William Alves BOYS

BOYS, William Alves, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Simcoe North (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 9, 1868
Deceased Date
February 20, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alves_Boys
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=91930a35-bc92-459a-b10f-a32cc5d218fe&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1912 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Simcoe South (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Simcoe South (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Simcoe South (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (December 6, 1921 - January 1, 1926)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (December 6, 1921 - January 1, 1926)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1926 - January 1, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Simcoe North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 478)


May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

Is the minister able to give me the information now, or does he want the item to stand? I am absolutely in favour of government annuities; I think we should do everything we can to encourage them. I am glad to see that in connection with the Income War Tax Act there is to be an exemption of $5,000 in this connection. We want to do all we can to encourage the buying of annuities, but what I am anxious to see is that they should be made a little cheaper to the public. We cannot exercise any proper judgment if the minister is unable to give us information as to the extent of the business, the receipts, the disbursements and the reserve that is necessary to take care of future liabilities, having regard to the expectation of life and so on. These items are essential to an intelligent discussion of the subject.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
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May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

I had in mind the buildings

in the vicinity of the old Russell hotel. I am instructed that there are more buildings to be taken down and further roadways and improvements to be completed. If this is a convenient time to answer my question, I would like to know what particular buildings are being destroyed. For instance, is the Ottawa post office to be removed under the present program?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
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May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

I almost hesitate to take up any of the time of the committee, but as the minister has mentioned the supplementary estimates, I take this opportunity of mentioning two wharves at Barrie which are in a very bad state of repair. When I wrote to the distriot engineer about this matter, he informed me that there was no appropriation to take care of it. These wharves are absolutely dangerous and I fear that an accident will take place. I think an item should be provided in the supplementary estimates to cover the resheathing of these wharves, although I do not see why it could, not be taken care of by the general appropriation.

I would imagine that from $400 to $600 would be sufficient to make these wharves safe, and that is all I am asking for.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
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May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

I should like to find out at

whose instance this is put in. It is very difficult to appreciate the full effect of this amendment without having the Companies Act here to assist one. Is this a power to be given the directors with the approval of the shareholders, or is it for the directors alone? Then there is one other feature which it seems to me is a little extraordinary. In the third line of subsection 2 occur the words "shall be determined once for all each financial year. ' How can you determine something once for all each year? Is it the intention that the board shall deal with it say at the first meeting, and that their decision shall apply for that year, and that the following year they shall deal with it again?

Topic:   COMPANIES ACT AMENDMENT
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May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

Are the buildings close to the Roxborough apartments to be removed, and what about the church north of that?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
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