Ernest Edward PERLEY

PERLEY, Ernest Edward

Personal Data

Party
National Government
Constituency
Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
December 23, 1877
Deceased Date
August 16, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Perley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ec4705d1-ca91-4304-a96d-3a9366b998ca&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 531)


April 5, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

I should like to bring a special case to the attention of the minister. At the outset however may I express my appreciation of the treatment and courtesy I have received from the parliamentary assistant to the minister. On several occasions he has helped me iron out difficult problems, and I take this opportunity of thanking him.

As I believe the .parliamentary assistant will recall, this case concerns a prisoner of war who wanted to be transferred from t'he R.A.F. to the R.C.A.F. This case is special through this man .being the first Canadian to be taken prisoner overseas. He was flying before the war broke out and he went to England when the show started, to join the R.A.F. He was taken prisoner and has been a prisoner for more than five years. The last word his mother had from him was that he expected to be released. I do not know how it got through in a letter, but he said the Russians were very near to the camp. You will realize that if this boy had been able to get his transfer to the R.C.A.F. he would have been drawing a much higher rate of pay.

Then there is the question of gratuities when these prisoners are released and returned to Canada. Upon what basis will gratuities be paid? Will special consideration be given to a case such as the one I have mentioned? There was no possible way of this boy getting a commission or any decoration for valour. He has been a prisoner from the very start, but that fact should not be held against his getting some special consideration.

War Appropriation-Air Services

This is an interesting case in another way. A boy with whom he went to school joined the RjC.A.F. and was also taken prisoner about four and a half years ago. He happened to land in the same camp and they have been together ever since. The boy who was in the R.C.A.F. receives higher pay than the boy who was in the R.A.F., yet they were raised together, went to school together and were taken prisoner within six months of each other. I hope I have made it clear that this is a special case through this man being the first Canadian to be taken prisoner of war.

I should like to say a word with respect to boys who have been discharged. Within t'he last two months five boys from my own town have been discharged, all of them having been overseas for four or more years. I took up their cases with the minister and I am glad to be able to say that three of them are now in the university while the other two are on the way to getting satisfactory employment. The matter of university training came up this afternoon, and I thought I should direct the attention of the committee to what has been done in these cases.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR AIR
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April 5, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

He was flying in Canada

for a short while before war broke out. He was anxious to get into things and he went over right away because he thought that was the only way 'he could do it.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR AIR
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April 5, 1945

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

Is the minister aware that there will be a very coip-siderable decrease in the production, of hogs in western Canada? Only to-day I had a letter from one farmer who raised two hundred and fifty hogs last year and who will not raise more than one hundred this year. The farmers are concerned about the bonus paid on A-l and B-l grades of hogs. Will the minister say whether he is considering increasing the bonus to what it was before it was reduced last year, and making it uniform throughout Canada, in order to encourage the production of hogs this year?

Topic:   PRODUCTION BONUS ON HOGS
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March 29, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

I venture to say that we may have more to do with it than the hon. members sitting opposite now. A number of farmers have come to my office, after travelling quite a few miles, complaining about the income tax that they are paying and of their having been put into a higher bracket this year on account of the products they have raised on their farms, the stock, and so on. They ask me to bring it to the attention of the minister. This may not be the proper time, but I should like to mention it now. I am thinking of one farmer who is short of help. He has no sons. He was not able to get a man, but he was able to conduct his farm operations by tractor and combine and do all the work himself with the help of a man in the fall when he was combining and trucking it away. His wife and two daughters milked the cows, fed the

Supply-Revenue-Income Tax

chickens and hogs. The result of their work in milking ten cows and feeding the hogs increased his receipts some $1,500, along with the wheat and other products. That put him into a higher bracket, so that he paid nearly $800 more tax. This is what he asked me to put before the minister. Consideration should be given to the type of farmer who was carrying on farming operations such as his. He claims that the milk and cream from those ten cows put him into a higher bracket and cost him $700. He said, "Do you think that my wife and daughter are going to milk those cows this summer? Not at all. We will' allow the calves to suck the cows." A farmer such as the one I have mentioned should be given some consideration. He might be exempted in respect of the income from the dairy products. If he had a certain number of cows he should be taken out of the class of a dairy farmer who milks twenty or thirty cows. Because his wife and two daughters milked those ten cows he had to pay an additional $700 or $800 income tax. He told me that his wife and daughter would do no milking this summer. One of his daughters is not very well. I have two or three other similar cases that I could bring to the attention of the committee, but I am not going to take the time now. Consideration should be given to farmers such as the one I have mentioned, so that they will not lose the whole income by being put into a higher bracket.

I should like the minister to give me information as to where the inspectors are working in Saskatchewan. I know he has not the information at hand at the moment, but if he can get it for me I shall appreciate it. It is not necessary to put it on Hansard, but I should like to have it.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
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March 29, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

On the third day we were here I directed a letter to the deputy minister and asked him to give special consideration to the case I set out. I am not going to state now what it was, but I wish he would please look that up and give me a reply.

Topic:   EDITION
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