Anthony Chisholm ABBOTT

ABBOTT, The Hon. Anthony Chisholm, P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Mississauga (Ontario)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (September 15, 1976 - September 15, 1977)
  • Minister of State (Small Businesses) (September 16, 1977 - November 23, 1978)
  • Minister of National Revenue (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 124)


March 26, 1979

Hon. A. C. Abbott (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Small Business)):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, regrettably we are aware and we have prosecuted a number of cases. I gather that in Vancouver, while the preliminary report shows claims for $364,000, $268,000 were proved false and as a result 10 to 12 persons have been prosecuted. I gather also that in other parts of the country some one-third of the claims have been shown to be false. We are alert to this problem and we are taking action wherever evidence is brought forward.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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March 26, 1979

Mr. Abbott:

Mr. Speaker, what can one say in answer to that foolish question? We are not treating these women in a discriminatory fashion. I have already said this. These matters are complicated by the fact that we must operate within the law: a concept which the hon. member may not bother to understand.

If for instance, the women are squid fishing with their husbands on their husbands' boats, then by law they are not eligible for benefits. If by chance the women are receiving squid on shore and are drying them as surplus to the requirements of the men squid jiggers then they are not entitled by law. Each case, as I have suggested, must be examined. The matter has nothing to do with discrimination. I can assure the hon. member, whether he cares to believe me or not, that these cases are all being handled with complete fairness.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
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March 23, 1979

Hon. A. C. Abbott (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Small Business)):

Mr. Speaker, my information is that they already enjoy some benrTH. I should like to take the question as a representation and take it up with my colleague, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce who is very close to this question of metrification and is very interested in all its aspects.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
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March 22, 1979

Hon. A. C. Abbott (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Small Business)):

Mr. Speaker, with all those feathers flying around, I am not quite sure what it is that the hon. member is driving at. The hon. member should know that the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs has the responsibility of enforcing the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPACKAGING FOOD ITEMS NOT UP TO LABELLING STANDARDS
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March 22, 1979

Mr. Abbott:

Mr. Speaker, it might well be that some unethical payment has been made by a company to someone. Obviously, the income tax department would be concerned if that recipient was failing to report the income. But if the hon. member is suggesting that Revenue Canada is conducting an examination of a specific citizen or corporation, and that I should be disclosing it in the House, then I think he should consult the law, because he is wrong.

Oral Questions CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
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