April 24, 1967

VETERANS AFFAIRS

TABLING OF STATEMENT RESPECTING COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, with the consent of the house I should like to table a statement I have issued on behalf of the government in connection with the fiftieth anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Subtopic:   TABLING OF STATEMENT RESPECTING COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


YOUTH COMMISSION PERSONNEL, SAINT JOHN

PC

Mr. Bell (Saint John-Albert)

Progressive Conservative

What are the names of the personnel working in the greater Saint John area for the Canada youth commission and what are their specific duties?

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Subtopic:   YOUTH COMMISSION PERSONNEL, SAINT JOHN
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LIB

John Ross Matheson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

I am informed by the Company of Young Canadians as follows: Mr. and Mrs. G. Fatels and Miss S. Williamson are the Company of Young Canadians' volunteers working in Saint John, N.B. They were requested by the Saint John urban redevelopment office to assist in the development of the north end - west side urban renewal scheme, and have been working with the residents of that area in studying the redevelopment opportunities available in that program.

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Subtopic:   YOUTH COMMISSION PERSONNEL, SAINT JOHN
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CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION OF LOUTS RIEL

NDP

Mr. Schreyer

New Democratic Party

1. Has the government of Canada or the Canadian centennial commission any plans to arrange for the commemoration of Louis Riel during centennial year?

2. If so, what is the nature of these plans or arrangements?

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION OF LOUTS RIEL
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I am informed by the centennial commission as follows: The confederation train and caravans, in sections dealing with western Canada (1869) (1885) commemorate Mr. Louis Riel.

Under Festival Canada, a program of the centennial commission, an opera entitled "Riel" has been commissioned. The libretto is by Mr. Mavor Moore and the music by Mr. Harry Somers.

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION OF LOUTS RIEL
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TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TAKEOVER OF ROCKCLIFFE AIR STATION

PC

Mr. Forresiall

Progressive Conservative

1. Is it the intention of the Department of Transport to take over the airfield and all or part of Its facilities at the Rockcliffe air station as of April 1, 1967?

2. If so, have the Canadian armed forces agreed to this turnover, and what facilities are to be included?

3. Are steps being taken to locate storage space for goods and material now stored in the two hangars located on the northern boundary of the air station so that these may be vacated and turned over without delay to the Department of Transport?

4. Is there existing storage space in the so-called ready hangars located at the extreme southeast section of the Uplands airport where such goods and material could be stored?

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TAKEOVER OF ROCKCLIFFE AIR STATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I am informed by the Departments of Transport and National Defence as follows: 1. It is the intention of the Department of Transport to take over the airport proper and one associated building at the Rockcliffe air station, to be operated on a temporary basis, day VFR conditions, and at minimal licenceable standards for the convenience of light local and itinerant aircraft. Further consideration will be given to its continued operation if the needs of the aviation industry warrant. The takeover is to be effective as soon after April 1, 1967, as these takeover arrangements can be completed.

2. The Department of National Defence proposed this takeover, which includes the land and runway complex comprising the airfield and one building.

3. Only one of the two hangars on the northern boundary is being vacated.

4. No.

April 24, 1967

Questions

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TAKEOVER OF ROCKCLIFFE AIR STATION
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CENTENNIAL COMMISSION GRANT FOR DINNER HONOURING GEORGE BROWN

?

Mr, Hales

1. Did the centennial commission make a grant towards the dinner recently held in Toronto in honour of George Brown, one of the Fathers of Confederation?

2. For what amount was the grant?

3. By whom was the grant requested?

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL COMMISSION GRANT FOR DINNER HONOURING GEORGE BROWN
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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 centennial commission as follows: 1. Yes.

2. $2,000.

3. Mr. Ralph Cowan, M.P., on behalf of the centennial dinner committee, which dinner was organized by a group of businessmen and editors from Toronto.

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Subtopic:   CENTENNIAL COMMISSION GRANT FOR DINNER HONOURING GEORGE BROWN
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CONFEDERATION CENTRE, CHARLOTTETOWN -CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

1. What amounts have been paid by the government of Canada towards the operational and maintenance costs of the Confederation centre, Charlottetown?

2. What was the date of such payments?

3. Has an undertaking been given by the government to contribute an annual contribution for such purposes and, if so, what is the amount?

4. Is this amount the equivalent of the total operating and maintenance costs and, if not, what is the difference?

5. What contributions has the Canada Council made towards support of activities presented in the Confederation centre?

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Subtopic:   CONFEDERATION CENTRE, CHARLOTTETOWN -CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I am informed by my department and by the Canada Council as follows: 1 and 2.

Amount Date of cheque

$ 45,000.00 April 3, 1967

25,000.00 December 5, 1966

100,000.00 November 2, 1966

25,000.00 September 1966

25,000.00 August 1966

25,000.00 May 1966

22,500.00 January 1966

87,500.00 July 1965

40,000.00 May 7, 1965

$395,000.00

3. Yes, to the extent of one half of the total operating and maintenance cost but not to exceed $175,000 each year.

4. Answered by number 3.

5. Apart from some $36,500 provided toward the architectural competition for the

design of the centre, the council has provided some $173,000 toward the support of activities at the centre, as follows: $10,000 in the year 1964-65, $62,937 in 1965-66 and $100,800 in 1966-67.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONFEDERATION CENTRE, CHARLOTTETOWN -CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
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April 24, 1967