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 628 of 628)


February 24, 1937

Mr. MacKINNON (for Mr. Gariepy):

For a return showing:

A list containing the names, occupations and domiciles of the individuals employed by the Department of Transport during 1936 on the St. Lawrence river, for navigation purposes or works of different kind or nature.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT EMPLOYEES- ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
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January 26, 1937

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The minister might well point out that the post office at Peace River serves a tremendous district.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE STATEMENT OP MR. BENNETT ON MOTION OP MINISTER OP FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS
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January 26, 1937

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE STATEMENT OP MR. BENNETT ON MOTION OP MINISTER OP FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS
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May 13, 1936

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton):

The discussion that has developed has grown out of the consideration of an item for furthering the construction of the Big Bend portion of the trans-Canada highway along the Columbia river. A large number of the people of the prairie provinces-the central and northern parts of the prairies particularly-have their eye on a highway which they want to see built to connect them with the Pacific coast, from Jasper, the centre of the great Jasper 12739-178

national park. In this discussion I do not think it necessary to dwell on this natural ambition of the people of the prairie provinces, because we remember that the people who favour the construction of a highway from Jasper west to Vancouver recognize that it must link up with the highway in course of construction along the Columbia river. For that reason I am not pressing at the moment further consideration for the construction of a highway connecting Jasper along what is known as the Blue River route west from Jasper in the direction of Vanderhoof, south along the Canoe river or along the present right of way of the Canadian National tracks to a point on the Big Bend portion of the trans-Canada highway. That is a matter in which we are greatly interested in Alberta, in Saskatchewan and in the western provinces generally. I am induced to make these remarks particularly by reason of an observation made by the minister in referring to the motoring which a possible tourist would do in arriving at Banff. The hon. member who speaks on behalf of Banff may suggest that a highway is being constructed now from Banff to Jasper and that this will give us coast connections. That in itself will be a wonderfully scenic highway when completed, but in addition to that I would point out to the minister that we will request a highway west from Jasper direct to the main trans-Canada highway, along what is known as the Blue River route.

Topic:   SUPPLY-LEAGUE OF NATIONS STATEMENT OF MR. WOODSWORTH ON MOTION OF MINISTER OF FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP INDIAN AFFAIRS
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