Alexander Ferguson MACLAREN

MACLAREN, Alexander Ferguson

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Perth North (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 3, 1854
Deceased Date
April 19, 1917
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Ferguson_MacLaren
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=30e8cab4-4159-4a08-8544-4f01c0c7b331&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrialist

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Perth North (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Perth North (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Perth North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 11)


May 6, 1929

Mr. MacLARBN:

That is all, I think.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS
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June 23, 1908

Mr. MACLAREN.

It is the intea-national I there is the national also. I can say that the raw material is tested in both these I factories every day. I would suggest that each cement mill in Canada should take a sample of its cement every day, for thirty . days, then take an average sample from these thirty days and have the government make a test from that sample for every month the mill runs. In fact this would be a test of cement made every day in every mill in Canada. If the factories test the raw material going through the mill it is impossible to get an inferior cement if they know their business and attend to it. Before the cement goes through the rotaries all the material that enters into it are tested and examined to see that they are in proper proportion and there can be no such thing as good cement one day and inferior cement another day. We test our rock, we test our clay, we test our clinker and every bag of cement that is sold is "tested and a sample of it kept so that it can be traced afterwards. That can be done in every mill in Canada. An inspector of the government could take samples from these differ-ten factories and have them tested and'the results published, and it would not entail much extra expense or labour on the government.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   LIST OF BRANDS OF CEMENT USED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1907-1908.
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June 23, 1908

Mr. MACLAREN.

The cement that does not improve with age was not good in the first instance.

Mr. FIELDING, There are very good reasons for the inspection of food products but do the same reasons apply for the inspection of the products of all the industries of the country? If you require a general inspection of all the cement used in Canada where are you to draw the line; why should you not require a general inspection of any other article of commerce?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   LIST OF BRANDS OF CEMENT USED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1907-1908.
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June 23, 1908

Mr. MACLAREN.

Are they operating those mines now ?

Topic:   LEAD BOUNTIES.
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June 23, 1908

Mr. MACLAREN.

If it would pass the first test and if it is properly cared for afterwards the quality would improve with age.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   LIST OF BRANDS OF CEMENT USED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1907-1908.
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