William Chisholm MACDONALD

MACDONALD, William Chisholm, K.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
May 6, 1890
Deceased Date
November 19, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Chisholm_Macdonald
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=58a4a9e8-42c9-4fe6-b9ae-c18e764d9a45&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (April 1, 1943 - November 14, 1944)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (September 25, 1945 - November 19, 1946)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 42 of 42)


May 28, 1941

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

In more than small estates.

Topic:   DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTY ACT
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March 14, 1941

Mr. MacDONALD (Halifax):

May I

inquire as to the type of equipment that will be used in carrying out this extended air service?

Hon. ANGUS L. MacDONALD (for the Minister of Transport): May I say that it is proposed to put on the route from Moncton to Halifax the regular type of plane used in other parts of the Trans^Canada service; that is, Lockheed planes, each with ten seats. The Postmaster General has already stated that there will be two planes a day in to and out of Halifax. I might add that the exact date when this service will commence is not known at the moment to the officials of the Department of Transport because there are stall certain works to be performed on the air field near Halifax, but there is every indication that the estimate given by the Postmaster General will prove correct. I think that before the end of the month of April this service will be in operation.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES MONTREAL-MONCTON-HALIFAX MAIL SERVICE- HALIFAX ON MAIN TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR ROUTE
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March 3, 1941

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

Is it the intention under the proposed legislation to extend the benefits of the Pension Act to groups who are not serving in the armed forces, to the dependents of men, for example, who are serving in Canadian ships and who may lose their lives at sea, not necessarily through enemy action but in the carrying-out of their duties in essential war services? I understand that provision is made by order in council for the dependents of those who lose their

Pension Act

lives on Canadian ships through enemy action. They are taken care of under the Pension Act-I assume that one of the purposes of thin legislation would be to deal with cases of that kind, and that the legislation itself will be retroactive. But I had in mind particularly cases of a little different kind, of men who have been injured and disabled or have lost their lives, while serving on ships doing necessary war work, but not necessarily through enemy action. In the port of Halifax a year ago the pilot boat Hebridean was sunk in a collision in the harbour, and a number of the crew and several pilots lost their lives in consequence of the collision. Under the law and orders in council that existed at that time no compensation or allowance could be or was given to any of the dependents of the pilots and members of the crew, and I was wondering whether the present legislation would take care of cases of that kind or whether it is a matter that could properly come before the special committee.

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   APPLICATION TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF CANADIAN AND UNITED KINGDOM FORCES
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March 3, 1941

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

It could be covered by the special committee?

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   APPLICATION TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF CANADIAN AND UNITED KINGDOM FORCES
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