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 3 of 531)


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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March 29, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

I did not say as much as I should like to have said with respect to the special inspector, because the hon. member for Souris came near to saying what I had in mind. I understand that the special inspectors are working in some constituencies in Saskatchewan more than in others. I am not going to name the constituencies, but I wish to protest against these special inspectors and the temporary assistants. How many are working in Saskatchewan and in what areas or constituencies? We may not have the opportunity until late this fall to say anything further on this.

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

Mr. PERLEY:

Forty-five per cent.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
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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

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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 28, 1945

Mr. PERLEY:

Would the minister explain what this further amount is required for? It is a considerable sum.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OP AGRICULTURE
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