March 5, 1954

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ARREST OF CERTAIN PERSONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Labour? Has the minister any statement to make on the report appearing in this morning's Montreal Gazette concerning the arrest of certain persons in connection with alleged unemployment insurance irregularities? In making such a statement, will the minister do what he can to protect the good name of the nearly 7,000 unemployment insurance employees who give good and honest service from one year's end to the other?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ARREST OF CERTAIN PERSONS
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):

With regard to the first part of my hon. friend's question, as he will be the first to agree, since the matter of arrests reported in this morning's Gazette is now in the hands of the courts it would be quite improper for me to make any statement on it.

With regard to the second part, I welcome the words he used. As hon. members know, the staff of the 220 unemployment insurance offices across Canada handle very large amounts of money each day under circumstances which make the work very difficult. I would be the first to ask the house to pay high tribute to the work of the many devoted servants of the unemployment insurance commission, and as far as I know this is the first instance of the kind of any importance that has happened during recent years.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ARREST OF CERTAIN PERSONS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

CALIBRE OF BELGIAN FN RIFLE-STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ROUNDS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Yesterday, the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. Churchill) asked me a question about the rounds, whether I was aware that the Belgians use the FN rifle which uses the -306 round. I answered yes. I answered that really on the understanding -perhaps I did not hear him correctly-that

he was asking about the 30-06 round. In that event the answer is yes. If he was asking about a -306 round then I would have to answer no, because I do not know of the existence of any such round. I should add that the Belgian government announced its intention to adopt the FN rifle with the -30 standard NATO round on February 10, 1954.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CALIBRE OF BELGIAN FN RIFLE-STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ROUNDS
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION

MANITOBA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Frederick Samuel Zaplitny

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

Mr. F. S. Zaplilny (Dauphin):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Is it the intention of the minister to recommend to parliament the extension of the scope or designated area of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act in the province of Manitoba?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   EXTENSION OF SCOPE OR DESIGNATED AREA
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

The hon. member for Dauphin was kind enough to send me notice of his question. I will have to say in reply that such a decision is a matter of government policy which will be determined in due course.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   EXTENSION OF SCOPE OR DESIGNATED AREA
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INCOME TAX

STATEMENT OF REASON FOR ALLEGED INSTRUCTIONS TO DEPARTMENTAL STAFF


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Yesterday, the hon. member for Three Rivers (Mr. Balcer) asked this question:

What is the reason why the employees of the taxation division of his department are not treated in the same way as the rest of the taxpayers in Canada in regard to receipts for charitable donations?

The answer is: For good administration

and to ensure that the integrity of our own staff is beyond question. I might also point out to him that the Canadian procedure is not as rigid as that of the bureau of internal revenue in the United States, where employees of that department are required to file affidavits with their tax returns.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF REASON FOR ALLEGED INSTRUCTIONS TO DEPARTMENTAL STAFF
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PC

Léon Balcer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

May I ask a supplementary question. Is it the intention of the department to extend this practice to all the taxpayers of Canada?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF REASON FOR ALLEGED INSTRUCTIONS TO DEPARTMENTAL STAFF
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

That is a matter of policy, Mr. Speaker, which has not yet been determined.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF REASON FOR ALLEGED INSTRUCTIONS TO DEPARTMENTAL STAFF
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March 5, 1954