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 2 of 38)


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. READ:

Well, I withdraw that remark. -notwithstanding the nature of the jury, I am perfectly satisfied that in his own mind Sir Charles Fitzpatrick stands acquitted, as stainless -$s a star. Now, to give you my own attitude I shall paraphrase a few words from that grand old moral philosopher, Robbie Burns:

Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us;

He knows each chord, its various tone,

Each spring its various bias.

Then at the balance let's he mute.

We never can adjust it;

What's done we partly can compute But know not what's resisted.

Then, gently scan your brother man,

Still gentler Charles Fitzpatrick:

Tho' he has gang a kennin'wrang His company's full of bad tricks.

Topic:   26, 19X9
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March 27, 1919

Mr. JOSEPH READ:

I would suggest that as there is no great rush for thi3 Bill to be passed, .it shoo'd stand over for a week or possibly until after Easter to give the minister an opportunity of consulting with the employees. There is another point I wish to draw to his attention, and that is the definition of the word "employee." I notice there are a number of employees of the railway working at Port Borden who have not been paid according to the Mc-Adoo award. Are these men considered employees of the railway under this Bill?

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

Mr. JOSEPH READ:

They are freight handlers.

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

Mr. JOSEPH READ:

If we vote for this resolution, will that defeat the Government?

Topic:   26, 19X9
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