John BARR

BARR, John, M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Dufferin (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 4, 1843
Deceased Date
November 19, 1909
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barr_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=494a8cbe-9876-4914-974a-77fca67aace8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 76)


May 18, 1909

Mr. BARR.

According to this statement, there must have been treated in the hospitals during the year 19,000 patients.

British Columbia Penitentiary, $56,500.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   W. D. SCOTT,
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May 18, 1909

Mr. BARR.

I hope the Minister of the Interior will be more careful than he has been in the past with regard to the class of immigration we are getting. We are getting a large number of undesirables. Our immigration agent, Mr. Scott, had to admit in the Agricultural Committee that the medical examination was not sufficiently effective and consequently there are people coming to this country who are an injury to its morals and health. If we look through the records of our jails, we will find that during the last three years a large amount of the criminals are immigrants. The Toronto 'Star', an organ supporting the government, said in an editorial the other day, that a large number of immigrants were thrown upon the city of Toronto and had to be maintained by the charitable institutions. It is in the interest

of the country that the Northwest should not be filled up with foreigners who do not make good citizens, and we would be pursuing a much better course if we would keep our prairie fields for the sons t>f Canada or the United States and Britain. We all know that, as far as the Americans are concerned, a large number who come in are good citizens. Canadians can settle along side of them and they become good neighbours. But I think that these undesirables who are brought into the country are most injurious. I believe a. more thorough system of inspection should be adopted, and that none should be allowed to settle in this country who are not desirable. It has been said that the bonus will induce the booking agents to send us immigrants. But these men have only one object and that is to get the money, and if they can load more people on Canadian soil they accomplish their object. But we know that, so far as the United States are concerned, they are very careful, for it is almost impossible for an undesirable immigrant to land in that country. The result is that the undesirables are sent to Canada, very much to the injury of this country. i

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Subtopic:   W. D. SCOTT,
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May 7, 1909

Mr. BARR.

What territory has Mr. Stubbs?

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May 7, 1909

Mr. BARR.

In looking over the expenditures under 'Health of Animals,' I find

Auditor General's Report, page D-52-an item of $1,300 of salary to W. W. Stork, Brampton, inspector. It is shown that he received also expenses $814.60. Just below that, I find that W. W. Stubbs, Caledon, inspector, was paid $1,300 salary and $30 expenses. These two live within a few miles of each other.

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May 7, 1909

Mr. BARR.

Will the hon. minister assist him to pass the Bill next session?

Topic:   SUPPLY-HOURS OF LABOUR FOR WORKING MEN.
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