Arthur LAING

LAING, The Hon. Arthur, P.C., B.S.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver South (British Columbia)
Birth Date
September 9, 1904
Deceased Date
February 13, 1975
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Laing
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=355fae5e-9d52-46cc-a5dd-2658a81a0ea7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, manager, public affairs executive

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - April 30, 1953
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (April 22, 1963 - September 30, 1966)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources (April 22, 1963 - September 30, 1966)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (October 1, 1966 - April 19, 1968)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • Minister of Public Works (July 6, 1968 - January 27, 1972)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (January 28, 1972 - November 26, 1972)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 502)


June 29, 1972

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved

that Bill C-215, to amend the Pension Act, as reported

June 29, 1972

Pension Act

(without amendment) from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, be concurred in.

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS AND AD HOC COMMISSIONERS
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June 29, 1972

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, in speaking to this bill I do not wish to take more than a couple of minutes. I had to make a judgment as to whether the additional members totalling seven could do the job of clearing up the 8,000 cases we have ahead of us, and I have made the judgment that they can. I wish to voice my appreciation, because this may be the last few remarks I make in this House, of the work of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. The thought has been prevalent, I believe, on all sides of this House that a man or woman who offers his or her life for this country is a rather special person. That has been the attitude of the committee on veterans affairs all the way through. I hope that it continues in the future.

This bill pertains to the clearing up of a backoog of cases, and it is my opinion that the additional seven persons will obtain that result.

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS AND AD HOC COMMISSIONERS
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June 29, 1972

Mr. Luing moved

that the bill be read the third time and do pass.

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS AND AD HOC COMMISSIONERS
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June 9, 1972

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister oi Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the whole matter is now under study in my department by my officials. If members of the groups concerned would care to appear before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, I would have no objection.

Inquiries of the Ministry LABOUR RELATIONS

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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June 2, 1972

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, there has been a disinclination on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend and expand the opportunity for veterans to go into farming. It has been regarded as a phase-out operation. If there are amendments to the Farm Credit Act, there will probably be some parallel legislation required in our field.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT OF VETERANS LAND ACT
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