Charles Adolphe STEIN

STEIN, Charles Adolphe, K.C., B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kamouraska (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 1, 1878
Deceased Date
February 27, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles-Adolphe_Stein
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=155b45bd-8851-4d7d-a9af-19257d3fe112&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 31, 1920 - October 4, 1921
LIB
  Kamouraska (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Kamouraska (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 8 of 9)


June 9, 1920

Mr. STEIN:

As seconder of the motion I suggest that if the minister is not disposed to accept it in its entirety he should at 'least make some concession and raise the amount of exemption from $200 to $300. The minister has spoken of similar exemptions that exist in Great Britain and in the United States. I believe, .from what I have read in the press recently, that the exemptions in France are much higher than they are here or in the United States and Great Britain. My hon. friend (Mr. Archambault) suggests a bonus, and I think that bonuses are given in France to the fathers of large families. I have here a copy of The Montreal Gazette of March 9, 1920, on the new inheritance tax in France. In that paper the following appears:

Paris, March 8.-France's new inheritance tax will be a novelty. It will be based upon the principle that the more children man has the less estate should be taxed, and vice versa, the fewer children he has, the more tax should be levied. If a man dies without children, the state will take fifty per cent of his estate. If there is one child, the state will take 33 per cent. If there are two children to toe provided for, the tax will toe 25 per cent. Should there

toe three children the tax will be 18j per cent. In the case of four or more children there will be no inheritance tax. Fiscal experts estimate this new tax will bring in 3,000,000 francs annually.

The French Government statistics show that half the French army in the world war came from families having four or more children. The same statistics show that one family in five has as many as four children. Further, more families whose estates are the largest are not those who have four or more children as a rule.

I 'think the minister should raise the amount to $300; this would be acceptable to hon. members on this side.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT, 1917, AMENDMENT.
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June 8, 1920

Mr. STEIN:

Does not the minister think it is too drastic to make the decision of the minister final and conclusive? If ahy difficulty arises between the department and1 the ratepayer, the matter should be submitted to the Exchequer Court of Canada, which is a court provided expressly for the purpose of arbitrating between the Crown and its subjects.

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT, 1917, AMENDMENT.
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June 8, 1920

Mr. STEIN:

Does this law do away with all provincial laws respecting bankruptcy? I was not here last year when the matter was under discussion.

Topic:   BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT.
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May 31, 1920

Mr. STEIN:

On behalf of the Opposition I beg to move the adjournment of the debate, Mr. Speaker.

Motion agreed to and debate adjourned.

On motion of Rt. Hon. Mr. Doherty, the House adjourned at 1.45 a.m. (Tuesday.)

Tuesday, June 1, 1920.

Topic:   JUNE 1. 1920
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May 6, 1920

Mr. STEIN:

Will these lighthouse keepers share in the bonus we voted the other day for the Civil Service? I put that question to the hon. Minister of Finance (Sir Henry Drayton), and I received a very nice smile from him, but no answer. So I expect the smile was affirmative, and that these men will share in the bonus.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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