George TAYLOR

TAYLOR, The Hon. George

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Leeds (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 31, 1840
Deceased Date
March 26, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Taylor_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=47b47c19-8fe1-4407-b84f-9029f6aec230&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrialist

Parliamentary Career

June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Leeds South (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Leeds South (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1896)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Leeds South (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1896)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Leeds South (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Leeds South (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1901 - January 1, 1907)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Leeds (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1901 - January 1, 1907)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Leeds (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1891 - January 1, 1909)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Leeds (Ontario)
November 14, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Leeds (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 849)


September 6, 1917

Mr. TAYLOR:

Will the hon. gentleman permit a question with reference to the sum for interest of which he has just been speaking? Was that sum based upon money borrowed during the construction period of the railway?

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September 6, 1917

Mr. TAYLOR:

There is some construction.

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September 4, 1917

Mr. TAYLOR:

This is not a new work. This is a continuation of a work commenced about four years ago and which was finished about three months ago. One contract was let for the larger part of the dredging necessary the channel being part of the entrance to the north arm. This is for a continuation of the large contract amounting to $850,000 and running up towards the city of New Westminster. The urgency which caused the board of trade and council of the two municipalities concerned to pass the resolutions referred to arose from the letting of a contract for the building of ships for the Imperial Munitions Board to a yard in South Vancouver. They realized that when they launched these ships they would not be sure of being able to float them unless the dredging under contemplation by the department were proceeded with. That is the reason why these two bodies acted together and urged on the Government the continuation of the work that has been going oil for three years past.

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September 4, 1917

Mr. TAYLOR:

There are two channels in the Fraser river between the mouth and New Westminster. The dredging of the north arm was undertaken a few years

ago because that is the channel most commonly used by the traffic between the west coast of British Columbia and Fraser river points, the distance through the north arm being from 8 to 12 miles, according to the draught of the vessel, shorter than through the main channel into the Fraser river. Another reason is that the main river is so *much exposed to storms that very serious loss occurs in the towing of booms of logs that are used in the mills on the Fraser river. Besides the reasons connected with the towing of logs, the district along the north arm of the Fraser is regarded as the main industrial location for what is known as Greater Vancouver, being away from the congestion of Vancouver city and offering very unusual facilities for industrial enterprises of all kinds. They already have two lines of railway along the shore line there hut for the want of proper connection at all stages of the tide there has been great reluctance to locate industrial establishments there unless the owners of these establishments were assured of the dredging. The city of New Westminster, about fourteen years ago, obtained the services of the eminent engineer, Le Baron, who made very complete plans showing how the river might be developed. It is on these Le Baron plans that this Government plan has been prepared. As a matter of fact, the work was promised by the late Government but only put into effect since the last general election. It is part of a well designed and well considered plan made by Engineer Le Baron so long ago as 1904, and has been part of the fixed policy of the two Governments from that time until the present.

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September 4, 1917

Mr. TAYLOR:

It is not at New Westminster. The location of the shipyard is at South Vancouver, four miles from the end of the present dredging, and about ten miles below New Westminster.

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