Sanford Johnston CROWE

CROWE, The Hon. Sanford Johnston

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
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  Burrard (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 7)


May 17, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

The net premiums for fire, life and other insurance amount, I figure, to $110,000,000.

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT AMENDMENT.
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May 17, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

Why should it not be included as well as fire and other insurance?

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT AMENDMENT.
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May 17, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

If I remember aright, the Acting Finance Minister in his Budget told us that the Government received practically ?385,000 from the insurance companies. I received the insurance blue book the other day, and looking over the statements of the insurance companies, I figured out that they were doing business to the extent of 8110,000,000 annually in Canada, and paid out in losses $43,000,000, leaving about $67,000,000 for expenses of operation. Of this the Government received only $385,000. It seems to me that is a very small amount.

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 29, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

You are protecting the

man who buys by the cord, but you are not protecting the man who buys by the load. Most of our fuel is bought by the load. The mill refuse is cut up into sixteen-inch lengths and sold by the load. There is no protection for the buyer. If the person who is selling that wood were obliged to have a standard size for a load, or if he were required to inform the purchaser how many cubic feet there were in the load, there would be some protection. But, there is no protection here. I repeat that you are protecting the man who buys by the cord, but you are not protecting the man who buys by the load.

Si? GEORGE FOSTER: You are protecting the man who buys the most expensive kind of wood but it would be almost impossible to fix a standard for kindling wood, mill scrap and the like of that.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 29, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

I am in favour of this

clause, but I think that when legislation is being framed to meet the case of people buying cordwood, something should also be done with respect to those who buy wood by the load. I would suggest that the minister frame an amendment to the effect that when wood is sold by the load, there be marked on the bill which is given to the purchaser the amount of the contents of that load in cubic feet, or that the quantity should be marked on the outside of the wagon when the wood is delivered. The purchaser would then know exactly how much wood he was receiving.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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