Gordon Knapman FRASER

FRASER, Gordon Knapman

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Peterborough (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 6, 1891
Deceased Date
May 26, 1960
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Fraser_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=122985bb-8354-4928-95e2-c74d0fbd4fa4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
financial agent / adviser / consultant, gentleman

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Peterborough West (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Peterborough West (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Peterborough West (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Peterborough (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Peterborough (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Peterborough (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1214 of 1216)


May 30, 1940

Mr. FRASER (Northumberland, Ont.):

Did I understand him to say that the Fairchild Aircraft company of Longueuil was producing obsolete planes for the Canadian government?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   LOAN OF $750,000,000 TO MEET LOANS OR OBLIGATIONS, TO PURCHASE UNMATURED SECURITIES, AND FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND GENERAL PURPOSES
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May 27, 1940

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

I agree also. The men from Peterborough had to go to Picton, Kingston or Toronto. Some of them, after standing in line all day, were turned down or perhaps did not even get into the recruiting office. They had to get back the best way they could, and some of them went without food for two days.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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May 27, 1940

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Many ideas; in fact it has been the loyal opposition that has forced the government to take action. The hon. member for Waterloo South suggested that we have national registration. With that I wholly agree, and I do not mean that we should have it in 1941. I believe we should have it immediately, for this reason. On Friday in Peterborough four Germans were found on lock No. 23. One of the Germans was a pensioner from the German army, not naturalized in this country. The four included this pensioner, his wife and two naturalized Germans. They were taken to the police station; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto were notified and they requested that the Germans be sent to Toronto as soon as possible. Half an hour later they were found at the lift lock in Peterborough. I believe that with national registration those people would be under lock and key, where they should be. That German pensioner should not be let loose in this country. I believe there should be a complete check-up, and further I think we should have a sufficient home guard to check everyone travelling on the highway. I believe we should have cards, as we had in the last war, to enable a complete check to be made at any time.

I should like to suggest to the Minister of National Defence that when he sends out specifications for 40 millimetre shell boxes, he send blue-prints with them. I understand that one firm had to send their specifications to an architect, who took two days to figure out what was what.

While I am on my feet I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence if he intends

War Appropriation Bill

to use the Prince of Wales Rangers of Peterborough as a recruiting unit. The men in that unit are well trained, I suppose seventy-five per cent of them having their matriculation papers. They have worked hard and they have full knowledge of the machines with which they would have to work. The same applies to the fourth field battery in Peterborough. I understand all the guns have been taken away from this unit. There are over one hundred trained men and non-commissioned officers available in this organization. I was talking to them on Sunday when I was home and they are very much put out over the fact that there has been no recruiting in Peterborough. One man said that there certainly has been a war movement in Peterborough because men have had to move all over the country to find a place where they could join up.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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May 27, 1940

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Yes, the government should pay the transportation both ways. This situation has discouraged recruiting; in fact, it has really chilled it. I believe everything possible should be done for those men who are willing to give their lives for us, and I think transportation is one thing with which they should be supplied.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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May 27, 1940

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Some of the Peterborough men had to travel 135 miles to try to enlist and were turned down. Would it not be possible for these men to be given passes on the Canadian National Railways in order that they might return home?

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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