Robert HOLMES

HOLMES, Robert

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Huron West (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 14, 1852
Deceased Date
March 21, 1934
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Holmes_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2d1468fe-801d-4724-b58d-23b884b52cb8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
printer, publisher

Parliamentary Career

February 21, 1899 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Huron West (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Huron West (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 49)


August 4, 1904

Mr. R. HOLMES.

I heartily endorse the remarks made by my hon. friend from Huntingdon (Mr. Maclaren) I endorse the proposition now before the House, but I must express my regret that it was found necessary to slaughter the cigarette Bill this session. I am a believer and I am glad to be able to affirm my belief, in the absolute prohibition of the manufacture and importation of cigarettes. The figures quoted by the hon. member for Huntingdon ought in themselves be sufficient to convince this parliament of the * urgent necessity at as early a date as possible, of passing legisla-Mr. GALLIHER.

tion which would be effective in preventing the cigarette evil in Canada. The enormous increase in the sale of cigarettes, which is very largely to the youth of the land, should convince this parliament that no legislation would meet with more general favour-by moralists at any rate, and also by other classes in the community-than the prohibition of dealing in cigarettes. I am as anxious as any one else to get away from here, and I shall therefore conclude by strongly endorsing the remarks of my hon. friend (Mr. Maclaren). I trust that no matter what government may be in power in the future, steps will be taken to overcome the cigarette evil which is so far-reaching and disastrous in its consequences.

Topic:   THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY.
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July 27, 1904

Mr. HOLMES.

There is another point that has been overlooked by our hon. friends opposite, that is, that the ballot papers are not printed until after the official nomination ; and, as a general rule, it takes two Mr. FITZPATRICK.

days to print the ballot papers before they can be given to the returning officer.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT-AMENDMENT.
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July 27, 1904

Mr. HOLMES.

Nobody asked the hon. gentleman to sit down.

Topic:   SUPPLY-RESIGNATION OF LT.-COL. GREGORY.
Subtopic:   S. H. GLASGOW.
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July 20, 1904

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Holmes).

The hon. Minister of Interior (Mr. Sifton) moves to amend the item by adding the following

Salaries, greater than $500 per annum may be paid from this vote, notwithstanding anything in the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   SUPPLY INTER-IMPERIAL PREFERENTIAL TRADE-DISMISSAL OF LORD DUNDONALD.
Subtopic:   EXPLANATION OP TOTAL.
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July 20, 1904

Mr. HOLMES.

In the Auditor General's Report for last year, the hon. member will find that there is an expenditure of over $1,000 for buildings.

Topic:   SUPPLY INTER-IMPERIAL PREFERENTIAL TRADE-DISMISSAL OF LORD DUNDONALD.
Subtopic:   EXPLANATION OP TOTAL.
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