February 9, 1959


Department and missions abroad- 76. Departmental administration, $6,319,803.



Administration services- 186. Departmental administration, $697,289.



Customs and excise divisions- 254. General administration, $4,317,418.



448. Departmental administration, $2,437,352. Proceedings reported.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

L L

William Moore Benidickson

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

Being inexperienced in this respect, Mr. Speaker, I was out of order previously. May I now ask the house leader whether he can confirm that the order of business for tomorrow will be as announced on Friday last and whether he can say what will be taken up on Friday following the housing resolution.

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Tomorrow, Mr. Speaker, we shall commence with the supplementary estimates. Then when they are finished we shall take the resolutions on housing, the Trans-Canada Highway Act, the Northwest Territories Act, the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority Act, the National Defence Act and the Fisheries Improvement Loans Act. I hope we can get all this business through by six o'clock. Probably we shall have the same order on Friday. We may move tomorrow to refer the estimates of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys to the standing committee on mines, forests and waters and the estimates of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the standing committee on veterans affairs.

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L L

William Moore Benidickson

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

Had the house leader discussed either of those two motions with the house leader for the official opposition?

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Not in detail, Mr. Speaker. If there is any objection to our making that motion tomorrow, we will defer it.

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It being five minutes after ten o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.


ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


RAIL-HIGHWAY CROSSINGS, OTTAWA AND CARLETON COUNTY

PC

Mr. Bell (Carleton)

Progressive Conservative

1. According to the records of the board of transport commissioners, what is the total number of rail-highway (including streets) crossings within the limits of (a) the city of Ottawa: (b) the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa?

2. Of these, in (a) the city of Ottawa; (b) the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa, how many are (i) level crossings; (ii) rail crossings elevated over the highway; (iii) highway crossings elevated over the railway?

3. Of the level crossings in (a) the city of Ottawa; (b) the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa, how many have protective devices? Classify according to type the number of protective devices existing?

4. How many of these protective devices have been installed since the year 1935?

5. Of the elevated crossings in (a) the city of Ottawa; (b) the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa, how many have been constructed since the year 1935?

6. Where is each such elevated crossing so constructed since 1935 located; when was each constructed and at what cost; among whom was the cost of each divided and in what shares or amounts;

7. Since the year 1935, in (a) the city of Ottawa;

(b) the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa, how many level crossings have been abandoned (i) through removal of the railway; (ii) closing of the highway or street by a municipal or other authority?

8. Are there any pending applications before the board of transport commissioners for (i) installation of protective devices; (ii) for construction of elevated crossings (a) in the city of Ottawa; (b) in the county of Carleton, excluding the city of Ottawa?

9. If so, to what crossings do such applications relate and how is it anticipated each will be dealt with by the board?

10. How many level crossings are there between a railway and a driveway, parkway or other road maintained by the federal district commission (a) in the city of Ottawa; (b) in the national capital area within Ontario, excluding the city of Ottawa;

(c) in the national capital area within Quebec?

Answer by: Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of

Transport):

1. (a) City of Ottawa 109

(b) County of Carleton 123

2. (a) City of Ottawa

(i) Level crossings

90(ii) Subways

7(iii) Overhead bridges

12

(b) County of Carleton

(i) Level crossings

113(ii) Subways

9(iii) Overhead bridges

1

Questions

3. (a) City of Ottawa 30

Wig-wags and bell 6

Flashers and bell 16

Bell 1

Manual flagging 4

Gates, manually operated 3

(b) County of Carleton 9

Wig-wags and bell 2

Flashers and bell 7

4. 21.

5. (a) 3, (b) 1.

6. Overhead bridge on Metcalfe road, in lot 2, con. 3, Rideau front, city of Ottawa, Ont. Project was authorized by board's order No. 77732 dated November 14, 1951 without grant from the railway grade crossing fund and actual cost of construction is unknown. All costs of construction were borne by the federal district commission.

Overhead bridge on Russell road, in lot 1, con. 6, Rideau front, in the city of Ottawa, Ont. Project was authorized by board's order No. 77731 dated November 14, 1951 without grant from the railway grade crossing fund and actual cost of construction is unknown. All costs of construction were borne by the federal district commission.

Overhead bridge over the Canadian National Railways east of the Rideau canal (known as Mackenzie King bridge) in the city of Ottawa, Ont. Project was authorized by board's order No. 74349 dated April 25, 1950 without grant from the railway grade crossing fund and actual cost of construction is unknown. All costs of construction were borne by the federal district commission.

Overhead bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway in lot 2, con. 10, township of Goulburn, Ont., mile 22.57 Carleton Place subdivision. Project was authorized by board's order No. 85161 dated December 13, 1954 without grant from the railway grade crossing fund and actual cost of construction is unknown. All costs of construction were borne by the department of highway of

Ontario.

7. (a) (i) City of Ottawa 20

(b) (i) County of Carleton 4

(a) (ii) No information

(b) (ii) No information

8. (i) City of Ottawa Nil

County of Carleton Nil

(ii) City of Ottawa Nil

County of Carleton Nil

9. See answer to No. 8.

10. (a) 2, (b) Nil, (c) 1.

898

Questions

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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

CCF

Mr. Argue

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

1. What sections of the trans-Canada highway have been completed in each province?

2. What was the total cost of the completed sections of the trans-Canada highway in each province?

3. What was the federal contribution towards the total cost of the completed sections in each province?

4. What mileage in each province remains to be completed?

5. What percentage of the total mileage in each province is this?

6. Of this, what mileage in each province is now under construction?

Answer by: Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

1. The mileage paved on the trans-Canada highway in each province is as follows:

Paved under Paved prior to

Province T.C.H. agreement December 10,1949 TotalNewfoundland

34 17 51Prince Edward Island

70 - 70Nova Scotia

26 195 221New Brunswick

94 232 326Ontario

535 443 978Manitoba

289 4 293Saskatchewan

406 - 406Alberta

276 - 276British Columbia

291 67 358TOTAL

2,021 958 2,9792 and 3.-The shareable cost of work will only become available when the province submission of claims up to March 15, 1961. has submitted all claims covering cost of The total estimated cost of work approvedconstruction of the highway. The trans- to date and payments made by Canada onCanada highway agreements provide for the account thereof is as follows: Estimated Cost Estimated Amount Payments byProvince of Work Approved of Canada's Share CanadaNewfoundland . $ 30,555,179.80 $ 18,880,828.47 $ 11,822,580.89Prince Edward Island ... . 8,477,741.02 5,348,733.62 3,807,646.67Nova Scotia . 18,596,567.20 13,243,283.60 5,921,098.41New Brunswick . 38,381,047.28 26,656,367.00 17,991,470.91Ontario . 151,521,471.94 88,436,310.95 47,321,930.26Manitoba . 31,357,921.15 17,308,438.82 13,818,684.49Saskatchewan . 27,759,207.27 15,864,748.65 15,219,691.13Alberta . 35,487,930.14 20,832,455.47 18,517,644.44British Columbia . 118,255,668.69 70,014,872.54 48,804,215.73TOTAL . $460,392,734.49 $276,586,039.12 $183,224,962.93Mileage to be Percentage of4. Province completed Mileage to beNewfoundland

503 5. Province completedPrince Edward Island

1 Newfoundland

91Nova Scotia

90 Prince Edward Island ..

1New Brunswick

64 Nova Scotia

28Ontario

458 New Brunswick

1616 Ontario

32Saskatchewan Manitoba

5

6 Saskatchewan Rrit.ish Columbia . .. .

210

2Total

1,348 British Columbia

37

Mileage Now under

6. Province Construction

Newfoundland 332

Prince Edward Island 1

Nova Scotia 90

New Brunswick 64

Ontario 310

Manitoba 16

Saskatchewan -

Alberta 2

British Columbia 179

Total 994

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RAILWAY CROSSING SIGNALS, ST. JEAN, QUE.

LIB

Mr. Dupuis

Liberal

1. Has a resolution been received from the city of St. Jean, Quebec, asking for the installation of signs or signals at certain railway crossings within the city limits?

2. If so, on what date and what points were referred to in the resolution?

Questions

Answer by: Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

1. No.

2. See answer No. 1.

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FERRY SERVICE, MOHR'S LANDING QUYON, QUE.

PC

Mr. Bell (Carleton)

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any amounts been expended on improvements to the ferry service between Mohr's Landing and Quyon, Quebec, during the present and each of the past two fiscal years?

2. If so, what is the nature of the improvements which have been made, and what amount was expended for each?

Answer by: Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

1. Yes.

2. The nature of the improvements and the amounts expended are as follows:

Location Year Nature of Work Amounts ExpendedMohr's Landing 1956-57 Construction of wharf.... $9,866.081957- 58 Construction of adjustable ramp. . 2,117.37Timber sheet piling in front of wharf

2,783.961958- 59 To complete driving of piles_______ 730.89to date To complete adjustable ramp . . 838.92

Installation of light on landing

head 346.95

Quyon, Quebec 1956-57 Construction of wharf

5,145.981957-58 Construction of adjustable ramp. . 1,649.18

Installation of light on landing

head 259.75

Wharf repairs 2,377.00

LOBSTER REGULATIONS, ATLANTIC New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward

PROVINCES___FINES Island, for the years ending March 31, 1954, 1955,

1956, 1957 and 1958?

Question No. 104-Mr. Robichaud:

What was the total amount of fines collected from Answer by. Hon. J. A. MacLean (Minister convictions against lobster fishery regulations in of Fisheries):

Year Ending Mar. 31, 1954 Mar. 31, 1955 Mar. 31, 1956 Mar. 31, 1957 Mar. 31, 1958

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February 9, 1959