David SPENCE

SPENCE, David

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Parkdale (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 25, 1867
Deceased Date
February 13, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Spence_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1fd6461a-ee02-4d2c-880e-860b930c4499&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Parkdale (Ontario)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Parkdale (Ontario)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Parkdale (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Parkdale (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Parkdale (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 149 of 149)


March 27, 1922

Mr. SPENCE:

I think raising a man's salary in this way is a bad precedent to establish. I have a great interest in the returned men, and anything the minister may do for them will have my sincere sympathy and support. I was inspired to suggest this afternoon that a royal commission be appointed to deal with these special cases, so that the returned men who had grievances could appear before the commission as it travelled over the country and lay their cases before them. I might mention one particular case, that of a fireman on one of the railways. He went overseas, came back and was discharged, and since has been invalided. I am sorry to say he had to be sent to an asylum, and now he has a seizure every day or two and is not fit to carry on any work. He has a wife and child, and nothing to support them. The D.S.C.R. refuses to support him. They say that under the Act they cannot do anything for him. It is such cases as this that the royal commission could take up. I have the honour, Mr. Chairman, to be a supporter of the right hon. Arthur Meighen-

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