Canada at War: PARLIAMENT: The Poor You Have Always ...

Member after member rose in Canada's House of Commons to air a chronic complaint: Parliament is underpaid.

Liberal, Tory and C.C.F. alike went hammer & tongs after Finance Minister James Lorimer Ilsley, who has insisted that M.P.s must pay full income taxes on their $4,000 salaries, refused them exemption for living expenses in Ottawa. Cried Liberal Arthur Roebuck: "Members . . . grow poor in the service of the public." Said Tory Richard Burpee Hanson: "There is no other class in Canada which is making sacrifice of time and of ability and of capability and of money comparable to...