Charles Grant MACNEIL

MACNEIL, Charles Grant

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Vancouver North (British Columbia)
Birth Date
December 12, 1892
Deceased Date
March 31, 1976
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9810a751-c3fb-478c-bf5a-ced38dfcb91a&Language=E&Section=ALL
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9810a751-c3fb-478c-bf5a-ced38dfcb91a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, sales manager, secretary

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CCF
  Vancouver North (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 209)


May 31, 1939

Mr. MacNEIL:

Has any action been taken toward establishing telephone communication with Stuart island in British Columbia? Representations were made recently that over 4,000 boats had tied up at that point last year while waiting for slack water. A large number of these boats had urgent need to get in touch with the mainland by telephone or telegraph but were unable to do so from the government wharf or any adjacent point. This settlement is increasing in number and in case of accident it would be necessary to communicate with the hospital authorities.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 31, 1939

Mr. MacNEIL:

Why is this amount for a drill hall not placed in the estimates of the Department of National Defence instead of Public Works, and dealt with under the new system of presenting estimates for the defence department?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 31, 1939

Mr. MacNEIL:

Does it now include those working at prevailing rates?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 23, 1939

Mr. MacNEIL:

Does the minister receive reports through the various departments of the government as to the number of exservice men on unemployment relief? If so, what is the latest report of the number on relief?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS AND NATIONAL HEALTH
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May 23, 1939

Mr. MacNEIL:

What are the regulations in regard to unemployment assistance for those engaged in casual employment? A number of cases have been brought to my attention. Men have been getting a small pension and doing casual work. One single man was receiving $15 a month and-I commend him for his effort to keep his self-respect-he secured employment putting in fourteen hours a week during which he received his meals. It was employment limited to a few hours each week by which he earned $9 a month extra, and for that reason his unemployment assistance was discontinued. I brought the matter to the attention of the war veterans' allowance board, and I am pleased to say that my representations were courteously received. I am somewhat concerned about the regulations with regard to men who make an honest and legitimate effort to secure employment and who, in consequence, seem to be penalized.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS AND NATIONAL HEALTH
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