John YEO

YEO, The Hon. John

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
East Prince (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
July 29, 1834
Deceased Date
December 14, 1924
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Yeo
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3e65f013-b2a2-4df0-aac7-e6e708e10a3a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, shipowner

Parliamentary Career

May 3, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  East Prince (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 8)


March 4, 1938

Mr. HOIV E:

I suggest that my hon. friend is doing a real disservice to the cause of which he has been an advocate in all our committees, in that he would make radio broadcasting a public service administered outside and independent of the parliament of Canada. Radio broadcasting in this country is a corporation in which the listeners are the shareholders. It is compulsory upon those managing the corporation to satisfy their shareholders. Unless the corporation can justify its cost to the people who listen, it should go out of business. But the minute you depend upon grants from the public treasury for that sort of thing, you destroy that responsibility; you have officials administering broadcasting who need not justify their policies to any one. In advocating such a system I do not think the hon. member is doing any service to a cause in which he really believes.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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April 2, 1935

Mr. FRANK BO YES (East Middlesex):

I take this opportunity of congratulating the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes) on the excellent budget which he has presented to this house, a budget which will be favourably received throughout the dominion. I have the honour of representing a riding located in the western part of Ontario and known as East Middlesex. The population of the riding is partly rural and partly urban, and I consider it my duty to speak on behalf of all classes of people in that community. This duty has been comparatively easy in view of the fact that the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) and the government have been thoughtful of both classes. I want to take this opportunity to thank the government for the erection of a new federal building in the city of London, something that has been needed for a great many years. It will assist materially in the relief of unemployment. I thank the government and the Canadian National Railways for the erection of a new station at London. This also was very much needed and it will assist in relieving unemployment in that city. I thank the government also for having complied with the request I made for extensive repairs to Westminster hospital. The work has been done and has relieved the unemployment situation to some extent. I am of opinion however that further repairs should be made to this hospital, and if this were done it would also tend to relieve unemployment.

I have great sympathy for the man who goes to work carrying his dinner pail but I have greater sympathy for the man who is

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unemployed, and I wish to thank this government for the legislation it has enacted for the relief of unemployment. In 1930, shortly after this government came into power, a session of parliament was called and the sum of $20,000,000 was granted to take care of the unemployment situation. Under the relief legislation of 1930 the sum of $18,140,998 was spent. Under the relief act of 1931 the expenditure was $42,709,418; under the relief act of 1932 it was $25,887,992; under the relief act of 1933 it was $30,678,381; under the relief act of 1934 it was $42,519,758. This made a total of $159,936,548.74. This is a very admirable record when you consider that the former government had intimated through its Prime Minister that not even five cents would be spent for the relief of unemployment.

I am sure that the man who goes to work in the morning carrying his dinner pail or the fellow who is unemployed will be thankful indeed for the assistance which this government has granted to enable him to keep himself.

As regards the dominion contributions to the province of Ontario for relief, I wish to place on Hansard the amounts which have been granted for that purpose. The statement has been made by a good many people and has been broadcast throughout the country that the dominion is not granting relief to Ontario. The figures which I am going to give will disprove this statement. Under the relief legislation of 1930 the amount spent in Ontario was $5,292,180; under the relief act of 1931 it was $12,537,932; under the relief act of 1932 it was $8,117,562; under the relief act of 1933 it was $12,192,429; under the relief act of 1934 it was $15,990,950, or a total of $54,131,055.78. This is the sum which has been spent in Ontario since this government came into power, and I have no hesitation in saying, judging from the remarks made by the former prime minister, that had his party been returned to power not one dollar would have been spent for the purpose.

Coming nearer home, I want to show the amounts granted in the municipalities included in the riding I represent and also London. In the year 1930 the amount spent in the city of London was $124,772, and in the township of London, $1,000, while in the township of Westminster the expenditure was $611. In 1931 the expenditure in London was $242,596, in the township of London, $1,329, and in the township of Westminster, $1,150. In 1932 the expenditure in London was $168,861, in the township of London, $2,951, and in the township of Westminster, $3,533. In 1933 the expenditure

The Budget-Mr. Boyes

in London was $232,976, in the township of London, $2,043, and in the township of Westminster, $1,977.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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March 21, 1935

Mr. BO YES:

I was paired with the hon.

member for West Elgin (Mr. Mills). Had I voted, I would have voted for the motion.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   FURTHER PROVISION FOR CARRYING OUT RELIEF
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July 3, 1934

Mr. BO YES:

None at all, I understand.

I have been interested in this matter to the extent of attending with a number of deputations before ministers, and going to Montreal in the interests of the shippers. Yet we have been unable so far to accomplish anything of real value. I know that the producers are unable to furnish sufficient funds to go ahead in a lawsuit, or to arrest the men at Montreal.

I suggest that the government should take some action along these lines. If after furnishing funds to take action against these men it is proven that they have stolen the cattle- and at the present time that seems evident- the men should be severely punished. It may be that the men involved have receipts from these cattle which would enable them to pay something on account. However, if the government were unsuccessful in procuring any funds, I suggest that action could be taken similar to that which on former occasions has been taken, when compensation has been made. We remember what happened after the great Halifax disaster. In recent years we remember that the farmers in the dried out areas in Saskatchewan were assisted when they were unable to produce wheat. If we are unsuccessful in gaining financial support from the men in Montreal, while I do not feel the government is financially responsible, as has been stated by the Minister of Trade and Commerce, yet in the interest of those producers and farmers I appeal to the government seriously to look into the matter and, if possible, to give compensation, as has been done in other cases. I am sure the producers would greatly appreciate such action and certainly I should appreciate it.

Topic:   MAIL SUBSIDIES AND STEAMSHIP SUBVENTIONS
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June 7, 1934

Mr. BO YES:

I was paired with the hon. member for West Elgin (Mr. Hepburn). Had I voted, I would have voted against the amendment.

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
Subtopic:   ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS
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