May 31, 1961

RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Seventh report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines-Mr. Howe.


STARRED QUESTIONS

C.N.R. USE OF MELLON NATIONAL BANK, PITTSBURGH

CCF

Mr. Fisher

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

1. Has the Canadian National Railways used the services of Mellon National Bank and Trust Co. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) or its agents at any time within the past three years?

2. If so, for what purposes, and at what cost to the C.N.R.?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.N.R. USE OF MELLON NATIONAL BANK, PITTSBURGH
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

The answer to parts 1 and 2 is that from 1928 until 1959, in which year the local traffic office was closed, a bank account was maintained to handle the normal business transactions in connection with that office.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.N.R. USE OF MELLON NATIONAL BANK, PITTSBURGH
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DOUBLE DEPRECIATION AREAS


Question No. 364


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

1. How many communities have applied to the government to be classed as "double depreciation areas"?

2. How many such applications have been accepted?

3. What are the names of the communities which have been accepted in the "double depreciation" category?

4. What communities have applied and not been accepted?

Topic:   DOUBLE DEPRECIATION AREAS
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PC

Richard Devere Thrasher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. D. Thrasher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I assume that by "double depreciation areas" the hon. member means surplus manpower areas or localities under the special capital cost allowances program.

Topic:   DOUBLE DEPRECIATION AREAS
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LIB
PC

Richard Devere Thrasher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thrasher:

The answers are as follows:

1. The Department of Labour has received applications from 36 areas or localities for designation as surplus manpower areas or localities under the special capital cost allowances program.

2. As of May 24, 1961, four areas and one locality had been declared eligible under the special capital cost allowances program.

3. The areas served by the following offices of the national employment service have been

declared eligible under the special capital cost allowances program: Cornwall, Ontario; Windsor, Ontario; Elliot Lake, Ontario; New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The locality of Grand Falls-St. Leonard, New Brunswick, has been declared eligible under the special capital cost allowances program.

4. Following a review of employment and unemployment conditions, it has been found that St. Jerome, Quebec; Richmond, Quebec and Jacques Cartier, Quebec, do not qualify under the criteria announced by the Minister of Labour on March 2, 1961.

Topic:   DOUBLE DEPRECIATION AREAS
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JASPER PARK LODGE

RACE RESTRICTIONS

CCF

Mr. Fisher

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

1. Does Jasper Park lodge accept reservations only from people of the "white" race?

2. If not, has it any record of guests during the regular seasons of 1959 and 1960 who were of other than the "white" race?

3. Does Jasper Park lodge accept guests who arrive without reservation?

4. In the seasons 1959 and 1960, was Jasper park lodge always filled to capacity?

5. Have Canadian National Railways agents in Canada or the United States of America any code word or code arrangement for use in messages to the Jasper Park lodge asking for reservations which indicate the colour of the person seeking space?

Topic:   JASPER PARK LODGE
Subtopic:   RACE RESTRICTIONS
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, the management of the Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. No.

5. No.

Topic:   JASPER PARK LODGE
Subtopic:   RACE RESTRICTIONS
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PROVINCIAL ASSISTANCE TO WINTER WORKS PROGRAM


Question No. 367


PC

William Lawrence Marven Creaghan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Creaghan:

1. How many provinces assist municipalities by making financial contributions to the federal municipal winter works incentive program?

2. What provinces, and-to what extent do they, supplement the federal grant of 50 per cent of the labour costs for approved municipal winter works projects?

Topic:   PROVINCIAL ASSISTANCE TO WINTER WORKS PROGRAM
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PC

Richard Devere Thrasher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. D. Thrasher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, the answers to the two parts of this question are as follows:

1. Seven.

2. British Columbia: 25 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Alberta: 25 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Saskatchewan: 25 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Starred Questions

Manitoba: (a) 25 per cent of direct payroll costs in respect of unemployed persons not entitled to unemployment insurance benefit; (b) 50 per cent of direct payroll costs in respect of unemployed persons who have been in receipt of social allowances from the province for a continuous period of 90 days.

Ontario: 25 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Quebec: 40 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Prince Edward Island: 25 per cent of direct payroll costs.

Topic:   PROVINCIAL ASSISTANCE TO WINTER WORKS PROGRAM
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May 31, 1961