March 27, 1957

STARRED QUESTIONS

OLD AGE PENSIONS ASSISTANCE, NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. Purdy

Liberal

1. Did the province of Nova Scotia, through its premier, make representations within the past two months to the federal government to increase old age pensions and old age assistance allowances in the province?

2. If so, did the province of Nova Scotia indicate its willingness to share the cost of such increases?

3. Does the province of Nova Scotia pay anything towards (a) old age pensions; (b) old age assistance allowances; (c) blind pensions; (d) disability pensions, paid in the province?

4. If so, what is the proportion in each case?

Mr. F. G. Robertson, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of National Health and Welfare: Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first part of this question is yes. The federal government receives many representations. Furthermore, the federal government has announced increases in old age security, old age assistance, blindness allowances, disability allowances and family allowances.

In answer to the second part of this question, the premier of Nova Scotia did indicate his willingness to share in the cost of old age assistance allowances in the province but not, of course, in old age security pensions. The federal government now awaits agreement for participation by the government of Nova Scotia.

The answers to questions three and four are as follows:

(a) Old age security-No.

(b) Old age assistance

Yes, 50 per cent.

(c) Blind persons allowances-Yes, 25 per cent.

(d) Disabled persons allowances-Yes, 50 per cent.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS ASSISTANCE, NOVA SCOTIA
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INCOME TAX RETURNS, 65 YEARS AND OVER

PC

Mr. Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Of individual taxpayers filing returns in 1956, how many were aged 65 and over?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX RETURNS, 65 YEARS AND OVER
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am sorry to state that the information asked for in this question is not available.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX RETURNS, 65 YEARS AND OVER
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TAXPAYER STATISTICS, 65 YEARS AND OVER

PC

Mr. Fulton

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the Department of National Revenue maintain itself, or report to the bureau of statistics, figures which will show the number of taxpayers of 65 years and over who were in receipt of incomes (a) over $1,000 and less than $1,250 per annum; (b) $1,250 and over but less than $1,500 per annum; (c) $1,500 per annum and over?

2. If so, what were the numbers of taxpayers in these respective categories according to individual returns filed in 1956?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAXPAYER STATISTICS, 65 YEARS AND OVER
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the answer to question 1 (a), (b), and (c) is that the Department of National Revenue does not maintain itself, or report to the bureau of statistics, figures showing the number of taxpayers of 65 years and over in any income group.

The second question is answered by No. 1.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAXPAYER STATISTICS, 65 YEARS AND OVER
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D.E.W. LINE PERSONNEL

CCF

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

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

1. Is the distant early warning radar line to be manned entirely or principally by Canadians?

2. If not, for what reason?

Mr. Paul Hellyer, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of National Defence:

Mr. Speaker, the answer to part 1 of this question is as follows: Statements have already been made on several occasions in this house concerning the employment of Canadians in the manning of the distant early warning line. It will be recalled that on March 22, 1956, as reported at page 2486 of Hansard of that date, the Minister of Defence Production (Mr. Howe) said there was reason to believe that at least 80 per cent of the requirement for the Canadian section of the line could be recruited in Canada. On the basis of the numbers engaged to date this estimated percentage should not only be reached but will very likely be exceeded.

In view of what I have just said, part 2 of this question is not applicable.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   D.E.W. LINE PERSONNEL
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

FEDERAL COLLECTIONS AND DISBURSEMENTS, NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. MacEachen

Liberal

What were the federal collections and disbursements in the province of Nova Scotia, for each of the periods: 1930-35; 1940-45; 1950-55?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL COLLECTIONS AND DISBURSEMENTS, NOVA SCOTIA
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VETERANS PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES

LIB

Mr. Kirk (Anligonish-Guysborough)

Liberal

What amounts have been paid out for each fiscal or calendar year, 1936 to 1956 inclusive, under the following headings: (a) veterans pensions, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (b) veterans allowances, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (c) veterans dependents' allowances, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES
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MEDICAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

CCF

Mr. Nicholson

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

1. How much has been spent on medical research by the national research council, in each of the past five fiscal years?

2. How much has been spent by the defence research board on medical research, during each of the past five fiscal years?

3. How much has been spent by the Department of National Health and Welfare, in each of the last five fiscal years on (a) public health research; (b) medical health research?

4. How much of the federal funds made available to Canadian universities has been used for medical research, in each of the past five fiscal years?

5. What are the estimated amounts to be spent on medical research, during the year 1957-58 by national research council, defence research board, the Department of National Health and Welfare, and joint programs shared by the federal government and Canadian universities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MEDICAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES
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INDIAN AFFAIRS, SASK. FISHING AND TRAPPING RIGHTS


Question No. 257[DOT]-Mr. Nicholson: 1. Were any payments made by the Indian bands of any or all of Indian reserves No. 165, No. 165A or No. 165B, or by the Indian affairs branch, to the Saskatchewan department of natural resources for fishing rights on Keeley lake? 2. If so, what amount, and what rights were acquired by or on behalf of the Indians? 3. Is any payment being made by the government of Canada to or on behalf of each Saskatchewan treaty Indian affected, as compensation for the loss of income from fishing and trapping due to the establishment of the Primrose lake air weapons range? 4. If so, what is the average annual payment? 5. Is any payment being made by the government of Canada to or on, behalf of each Alberta treaty Indian affected, as compensation for the loss of income from fishing and trapping due to establishment of the Primrose lake air weapons range? 6. If so, what is the average annual payment? 7. Is any payment being made by the government of Canada to each white, metis and nontreaty Indian affected, who is resident in Saskatchewan, as compensation for the loss of trapping and fishing income due to the establishment of the Primrose lake air weapons range? 8. If so, what is the average annual payment? Inquiries of the Ministry 9. What criterion or formula was used in determining compensation payments to (a) treaty Indian fishermen and trappers; (b) white, metis and nontreaty Indian fishermen and trappers, to establish compensation payments for loss of income from fishing and trapping due to the establishment of the Primrose lake air weapons range?


March 27, 1957