March 2, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. It is not in the public interest to give the
specific location of Canada's shipyards. The answers to this question denote the province only where such shipyards are located:
Yarrows Limited, British Columbia.
Canadian Vickers Limited, province of Quebec.
Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., province of Quebec.
Geo. T. Davie & Sons Ltd., province of Quebec.
Morton Engineering & Drydock Co. Ltd., province of Quebec.
Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ontario.
The Collingwood Shipyards Limited, Ontario.
Midland Shipyards Limited, Ontario.
Toronto Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ontario.
Kingston Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ontario.
Halifax Shipyards Limited, Nova Scotia.
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Anglo-Canadian Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., Shipbuilding Division, province of Quebec.
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Carter-Halls Aldinger Co. Limited, Ontario. [DOT]
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Canadian Comstock Co. Limited, New Brunswick.
Note; A government-owned company, Quebec Shipyards Limited, supervises the Morton Engineering & Drydock Company, Geo. T. Davie & Sons Limited, and the government-owned outfitting yard operated by Anglo-Canadian Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., shipbuilding division, in the province of Quebec.
2. Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd., Ontario.
Canadian Bridge Co. Ltd., Ontario.
Central Bridge Co. Ltd., Ontario.
Russel Bros. Ltd., Ontario.
Montreal Drydock Co. Ltd., province of Quebec.

3. Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co. Ltd., Nova Scotia.
M. R. Chappell, Nova Scotia.
Clare Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nova Scotia.
H. Clarke, Prince Edward Island.
Eastern Woodworkers, Nova Scotia.
J. Etherington, Nova Scotia.
Foundation Maritime Limited, Nova Scotia. Industrial Shipping Ltd., Nova Scotia.
J. D. Irving & Co., New Brunswick. Leblanc Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nova Scotia.
K. MacAlpine & Sons, Nova Scotia.
W. C. McKay & Sons, Nova Scotia.
S. G. Mason, Nova Scotia.
McMulkin & Sons & Ashley Coulter, New Brunswick.
Palmer & Williams, Prince Edward Island. Walter Pinaud, Nova Scotia.
S. S. Rafuse, Nova Scotia.
Shelburne Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nova Scotia.
Silver's Agencies Ltd., Nova Scotia.
Smith & Rhuland, Nova Scotia.
J. A. Urquhart, Nova Scotia.
Vaughan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., New Brunswick.
Wagstaff '& Hatfield, Nova Scotia.
Laurent Berger, province of Quebec. Canada Plycraft, province of Quebec. Chantier Maritime du Sti Laurent Ltee., province of Quebec.
J. A. Doucet, province of Quebec.
F. X. Lachance, province of Quebec.
Les Canots Cadorettes, province of Quebec. Bordeur Bros. & Gould, Ontario.
Dawson Boat Works, Ontario.
Duke Boats, Ontario.
Gordon Boat Works, Ontario.
J. A. Grant & Sons, Ontario.
Greavette Boats Ltd., Ontario.
Grew Boats Ltd., Ontario.
Howard Furnace & Foundries Ltd., Ontario. Hunter Boats, Ontario.
W. J. Johnson, Ontario.
MacCraft Co. Limited, Ontario.
McCall & Company, Ontario.
Midland Boat Works, Ontario.
Minett Shields, Ontario.
Morris Boat Works, Ontario.
Norse Boat & Ski, Ontario.
S. H. Perry & Sen, Ontario.
Port Carling Boat Works, Ontario. Peterborough Canoe Co., Ontario.
Rice Lake Boat Works, Ontario.
C. Richardson, Ontario.
J. J. Taylor & Sons, Ontario.
Armstrong Bros. Ltd., British Columbia. Beach Avenue Shipyards, British Columbia. A. C. Benson, British Columbia.
Dominion Construction Co., British Columbia.

Questions
McKenzie Barge & Derrick Co. Ltd., British Columbia.
Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., British Columbia.
Prince Rupert Drydock Co. Ltd., British Columbia.
Star Shipyard (Mercer's) Ltd., British Columbia.
Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., British Columbia. Victoria Motor Boat Co. Ltd., British Columbia.
A. J. Jones Ltd., British Columbia.
4. Government-owned outfitting yard operated
by Anglo-Canadian Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., Shipbuilding Division, province of Quebec.
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Carter-Halls Aldinger Co. Limited, Ontario.
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Canadian Comstock Co. Limited, New Brunswick.
5. Assuming that "these" refers to the yards
spoken of in Question 1, the answer is: Four, as follows:
Toronto Shipbuilding Company Limited, Ontario.
Quebec Shipyards Limited, province of Quebec, supervising the operations of Morton Engineering & Drydock Company, Geo. T. Davie & Sons Ltd,, and the outfitting yard operated by Anglo-Canadian Pulp & Paper Mills Limited, Shipbuilding Division. Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Carter-Halls Aldinger Co. Limited, Ontario.
Government-owned outfitting yard operated by Canadian Comstock Co. Limited, New Brunswick.
6. All other companies are privately owned.
Names of directorates of each company are not known.
7. From such tentative figures as are available, it appears that the most expensive ship at United Shipyards Limited exceeded the cos,t of the most expensive ship in any of the privately-owned yards. Also it appears that later ships at United Shipyards Limited are not costing more than the cost in some privately-owned yards. See also the minister's statement on ship costs, pages 759, 760 and 761, daily Hansard of February 22, 1944.
8. Three yards have been building 4,700-ton ships. Two of these are privately-owned and operated and in the case of the third, the plant is owned by the government but operated by a private company on a fee basis. From tentative figures available it
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appears that the costs in the government-owned plant are higher than in the other two yards. We have reason to believe that later ships in the government-owned yard will not cost more than ships built at the same date in the privately-owned yards. It should be considered that the company operating the government-owned plant on a fee basis is producing these 4,700-ton ships in about one-half the number of days taken by the other two yards. See also the minister's statement on ship costs, pages 759, 760 and 761, daily Hansard, February 22, 1944.
9. The differential cannot now be determined. See answers to questions 7 and 8.
Note: It should be noted that the first six questions asked refer to Votes and Proceedings, page 776, dated the 26th of January, 1944, and have reference to yards employed on naval work only, and do not include any of the yards employed on cargo work. In the Votes and Proceedings the 14 yards are specifically mentioned as presently engaged on naval ships.
Questions 7, 8 and 9 refer to cargo ships being built in other yards, some of which, are government-owned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SHIPBUILDING-COSTS IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATELY-OWNED PLANTS
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