William Findlay MACLEAN

MACLEAN, William Findlay, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Independent Conservative
Constituency
York South (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 10, 1854
Deceased Date
December 7, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Findlay_Maclean
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=06cf61a5-7c95-4155-ab94-d0d4156924b9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, gentleman, journalist

Parliamentary Career

May 11, 1892 - April 24, 1896
CON
  York East (Ontario)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  York East (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
IND
  York East (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
IND
  York South (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
IND
  York South (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
IND
  York South (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  York South (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
IND
  York South (Ontario)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
IND
  York South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 916 of 920)


February 19, 1901

Mr. MACLEAN.

The letter carriers have families to support, and these ladies have no one probably to keep but themselves ; and if one section of the service is to be recognized, the hon. minister ought to be able to tell us whether he proposes to recognize another poorly paid section.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY QUESTION.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. MACLEAN.

Well, Mr. Speaker, what I wish to say is that the House should not adjourn until they discuss the question which I propose to bring before them ; and time after time members of this House have exercised the right of calling the attention of the government and the country to important matters on the motion to adjourn. I will only take up the time of the House for two or three minutes. In the New York Tribune of yesterday, there is the following despatch :-

St. Petersburg, Feb. 15.-M. De Witte, Minister of Finance, has issued a decree regarding the application of an increased tariff to certain imports from the United States. The decree is based upon the first paragraph of Article 628 *of the customs statute.

The decree is issued in retaliation for Secretary Gage's order imposing a countervailing duty of 32 cents on each pood (about thirty-six pounds), of Russian bounty-paid sugar imported into the United States, and it is believed that a grave crisis has been reached in trade relations between the United States and Russia.

The immediate effect of the Russian decree, when it becomes operative on March 1, will be to increase by 50 per cent the duties on American steel and iron goods. These goods already enjoy two separate reductions, 30 per cent and 20 per cent from the conventional duties. The articles referred to in the Russian decree are machinery and tools of every kind, manufactures and products of cast iron and steel. The addition of 50 per cent to the duty will, it is thought, prove practically prohibitory.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN (East York).

Mr. Speaker, if the government really desire to settle the question and to treat all these men alike, if there is any doubt about the statute, they can bring in a supplementary

Bill this session, or the matter may be dealt with by a clause in the Supply Bill. In that way the men can be fairly treated, as the House desires to see them treated.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF THE MEN OF ' C' BATTERY.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. MACLEAN.

No, no.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF THE MEN OF ' C' BATTERY.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN (East York).

Mr. Speaker, before the motion is put, there is a matter contained in a New York paper to which I wish to direct the attention of the House just for two or three minutes ; and, as we have no other business before us, I think this is the best opportunity to raise this question. It is said that it is rather bad parliamentary form to bring up a question of this kind when the Orders of the Day are called. I do not believe that; but still, to please my hon. friends on the other side of the House, I bring it up on the motion to adjourn.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
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