George Eulas FOSTER

FOSTER, The Right Hon. Sir George Eulas, P.C., G.C.M.G., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Toronto North (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 3, 1847
Deceased Date
December 30, 1931
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eulas_Foster
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2cf93f16-ac02-4963-ae74-f74b1cb23251&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professor, teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 20, 1882 - December 9, 1885
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
November 7, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (December 10, 1885 - May 28, 1888)
December 31, 1885 - January 15, 1887
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (December 10, 1885 - May 28, 1888)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (December 10, 1885 - May 28, 1888)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (May 29, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  King's (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (May 29, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (June 16, 1891 - November 24, 1892)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (December 5, 1892 - December 12, 1894)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (December 21, 1894 - January 5, 1896)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (January 15, 1896 - April 27, 1896)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  York (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Toronto North (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Toronto North (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Toronto North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
October 27, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Toronto North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
December 17, 1917 - September 21, 1921
UNION
  Toronto North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 12, 1917 - July 9, 1920)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (July 10, 1920 - September 20, 1921)
September 22, 1921 - October 4, 1921
CON
  Toronto North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2246)


March 5, 1930

Mr. FOSTER:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams or other documents, received by the Minister of Labour, or the Minister of Immigration and Colonization, in connection with the request of the Canadian International Paper Company for the admission of one or more lumber scalers from the United States into the province of New Brunswick.

Topic:   LUMBER SCALERS-NEW BRUNSWICK
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April 30, 1929

Mr. FOSTER:

I do not think I can be accused of taking up -much of the time of the house; but knowing Mr. Griffith as I do and knowing a great deal about his family and all his connections, I cannot let this pass without my voice being -heard. I have known this man Griffith sinoe he was a boy, and I know his parents and his whole family. No more upright and honest people live in New Brunswick than the Griffith family. An hon. member said that he would like to know a little more about District Superintendent Woods. I have known Mr. Woods too, all my life. I know nothing against him except that when he was appointed inspector he was appointed not because of his qualifications but because he was a political organizer of the Conservative party. As a reward he was appointed post office inspector. He was a good organizer. I do not think I am going too far when I say that he is still a pretty good organizer. That is where the trouble has arisen in the Post Office Department. As regards Mr. Griffith, I should like to know if any hon. member on that side of the house would be prepared to go out in the street

Supply-Post Office

and make the statement that Griffith is a thief, an emblezzler? When -one comes to consider the matter, that is not a fair remark for any hon. member to make. I have travelled through the country with Griffith looking after mail routes, and I know him to be a gentleman and an honest man.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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April 30, 1929

Mr. FOSTER:

Yes, a good post office organizer. I know he helped me to get rural mail routes in many places where we were never able to get them before.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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February 12, 1929

Mr. FOSTER:

I come from a district that grows potatoes, and I can assure you that the people there are clamouring for inspection. In my own town both shippers and growers are demanding it. I believe it is a good thing. As it is now, one buyer wishes to have inspection, while another takes the attitude that he can get by without it, and the result is that he is likely to ship inferior produce.

Topic:   ROOT VEGETABLES ACT AMENDMENT
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May 21, 1928

Mr. FOSTER:

Would the hon. member

please tell us whether this Clark family were Liberals or Conservatives?

Topic:   SUPPLY-REPARATIONS CLAIMS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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