Richard Langton BAKER

BAKER, Richard Langton

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Eglinton (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 15, 1870
Deceased Date
January 3, 1951
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Langton_Baker
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=52af64cd-5d2d-482a-afff-f94833c2439c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Toronto Northeast (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Toronto Northeast (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Eglinton (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 64 of 67)


April 16, 1926

Mr. BAKER:

Is there any clause here

that would prevent a person of seventy who has a little capital from doing away with it for the purpose of getting a pension under this legislation?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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April 16, 1926

Mr. BAKER:

It would not be too difficult to prove, would it?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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April 16, 1926

Mr. BAKER:

Clause (c) provides:

(c) has resided in Canada for the twenty years immediately preceding the date aforesaid;

That is, he must have arrived in Canada twenty years before reaching the age of seventy. Is there not danger in that clause to the welfare of Canada? I presume the whole purpose of this legislation is to reward those who have worked for the welfare of Canada. I think we all agree that this is desirable. Unfortunately the working people of Europe by the time they have reached the age of fifty are pretty well broken down. I have seen hundreds of them and know what I am talking about. If they come here at the age of forty-nine years and eleven months, and are not in a physical condition to give any labour to Canada between that age and seventy, they might live to the age of ninety, and although owing them no reward the Dominion would be paying them a pension for that period. That is the only bad point I see.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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April 16, 1926

Mr. BAKER:

I have known people to

come to Canada after they have passed their fiftieth year.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
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March 15, 1926

Mr. BAKER:

That is theory not practice.

Topic:   LEGAL MINIMUM WAGE
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