February 14, 1962

LIB

Mr. Nixon

Liberal

Has the Department of Transport recently acquired a jet plane and, if so, is it intended that this plane will be used by the Prime Minister and federal cabinet ministers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * JET PLANE PURCHASE, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
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PC

Quinto Antonio Martini (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martini:

Mr. Speaker, as announced on several previous occasions, the Department of Transport some years ago ordered a small jet aircraft in order to provide the department with complete operational data and experience in civil jet aircraft, since these must be regulated by the department.

This aircraft has recently been delivered and will be used for a wide variety of jet

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * JET PLANE PURCHASE, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
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*PROPOSED EAST COAST FERRY TERMINAL, NFLD.

LIB

Mr. Carter

Liberal

Has the attention of the Minister of Transport been drawn to a brief compiled by Captain M. G. Dalton, former marine superintendent of Canadian National Railways in Newfoundland, concerning suitability of Little Southern harbour as a site for the Newfoundland terminal of the proposed ferry service between North Sydney and the east coast of Newfoundland: and, if so, what consideration was given to this brief?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *PROPOSED EAST COAST FERRY TERMINAL, NFLD.
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PC

Quinto Antonio Martini (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martini:

Mr. Speaker, certain information on this matter was provided to the minister in personal correspondence which accordingly placed some limitations upon the use that could be made of it. However, the department is aware of the potentials of Little Southern harbour, and while the analyses to date point overwhelmingly in favour of the use of Argentia there are certain points in connection with Little Southern harbour on which it is still intended to check.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *PROPOSED EAST COAST FERRY TERMINAL, NFLD.
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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, NORTHERN QUEBEC

PC

Mr. Martel

Progressive Conservative

1. What amounts have been paid by, or claimed from, the federal government for highway construction work, between Amos and Mattagami in northern Quebec, carried out under the federal-provincial agreement entered into in Quebec city in October 1960?

2. Who were the tenderers with respect to these works; at what time, to whom, and for what price was the contract awarded?

3. What is the total cost of the construction work of the said highway, the total amount of the federal contribution, and the total amount of the extras approved or recommended by the federal engineers and inspectors assigned to the project; and the total amounts claimed by the provincial authorities over and above the contract price?

4. Will the federal government table a copy of the contract entered into by the province of Quebec and the general contractor, together with (a) a list of the names and addresses of the workers employed on this highway construction project (b) a list of the names of those from whom equipment has been rented on an hourly basis or by contract as subcontractors or otherwise (c) a list of the suppliers, and of the persons who recommended them to the contractor?

5. Who were the other persons or companies that worked on a contract or day's work basis for the government of Quebec, under the federal-provincial agreement respecting the said roads to resources?

6. If the answers to parts 4 and 5 are not available federally, will the information be obtained from the provincial authorities concerned in view of the federal contribution to a substantial share of this construction contract under the agreement referred to in part 1 above?

Answer by: Mr. Dinsdale:

1. From the date that the agreement was signed to the present, the federal government has paid $738,557 to the province of Quebec for work carried out on the Amos to Mattagami road.

2. Contractors who submitted tenders for construction of this road were as follows:

Les Constructions du St-Laurent Ltee., Vil-leneuve, P.Q., $2,592,273.03.

Dramis Construction Co. Ltd., Montreal, P.Q., $2,990,323.53.

La Societe d'Entreprises Generales Ltee, Amos, P.Q., $3,267,785.75.

Simard & Freres Cie. Ltee., Montreal, P.Q., $3,556,966.15.

Paquin Construction Co. Ltd., Val-d'Or, P.Q., $3,699,318.40.

H. J. O'Connell Ltee, Montreal, P.Q., $3,750,077.00.

L. O. Trottier & Fils Ltee, Cap de la Madeleine, P.Q., $3,916,182.00.

McNamara (Quebec) Ltd., Montreal, P.Q., $3,965,599.00.

Dan Lamothe Ltee., Noranda, P.Q., 3,980,965.90.

Boyer Construction Co. Enrg., St. Gervais, Cte Bellechasse, P.Q., $3,415,662.60.

On November 14, 1960, approval was given for the award of a contract to Les Constructions du St-Laurent Ltee., the low bidder, in the amount of $2,592,273.03, plus 10 per cent of the contract amount for contingencies. Total approval $2,851,500.33.

3. Total cost of work approved to date is $4,383,723.55 (Canada's share $2,191,862) for the Amos to Mattagami road. Included in this total is $2,851,500.33 originally approved for the St-Laurent contract (including 10 per cent contingencies) plus extras amounting to $845,499.67, bringing the present total of this contract plus contingencies to $3,697,000.00. Approval has also been given for materials- $185,000, engineering-$295,000 and other miscellaneous charges-$48,000.

4. Not available in this department. This information available only from the provincial government.

5. Contracts were awarded for bridge construction to the following firms who were low bidders for the work concerned:

(1) March 2, 1961, La Societe d'Entreprises Generales Ltee., Amos, P.Q. (Deck-Harricana river bridge), $32,977.94.

(2) April 11, 1961, Standard Structural Steel Ltd., (Superstructure Harricana river bridge), $56,144.00.

(3) April 11, 1961, L. Lavergne Ltee.,

(Panache and St-Dominique river bridge), $54,601.58.

Questions

Engineering for the above three contracts was approved in the amount of $15,000.

6. This information is not normally obtained from the province by this department. When an individual requests information of this nature, he is referred directly to the province for an answer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, NORTHERN QUEBEC
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* PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH, RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW CONFERENCE

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. Has the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources or the Minister of Forestry or the secretariat of the resources for tomorrow conference received any complaints, criticisms, or suggestions from anyone regarding the speech made by the Prime Minister at the opening of the resources for tomorrow conference in which he set out the government's intention to carry on the general purpose of the conference with some kind of continuing organization?

2. If so. from whom did such responses come?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH, RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW CONFERENCE
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

The answers are as follows:

1. No.

2. Not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH, RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW CONFERENCE
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* RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. What are the plans of the federal government to carry on the work initiated by the resources for tomorrow secretariat and conference?

2. Have all the provinces expressed unanimity or intention of support for the federal government suggestions?

3. If not, which provinces have expressed a caveat or qualifications?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF CONFERENCE WORK
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

1. The government proposes to follow up actively the work initiated by the resources for tomorrow conference and its secretariat by co-ordinating its activities with those of the provinces through the means of the resource ministers' council which was constituted on February 5, 1962, to succeed to the ministers' steering committee. The means for achieving this were set out in a press release issued on February 6, following the steering committee meeting.

2. The provinces all agreed to pursue the work in the manner indicated in paragraph 1.

3. Not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * RESOURCES FOR TOMORROW
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF CONFERENCE WORK
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* DAWSON CITY FESTIVAL

DANCE HALL

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. Has the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources spent any money to restore completely Arizona Charlie's famous Palace Grand Dance Hall for the occasion of the Dawson city gold rush festival?

2. If so, (a) what was the amount (b) under what vote or statutory provision is the money being expended?

3. What officials of the department are in direct charge of the expenditures?

Questions

4. What amount of the expenditures are to be recouped from the festival itself?

Topic:   * DAWSON CITY FESTIVAL
Subtopic:   DANCE HALL
Sub-subtopic:   RESTORATION
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

1. Yes, the Palace Grand theatre is being restored as a national historic site in time for public use during the gold rush festival.

2. (a) $138,463, to December 31, 1961.

(b) Funds are provided in vote 285, national parks and historic sites and monuments-construction or acquisition of buildings, works, land and equipment; statutory authority is provided in the Historic Sites and Monuments Act.

3. G. L. Scott, chief engineer, national parks branch, Ottawa; T. C. Fenton, supervising engineer, Banff, Alberta; F. A. Dunphy, project engineer, Dawson city, Yukon Territory.

4. None.

Topic:   * DAWSON CITY FESTIVAL
Subtopic:   DANCE HALL
Sub-subtopic:   RESTORATION
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FARM CREDIT ACT LOANS

LIB

Mr. Racine

Liberal

1. How many loans have been made by the Farm Credit Corporation (a) under part II, (b) under part III, of the Farm Credit Act in each province?

2. How many farmers have borrowed over $15,000 under part II of the said act in each province?

Answer by: Mr. Charlton:

1. Number of loans made by the Farm Credit Corporation under part II and part III of the Farm Credit Act in each province:

Province Part II Part IIIBritish Columbia ... 455 29Alberta .. . 3208 82Saskatchewan ... 4447 72Manitoba ... 769 30Ontario ... 3284 93Quebec .. . 252 47New Brunswick ... 130 8Nova Scotia .. . 55 6Prince Edward Island . ... 232 15Newfoundland .. . 1 -12833 382

2. Number of farmers who have borrowed over $15,000 under part II of the Farm Credit Act in each province.

Province No. of farmers

British Columbia 107

Alberta 447

Saskatchewan 472

Manitoba 116

Ontario 668

Quebec 44

New Brunswick 13

Nova Scotia 9

Prince Edward Island 2

Newfoundland -

Topic:   FARM CREDIT ACT LOANS
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ALLOWANCES UNDER WAR VETERANS ACT

February 14, 1962