Arthur John LEWIS

LEWIS, Arthur John, B.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Swift Current (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
March 12, 1879
Deceased Date
November 8, 1961
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_John_Lewis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4516a7aa-6abd-49e2-b507-6d82ce31249d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
clergyperson, manager, secretary

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Swift Current (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 126 of 127)


April 7, 1922

Mr. LEWIS:

Will the minister give me the same information in respect to the Swift Current farm that he gave the hon. member for York-Sunbury (Mr. Hanson), in respect to the amount spent last year and the appropriation for this year?

Topic:   PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT
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April 7, 1922

Mr. LEWIS:

The minister said that

$40,000 odd would be expended on the farm to which reference was made by the hon. member for York-Sunbury (Mr. Hanson). Would he give me similar information in respect to Swift Current?

Topic:   PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT
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April 6, 1922

Mr. LEWIS:

If you are going to take away this provision for eight additional

Wheat Board

employees, why make the reduction only $5,000?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE ADDRESS
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April 5, 1922

Mr. A. J. LEWIS (Swift Current) :

I wish to say a few word's in regard to this resolution, and I do so with diffidence, ibesause the hon. gentleman opposite quoted extracts from speeches of such men as Mr. Fielding, Mr. Maclean, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and it would seem presumptuous on my part to differ with these great men. At the same time I feel that every one has a right to his own convictions. I do not believe that you can build up a nation, or develop Canadian sentiment, Canadian spirit, on an artificial restriction. I believe that we must build on some surer foundation than the benefit that will be enjoyed by certain individual people. It seems strange to us to hear people speaking as though we of the Progressive party did not believe in the unity of Canada. I can readily understand that

people from various provinces will have different conceptions with respect to this question but it seems to me that the great benefit from the adoption of this resolution would be enjoyed only by a certain class of people. While the mover of the resolution was speaking I was endeavouring to find out whether his object was, to increase the revenue, or increase Canadian trade in Canadian ports, or on the other hand, to make conditions more difficult for the Canadian consumer. He said that this latter was not the view at all. He camouflaged it by saying that the real object of this resolution was to create a national spirit, and if anything to intensify Canadianism. But if it is possible to intensify Canadianism by bringing all British goods through British ports, and the hon. gentlemen opposite, and hon. gentlemen to my right, are sincere in that desire, then, in order to give further effect to their wishes, I will propose an amendment to the resolution, so as to make it read as follows:

That in the opinion of this House the British tariff preference should he increased 25 per cent on all goods brought into Canada through Canadian seaports.

That to me, will show whether there is sincerity in the motion, and whether it will mean greater trade for Canadian ports.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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April 5, 1922

Mr. LEWIS:

If this matter is coming to a vote, and if it is going to be considered when the tariff is under discussion, I will withdraw the amendment at this time.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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