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 2 of 127)


June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

It is with diffidence that I

rise to say a few words on this item. It is much easier to follow the line of least resistance or to sail on the wave of popular opinion, but at the same time I think a person has a certain responsibility. Arguments have been advanced against cadet training. The only thing that I am sorry for is that I happen to live in a part of Canada where there is no cadet training and I am the father of five boys.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

Is it not about time the government started to reconstruct rather than to keep it in repair?

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND CANALS
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June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

Yes, "and a minister of the gospel, too," the hon. member for Southeast Grey says. I have two boys in the Boy Scouts, and every one of the younger ones is continually asking their mother: "When shall I be old enough to join too?" Just because I believe in physical training for my boys and because I believe they should learn the art of self defence, that does not mean that I want them to enter into every street-corner brawl that happens to occur. But I do not want any of my boys to be sissies, and whether in a foot-ball game, whether it be rugby or soccer, or in a baseball game or lacrosse, I hope they will be able to take care of themselves. I believe physical training is necessary. There is suoh a thing as mental discipline. I have been out with the Boy Scouts a good many years, and I believe those who are in that kind of work have a certain mental discipline. They have physical culture, they have training generally, and for that reason I am going to support the vote.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

I was afraid you were going to make a speech.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

It seems to me very unfortunate that hon. members have discussed militarism in a general way under this item. I think it should have been discussed under any item except cadet training.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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