John STANFIELD

STANFIELD, The Hon. John

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Colchester (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
May 18, 1868
Deceased Date
January 22, 1934
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stanfield
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3e9eaadb-7fa5-4651-94a6-03dcbe5d7fb5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrialist

Parliamentary Career

November 28, 1907 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Colchester (Nova Scotia)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Colchester (Nova Scotia)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1911 - January 1, 1917)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1911 - January 1, 1917)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Colchester (Nova Scotia)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1911 - January 1, 1917)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1911 - January 1, 1917)
February 17, 1921 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Colchester (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 56)


July 31, 1917

Mr. STANFIELD:

How did they get

past the board?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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July 31, 1917

Mr. STANFIELD:

Last fall orders were

given that before any troops should pro-

ceed overseas, the medical officer of the battalion had to pass on every man that that man was medically fit for overseas. I know of four battalions. After they arrived in England, they had a great deal of sickness-spinal meningitis, measles and so on. Each week the medical officer of the battalion had to send in a report of the number of men who were fit, and all those men who were quarantined were put down as unfit to go to France. Perhaps that may account for some of the large figures the hon. member has given.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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May 1, 1917

Mr. STANFIELD:

Not all of them.

Topic:   THE POTATO SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET.
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April 26, 1917

Mr. JOHN STANFIELD (Colchester):

I shall occupy the time of thd House for only a few minutes. I want to say this for the boys from Nova Scotia. At Aldershot camp, (Nova |Sootia) they behaved splendidly. On the bout going over, there were 5,988 troops; four battalions from Nova Scotia, one from Toronto, and one from Prince Albert commanded by my hon. friend from Prince Albert (Mr. Donaldson). Captain Hayes toljl me that he had never had better-behaved men on his boat. The officers commanding the battalions had no trouble at all with the men. The four battalions went to Witley damp, where a wet canteen was operated by the Imperial authorities. Personally, I think that whan a man is in training he should do without strong drink, but of course when our soldiers get over to the other side, they come under British .control. To prove how well the boys from Nova Scotia behaved iat Witley Camp, when they were given fifty-fifty leave, that is, half of them going for six days' leave and then the other half, there were only seven *absentees out of 4,000 men when the leave was up. The Provost-Marshal of London complimented the Highland Brigade from Nova Scotia on their splendid conduct while in the city. Owing to a severe operation I had met with, the medical officers considered that it would be unwise for me to go to France, even on a tour to see what was going on. I should have liked to go, but I took their advice -and came home, so I cannot speak of conditions at the front. But I can say this for the boys from Nova Scotia and- other parts of Canada in training at Witley Camp, that I never saw a drunken man the whole time I was there.

Topic:   SALE OF LIQUOR IN CANADIAN MILITARY CAMPS.
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April 25, 1917

Mr. STANFIELD:

I will stand by what is fair and square, but will oppose him or any one else when I think it is right to do so. What I wish to say is this: Some hon. members on this side of the House, as well as on the other, were under the impression that I was trying to dictate to the Minister of Railways and the General Manager of Government Railways that a certain man should be promoted to a vacancy on the Intercolonial. I do not think that I have any right to dictate; I might suggest whom they might promote. But I say that we have as good men in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as can be obtained anywhere else; they have proved themselves to be so.

All I need do is to point to Mr. McDougall, General Manager oi the Dominion Coal Company, who has been promoted step by step from boy to general manager, and has made good. In his speech yesterday, the junior member for Halifax (Mr. A. K. Maclean) referred to a constituency in Nova Scotia as to which he said the people did not know whether it was represented in this Parliament or not. If he was alluding to the county of Colchester, I can tell him that the people of that county are well satisfied with the way they are being represented, and they do know that they are being represented here at the present moment. I am not saying this boastfully; I am simply stating what I know to be a fact.

Before taking my seat I should like to correct the statement of the hon member for St. John (Mr. Pugsley), who said that this passenger agent was discharged. He was not discharged, but superannuated, and Mr. Malanson, Assistant Passenger Agent, was appointed in his place and has made good. I will say this for Mr. Hayes of the Intercolonial Bailway: as far as I know,

he has not brought in a single man from another road to fill a vacancy on the Intercolonial, tout has promoted men from the ranks, and I am sure that if Mr Guteliue will follow the same policy in his management of the road, and will promote the men we have in New Brunswick and Novia Scotia, a better spirit will prevail amongst the employees of the road.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-PROMOTION OF EMPLOYEES.
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