July 9, 1940 (19th Parliament, 1st Session)

NAT

Harry Rutherford Jackman

National Government

Mr. JACKMAN:

It is virtually impossible under the exchange regulations in the old country to send money with these children for their support. It is hardly likely that the interests of Great Britain at present will admit of any large aggregate sum being sent out in support of the children. While in a few cases some provision may be made by English parents who have assets in this country, such cases will be proportionately so few in number as to be hardly worthy of consideration. Most of these children, probably ninety-five to ninety-nine per cent of them, will have to be supported by the people with whom they

Income War Tax Act
live in this country. University professors in Toronto have been organizing to bring out children of corresponding professors in the old country who -have no possible means of sending money out with them; it is entirely voluntary. Canada being a partner of the motherland in this war I think we should certainly do what we can, and the government should not prejudice the people who are good enough to pay out a substantial sum each year for the maintenance of these children until the war is over.
Will the minister clarify what he means by his reference to the exemption of $5,000 for a married couple? I do not understand that.

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