November 4, 1964

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


TRAFFIC ON BORDEN-CAPE TORMENTINE FERRY SERVICE

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

1. How many trucks, trailers, automobiles, buses, were carried by the Borden-Cape Tormentine ferry service in each of the years 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963?

2. How many railway freight cars were carried in the same years?

3. How many automobile passengers were carried in these years and, how many railway passengers?

4. What are the figures in each category mentioned in questions 1, 2 and 3 for January 1 to September 30, 1964?

5. What was the amount received from sale of transportation tickets in each of these years?

Mr. Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary

Secretary to Minister of Transport): The

management of Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. 1953, 102,680; 1954, 104,735; 1955, 123,145;

1956, 127,955; 1957, 140,190; 1958, 142,000;1959, 157,778; 1960, 161,420; 1961, 178,474;1962, 199,189; 1963, 214,409.2. 1953, 46,885; 1954, 47,819; 1955, 53,286; 1956, 55,979; 1957, 50,313; 1958, 54,983; 1959, 54,377; 1960, 51,241; 1961, 44,674; 1962, 43,933;1963, 46,238.3. It is not possible to determine the actual number of railway passengers for the years 1953 through to 1961, as a breakdown of this information was not kept prior to the year1962. Automobile passengers including driver Railway passengers1953 291,130 -1954 292,509 -1955 335,861 -1956 324,257 -1957 346,885 -1958 351,131 -1959 367,864 -1960 390,613 -1961 426,495 -1962 484,327 18,7811963 523,543 24,2744. As statistical data for the month of September are not yet available, the following information relates only to the months from January to August 1964.

Number trucks, trailers, automobiles, buses, 172,797; railway freight cars carried, 37,433; number automobile passengers, 441,275; number railway passengers, 23,953.

5.

Year Vehicles Passengers Total1963 $183,472 $108,600 $292,0721954 188,713 108,164 296,8771955 229,936 125,982 355,9181956 222,270 131,033 353,3031957 252,415 138,685 391,1001958 261,728 130,272 392,0001959 312,300 173,500 485,8001960 324,100 178,800 502,9001961 338,000 187,100 525,1001962 376,103 213,399 589,5021963 379,235 222,669 601,904C.N.R. LANGUAGE COURSES, QUEBEC

Question No. 2,097-Mr. Marcoux:

1. Did the C.N.R. organize English courses for French speaking employees and French courses for English speaking employees in the Montreal area and, if so, since what date?

2. Are the courses free of charge or are the employees entitled to a full or partial refund?

3. What is the exact number of employees, male and female, who benefit by such courses?

4. Has the C.N.R. organized English courses for French speaking employees and French courses for English speaking employees in the Quebec city area and if so, since what date?

5. Are those courses free of charge or are the employees entitled to a full or partial refund?

6. What is the exact number of employees, male and female, who benefit by such courses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAFFIC ON BORDEN-CAPE TORMENTINE FERRY SERVICE
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LIB

Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

The

management of the Canadian National Railways advises as follows:

1. French courses for English speaking employees commenced in September 1963 in the Montreal area; English courses for French speaking employees are in the course of being organized and teaching should commence shortly.

2. The entire tuition cost of the courses is borne by the company.

Questions

3. Three hundred and ninety-seven employees, of which 64 were female, have benefited from these courses.

4, 5 and 6. Neither English nor French courses have been organized by the company in the Quebec city area.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAFFIC ON BORDEN-CAPE TORMENTINE FERRY SERVICE
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PERSONNEL IN FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS OFFICE

PC

Mr. Graffiey

Progressive Conservative

1. How many officials are now working in the privy council office of federal-provincial relations?

2. How many of the above mentioned officials are working on a full time basis in this office?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERSONNEL IN FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS OFFICE
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Jack Davis (Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister):

1. There are two officials specifically attached to the provincial relations secretariat of the privy council office. However, many of the other officials in the privy council office are concerned from time to time with federal-provincial meetings on particular questions with the federal-provincial aspects within their particular fields of responsibility.

2. The total time spent by the two officials working directly for the secretariat would average from two thirds to three quarters of their working time. The time spent by other officials varies considerably, depending on circumstances.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERSONNEL IN FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS OFFICE
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FRENCH CANADIANS IN R.C.A.F. AND R.C.N.

RA

Mr. Gregoire

Ralliement Créditiste

1. How many French Canadians occupy key positions in the R.C.A.F.?

2. How many French Canadians are there in the R.C.A.F.?

3. Are personnel based in Ontario allowed to send their children to French language schools subsidized by the Department of National Defence?

4. How many French Canadians will remain after the integration of the three services?

5. Is consideration being given to the appointment of French Canadians as commanding officers of R.C.A.F. bases in Quebec?

6. Do French Canadians in English provinces have their own schools as do English Canadians stationed at bases in Quebec?

7. What is the proportion of French Canadians in the R.C.N.?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRENCH CANADIANS IN R.C.A.F. AND R.C.N.
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LIB

Louis-Joseph-Lucien Cardin (Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Lucien Cardin (Associate Minister of National Defence):

This question is in 7 parts. The answer to parts 1, 2, 4 and 7 is information not available.

3. Military personnel residing on D.N.D. property in Ontario who wish to have their dependants attend French or bilingual schools, are given financial assistance.

5. The general policy of the Department of National Defence is to appoint bilingual

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officers as commanding officers of R.C.A.F. bases in Quebec.

6. The Department of National Defence does not maintain schools in provinces other than Quebec solely for French speaking dependants. However, the department contributes to the payment of taxes to the local separate school board with respect to the children of French speaking military personnel who live on crown property and who request such assistance; it contributes the equivalent of such taxes if, for some reason, the child attends a French language or bilingual school outside the district.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRENCH CANADIANS IN R.C.A.F. AND R.C.N.
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ROYAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION

PC

Mr. Howe (Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

South):

Has the government given consideration to the implementation of the Hall commission report recommendations on medical education, as distinct from the recommendations as a whole, so that the future quality of medical care in Canada will not be jeopardized?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. D. S. Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice):

No. The

report of the royal commission on health services is being intensively studied and the recommendations dealing with medical education are receiving a great deal of attention, but must be related to other aspects of the report.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION
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OWNERSHIP OF OFFSHORE MINERAL RIGHTS, B.C.

LIB

Mr. Basford

Liberal

1. What progress was made at the recent federal provincial meeting with regard to settling any conflicting claims to the oil and mineral rights of the offshore area of British Columbia?

2. What is the immediate course of action proposed to be taken by the government of Canada to determine the question of the legal ownership of the offshore oil and mineral rights in the offshore area of British Columbia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OWNERSHIP OF OFFSHORE MINERAL RIGHTS, B.C.
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Mr. John N. Turner (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

1. At the meeting in October last of the Prime Minister and the provincial premiers, the question of conflicting claims with regard to jurisdiction over offshore mineral rights, including oil and minerals off the coast of British Columbia, was raised and discussed. This was the first occasion in which this question was raised formally as a subject for discussion at a federal-provincial conference and it was not expected that any decisions would be reached

at that time. At the conclusion of the discussion of this matter the Prime Minister indicated that the federal government would shortly be in touch with the provinces so that steps might be taken to move to an early definition of the respective positions of the federal government and the provincial governments.

2. At the federal-provincial conference the federal government proposed to the provinces that a reference be taken to the Supreme Court of Canada so that the question of jurisdiction could be settled. It was also proposed that the terms of the reference to the supreme court should be on an agreed basis with the provinces if possible and that some arrangements be entered into between the federal government and the provincial governments to ensure that there would be no interference with resource development while consideration by the Supreme Court of Canada takes place.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OWNERSHIP OF OFFSHORE MINERAL RIGHTS, B.C.
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REPRESENTATIONS BY FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

PC

Mr. Howe (Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

South):

Has the government received representations from the Canadian federation of the blind requesting a royal commission to study the problems of the blind in Canada, and requesting national unemployment insurance coverage for the blind and, if so, what has been their reply?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Re royal commission: a request was received but not agreed to.

Re unemployment insurance coverage: no.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
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November 4, 1964