John Lambert GIBSON

GIBSON, John Lambert

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Comox--Alberni (British Columbia)
Birth Date
March 7, 1906
Deceased Date
December 17, 1986
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lambert_Gibson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1d30dd9e-3f4e-41e0-a6e6-4ba4580b786a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
logger, lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
IND
  Comox--Alberni (British Columbia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
IND
  Comox--Alberni (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 252)


April 28, 1953

Mr. Gibson:

Did you ever buy any oil

stocks?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN APPROPRIATION FOR LOANS
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April 20, 1953

Mr. Gibson:

It is a pleasure to hear a seaman like the hon. member for Charlotte get up and take part in the discussion of the bill. I am also an old-time sailor. I admire the hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra greatly as a lawyer and for his common sense. I also admire the hon. member for Vancouver East, whose judgment I am sure is very good in a great many matters; but I think he went a little too far this morning when he suggested that the operators of steamboats were more concerned with the saving of dollars than the saving of lives. I am sure he meant it to be a fair comment but I think he would not care to repeat it after giving the matter due consideration. I do not think it is generally known that the whole concept of safety at sea has changed completely in the last ten years, as the hon. member for Charlotte said, with the installation of radiotelephones on hundreds and hundreds of vessels plying the waters on the Pacific coast. A new era has come into being so far as safety of life at sea is concerned.

I should like to offer to the parliamentary assistant another comment which I hope will be of value to his department. I must say that these amendments to the Canada Shipping Act were brought in with very little notice to the shipping industry on the Pacific coast. As a matter of fact there was almost a panic in the industry when those engaged in it finally learned what the contents of the bill were after it had been printed. When a bill of this kind is introduced in

the other place and is passed by the gentlemen there it carries with it a certain stamp of approval, and one naturally considers that a body of that kind would give such a bill very mature consideration. But we find that it went through the other place with a minimum of discussion and examination and then came to the House of Commons. As hon. members who were on the committee all know, very substantial changes had to be made in the bill because as first presented to us it was ridiculous so far as the west coast industry is concerned. In making these comments, I do not wish to cast any reflection on the Department of Transport, but I hope they will make the gentlemen in the other place feel that when legislation is presented to them for the first time _ they should give it very careful examination before according it their stamp of approval.

Topic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING STEAM AND MOTOR ENGINEER CERTIFICATES, RADIOTELEGRAPH INSTALLATIONS, ETC.
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April 20, 1953

Mr. Gibson:

Has the minister with him any figure which would indicate how much money is on loan for fishing equipment for Indians, or would he prefer to answer that question on his estimates?

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING LOANS, SEIZURE OF GOODS, ETC.
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April 20, 1953

Mr. Gibson:

I do not know whether the

hon. member for Vancouver East is being as fair as I thought he would be. When it comes to ships I think he will agree that it is fair comment to say that he does not know his elbow from the anchor of a ship. He has a very extensive knowledge about many things, but so far as safety of life at sea and the operation of ships are concerned he knows extremely little. He has talked about getting the comments of those who are most competent to judge this matter. If he will discuss it with his fishermen friends as I have discussed it with mine and also with

Canada Shipping Act

his sailor friends, he will find that so far as safety of life at sea is concerned the radiotelephone has made by far the greatest contribution to the welfare of those concerned and, incidentally, to their domestic happiness. I know that has only happened in the fishing industry in recent years. I might tell him that pilots going aboard ships not equipped with radiotelephones very often take a walkie-talkie telephone aboard so that they can make full use of the radar equipment on the ships. In many cases they found it much easier to get into the harbour of Vancouver if they were allowed to talk with the operator on the bridge concerning the traffic which might be coming through. So far as the member for Vancouver East is concerned, I ask him to please give me credit for perhaps not always looking at things from an economic angle. Incidentally, I do not happen to be operating any passenger ships now myself.

Topic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING STEAM AND MOTOR ENGINEER CERTIFICATES, RADIOTELEGRAPH INSTALLATIONS, ETC.
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April 16, 1953

Mr. Gibson:

I wonder whether this is the time, while we are discussing naval estimates, when the Minister of National Defence would like to make a comment on the possibility that he might forward his training program in the navy by some kind of co-ordination between the naval program and the coastguard service which has been mooted many times in Canada as a desirable feature on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts. It has always occurred to me, particularly with vessels of the smaller type that we are speaking of, such as minesweepers, that perhaps the finest training we could give our younger sailors in naval tactics might be in co-ordinating the services of the navy and those of the coastguard. I should be grateful for a comment from the Minister of National Defence in regard to that suggestion, which I am sure has been made to him before.

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE PAYMENT OF ANNUITIES AND OTHER BENEFITS
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