December 7, 1960

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTIONS

CCF

Murdo William Martin

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

Mr. M. W. Martin (Timmins) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-50, to amend the Canada Elections Act (election expenses).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
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CCF

Murdo William Martin

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

Mr. Martin (Timmins):

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to make political parties as honest as political candidates in regard to election expenses.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
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STARRED QUESTIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

FEDERAL

LIB

Mr. Tardif

Liberal

What was the amount paid by the federal government to each of the provinces under the Unemployment Assistance Act from January 1 to September 30, in each of the years, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES
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Jay Waldo Monteith (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. W. Monieiih (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, this question asks as to the amounts paid by the federal government to each of the provinces under the Unemployment Insurance Act from January 1 to September 30 in each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960. A number of statistics had to be gathered for this answer, and I wonder whether the house would agree to my just laying it on the table or having it printed in Hansard.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Has the minister leave to have the answer incorporated in Hansard?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[Editor's note: The answer referred to follows on page 576.1

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO PROVINCES
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FORESTRY DEPARTMENT

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

1. On what date was the Department of Forestry

Act proclaimed?

2. On what date was the Minister of Forestry appointed?

3. What was the total number of employees in the office of the Minister of Forestry on November 17: 1960?

4. What was the total number of employees in the Department of Forestry (apart from the minister's office), on November 17, 1960?

5. On what date was the deputy minister of forestry appointed?

6. How many other officers, clerks and employees have been appointed to the Department of Forestry under section 4(2) of the Department of Forestry Act?

7. How many persons have been transferred to the Department of Forestry from (a) Department of Northern Affairs; (b) the Department of Agriculture, under section 4(3) of the Department of Forestry Act?

Topic:   FORESTRY DEPARTMENT
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

1. The act was proclaimed on October 3, 1960, with effect from October 1.

2. October 11, 1960.

3. Five.

4. The departmental establishment was under consideration at this date but had not been approved; therefore no persons had been appointed.

5. November 26, 1960.

6. No persons in addition to those transferred under section 4, subsection 3 of the forestry act have yet been appointed.

7. (a), 512; (b), 418.

Topic:   FORESTRY DEPARTMENT
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ROYAL COMMISSIONS SINCE 1957

LIB

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

Liberal

1. Since July 1, 1957, how many royal commissions have been established by the government?

2. What was the purpose of each such commission?

3. What were its terms of reference?

4. What were the names of the members, and the personnel of each commission, with their occupation?

5. On what date was each such commission established?

6. How many have completed their reports, and what progress has been accomplished by the others?

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSIONS SINCE 1957
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, as to the first part of the question, there have been 11 commissions appointed under part I of the Inquiries Act, commonly known as royal commissions. In addition there were some 12 routine inquiries into allegations of political partisanship of civil servants.

With respect to parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the question, these parts are best answered by tabling a file of the orders in council appointing the commissions and defining their terms of reference. This also applies to those personnel appointed by the governor in council to which part 4 is assumed to apply, but not the persons appointed by the commissioners.

Starred Questions

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FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO THE PROVINCES UNDER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE ACT FOR NINE MONTH PERIOD, JAN. 1ST TO SEPT. 30TH INCLUSIVE,


Province Newfoundland FOR YEARS 1957, 1957 $1,392,729 1958, 1959, 1960. 1958 $ 1,599,737 1959 $ 2,935,792 1960 $ 2,640,038Prince Edward Island .. 109,487 66,221 75,159 92,899Nova Scotia - 58,980 430,904 705,548New Brunswick 21,428 63,822 195,119 296,009Quebec - - - 10,188,527Ontario - 5,633,968 8,360,691 9,059,621Manitoba 805,375 849,336 2,385,032 2,157,019Saskatchewan .. 393,427 643,991 973,572 1,901,951Alberta - - 2,217,774 1,769,731British Columbia .. 1,921,504 3,038,464 5,247,821 6,236,683Yukon . . - - 32,594Northwest Territories - - 39,329Total $4,643,950 $11,954,518 $22,821,864 $35,119,950 Note 1. Under the provisions of the unemployment assistance agreements, the provinces may submit claims up to six months after the month in which assistance was given. Because of this the figures shown include in each case payments with respect to the previous six months. Through a further provision, claims may be submitted at any time for expenditures during a retroactive period of up to a year prior to the date on which the agreement was signed and some of the figures in the table contain such retroactive payments. Note 2. All twelve provincial and territorial governments did not have claims submitted under the program until 1960. Participation as shown by submission of claims included six jurisdictions in 1957, eight in 1958, nine in 1959 and twelve in 1960. Note 3. Payments to the province of Quebec equal 80 per cent of the amount claimed, pending completion of audits. With respect to part 6 of the question, 16 commissions have completed their reports. The progress made by the others is not a matter on which ministers are able to report. With leave of the house, Mr. Speaker, I will table the various orders in council to which I have alluded. To place them on the record would simply be to place thereon unnecessary material.


December 7, 1960