Errick French WILLIS

WILLIS, The Hon. Errick French, Q.C., B.A., M.A., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Souris (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 21, 1896
Deceased Date
January 9, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errick_Willis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0c0fda8e-3c1b-424b-a8d8-eb24f6463b9b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, farmer

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
PC
  Souris (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 20)


March 21, 1935

Mr. WILLIS:

Certainly not. Certainly

no member of the government would subscribe to that statement, and, further, that is not the exact statement which I made. My statement was my own personal opinion that eventually there will have to be a write-off, and that at the present time the government would be foolish to say that they were going to have such write-off, or even consider it. In addition to that, speaking of the contribution made by the federal government, may I say that that government pays one-half of the reduced freight on the live stock-cattle, horses and equipment- going out of the drought stricken area to the feeding grounds. Then, further, it pays 50 per cent of the reduced freight on those desiring to come back into the area. Then, further, it carries on a program of public

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works and pays 100 per cent. During the year 1931-32 there was a program of public works carried on for the cost of which the federal government paid 40, 50 or 60 per cent, the balance being paid by the provincial government or by the municipalities.

The hon. member for North Winnipeg points out that a number of municipalities are bankrupt. That is perfectly true. They must necessarily be bankrupt, due to the fact that no taxes are being received. The people who have had no crops cannot pay taxes; therefore the municipalities are bankrupt. May I point out to him however that the tax on the individual has not increased. It may be that the municipality has a greater debt, but it is also true that the taxation upon the individual farmer has not increased. The hon. member for North Winnipeg suggests that in this matter of loans the federal government might very well step in-

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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March 21, 1935

Mr. WILLIS:

Their reason for not recognizing it is quite apparent. It is apparent that they should not, at this time, because if they recognized that policy they would be called upon every year for continuous writeoffs. Consequently the municipalities and provinces have not urged that it be done, because it would increase the amount of relief which would have to be paid.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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March 21, 1935

Mr. WILLIS:

All right; refusing grants,

if you like, to the municipalities.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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March 21, 1935

Mr. WILLIS:

Yes, I should be glad to

listen.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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March 21, 1935

Air. WILLIS:

In any event the hon. member will probably admit this much, namely, that he was complaining sufficient money was not placed at the disposal of the province of Manitoba, or the city of Winnipeg, for purposes of relief.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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