November 4, 1970

QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) LEGISLATION DEALING WITH ROYAL AND/OR NATIONAL ANTHEMS


LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

See Hansard, November 2, 1970, page 780.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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"HMCS RAINBOW"-COST OF REFIT

PC

Mr. Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the estimated cost for the refit of HMCS Rainbow?

2. What are the total expenditures to date for the refit?

3. On what date did the refit commence?

4. On what date was it completed, or is it due to be completed?

5. Were tenders called for the refit?

6. What companies bid for the work?

7. Who did the work, or was awarded the contract?

8. Was the contract awarded on a cost-plus basis?

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Subtopic:   "HMCS RAINBOW"-COST OF REFIT
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Minister of National Defence):

1. In March 1969, $1,940,000.

2. $2,490,000.

3. September 8, 1969.

4. The refit, including trials and inspection, was completed July 17, 1970.

5. No.

6. Not applicable.

7. The Canadian Forces Ship Repair Unit, Pacific, in HMCS Dockyard, Esquimalt.

8. Not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   "HMCS RAINBOW"-COST OF REFIT
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NUMBER OF MERGERS OR TAKE-OVERS RECORDED

NDP

Mr. Saltsman

New Democratic Party

1. For each year 1963 to 1969, how many (a) foreign (b) domestic industrial mergers or take-overs have been recorded by the Combines Investigation Branch of the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs?

2. Do the figures cover the Canadian service sector and, if not, to what extent are they understated regarding the extent of merger activity in Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NUMBER OF MERGERS OR TAKE-OVERS RECORDED
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minisler of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

1. The number of mergers recorded by the Office of the Director of Investigation and Research under the Combines Investigation Act for each of the years 1963 to 1969 inclusive is set out below:

Foreign1 Domestic2 Total1960

93 110 2031961

86 152 2381962

79 106 1851963

41 88 1291964

80 124 2041965

78 157 2351966

80 123 2031967

85 143 2281968

163 239 4021969

168 336 5041 Acquisitions involving a known foreign owned or controlled acquiring company (the nationality of the controlling interest in the acquired company prior to the merger could have been foreign or Canadian).2 Acquisitions involving an acquiring company not known to be foreign owned or controlled (the nationality of the controlling interest in the acquired company prior to the merger could have been foreign or Canadian).

This table both updates and revises the figures reported last year. The compilation is based upon information published in the major financial news media including daily and financial newspapers, trade journals, business magazines and other publications of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. When similar information was tabled in the House of Commons on December 15, 1969, certain companies involved in mergers drew attention to inaccuracies they found in the table. Accordingly, a review of the information recorded in the register, which depended upon the accuracy of press reports, was undertaken, but not to the extent of mounting a substantial research effort for which resources were not available. The examination of the recorded information revealed a number of problems. In some instances a division or group of assets capable of sustaining an independent firm in business had been acquired rather than the listed company itself. In others, the reported acquisitions of voting shares of a company, although substantial, did not necessarily amount to control. Some consolidations reported in the press as mergers were actually a reorganization of companies previously associated with one another by way of common ownership. Reported multiple acquisitions sometimes involved com-

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parries that were already associated with one another by way of common ownership and sometimes the acquired companies were, prior to the acquisition independently owned. The extent of the foreign ownership in some Canadian acquiring companies was less than a majority of the voting stock. Certain acquired companies turned out to have been foreign controlled before the reported acquisition. Finally, in many instances there was no factual evidence available to indicate whether the particular acquired company was, prior to the reported merger, Canadian or foreign controlled.

This examination of the evidence indicates that although the register does reflect a fairly comprehensive coverage of published sources of information there is a great need of more adequate continuing sources of information about mergers. The register should, therefore, not be regarded at present as more than an initial review of public information, with no guarantee of its accuracy.

2. No. The Director of Investigation and Research has sought to record all reported mergers that have taken place only in those sectors of Canadian industry which are subject to the Combines Investigation Act. Accordingly, firms in the service sectors of the economy, except for transportation (of articles) are largely excluded, e.g. financial institutions, most utilities, advertising agencies, real estate companies, etc. The Director of Investigation and Research is therefore not in a position to estimate the extent of merger activity in the service sector of the Canadian economy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NUMBER OF MERGERS OR TAKE-OVERS RECORDED
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PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION PERSONNEL

NDP

Mr. Orlikow

New Democratic Party

1. Who are the present members of the Prices and Incomes Commission and what are their respective annual salaries?

2. In each case, what are the specific functions of each member of the Commission?

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Subtopic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION PERSONNEL
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

I have been informed by the Chairman of the Prices and Incomes Commission as follows: 1 and 2: (a) Mr. J. H. Young, Chairman, is paid a salary in the range of a D.M. 3, $37,000-$40,000. (b) Mr. P. Gerin-Lajoie, Vice-Chairman, is paid a salary in the range of a D.M. 3, $37,000-$40,000. (c) Mr. B. G. Barrow, who is responsible for the Price Review Program, is paid a salary in the range of a D.M. 1, $28,000-$33,000. (d) Mr. G. E. Freeman, who is responsible for the Research and Current Analysis Programs, is paid a salary in the range of a D.M. 1, $28,000-$33,000. (e) Mr. G. V. Haythorne, who is responsible for the Information Program and relations with Economic Interest Groups, is paid a salary in the range of a D.M. 1, $28,000-$33,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION PERSONNEL
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CANADIAN COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LIABILITY FOR CUSTOM DUTIES ON IMPORTS FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN UNITED STATES

NDP

Mr. Broadbent

New Democratic Party

1. What companies in Canada are presently exempt from liability for custom duties on imports used in making components for military contractors in the United States?

2. In each case, when did the custom remission order become effective and for what period of time?

3. In each case, what is the estimated value of the remission of custom duties?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LIABILITY FOR CUSTOM DUTIES ON IMPORTS FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN UNITED STATES
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LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Herb Gray (Minisler of National Revenue):

1,

2 and 3. Order in Council P.C. 1960-1600, November 25, 1960, provides for duty and tax remissions for goods that are or will become the property of the United States government and will be used solely and exclusively in joint Canada-United States projects. The Order remains in effect until formally revoked. Companies extended the benefits of the Order are:

Estimated annual

value of

Name of Company remittance

Abbey Electronics Co. Ltd., 13,400

Rexdale, Ont.

Atlas Polar Co. Ltd., 5,000

Toronto, Ont.

Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd., 18,000

Toronto, Ont.

Canadian Marconi Co., 34,000

Montreal, Que.

Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd., 315

Hamilton, Ont.

Garrett Manufacturing Ltd., 2,300

Toronto, Ont.

Genaire Ltd., 5,000

St. Catharines, Ont.

ITT Canada Ltd., 14,000

Montreal, Que.

Litton Systems, 30,000

Toronto, Ont.

Motorola Electronic Sales, 129

Rexdale, Ont.

Prelco Electronics, 1,100

Montreal, Que.

Radio Engineering Products, 1,200

Montreal, Que.

Raytheon Canada Ltd., 4,500

Waterloo, Ont.

Spar Aerospace Products Ltd., 6,600

Malton, Ont.

Standard Coil Products (Canada) Ltd., 1,400

Toronto, Ont.

Valeriote Electronics (Guelph) Ltd., 13,000

Guelph, Ont.

Varian Associates of Canada Ltd., 2,000

Georgetown, Ont.

Order in Council P.C. 1970-1404, August 5,

1970, the Canadair Limited Defence Development Remission Order, grants remission of Customs duties on parts and material imported during the period January 1,

1968, and ending December 31, 1971, by Canadair Limited, Montreal, Que., under defence development and production-sharing programs. 20,000

November 4, 1970

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LIABILITY FOR CUSTOM DUTIES ON IMPORTS FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN UNITED STATES
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TASK FORCE ON INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION

NDP

Mr. Mather

New Democratic Party

Has the government accepted the Task Force on Information recommendation regarding government advertising and, if not, is the government giving consideration to establishing a Crown corporation or agency for all government advertising?

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Subtopic:   TASK FORCE ON INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION
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LIB

Robert Douglas George Stanbury (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. Robert Stanbury (Minister without Portfolio):

Cabinet has approved in principle the major Task Force Recommendation on agency selection procedures for government departments and agencies and is now considering the best means of implementing that recommendation.

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MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY REGULATIONS

November 4, 1970