April 10, 1967

AGRICULTURE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PERSONNEL OF FEED

LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry and Rural Development)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minisier of Forestry and Rural Development):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce to the house appointments to the Canadian Livestock Feed Board and its advisory committee.

Mr. Roger Perreault, of Montreal, Que., will act as president of the board, whereas Mr. Charles W. Huffman, of Harrow, Ont., will be the vice president. The third member will be Mr. Willard D. Dernier, of Moncton, N.B.

The advisory committee will be made up of seven members including Mr. Lyall A. Currie, of Cloverdale, B.C., who will assume the duties of president; the other members will be Messrs. Delmer W. Bennett, Foresters Falls, Ont.; William G. Tilden, Harriston, Ont.; Albert Allain, Rochebaucourt, Que.; Lu-cien Bolduc, Compton, Que.; Arthur R. Hill, Onslow, N.S.; and Charles H. Yeo, St. Eleanors, P.E.I.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF PERSONNEL OF FEED
Sub-subtopic:   GRAIN BOARD AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DEATH SENTENCES IN CANADA

RA

Mr. Latulippe

Ralliement Créditiste

From the date on which the House of Commons voted for the retention of capital punishment (a) how many persons were sentenced to death in Canada (b) how many were executed (c) how many sentences were stayed (d) how many sentences were commuted to life imprisonment (e) how many prisoners hanged themselves?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEATH SENTENCES IN CANADA
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. L. T. Pennell (Solicitor General):

(a)

10; (b) 0; (c) 0; (d) 5; (e) 10.

Note: That of the 10 persons mentioned in (a) one was granted a new trial by the Court of Appeal and subsequently convicted of noncapital murder; another was granted a new trial by the Court of Appeal and has not yet been retried; and the other 8 cases are still 23033-9291

before the Courts of Appeal. Thus the case referred to in (d) are not cases coming within (a). The cases referred to in (e) relate to the entire penitentiary population and one such person at the time of his suicide was being detained in a provincial institution.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEATH SENTENCES IN CANADA
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SUPERANNUATION OF RURAL POSTMASTERS

RA

Mr. Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

What is the age at which rural postmasters are eligible for superannuation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUPERANNUATION OF RURAL POSTMASTERS
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LIB

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Pierre Cote (Postmaster General):

Rural Postmasters who contribute to the Superannuation fund are eligible for Superannuation: (a) because of ill health after five years of service, (b) with an actuarial allowance which would commence at age fifty after twenty years of service. Cc) voluntarily at age sixty, (d) at age sixty-five, unless employment is extended, (e) compulsory at age seventy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUPERANNUATION OF RURAL POSTMASTERS
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RENTAL OF SPACE IN JULIANA APARTMENTS, OTTAWA

PC

Mr. Coates

Progressive Conservative

Has the government rented space in the Juliana apartments, Bronson avenue, Ottawa, and, if so (a) for what department or agencies of the government (b) when did the government enter into a contract for the space in question, how much was obtained and what is the annual rental (c) who are the principal shareholders in the company who owns the Juliana apartment building?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RENTAL OF SPACE IN JULIANA APARTMENTS, OTTAWA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secretary of Stale):

I am informed by the Department of Trade and Commerce as follows: (a) Department of Trade and Commerce, (b) (i) One 1-bedroom and one bachelor apartment leased for a period of two years effective May 1,1966. Total annual rent $7,800. (ii) Three bachelor apartments leased for a period of 1 year effective January 1, 1967. Total annual rent $12,960. (c) Not known.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RENTAL OF SPACE IN JULIANA APARTMENTS, OTTAWA
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VETERANS PENSIONS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

NDP

Mr. Schreyer

New Democratic Party

1. What is the average length of service of all administrative level personnel serving on (a) the Canada pension commission and its divisions (b>

April 10, 1967

Questions

the veterans bureau (c) the veterans welfare services branch (d) the war veterans allowance board?

2. In each of the above cases, what is the maximum and the minimum length of service per division or branch?

3. How many medical doctors are employed on the various boards or divisions under the administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and how many branches or divisions of the department are involved?

4. When a veteran's pension is increased as a result of examination, to what maximum length of time is the increase made retroactive and if, as a result of appeal or re-examination, it is discovered that an error was made in determining the eligibility of an applicant for pension or for veterans allowance, what recourse does the applicant have as regards obtaining payment for that period of time which elapsed between original application and final acceptance or acknowledgement of eligibility?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS PENSIONS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Roger Teillel (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

1. (a) 11 years; (b) 10 years; (c) 17 years; (d) 19 years.

2. (a) minimum three months; maximum 34 years; (b) minimum two months; maximum 27 years; (c) minimum five months; maximum 28 years; (d) minimum one year; maximum 37 years.

3. Treatment services, 145 full time doctors; 774 part time doctors.

Canadian pension commission, 52 full time doctors.

4. When a veteran's disability pension is increased as a result of medical examination, such increase may be made retroactive to the date of complaint, or even earlier if supported by medical evidence. The recourse with regard to obtaining a retroactive payment of pension is through section 31 of the Pension Act which limits the dates from which disability pensions are payable.

Awards made pursuant to the War Veterans Allowance Act may be paid from the effective date of application, depending on the applicant's financial circumstances. Allowances may be awarded or increased retroactively to the effective date of an adverse decision when such a decision resulted from a mistake of fact or an error.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS PENSIONS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
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COMPARISONS BETWEEN ARMY AND AIR FORCE

NDP

Mr. Schreyer

New Democratic Party

1. What Is the present ratio of total numbers of personnel in the Canadian army relative to that of the R.C.A.F.?

2. What was the total number of promotions in 1966 in (a) the army (b) the air force?

3. What was the total number of promotions to .date in 1967, in (a) the army (b) the air force?

4. With respect to parts 2 and 3 above, what was the ratio of promotions within the army to that within the air force?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMPARISONS BETWEEN ARMY AND AIR FORCE
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LIB

Léo Alphonse Joseph Cadieux (Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Leo Cadieux (Associate Minister of National Defence):

1. On 28 February, 1967 regular force strength was army 42,429; air force 44,307.

2. (a) 7,868; (b) 13,656.

These figures include 3,491 army and 10,095 R.C.A.F. promotions to corporal as a result of the 1 October, 1966 pay revision.

3. As of 14 March, 1967.

(a) 473; (b) 1,599.

These figures include 65 army and 169 R.C.A.F. promotions on an automatic basis from second lieutenant to lieutenant (or equivalent) from 1 October, 1966.

4. 1966, 1 to 1.7; 1967 to date, 1 to 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMPARISONS BETWEEN ARMY AND AIR FORCE
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April 10, 1967