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 76 of 77)


June 16, 1903

Mr. MACPHERSON.

I accept the hon. gentleman's answer. As he is quite in favour of protecting the market gardeners of British Columbia, I may say that our market gardeners are Chinamen. We have practically no white men in our country engaged in that business. I only wanted to know the hon. gentleman's policy on the Chinese question.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON GARDEN PRODUCTS.
Subtopic:   JUKE 16, 1903 477CT
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June 16, 1903

Mr. MACPHERSON.

The hon. gentleman specified Toronto and Montreal. The hon. gentleman has not answered the question entirely to my satisfaction. I think he should answer it.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON GARDEN PRODUCTS.
Subtopic:   JUKE 16, 1903 477CT
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June 15, 1903

Mr. MACPHERSON.

The graving dock at Esquimalt is practically in the hands of the Imperial government at all times, that is, it is occupied by His Majesty's ships; but when it is not, of course, the merchant vessels can be attended to. I understand that the tolls charged by the Canadian government are ridiculously small, very much smaller, than those of any other dry-dock or graving-dock on the Pacific coast. It would be advisable for the government to recognize fully local conditions in fixing the tolls of any other dock. I suppose the Esquimalt graving-dock is run at a loss. But if a private company went into the construction of a dock, say at Vancouver, it would be hardly fair that they should be put upon the same scale of rates as the Esquimalt dock, which is not available at all times for the merchant ships.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCKS CONSTRUCTION-GOVERNMENT AID.
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June 15, 1903

Mr. MACPHERSON.

There is a large company in the city of Vancouver who contemplate the building of a floating dock, and I doubt if they would be likely to go into the enterprise unless they were assured of the three per cent bonus from the Dominion government. As a matter of fact a floating dock is much preferable to a dry-dock.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCKS CONSTRUCTION-GOVERNMENT AID.
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June 15, 1903

Mr. MACPHERSON.

I would like to ask the Minister of Finance whether this three per cent bonus applies as well to a floating dock as to a dry-dock.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCKS CONSTRUCTION-GOVERNMENT AID.
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