George Carlyle MARLER

MARLER, The Hon. George Carlyle, P.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 14, 1901
Deceased Date
April 10, 1981
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlyle_Marler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d02f5106-f712-49ea-b952-2006effd9db7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
notary

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1954 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 433)


January 28, 1958

Mr. Marler:

Mr. Chairman, I just want to come back this afternoon to the question I raised yesterday having to do with the discrepancy between the figures the minister gave on Saturday and those he gave yesterday in the table which was put on Hansard. During the course of my remarks last evening the minister interrupted to endeavour to explain the discrepancy between the Saturday figures and the Monday figures. As found at page 3874 of Hansard he said:

The other eight provinces receive benefit from the fact that British Columbia and Prince Edward Island do not now take their full share by reason of the prior application of the stabilization principle.

At first sight, Mr. Chairman, that explanation seems quite convincing. I say "at first sight" because if you started with the premise that it is correct it would lead you [DOT] to believe that what the minister said was right, but when you look at the table he put on Hansard yesterday you see right away that is not the explanation, nor are the facts in conformity with that explanation.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS MEASURE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES, ETC.
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January 27, 1958

Mr. Marler:

The explanation which the

Minister of Finance has just given may be quite apt for the two provinces of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia but unfortunately it does not change the hard, cold reality of the figures which he gave on Saturday. I do not want to waste too much time on this point, but he did say on Saturday that the additional payment which British Columbia would receive would be $5,563,000, whereas according to the table put on the record this afternoon the increase for British Columbia will be $2,842,000.

However, leaving aside the provinces of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia, as to which the stabilization factor may explain the mistake in the minister's figures, the fact does remain that all the other figures are out, too. There is no question of stabilization there. In other words, Mr. Chairman, I do not know whether this is homemade arithmetic on the part of the Minister of Finance, but perhaps it is like some of my own figures; they do not always work out when I put them under professional scrutiny. There is a difference of a million more for Quebec and approximately a million more for Ontario.

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January 27, 1958

Mr. Marler:

It is not changed at all.

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January 27, 1958

Mr. Marler:

I hope we do not allow any more weekends to go by because they make it quite expensive for these other provinces. Frankly, I think the minister ought to realize, and this is my last word on the subject of the figures, that the figures that were given on Saturday were regarded as being authentic and accurate. I am sure they have gone all across the country, unless I am very much mistaken as to the interest in them on the part of members of the press gallery. I am sure it must be very disappointing for

those who are getting less to find, unfortunately, that reality is not quite as good as Saturday's promise.

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January 27, 1958

Mr. Marler:

Perhaps he does not work on Sunday.

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