November 20, 1957

LIB

QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NORTHERN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES- ALLOTMENT TRANSFERS

LIB

Mr. Lesage

Liberal

1. Have any transfers of allotments been authorized by treasury board since June 22 in the estimates, supplementary estimates and further supplementary estimates of the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources?

2. If so, how many, and in each case (a) what was the amount transferred: (b) from what heading or project was each transfer made; (c) to what heading or project was each transfer made; (d) what was the reason for the transfer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES- ALLOTMENT TRANSFERS
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to have question No. 97 put by the hon. member for Montmagny-L'Islet (Mr. Lesage) made an order for return subject to the agreement between himself and the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (Mr. Hamilton) as to the items to be included. I herewith table the return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES- ALLOTMENT TRANSFERS
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CANAL AND RIVER ROUTE TO NEW YORK

LIB

Mr. Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Did the international joint commission make a report upon the economics of a route from the St. Lawrence to New York via the Richelieu and lake Champlain?

2. If so, when?

3. What were the recommendations?

4. What were the estimates of costs?

5. Have they been reviewed since 1938?

6. What are the depths of water from the Richelieu river to New York via the Chambly canal, lake Champlain and the Hudson river?

7. How many bridges are there over the route?

8. What is the saving in distance between Montreal and New York via this route?

9. Is the Richelieu the only route that can be followed? What are the alternatives?

10. When the seaway is completed, how many canallers will be made available for use elsewhere?

11. Has any thought been given to using this fleet of ships on a deepened Richelieu-Champlain route?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANAL AND RIVER ROUTE TO NEW YORK
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

CCF

Mr. Fisher

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

1. By year, how many university graduates have been taken into the Department of External Affairs following competitive examinations since 1948?

2. What is the breakdown by year for each Canadian university with regard to successful and unsuccessful candidates, such information to be based on bachelor's degrees, not graduate degrees?

3. What is the breakdown of the total in terms of type of degree for these years (e.g. history, economics, political science, pass, etc.) ?

4. How many of those accepted by the department since 1948 could be defined as French Canadian?

5. How many of those accepted by the department since 1948 have since left the service of this department?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
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PC

Mr. McGregor

Progressive Conservative

1. In what countries does Canada maintain diplomatic representatives?

2. With respect to each country what is (a) the name, salary and expense allowance of each ambassador or other senior representative; (b) the capital cost of Canadian diplomatic offices; (c) the annual rent where Canada does not own its office building; (d) the annual operating cost of diplomatic representation, (i) for salaries; (ii) other costs; (e) the number of employees in each case?

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Orders for Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES
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CCF

Mr. Castleden

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

1. How many Hungarian refugees were admitted to Canada following the revolution in that country, until March 31, 1957 (a) direct from Austria or France; (b) from Great Britain?

2. For how many of such persons, if any, were the medical regulations regarding entry in Canada, waived?

3. How many of such persons are in hospitals or sanatoria as of October 31, 1957, at the expense of the federal government?

4. What has been the total cost to the treasury of Canada for these refugees, for (a) medical and hospital care; (b) maintenance; (c) transportation within Canada since their arrival?

5. How many of these persons were given medical examination after arrival in Canada?

6. For how many of these persons has return passage been paid by the federal government as of October 1, 1957?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   HUNGARIAN REFUGEES
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CCF

Mr. McCullough

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

1. How many Indians are presently resident on the White Bear reserve, Carlyle, Saskatchewan?

2. How many of these are Cree?

3. How many of these are Assiniboine?

4. What has been the revenue return for each year since 1948, in connection with mineral leases, oil royalties, fishing licences or other licences on White Bear reserve?

5. What other additional revenues have there been each year since 1948?

6. What has been the disposition of revenues each year since 1948?

7. What was the amount in the White Bear band fund in 1956?

8. How are disbursements made from the band fund and on what basis?

9. What was the cost of the construction of the dispensary and nurses' residence on White Bear reserve?

10. What has been the value of machinery and livestock made to White Bear Indians each year since 1950?

11. What did this machinery consist of, and what did the livestock consist of?

12. (a) How many full blooded Indians have held administrative jobs under the Indian affairs branch since 1948? (b) What was the nature of their employment?

13. What was the total value of food rations provided to Indians on the White Bear reserve for each year since 1948?

14. How many houses have been built on the White Bear reserve since 1948?

15. How many years is it since the fence surrounding the reserve was constructed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   WHITE BEAR RESERVE, CARLYLE, SASK.
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PC

Mr. Morris

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Halifax shipyards provide goods and services to the federal government during the fiscal years ended March 31, 1955, 1956 and 1957? If so, in what dollar amount each year?

2. Did the Halifax shipyards provide goods and services to the federal government during the period April 1, 1957 to October 31, 1957? If so, in what dollar amount?

3. Were any federal government orders for goods and services from the Halifax shipyards outstanding on November 1, 1957? If so, in what dollar amount?

Motions for Papers

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   HALIFAX SHIPYARDS
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PC

Mr. Morris

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Fairey Aviation Company of Canada Limited, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, provide goods and services to the federal government during the fiscal years ending March 31, 1955, 1956 and 1957? If so, in what dollar amount each year?

2. Did the Fairey Aviation Company of Canada Limited, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, provide goods and services to the federal government during the period April 1, 1957 to October 31, 1957? If so, in what dollar amount?

3. Were any federal government orders for goods and services from Fairey Aviation Company of Canada Limited, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, outstanding on November 1, 1957? If so, in what dollar amount?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   FAIREY AVIATION COMPANY, N.S.
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SC

Mr. Holowach

Social Credit

1. What lawyers or law firms, if any, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, were engaged or retained by the federal government or any branch thereof, during the period from January 2, 1956 to June 10, 1957?

2. What sums were paid by the federal government and all departments thereof to each such lawyer and law firm?

3. What amounts, if any, are still owing or being claimed for services and to whom?

4. Do any contracts exist with any law firm respecting legal services, if so, with whom?

5. By what consideration or procedure have these law firms been engaged?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-EMPLOYMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Sub-subtopic:   LEGAL SERVICE, EDMONTON
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AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS

SC

Mr. Hansell

Social Credit

1. Have any automobiles and trucks been purchased by the government during each of the years 1956 and 1957 from agencies in Coleman, Blairmore, Bellevue, Pincher Creek, Macleod? If so, how many?

2. From whom was each vehicle purchased and for what price?

3. Were these purchases called for by public tender? If so, in what way were the tenders advertised?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS
Sub-subtopic:   FEDERAL PURCHASES, ALTA.
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FEDERAL ELECTION EXPENSE RETURNS, 1957


Question No. 204


CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

1. Was a return of election expenses on behalf of every candidate who was elected to the House of Commons on June 10, 1957, filed prior to the opening of parliament on October 14, 1957?

2. If not, what are the names of any elected members on whose behalf such returns of election expenses had not been filed by October 14, 1957?

3. Have such returns been filed since October 14, 1957, on behalf of any elected members? If so, what are the names of such members and on what dates were such returns filed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ELECTION EXPENSE RETURNS, 1957
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November 20, 1957