Joseph-Hermas LECLERC

LECLERC, Joseph-Hermas

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Shefford (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 12, 1877
Deceased Date
October 4, 1945
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph-Hermas_Leclerc
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=22a65ead-44fc-4cb6-be1d-ef4d5705096b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrialist

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 13)


March 31, 1943

Mr. J. H. LECLERC (Shefford):

Since we are discussing rationing, may I ask whether it is the intention of the government to continue the rationing of butter this summer, in view of the fact that the creameries are opening up now with quite a large increase of production? Some of them have an abundant supply of butter.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONTINUANCE OP RATIONING PLAN
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July 21, 1942

Mr. LECLERC:

Perhaps it would be more interesting if we had a sample of the different gins.

Mr% POULIOT: I had a sample once, but it was an empty bottle.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT
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July 17, 1942

Mr. LECLERC:

I hold in my hand something that may prove to the exponents of easy money what easy money means after all. I have here a menu from a dining car plying between the United States and Mexico, and here are some of the different prices on that bill of fare: Fried fillet of fresh fish,

tartar sauce, chopped beef steak, et cetera, $1.20 in American money-this is printed in English and in Mexican-or $6 in Mexican money. The next item is $1.15 in American money or $5.75 in Mexican money.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN TAX ALONE
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July 16, 1942

Mr. LECLERC:

It is not very often that I rise to speak in the House of Commons, especially to speak in English. The reason is probably that we French Canadians would be speaking in a language with which we are not familiar. I often think that our English friends speak their language too freely because they make the sessions last much longer than they should. I listened attentively to what was said yesterday, and I agree with those who have said that the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley) has placed as heavy a burden upon the shoulders of the Canadian taxpayer as it is possible to carry. The hon. member for Parry Sound (Mr. Slaght) gave us a good picture of the punishment the people are receiving at the hands of the Minister of Finance. The hon. member demonstrated that the married man, especially the married man with two children, is under a heavy burden. The hon. member did not, however, give us all the picture. I do not consider a family of two children as being a family. If he had multiplied that number by two or three, and made the family four or six, he would have made out a better case.

The Minister of Finance has left children over eighteen years of age out of the picture, but I would remind him that many parents, if they want to give their children a decent education, must support children over that age. More consideration should be given to the man receiving a medium-sized salary who has a family to support. Our war effort is reflected by the taxation imposed upon us. If this taxation makes this clear to the Canadian people in general, especially those who claim that Canada is not making a real war effort, it will have accomplished something. In order to make up for the other speakers, I shall not take up any more of the time of the committee. I urge the minister to give serious consideration to the married man with a medium-sized salary.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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July 1, 1942

1. Has the government adopted a cheese Quota for England in 1942?

2. What is the proportion of this quota supplied to date?

3. When the full quota of cheese has been reached, does the government intend to encourage the production of butter by raising the ceiling price or by paying a bonus on butter fat?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   QUOTA ON CHEESE EXPORTED TO BRITAIN
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