May 25, 1960

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE


Second report of standing committee on estimates-Mr. Smith (Calgary South).


STANDING ORDERS

CONCURRENCE IN FIFTH


Mr. Heward Grafftey (for Miss Aitken) presented the fifth report of the standing committee on standing orders, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


ATOMIC ENERGY

PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER POLICY, OPERATIONS AND EXPENDITURES

PC

J.-H.-Théogène Ricard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Theogene Ricard (St. Hyacinihe-Bagol) moved:

That the special committee on research appointed on May 16, 1960 be composed of Messrs. Aiken, Batten, Best, Bourget, Brunsden, Cadieu, Dumas, Forgie, Fortin, Godin, MacLellan, Mcllraith, McQuillan, Morissette, Murphy, Nielsen, Payne, Peters, Smith (Winnipeg North), Stewart.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER POLICY, OPERATIONS AND EXPENDITURES
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Motion agreed to.


STARRED QUESTIONS

DUTY FREE SHOPS, BORDER CITIES

LIB

Mr. Martin (Essex East)

Liberal

1. Has the government received representations from any chamber of commerce or businessmen's association objecting to the establishment of duty free shops in border cities?

2. If so, from whom have representations been received?

3. What were the nature of the representations, and what was the nature of any reply?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DUTY FREE SHOPS, BORDER CITIES
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PC

Léon Balcer (Secretary of State of Canada; Solicitor General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Acting Secretary of Slate):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to part 1 is yes.

The answer to part 2 is: The Retail Merchants Association of Canada, the Hamilton downtown association, the Canadian retail hardware association, the merchants' association of Niagara Falls, chambers of commerce of Banff, Alberta, Westport, Midland, Gana-noque, North Bay, Belleville, St. Catharines, Peterborough and Amherstburg, Ontario.

The answer to part 3 is: these representations expressed objection to the operation of bonded warehouses in conjunction with retail sales outlets and concern about the impact

such sales might have on other businesses. Certain of the chambers asked that the Customs Act be amended to forbid in bond sales to tourists. In reply it was pointed out that it would be difficult to amend the present legislation without at the same time handicapping the traditional warehousekeeper, and at this early stage it cannot be determined what effect this merchandising practice will have on established retailers in Canada; but the government is watching its development carefully.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DUTY FREE SHOPS, BORDER CITIES
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INSURED HOUSING LOANS BY BANKS, MUNICIPALITIES UNDER 10,000

L L

Mr. Benidickson

Liberal Labour

1. Since January 1, 1960, how many insured housing loans have been made by banks to dwellers in municipalities with populations under 10,000?

2. What was the comparable figure for period commencing January 1, 1959?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INSURED HOUSING LOANS BY BANKS, MUNICIPALITIES UNDER 10,000
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PC

David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public Works):

The answer to question 1; for the period January 1, 1960 to April 30, 1960, seven. The answer to question 2; for the same period last year, 1,042.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INSURED HOUSING LOANS BY BANKS, MUNICIPALITIES UNDER 10,000
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CLEANING WORK, DAGENAIS RIVER AND COTE BROOK, PALMAROLLE COUNTY, QUE.

LIB

Mr. Leduc

Liberal

1. Did the Department of Public Works have cleaning work done on the Dagenais river and the Cote brook, in the township of Palmarolle in the county of Abitibi-West, during 1958 and 1959?

2. If so, how much did the said work cost?

3. What was the name of the foreman and how many men were employed on this work?

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public

Works): The answer to question 1 is yes.

The answer to question 2 is $7,794.79.

The answer to question 3 is; foreman, Mr. Emilien Begin of Palmarolle, Quebec, and 33 men were employed on this work.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CLEANING WORK, DAGENAIS RIVER AND COTE BROOK, PALMAROLLE COUNTY, QUE.
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INSURED HOUSING LOANS BY NON-BANK LENDERS, MUNICIPALITIES UNDER 10,000

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Mr. Benidickson

Liberal Labour

1. Since January 1, 1960, how many insured housing loans have been made by approved lenders, other than banks, under the National Housing Act to dwellers in municipalities with populations under 10,000?

2. What was the comparable figure for period commencing January 1, 1959?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INSURED HOUSING LOANS BY NON-BANK LENDERS, MUNICIPALITIES UNDER 10,000
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May 25, 1960