November 29, 1957

LIB

Mr. Lafontaine

Liberal

1. Has the Department of Public Works called public tenders for the extension and addition work to the public building at Thetford Mines, Quebec?

2. If so, on what date were tenders called and on what date were they opened?

3. What are the names of those who tendered, their respective addresses, and what amount was submitted by each one for carrying out of such work?

4. Was the contract awarded?

5. If so, to whom and on what date?

Answer by: Mr. Hodgson, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. Yes.

2. Tenders called on May 31, 1957. Tenders opened on July 10, 1957.

3. The only tender received was from: Amedee Laflamme and L. W. Lafleur, Thetford Mines, P.Q. The amount of tender- $118,365.

4. Yes.

5. Contract awarded to Amedee Laflamme and L. W. Lafleur on November 4, 1957.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply!:

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL BUILDING, THETFORD MINES, QUE.
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


497. Departmental administration, $2,304,705. 498. District services-administration, $3,030,973. 499. Veterans' welfare services, $3,299,325. Treatment services- 500. Operation of hospitals and administration, including authority for payments, during the current and subsequent fiscal years, to canteen funds of departmental hospitals in amounts equal to amounts of commissions received by or on behalf of Her Majesty from pay telephones in such hospitals, $44,368,445. 501. Medical research and education, $400,000. 502. Hospital construction, improvements, equipment and acquisition of land, $4,652,500. 503. Prosthetic services-supply, manufacture and administration, $1,129,114. 504. Veterans' bureau, $569,682. 505. War veterans allowance board-administration, $136,054. 506. Veterans insurance, $76,100. War veterans allowances and other benefits- 507. War veterans allowances, $45,376,000. 508. Assistance fund (war veterans allowances). $775,000. 509. Treatment and other allowances, $2,700,000. Miscellaneous payments- 510. To provide for payments to the Last Post fund: for the payment under regulations of funeral and cemetery charges, including the perpetual care of graves where applicable; for the cost and erection of headstones in Canada: for the maintenance of departmental cemeteries: for the maintenance of Canadian battlefields memorials in France and Belgium and for Canada's share of the expenditures of the Imperial War Graves Commission, $1,378,800. 511. Grant to army benevolent fund, $8,000. 512. Grant to Canadian Legion. $9,000. Canadian pension commission- 513. Administration expenses, $2,427,282. 514. Pensions for disability and death, including pensions granted under the authority of the Civilian Government Employees (War) Compensation Order, P.C. 45/8848 of November 22, 1944, which shall be subject to the Pension Act; and including Newfoundland special awards, $131,033,000. 515. Gallantry awards-world war II and special force, $21,500. Soldier Settlement and Veterans' Land Act- 516. To provide for the cost of administration of Veterans' Land Act; soldier settlement and British family settlement, $5,029,545. 517. To provide for the upkeep of property, Veterans' Land Act, including engineering and other investigational planning expenses that do not add tangible value to real property; taxes, insurance and maintenance of public utilities, $63,000. 518. To provide for the payment of grants to veterans settled on provincial lands in accordance with agreements with provincial governments under section 38 of the Veterans' Land Act and payment of grants to veterans settled on dominion lands, in accordance with an agreement with the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources under section 38 of the Veterans' Land Act, $200,000. 519. To provide for the payment of grants to Indian veterans settled on Indian reserve lands under section 39 of the Veterans' Land Act, $100,000. 520. To provide for the reduction of indebtedness to the director of soldier settlement of a settler in respect of a property in his possession, the title of which is held by the director, or such soldier settler loans which are administered by the Indian affairs branch of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, by an amount which will reduce his Supply-Items Passed indebtedness to an amount in keeping with the productive capacity of the property or his ability to repay his indebtedness under regulations approved by the governor in council, $2,500. 521. To authorize and provide, subject to the approval of the governor in council, for necessary remedial work on properties constructed under individual firm price contracts and sold under the Veterans' Land Act to correct defects for which neither the veteran nor the contractor can be held financially responsible and for such other work on other properties as may be required to protect the interest of the director therein, $5,000. Terminable services- 522. Veterans benefits, including assistance and the training of certain pensioners under regulations approved by the governor in council, $1,252,845. 523. To provide for the repayment in such amounts as the Minister of Veterans Affairs determines, not exceeding the whole of an amount equivalent to the compensating adjustment made under subsection (1) of section 13 of the War Service Grants Act or the payment made pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section 12 of the Veterans Rehabilitation Act, where the person who made the compensating adjustment or payment does not receive benefits under the Veterans' Land Act or where, having had financial assistance under that act, he is deemed by the minister on termination of his contract or agreement under that act to have derived thereunder either no benefit or a benefit that is less than the amount of the compensating adjustment or payment made, $225,000. Loans, investments and advances- Soldier Settlement and Veterans' Land Act- 536. To provide for protection of security-soldier settlement, and refunds of surplus to veterans $7,300. 537. To provide for purchase of land and permanent improvements; cost of permanent improvements to be effected; removal of encumbrances; stock and equipment; and for protection of security under the Veterans' Land Act, $18,152,300. War veterans allowances and other benefits__ 669. To provide, effective the 1st day of July, 1957, that the War Veterans Allowance Act, 1952, is amended by repealing schedules A and B to the said act and substituting therefor the schedules A and B set out in the details of the estimates and the rates mentioned in section 5 of the said act are amended on the same basis, $4,350,000. Canadian pension commission- 670. To provide, effective the 1st day of July, 1957, that the Pension Act is amended as follows: (a) in subsection (1) of section 30 thereof, the words "fourteen hundred" are struck out and the words "eighteen hundred'' are substituted therefor-and (b) schedules A and B to the said act are repealed and the schedules A and B set out in the details of the estimates are substituted therefor $14,900,000. Treatment services- 772. Operation of hospitals and administration- further amount required, $700,000. War veterans allowances and other benefits__ 773. Assistance fund (war veterans allowances) - further amount required, $425,000. Miscellaneous payments- 774. To provide for payments to the Last Post fund; for the payment under regulations of funeral and cemetery charges, including the perpetual care of graves where applicable; for the cost and erection of headstones in Canada; for the maintenance of departmental cemeteries; for the maintenance of



Supply-Items Passed Canadian battlefields memorials in France and Belgium and for Canada's share of the expenditures of the imperial war graves commission-further amount required to provide for production of hooks of remembance, $10,000. Canadian pension commission- 775. Administation expenses-further amount required, $25,000. Soldier Settlement and Veterans' Land Act- 776. To provide for the payment of grants to veterans settled on provincial lands in accordance with agreements with provincial governments under section 38 of the Veterans' Land Act and payment of grants to veterans settled on dominion lands in accordance with an agreement with the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources under section 38 of the Veterans' Land Act-further amount required, $40,000. Terminable services- 777. To provide for the repayment in such amounts as the Minister of Veterans Affairs determines, not exceeding the whole of an amount equivalent to the compensating adjustment made under subsection (1) of section 13 of the War Service Grants Act or the payment made pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section 12 of the Veterans Rehabilitation Act, where the person who made the compensating adjustment or payment does not receive benefits under the Veterans' Land Act or where, having had financial assistance under that act, he is deemed by the minister on termination of his contract or agreement under that act to have derived thereunder either no benefit or a benefit that is less than the amount of the compensating adjustment or payment made-further amount required, $40,000. Loans, investments and advances- Veterans affairs- 780. To authorize the making of a loan by the Minister of Veterans Affairs to William J. Edwards, a veteran of world war I, in the amount of $1,000, such loan to be repayable on demand by the minister and to be made on the security of a mortgage acceptable to him, executed by the veteran and his wife and registered as a first charge on a parcel of land held by the veteran and his wife as joint tenants and described in the land registry office, New Westminster, British Columbia, as lot 13, block 14, northwest quarter of section 11, township 1, plan 14124, New Westminster district, $1,000.



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