July 13, 1964

PC

Mr. Loney

Progressive Conservative

Is it the intention of the Department of Public Works to proceed with a modified dredging program at the entrance to Flowerpot island, Ontario?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DREDGING PROGRAM, FLOWERPOT ISLAND, ONT.
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LIB

Jean-Paul Deschatelets (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Deschaieleis:

A sounding survey of the harbour at Flowerpot island has recently been completed by the department at the request of the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. A dredging program is now under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DREDGING PROGRAM, FLOWERPOT ISLAND, ONT.
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OWNERSHIP OF TELEPHONE SYSTEM, WELLAND CANAL

PC

Mr. Danforth

Progressive Conservative

1. Who owns and operates the telephone system for interoffice and interstructure communication on the Welland ship canal?

2. Up to the present time, has the service work for same been done by employees of the St. Lawrence seaway authority?

3. Is a change in this regard now contemplated and, if so, for what reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OWNERSHIP OF TELEPHONE SYSTEM, WELLAND CANAL
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The St. Lawrence seaway authority advises as follows:

1. The St. Lawrence seaway authority.

2. Yes.

Questions

3. Yes; a contract is being negotiated with the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, for reasons of (1) efficiency and (2) economy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OWNERSHIP OF TELEPHONE SYSTEM, WELLAND CANAL
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IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, 1958-1963

PC

Mr. Balcer

Progressive Conservative

How many immigrants came to Canada in 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 and how many of them emigrated to the United States or elsewhere after learning a trade in this country?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, 1958-1963
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LIB

Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Badanai:

The numbers of persons admitted to Canada as immigrants annually from 1958 to 1963, inclusive, are: 1958: 124,851; 1959: 106,928; 1960: 104,111; 1961: 71,689;

1962: 74,586; 1963: 93,151.

The number of these who emigrated to the United States or elsewhere after having learned a trade in this country is unknown.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION, 1958-1963
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TAX ON PRODUCTION MACHINERY AND BUILDING MATERIALS

PC

Mr. Sienson

Progressive Conservative

1. Since June 12, 1963, how much has the Department of National Revenue received from the (a) tax on production machinery (b) tax on building materials?

2. Is this tax collected monthly, quarterly or yearly?

3. How much of an increase in the department's staff was there when this tax was levied?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAX ON PRODUCTION MACHINERY AND BUILDING MATERIALS
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

1. Information not available. Sales tax returns are not filed nor recorded according to commodities.

2. Every person required to pay sales taxes is required to make each month a true return of his taxable sales for the last preceding month. In the case of taxable importations, the tax is payable at the time of entry.

3. There has been no increase in the establishment of customs and excise division as a result of the above taxes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAX ON PRODUCTION MACHINERY AND BUILDING MATERIALS
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TAX EXEMPTION FOR MORTGAGE INTEREST AND MUNICIPAL TAXES

PC

Mrs. Jones

Progressive Conservative

Is there at present any contemplation on the part of the government to aid and encourage Canadian homeowners by exempting mortgage interest and municipal taxes from taxable income?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAX EXEMPTION FOR MORTGAGE INTEREST AND MUNICIPAL TAXES
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Pennell:

Representations on this

matter, as well as on a wide range of other tax subjects, will be studied during the preparation of the next budget.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAX EXEMPTION FOR MORTGAGE INTEREST AND MUNICIPAL TAXES
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REMOVAL OF TAX ON DRUGS

PC

Mrs. Jones

Progressive Conservative

Will the government consider the removal of the tax on drugs, which constitutes an additional burden for those who are ill?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REMOVAL OF TAX ON DRUGS
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Pennell:

Representations on this matter, as well as on a wide range of other tax subjects, will be studied during the preparation of the next budget.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REMOVAL OF TAX ON DRUGS
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and ask him whether he has noted that the figures now accepted in the United Kingdom in the Manchester Guardian, and in the United States in the weekend issue of the New York Times, are that some 4,000 Greek troops clandestinely landed in Cyprus. Is he now in a position to place before the house and the country the record in this regard, as shown to be confirmed in the United Kingdom and in the United States, under the circumstances and in the periodicals referred to? Will he also tell the house what transpired during the call on him by the Turkish ambassador on Friday afternoon, and was there on the part of the Turkish ambassador anything in the nature of a diplomatic protest?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED LOADING OF GREEK AND TURKISH TROOPS
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July 13, 1964