John Flaws REID

REID, John Flaws

Personal Data

Party
Unionist (Liberal)
Constituency
Mackenzie (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
June 30, 1860
Deceased Date
July 10, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Flaws_Reid
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=28f27f0b-b175-49c4-9380-a0beed2adae5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNI L
  Mackenzie (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 162)


June 2, 1921

Mr. REID (Mackenzie):

I have listened with a great deal of pleasure to the remarks of the Prime Minister in regard to the housing scheme, and also in regard to the share which the Provincial Government bears of the cost of taking care of the unemployed. While I am in accord with the Prime Minister as respects the housing scheme, I do not think it should be regarded as a plan to stimulate trade. In the first place, the Federal Government loans the money to the Provincial Government, which in turn loans it to the municipality, where it rests. The munic'nal government will then have to bear all the costs of depreciation, and depreciation may come in five years' time or sooner. This is a point which I wish the Prime Minister to consider; I think he should go a little further than he has gone. He tells us that the Federal Government carries one-third of the cost of taking care of the unemployed. I should like the Federal Government to do this in co-operation with the Provincial Government and the municipality. The Federal Government should bear one-third of the de-

preciation so that this will not all fall on the municipal government. I know for a fact that in several municipalities the scheme was not taken up because the municipal governments saw that it would throw the burden of depreciation altogether on them. This Government would be well advised seriously to consider approaching the Provincial Governments and the municipal governments if need be and proposing an arrangement all three governments would bear one-third each of the cost of depreciation.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 2, 1921

Mr. REID (Mackenzie):

I am sorry

that the right hon. Prime Minister has left the chamber, but I should like to press my idea a little further in regard to the housing plan. The Bill does not mention housing, but the Prime Minister introduced

the subject. I am in entire accord with all the good things that have been said about the hon. member who has had charge of this committee, and I should like to have an expression of opinion from him on this subject. I think if he will look into this matter he will admit that it is only fair that the three governments, municipal, provincial and federal, should each carry one-third of the cost of depreciation, whether the period be for three or five years. We all realize that there will be quite a depreciation in the cost of building in the very near future. I claim it is not fair to lay all the burden of this loss upon the municipality. As a matter of fact, that is one of the reasons why the Provincial Governments have not taken advantage of borrowing this money from the Federal Government-they did not consider it fair to put all the burden of depreciation upon the municipalities. As I said before, the Federal' Government adopted a similar principle in respect to the cost of looking after the unemployed. That is a good principle, and constitutes a precedent which the Federal Government should follow in regard to the housing problem and bear one-third of the cost of depreciation.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. REID (Mackenzie) :

I should like to say a word or two in regard to the deduction of $10 a month from the widowed mother's pension, because she has a son staying at home with her who is supposed to contribute to her support. I suppose all the sons of Canada are good boys or, at least, presumed to be so; but I know of more than one case where, instead of a son being a help to his mother, the opposite is the case. It is absolutely unfair that a mother's pension should be reduced on account of the fact that she has a son who is supposed to support her, but over whom she has no control. This matter has not been given very serious consideration.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. REID (Mackenzie) :

That was not the case last year.

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May 30, 1921

Hon. Mr. REID:

I will be satisfied with once. I wish I could get the money now.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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