May 24, 1950

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of ihe Opposition):

I rise on a question of privilege. On Friday last I raised a question about the calling of the standing committee on privileges and elections, but I was in error in referring to that committee. What I intended to refer to was the motion moved on April 18 by the Secretary of State (Mr. Bradley) for the setting up of a special committee "to study the several amendments to the Dominion Elections Act, 1938, and amendments thereto, suggested by the chief electoral officer"; the motion then went on to enlarge upon the subjects to be considered. In view of the fact that that motion for a special committee was presented over a month ago by a member of the government, and was agreed to, may I ask the Secretary of State when it is his intention to call the committee together?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO MEETING OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS
Permalink
LIB

Frederick Gordon Bradley (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. F. G. Bradley (Secretary of State):

I

understand that the committee is in process of organization. I shall make inquiries and give my hon. friend further information tomorrow.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO MEETING OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS
Permalink

FLOOD CONDITIONS

BRITISH COLUMBIA

LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):

Yesterday, at the request of the hon. member for Winnipeg South (Mr. Mutch), I tabled an interim report on the Fraser valley flood. At that time the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) asked whether there were any other reports that had been made by this rehabilitation commission and, if so, would they be tabled. I made inquiries and I find that that commission was appointed not so much to

2800 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry make surveys and reports as to do a job. They did that job, and did it well, and at the end of the job they sent a letter to the Minister of Finance. Of course they were working in the closest co-operation with the government of British Columbia which, as in Manitoba today, was the government which had the direct responsibility for the administration of flood relief. If the house wishes to have tabled the letters between the minister and the rehabilitation commission, I shall table them; but they do not constitute an official report such as the hon. member requested.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT OF RELIEF COMMISSION
Permalink
CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I thank the parliamentary assistant for the explanation he has given. I think it would be worth while to have this correspondence tabled.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT OF RELIEF COMMISSION
Permalink

SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Ross (Souris):

I should like to direct a question to the Acting Minister of National Revenue, although I believe it will concern also the Minister of Finance. Will consideration be given to the request of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that contributions to the Manitoba flood relief fund be exempted from taxation over and above the five per cent now allowed corporations and the ten per cent allowed individuals? If I may be permitted a word, it has been estimated that $5 million, half of the proposed objective of the fund, can be raised by corporations within Ontario if they are allowed this exemption.

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Acting Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the same point was raised a few days ago. The statement made then indicated that donations would be tax free provided they were supported by a proper affidavit that the funds were to be used for the purpose of flood relief.

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ross (Souris):

Over and above the five and ten per cent?

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I will have to check that and refer to what was said a few days ago.

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ross (Souris):

I do not believe exemption was provided over and above the five and ten per cent.

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreeable that the question be taken by the minister as notice?

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA-TAX EXEMPTIONS ON RELIEF FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Permalink

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


NEWFOUNDLAND

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

On May 3 a question standing in the name of the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. Higgins), was answered, as appears at page 2124 of Hansard. I wish to table a revised answer to this question. The question and the revised answer follow:

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Permalink
PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have steps been taken to appoint a fourth judge to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland?

2. If so, when will such appointment be made?

3. How many district court judges are to be appointed in Newfoundland?

4. When are such appointments to be made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Permalink

May 24, 1950