November 27, 1957

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

When shall this bill be read a third time; now?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SEASONAL BENEFIT PERIODS, PAYMENTS, ETC.
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

By

leave.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SEASONAL BENEFIT PERIODS, PAYMENTS, ETC.
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr moved

the third reading of the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SEASONAL BENEFIT PERIODS, PAYMENTS, ETC.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Could I inquire of the house leader what will be the business tomorrow?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Tomorrow is private members' day.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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At ten o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Questions ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS disabled persons The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


KINGSTON, ONT. RAILWAY STATION

LIB

Mr. Henderson

Liberal

1. What continuity in progress is there to establish a new railway station at Kingston, Ontario?

2. When will the site be purchased?

3. When will the new railway station be completed?

4. What use will be made of the present railway station site?

Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Transport:

1, 2, 3 and 4. The management of the Canadian National Railways advise that the facilities at Kingston are at present under review.

Topic:   KINGSTON, ONT. RAILWAY STATION
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CORNWALL, ONTARIO, AIRPORT

LIB

Mr. Lavigne

Liberal

1. Has the government been asked to build an airport in the city of Cornwall?

2. If so, has the site been approved by the officials of the Department of Transport?

3. What was the cost of such project?

4. What contribution would be made by the Department of Transport and what contribution by the municipality?

5. Has the item been placed in the estimates of the department by the previous administration, and if so, for what amount?

6. What progress has been made towards the construction of such an airport?

7. In view of the importance of the city of Cornwall and its strategic location on the seaway, will the government consider providing the facilities of both land and equipment for such an airport?

Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary

Assisiant, for the Minister of Transport:

1. Yes, on the basis of a tentative approach by the city.

2. Yes.

3. No detailed estimate of the cost has as yet been made.

4. The Department of Transport would construct the runway or runways provided the municipality purchased the land and agreed to administer and maintain the airport and provide any necessary buildings.

5. Yes, $5,000 for investigation purposes.

6. None, as the municipality has not yet indicated that it wished to proceed.

7. It is not considered there should be any deviation from the present policy in cases of this nature of requesting municipalities to provide the necessary land and operate the airport after construction.

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Question No. 119-Mr. Christian:

How many persons at the present time are totally and permanently disabled within the meaning of the Disabled Persons Act and the disabled persons regulations, P.C. 1954-1831?

Answer by: Hon. J. W. Monteifh (Minister of

National Health and Welfare):

Persons receiving allowances under the Disabled Persons Act numbered 35,540 as at September 30, 1957. Such persons had been medically certified as being totally and permanently disabled.

The regulations under the act were amended by order in council P.C. 1957-715 of May 27, 1957. Among other changes, the definition of "totally and permanently disabled" was revised, to take effect July 1, 1957, as follows-

"For the purpose of the act and these regulations, a person shall be deemed to be totally and permanently disabled when suffering from a major physiological, anatomical or psychological impairment verified by objective medical findings which is likely to continue indefinitely without substantial improvement and, as a result thereof, such person is severely limited in activities pertaining to normal living."

Topic:   CORNWALL, ONTARIO, AIRPORT
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LANDING FIELD GRANT, ATHABASCA

LIB

Mr. Dechene

Liberal

1. Has the director of air services for the Department of Transport at Edmonton made any recommendation relating to a grant for the completion of a landing field north of the Athabasca river and the town of Athabasca?

2. If so, when will these recommendations be acceded to and the grant made?

Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Transport:

1. A report has been received from the departmental district headquarters in Edmonton regarding the request for assistance to a landing field near Athabasca. It is not, however, customary for the department to reveal the views of individual members of the department either for or against individual projects.

2. This report is still receiving consideration by the department.

Topic:   LANDING FIELD GRANT, ATHABASCA
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FEDERAL BUILDING, EDMONTON

SC

Mr. Holowach

Social Credit

1. How many properties have been purchased by the Department of Public Works for the construction of the federal building in Edmonton?

2. What is the total amount paid to date for these properties?

3. What is the total amount paid to date for the construction of the federal building?

4. What is the estimated total cost when the building is completed?

Questions

5. What departments of the federal government will occupy space in this building?

6. What date has been set for the official opening?

Answer by: Mr. Hodgson, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. A notice of expropriation was filed on November 21, 1951, against lots 14 to 20 inclusive and lots 69 to 73 inclusive, block 7, plan "B", Hudson Bay reserve (11 owners). Two additional lots were acquired from the city of Edmonton by exchange of properties (lots 67 and 68).

2. $265,549.00.

3. $5,284,407.73.

4. $6,390,000.00.

5. Civil service commission and the departments of agriculture, citizenship and immigration, defence production, finance, labour, national defence, national health and welfare, national revenue, northern affairs and national resources, public printing and stationery, trade and commerce, transport and veterans affairs.

6. The date has not yet been set.

Topic:   FEDERAL BUILDING, EDMONTON
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PEAT MOSS INDUSTRY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.B.

LIB

Mr. McWilliam

Liberal

What steps, if any, has the government taken towards promoting the establishment of a peat moss industry in Northumberland county, New Brunswick?

Answer by: Hon. Paul Comlois (Minister of

Mines and Technical Surveys):

The mines branch of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, from time to time, has provided, to parties interested in developing the peat moss industry, information on New Brunswick peat bogs including detailed data on the extent and quality of the Northumberland county bogs as shown by investigations of the geological survey of Canada and further 1939 to 1941 extensive field investigations published in 1947 in "Peat Moss Deposits in Canada", bureau of mines report No. 817.

Topic:   PEAT MOSS INDUSTRY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.B.
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

SC

Mr. Johnston (Bow

Social Credit

River):

1. How many miles of the trans-Canada highway

are now paved and completed according to specifications: (a) across Canada; (b) in each of the

provinces?

2. How much of this construction has been paid for by the Canadian government to date?

3. How much has been paid to each province by the federal government to date?

4. How many miles of the trans-Canada highway run through the Banff national park, and (a) how many miles have been completed and paved according to specifications? (b) How many miles have been paved and then been repaired, and what was the cost of the repairs?

Answer by: Mr. Hodgson, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. (a) 1706 miles to October 31, 1957.

(b) Newfoundland, nil; Prince Edward Island, 67; Nova Scotia, nil; New Brunswick, 77; Ontario, 430; Manitoba, 246; Saskatchewan, 406; Alberta, 214; British Columbia, 266.

2. $122,468,045.47 to November 16, 1957.

3. Newfoundland, $8,923,850.82; Prince Edward Island, $3,272,532.20; Nova Scotia, $2,700,630.57; New Brunswick, $8,938,921.91; Ontario, $31,947,031.89; Manitoba, $10,765,984.90; Saskatchewan, $13,611,197.86; Alberta, $12,349,423.03; British Columbia, $29,958,472.29.

4. 51.1 miles.

(a) Mileage completed and paved (final paving) according to specifications, nil. However, there are 29.7 miles covered with bituminous stabilized base course.

(b) Minor repairs have been carried out to the stabilized base course. Involved was the placing of approximately 257 tons of bituminous stabilized base course material between mile 11 and 12 at an estimated cost of $1,500.00. The repairs were attributable to settlement on high fill sections and can be considered normal maintenance prior to final paving.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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TRAINING AND RETRAINING OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS

November 27, 1957