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 627 of 628)


February 24, 1938

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton):

The

leader of the opposition made a slighting remark in reference to a young man of the city I have the honour to represent in this house. The young man is Grant McConnachie, and he is merely an official of a substantial, reliable, aggressive company which has made a contract with the Post Office Department.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OP TRANSPORT
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February 24, 1938

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton):

Surely

the hon. member for Vancouver South

Supply-Transport-Aviation

spoke without a knowledge of the actual conditions in connection with proper communication by air from all parts of Canada and from the United States, and prospectively, the round-the-world mail service which will be inaugurated. The very arguments that he gave are, I should say, in favour of the route as established. The route from Edmonton to the Yukon has been opened up by private capital to satisfy an imperative demand not only for passenger but for mail service. I doubt whether this is the proper time to develop the argument, but surely the route has been selected after careful inspection and investigation by technical advisers of the Department of Transport. Surely no route should be used except and until it has been fully investigated by the proper technical officials.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OP TRANSPORT
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April 1, 1937

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

This subsection states that the corporation shall be under the management of a board of directors composed of nine persons. Is there any significance to the number of directors? Is there to be a director appointed from each province?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES ARRANGEMENT WITH CORPORATION RESPECTING LINES AND SERVICES FOR TRANSPORT OF PASSENGERS, GOODS AND MAILS
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April 1, 1937

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Would the minister explain this subsection?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES ARRANGEMENT WITH CORPORATION RESPECTING LINES AND SERVICES FOR TRANSPORT OF PASSENGERS, GOODS AND MAILS
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March 31, 1937

Mr. J. A. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Mr. Chairman, I do not think sufficient stress can be laid on the position in which the cities of the country find themselves in connection with the matter of unemployment and relief. No doubt our positions and our views are bound to be coloured considerably by the different parts of the country we represent in this house, but I should like to take this opportunity of saying here what I have already said elsewhere with regard to the peculiar situation of -the city of Edmonton, part of which I have the honour to represent.

Possibly because of the lure of the prospective dividends in the province of Alberta, and possibly for other reasons, there has been a very great increase in the population of that city. Formerly it ran second in size to Calgary, but recently dt forged ahead of that city, and during the last year or two of the depression period its population increased by several thousand. To become eligible for relief in Edmonton a residence of twelve months is required. People are going on relief in large numbers every day. They come to Edmonton from the rural portions of Alberta and from other provinces; they are maintained by friends and charitable organizations for the necessary period, and then they obtain unemployment relief. The situation is very serious, and sound thinking people of that city have been actually considering a tax strike. To own property, even one's own home, in that city means that one pays a sizable rental by way of taxes, and that situation cannot continue indefinitely. The city of Edmonton cannot expect to receive a reasonable and proper share of the money that is given to the provincial government; I might as well be frank in making that statement. So I should

like to impress upon the minister that in providing money for the province of Alberta some effort should be made to designate or earmark a certain portion of that money for relief in the city of Edmonton.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
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