George Clyde NOWLAN

NOWLAN, The Hon. George Clyde, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
August 14, 1898
Deceased Date
May 31, 1965
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Nowlan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ea30e79d-1feb-461a-bbea-b3e5a570ee30&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 13, 1948 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
June 19, 1950 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 21, 1957 - August 8, 1962)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 21, 1957 - August 8, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 21, 1957 - August 8, 1962)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (August 9, 1962 - April 21, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Digby--Annapolis--Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (August 9, 1962 - April 21, 1963)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 836)


April 28, 1965

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Digby-Annapolis-Kings):

If the Minister of Finance could have foreseen the gallery we have this afternoon, and had he written a budget speech dealing with agriculture, it would have given me an opportunity to reply thereon and we might have had a more topical subject for discussion.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 28, 1965

Mr. Nowlan:

That is the statement of one of the responsible financial journalists in Canada, and with that perhaps I should leave the general discussion of the budget alone.

The Minister says we are going to have a tremendous, expanding economy because of the tax reductions. I wonder what these tax reductions mean, Mr. Speaker, to the average Canadian. We have seen some of these figures produced in the press and I am not going to weary the House going over many of them in detail; but I think it would be worth while, in view of the pressures which have been brought to play on this matter, to refer to some of them. The political pundits, I know, all read into this budget an election. I am going to deal with that in a moment, but if they can read an election into these figures they have bifocal glasses much stronger than I have, because I cannot see an election. As a matter of fact, I said on budget night "Well, there's one sure thing; there ain't going to be an election this year", and unless the people across the way are crazy I still say that is a fact.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 28, 1965

Mr. Nowlan:

Unfortunately the budget

speech is entirely barren-and this does not surprise us-as far as agricultural matters are concerned.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 28, 1965

Mr. Nowlan:

You must remember, Mr. Speaker, that the great majority of Canadian taxpayers, approximately three quarters, although not quite, of all Canadian taxpayers-

I mean income taxpayers-are in receipt of incomes of $5,000 a year or less; so when we talk about great, substantial reductions we should look at this through the glasses of the average taxpayer who is in receipt of an income of $5,000 a year or less and, as I have said, this takes in approximately three quarters of all Canadian taxpayers. What will they see in this budget?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 28, 1965

Mr. Nowlan:

That may be. I am going to refer to that in a moment. Perhaps, Mr. Speaker, I should give some of these figures with respect to the average Canadian income taxpayer, who for the most part you and I are representing in this Parliament today.

DEBATES April 28. 1965

The single taxpayer with an income of $3,000 a year has a reduction of 6J cents a day; with $4,000 a year income, 10.9 cents a day, and with an income of $5,000 a year, 16.1 cents a day. For married persons the figures are not quite the same, of course. The married taxpayer with no dependants who is in receipt of an income of $3,000 a year gets the magnificent reduction of 2.7 cents a day, which really is going to make the coins rattle in his pocket. If he earns $4,000 a year he gets 64 cents a day reduction. I was going to say that his weekly reduction would amount to approximately the price of a package of cigarettes, but the Minister of National Health and Welfare is not here so I should not discuss the price of cigarettes. Then a married taxpayer earning $5,000 with no dependants will be offered the magnificent saving of 10.9 cents a day.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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