Gordon Timlin PURDY

PURDY, Gordon Timlin

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
July 1, 1888
Deceased Date
December 22, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Purdy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=313739bb-467e-44f3-bcac-89d48216c316&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 41)


March 29, 1957

Mr. Purdy:

Why does the hon. member omit No. 85?

Topic:   CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   THIRD READINGS
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March 27, 1957

1. Did the province of Nova Scotia, through its premier, make representations within the past two months to the federal government to increase old age pensions and old age assistance allowances in the province?

2. If so, did the province of Nova Scotia indicate its willingness to share the cost of such increases?

3. Does the province of Nova Scotia pay anything towards (a) old age pensions; (b) old age assistance allowances; (c) blind pensions; (d) disability pensions, paid in the province?

4. If so, what is the proportion in each case?

Mr. F. G. Robertson, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of National Health and Welfare: Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first part of this question is yes. The federal government receives many representations. Furthermore, the federal government has announced increases in old age security, old age assistance, blindness allowances, disability allowances and family allowances.

In answer to the second part of this question, the premier of Nova Scotia did indicate his willingness to share in the cost of old age assistance allowances in the province but not, of course, in old age security pensions. The federal government now awaits agreement for participation by the government of Nova Scotia.

The answers to questions three and four are as follows:

(a) Old age security-No.

(b) Old age assistance

Yes, 50 per cent.

(c) Blind persons allowances-Yes, 25 per cent.

(d) Disabled persons allowances-Yes, 50 per cent.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS ASSISTANCE, NOVA SCOTIA
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March 21, 1957

Mr. Purdy:

If you listen for about three minutes you will hear what the people think of the block down there.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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March 21, 1957

Mr. G. T. Purdy (Colchesler-Hanis):

Mr. Speaker, in rising to take part in this debate I am reminded that this will be the last opportunity during this session, in fact, during this parliament, when one will be able to discuss matters not definitely related to the problem under review. Today, therefore, I propose to deal with several matters of interest to my constituents and to my province in addition to the budget.

The press has already dealt extensively with the proposal submitted by our Minister of Finance on March 14, and I wish to associate myself with the many who have congratulated him on what his address contained and the manner in which he delivered it. While the proposals did not offer a great deal to any specific section of our population, there is something for almost everybody, in addition to special benefits to the Atlantic provinces,

fully in keeping with the slogan of the Liberal party-Unity, Security, Freedom.

Is it any wonder, therefore, that the official opposition, try as they may, from their financial critic to those who have most recently spoken, have been exceedingly weak in their criticisms and lacking in constructive alternative proposals. Again they have adopted the old line of trying to make the people believe that if put in power they would pay out more and collect less and still present a balanced budget, or even reduce the debt as the present administration has done. To my way of thinking, such claims are absurd and I am satisfied that the intelligent electors of our country agree with my views.

The hon. member for Greenwood (Mr. Macdonnell) has accused the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) of having a war mentality. I am sometimes of the opinion that the hon. member for Greenwood must have a worm mentality. As regards the C.C.F. party, I do not believe that our people want state controlled industry or dictatorship such as would, of necessity, come out of such control.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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March 21, 1957

Mr. Purdy:

Thank you for the interruptions. I did not interrupt you.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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