February 16, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

According to the Prime Minister, the commission to be appointed is to study the present allocation of the powers of the provinces and the dominion especially as they relate to taxation and generally to financial problems. I should like to ask him whether it is not possible to include in the duties of the commission a study of the responsibility for unemployment and other matters of the kind which are perhaps equally important, if not more so, and which have to a certain extent at least led to the present difficulties of the western provinces. Is it not possible that the scope of the commission might be extended?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS ROYAL COMMISSION TO STUDY TAXATION AND DIVISION OF FINANCIAL POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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