April 26, 1967

LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllraith (Minisier of Public Works):

This ceremony was not arranged by the government of Canada.

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Subtopic:   HIPPOLYTE LAFONTAINE TUNNEL-CANADIAN FLAG AT OPENING
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APPLICATIONS FOR DISCHARGE, R.C.A.F. PILOT INSTRUCTORS

PC

Mr. Pascoe

Progressive Conservative

1. How many R.C.A.F. pilot instructors (a) at Moose Jaw (b) at Portage, have applied for discharge from the R.C.A.F. since January 1, 1967?

2. How many have received discharges since January 1, 1967?

3. In the case of those who have not received discharges, for what reasons have discharges been withheld?

4. Are R.C.A.F. personnel allowed discharge on application following six months' notice and, if not, what is the present policy and since when has It been In effect?

5. How many R.C.A.F. personnel of all ranks (a) at Moose Jaw (b) at Portage, have applied for discharge since January 1, 1967 and, how many have been granted and how many refused?

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National

Defence): The answer to part 1 (a) is 11, and to part 1 (b), three.

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2. From CFB Moose Jaw, 4, from CFB Portage, nil.

3. Presuming this refers to those pilot instructors who have applied for discharge since January 1, 1967, a six month notice of intention for voluntary release is required in the absence of serious or compassionate reasons.

4. Yes, when the following obligations have been fulfilled: i. R.C.A.F. pilots holding a permanent commission must, by release date, have served for five years since attaining wings standard. This policy has been in effect since August 29, 1966.

ii. R.C.A.F. navigators holding a permanent commission must, by release date, have served for five years since attaining wings standard. This policy has been in effect since January 20, 1967.

iii. All R.C.A.F. officers must, by date of release, have fulfilled the various obligatory periods of service associated with subsidized undergraduate ROTP training or subsidized postgraduate training as provided for in existing orders and agreed to by contract previous to commencement of such training.

5. In addition to personnel listed in part 1, 6 men and 1 officer from CFB Moose Jaw and 2 men from CFB Portage have applied for release since January 1, 1967. All requests have been approved within the bounds of policy in part 4.

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Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR DISCHARGE, R.C.A.F. PILOT INSTRUCTORS
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PAROLE BOARD REGIONAL OFFICE, NEWFOUNDLAND

LIB

Mr. Tucker

Liberal

Has the government ol Canada any plans to open a regional office of the National Parole Board of Canada in the province of Newfoundland and, if so, when and where?

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Subtopic:   PAROLE BOARD REGIONAL OFFICE, NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

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

The

government of Canada plans to open a district office of the National Parole Board of Canada in St. John's, Newfoundland, on June 1, 1967.

The officer in charge of the district office will report to the regional representative of the National Parole Board, Halifax, N.S.

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Subtopic:   PAROLE BOARD REGIONAL OFFICE, NEWFOUNDLAND
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RELOCATION OF RAILWAY LINE, OTTAWA

PC

Mr. Bell (Carleton)

Progressive Conservative

1. Has (a) the Minister of Public Works (b) the national capital commission, given study to the report of C. C. Parker and Associates Limited regarding the relocation of the C.N.R. Beachburg line in the national capital?

Questions

2. If so, what are their opinions with respect to the recommendations of the said report?

3. Has (a) the Minister of Public Works (b) the national capital commission, formulated any plan for the relocation of this railway line in a location which would avoid the disadvantages (i) of the existing location (ii) of the location proposed in the said report?

4. If so, what is such plan?

5. If not, what consideration is now being given to the problem and by whom?

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Subtopic:   RELOCATION OF RAILWAY LINE, OTTAWA
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllraiih (Minister of Public Works):

1. (a) Yes; (b) yes.

2. While the report of C. C. Parker and Associates made no specific recommendation for an alternative to the Beachburg subdivision, it put forward for consideration an alternative route for the part of the Beachburg subdivision between Wass and Hurdman. The commission believes that the alternative route probably would produce some of the same objections as those arising from the present location.

3. No.

4. See answer to part 3.

5. The report of the Beachburg subdivision by C. C. Parker and Associates Limited was prepared for the city of Ottawa, with 50 per cent of the cost being borne by the N.C.C. Recently the N.C.C. agreed to assist the city in a further study of an alternative mentioned in the Parker report. It is expected that the N.C.C. will be advised by the city if the city decides to adopt this alternative route.

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Subtopic:   RELOCATION OF RAILWAY LINE, OTTAWA
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GUEST HOUSE FOR FOREIGN VISITORS, OTTAWA

PC

Mr. Rapp (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

1. Under what authority was the guest house for distinguished foreign citizens visiting Ottawa purchased?

2. Was there an order in council passed and, if so, when?

3. What is the cost to date of said house and, in particular what was (a) the purchase price thereof (b) the cost of repairs and additions made since purchase (c) the cost of furniture, equipment and other furnishings?

4. What salary and allowances are paid to the manager of this house, and what public and private positions has this person held in the past ten years?

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Subtopic:   GUEST HOUSE FOR FOREIGN VISITORS, OTTAWA
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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 Department of Public Works, the Prime Minister's and Privy Council offices as follows: 1. Treasury Board minute 652668 of March 24, 1966.

2. No.

3. (a) $152,000; (b) $92,544.72; (c) $90,594,76.

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Questions

4. The operational management of the guest house has been added to the duties of the director of administration Privy Council office who has occupied this position since 1 June, 1964. Immediately prior to joining the Privy Council office staff this officer held the position of administrative attache and consul at the Canadian Embassy, Washington, and has occupied a number of similar positions with the Department of External Affairs at home and abroad since August 1946.

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Subtopic:   GUEST HOUSE FOR FOREIGN VISITORS, OTTAWA
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REFUSAL OF ENTRY TO CZECH WIFE OF CANADIAN

PC

Mr. MacEwan

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Minister of Manpower and Immigration refused entry into Canada of Mrs. John Clarke (nee Vlasta Malenkova) who was recently married to a Canadian in Czechoslovakia?

2. If so, on what grounds?

3. Is an investigation taking place Into the circumstances of the marriage and the part played in bringing about the marriage by one Eric Knapp of Toronto?

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Subtopic:   REFUSAL OF ENTRY TO CZECH WIFE OF CANADIAN
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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. Yes.

2. Mrs. Clarke's admission was refused on the grounds that the marriage had been contracted strictly for the purpose of circumventing Canadian immigration regulations in order to gain entry into Canada.

3. An examination of all the circumstances is being made.

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Subtopic:   REFUSAL OF ENTRY TO CZECH WIFE OF CANADIAN
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TESTS OF HOVERCRAFT

PC

Mr. McCleave

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Department of Transport recently carry out tests with a Bell SK-5 Hovercraft?

2. If so. where were the tests held, and during what period of time?

3. What was the evaluation of the tests in these areas (a) simulated ship-to-shore cargo and personnel movements (b) search and rescue tasks (c) marine firefighting (d) patrol and surveillance of marine traffic (e) other functions routine to the coast guard?

4. What was the cost of the tests for (a) rental of a Hovercraft (b) fuel (c) other?

5. Is it proposed to use Hovercraft in the Canadian coast guard operations?

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Subtopic:   TESTS OF HOVERCRAFT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

1. Yes.

2. In the eastern end of lake Ontario, the bay of Quinte, the St. Lawrence river to Prescott. Between 24th October and 20th November.

3. (a) Not evaluated in the role of a ship-borne tender for ship to shore movement, (b) Very good potential due to ability to reach scene of rescue at high speed and seaworthiness on water, (c) Satisfactory capability to carry equipment with the advantage of being able to reach scene of fires quickly, (d) Good capability for same reason as (b) above, (e) Useful capability for servicing and support of aids to navigation. Trials limited by configuration of test craft which was designed for passenger rather than load carrying.

4. (a) Craft chartered for an inclusive sum of U.S. $18,000 covering fuel, stores, spares, crew and maintenance, as well as use of craft, (b) N.A. (c) U.S. $1,975 to modify side decks to suit search and rescue operations.

5. Decision awaiting completion of operating and maintenance cost studies.

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Subtopic:   TESTS OF HOVERCRAFT
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PENSION COMMISSION SURVEY OF DIEPPE RAID SURVIVORS

PC

Mr. Lambert

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any consideration been given by the Department of Veterans Affairs to a survey at any early date of the present physical condition of Canadian W.W. II ex-servicemen who were prisoners of war following the Dieppe raid, so as to ascertain as was done recently in the case of Canadian Hong Kong prisoners of war, whether the treatment received and privation during detention has aggravated or accelerated physical ailments or infirmities?

2. If so, what action is to be taken and when?

3. Will similar consideration be given to all remaining Canadian prisoners of war of World War II?

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Subtopic:   PENSION COMMISSION SURVEY OF DIEPPE RAID SURVIVORS
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April 26, 1967