July 16, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS


to table a copy of a message from the Canadian High Commission in Lagos, dated July 14, 1969, on the subject of the report in the Globe and Mail of July 12 relating to a statement alleged to have been made by Brigadier Hamilton.


NATIONAL CAPITAL

TABLING OF SIXTY-NINTH REPORT OF COMMISSION QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER

LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table in French and English two copies of the 69th report of the National Capital Commission. I apologize, Mr. Speaker, for not having tabled that report yesterday, which was the deadline, but one of the essential signatures was missing, due to the summer holidays. I hope that the house will excuse me for this slight irregularity.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   TABLING OF SIXTY-NINTH REPORT OF COMMISSION QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHAIRMAN RESPECTING RESIGNATION

LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Presideni of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, further to an undertaking given earlier by the Prime Minister I should like to table copies of correspondence between the Prime Minister and Mr. Fullerton, the chairman of the Cape Breton Development Corporation, in respect of the latter's resignation.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH CHAIRMAN RESPECTING RESIGNATION
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I should like

(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN LAGOS RESPECTING ALLEGED STATEMENT BY BRIGADIER HAMILTON
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Qusetion No. 2,217-Mr. Robinson: 1. Does the Department of Justice provide an information service and, if so, what was the cost for each of the years 1960-1968 inclusive? 2. How many publications and/or periodicals and/or information sheets and/or public releases were provided by the Department for each of the years 1960-1968 inclusive, and what was the cost for each publication for each of the years 19601968 inclusive? 3. How many copies of each publication are provided, to whom are they distributed, and how is the distribution effected?


LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. John N. Turner (Minister of Justice):

1, 2 and 3. The Department of Justice does not provide an information service. However, I am informed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who, before being transferred to the Department of the Solicitor General on October 1, 1966, as follows: 1. Yes. 1960, $18,320; 1961, $22,800; 1962, $37,765; 1963, $39,269; 1964, $42,449; 1965, $46,704.

2 and 3.

Distri- Public

Year Cost Publications bution Releases1960/61 - Not available - Not available1961/62 - Not available - 281962/63

$ 347.04 "Serve Canada With RCMP" 11,568 22S 1,273.63 "Career in Scarlet" 2,549 -*$ 2,932.00 "Crime in Your Community" 54,700 -1963/64

$ 435.48 "Serve Canada With RCMP" 14,516 32i 1,117.84 "Career in Scarlet" 2,178 -

Questions

July 16. 1969

Year Cost

1964/65 $ 280.00

$ 447.15

$ 99.00

? 909.00

* 423.00

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INFORMATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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1965/66 S 846.30 $ 2,912.56 $ 583.50 $ 818.00 $ 3,420.58 *$ 2,431.10 'Reimbursed 50 per cent by Bank of Canada. Distri- Publications bution "RCMP Service Dogs" 1,000 1 ' Historical Outline " 4,065 "RCMP Band Posters" 550 "RCMP Blue Book" 5,050 "Serve Canada With RCMP" 13,200 "Career in Scarlet" 6,179 "Historical Outline" 10,270 "RCMP Blue Book" 21,464 "RCMP Musical Ride" 8,066 "Serve Canada With RCMP" 35,500 "Career in Scarlet" 10,815 "Crime in Your Community" 34,730 Public Releases 37


RA

Mr. Fortin

Ralliement Créditiste

1. How many persons on the Executive of Polymer Corporation speak, as their mother tongue (a) French (b) English (c) other, and how many are bilingual?

2. How many persons on the Board of Directors of Polymer Corporation speak, as their mother tongue (a) French (b) English (c) other, and how many are bilingual?

3. What is the amount of capital expenditures by Polymer Corporation (a) in Ontario (b) in Quebec?

4. Is Polymer Corporation planning to establish a production branch or a subsidiary in the Province of Quebec and, if not, for what reason?

5. How many employees does Polymer Corporation have (a) in Quebec (b) in Ontario?

6. What was the return on invested capital for the last three years?

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION-LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY EMPLOYEES-CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, ETC.
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LIB

James Armstrong Richardson (Minister of Supply and Services)

Liberal

Hon. James Richardson (Minister of Supply and Services):

In so far as Polymer Corporation Limited is concerned: 1. (a) One; (b) Eight; (c) None. One member of the Executive is bilingual.

2. (a) One; (b) Eight; (c) None. Two Board members are bilingual.

3. The capital expenditures in Ontario as represented by fixed assets, amounted to $163,593,000 as of December 31, 1968. The Company does not have any fixed assets in Quebec and does not have a record of the value of the capital assets it has purchased in Quebec.

4. No. The capacity of the Company's existing Canadian operations is sufficient for its current needs and the Company, therefore, does not have any current plans to establish a subsidiary or branch elsewhere in Canada.

However, it is continually seeking attractive opportunities for further expansion and growth.

5. Polymer does not have any employees located in Quebec and had 2,649 employees in Ontario as of May 31, 1969.

6. The return on invested capital for the last three years was as follows: 1966, 11.2%; 1967, 5.6%; 1968, 6.7%.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION-LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY EMPLOYEES-CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, ETC.
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LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

Questions

Publications Periodicals Posters Press Releases1960 26 8 1 1271961 37 8 1 1351962 480 8 137 1041963 522 8 144 901964 474 8 106 701965 893 8 134 981966 1178 8 254 861967 668 8 168 991968 750 8 127 143

All publications are the responsibility of each separate division of the Department of National Health and Welfare, and their cost varies according to the requirements of the division. Thus, costs involved are difficult to obtain as new publications, reprints and revisions are done through a number of different channels. To assess costs of each publication would involve an excessive amount of staff research and would be most difficult under the present resource limitations.

3. See answer in 2. Distribution is effected as follows: (a) health publications through the Provincial Departments of Health; (b) welfare publications through Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Assistance and Family Allowance Headquarters and Regional Offices.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INFORMATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
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RA

Mr. Beaudoin

Ralliement Créditiste

1. What criteria does the government use in the choice of its tenderers in relation to the disposition by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation of trucks, jeeps, etc.?

2. How many of these tenderers were from the Province of Quebec?

3. How much has the government realized each year from the sale of goods by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for the period 1960 to 1968 inclusive?

4. On what basis does the government compare the original costs of such goods?

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CROWN ASSETS DISPOSAL CORPORATION-SALES PROCEDURE
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LIB

James Armstrong Richardson (Minister of Supply and Services)

Liberal

Hon. James Richardson (Minister of Supply and Services):

In so far as Crown Assets Disposal Corporation is concerned: 1. The Corporation maintains lists* 1 2 3 of all companies, establishments and individuals who have in some manner recorded with the Corporation their interest in the sale of trucks, jeeps, etc.

2. There are 632 companies and individuals located in the Province of Quebec listed on the solicitation lists to receive tenders.

3. 1959-1960, $6,671,475; 1960-1961, $7,201,810; 1961-1962, $7,166,131; 1962-1963, $6,708,661; 1963-1964, $6,430,775; 1964-1965, $11,-

019,634; 1965-1966, $10,932,480; 1966-1967,

$14,741,192; 1967-1968, $9,820,259; 1968-1969, $8,586,045; Total, $89,278,462.

4. Most of the materials and surpluses sold by the Corporation consist of military equipment having little commercial application.

The bulk of the surpluses is sold on the basis of recovery of the value of the basic material content, as salvage and prices realized in most cases do not bear any meaningful relationship to the original cost of such goods.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CROWN ASSETS DISPOSAL CORPORATION-SALES PROCEDURE
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LIB

Mr. Sulatycky

Liberal

1. How many applications by an existing business for a renewal of its licence to function in a National Park have been refused since 1957?

2. What is the name of each person, firm or corporation to whom or to which a renewed business licence has been refused since 1957?

3. Prior to the refusal to grant such renewed licence, did the Crown in any case make an offer to the lessee of the property from which the applicant for such licence carried on business, for the purchase of the leasehold interest, which offer was refused?

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS-RENEWAL OF BUSINESS LICENCES
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

1. There are many business licences issued in National Parks each year and it would be necessary to examine each licence for each year since 1957 to yield this type of information. Records are not kept in such a way as to find this information without considerable cost financially and in man years. Business licences for established businesses are rarely refused renewal and when they are, if the operator agrees to meeting the minimum standards, the licence is issued or reinstated as the case may be.

2. As indicated in the answer to part 1, the costs financially and in man years to the taxpayer to search for the information would be exorbitant.

July 16, 1969

Questions

3. If the long-range plans of the Department involve a change in land use where substandard facilities exist, the Department may offer to purchase the unexpired leasehold interest, if sufficient funds are available and if the acquisition has sufficient priority.

Topic:   CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS-RENEWAL OF BUSINESS LICENCES
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July 16, 1969