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 5 of 127)


June 19, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

Mr. Speaker, I understand that you have ruled this motion out of order and therefore it is not debatable.

Topic:   TAX COLLECTIONS
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June 19, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

I notice that the hon. member (Mr. Sutherland) has made the statement that money is being spent everywhere indiscriminately. I want to tell him that no reckless expenditures are being made in the three prairie provinces.

Topic:   SUPPLY PUBLIC WORKS
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June 19, 1925

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

I rise in protest against this resolution at this particular time. It does seem to me that we have not the proper opportunity of studying the situation within a week of when we may expect the session to close. Moreover, we have not been given definite information in regard to those who claim moneys which are proposed to be paid out of this fund. It does seem tc me that not only shipowners have the right to claim money under this resolution, but what about those people like the soldiers and theii dependents? They have lost homes and theii loved ones in the war, and it does seem to me that humanity is of more importance than the material wealth of shipowners or of anybody else who has lost money or other material possessions. What aibout the nation's cost of the war? Are we as a nation going to put in our claim, and have damages distributed pro rata under this agreement? I think before we pass on this resolution we should first have definite information as to what the government intends to do. I think we should also have a list of all the claims so that we may know among whom this money is going to be distributed. For these reasons, if this cornea to a vote, I shall vote against the resolution.

Topic:   WAR REPARATIONS FOR CANADIAN NATIONALS
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June 19, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

In regard to the carving, I

can readily understand that as far as the memorial chamber is concerned, it might be advisable to complete that, but anyone who looks anywhere around this building will notice stones that are still in the rough. There are at least forty of them around this chamber.

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June 19, 1925

Mr. LEWIS:

Does the government not

think it advisable to look over the situation and call a halt in the matter of great expenditures and future developments? I do not think the commerce of the country would suffer one io'ta if we cut out seven-tenths of the expenditure which we have been making; we would be in a much better position financially, and it would give a great *deal of hope to the Canadian people who are under a burden at the present time.

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