Has the R.C.M.P. any knowledge of the objectives of the Alert Service, P.O. Box 173, Station Q, Toronto, and, if so, has the R.C.M.P. co-operated in any way with the service, either with advice or funds?
ALERT SERVICE, TORONTO
Mr. Bell (Saint John-Albert):
The R.C.M.P. has knowledge of the objectives of the Alert Service and has co-operated with this service as it does with any reputable news media. It has not co-operated with funds.
* REQUEST FOR LICENCE FOR THE RE-BROADCAST OF PROGRAMS ORIGINATING IN AMERICAN TELEVISION STATIONS
![DOT] Has the Minister of Transport recently received from the mayor and the city council of Campbell-ton, N.B., an application for the immediate granting to the North Shore Community Television Ltd. of a licence for the microwave rebroadcast of programs originating in an American television station and, if so, has a licence been granted or will it be granted?
2. If a licence has been refused, on what grounds was the decision made?
1. North Shore Community Television Ltd. applied for authority to establish and operate a microwave relay in conjunction with an existing community antenna television system to carry programs from broadcasting stations located outside of Canada. No licence was granted.
2. Departmental policy states that the department may give consideration to an application which is predicated on the use of a radio relay where the programs are to be received from a transmitting station located in the United States provided the area does not receive any Canadian television service either directly or by CATV and the application complies with other technical requirements.
* C AMPOBELLO, N.B.-CUSTOMS SERVICE ON BRIDGE
Does the Minister of National Revenue plan to have the customs office open on a 24-hour basis on the Roosevelt memorial bridge at Campobello?
Mr. Flemming (Victoria-Carleton):
answer to the question is yes.
For the further information of the hon. member I can say that on my instructions the director of customs-excise inspection visited Campobello last week and investigated the effects of the winter hour schedule operative since January 7 on the residents of Campobello and general business activity.
I received the report of this officer yesterday afternoon, and based on it orders have been issued to resume full time service effective tonight.
SOCIAL CENTRE FOR INDIANS, VANCOUVER
Has the government received a request from the city of Vancouver asking assistance in the establishment of a social centre for Indians to alleviate social problems arising from the migration of Indians from the reservations to the city?
C.B.C.-GRANTS, REVENUES, AND B.C. OPERATIONS
1. For each fiscal year from April 1, 1957, to March 31, 1962, what federal grants were given or paid to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation?
2. What were the total revenues of the said corporation for each of these fiscal years?
3. What were the production expenses of the said corporation for (a) radio, and (b) television, in the British Columbia region for each of these fiscal years?
4. How many directors and producers in (a) radio, and (b) television, were employed in the B.C. region in each of these fiscal years by the said corporation?
5. What was the total television staff employed by the said corporation in British Columbia in each of these fiscal years?
6. What was the total staff employed by the said corporation in the city of Vancouver in each of these fiscal years?
7. For each of these fiscal years, what was the total number of programs produced in Vancouver in the following categories: (a) children's drama (b) adult drama, and (c) musical programming?
I am informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:
1 and 2.
1957-58 *$41,177,181. *$ 70,567,2161958-59 55,953,202. 89,147,7241959-60 58,560,213. 97,124,153.1960-61 64,872,304. 102,960,527.1961-62 76,466,505. 109,786,345.
*The parliamentary grants shown for 195758 were provided under the terms of the Canadian Broadcasting Act, hence cannot be properly related to the grants for the years 1958 to 1962 which were made under the provisions to the Broadcasting Act 1958.
3. It is considered to be not in the public interest to require the corporation to give such information as it would affect the corporation in the competitive business in which it is engaged.
Questions 4. Directors and Producers Radio TV
1 April 1957 14 161958 15 141959 16 171960 18 161961 17 141962 19 155. Television staff in B.C.1 April 1957 1911958 1861959 2031960 1981961 2051962 2046. Total staff in Vancouver1 April 1957 3681958 3781959 4111960 4021961 4101962 4147. Television
Children's Adult Musical Drama Drama Programs
1957-58 Local - 3 97Network 20 14 261958-59 Local - 1 93Network 41 25 21959-60 Local - 12 63Network 57 23 11960-61 Local - 2 21Network 36 10 301961-62 Local - 9 42Network Radio 25 431957-58 Local - - 1Regional National 45 312 275Network 52 155 5451958-59 Regional National 52 301 215Network 39 134 3691959-60 Local - - 1Regional National 68 263 274Network - 58 3061960-61 Regional National 42 261 229Network - 136 3141961-62 Regional National 42 271 281Network [Mr. Halpenny.l - 63 379
CONTRACTS TO CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
1. What companies were awarded the contracts lor the building of facilities at the following airports: Chatham, N.B., Bagotville, Que., Val d'Or, Que., Cold Lake, Alta., and Comox, B.C.?
2. Was a Canadian company awarded any contract for the construction of the R.C.A.F. terminal at Marville, France, and, if so, what company?
3. What Canadian company was awarded the contract for the building of communication stations between Brevoort Island and Goose Bay, Labrador, for the ballistic missile early warning system?
4. Did Defence Construction Ltd. call for tenders in connection with the construction of a dock at St. Vincent in the British Windward islands and. if so (a) did any Canadian company participate in the project (b) what is the name of such company?
1. During the fiscal year 1961-62, five contracts for the building of facilities were awarded as follows:
Chatham, N.B.: Coronet Paving Ltd.,
Bagotville, Que.: North Shore Builders
Ltd., Saguenay, Que.
Val d'Or, Que.: North Shore Construction Co. Ltd., Montreal, Que.
Cold Lake, Alta.: Poole Engineering (1958) Ltd., Edmonton, Alta.
Comox, B.C.: Miller Cartage & Contracting Ltd., Richmond, B.C.
3. C. A. Pitts General Contractor Ltd., Toronto, Ontario.
4. Yes. (a) Yes. (b) Bennett & White Construction Co. Ltd., and Horie and Tynan (Joint Venture), Burnaby 1, B.C.
With respect to question 1-it is understood that the information Mr. Langlois requires is in connection with the contracts referred to on page 5, paragraph 3, of the annual report, as follows:
"By year's end, five new contracts had been awarded in this connection with a total value of $3,349,000 at Chatham, N.B. Bagotville, and Val d'Or, Quebec, Cold Lake, Alberta, and Comox, B.C."
The question, therefore, has been answered to give that information.
With respect to question 4, D.C.L. called tenders on behalf of the external aid office, Department of External Affairs.
*CANADA SAVINGS BONDS
1. What was the total amount of the latest 1962 series of Canada savings bonds sold?
2. What was the value of former series of Canada savings bonds turned in since the last series went on sale?
3. What was the net amount of cash realized by the sale of the last series of these bonds?