George Carlyle MARLER

MARLER, The Hon. George Carlyle, P.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 14, 1901
Deceased Date
April 10, 1981
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlyle_Marler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d02f5106-f712-49ea-b952-2006effd9db7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
notary

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1954 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 433)


January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

Basically the additional amount payable to the other provinces arises from the increase in the yield of standard taxes for the two highest provinces, Ontario and British Columbia, and if you examine these figures you find that the increase in the yield of standard taxes for these two provinces has the effect of increasing the amount to be paid to the other eight provinces in virtue of the tax-sharing formula. They have the effect of increasing the per capita equalization amount to $41.58, as this table shows.

It is quite obvious, Mr. Chairman, that the stabilization amounts have nothing whatever to do with the amounts that go to these other provinces. The stabilization amounts may cut down the amount they receive. That view I accept; but if the Minister of Finance will read the explanation he gave which I quoted a moment ago he will see that the discrepancy between the figures he gave on Saturday and those we had yesterday has nothing whatever to do with stabilization.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS MEASURE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES, ETC.
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January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

I hope the minister will explain it in terms we can understand.

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January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

The minister himself surely must realize that the factor of stabilization which applies to British Columbia and Prince Edward Island has nothing whatever to do in determining the amount of money that is available to the other provinces.

Dominion-Provincial Relations

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January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

Mr. Chairman, I just want to come back this afternoon to the question I raised yesterday having to do with the discrepancy between the figures the minister gave on Saturday and those he gave yesterday in the table which was put on Hansard. During the course of my remarks last evening the minister interrupted to endeavour to explain the discrepancy between the Saturday figures and the Monday figures. As found at page 3874 of Hansard he said:

The other eight provinces receive benefit from the fact that British Columbia and Prince Edward Island do not now take their full share by reason of the prior application of the stabilization principle.

At first sight, Mr. Chairman, that explanation seems quite convincing. I say "at first sight" because if you started with the premise that it is correct it would lead you [DOT] to believe that what the minister said was right, but when you look at the table he put on Hansard yesterday you see right away that is not the explanation, nor are the facts in conformity with that explanation.

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January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

The minister will have plenty of opportunity to do so when the clock is not moving against him as it is now. I think the house is entitled to something much

Industrial Relations

clearer than the rather inadequate explanations the minister has put on the record already, which are not in conformity with the principles that are involved and certainly do not explain the differences between Ontario, let us say, on Saturday and Ontario on Monday.

In fact, Mr. Chairman, the resolution itself tells us that this could not possibly be the explanation of these differences because we see, coming to the part having to do with the provinces as a whole, that the proposed change is to alter the definition of standard individual income tax so that in any agreement these words shall be construed as if the words "10 per cent" were replaced by the words "13 per cent". That makes it perfectly clear, Mr. Chairman.

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