James McCrie DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS, James McCrie

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Strathcona (Alberta)
Birth Date
February 5, 1867
Deceased Date
March 16, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McCrie_Douglas
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2d381950-3892-4297-ab44-a57cb29bc414&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, farmer, merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 20, 1909 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Strathcona (Alberta)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Strathcona (Alberta)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Strathcona (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 72)


March 2, 1944

Mr. DOLTGLAS (Weybum):

In connection with the task of training these men and placing them in gainful employment, I wish to ask the Minister of Defence for Air if any plans have yet been made as to the disposition of the airports? The minister knows there is talk of seme of them being closed already. Are they to be sold? Are they to be leased or torn down? I wish to make a suggestion to the government that if they are going to train men-and they will probably have to train a quarter of a million or more men in this way- there is no better place to train them in various trades and occupations than in those airports. Many of them have dormitory accommodation for anywhere from a thousand to fifteen hundred men; they have workshops, hangars, recreation rooms and so on. Large groups of men could be placed in those airports on pay and allowances, as has been suggested already, there trained in various occupations and trades and later put into either private industry or the house building or rural electrification programmes sponsored by the federal, provincial and municipal governments. What disposition will be made of the airports, and what will be done with them in the rehabilitation period?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR AIR
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April 9, 1943

Mr. DOUGLES (Weybum):

The date will be widely publicized?

Topic:   WHEAT ACREAGE REDUCTION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO PAYMENTS FOR
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March 3, 1941

Mr. DOLTGLAS (Weybum):

Yes, and they were passed by order in council under the War Measures Act and this parliament never saw them except indirectly.

Topic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND REVIEW. REGULATIONS AND NATURALIZATION AND DEPORTATION LAWS
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April 20, 1936

Mr. DOLTGLAS:

I think the explanation of the leader of the opposition will cover the point. In order that it may not be thought that I was trying to put too high a figure on record, I should like to quote from the sessional paper as follows:

On the basis of all expenditures made including expenditures for equipment, transportation, camp construction, provisions, supervision, allowances, medical care and hospitalization and construction materials but making no deduction for the equipment and usable goods, and materials on hand, the average cost per man month was-*

(a) 1935..

(b) 1934..

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE FOR AGRICULTURAL SETTLEMENT AND REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL AND OTHER RESOURCES
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February 24, 1936

Mr. DUUGLAS:

The world had Christianity long before it had capitalists, and it will have Christianity long after some of the gentlemen opposite supporting capitalism have passed away.

Topic:   COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH
Subtopic:   CONCENTRATION OP ECONOMIC POWER-PROPOSED PUBLIC OR COOPERATIVE OPERATION OF UNDERTAKINGS FAILING TO FUNCTION IN THE GENERAL INTEREST
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