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 73 of 77)


May 18, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

There is one point I

want to make clear. My hon. friend from Winnipeg (Mr. Woodsworth) seems to convey the impression that he represents Labour. I might say that when I was nominated the Labour candidate did me the honour to withdraw, and I got 95 per cent of the Labour vote in the district I represent. I have always supported the cadet movement and the militia, and will continue to do so. In fact, I should consider myself a traitor to the people I represent if I did not, and I am sorry to see this amount cut down. These boys should get the training to which they are justly entitled. I regret also that the militia training item is reduced, and I am more than sorry that there is not more money in the estimate for the navy. I do not believe in training our young people for the purpose of offensive, but I do believe in training them so that they may be able to defend themselves if ever the time comes they are called upon to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITIA AND DEFENCE
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May 16, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

The hon. member (Mr. Duff) made the statement that one of the ships purchased by the Laurier government was chained to the dock at Halifax, by the late government when they came into power, and that the other was laid up at Vancouver. He said that if these ships had been in proper trim to go to sea when the war broke out they could have seized enough shipping to pay for the war.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
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May 16, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

I would like to know, Mr. Chairman, what the hon. gentleman is talking about.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
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May 16, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

Would not these five

ships that were accepted by the late government serve a better purpose than the other two tinpot boats that were scrapped? Let us be honest. The five ships chat the late government accepted from the Imperial government, if they were in pr 'per

shape, would go a long way to defending at least the Pacific coast.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
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May 16, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

Then the hon. member said that so far as the five ships taken over by the late government were concerned, if war broke out they would be practically of no use.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE
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