February 6, 1967

GREAT LAKES-LEGISLATION RESPECTING DISCHARGE OF WASTE

LIB

Mr. Tolmie

Liberal

Is the government proposing to introduce legislation to control the increasing pollution problem in the great lakes arising from the discharge of human waste and garbage from commercial vessels now in use in the great lakes and those to be constructed in the future?

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to this question is yes. When the legislative timetable permits, the government intends to introduce an amendment to the Canadian Shipping Act to authorize regulations to be made respecting the discharge of sewage and garbage from ships.

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KEEPER OF SANDFORD LIGHT, YARMOUTH COUNTY, N.S.

PC

Mr. Bower

Progressive Conservative

1. Has there been a change in the keeper of the Sandford light, Yarmouth co., Nova Scotia?

2. If so, how long had the incumbent held the post, what were the reasons for his dismissal and how long had the reasons for his dismissal obtained?

3. Has a new keeper been named?

4. If so, will the new incumbent be unimpeded during the day from attending the light because of his customary activities?

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Subtopic:   KEEPER OF SANDFORD LIGHT, YARMOUTH COUNTY, N.S.
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LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Parliameniary Secreiary io Minister of Transport):

1. Yes.

2. Since November 1, 1964. Report received that the light was left unattended and that the incumbent who was a part time keeper receiving an annual fee of $480 was also employed full time by the provincial government. Investigation confirmed that he had been so employed as sign painter by the province for the past 10 years.

3. Yes.

4. Yes. The new incumbent has agreed personally to attend the operation of the fog horn at the lighthouse during the day.

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Subtopic:   KEEPER OF SANDFORD LIGHT, YARMOUTH COUNTY, N.S.
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CONVENTIONS OF COMPANY OF YOUNG CANADIANS


Question No. 2,451 (Correction)-Mr. Hales: 1. How many general meetings or conventions has the Company of Young Canadians held since incorporation? 2. Where were they held? 3. How many people attended each convention? 4. What were the hotel or accommodation charges for each convention, including telephone, room service, etc.? February 6, 1967



5. What were the transportation charges for each convention? 6. Is there a report available for each convention and, if so, from whom? 7. Who are the auditors for the Company of Young Canadians and what yearly audit fees have been paid?


LIB

John Ross Matheson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. John R. Maiheson (Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister):

I am informed by the Company of Young Canadians as follows: 1. Apart from staff meetings, meetings of the provisional council and the two training programs, the company has held one general meeting since incorporation.

2. This meeting was a regrouping of volunteers already in the field, and was held at Orillia, Ontario, from October 29 to November 5. The purpose of the meeting was to provide new training and orientation information to the company's volunteers, to provide those volunteers with an opportunity to discuss common field problems, and to assist the company develop plans for its third training program based on actual field experiences. Other volunteer regroupings are planned on a regional basis. No further centralized regroupings are planned.

3. 69

4.

Food and accommodation $3,930.79

Telephone charges 226.78

Other charges Nil

5. Transportation charges

Council members $ 112.00

Volunteers 4,117.20

Staff 180.00

Consultants 329.00

6. No report is being published but a record of the sessions of the Orillia meeting was kept by the staff. The executive director reported on the regrouping to the provisional council.

7. The Auditor General. No fees are charged.

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Subtopic:   CONVENTIONS OF COMPANY OF YOUNG CANADIANS
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SUPPLEMENTARY WORKS PROGRAM, CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS PARK

PC

Mr. Muir (Cape Breton

Progressive Conservative

North and Victoria):

1. On what date was the supplementary works program announced for the Cape Breton Highlands national park, Nova Scotia?

2. Was such an announcement made by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, by the Minister of Labour, and if by neither, who made such announcement?

Questions

3. How much money was allotted for the aforementioned program and what projects are to be undertaken at the Cape Breton Highlands national

park? .

4. How many men have been hired since the announcement of the supplementary works program, and how many men were employed immediately preceding the announcement of the program?

5. What is the dollar value of the announced program to be expended in the Victoria county area of the Cape Breton Highlands national park?

6. Of those hired since the program was announced (a) how many are veterans (b) how many are from the following areas: Ingonish, Ingonish Beach, Bay St. Lawrence, Ingonish North, Neil's Harbour, Dingwall?

7. How many men have been employed on the supplementary works program (a) from Inverness county, Nova Scotia (b) from Victoria county?

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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Hon. Arihur Laing (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

1. The

supplementary works program was announced on November 25, 1966.

2. Hon. A. J. MacEachen, Minister of National Health and Welfare, made the announcement.

3. $100,000 was allotted for the program. Projects are as follows: (a) Black Brook campground-day-use area, (b) Sanitation cutting, (c) Broad Cove campground expansion. (d) Construction of picnic tables, (e) Foot bridge-Warren Lake, (f) Maintenance supervisor's office-lunch-room Ingonish. (g) Installation of portable washroom at Ingonish beach, (h) Improvement to golf course, (i) Boundary line clearing, (j) Scaling slide areas -North and French mountains, (k) Hiking trail construction-Cheticamp and Fishing Cove. (1) Renovation-carpenter shop-Cheticamp. (m) Replace bridge-Robert Brook.

4. Ninety-nine men have been hired since the program was announced. No casual employees on payroll prior to program announcement. Only 39 operation and maintenance employees were on payroll before program commencement.

5. Project allocation-Victoria county, $52,900.

6. (a) Veterans with overseas service: (i) Victoria county, 8 men; (ii) Inverness county, 2 men. Veterans with no overseas service: (i) Victoria county, 4 men, (ii) Inverness county, 4 men. (b) Ingonish, 9 men; Ingonish Beach, 15 men; Ingonish North, 0; Neil's Harbour, New Haven, 7 men; Dingwall, 0; Bay St. Lawrence, 2 men.

7. (a) Inverness county, 50 men; (b) Victoria county, 49 men.

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Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY WORKS PROGRAM, CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS PARK
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES ON RETRAINING PROGRAMS, MANITOBA

NDP

Mr. Schreyer

New Democratic Party

1. What is the federal cost share of each of the classes or courses presently operating under program 5 of the T.V.T. agreement wiith the province of Manitoba?

2. Of the above amounts, how much is spent on operational costs and how much on allowances?

3. How many in plant or in service special training programs have been conducted either jointly with the province of Manitoba or with particular industries concerned in that province during 1966?

4. With respect to part 3 above, how much was the federal expenditure in each of these programs for (a) equipment rental (b) space rental (c) instruction id) living allowances for those enrolled?

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES ON RETRAINING PROGRAMS, MANITOBA
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. J. C. Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

1. The federal share of operational costs for program 5 courses is 75 per cent. The federal government also shares in allowances paid to trainees at the following rates: (a) 100 per cent of a basic $35 per week training allow ance; (b) 90 per cent of supplementary allowances up to a maximum of $55 per week per trainee.

2. Federal payments to the province of Manitoba toward the costs of program 5 courses, April 1, 1966 to January 15, 1967 were: (a) Operational expenses, $400,021; (b) Allowances to trainees, $933,368.

3. There were 47 in plant training projects initiated in Manitoba during the current fiscal year.

4. The federal expenditure toward in plant

training projects in Manitoba, April 1, 1966 to January 15, 1967 were: (a) Equipment rental, approximately, $30,000. (b) Space

rental, approximately, $3,000. (c) Instructional costs, approximately, $85,000. (d) The amount of the federal payments for allowances are not available because claims based upon the total attendance are not submitted until a course is completed.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL EXPENDITURES ON RETRAINING PROGRAMS, MANITOBA
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CENTENNIAL TRAIN

IND

Mr. Allard

Independent Progressive Conservative

With regard to the centennial train (a) who built it (b) how much did it cost (c) who paid for the building of this train (d) who pays for its maintenance and use (e) what will be the approximate cost of its maintenance and use during the centennial year (f) with regard to the staff, how many Canadians are there whose mother tongue is French and how many whose mother tongue is English (g) among the employees responsible for welcoming visitors (i) how many employees regard French as their mother tongue and how many employees regard English as their mother tongue (ii) what is the number of bilingual

employees (h) are employees appointed to be responsible for welcoming visitors required to be bilingual and, if not, for what reason (i) would the government agree to recommend that all employees appointed to be responsible for welcoming visitors should be bilingual (j) where and how were each of the employees for the centennial train selected (k) after the centennial tour has been completed, what will be done with this train?

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL TRAIN
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secreiary of State):

(a) The Confederation Train made up of fifteen (15) cars was constructed by the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National Railways and the contents of the six (6) exhibit coaches were built and installed by Design Craft Ltd., Toronto.

(b) The total cost of the train, including purchase and rental of equipment, design and installation of exhibits, equipment modification is $1,438,252.

(c) The Centennial Commission paid for the construction of the Confederation Train.

(d) The Centennial Commission is responsible for paying the cost involved in the maintenance of the train during 1967.

(e) Operating costs during the period January 2 to December 5, 1967 are estimated at $1,347,488.

(f) Of twenty-five (25) Commission personnel, excluding members of the R.C.M.P., on the Confederation Train staff, twelve (12) have French while thirteen (13) have English as their mother tongue. The manager of the train is bilingual.

(g) (i) Nineteen (19) members of the train staff deal directly with the public. Eleven (11) have French while eight (8) have English as their mother tongue.

(ii) The number of bilingual members on the train staff is twelve (12).

(h) The Centennial Commission's policy in recruiting the crew of the train was to represent insofar as possible every province and territory of Canada. The emphasis, because of need, was placed on ability in both English and French. However, the employees from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Yukon Territories and British Columbia are unilingual English. The French speaking population in these areas did not produce candidates. Of four (4) recruits from Ontario, two (2) are bilingual.

The proportion of bilingual personnel is sufficiently high, in the view of the Centennial Commission, to ensure adequate service to visitors in both official languages.

(i) See reply to (h) above.

February 6, 1967

(j) The employees for the train were selected from applications received after a nationwide advertising campaign was conducted by the Department of Manpower and Immigration, and through application directly to the Centennial Commission.

The personnel division, using a three-man review board and the merit principle, either set up boards in the nearest centre to the applicant's residence, or in some cases of managerial level, brought the applicant to headquarters to appear before the three-man board.

(k) The eventual disposal of the Confederation Train is under discussion at present but no recommendation has yet been made by the Centennial Commission.

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL TRAIN
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APPLICATION OF EASTERN TIME ZONE TO MARITIME PROVINCES

February 6, 1967