January 15, 1969

QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CONSTRUCTION OF POST OFFICES UNDER WINTER WORKS PROGRAM

PC

Mr. McCleave

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the building of small post offices under the winter works programme been eliminated?

2. How many post offices were constructed under the programme, and what was the total value of such contracts?

3. Has an estimate been made of the man-hours of work provided and, if so, what?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF POST OFFICES UNDER WINTER WORKS PROGRAM
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister of Public Works):

1. Yes.

2. Approximately 711 post offices were constructed under the programme at a total value of about $13,600,000., including the cost of sites, site surveys, legal fees and construction contracts.

3. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF POST OFFICES UNDER WINTER WORKS PROGRAM
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BROADCASTING-PAT BURNS

PC

Mr. Valade

Progressive Conservative

1. Since January 1962, have any written or verbal complaints been addressed either to the B.B.G. or the Canadian Radio-Television Commission regarding Pat Burns, a radio commentator employed by radio station C.K.G.M. in Montreal and, if so (a) how many were received (b) what are the names in each case (c) what was the nature of these complaints?

2. Since 1962, has the government or any member of the present or previous governments asked the B.B.G. or the Canadian Radio-Television Commission to investigate or report on (a) the statements or comments made over the air by the said Pat Burns (b) the complaints received by government bodies following these statements or comments?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   BROADCASTING-PAT BURNS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

I am informed by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission as follows: 1. (a) Since January 1962, the BBG and its successor the CRTC has received approximately 957 letters commenting on some aspect of the work of Mr. Pat Burns, while he was engaged in Vancouver by radio station CJOR, of which approximately 145 are letters of complaint. Since his engagement in August 1965 at

CKGM Montreal, some 56 letters of complaint have been received, (b) It is the policy of the CRTC not to release the names of persons corresponding with the regulatory body, (c) Complaints received relate to Mr. Burn's attitude and treatment of subjects discussed on open-line programmes.

2. There is no record of members of the present or previous government asking for an investigation or report.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   BROADCASTING-PAT BURNS
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COLUMBIA RIVER SYSTEM-ARROW DAM

NDP

Mr. Harding

New Democratic Party

1. Was the Columbia River at the site of the Arrow Dam open to year-round river traffic prior to the dam construction?

2. Is the operation of the lock in the Arrow Dam on a year-round basis and, if not (a) what is the present schedule (b) when was it put into effect?

3. Who will defray the cost of operating the lock in the Arrow Dam?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER SYSTEM-ARROW DAM
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Acting Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources):

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. The British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER SYSTEM-ARROW DAM
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COMMUNITY PASTURE ON INDIAN RESERVES, SASKATCHEWAN


Question No. 556-Mr. Burton: (supplementary) 2. What government agencies are involved in the development of the project and what is the responsibility of each?


LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

2. PFRA is responsible for the development of the areas under a ten year lease agreement. The development program is scheduled to be completed by 1970. The pasture will be in operation by 1971. The PFRA will operate and maintain the pastures to the end of the lease agreement at which time the Indian Bands concerned will have the option for renewal.

The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development act as agents for the Indian Bands in entering into agreement with PFRA for this work and to mediate problems which may arise.

N.B. The other parts of this question were answered on November 13, 1968.

January 15. 1969

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COMMUNITY PASTURE ON INDIAN RESERVES, SASKATCHEWAN
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C.B.C.-MEXICO CITY SUMMER OLYMPICS

PC

Mr. Coales

Progressive Conservative

1. How many officials of the C.B.C. visited Mexico prior to the start of the Olympic Games?

2. How many employees of the C.B.C. covered the Olympic Games and what is the estimated cost of the coverage of these games?

3. What is the total amount obtained by the C.B.C. from sponsors for the coverage of the Olympic Games?

4. What is the breakdown of employees covering the Olympic Games by divisions, both as to the French and English networks of the C.B.C. as well as to radio and television?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   C.B.C.-MEXICO CITY SUMMER OLYMPICS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

I am informed by the C.B.C. as follows: 1. Five of the C.B.C. employees assigned to Mexico for the Oympic Games went there in advance in connection with preliminary planning for the C.B.C. Olympic coverage.

2. The C.B.C. had 106 personnel in Mexico for Canadian coverage of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games. In addition, 23 C.B.C. employees were contracted out to the American Broadcasting Company, holders of North American broadcasting rights.

Total direct cost was approximately $930,000 including the cost of transmission facilities between Mexico and Canada, payment for Canadian T.V. rights, salaries of C.B.C. personnel, payments to casual employees and freelancers, transportation and living expenses, shipping charges on equipment.

3. Billings to sponsors of the Olympic coverage amounted to $315,000 of which $84,000 was paid to private stations affiliated with C.B.C. networks, for a net commercial revenue of $231,000.

4. English Radio, 21; English T.V., 38. French Radio, 12; French T.V., 24. International Service, 3; Administrative, 8.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   C.B.C.-MEXICO CITY SUMMER OLYMPICS
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LIB

Mr. Mahoney

Liberal

1. How many C.B.C. employees were engaged in Mexico City covering the 1968 Summer Olympic Games (a) for television only (b) for radio only (c) for both radio and television?

2. How many persons, other than employees, were retained by the C.B.C. to cover the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City (a) for television only (b) for radio only (c) for both radio and television?

3. Of the number of persons enumerated in the answers to each of parts 2 (a), 2 (b) and 2 (c), how many were from (a) Canada (b) Great Britain (c) the United States (d) Mexico (e) elsewhere?

4. What was the cost, in Canadian dollars, to the C.B.C. in respect of the persons enumerated

in the answers to each of parts 3 (a) to 3 (e) inclusive and, in each case, how much of the cost was fees or retainers, and how much transportation, living and other expense allowance?

5. What was the total cost, in Canadian dollars, to the C.B.C., in respect of the persons enumerated in the answers to each of parts 1 (a), 1 (b) and 1 (c) and, in each case, how much of this cost was salaries or wages and other normal payroll charges, and how much transportation, living and other expense allowances?

6. How many minutes of Olympic coverage, originated in Mexico, were carried by the C.B.C. networks, between the dates of commencement and conclusion of the 1968 Summer Olympics, both dates inclusive, by the following methods and media (a) live on the French T.V. network (b) live on the French Radio network (c) live on the English T.V. network (d) live on the English radio network (e) delayed on the French T.V. network (f) delayed on the French Radio network (g) delayed on the English T.V. network (h) delayed on the English Radio network?

7. Of the minutes of delayed coverage enumerated in the answers to parts 6 (e) to 6 (h), inclusive, how many were repetition of minutes of live coverage enumerated respectively in the answers to parts 6 (a) to 6 (d) inclusive?

8. What was the total direct cost to the C.B.C., in Canadian dollars, of covering the 1968 Summer Olympics?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   C.B.C.-MEXICO CITY SUMMER OLYMPICS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

I am informed by the C.B.C. as follows: 1. The C.B.C. had 106 personnel in Mexico for Canadian coverage of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games as follows: (a) Television, 62; (b) Radio (including International Service), 36; (c) Radio and T.V. (Administrative), 8. In addition, 23 C.B.C. employees were contracted out to the American Broadcasting Company, holders of North American broadcasting rights.

2 and 3. Fifty-two persons other than C.B.C. employees were retained in connection with the Games, 48 of whom were hired locally in Mexico to provide general services including messengers, drivers, typists, interpreters. The other four people were engaged in radio and television programming as analyst, researcher and commentators. Three were from Canada and one was from Great Britain.

4. Cost in respect of the people referred to in 2 and 3 above was $37,500. This included an amount of $8,600 in fees, transportation and living expenses for the program contributors. The remainder was for salaries paid to the 48 people hired locally.

5. Salaries, wages and other normal payroll charges in relation to C.B.C. employees engaged in Canadian radio and T.V. coverage amounted to approximately $92,000. Trans-

January 15, 1969

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   C.B.C.-MEXICO CITY SUMMER OLYMPICS
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January 15, 1969