March 25, 1968

LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (Minister of Industry; Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (Minister of Industry):

1. Yes.

2. Yes, it has been advertised by the Public Service Commission under competition No. 68-3002.

3. (a) 32.6%; (b) 67.4%.

4. The poster advertising this position as issued by the Public Service Commission gives the following as the language require-quirements: "The person appointed must be sufficiently proficient in the English language, but proficiency in the French language will be considered a desirable qualification in the assessment of candidates".

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Subtopic:   ASSISTANT MANAGER, PRODUCTION BRANCH, PRINTING BUREAU
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TELEVISION SERVICE, DAUPHIN, MAN.

PC

Mr. Forbes

Progressive Conservative

1. Has CKOS Yorkton been granted a renewal of their licence as of last Fall to provide television to the viewing audience of the Dauphin area?

2. If so, when will the licence expire?

3. Will it be possible for the Dauphin audience to view programs directly from the C.B.C. that is to be extended to The Pas and Flin Flon areas since the C.B.C. will be using the Manitoba telephone transmitter line that runs through the Dauphin area?

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Subtopic:   TELEVISION SERVICE, DAUPHIN, MAN.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Parliameniary Secreiary io Minisier of Transport):

1. Yes.

2. March 31, 1969.

3. No. Signals which emanate from public carrier microwave transmitters are not receivable on home television receivers because the frequencies involved are in a different band.

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Subtopic:   TELEVISION SERVICE, DAUPHIN, MAN.
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DEFENCE DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONAIRES

PC

Mr. McCleave

Progressive Conservative

1. Will Commissionaires be included in the reduction of personnel employed by the Department of National Defence?

2. If so, how many will be affected, and how many will be retained?

3. Has the Department considered alternative duties for Commissionaires who may be laid off and, if so, with what success?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONAIRES
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LIB

Léo Alphonse Joseph Cadieux (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Leo Cadieux (Minister of National Defence):

1. Commissionaires are not public servants but are employed by the Corps of Commissionaires and engaged on a contractual basis by the government.

2. In connection with the over-all reduction program, a study is being made of the number of hours of commissionaires' service. When this study is complete there may be some reduction in the number of hours required.

3. Should some of the commissionaires not be required for service with the Department of National Defence they would be referred back to the corps.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONAIRES
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OCCUPANCY OF SIR WILFRID LAURIER BUILDING, OTTAWA


Question No. 1,142


PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lambert:

1. When did the Government of Canada take over the occupancy of part or all of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Building in Ottawa?

2. What is the name(s) of the owner (s) of the building?

3. What is the term of the lease agreement and at what annual rental?

4. Does the lease agreement provide for structural alterations at the expense of the tenant, or what are the covenants of the parties with regard to structural alterations?

5. What are the reasons for the partition alterations to be made as announced by the Minister of Public Works on February 28, 1968?

6. What further electrical and mechanical alterations may be necessary and at what estimated cost?

7. What department (s) of government or agencies thereof occupy space in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier building and what is the total floor area occupied?

March 25, 1968

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OCCUPANCY OF SIR WILFRID LAURIER BUILDING, OTTAWA
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1. September 15, 1965.

2. Immeubles Laurentian Realties Co. Ltd.

3. Present lease term is from June 1, 1967, terminating September 30, 1980. Annual rental is $908,461.30.

4. The lease agreement reads: "the lessor agrees that the lessee shall have the right to make any alterations in or about the premises, that the lessee deems advisable, at any time, during the continuance of this lease or any renewal thereof; (a) said alterations shall be made by the lessee at the lessee's expense; (b) no alterations shall be made under this section to the frame or permanent structure; in this contract "alterations shall mean changes, alterations, additions, repairs and improvements to the premises".

5. Consolidation of the Solicitor General's Department on the lower floors. Penitentiaries and Chief Treasury Officer to move into this building. Also the rearrangement of the Department of Labour on all of the upper floors.

6. Electrical and mechanical alterations will be required on all floors from the fourth to the thirteenth. The estimated cost for this work was $130,000.

7. Department of Solicitor General, Department of Labour, and a unit of the Queen's Printer. Total floor area occupied is 278,422 square feet of office space together with 29,840 square feet of storage space.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OCCUPANCY OF SIR WILFRID LAURIER BUILDING, OTTAWA
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FLAGS FLOWN ON PARLIAMENT HILL

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

1. On how many days since January 1, 1967, has the Royal Union flag (Union Jack) been flown from the courtesy staff on Parliament Hill?

2. What special occasions or events were being recognized on these dates?

3. Are flags of foreign countries flown from this staff to honour the visit to Canada of (a) heads of state or (b) heads of government?

4. If (b) what heads of government were extended this courtesy in 1967?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FLAGS FLOWN ON PARLIAMENT HILL
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1. Three days.

2. On May 24, 1967, on the official observance of the Queen's birthday. On December 11, 1967, on the anniversary of the Statute of Westminster. On February 10, 1968, on the occasion of the visit of Prime Minister

Questions

Wilson of the United Kingdom, to parliament hill. On June 30, July 1, and July 5, 1967, the Queen's personal Canadian flag was flown, but from the Peace Tower, not from the courtesy pole.

3. Yes, if the head of state or head of government is visiting parliament hill. However, during centennial year, 1967, when heads of state or the representatives of heads of state visited parliament hill the courtesy flag poles were not used because the appropriate national flag was flown at ground level on the hill alternatively with the national flag of Canada and the centennial flag. Moreover, if the visiting head of state had a personal flag that flag was flown with the national flag of Canada on the state visit stand.

4. On October 25, 1967, the national flag of Poland was flown on the courtesy pole when the deputy head of state of Poland was here during the Polish parliamentary visit.

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Subtopic:   FLAGS FLOWN ON PARLIAMENT HILL
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PER CAPITA MEDICAL COSTS

PC

Mr. Rynard

Progressive Conservative

1. When was the last cost survey of medical care per capita made in Canada?

2. What was the cost of medical care per capita by province?

3. When was the previous survey made and what were the results?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PER CAPITA MEDICAL COSTS
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LIB

Margaret Isabel Rideout (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mrs. Margaret Rideout (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Health and Welfare):

The answer to the first part of the question, Mr. Speaker, is February, 1968. It should be noted, however, that estimates of the cost of the medical care program are being consistently revised in the light of additional information as it is received. Such additional information would include changes in the provincial schedule of medical fees, changes in the level of payment in terms of the provincial schedule of fees made by public and private plans, changes in the pattern of medical practice, changes in the utilization experience and in the cost experience of private and public plans in the various provinces, changes in the doctor-patient ratio and changes in the population of each individual province. Thus the costs of the medical care program are not estimates at set intervals but are constantly updated as pertinent information is received.

March 25. 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry The answer to the second part is, see attached table.

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Subtopic:   PER CAPITA MEDICAL COSTS
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ESTIMATES OF PROGRAM COSTS OF PHYSICIANS' SERVICES CALENDAR YEAR 1968 ASSUMING FEDERAL PROGRAM IN OPERATION FOR TWELVE MONTHS PER CAPITA ($)


Province February, 1968 Revision May, 1967 Program ReviewNewfoundland 20.54 20.60Prince Edward Island 30.74 30.91Nova Scotia 38.45 34.75New Brunswick 34.50 31.12Quebec 41.38 41.68Ontario 46.94 48.49Manitoba 43.15 43.57Saskatchewan 37.62 36.05Alberta 41.82 44.09British Columbia 41.60 41.24Yukon and Northwest Territories 22.22 22.22Canada 42.39 42.88 The answer to part 3 is, see the answer to part 1 above. By way of contrast to the most recent estimate, corresponding figures are presented for May, 1967. These latter figures are used as the basis for five year projections during the departmental program review.


LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

Before the orders of the day are called I wonder if I may have leave to revert to motions for the purpose of tabling a corrected order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ESTIMATES OF PROGRAM COSTS OF PHYSICIANS' SERVICES CALENDAR YEAR 1968 ASSUMING FEDERAL PROGRAM IN OPERATION FOR TWELVE MONTHS PER CAPITA ($)
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March 25, 1968