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 3 of 77)


July 8, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

I understood the hon. gentleman's amendment to declare that Canada must not do anything further, that the country must not be committed to anything at the present time, which, I take it, means that nothing shall be done.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED
Full View Permalink

July 8, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON. (Reading):

-or to a contract or expenditure for such purpose until after the same shall have been submitted to and approved by the parliament '[DOT]of Canada.

If I understand anything about business, In the first place we must negotiate.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED
Full View Permalink

July 8, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

That it is desirable that steps shall be taken with all convenient speed

I do not need to ask my leader what it means. There it is, 'It is desirable.' Will my hon. friend (Mr Foster) say it is not desirable ? Well, he strikes that out, that is, hon gentlemen opposite have taken the position that it is not desirable at the present time to do anything further than to allow us to drift. The people of Canada will not allow its government to drift. If the government is to be found worthy of its place, it must be in advance of public opinion. The people of Canada are no longer going to do business on a back street. Whether it is transportation by land or transportation by water, Canada must be on one of the main thoroughfares of the world's trade. The people of Canada have an opportunity, at the expenditure of very little money, to greatly advance their own interest. And, after all, dollars and cents do not count so much when it is a question of the advancement of our country. We are doing a .much bigger trade than we used to do, and with better facilities our trade will grow; still greater. I declare my belief that the people expect the government to take advantage of every opportunity to make broader and deeper the channels of our country's trade.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED
Full View Permalink

July 8, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

Let me read the resolution. I think I understand it,-I am over twenty-one years of age and understand English fairly well. The resolution says:

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED
Full View Permalink

July 8, 1908

Mr. MACPHERSON.

My hon. friend (Mr. Foster) has a way of so clothing his ideas in words that almost any suggestion can be taken from them. He is very clever at that. He must take either one course or the other-either he is prepared to go on with this fast Atlantic trans-Canada Pacific route or he is not.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED
Full View Permalink