December 20, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the impression given by the Prime Minister that the government was asking Members of Parliament to accept a freeze on their remuneration for 1976, whereas in fact the bill as introduced would permit an increase in members' tax-free expense allowances during 1976, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Grenville-Carleton (Mr. Baker):

That this House deplores the absence of consultation with opposition parties which has traditionally preceded changes in the remuneration of members of parliament, and that this House further regrets the duplicity and/or the stupidity of the government in embarrassing all members of parliament outside the Liberal caucus by pretending the members' remuneration was to be frozen for 1976.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Pursuant to Standing Order 43 the motion cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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INCOME TAX

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, it is interesting that that motion did not call for a change.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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An hon. Member:

What do you have in mind?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

You will hear later in the question period.

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 concerning the fact that there appear to be serious errors in the surtax table which was tabled in the House two days ago, errors which, if not corrected, would leave the public with a false impression.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

I wish hon. members would listen. For example, using the 1976 tax calculation table, for a man earning $35,000 with normal tax deductions, the surtax would actually be 35 cents instead of the $10 as indicated in the table.

I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That the Minister of Finance be required to have the table in question recalculated on the basis of tax rates applicable in the 1976 taxation year, and that he be required to present these figures to the general public so that it will have an accurate idea of the burden which the government is asking upper income earners to bear.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Such a motion cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECALCULATION OF TAX TABLE RELATED TO IMPOSITION OF TEN PER CENT SURTAX-MOTION UNDER S.O.
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URBAN AFFAIRS

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED INVESTIGATION OF PARTY GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT FOR WILLIAM TERON-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED INVESTIGATION OF PARTY GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT FOR WILLIAM TERON-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Cossitt:

Hon. members will like this one. I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity concerning a reportedly disgraceful party given by the Ministry of Urban Affairs on Monday, December 15 for Mr. William Teron to commemorate his recent promotion and paid for by the taxpayers of Canada.

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Waterloo (Mr. Beatty):

That the Prime Minister order an immediate investigation into the expenditures of public funds on Monday, December 15, 1975 by the Department of Urban Affairs for a party held at the government owned Lasalle Academy Building, Sussex Drive, in or about the vicinity of the office of William Teron, commemorating Mr. Teron's recent promotion, and particularly that the investigation include all details of damage to the wall, damage to the furniture and the fact that the office staff walked off the job the following-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED INVESTIGATION OF PARTY GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT FOR WILLIAM TERON-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 20, 1975