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 37 of 38)


March 27, 1918

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

to increase production in preference to anything else, and in connection with that it is our duty also to .increase transportation facilities, because, without adequate transportation facilities, increased production will be of very little avail.

Mr. W. F. COCK SHUT* (Brantford):

From this same spot a few moments ago, came some arguments to which I cannot quite assent, and I think perhaps I might be misunderstood if I did not place on Hansard my views in opposition to the speech made by the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Michael Clark). He has taken upon himself to give the Union Government a little advice, and although 'I believe he is a thorough supporter of the Union Government, I do not know that he is aniy more [DOT] a supporter of it than I am, and I would advise the Union Government not to follow the advice given by the hon. member for Red Deer to-day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADA FOOD BOARD.
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March 27, 1918

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

Why do you not conscript them?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADA FOOD BOARD.
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March 26, 1918

Mr. JOSEPH READ (Prince):

As representing one of the purely agricultural districts in the Dominion of Canada, in Prince Edward Island, I want to say that the objections of hon. gentlemen to this Bill are not well taken. In our province the farmers get up any time after five o'clock in the morning, and, as a matter of fact, as far as labour is concerned, we have no labour. The people have to do the work themselves. The women and children have to turn out and work, and there is nothing in the Bill to stop people from working as late as they like. The hon. promoter of the Bill (Sir George Foster) pointed out the fact that the

United States had adopted this measure, and because they had adbpted it we should adopt it. In other words, I am glad to see my hon. friend is beginning to view the question oif reciprocity in its proper light. But I want to tell the hon. gentleman, and I want to tell the House that what is true in regard to this Bill, so far as reciprocity with the United States is concerned, was also true of the old Bill that was voted down in 1911. The advantages are all on the side of Canada. Hon. gentlemen who live in the far north of this country will, perhaps, know that the days are very much longer in that district than in the parallel of latitude to the south of it. The further north we go the longer the day becomes in the summer time, and, consequently, whatever advantage there is in the United States is of twofold advantage to the Dominion of Canada, so far as the question of solar light is concerned, .because our days, after the 21st and 22nd of March up to the 22nd of September, are always longer than the days in the United States, which are all south of the 49th parallel of latitude. Consequently, if the Americans have adopted a good system, and it is an advantage to them, it will be of very much more advantage to the people of Canada.

Topic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING.
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March 22, 1918

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

What does the Government intend to do with the Northumberland?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   A. J. PAINOHATJD,
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March 22, 1918

Mr. READ:

Mr. Speaker, this is one of the most important questions that can come before the Parliament of Canada. Of course everybody knows the great difficulty there is in securing tonnage but at the same time if we are going to increase food production it is essential that proper transportation facilities should be obtained. I asked the right hon. the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Sir George Foster) what they were going to do with the Northumberland. The Northumberland is a steamer that has. been plying between Summerside and Point du Chene in connection with the Intercolonial railway service. That service, ,as my hon. friend knows, will probably be suspended this coming season because the new car ferry system has been inaugurated between Prince Edward Island and the mainland and the long deferred implementation of the promise of union between the prov-

inee of Prince Edward Island and the Dominion.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   A. J. PAINOHATJD,
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