March 25, 1968

IMPROVEMENT OF C.N.R. ROADBED, MONTREAL-HALIFAX

PC

Mr. McCleave

Progressive Conservative

Has the C.N.R. any plans to improve the roadbed on the tracks between Montreal and Halifax used by the Ocean Limited and the Scotian and, if so, what are they?

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Subtopic:   IMPROVEMENT OF C.N.R. ROADBED, MONTREAL-HALIFAX
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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):

The management of Canadian National Railways advises as follows, Mr. Speaker. Regular routine maintenance will be carried out consistent with demands made by the requirements of traffic moving over those lines.

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Subtopic:   IMPROVEMENT OF C.N.R. ROADBED, MONTREAL-HALIFAX
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COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE STATION, MILL VILLAGE, N.S.

PC

Mr. Aiken

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the amount of the original estimate of the cost of constructing a Communications Sat-telite Ground Station at Mill Village, Nova Scotia, when the Department of Transport gave approval in principle to this program in 1963?

2. Were additional funds requested by the Transport Department in February, 1965, and if so, what was the amount of the increase and for what purpose?

3. Were additional funds requested by the Transport Department in January, 1966, and if so, what is the amount of the increase and for what purpose?

4. What Minister requested these increases in funds?

5. What is the name of the company to whom a contract was awarded in June, 1963, for the making of an engineering study, and what was the amount of this contract?

6. What is the name of the company to whom a contract was awarded in October, 1963, for the provision of project management, systems engineering, and the supply of equipment and field engineering for the station, and what was the amount of this contract?

7. Were competitive bids called before these contracts were awarded and, if so, what are the names of the companies bidding on this work and the amount of their bids?

8. Were final contracts awarded at a fixed price, or on a cost-plus basis?

9. Was a project administrator appointed by the government when this work was initiated and, if so, what was his name?

10. What was the composition of the Treasury Board when this project was approved in 1963?

11. Did the Treasury Board assign a member of its secretariat to the Transport Department during construction stages of this project and, if so, what was his name and what were his duties?

12. Were tenders called for the construction of the necessary buildings with related structures for the station in July, 1964, and, if so (a) how many companies tendered on this work (b) what are their names and the amount of their bids (c) what is the name of the successful bidder?

13. Were tenders called in 1965 by the Transport Department to retain consultants to examine, evaluate and advise on the suitability of certain systems required by the station?

14. If so, how many companies tendered on this work, what are their names and the amount of their bids, and what is the name of the successful bidder and the amount of his contract?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE STATION, MILL VILLAGE, N.S.
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I am informed by the Departments of Transport and Treasury Board as follows: 1. Approval in principle for estimated cost between $3,600,000 and $5,500,000 by T.B. 604661 dated January 15, 1963 for a basic experimental station.

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2. Yes. Additional funds increasing the cost to $9,100,000 were approved by T.B. 636168 dated February 17, 1965 to meet changing technical possibilities, substantial added requirements resulting from Canada having become a member of the international telecommunications satellite consortium in 1964 and the urgent need for additional trans-Atlantic telephone circuits.

3. Yes. Additional funds increasing the cost to $12,000,000 were approved by T.B. 649365 dated January 18, 1966 to meet the costs incurred in further system changes needed to cope with the rapidly changing technology and the agreements reached in the new international organization.

4. The Minister of Transport.

5. RCA Victor Company, Montreal, P.Q., in the sum of $50,000, T.B. Minute 611173.

6. RCA Victor Company, Montreal, P.Q., up to $4,500,000, T.B. Minute 617210.

7. No.

8. The contract for the initial investigation was at a fixed price whereas the main contract for systems management, engineering and supply of equipment was on a cost-plus basis normal to this type of undertaking.

9. No one named individual.

10. The Hon. Walter L. Gordon; The Hon. Lionel Chevrier; The Hon. J. W. Pickersgill; The Hon. Arthur Laing; The Hon. J. R. Garland; The Hon. Roger Teillet.

11. No.

12. Yes. Tenders for buildings and related structures were evaluated in July 1964. (a) Three companies tendered, (b) Eastern Contracting Ltd., $1,155,295; Ron Engineering, $1,245,280; McNamara Construction, $1,248,870. (c) Eastern Contracting Ltd., T. B. Minute 628255.

13. No.

14. Not applicable.

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Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE STATION, MILL VILLAGE, N.S.
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DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND POST OFFICE, N.S.

PC

Mr. Muir (Cape Breton

Progressive Conservative

North and Victoria):

1. Have plans and specifications been prepared to improve the disposal field and improve the surface draining system at the Christmas Island Post Office, Nova Scotia?

2. Has approval from both the provincial Departments of Health and Highways been secured?

3. When will tenders be called for the performance of such improvements to be carried out?

Questions

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Subtopic:   DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND POST OFFICE, N.S.
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1. The plans and specifications are being prepared.

2. Yes.

3. When the necessary preliminary work has been completed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND POST OFFICE, N.S.
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FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES

PC

Mr. Forreslall

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total amount of funds allocated for the 1969 Summer Games?

2. What portion is the share of (a) the federal government (b) the Province of Nova Scotia (c) the City of Halifax (d) the City of Dartmouth?

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Subtopic:   FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES
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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. Allan J. MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

1. $1,738,000.

2. The proposed cost sharing is: (a) Federal Government, 100 per cent of operating expenses up to a maximum of $838,000; one third of the net capital expenses up to a maximum of $300,000; (b) Province of Nova Scotia, one third of the net capital expenses up to a maximum of $300,000; (c) Cities of Halifax and Dartmouth jointly, one third of the net capital expenses up to a maximum of $300,000, the one third to be contributed by Halifax and Dartmouth jointly will be paid in a ratio equal to the capital costs expended in each city.

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Subtopic:   FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES
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SITE FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES

PC

Mr. Forreslall

Progressive Conservative

Has a site for the sports stadium for the 1969 Summer Games been chosen and, if so, at what location and at what stage are negotiations?

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Subtopic:   SITE FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES
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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. Allan J. MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Yes. The site of the sports stadium to be constructed for the 1969 summer games will be at St. Mary's University. Architects and engineers are presently working on plans and cost estimates and the details should be available in a few weeks.

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Subtopic:   SITE FOR 1969 SUMMER GAMES
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REFUSAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO LOBSTER FISHERMEN'S DISASTER FUND

PC

Mr. Crouse

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Government of Canada refuse, upon request, to make a contribution to the disaster fund for the lobster fishermen of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, following the disastrous storm of April, 1967?

2. If so, for what reason?

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Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REFUSAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO LOBSTER FISHERMEN'S DISASTER FUND
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Hon. H.-J. Robichaud@Minister of Fisheries

1. No. Application was received from the Nova Scotia government on behalf of the Canso and district lobster fishermen's disaster fund on February 8 and consideration is now being given to the means of meeting this request.

2. Not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REFUSAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO LOBSTER FISHERMEN'S DISASTER FUND
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ASSISTANT MANAGER, PRODUCTION BRANCH, PRINTING BUREAU

RA

Mr. Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

1. Will the post of Assistant Manager of the Production Branch of the Canadian Government Printing Bureau be vacant shortly?

2. If so, will this post be maintained?

3. What is the percentage of employees in this Branch whose mother tongue is (a) English (b) French?

4. If the answer to Part 1 is yes, will it be required that the candidate filling this post be bilingual?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSISTANT MANAGER, PRODUCTION BRANCH, PRINTING BUREAU
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March 25, 1968