William Hillary (Bill) CLARKE

CLARKE, William Hillary (Bill), F., C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)
Birth Date
July 5, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clarke_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cbd15076-7da5-411f-b2df-85bd2fbece81&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 231)


June 28, 1984

Mr. Clarke:

Mr. Speaker, I was not aware that the Chair had made a decision. I understood that both the Chair and I were to wait until-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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June 28, 1984

Mr. Bill Clarke (Vancouver Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, as Your Honour will know, this is the first time I have had an opportunity since last Friday, when I raised the question of privilege concerning the language used by the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) in response to my question on that day-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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June 22, 1984

Mr. Bill Clarke (Vancouver Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the Prime Minister could explain how his Government, his Minister of National Revenue, was able to make a decision to change the treatment given to the Toronto musicians while the sub-committee studying the matter was still studying the matter, and now he is unable to make a decision about Vancouver?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TREATMENT OF TORONTO MUSICIANS
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June 22, 1984

Mr. Bill Clarke (Vancouver Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, for years there have been discrepancies in the income tax treatment of musicians who are members of Canada's symphony orchestras. Some are treated as employees and are thus denied deduction of expenses and capital cost allowance, while others are considered to be self-employed and are allowed proper deductions in arriving at net income for tax purposes.

Even though the Subcommittee on the Taxation of Visual and Performing Artists and Writers was considering this very subject and has since recommended amendments to the Income Tax Act to allow deduction of expenses incurred by symphony musicians, the Minister, in the meantime, changed the treatment for Toronto Symphony members, leaving only the Vancouver Symphony members as employees denied deduction of expenses.

The Minister has received copies of the Vancouver Symphony Society telegram that was sent to the Chairman of the Subcommittee outlining the injustices and discrimination against western Canadians. I appeal to the Minister to implement the needed changes in treatment immediately, so that a measure of equity will be restored to the application of the Income Tax Act.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   TAX DEPARTMENT'S TREATMENT OF VANCOUVER SYMPHONY
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June 22, 1984

Mr. Bill Clarke (Vancouver Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, my question was meant for the Minister of National Revenue, but since he is not in the House, perhaps I may direct it to the Right Hon. Prime Minister, if I may have his attention, in the hope that he will want to make a final decision for the arts community in Canada.

The Right Hon. Prime Minister is aware that the treatment received by musicians with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with respect to their income tax is less favourable than it is for members of the Toronto Symphony. Since working conditions in both orchestras are practically identical, could the Right Hon. Prime Minister inform the House when his Government is going to stop discriminating against Western Canadians and when it is going to change the rules for musicians with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
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