Thomas George MCBRIDE

MCBRIDE, Thomas George

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Cariboo (British Columbia)
Birth Date
August 5, 1867
Deceased Date
June 15, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_George_McBride
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3ad56615-f402-49df-a834-aa4862c1d7c4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Cariboo (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 77)


June 11, 1925

Mr. McBRIDE:

That may be. Then I turn

to what President Coolidge says. He states that there is eight times as much crime in the United States to-day as there is in Great Britain. And yet we hear a lot about the numbei; of people who are out of employment in the Mother Country. Surely we should pay some attention to what the press of the United States says. Then I turn to another paper- a good Conservative paper too-and it speaks of two1 spinning mills being started in Vancouver that are going to employ 150 people. I read in the same paper that in the month of May in Vancouver there were 670 permits taken out to build houses at a valuation of $2,929,385. Does that look as if this country is going to ruin? If it does why should they build these houses.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION
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June 11, 1925

Mr. McBRIDE:

When the hon. member

who has just resumed his seat was speaking, I could not help thinking of an old saying that "so long as a boiler can blow off steam it is safe". But a boiler blowing off steam never does any good; it just makes a noise and nobody pays any heed to it. The hon. member for East Calgary (Mr. Irvine) made a remark -I do not know that it is worth taking notice of considering the personality of the gentleman who uttered it-that I was rather lazy in doing my work in the House. I think there is not another hon. member in this House, outside of that hon. gentleman, who would have so little regard for himself as to make a statement of that kind. I have been a member for four years and during those four sessions there have only been five occasions when I have not been in my seat either in the afternoon or in the evening, when the House was opened. I think that is at least an indication that I am attending to my duties and looking after the interests of the people who sent me here.

A great deal has been said about people leaving Canada, 'but I do not intend to take up much of the time of the House in dealing with this matter. When I pick up a newspaper and read such things and then listen to what is said here, it sets me thinking. The other day I came across a copy of the Vernon News. It has been a Tory paper ever since it was started, and therefore I think we can rely upon what it says. A certain man who had spent six months in California, upon returning to Canada made this statement:

The lure of the south should be forgotten for it is largely a myth.

He stated that while it is true that wages are fairly high in the country to the south, it is equally true that the cost of living is high also. Many workmen are out of employment, indeed many are in destitute circumstances; and then he advises people who are inclined to go to the south to think seriously before taking that step, and he winds up by saying "Canada is far ahead of California". I turn to another paper and I read that "in Philadelphia last year there were 155 murders and 176 people committed suicide. Is that an indication of prosperity in the States?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION
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June 10, 1925

Mr. McBRIDE:

I do not think this should be repeated; the information has already been given as to the different provinces. Why should we have to sit here and listen to this all over again for the benefit of an hon. member who was not in?

[Mr. G. A. Stewart.1

Topic:   INTERIOR DEPARTMENT
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June 9, 1925

Mr. McBRIDE:

\Yhat about the stamps that are put on each of these cheques?

Topic:   HOME BANK
Subtopic:   PROPOSED PAYMENT OF DEPOSITORS TO THE AMOUNT OF $5,450,000
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June 1, 1925

Mr. T. G. McBRIDE (Cariboo):

I do not see why we should give so much consideration to those who import butter and cheese into this country. We do not want these products imported; we can produce all we require here. I would like to see the penalty increased instead of being reduced in the case of anybody who tries to bring butter or cheese into Canada.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   THE DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT, 1914, AMENDMENT
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