October 25, 1951

ANNUITIES AND INDUSTRIAL PENSIONS

QUESTION AS TO REARRANGEMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH UNIVERSAL PENSIONS UNDER OLD AGE SECURITY ACT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles Henry

Liberal

Mr. Charles Henry (Rosedale):

I have two questions to direct to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. The first is: What new procedure has been or will be brought into force concerning the rearrangement of government annuities or industrial pensions in conjunction with the $40 monthly universal pensions payable at age 70-

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Some hon. Members:

Question.

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LIB

Charles Henry

Liberal

Mr. Henry:

-as the result of the speech of the Minister of National Health and Welfare at Vancouver in September, 1951?

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Will the hon. member put his question.

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LIB

Charles Henry

Liberal

Mr. Henry:

The second question: Is it

possible that government annuities or industrial pensions of $50 each monthly at 65 may be increased to approximately $75 monthly or more for life through the inclusion of the universal $40 monthly pension at 70?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Marlin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

The hon. member gave me notice of his intention to ask questions of this sort. With regard to the first question, if he will allow me I will deal with that when I make my statement later today. With regard to the second question, I would answer at this stage that it is possible but I will expand my answer later.

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COST OF LIVING

REFERENCE TO REPORT IN OTTAWA "CITIZEN" ON OCTOBER 25


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Would the Prime Minister care to comment on a dispatch appearing in this morning's Ottawa Citizen-

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Some hon. Members:

Question.

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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

-from the Canadian Press-

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Perhaps the hon. member will put his question without quoting the dispatch.

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George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

-in which an official of the United States price stabilization office says that the cost of living in Canada has risen-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

-nine times as much in Canada as in the United States during the first six months of this year?

Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime

Minister): No, the Prime Minister would not care to comment.

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An hon. Member:

I am sure he would not.

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October 25, 1951