June 24, 1938

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

There is a good deal of double taxation all through our system. It is honeycombed with double taxation.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Treble in some cases.

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LIB

Paragraph agreed to. Income War Tax Act



9. That any enactment founded on the provisions of these resolutions shall be deemed to have come into force at the commencement of the calendar year 1937 and to be applicable to the calendar year 1937 and to fiscal periods ending therein and to all subsequent periods, except as otherwise provided.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

In a measure this is retroactive for one year, but that may be desirable from the administrative standpoint on account of the broken periods of time.

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Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Yes.

Resolutions reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Ilsley thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 164, to amend the Income War Tax Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE


Hon. C. G. POWER (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved that the house go into committee on Bill No. 91, respecting the franchise of electors and the election of members of the House of Commons.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

It will be remembered that when this legislation was introduced into the house it was accompanied by another measure which was complementary to it. I see no report of the complementary measure; presumably it is intended to proceed with the main bill without its complement. A sad fate has overtaken a measure of such grand promise as was indicated by the minister who had the matter in charge on that occasion. It breathed a spirit of altruism which had the effect of lifting the sordid atmosphere of this community into the ether of a higher realm, and made men think in terms of that glorious day when peace should reign and good will should be the dominant factor in all our transactions. Alas, it has apparently fallen by the wayside.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Not fallen by the wayside.

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Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It has only been crippled, I understand. At an early date it may be revived on the way. There may be travelling on the road some good Samaritan who will give it that measure of kindly treatment which will ensure its early recovery. Before we proceed with this legislation, I might ask whether the complementary measure from which so much was hoped is also to be proceeded with this session.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

The bill known as the Political Expenditures Act is being considered by the committee on electoral matters. It was considered at great length yesterday morning, and, I understand, will be still further dealt with. Whether it will be possible to carry to fulfilment this year the high hopes my right hon. friend entertained for this house and the country is something I cannot say. I can say this, however, that all great reforms are not carried out in one hour, or one day, or one session.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That accounts for the budget, I take it.

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Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

I am not dealing with the budget at the moment. It is quite possible that there were contained in that bill certain provisions which did not meet with the entire approval of all the members of this house or even of all the members of the committee. I am under the impression that sooner or later, possibly this year, the committee will accept at least the principle of the bill, and it will perhaps be left for some of us to work out the details in a manner which will be more acceptable to the members of the house generally.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I am told that questions of principle have not been the important matter; that a sufficient gathering of interest was all that was required.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

That might have helped, too.

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Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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Motion agreed to, and the house went into committee, Mr. Johnston (Lake Centre) in the chair. Sections 1, 2 and 3 agreed to. On section 4-Tenure of office, salary, rank and powers of chief electoral officer.


LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

I will ask my colleague to move an amendment, that after the word " of " in line 23 there be added the words " eight thousand dollars per annum."

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I move accordingly.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS
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June 24, 1938