Gerald Grattan MCGEER

MCGEER, The Hon. Gerald Grattan, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 6, 1888
Deceased Date
August 11, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_McGeer
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1fa5151a-cf60-4833-969e-dab41c2525c1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 146)


August 12, 1944

Mr. McGEER:

I am not worried about the brute majority.

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OP BANK CHARTERS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. McGEER:

Then why were they not financed in 1936 and 1937?

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OP BANK CHARTERS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. McGEER:

It it not a fact that as a result of that action Germany did liquidate her entire internal debts?

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OP BANK CHARTERS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. McGEER:

If we had used our own money we would not have incurred any debt.

Of course the assumption is that there is no. way by which a government can finance public enterprises unless it borrows its own credit, its own money. Let me give the committee one example of its fallacy which is based on indisputable facts. We were always told in Canada that this was a young country, that we had not the accumulations of savings which were required for our capital investments, that we therefore had to go into the realm of international finance, to London, Paris or Berlin.

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OF BANK CHARTERS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. McGEER:

*-and cash revenue received by the federal government on its investments or advances to other organizations such as the Bank of Canada, the foreign exchange control board and the national harbour board.

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OF BANK CHARTERS
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