Leslie Gordon BELL

BELL, Leslie Gordon, K.C., B.A., LL.B., D.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
St. Antoine (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 4, 1889
Deceased Date
September 8, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Gordon_Bell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3850751d-297f-4e2c-9a59-3e144a3e1783&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 155)


September 17, 1945

Mr. COLD WELL:

It went to the United States.

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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September 17, 1945

Mr. COLD WELL:

Is hospital equipment

available on the same basis?

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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March 22, 1945

Mr. COLD WELL:

At least I never said

in this house that Canada would be as well off under Hitler.

Topic:   EDITION
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July 12, 1944

Mr. COLD WELL:

May I add my voice to that of the hon. member for Saskatoon City.

I am sorry that the government has not seen fit to accept a suggestion which was perhaps even a little more sweeping, that instead of removing the savings feature in the lower income tax brackets we remove the tax and keep that savings feature. I agree with the hon. member that had we done that we would have collected the same amount of money, and placed in the hands of the people after the war some very much needed purchasing power.

When I read what some of the economists, analysts, and forecasters are saying with respect to the future, as to the possibility of a boom and then a depression, I realize it is essential that ways and means be found to increase the purchasing power of the people in the post-war period, and particularly to encourage persons who are able to do so to prepare for that time.

I know that at this stage it is of little use to make the suggestion I have made, and I do not purpose spending a great amount of time in the discussion. I am sorry we have not done this, because the same amount of money would come into the hands of the government; and then in the post-war period these people in the low income tax brackets, who to-day are feeling the incidence of taxation perhaps as very few other groups in the community are feeling it, would have had some - purchasing power with which to buy the things they need and at the same time promote the industry of the country.

As time goes by the government will probably see the wisdom of a proposal of this kind. As I said before, it would not reduce the amount of money the government would have in hand, nor would it allow any more expansion of purchasing power than is proposed in the budget. These suggestions would have been all to the good, had they been followed.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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July 12, 1944

Mr. COLD WELL:

This is not a salary, surely.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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