William Melville MARTIN

MARTIN, William Melville, Q.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Regina (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
August 23, 1876
Deceased Date
June 22, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Melville_Martin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0d105fac-7cfa-4e90-8130-9904481a8b80&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Regina (Saskatchewan)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Regina (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 122 of 123)


March 9, 1909

Mr W M. MARTIN.

1 believe that it soon "will be worth $2,000. Each of these volunteers has the right to take not only a half-section under this Act, but a halfsection under the Homestead and Pre-emptions Act as amended in the last parliament; so that the South African volunteer, if he wants to become an actual settler m the west, has an opportunity to acquire a whole section of land, and in three or four years, when he gets his patent, he will be a wealthy man. I know personally some South African volunteers who have taken up their land and are at present on the highway to wealth as a result of the bounty given to them by this government. The hon. member for Vancouver also raised the question of the time given for entry to the volunteers. I believe that western sentiment is that ample time has been given to them They are allowed up to the 31st oi December, 1910. The hon. member for Vancouver would allow them to have untd the middle of 1911 to complete the entry. The effect of that would be to have the land tied up for two or three years. What we want in the western provinces is men to go on the land and cultivate it, and increase the out put of wheat and thereby increase the wealth of the country.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SOUTH AFRICAN BOUNTY ACT.
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February 18, 1909

Mr. M. MARTIN.

They are doing it in the province of Ontario through Mr. Ross and in Quebec now.

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February 18, 1909

Mr. MARTIN.

(Translation.) They are auxiliary branches established in shops. As I have said a moment ago, Mr. Filion, an apothecary, on Fullum street north, has made $93,000 in postal business last year and there are fifteen or twenty others doing the same thing.

If I have endeavoured to get that postal station, I say again, it is because the citizens were urging for it and not myself, because I was not in need of it.

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February 18, 1909

Mr. MARTIN. (Translation.).

Yes. It shall be situated on the corner of St. Catherine and Plessis. The owner of the land is Mr. Jeannotte, a good Tory. We could not buy other land without paying $45,000 or $50,000. The hon. member ought to know

the amount paid by the government when the land was bought for the post office on St. Catherine west.

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February 18, 1909

Mr. MARTIN.

(Translation.) Mr. Chairman, for the benefit of my hon. friend I will tell him that the site of this postal station is on St. Catherine east. The amount paid for land is $33,000. It was bought from Mr. Jeannotte, a good Conservative.

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