October 25, 1967

LIB

Mr. Isabelle

Liberal

1. How many persons are receiving old age pensions (a) in Canada (b) in each province?

2. How many of the pensioners are receiving the supplement of $30 per month (a) in Canada (b) in each province?

3. How many are receiving only a portion of this supplement (a) in Canada (b) in each province?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RECIPIENTS OF OLD AGE PENSIONS
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare; Minister of Amateur Sport; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

1. Number of persons receiving Old Age Security as of August 31,

346$

October 25, 1967

Questions

1967: (a) In Canada, 1,241,261 ; (b) In each

province:

Newfoundland 23,518

Prince Edward Island 9,734

Nova Scotia 54,944

New Brunswick 40,973

Quebec 278,832

Ontario 457,373

Manitoba 71,936

Saskatchewan 71,254

Alberta 83,073

British Columbia 148,723

Northwest Territories 565

Yukon 336

2. Number of pensioners receiving the

Guaranteed Income Supplement in the

amount of $30.00 per month, as of August

31, 1967: (a) In Canada, 435,284; (b) In each

province:

Newfoundland 16,182

Prince Edward Island 4,971

Nova Scotia 24,614

New Brunswick 19,420

Quebec 121,262

Ontario 126,492

Manitoba 24,664

Saskatchewan 22,270

Alberta 28,904

British Columbia 45,888

Northwest Territories 437

Yukon 180

3. Number of persons receiving the

Guaranteed Income Supplement in amounts

less than $30.00 a month, as of August 31,

1967: (a) In Canada, 265,967; (b) In each

province:

Newfoundland 3,527

Prince Edward Island 2,397

Nova Scotia 12,383

New Brunswick 7,939

Quebec 55,644

Ontario 97,703

Manitoba 17,541

Saskatchewan 17,214

Alberta 19,296

British Columbia 32,237

Northwest Territories 36

Yukon 50

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RECIPIENTS OF OLD AGE PENSIONS
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USE OF NATIONAL PARKS

PC

Mr. Forreslall

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total number of visitors to all of Canada's national parks in 1966?

2. What was the comparable figure for the years 1956 and 1961?

3. Is consideration being given to geographical extension of national parks at the present time?

4. If not, for what reason?

5. If so, what is the present status of such consideration?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   USE OF NATIONAL PARKS
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

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

In so

far as the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development is concerned the answers are as follows: 1. As visitor attendance is recorded on the fiscal year, the period which would include the 1966 vacation season is 1966-67, when there were 11,367,912 visitors.

2. Similarly, for 1956-57 there were 3,529,976, and in 1961-62 there were 5,491,663 visitors.

3. Yes. Negotiations are under way with a number of provinces for the establishment of new national parks.

4. N/A.

5. These negotiations are continuing.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   USE OF NATIONAL PARKS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

PC

Mr. Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

What are the current pay schedules for officers and crews of government ships operating on the west coast, the lake area, and the east coast?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   PAY SCHEDULES ON GOVERNMENT SHIPS
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PC

Michael Starr (Leader of the Official Opposition; Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Siarr (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, 1 should like to rise on a point of order, and I address my remarks through you to the Prime Minister. After subtracting the questions answered today it is my understanding there are 124 unanswered questions still on the order paper, five of which are starred questions which should be answered as quickly as possible. Some of these questions have been on the order paper since May of this year. In my opinion they have remained on the order paper unanswered much too long. Perhaps I should point out that many of them were placed on the order paper as a result of Your Honour's guidance and instruction.

I ask the Prime Minister to prevail upon his cabinet ministers to give some attention to their duties to this house, particularly in respect of the questions which relate to their departments, in order that they may be answered as soon as possible.

October 25, 1967

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   PAY SCHEDULES ON GOVERNMENT SHIPS
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I should call the attention of the house to the fact that during this session 540 written questions have been asked of which 416 have already been answered. There have been 52 starred questions asked of which 46 have been answered. Having regard to the unanswered questions, particularly those dating back to last May referred to by my hon. friend, many of them will take some weeks yet to answer because of their nature.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   PAY SCHEDULES ON GOVERNMENT SHIPS
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NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to speak on the same point of order. I directed a question to the Prime Minister which was placed on the order paper. It relates to the task force studying labour relations, and simply requests a list of the subjects being studied and the people conducting the studies. This question was placed on the order paper four months ago, and I am wondering whether the Prime Minister will check to And out what the situation is in respect of an answer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   PAY SCHEDULES ON GOVERNMENT SHIPS
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WINTER WORKS


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Ernest Pascoe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. E. Pascoe (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. Has the government reduced its winter works program to five months from last year's period of six months, and will the program now start on December 1 instead of November 1?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Marchand (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, the program may begin either on November 1 or December 1, according to the choice of each province, but the period will be restricted to five months.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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PC

James Ernest Pascoe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pascoe:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Last year the winter works program included brush clearing, which is an important winter farm operation in many parts of Canada. Is brush clearing included in this year's winter works program?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Marchand:

Mr. Speaker, that may very well be included in winter works provided that is related to more important works

Inquiries of the Ministry in accordance with the winter works program. In other words, we will not accept programs having to do with clearing fields or cleaning sewers, etc., unless they are related to an over-all construction program.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Bow River on a supplementary question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Bow River):

This is not quite a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker, but it is related to the winter works program because it refers to lay-offs. Did the minister receive a petition from the international brotherhood of railway electrical workers in Calgary protesting the lay-off of 400 men by the C.P.R. due to the tie-up of shipments of grain-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

-and will the minister have the manpower office in Calgary look into this matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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October 25, 1967