John Knox BLAIR

BLAIR, John Knox, M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Wellington North (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 19, 1875
Deceased Date
November 11, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Knox_Blair
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=15d2a1ed-71cc-41ad-a359-69ee5412750f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician, teacher

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Wellington North (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Wellington North (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Wellington North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 49 of 50)


May 18, 1931

1. What was the total amount disbursed in pensions to ex-service men from October 1, 1930,

* to date ?

2. What was the total cost of administration of the pension board tribunals, courts and bureaus dealing with ex-service men from the first of October, 1930, to date?

3. What was the number of applications for pensions heard from October 1. 1930. to date?

4. How many such applications have been disposed of?

5. In how many cases have pensions been granted?

6. In how many cases have pensions been refused?

7. How many applications are now pending before the pensions tribunal?

8. In the opinion of the Department of Pensions and National Health, approximately what length of time must elapse before the cases now pending are disposed of?

Mr. MaeLAREN:

1. $27,983,835.23.

2. $229,076.39.

3. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada, 22,383; by the pension tribunal, 1,735; by the pension appeal court, 343.

4. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada. The board have disposed, as far as their jurisdiction is concerned, of all claims. The number of claims which are held for reference to the pension tribunal, pending a decision as to their jurisdiction, is 777; by the pension tribunal, 1,536; by the pension appeal court. 343.

5. By the Board of Pension Commissioners, 4,762; by the pension tribunal (subject to appeal), 707; by the pension appeal court, 69.

6. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada, none; by the pension tribunal, 829; by the pension appeal court, 220.

7. 1,200.

8. No answer.

Note.-The figures quoted in answer to question No. 2 are to March 31, 1931, all others are to April 30, 1931.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO EX-SERVICE MEN
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May 13, 1931

Mr. BLAIR:

What are the names, duties and salaries of any employees added to the Department of Immigration and Colonization or the Department of Mines, since August 7, 1930?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION AND MINES EMPLOYEES
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May 13, 1931

1. Is Thomas Marshall employed by the Dominion government?

2. If so, in what department, in what capacity, and at what salary?

3. Was he appointed by the Civil Service Commission, and were examinations held after public advertisement, and an eligible list established in connection with the position which he now occupies?

4. Was the said Thomas Marshall secretary of the Temiskaming South Conservative Association?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THOMAS MARSHALL
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May 11, 1931

1. Is R. D. Cumming employed by the Dominion government?

2. If so, in what department, in what capacity, and at what salary?

3. Was he appointed by the Civil Service (commission, and were examinations held after public advertisement, and an eligible list established in connection with the position which he now occupies?

,,i- Jas the said R. D. Cumming president of the iemiskammg South Conservative Association?

Topic:   R. D. CUMMING
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April 27, 1931

Mr. J. K. BLAIR (North Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, I am in hearty accord with the purpose of the resolution and with the views expressed by the hon. member for New Westminster (Mr. Reid). I do not think our children in the country school districts are as fortunately situated as those in our cities with respect to medical treatment. I am the medical examiner in a couple of country school districts. I make my examination twice a year.

I advise certain treatment, but I regret to say that all too frequently the parents do not follow this advice, simply because they have not the means to engage a doctor. I think a measure of federal state medicine would be of great advantage to Canada. I do not suggest that such a measure should provide for payment of doctors' fees, but certainly unless the rural doctor looked after about a quarter of his patients free of charge, their health would be neglected. This condition of affairs should not be allowed to continue indefinitely. We provide for the education of our children, and the parent who fails to send his children to school renders himself liable to certain penalties. I regret to say that I have seen more children neglected medically than educationally. The hon. member for Muskoka-Ontario (Mr. McGibbon) has a resolution on the order paper with respect to compulsory health insurance; I think the two resolutions might very well be combined and referred to a special committee for consideration and report.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL STATE MEDICINE
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