Frederick Laurence SCHAFFNER

SCHAFFNER, The Hon. Frederick Laurence, B.A., M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Souris (Manitoba)
Birth Date
August 18, 1855
Deceased Date
May 22, 1935
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Laurence_Schaffner
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=20b6507f-4331-4342-ad1d-68bb1492c315&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Souris (Manitoba)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Souris (Manitoba)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Souris (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 205)


August 4, 1917

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

Just as much now.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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August 4, 1917

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

It occurred to me that perhaps those buildings on Wellington street were not used to the extent to which they could be used. We may be paying too high a rent for individual buildings, but I think any medical man looking over a great' many buildings would feel sure that there were too many people in certain rooms. The minister refers to that point, and it is very noticeable. The buildings have not the floor space required for the people employed in them. What I particularly wanted to know was whether the Government was utilizing the buildings on Wellington street. It seems to me, from casual observation, that they are not using the buildings as much as they could.

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August 2, 1917

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

I understood the member for Montreal, St. Antoine (Sir Herbert Ames) to -say that moneys voluntarily paid into patriotic funds would be deducted from

the amount assessable for income tax, but that amounts paid into suoh funds by way of municipal or provincial taxation would not be so deducted. If that is the ease, it is most unfair. In Manitoba we have a very large tax, ^specially for the Patriotic Fund, amounting to about $8 upon each quarter-section of land. If the amount that a man pays into the Patriotic Fund in the ordinary course is deducted from his income assessable under this Act, surely the amounts collected from him by the municipality for the Patriotic Fund should be similarly deducted.

Topic:   GOAL SUPPLY IN THE MIARITIME PROVINCES.
Subtopic:   WAR TAX UPON INCOMES.
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August 1, 1917

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

Is my hon. friend arguing that there should be three transcontinental railways in this country?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN RAILWAY SITUATION.
Subtopic:   STATEMENT BY (SIR THOMAS WHITE, MINISTER OF FINANCE.
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July 31, 1917

Mr. SOHAFFNER:

Like the hon. member for Edmonton (Mr. Oliver) I should like to ascertain how many unfit men were permitted to enlist. The statement of the minister ,is absolutely true, that neither he nor any other man can give the number of men who were unfit when they enlisted; that is absolutely out of the question. In southern Manitoba when the battalions were being enlisted in small towns

and by this means eight or ten battalions were raised that would not otherwise have been raised-the men were examined by the local doctors. It. is true that these doctors were inexperienced in that kind of work, but I believe they did the work honestly, and I can use no better word. The men from Manitoba were gathered at Camp Hughes and there they began their training. The camp had not been running for two- months before a board of three members of the Army Mediical 'Service visited it. The men were stripped, and I believe honestly examined to the very best of the ability of this board, who were as efficient as any three man who- could be found. Some men were discharged. These doctors who discarded these men could not say whether they were unfit when they enlisted. As a medical .man, I am prepared to make the declaration, and I challenge contradiction, that it would be impossible for the hoard to affirm that many of those men were unfit when they enlisted. The battalions went on drilling, and in the fall, before being transported overseas, they were again inspected by a mediical board and still more men were discarded. They went overseas, and before being transported to France were again examined and .more men discarded. It would 'be impossible for the Minister of

Militia ox any other man to say how many of them were unfit when they enlisted.

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