James Lester DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS, James Lester

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
November 29, 1881
Deceased Date
September 30, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lester_Douglas
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bbf601ac-11ae-44b0-8bec-e379540a370a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 53 of 57)


July 17, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Succession

duties.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT
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July 11, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Under paragraph (a), as I understand it, a firm that had gone through a depressed period during the standard years could make application for a board of referees, and the profit could be set at not less than 5 per cent and not more than 10 per cent. Why could not the same principle be applied to a firm which had obtained an exceptionally good return during those standard years? For instance, a firm producing minerals or metals used in the rearmament programmes of the different countries during the last five or six years would have had very high profits, which they would not be likely to exceed during the present period. Why could not the same principle be applied to them? If you are setting up a minimum, why not set up a maximum also?

Topic:   EXCESS PROFITS TAX ACT
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

It is precisely because it is so simple that there is a general feeling that there is some reason other than a military one why it is not done.

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR SERVICES
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

But the four years the minister is setting are actually depression years for some industries.

Topic:   EXCESS PROFITS TAX ACT
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July 10, 1940

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Yes. They can go down to Weybum, join up and be forwarded to the unit in which their friends and relatives are enlisted.

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR SERVICES
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