May 6, 1964

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LOANS TO STUDENTS

PC

Mr. Pascoe

Progressive Conservative

1. With reference to the plan to provide interest free loans to university students, when will a graduate student be expected to begin repayment of such loan?

2. Will recipients of such loans be required to make interest payments after graduation and, if so, when will such payments begin?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LOANS TO STUDENTS
Permalink
LIB

Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

1 and 2. This is a matter of government policy which will be announced when the legislation is introduced in the house in the near future.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LOANS TO STUDENTS
Permalink

TARIFF BOARD RULING ON EDIBLE OILS

PC

Mr. Danforth

Progressive Conservative

Has the tariff board made a ruling on the representations of the Ontario soya bean board and other interested parties in respect to the increase in Canadian tariff on edible oils entering this country and, if so, what was that ruling?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD RULING ON EDIBLE OILS
Permalink
LIB

Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

The tariff board has heard representations on the Canadian customs tariff on edible oils; its report has not yet been received by the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD RULING ON EDIBLE OILS
Permalink

* BANK OF CANADA

FOREIGN CURRENCY

?

Mr. Cole (Chicoutimi)

1. What is the aggregate amount of foreign currency convertible into gold upon demand, held or accepted by the Bank of Canada as a result of exports, which has actually been converted into gold during the last five years?

2. From what countries did the currency come?

Topic:   * BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   FOREIGN CURRENCY
Sub-subtopic:   CONVERTED INTO GOLD
Permalink
LIB

Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

1. Canada's reserves of gold and foreign exchange are not held by the Bank of Canada for its own account. They are held by the Bank of Canada for the Minister of Finance in the exchange fund account. Generally speaking all official purchases and sales of gold and foreign exchange are made through this account.

Over the five years to December 31, 1963, the exchange fund account purchased U.S. $40.7 million worth of gold for which payment was made in foreign convertible currency.

2. Apart from small working balances held in a variety of currencies, Canada's receipts

of foreign exchange from whatever source are converted into gold or U.S. dollars. For this reason, although the gold purchase mentioned in 1 was paid for in U.S. dollars, it is impossible to attribute the currency used in that payment to a particular transaction with a particular country.

Topic:   * BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   FOREIGN CURRENCY
Sub-subtopic:   CONVERTED INTO GOLD
Permalink

C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, MONTREAL

PC

Mr. Millar

Progressive Conservative

1. How many shifts presently are being worked in the Montreal car shops of the C.N.R.?

2. How many shifts were employed there (a) in 1954 (b) in 1958 (c) in 1960?

3. What was the wage bill for overtime, if any, paid in each of these years and in 1964 to date?

4. What was the reason for the increased work load if any, in each of these years and in 1964 to date?

5. How many employees were engaged on each shift during each of these stated years and during 1964 to date?

Topic:   C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, MONTREAL
Permalink
LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The management of Canadian National Railways advises as follows:

1. Three per day.

2. (a) (b) and (c) three per day.

3. For 1954, 1958 and 1960 negligible

(approximately 0.6 per cent). For 1964 thus far nil.

4. No increase.

5. Year Total employees

1954 1,476

1958 1,334

1960 1,300

1964 to date 1,200

Number of employees per shift varies, but has remained at approximately 83 per cent first shift, 12 per cent second shift and 5 per cent third shift each year.

Topic:   C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, MONTREAL
Permalink

C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, LONDON, ONT.

PC

Mr. Millar

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the C.N.R.'s estimated investment in car shop machinery and buildings in London?

2. What is the C.N.R.'s estimated over-all investment in plant and machinery at London?

3. What has been the C.N.R.'s capital outlay (a) for new buildings (b) for new machinery, at Montreal car shops since 1954?

4. What was involved in such expenditure for each of the years since 1954 to date?

Topic:   C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, LONDON, ONT.
Permalink
LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The management of Canadian National Railways advises as follows:

1. $1,390,000 depreciated to scrap value.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. (a) $832,000; (b) $117,800.

Questions

4. The expenditures covered the construction of a grit blast plant, a dry kiln, lubricator reclamation building, welding equipment, tanks, journal bearing machines and various small units of machinery for the shops.

Topic:   C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, LONDON, ONT.
Permalink

C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, LONDON DATE OF CLOSING

PC

Mr. Millar

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the latest target date ot the C.N.R. management for closing down the car shops at London?

2. What new employment opportunities does the C.N.R. envisage for London car shop employees facing unemployment?

3. What additional job prospects are there for displaced London employees (a) at Montreal (b) at the new Toronto hump yard and when are such prospects likely to materialize?

4. What assistance, if any, does C.N.R. management extend to displaced employees in effecting the transfer of families or household furnishings to such jobs elsewhere?

Topic:   C.N.R. CAR SHOPS, LONDON DATE OF CLOSING
Permalink

May 6, 1964