Joseph READ

READ, Joseph

Personal Data

Party
Laurier Liberal
Constituency
Prince (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
October 31, 1849
Deceased Date
April 6, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Read_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=18f384df-6db6-4b46-8c71-b9ba8166d43b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
master mariner, merchant, shipowner

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - April 6, 1919
L LIB
  Prince (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 38)


April 1, 1919

Mr. JOSEPH READ:

Did the non-ferrous resolution contemplate the pooling of all the metals of Canada and the Empire, thereby putting us out of commission as a separate entity?

Topic:   SUPPLY'.
Subtopic:   IMPERIAL WAR CABINET AND IMPERIAL WAR CONFERENCE-STATEMENT BY HON. MR. ROWELL.
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March 31, 1919

Mr. READ (Prince) moved:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, correspondence and other documents, exchanged between the Starch Manufacturers of Prince Edward Island and the Finance Department, or any other department of the Government, in 1911, in reference to the then proposed reciprocity agreement between Canada and the United States.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND STARCH MANUFACTURERS.
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March 27, 1919

Mr. READ (Prince):

I desire to say a few words on this question. I think the whole country has gone crazy on this matter. If I had an enemy, or if I wanted to do the soldiers a dis-service, I would endeavour to get them into the Civil Service. If there is any calling in the country more degrading than another, it is the Civil Service. Put a man into the Civil Service, and, as a general rule, you spoil him for anything else. But apart from that, he is bereft of all ambition and his career

is destroyed. You might as well commit economic suicide as enter the Civil Service. There are soldiers coming across the seas who are persuaded by this propaganda -whether it is political or otherwise, I do not know,-that the Civil Service is a desirable thing to get into. But I would not put a dog into it.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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March 27, 1919

Mr. JOSEPH READ:

When I requested the minister to suspend the matter for the time being I had no idea that he would threaten to withdraw the Bill altogether. I would be sorry to see it withdrawn, for half a loaf is better than no bread. The suggestion that we have no complaint from the railway men is not according to the facts. I represent a great number of railway men, and know that they are not receiving what they should under the McAdoo award. However, I am glad to hear the minister's statement that he intends to stand by the employees, and I trust he will remedy that matter. I refer to the freight handlers and others at Port Borden.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AID TOWARDS ELIMINATING LEVEL CROSSINGS.
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March 27, 1919

Mr. JOSEPH READ (Prince, P.E.I.):

Mr. Speaker, I have listened to the legal luminaries on both sides of the House and have come to the conclusion that every hon. member must have come to: That this is really not a legal, but a moral question. With regard to the moral question-the fact that Sir Charles Fitzpatrick has agreed to leave it to the judgment of this House, notwithstanding the fact that he knows the packed jury and the mentality of them-

Topic:   26, 19X9
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