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 161 of 162)


April 18, 1918

1. What were the total receipts from Customs tariff during the fiscal year ending March, 1917, on the following goods entering Customs ports west of the Great Lakes :-ploughs, traction engines, threshing outfits, self-binding reapers, threshing separators, other farm machinery and repair parts, respectively?

2. What was the total amount of drawback paid by the Government to Canadian manufacturers of farm machinery, during the fiscal year ending March, 1917, on mowing machines, reapers, harvesters, binders and attachments for binders?

3. Are repair parts for mowing machines and reapers subject to the drawback?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DUTIES AND DRAWBACK ON AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY.
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April 15, 1918

Mr. J. F. REID:

I hope you will pardon me, Mr. Speaker. I am a new member of the House, and I shall be glad to be corrected at any time if I fall into error.

Topic:   H. A MACKIE.
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April 15, 1918

Mr. J. F. REID:

I am very glad to have this information. It was very plainly stated by the hon. member for Maple Creek (Mr. Maharg) that in the West during the summer months it is absolutely necessary for us to stock up with our supply of coal for the year, because at that season the freight and box cars are standing idle, and we may as well have the use of them as far as possible in bringing in coal. If transportation is interfered with and the settlers are crying out for coal in the fall when the cars should be carrying our wheat to the East, it will be a very serious thing.

Topic:   H. A MACKIE.
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April 15, 1918

Mr. J. F. REID:

I want to make a reference to the statement of the hon. member for Cape Breton (Mr. Butts), who said we did not want Chinese or coolie labour. I do not think, Mr. Speaker, that this is an opportune time to make that statement, because I understand that at the present time we have over in France some 80,000 or more Chinese labourers, and it seems to me that it does not matter very much whether they are building railroads to aid us in bringing this great war to a successful conclusion, or mining coal for us in this country. And I am afraid, Mr. Speaker, that if this war continues, Canada will be very glad to have coolie labour to do our work while our boys go to France to fight our battles. I do not think that I have anything more to say, and I am very glad indeed to hear the statement made by the Minister of Trade and Commerce in regard to the briquetting plant.

Topic:   H. A MACKIE.
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April 15, 1918

Mr. J. F. REID ((Mackenzie, Sask.):

I

intended to submit a question but I am very glad indeed that the Minister of Trade and Commerce, by his statement, has relieved me from the necessity of doing so. It was with reference to an item that appeared ill the Saskatoon Star of April the 10th, stating that the Dominion Govern-men, in unison with the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, were establishing a plan which the minister has just told us they have already entered into. I wish to congratulate the Government on that policy which will .be received by the people of the West with a great deal of cordiality, because we have in Saskatchewan,, as the minister said, an unlimited amount of lignite coal which should be capable of being utilized to the very greatest advantage.

I understand the fuel controller has sent orders to the coal dealers in the West not to sell to any one person more than one-thirtieth of the annual supply of coal which he requires. If such is the case it will work very great hardship in the West.

Topic:   H. A MACKIE.
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