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 158 of 162)


March 27, 1919

Mr. JOHN FLAWS EEID (Mackenzie):

I cannot see that there is any law which prevents the dwellers in the cities from getting up an hour earlier, if they see fit, and I am sure this House cannot pass any legislation which will compel them to get out of bed an hour earlier. I am opposed to the daylight saving scheme, because it is detrimental to the agricultural interests, and for that reason it is not good for Canada as a whole. I will just read a telegram which I have received from Mr. Morrison, of Toronto, secretary of the Organized Farmers of Ontario:-

Consensus of members' opinions on so-called Daylight Saving almost completely unanimous opposition to it. We do not believe rank and file of towns and cities are in favour of It, if so they can make local arrangements without changing the clocks.

That is all I wish to say in regard to the matter, and it will be my duty to oppose the daylight saving scheme.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING.
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March 20, 1919

Hon. Mr. REID:

1. 366,393 net tons American coal for the calendar year 1918, were

used on Government railways east of Montreal. Cannot give the exact cost of this coal per ton; but the railways purchased from companies 516,624 tons of coal at a total cost of $3,837,216.76, which- will give average price per net ton $7.43 f.o.b. cars on line of Government railways, this price includes freight duty and war tax and cost of discharging from boats to cars at Levis.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COAL USED BY GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS.
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March 20, 1919

1. What is the total number of ships built by the Government since 1917?

2. What is the total tonnage?

3. How many of these were steel ships?

4. What was the cost per ton?

5. How many were wooden ships?

6. What was their cost per ton?

7. Were they built by contract or day labour or on a percentage basis?

8. If by contract, what steps have the Government taken to prevent profiteering?

9. What steps have the Government taken to ascertain the total cost of labour for construction, total' cost of material used, total overhead expenses, gross profit and net profit, respectively ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIPS BUILT BY GOVERNMENT SINCE 1917.
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March 20, 1919

Hon. Mr. REID:

Amount paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of Refunds and Drawbacks: 1917, $17,720,-

925.84; 1918, $10,334,691.96.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REBATES OF CUSTOMS DUTY.
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March 20, 1919

1. What is the total number of ships built by the Government since 1917?

2. What is the total tonnage?

3. How many of these were steel ships?

4. What was the cost per ton?

5. How many were wooden ships?

6. What was their cost per ton?

7. Were they built by contract or day labour

or on a percentage basis? .

8. If by contract, what steps have the Government taken to prevent profiteering?

9. What steps have the Government taken to ascertain the total cost of labour for construction, total cost of material used, total overhead expenses, gross profit and net profit respectively?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMME.
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