November 18, 1964

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

It is intended to provide new accommodation for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Mayerthorpe, Alberta within the next two years. The building will either be constructed by the government or built by private contract for lease to the force.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.M.P. BARRACKS CONSTRUCTION, MAYERTHORPE, ALTA.
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PENITENTIARY OFFICERS PROVIDED WITH WEAPONS

NDP

Mr. Howard

New Democratic Party

Since January 1, 1964, has any officer in any penitentiary in Canada been provided with a blackjack or other similar weapon and, if so, how many such officers (by penitentiaries) have been so provided?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARY OFFICERS PROVIDED WITH WEAPONS
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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):

Since January 1, 1964, blackjacks or other similar weapons have been issued to officers of the Canadian penitentiary service as follows:

Dorchester penitentiary 7; St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary, 7; Manitoba penitentiary, 1; Saskatchewan penitentiary, 3; British Columbia penitentiary, 11.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARY OFFICERS PROVIDED WITH WEAPONS
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FIRE IN OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING, QUEBEC CITY

SC

Mr. Marcoux

Social Credit

1. Did a fire take place on September 3, 1964, in the old Henderson street post office building, in Quebec city, now occupied by the Department of National Health and Welfare?

2. Were employees of the department hospitalized as a result of being overcome by smoke?

3. Was this building fireproof?

4. Are the exits sufficient in number, in accordance with regulations laid down by the federal and provincial departments of public works and, if not, will the Minister of Public Works take the necessary steps to correct any breaches of the regulations?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FIRE IN OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING, QUEBEC CITY
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LIB

Jean-Paul Deschatelets (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. P. Deschaielels (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first question is: Yes; the answer to the second question is: Yes; the answer to the third question is: No.

This is the answer to the fourth question: At the time of the fire, the number of exits was in accordance with federal standards but, on the sixth and seventh floors, they were not connected by a passage. The Department of Public Works is rectifying this deficiency and, as an added precaution, will build an outside fire escape to ensure the safety of the occupants of the building.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FIRE IN OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING, QUEBEC CITY
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ALGERIAN IMMIGRANTS

RA

Mr. Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

1. How many Algerian families settled on farms in (a) Quebec (b) in Canada, during the year 1963 and to date in 1964?

2. How many Algerians have held jobs in industry and services in (a) Quebec (b) Canada, since 1963?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALGERIAN IMMIGRANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. Two French families repatriated from Algeria to France were settled on farms in Canada in 1963 and two more so far in 1964. All four families were settled in Quebec.

2. This information is not available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALGERIAN IMMIGRANTS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS ON BEHALF OF FISHERMEN

PC

Mr. Crouse

Progressive Conservative

Will the government give consideration to amending the unemployment insurance regulations which specify that a fisherman may have a contribution of unemployment insurance stamps paid on his behalf by a buyer only in respect of a catch which is delivered to that buyer in a face to face transaction?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS ON BEHALF OF FISHERMEN
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachsn (Minister of Labour):

In those cases where fishermen have no actual employer, the buyer of their catch is responsible for the payment and recording of unemployment insurance contributions on their behalf, but only if he is dealing with the fishermen face to face.

This limitation is considered essential in the absence of a real employer-employee relationship. In order that the buyer may make the proper contributions for self employed fishermen, he must know what persons actually participated in making the catch, he must obtain their names and insurance numbers, he must ascertain that no other person is legally acting as their employer in respect of that catch, and he must verify several other particulars specified in the regulations. This can only be done adequately when one of the

fishermen who has made the catch delivers it in person to the buyer. It is not considered practicable to maintain control over the plan without this restriction.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS ON BEHALF OF FISHERMEN
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND

NDP

Mr. Howe (Hamilton South)

New Democratic Party

1. As of October 31, 1964, what is the financial state of the unemployment insurance fund?

2. What are its future prospects?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of Labour):

1. On October 31, 1964, the unemployment insurance fund showed a credit balance of $56,750,970.82.

2. It is expected that the contributions to the unemployment insurance fund will continue to increase the financial state of the fund until some time in December 1964. From approximately January 1965, during the heavy claims season, it is expected that the outgo from the fund will exceed its income.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND
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TENDERS FOR POST OFFICE PAINTING, KINCARDINE, ONT.

PC

Mr. Loney

Progressive Conservative

1. Were tenders invited from competent contractors for the painting of the post office at Kincardine, Ontario and, if so, on what date and from whom were the tenders invited?

2. What were the names, addresses and prices submitted for this contract?

3. What is the name of the successful tenderer?

4. At what date was the work to commence?

5. Did the successful tenderer commence work at that date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR POST OFFICE PAINTING, KINCARDINE, ONT.
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LIB

Jean-Paul Deschatelets (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. P. Deschatelets (Minister of Public Works):

1. Tenders were invited by public notice posted in the post office lobby on September 3, 1964.

2. One tender was received from Wessels Painting & Decorating, Kincardine, Ont., $893.

3. Wessels Painting & Decorating.

4. No definite date was specified for the commencement of the work.

5. Work commenced on October 26, 1964, and was completed on November 10, 1964.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR POST OFFICE PAINTING, KINCARDINE, ONT.
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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE REGISTRATIONS

November 18, 1964