July 8, 1943

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I ask if the minister means that we shall not be able to get the return this session?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Permalink
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

That depends on when the session closes. I am pointing out that the form in which the first part of the question is asked involves a very considerable amount of work in getting the data together, but it will be proceeded with as rapidly as possible. The second part of the question raises a question of government policy, which policy will be made known in due course.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Permalink

FARM LABOUR

VOLUNTARY WORKERS-INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS


On the orders of the day:


LIB-PRO

Hugh Alexander MacKenzie

Liberal Progressive

Mr. H. A. MacKENZIE (Lambton-ICent):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue. Harvest is now due in Canada and farm help is very difficult to get. Many of these workers will come as volunteers from towns and cities and work part time, perhaps in the afternoon or evening. Will the wages paid to these voluntary farm workers be subject to the income tax, and if so, what part does the farmer play in it?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   VOLUNTARY WORKERS-INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS
Permalink
LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. C. W. G. GIBSON (Minister of National Revenue):

All wages are subject to income tax, but as to wages paid to temporary help on farms, such as students working in the summer, the farmers are notified that no deductions need be made in such cases where the amount earned during the summer will not come up to the taxable level. That is, the farmers do not have to make deductions in the case of temporary help engaged for short periods during the summer.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   VOLUNTARY WORKERS-INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS
Permalink

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF

DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION


On the orders of the day:


SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister, based on a Canadian Press dispatch from Washington, dated July 6, in which the statement is made that a draft agreement has been submitted by the Big Four to Canada and that the Canadian government reply to the draft agreement has been delivered to the state department at Washington. Will the Prime Minister table a copy of that agreement at an early day, and will he give the house an opportunity to discuss this draft agreement and determine whether or not it is a treaty?

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink
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):

My hon. friend sent me a copy of his question, and I have been asking myself ever.since what agreement in particular it has reference to. I assume it is the draft agreement for united nations relief and rehabilitation administration. Is that what my hon. friend had reference to?

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink
SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

The press dispatch was not very clear, so that I merely asked regarding the draft agreement mentioned in the press dispatch. I presumed that the mention of the press dispatch would identify the agreement.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend's question is not any clearer. If he cannot tell me what draft agreement he wishes to know about, I am afraid I cannot answer him. I imagine that what he has reference to is the draft agreement for united nations relief and rehabilitation administration. If that is so, I tabled that agreement on June 18 and asked that it be printed in Votes and Proceedings of that day. My hon. friend will find it printed there.

Supply

Agriculture

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink
SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I was endeavouring to find out whether that was the agreement referred to in the dispatch.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think it is.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
Subtopic:   DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION
Permalink

GENERAL GIRAUD

ACCEPTANCE OF INVITATION TO VISIT CANADA


On the orders of the day:


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):

Hon. members will have observed that General Giraud is at present in the United States. I might inform the house that about a month ago, when I learned of the possibility of General Giraud's visit to the United States, I had a communication sent to the general through the United Kingdom resident minister at Algiers expressing the hope it would be possible for him to visit Canada at the time he might be on this continent. I received shortly afterwards a reply from General Giraud saying that he would be happy to endeavour to arrange to visit Canada if and when he visited the United States. I have since learned that there is every probability that General Giraud will visit Canada in the course of the next week or ten days.

Topic:   GENERAL GIRAUD
Subtopic:   ACCEPTANCE OF INVITATION TO VISIT CANADA
Permalink

July 8, 1943