March 21, 1952

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Graydon (Peel):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. In view of the fact that the province of Ontario is now permitting provincial public buildings to be assessed and taxed by the municipal authorities, will the federal authorities do likewise so far as federal buildings are concerned?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

The answer is in the negative. I would point out that the municipalities are creatures of the provincial government.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

There are a lot of creatures having a lot of trouble getting along.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I would point out that that was not-

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I would point out-

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Greenwood has the floor.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

If I may direct a question to the Minister of Finance, will he examine the basis upon which municipal taxation is applied to provincial buildings, in view of the fact that the principle upon which that is done has no relation to their being creatures of the provincial government?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

The Minister of Finance is always happy to examine anything.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

PRESS REPORT OF INTERVIEW WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPARTMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask a question which I

shall address to the Minister of Finance, but I am not sure whether it should not be addressed to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Claxton). My question is based on a report which appeared in the Ottawa Journal of yesterday evening of an interview with a representative of the Department of National Defence. My question is this: What is the contingency fund referred to by the representative of the defence department in the Journal report? What does it amount to? Is this fund to be used, as stated by the department's-

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF INTERVIEW WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF INTERVIEW WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPARTMENT
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

This is my question-

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF INTERVIEW WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF DEPARTMENT
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March 21, 1952