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:

Of course that is only a minor matter, but I would like to know at whose instance this is being done, and whether this is a power given to directors without the consent of shareholders or whether their action has to be approved by the shareholders.

Topic:   COMPANIES ACT AMENDMENT
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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:

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:

To make my question quite clear, I imagine it means what I think it does, and probably when we have the legis-2419-159

lation before us we shall know better. One can understand a donation generally might mean a gift of $100 or $500, apart and distinct from an ordinary contribution from Sunday to Sunday. Is it intended to cover such contributions or only straight gifts?

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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May 24, 1930

Mr. BOYS:

Could we have opposite the

various paragraphs numbered from (a) to (h) the figures showing the tax which prevailed before? For instance, in paragraph (a) the tax is now three cents. If we could have opposite that the previous tax and so on down the list, we would at once see what was being done.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT
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