Robert George MACPHERSON

MACPHERSON, Robert George

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver City (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 28, 1866
Deceased Date
October 27, 1926
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_George_Macpherson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=00f35bd1-e0be-472e-b64b-abb6af97e652&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance executive, pharmacist

Parliamentary Career

February 4, 1903 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Burrard (British Columbia)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Vancouver City (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 77)


July 16, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

This is the province of Ontario.

Topic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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July 16, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

Look at section 62.

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Topic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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July 14, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

You have got to have your ballots printed at a given point and the ballots have to be sent to a different polling subdivision. There are 1,500 miles between the southern and northern districts of Comox-Atlin and if the ballots are printed in Nanaimo how can you get into Surprise lake without a flying machine in the time allowed. The best possible time that can be made to Surprise lake is 11 days, and if there is ice upon the river as there was during my own election when the man who carried the ballot boxes was obliged to break the trail for 80 miles with dogs, how can you overcome a difficulty like that. When the Prime Minister of British Columbia states it is possible to do that, he states what any man who knows the country knows to be incorrect.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 14, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

My hon. friend's information was certainly very bad. In my first election in Burrard, the returning officer was not able even in a by-election to get the ballot boxes into the northern part of the riding, which is now Comox-Atlin until four days after the date set for holding the elections. How could the ballot boxes leave say Nanaimo and get into Telegraph Creek and Atlin, which is 14 days in the winter, and at the same time get into the Squamish Yalley ? It is a phy-

sical impossibility to have the Comox-Atlin election at the same time as the others and the same thing applies to Yale-Cariboo.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 14, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

Would the hon. gentleman suggest that the man should be held guilty before he is proven guilty ?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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