April 27, 1949

LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General):

The answer is in the negative.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE IN RECOMMENDING APPOINTMENTS OF POSTMASTERS
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INCOME TAX

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DUES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Revenue. Has his attention been called to a news item given out over the radio recently at Lethbridge, Alberta, to the effect that the chamber of commerce of Lethbridge had been informed by the minister or his department that membership dues to the chamber of commerce would now be allowed as income tax deductions?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DUES
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ALLOWANCE FOR DEDUCTION
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I am not familiar with the broadcast or the news item.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DUES
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ALLOWANCE FOR DEDUCTION
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

Will the minister look into it and make a report tomorrow?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DUES
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ALLOWANCE FOR DEDUCTION
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

I shall look into it.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DUES
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ALLOWANCE FOR DEDUCTION
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NATIONAL REVENUE

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. L. Smith (Calgary West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a further question of the Minister of National Revenue. The other day someone sent me a form which had been sent out by the minister's department. This form was to be filled in by taxpayers, and contained a number of peculiar items. For instance, it asked how much it cost to have your wife's hair dressed; they wanted to know how much your children spent in buying moving picture tickets, how much you yourself, spent in barber shops, and so on. I was wondering what the object of that information could be, and whether the minister is familiar with the form?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

I have never received any form of that kind, but I should be pleased to look at it if the hon. member would send it to me. I presume however that it is sent out for purposes of obtaining statistics, and that it would be issued by the bureau of statistics.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN WESTERN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. H. R. Argue (Wood Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, I asked a question yesterday of the Prime Minister, at which time he replied that he would look into the matter and give an answer later. My question was whether or not the government contemplates bringing in an amendment to the Prairie Farm Assistance Act.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN WESTERN CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT OF ACT
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

No, I am not in a position to answer that question at this time.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN WESTERN CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT OF ACT
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OLD AGE PENSIONS

INCREASE OF GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTION FROM $30 TO $40 PER MONTH

April 27, 1949