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 3 of 127)


June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

It may be popular in this House to hate war and to sail on that wave.

Supply-Defence

But if war did happen those who take that position would be the very first to call down the government for not being prepared. We have a responsibility. If the arguments that have been advanced in this House were to be carried out to their logical conclusion, they would amount to this. You do not want any morality squad in any city because if you took it away, there would not be any vice. On the same argument, if you did away with the police force, there would not be any crime. The thing is just as ridiculous on the one hand as on the other. Canadians have not sponged on anybody in the past and I do not want future Canadians to sponge upon anybody. We have to bear our responsibility in the world. No nation can live to itself. We have to go on the high seas. We have commerce all over the world, and just as long as the world demands that the world shall be policed and looked after, Canada has her right and responsibility and she must do her ' share. I sympathize with the minister because this is aganist popular opinion, but at the same time he has a responsibility and I intend, even though it should cost me my seat in this House, to support him in this vote.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 24, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

Is the hon. member asking a question?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 20, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

He is the general spokesman for this side. [DOT]

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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June 20, 1925

Mir. LEWIS:

I do not like the suggestion as to charitable support. There might be many people who would be anxious to vote but who, because they received charitable support to any extent although they were not being supported entirely by the public, would be unable to vote.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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June 20, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

As far as the inefficiency is concerned you can appoint men who have passed examinations successfully and yet may prove inefficient in practical work. I think that is quite true of every department of the government. However, if the Board of Grain Commissioners had inefficient men in their employ it was always open to them to appeal to the Civil Service Commission and they could have got rid of them in some way

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT
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