Ray THOMAS

THOMAS, Ray

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Wetaskiwin (Alberta)
Birth Date
December 11, 1917
Deceased Date
December 8, 1985
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Thomas_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5f0c55b9-ff34-4c5e-b53d-7f1a3ff5c71f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
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  Wetaskiwin (Alberta)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
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  Wetaskiwin (Alberta)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
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  Wetaskiwin (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 81)


April 6, 1957

Mr. Thomas:

I ask the minister to take this into due consideration. Possibly we could go on with something else at the moment, at least until that committee has adjourned for the day, in order to give the members of that committee an opportunity to express their opinion.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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April 6, 1957

Mr. Ray Thomas (Wetaskiwin):

On a point of order, I have no intention of speaking on this bill, but I would like to point out to the

Grain

minister that the committee on agriculture is now sitting, and that many hon. members who have followed this bill closely throughout its various stages are tied up there. Undoubtedly there are some hon. members on that committee who would like to speak further on this measure.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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April 5, 1957

Mr. Ray Thomas (Wetaskiwin):

Mr. Speaker,

I should like to ask the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources whether he is now able to enlarge upon the answer he gave me yesterday regarding the passage of organized tours of youth organizations through the national parks.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR SPECIAL RATES FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
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April 4, 1957

Mr. Ray Thomas (Weiaskiwin):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Has any decision been made by the minister or his department in connection with allowing youth organizations, such as the boy scouts, special rates for travel through the national parks? I believe the question was brought up last year.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR SPECIAL RATES FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
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April 4, 1957

Mr. Thomas:

When I attempted to rise just before the previous speaker I had in mind exactly the same points he had. I would urge the minister to consider raising the exemption beyond 10 per cent because, as has been pointed out, many people pledge 10 per cent of their income to their church, and anything they give beyond that is not eligible for deduction. Possibly if the minister is not willing to consider that he might consider permitting a large donation to be spread over something like a five-year period, so those who are extremely generous in their donations would not be discriminated against. It seems to me unfair that someone who gives very little or often nothing is allowed a deduction of $100, whereas someone who is much more generous receives no exemption whatever for a certain portion of his donations.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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