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 76 of 77)


April 27, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

I am not quite satisfied with the minister's answer. We have out there a large number of idle men, and Kamloops has not been asking the Dominion government, or any other body, for assistance to give the idle men employment. I think the least this House can do is to revote the amount that was voted to do the excavating and to put in the foundation of that post office at Kamloops, this spring, which will give the men some employment. A large number of them are returned men.

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who are out of work and who have been living there from hand to mouth. Many of them went there for their health, and I think as little as this House or this Government can do is to revote what was voted some years ago in order, at least, that the excavating may be. done and the foundation put in. I trust the minister can see his way to have that done.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF PREMIER NORRIS
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April 21, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

I do not see that there

is much use in our sitting in the chamber unless we can hear what is going on.

Topic:   SECOND READINGS
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April 19, 1922

1. What has been the total amount of expenditure in connection with the Kamloops-Kelowna Branch of the Canadian National Railways?

2. When does the Canadian National Railway Board intend to complete the said branch?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-KAM-LOOBS-KELOWNA BRANCH
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April 10, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

Would you cut out

the licenses for orientals in British Columbia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA FISHERIES
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April 7, 1922

Mr. McBRIDE:

I should like to say a word in connection with the establishment of an experimental farm at some point along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific. I fully agreed with the ex-Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Tolmie) when he said it would greatly contribute to the welfare of the district if an experimental farm

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should he established in that part of the country. There is a growing community; in fact, no other community that I know has a brighter prospect than the one along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific if the people there are properly looked after in this matter of agricultural education. Many people are coming in from the prairie provinces and settling; and numbers of our returned men have settled there. It is a new district and the people do not know what they can grow to the best advantage and in greatest quantity, so that it is in the interest of everybody that an experimental farm should be established there. An hon. member stated that the growing of flax impoverishes the soil.

I worked in the old country on a farm where flax had been grown for a hundred years; it is being grown there still, and I believe it will be grown there for another hundred years. Flax is one of the best paying crops that they have in the old country, and I do not think the hon. member who made that statement was speaking from practical experience. I think the Minister of Agriculture is using very good judgment in proposing to establish an experimental farm at some point along the Grand Trunk Pacific. Such a farm would do a great deal of good, and I hope the hon. members on this side of the House will support the proposition.

Topic:   CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS
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