Ian Alistair MACKENZIE

MACKENZIE, The Right Hon. Ian Alistair, P.C., K.C., M.A. LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
Birth Date
July 27, 1890
Deceased Date
September 2, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Alistair_Mackenzie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=265c71ea-2b44-4000-8150-fde7d37d4577&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (June 27, 1930 - August 6, 1930)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (June 27, 1930 - August 6, 1930)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Defence (October 23, 1935 - September 18, 1939)
  • Minister of Pensions and National Health (September 19, 1939 - October 17, 1944)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Pensions and National Health (September 19, 1939 - October 17, 1944)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (October 1, 1944 - January 18, 1948)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 1, 1944 - January 18, 1948)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (October 18, 1944 - January 18, 1948)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (October 1, 1944 - January 18, 1948)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 1, 1944 - January 18, 1948)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (October 18, 1944 - January 18, 1948)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2360 of 2361)


June 30, 1919

Mr. D. D. MACKENZIE (Cape Breton North):

I wish to bring to the notice of the Minister of Militia a matter about which I have received communications from different parts of the country. He need not answer me now, unless he thinks proper, as I had no opportunity of giving him notice that I was going to take this matter up this morning. The communications I have received complain about the eternal worrying of people in every town and village by police constables in regard to so-called defaulters. Now that we have peace practically signed, when are we going to have peace among ourselves, and when are those fellows to be called off or some effective action taken to put an end to this eternal worrying of our people?

Major-General MEWBURN (Minister of Militia and Defence): So far as the Department of Militia is concerned, we have no police constables taking action against defaulters. I do not wish " to pass the buck," but I am afraid I will have to ask the Acting Minister of Justice to deal with my hon. friend's question.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT DEFAULTERS.
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June 19, 1919

Mr. MACKENZIE:

I realize this resolution is going to pass, but I wish to register my most emphatic protest against making this distinction between the judges. The Minister of Finance will find no precedent for it in England or France or the United States, or any where in the world. I wish to protest in a most emphatic manner against legislation under which three judges of the Bench will pay taxation while three others on the same Bench will be exempt, under which one county court judge will be taxed while the judge sitting by his side will be exempt. I realize that I cannot prevent this resolution from passing, but I say it should not be passed. Whether men are judges of the Supreme Court or of any other court in this country they should all be in exactly the same position with regard to taxation. It is pernicious taxation to tax the one and exempt the other. So long as the law is that they are subject to taxation, that law should prevail with regard to all the judges.

Topic:   COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.- THE BUDGET.
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May 28, 1919

Mr. MACKENZIE:

I would be very brief if the minister would give me some hope that those men would be considered. Their salaries have not been increased; indeed nothing has been done for them. If he would increase their pay in some way, I do not care whether he calls it a bonus or not, it would be of great assistance to them. There are men in this class that I speak of who are bookkeepers; some of them have

charge of many men and are doing particular work, and yet they have not received any increase. Some of them come here from long distances and while they used to get a free ticket to come here, they have now to pay their way, and the cost of living has no doubt increased their expenses when they have come here.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   VOTE TO PROVIDE A BONUS FOR CERTAIN CIVIL SERVANTS.
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April 3, 1919

Mr. MACKENZIE:

If subsidies were

necessary to give the people of Ontario a reduced rate I would say they should be given. But it is quite likely they are getting low rates on these boats as it is, because they can carry so much cheaper than the railways.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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July 30, 1917

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Yes, just as if a diagnostician or a doctor had said: You will

give the patient this medicine just now, and on the third day you can give him something else. Instead of going on with the prescription and doing something to relieve the patient, whose fever was up to 103 or 104, whose" condition was likely to call, not for a doctor hut for an undertaker unless something was done, what did the great physician at the head of the department say? He said, "Dr. O'Connor, -we must not act upon your prescription."

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP W. P. O'CONNOR, K.C.- DISCUSSION BY MR. KYTE.
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