Adam ZIMMERMAN

ZIMMERMAN, Adam

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Hamilton West (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 14, 1852
Deceased Date
November 21, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Zimmerman
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=15871250-7353-4177-b052-ad1b4b3022fe&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Hamilton West (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 15)


July 10, 1908

Mr. ZIMMERMAN.

No, the drafting of the wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers, with one exception. I understand there was one manufacturer who took exception to the nine carat gold. He wanted to see it ten carat but he stood at one side and said that he would leave it to the government. .

On section 7-exceptions ; certain articles of silver.

Topic:   GOLD AND SILVER AND PLATED WARE.
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July 10, 1908

Mr. ZIMMERMAN.

The Act calls for stamps representing a certain quality of gold in the article, and if the stamp is not on it is prima facie evidence that the article is not gold. The principal change in this Bill is the difference between nine and ten carat gold. The former Bill prevented nine carat jewellery coming in from Great Britain. The change in this Bill is to conform with the English trade mark rather than with the American. It is a well understood fact that the English hall mark cuts down the quality of gold stamped on the article. The American Act says that while it is stamped ten carats it must contain at least nine and a half carats of gold, and that if the article is soldered it must contain not less than nine carats, Seventy-five per cent of the jewellery that came in from the United States stamped ten carat was really only nine carat. It would have been a great injury to the retail jewellery business in this country had they continued the ten carat mark for the simple reason that retailers have an immense business in those nine carat hail mark goods and they are excellent wearing articles. I have a letter from one of the largest wholesale and manufacturing jewellers in Canada who says :

We think it would be in the interest of the trade if the Bill were put through in its present shape this session.

The wholesale dealers, the manufacturers and retailers have had over twenty meetings in Toronto over this Bill and practical-

ly the Bill, as presented to-day, is their own drafting.

Topic:   GOLD AND SILVER AND PLATED WARE.
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June 18, 1908

Mr. ZIMMERMAN.

Of course, the miniature range is a very useful adjunct to the armoury, but. from what little knowledge

10903 .

I have of military affairs, I am led to believe that better opportunity should be given to the volunteer to learn to shoot and more time given them for rifle practice.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   190S
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June 18, 1908

Mr. ZIMMERMAN.

I had a very interesting conversation, a short time ago, with a member of a rural corps. I asked him if it would not be a good thing to have armouries where there were one or two companies. He said it would be a very- nice thing indeed to have these armouries, but thought it would be more desirable and more practical to give the corps a place in which to store its arms and also a rifle range. He believed that if rifle ranges were established, they would draw- the men out more than having an armoury where they could meet for pleasure. The rifle range would be a good place of meeting and would afford a means of splendid training. You send 5,000 men to camp, w-here they are trained in tactics as I understand it, but, at the rifle range, they only fire twenty shots. I would undertake to say that there is not one in fifty- of these shots that make a hit. I think the first duty of the department is to show the men how- to handle and Are a rifle. .

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   190S
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June 10, 1908

Mr. ZIMMERMAN.

The city corps will do their drill without any consideration at all.

Topic:   SUPPLY'-DUTY ON LUMBER.
Subtopic:   F. GOURDEAU,
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