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 2 of 77)


July 14, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

It is impossible to reach the remote parts of that constituency in a week with the ballot boxes. I assure the leader of the opposition, who wants to be fair, that the information is not correct that you could reach any point in Comox-Atlin and get your ballots printed and distributed within the time stated.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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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.

That he is guilty ?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 10, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

Down about Tatamagouche.

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY-HARMONY TO ELMIRA BRANCH.
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July 10, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

I did not know he

was the member.

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY-HARMONY TO ELMIRA BRANCH.
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