April 24, 1917

LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

What did the Labour

Department cost in 1915-16?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mb. CROTHERS:

I cannot give the

figures exactly but I know there was not an increase of 30 per cent.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB
CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

I am satisfied the

figures given for my department are not correct.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

My hon. friend will be

able to give the correct figures. When my hon. friend tries to make out that this Government is practising economy, it is only economical as compared with the extravagant expenditures of the year or two before the war, not with what was being expended a few years back.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Why do you not take

the expenditures for this last year instead of two years ago? .

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

I took the last expenditures that were available when these figures were made.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Oh no. -

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

My hon. friend from

St. Antoine, Montreal, (Sir Herbert Ames) spoke of how much more the Government was going to tax the wealthy, the manufacturers, under the new arrangement as announced by the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

If my hon. friend will turn to page 77 of the Public Accounts, he

*will find that the expenditures for the Labour Department for 1910-11 were $93,000, not $63,000 as he gave.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB
CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

No, you are guessing.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

It was so stated in the papers and never contradicted.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

I never made that

statement in my life.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

Did not Mr. Baily of

Hamilton hand anything over to the Government?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I believe he did to the Munitions Board.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

He offered this Government to hand over his factory to your Board, and the second year he handed . over the profits, $775,000, and it was divided up, as was stated, between the British Patriotic Fund and some of the Canadian patriotic funds.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Herbert Brown Ames

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HERBERT AMES:

We did not get any of it.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

The Government fixes

the price and enables their friends the manufacturers to charge almost any profit they like. And then we have my hon. friend from Montreal coming forward and stating that this is an economical Government.

I rose foT the purpose of moving an amendment and on that amendment I wish to say a few words. The amendment I propose to move at the conclusion of my remarks is as follows:

That all the words after the word "That" be struck out and the following' substituted therefor:

This House desires to take the earliest opportunity of expressing its pleasure that the Government has at last yielded to the persistent demands of the Grain Growers of the West as frequently set forth by delegations and resolutions of the representatives of the farming interest, and repeatedly voiced by the Liberal party in this House, by placing wheat, wheat flour and1 semolina on the free list, and thereby securing a free market, for wheat and wheat products in the United States.

This House is of the opinion that if the policy of Free Wheat is made permanent it will enormously increase the prosperity of the West and be to the general advantage of the whole Dominion.

In order that the country may be assured of such permanency and that the action of the Administration is not a mere temporary expedient which may be revoked at any time by the Government without reference to Parliament, this House would urge upon the Government the desirability of submitting early in the present session a measure to place by statute wheat, wheat flour and' semolina on the free* list, and thereby encourage the farmers to engage in the largest wheat production possible.

We have heard a good deal in this House during the past few years about free wheat, and the Government have at last been forced to listen to their friends in the West and in the East and to put wheat, wheat flour and wheat products on the free list. What has induced the Government to do

this? Not the welfare of the farmer;' not the welfare of anybody in this Dominion; absolutely nothing but the partisan purpose of helping themselves out in the face of a coming election.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

What coming election?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   ANNUAL STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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April 24, 1917