November 18, 1964

DEATHS OF R.C.M.P. PERSONNEL

RA

Mr. Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

1. How many members of the R.C.M.P. died during the last ten years?

2. How many of those deceased officers were in service, and how many were superannuated?

3. How many members of the R.C.M.P. in service or superannuated have committed suicide during the last ten years?

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Subtopic:   DEATHS OF R.C.M.P. PERSONNEL
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

1. During the period October 1, 1954 to September 30, 1964, 123 serving members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and 397 pensioners died. Of the 123 serving members, 61 died of natural causes, 41 by accidental death, two by misadventure, five were murdered and 14 committed suicide. Of the pensioners, 391 died of natural causes, four by accidental death and two by suicide. It is not known how many former members who were not on pension died.

2. Of the 520 deceased members, 123 were in service and 397 were superannuated.

3. During the period October 1, 1954 to September 30, 1964, 14 serving members and two pensioners committed suicide.

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Subtopic:   DEATHS OF R.C.M.P. PERSONNEL
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R.C.M.P. AIR DIVISION

PC

Mr. Rheaume

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total capital investment of the R.C.M.P. air division under each of the headings, buildings, aircraft, vehicles, parts, at each of the following locations (a) Churchill, Manitoba (b) Fort Smith, N.W.T. (c) Inuvik, N.W.T. (d) Frobisher Bay, N.W.T.

2. What staff establishment does the R.C.M.P. air division have at each of the abovementioned locations?

3. What were the total maintenance and operating expenditures for the R.C.M.P. air division for the 1961-62 and 1962-63 fiscal years, at each of the above locations under each of these headings (a) staff wages, including isolation allowances (b) travel and removal expenditures for staff (c) net costs of crown housing supplied to staff (d) total operating costs of aircraft, vehicles and other equipment?

4. What was the total mileage flown by R.C.M.P. aircraft based at each of the above locations during fiscal years 1961-62 and 1962-63?

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Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. AIR DIVISION
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

1. Total capital investment

Location

(a) Churchill, Man.

(b) Fort Smith, N.W.T.

(c) Inuvik, N.W.T.

(d) Frobisher Bay, N.W.T.

Buildings

Aircraft Vehicles Parts

$ 58,881.00 $118,000.00 Nil61,032.00 128,023.00 Nil156,900.24 130,635.50 NilNil 132,309.60 Nil

2. Staff establishment: Churchill Manitoba, constable; Inuvik, N.W.T., 1 staff sergeant and 1 staff sergeant and 1 special constable; Fort 1 special constable; Frobisher Bay, N.W.T., Smith, N.W.T., 1 staff sergeant and 1 special 1 staff sergeant and 1 special constable.

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3. Total maintenance and operating expenditures

1961-62 1962-63

$ $

Churchill, Manitoba

(a) 16,116 16,222(b) 3,061 2,352(c) 4,353 1,201(d) 14,150 29,307Fort Smith, N.W.T. (a) 16,516 17,825(b) 2,107 2,632(c) 2,013 2,417(d) 22,655 14,832Inuvik, N.W.T. (a) 16,076 16,397(b) 1,498 2,281(c) 2,856 2,856(d) 15,772 28,229Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. (a) 16,586 16,626(b) 1,772 1,072(c) 3,280 3,280(d) 14,494 13,7984. Total mileage flown Churchill, Manitoba 62,639 44,860Fort Smith, N.W.T. 26,260 69,219Inuvik, N.W.T. 59,455 77,381Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. 46,760 61,916

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Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. AIR DIVISION
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DORCHESTER PENITENTIARY STAFF

PC

Mr. Bell

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the ratio of staff to inmates at Dorchester penitentiary, New Brunswick, and how does this compare with the other Canadian penitentiaries?

2. Were any complaints received from staff organizations about understaffing or related problems at Dorchester penitentiary during the past few years and, if so, what action was taken?

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Subtopic:   DORCHESTER PENITENTIARY STAFF
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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):

1. The ratio of staff to inmates at the Dorchester penitentiary, New Brunswick, and its relation to the ratio of staff to inmates with other Canadian penitentiaries is as follows:

Dorchester, 1 officer per 2.1 inmates; St. Vincent de Paul, 1 officer per 2.04 inmates; Federal training centre, 1 officer per 1.8 inmates; Leclerc, 1 officer per 2.2 inmates; Kingston, 1 officer per 2.7 inmates; Joyceville, 1 officer per 2.2 inmates; Collin's Bay, 1 officer per 1.9 inmates; Prison for women, 1 officer per 2.3 inmates; Manitoba, 1 officer per 2.3 inmates; Saskatchewan, 1 officer per 2.7 inmates; British Columbia, 1 officer per 2.6 inmates.

2. In December 1961, the civil service association of Canada complained of the shortage of staff at the Dorchester penitentiary. Since, there have been 31 additions to the staff establishment.

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Subtopic:   DORCHESTER PENITENTIARY STAFF
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SUBSIDY TO CANADIAN RAILWAYS

PC

Mr. Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

1. What subsidy was paid in 1963 out of the federal treasury to the Canadian railways?

2. What subsidy has been promised for 1964 and/or paid?

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDY TO CANADIAN RAILWAYS
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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):

1. Payments made subject to order number 96300, dated November 17, 1958, of the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada, which provides for payments to companies of an aggregate amount of $20,000,000 in respect of the period April 1, 1963, to March 31, 1964, to be paid in instalments at such times as may be determined by the said board for the purpose of reimbursing the said companies for such diminution in their aggregate gross revenues during the said period as in the opinion of the said board is attributable to such companies maintaining the rate level for freight traffic at an 8 per cent increase instead of 17 per cent as authorized by the said order; and to provide payments to the said companies of an aggregate amount in respect of the calendar year 1963 of $50,000,000 to be paid in instalments at such times and in accordance with such methods of allocation as may be determined by the said board for the maintenance by such companies of the rates of freight traffic at the said reduced level, $68,086,164.

Further payments in respect of the period from April 30, 1962, to March 31, 1963, to companies as defined in the Freight Rates Reduction Act in the manner and subject' to the same terms and conditions as payments made pursuant to that act in previous fiscal years, $14,761.

Payments to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Canadian National Railways Company, equal to the annual cost of maintaining the trackage between specified points in Ontario on the transcontinental lines of the said railways, $7,000,000.

2. No action has yet been taken on interim payments for 1964-1965; $7,000,000 has been provided in the main estimates for 1964-1965 for payments to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Canadian National Railways Company in respect of the annual cost of maintaining the trackage between specified

points in Ontario on the transcontinental lines of the said railways.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUBSIDY TO CANADIAN RAILWAYS
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FAILURE TO PROSECUTE UNDER INCOME TAX ACT

LIB

Mr. Smith

Liberal

Since April 8, 1963, have there been any instances when the government has not initiated, or continued, prosecutions under the Income Tax Act when such action had been recommended to the government prior to that date and, if so, how many such instances?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FAILURE TO PROSECUTE UNDER INCOME TAX ACT
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of National Revenue):

There have been three instances since April 8, 1963 when the government has not initiated, or continued, prosecution under the Income Tax Act when such action has been recommended to the government prior to that date. In one instance, through a misunderstanding of instructions, the taxpayer was led to believe that the payment of a penalty would conclude the case; in another instance, the evidence was reconsidered on the advice of counsel and it was determined to indicate a civil matter rather than fraud; and in the other instance, key witnesses died and before alternative evidence could be obtained, the time within which a prosecution could be initiated had expired.

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Subtopic:   FAILURE TO PROSECUTE UNDER INCOME TAX ACT
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R.C.M.P. SHIPS, WEST COAST

LIB

Mr. Basford

Liberal

What are the names, sizes, headquarters port and intended purpose, or use, of all R.C.M. Police motorized ships of 20 feet over-all length or more, stationed on the west coast?

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Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. SHIPS, WEST COAST
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

There are 14 R.C.M. Police motorized ships of 20 feet over-all length or more stationed on the west coast as follows:

Name of vessel Size Headquarters portM/L Victoria 92' Esquimalt, B.C.P/B Tofino 65' Ocean Falls, B.C.P/B Nanaimo 65' Prince Rupert, B.C.P/B Masset 65' Campbell River, B.C.P/B Ganges 65' Port Alberni, B.C.P/B Alert 65' Alert Bay, B.C.P/B Sidney 55' Ganges, B.C.P/B Little Bow II 55' Powell River, B.C.P/B Advance 35' Vancouver, B.C.P/B Westview 35' Gibsons, B.C.P/B Tahsis 35' Tahsis, B.C.M/B Fort St. James 29' Fort St. James, B.C.M/B Port Alice 26' Port Alice, B.C.M/B Fraser 26' Vancouver, B.C.

These vessels are used for the enforcement of the federal and provincial statutes in Pacific coastal waters, and in addition, as

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floating police detachments in isolated areas not accessible to regular land detachments. They also provide transportation for police personnel where other means of transportation are not available. These vessels assist the Royal Canadian Air Force air search and rescue operations as required. They also render assistance to other government departments and, when required, transport seriously ill persons from isolated areas to hospital centres, if no other means of transportation are available.

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Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. SHIPS, WEST COAST
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R.C.M.P. BARRACKS CONSTRUCTION, MAYERTHORPE, ALTA.

PC

Mr. Horner (Jasper-

Progressive Conservative

Edson):

Is it the intention of the government to build a new R.C.M.P. barracks at Mayerthorpe, Alberta and, if so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. BARRACKS CONSTRUCTION, MAYERTHORPE, ALTA.
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November 18, 1964