August 6, 1940

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Everyone admits the desirability of establishing a system of contributory rather than non-contributory old age pensions if possible. The difficulties heretofore have been largely constitutional, and it was hoped, I think, that this would be one of the questions which would have been considered in connection with the Sirois report. A certain reallocation of powers will be necessary before a workable scheme can be adopted with regard to contributory old age pensions. If that were adopted, it might be possible to lower the age.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I express one hope in connection with what the hon. gentleman has been discussing. I trust the day will come when we shall have a social insurance plan broad enough to include old age, unemployment, invalidity, accident, health, all in one contributory scheme, whereby all those who contribute will be assisted in their efforts by the state and will be able to draw from a fund for any one of these purposes.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
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LIB

James Joseph McCann

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

That will be utopia.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am not so sure that it is so remote. I hope the day will come, for it is something everyone will be pleased to have.

Supply Bill

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Meanwhile the first task is to learn to put everyone to work at a reasonable income. Until we do that, it is idle to talk of old age insurance on a contributory basis.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP FINANCE
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Item agreed to. Resolutions reported, read the third time and concurred in.


SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved :

That the reports of the committee of supply made to the house on June 3, 7, 24, 25, 26, July 15, 18, 31, August 5, less amounts voted in interim supply be now received, read a second time and concurred in.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE
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Motion agreed to.


WAYS AND MEANS

SUPPLY BILL


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee of ways and means. Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Vien in the chair.


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1941, the sums of $178,176,682.65 and $3,197,488, respectively be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILL
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Motion agreed to. Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Ilsley thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 124, for granting to his majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1941. Motion agreed to, bill read the first and second times, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.


THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Government House, Ottawa,

30th July, 1940.

Sir:-

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Hon. Sir Lyman P. Duff, G.C.M.G., acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber on this day the 7th of August, at 12.30 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira, Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to express to hon. members the appreciation of my colleagues and myself for their courtesy in continuing to sit all this evening until this hour So as to enable the business of the house to be completed this morning. The business is now complete, and I move:

That when the house adjourns it stand adjourned until 12.15 o'clock p.m., to-day.

I might say that I understand the senate does not resume its sitting until twelve o'clock noon, at which time the supply bill will be considered in the other house. I imagine there will be no delay in its passage there, and I think that if hon. members reassemble here at 12.15 p.m. to receive the bill when it comes back from the other house, that will be the only business to-morrow until the royal assent takes place at 12.30 p.m.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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Motion agreed to. On motion of Mr. Mackenzie King the house adjourned at 1.28 aun. Wednesday, August 7, 1940


August 6, 1940