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 7 of 162)


May 30, 1921

Mr. REID (Mackenzie) :

The minister has given the committee a great array of figures as to the cost of collecting customs revenue and inland revenue, but he did not say how he arrived at the percentage of cost. Has he taken into consideration, for example, rentals, depreciation of buildings, office furniture, and so on? In other words, has he computed his costs as they would be computed in the annual statement of a commercial company at the end of the year?

I notice also that the cost of collecting the inland revenue was reduced from 6.3 in one year to 3.21 the next, and to 1.68 in the following year. How does the minister

account for this reduction? If the cost keeps on coming down, he will soon be able to collect his inland revenue without any expenditure at all.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
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May 30, 1921

Hon. Mr. REID:

The directors who were appointed by the Government a couple of years ago for the Canadian Northern are still directors of the Canadian Northern, but when we bring the Act respecting the Canadian National Railways into force we shall appoint directors of the Canadian National. As a rule the directors of the Canadian National will be also directors of the subsidiary companies, though it does not necessarily follow that they would be the same. In fact it might not be possible to have them the same in the case of some of the subsidiary companies. You might require American citizens on the directorates of some of the companies in the United States in order to keep them alive.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Hon. Mr. REID:

The arbitrators will decide whether they are worth nothing or not. If the arbitrators in regard to the

Grand Trunk decide that these are worth nothing, they will not ask the Government to pay anything; but if they decide that the Government shall pay a certain amount annually, or a certain amount for the equity the Government have, the liabilities that are against the road up to that time will be good.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Hon. Mr. REID:

Anything I know, I am prepared to tell the committee, and the insinuation was a mean one for the hon. member to make. I am prepared to give any and every answer I can, no matter what the hon. member states. I want to repeat again: Any items in the Estimates that were due or owing when this Government took over the Grand Trunk, will be considered by the arbitrators in making their award. Any item of expenditure since that time, will, of course, not be considered by the arbitrators.

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Hon. Mr. REID:

I will give the hon.

member the items that go to make up the $89,000,000.

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