James Angus MACKINNON

MACKINNON, The Hon. James Angus, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Edmonton West (Alberta)
Birth Date
October 4, 1881
Deceased Date
April 18, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Angus_MacKinnon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=499ad66a-6186-4cf9-a2a7-25f82fb620de&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manager, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (January 23, 1939 - May 8, 1940)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (January 23, 1939 - May 8, 1940)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (May 9, 1940 - January 18, 1948)
  • Minister of National Revenue (March 8, 1945 - April 18, 1945)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (May 9, 1940 - January 18, 1948)
  • Minister of National Revenue (July 30, 1945 - August 28, 1945)
  • Minister of Fisheries (January 19, 1948 - June 10, 1948)
  • Minister of Mines and Resources (June 11, 1948 - November 14, 1948)
  • Minister of Mines and Resources (November 15, 1948 - March 31, 1949)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (April 1, 1949 - December 13, 1950)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 628)


March 22, 1949

Hon. J. A. MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources):

I believe that the information asked for was tabled by the Prime Minister some days ago.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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March 21, 1949

Mr. MacKinnon:

I should like to point out that order in council P.C. 4233 refers to twenty-four individual immigrants. There are included in this number three persons about whom the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart) has asked for the production of papers. The order for return was passed on February 9, 1949, as appears by Votes and Proceedings No. 11.

The names of the three persons are G. B. Montel, J. G. Labedan and A. C. E. Boussat.

As there has not been any question raised about the twenty-one other persons, I assume it is the three persons I have mentioned in whom the member is interested. I suggest that the hon. member withdraw his motion; there is no need to copy the papers again. I can arrange to have the extra copy of the other return filed, if the hon. member so wishes.

My purpose in making this request is simple. All members of the house are aware of the large amount of work being done by the staff of the immigration branch and the pressure and strain under which they are working. I therefore wish to avoid, whenever possible, asking them to do unnecessary tasks.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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March 21, 1949

Mr. MacKinnon:

That is quite satisfactory. Motion stands.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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March 21, 1949

1. The section of the road from Field to the Monarch mine in Yoho park is kept plowed all winter. The section between the Monarch mine and Lake Louise is not kept open for travel during the winter months. It is a regular feature of maintenance of park highways to do a certain amount of snow plowing to facilitate the early drying of the roadbed which enables the spring maintenance to be carried out at an earlier date. Advantage was taken of this practice and the section between Monarch mine and Lake Louise was plowed early in March. This facilitated the removal of the household effects of the park superintendent, who had been promoted to a more senior position at Jasper park. The removal of the goods by truck actually saved considerable money, because the costs of packing and crating were avoided.

2. The cost of plowing the section from the Monarch mine to Lake Louise was $204.20.

3. As no other plowing was done on this section it was again closed and will not be open for travel until the spring maintenance work has been completed, which will probably be some time early in April.

Topic:   LAKE LOUISE-FIELD, B.C., HIGHWAY SNOW PLOWING
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March 21, 1949

1. Preliminary investigation of the provincial lands portion of the Delta was undertaken by the dominion and province jointly and preliminary investigation of the Wood Buffalo park area was carried out by the dominion. Results were disappointing due to abnormal water conditions during the investigation period, the data received in the preliminary

report indicating the necessity of very careful investigation before any construction was undertaken.

2. The provincial government has cooperated in the investigation of the area but as the project has not reached the development stage it has not contributed any funds for that purpose.

3. The dominion and province are continuing the investigation jointly j*f the provin-cially-owned section of the delta, while the dominion is continuing its investigation of the Wood Buffalo park area.

Topic:   MUSKRAT RAISING PROJECT-ATHABASKA RIVER, ALTA.
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