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 7 of 50)


May 19, 1942

Mr. BLAIR:

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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May 19, 1942

Mr. BLAIR:

Nor do I think that the Tories of Toronto should send up written speeches to be read in this chamber. We are sick and tired of this kind of thing. I say, if you want to say something get up and say it and don't be reading your speeches. The ruling was given a while ago that speeches should not be read, but the practice still goes on.

Most hon. members are in sympathy with the government. I appreciated the remarks of the hon. member for St. Paul's (Mr. Ross) in which he expressed sympathy for the Minister of Munitions and Supply. He suggested that the minister should be given time and opportunity to do his work. What time is left to him when he has to sit here day after day listening to speeches? Do you think, Mr. Chairman, that he is helped by the talk which we have had during the last three or four days? It is utter nonsense. I think too that some consideration should be given by the speakers to other hon. members who are busy men, men with their own work to do at home, men employed outside this house in many and various ways. Have we to sit here listening to all these foolish speeches at this critical time of war, when all of us are needed in our homes and in our own districts to carry on

with the work of this country? Are we to be held here day after day by such nonsensical speeches as we have been listening to?

I do not wish to criticize exclusively hon. members on the opposition side. There is a section of our own party of which we are heartily ashamed; I wish some of them were here so that I could not be accused of talking about them behind their backs. I admit that they are a nuisance; they are a fly in the ointment.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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April 30, 1942

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

I should like to direct the attention of the ministry to the fact that 75 per cent of the

members in this house do not hear what is said in this chamber. I do not think we can accuse the ministers of not speaking clearly, but there should be a loud speaker on the desk of every minister. AVhen certain ministers are speaking I can hear what they say, but when other ministers are speaking I cannot hear a word. I am sure that this house would heartily approve of having a loud speaker on the desk of every minister so that we may be able to hear what is going on.

Topic:   AUDIBILITY IN THE CHAMBER-SUGGESTED INSTALLATION OP LOUD SPEAKERS
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March 13, 1942

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

Mr. Speaker, according to the Ottawa Journal practically every speech delivered in the House of Commons nowadays is read from a manuscript, and the Journal says this is not debating.

Topic:   READING OF SPEECHES-REFERENCE TO STATEMENT IN OTTAWA "JOURNAL"
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March 9, 1942

Mr. BLAIR:

Don't worry about us; we shall be all right.

Topic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE ACREAGE REDUCTION AND CERTAIN PAYMENTS TO FARMERS
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