James Ralph KIRK

KIRK, James Ralph

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 14, 1895
Deceased Date
November 6, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Ralph_Kirk
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9ba196ec-8cc2-4586-a992-2ab0a7ae59a1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

March 16, 1936 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Antigonish--Guysborough (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 37)


April 12, 1957

Yarmouth-Clare):

1. Have steps been taken by the Department of Public Works to build an extension to the wharf at Weymouth North, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, what will be the length and width of the extension?

3. What will be its location with respect to the present structure?

4. When will tenders be called?

Answer by: Mr. Bourget, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. Yes.

2. The length will be 100 feet and the width 40 feet.

3. The extension will be built from the northwest end of the present structure.

4. Early in May, 1957.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHARF, WEYMOUTH NORTH, NOVA SCOTIA
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April 11, 1957

What amounts have been paid out from the federal treasury in each fiscal or calendar year for the following: (a) old age pensions, from

inception (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (b) old age security, from inception (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (c) old age assistance, from inception (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (d) blind pensions, from inception (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (e) disabled persons pensions, from inception (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia?

Answer by: Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of

National Health and Welfare):

(a) (i)-Total federal payments under the Old Age Pensions Act: Fiscal

Year Old age Blind Total$ $ $1927-28 ... . 131,452 - 131,4521928-29 ... . 832,687 - 832,6871929-30 ... . 1,537,174 - 1,537,1741930-31 ... . 5,658,143 - 5,658,1431931-32 ... . 10,032,410 - 10,032,4101932-33 ... . 11,512,543 - 11,512,5431933-34 ... . 12,313,595 - 12,313,5951934-35 ... . 14.942,459 - 14,942,4591935-36 ... . 16,764,484 - 16,764,4841936-37 ... . 21,149,352 - 21,149,3521937-38 ... . 28,524,587 128,418 28,653,0051938-39 ... . 28,283,284 760,354 29,043,6391939-40 ... . 29,080,631 895,923 29,976,5541940-41 ... . 28,901,933 1,009,767 29,911,7001941-42 ... . 28,530,908 1,030,889 29,611,7961942-43 ... . 28,861,186 1,114,828 29,976,0141943-44 ... . 32,195,592 1,244,030 33,439,6221944-45 ... . 39,503,028 1,471,978 40,975,0061945-46 ... . 41,291,227 1,526,747 42,817,9741946-47 ... . 43,829,580 1,615,136 45,444,7161947-48 ... . 56,978,389 2,107,989 59,086,3781948-49 ... . 64,232,211 2,532,074 66,764,2851949-50 ... . 89,652,203 3,536,731 93,188,9341950-51 ... . 99,268,006 3,901,109 103,169,1151951-52 ... (9 mos.) . 77,340,012 2,996,115 80,336,127(a) (ii)

Federal payments to Nova Scotia under the Old Age Pensions Act:

Fiscal

Year Old age Blind Total

1933- 34 _______ 69,271 - 69,2711934- 35 __ 1,479,899 - 1,479,8991935- 36 __ 1,661,102 - 1,661,1021936- 37 __ 1,764,915 - 1,764,9151937- 38 ____ 1,836,704 11,985 1,848,6891938- 39 ____ 1,866,724 74,418 1,941,1421939- 40 ____ 1,913,181 91,262 2,004,4431940- 41 ____ 1,941,172 102,375 2,043,5471941- 42 ____ 1,936,832 105,970 2,042,8021942- 43 ____ 1,948,075 107,397 2,055,4711943- 44 ____ 2,137,242 114,043 2,251,2841944- 45 ____ 2,807,890 140,039 2,947,9291945- 46 ____ 2,913,972 142,672 3,056,6441946- 47 ____ 3,093,204 147,486 3,240,6901947- 48 ____ 3,943,563 181,815 4,125,3791948- 49 ____ 4,658,580 224,480 4,883,0591949- 50 ____ 6,056,998 311,948 6,368,9461950- 51 ____ 6,572,267 348,338 6,920,6051951- 52 ____ 5,030,881 267,014 5,297,895

(9 mos.)

(b) (i) (ii)1951- 52 $ 76,086,835 $ 4,124,0801952- 53

323,141,615 17,259,2871953- 54

338,970,791 17,702,4771954- 55

353,205,333 18,149,5261955- 56

366,218,474 18,411,3451956- 57 (estimated) 379,118,000 18,682,000(c) (i) (ii)1951- 52 (3 mos.) .. .$ 2,277,238 $ 95,6731952- 53

19,128,837 893,0601953- 54

20,288,153 1,028,7561954- 55

20,869,126 1,063,1651955- 56

20,918,186 1,046,9271956- 57

17,131,764 947,842(10 mos.) (11 mos.)(d) (if (ii)1951- 52 (3 mos.) .. .$ 721,449 $ 64,1991952- 53

2,985,217 253,7181953- 54

2,914,102 250,5671954- 55

2,886,184 247,7881955- 56

2,918,494 254,6041956- 57

2,473,397 237,222(10 mos.) (11 mos.)(e) (i) (ii)1954- 55 (3 mos.) .. .$ 419,379 $ 12,1411955- 56

5,665,067 254,3261956- 57

5,900,739 263,753(10 mos.) (11 mos.)

Friday, April 12, 1957

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PENSIONS
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March 27, 1957

What amounts have been paid out for each fiscal or calendar year, 1936 to 1956 inclusive, under the following headings: (a) veterans pensions, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (b) veterans allowances, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia; (c) veterans dependents' allowances, (i) in Canada; (ii) in Nova Scotia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES
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March 26, 1957

What was the gross national product by fiscal or calendar year, 1936 to 1956 inclusive, for (a) all of Canada; (b) province of Nova Scotia?

Answer by: Mr. Dickey, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Trade and Commerce:

1 (a) and (b).

Gross national product, 1936 to 1956

Calendar

Year

1937

1939

1941

1943

1945

1947

1949

1951

1953

1955

Canada

millions of dollars

4,701

5,355

5,233

5,707

6,872

8,517

10,539

11,183

11,954

11,850

12,026

13,768

15,613

16,462

18,203

21,474

23,255

24,473

24,336

26,916

29,866

There are no figures available of gross national product by provinces.

Questions

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT, 1936-56
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March 20, 1957

What were the federal government expenditures in Nova Scotia, for each of the fiscal or calendar years, 1936 to 1956 inclusive, under the following headings: (a) fisheries price support; (b) loans to fishermen; (c) all other fisheries expenditures?

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA
Subtopic:   FEDERAL FISHERIES EXPENDITURES,
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