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 4 of 72)


June 18, 1920

Mr. DOUGLAS (Strathco-na) :

I may 6tate for the minister's information that jams and marmalade -are .much more used by -the poor than are -canned fruits or vegetables of any description. It is the most economical food that the poor man can possibly gelt in the present day, and if th-e minister hs going to make jams and marmalade a -luxury I am afraid 'he will be acting against public opinion.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT, 1915. (BILL 183.)
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June 18, 1920

Mr. DOUGLAS (Strathoona):

In connection- with -the list of food products which are exempted under this clause, may I ask the minister if the omission of jams and marmalade from that list has been intentional? Canned fruits -and vegetables are mentioned specifically, but jams and marmalade are omitted for some reason. Was that intentional?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT, 1915. (BILL 183.)
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June 18, 1920

Mr. DOUGLAS (Strathcona):

I would

like to support the contention of the hon. member for Three Rivers (Mr. Bureau). I have a case in point of a firm who are doing business as cattle buyers and meat packers, whose capital is somewhat limited, but who are serving a very useful purpose in the community in which they do business. These people inform me that they require to borrow from the bank very large sums of money on short-date notes, it may be five days or it may be ten days, and they are doing this throughout each month of the year, covering up in five or ten days, as the case may be, with the result that, during the who)e year's operations, they use an aggregate of a quarter of a million dollars. This tax of two cents cn each $100 is going to be a serious obstacle to their financing, and would effect a hardship on concerns carrying on such a tremendous business on such a small capital.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT, 1915. (BILL 183.)
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June 15, 1920

Mr. DOUGLAS (Strathcona):

I have already spoken on this matter, but I desire to support as strongly as I can the remarks of my hon. friend (Mr. Harold). It is absolutely impossible to touiy for $6 a suit of union underwear made of wool. In the province from which I come nobody can wear cotton underwear in the winter with any degree of comfort, and if you compel

every one who wears woollen underwear in winter to pay a tax over and above the regular tax imposed by customs, you will inflict -an unjustifiable hardship on the people.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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June 15, 1920

Mr. DOUGLAS (Strathcona):

That hardly covers the point raised by the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Henders). The cap he refers to is made of cloth with fur ear laps, and would not be covered by the description " fur-lined."

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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