William Kemble ESLING

ESLING, William Kemble

Personal Data

Party
National Government
Constituency
Kootenay West (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 19, 1868
Deceased Date
December 2, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Esling
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7289333e-9b18-4136-9210-28bebf7b5017&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
agent, newspaper publisher

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 113)


April 10, 1945

Mr. ESLING:

May we have a statement

as to the policy of the government in this connection before the session ends?

War Appropriation-The Army

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 10, 1945

Mr. ESLING:

The parliamentary assistant answered a number of questions to-night, but he did not bring down a reply in connection with the status of South African nurses, in so far as gratuities are concerned.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 10, 1945

Mr. ESLING:

The parliamentary assistant

will realize that from a legal point of view they will say, "You have a contract." But those nurses are now in the central Mediterranean area nursing Canadian boys, and boys from Australia and New Zealand. All they ask is that they be entitled to the same gratuities as Canadian nurses. It is nearly three weeks since I instituted my inquiry. I know some decision has been arrived at, and I should like the parliamentary assistant to let the committee know what the status is.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 6, 1945

Mr. ESLING:

War Appropriation-The Army

them in the future. One nurse states that she wants to take a health course at the university of Toronto and she would like to know if she will be entitled to it. Apparently there is no provision for benefits of any kind. They enlisted voluntarily but they claim that they were in the dark as to the payment they were to receive, as to maintenance deductions and as to gratuities when the war is over.

Many of them have signed up for the duration while others have come home. Then there are others in the central Mediterranean area. While they enlisted for service in South Africa, to-day they are nursing Canadian and other allied soldiers in Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean area. I feel justified in asking the parliamentary assistant to see that a definite statement of policy is made on the status of these nurses.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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August 12, 1944

Mr. ESLING:

I should also like to ask the minister, what about those parents who do not register births with the vital statistics branch? Take, for instance, Doukhobors, who have large families and ignore the registration of the births of their children. It will be necessary, I take it, that they produce a birth certificate.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: There will have to be registration, and registration will be in accordance with the formalities prescribed by the regulations; and if they do not register they will not be entitled to any allowance.

Topic:   JULY 31, 1944
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