Andrew Archibald MACDONALD

MACDONALD, The Hon. Andrew Archibald

Personal Data

Party
No affiliation
Birth Date
February 14, 1829
Deceased Date
March 21, 1912
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Archibald_Macdonald
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0539b7ca-a53e-404a-aed1-386edaaa814b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
shipbuilder, shipowner

Parliamentary Career

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 75)


March 19, 1912

Mr. MACDONALD.

I know my hon. friend has had very high aspirations [DOT] in reference to this matter in the past, and I would suggest that he should proceed upon the advice of the commanding officers of the regiments in the different places where arms are to be looked after, and be guided by responsible people in the military service. I am sorry to hear from the minister that he proposes to administer his department in the manner he has indicated.

Topic:   SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic:   " RALPH MODJESKI.
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March 19, 1912

Mr. MACDONALD.

Both?

Topic:   SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic:   " RALPH MODJESKI.
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March 19, 1912

Mr. MACDONALD.

It is unfortunate in a sense. Nobody questions that the patronage system obtains in this country in regard to every branch of the service. But my hon. friend has vociferously proclaimed in the past that there should be no politics. On many occasions hon. gentlemen on both sides of the House have urged that in the Militia Department the patronage system should be disregarded, and that only men who are suitable should be .appointed to responsible positions.

Topic:   SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic:   " RALPH MODJESKI.
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March 19, 1912

Mr. MACDONALD.

I hope the minister is very clear about his position. As I understand it, when it comes to caretakers Mr. MACDONALD.

and officials of that kind, he is to apply the political rule while with regard to other branches of the service fitness is the qualification.

Topic:   SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic:   " RALPH MODJESKI.
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March 19, 1912

Mr. MACDONALD.

I regard the appointment of a man who is the caretaker

of an armoury on political grounds as being too pettifogging to bother about. I am surprised to see my hon. friend descending to that.

Topic:   SUPPLY-QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Subtopic:   " RALPH MODJESKI.
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