRACTS

CCF

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

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

1. From January 1, 1954 to June 30, 1956, how many contracts were let by the government for the procurement of natural sponges, cellulose sponges and chamois?

2. With respect to each such contract, (a) what

were the exact items supplied: (b) in what

quantity; (c) what were the prices; (d) who were the suppliers; (e) which were the procuring departments; (f) what was the date of each such contract?

Topic:   SPONGES AND CHAMOIS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL CONTRACTS
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HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE EXPENDITURES

LIB

Mr. McCulloch (Piclou)

Liberal

1. What is the estimated total federal government expenditure for the fiscal year 1957-1958 on roads, bridges and grade separations?

2. Of the total amount, approximately how much will be paid to provincial governments; and how much directly by the federal government for work under its jurisdiction?

FURNITURE PURCHASES & SALES

Question No. 204-Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

1. What office equipment, such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets, etc., has been purchased by the government since January 1, 1956?

2. What was the value of this equipment?

3. Has any or all of it been disposed of through Crown Assets Disposal Corporation or by any other means?

4. If so, to what firms or individuals was it sold?

5. What quantity was sold to each individual or firm, and at what price in each case?

Topic:   HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE EXPENDITURES
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HEALTH INSURANCE

March 6, 1957