Abraham Albert HEAPS

HEAPS, Abraham Albert

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 24, 1885
Deceased Date
April 4, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Albert_Heaps
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5f73217f-27d7-4bec-9943-554ca0daade8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
agent, upholsterer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 860 of 861)


January 25, 1926

Mr. HEAPS:

I will in a minute. The combined vote cast for the Liberal and Labour groups in the House was 600,000 more than that cast for the Conservative party.

ML MANION: They had more votes than any other group in the House, which is not true of the present government.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 25, 1926

Mr. HEAPS:

I think the right hon. leader of the opposition has stated more than a question of privilege; he also made an assertion which I do not believe is true. With respect to the statement I made, there are members about me who heard that Statement made this afternoon.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 25, 1926

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (North Winnipeg):

I am extremely grateful to the hon. members who moved and seconded this resolution and thus brought to the attention of the House a matter that it is really worth while considering. I had hoped this afternoon, when the two hon. members brought this urgent and important matter to the attention of the House, that we might have been spared' some of the discussion which has been carried on for the past hour or so. We have been appealed to in different ways, and this matter has been used as a kind of political issue; if the hon. members who have spoken on the subject had not interjected so much politics into it I would have been a little more pleased. When it comes to a question of Maritime rights, and particularly in regard to the miners who today find themselves in this unfortunate position, I will say that I yield to no one, that I am second to none in standing for the rights of the miners of Nova Scotia. In that regard I may be classified as a Maritime righter to the same extent as anyone who may have been elected on that particular ticket. ^1 have a very strong recollection of the sufferings of ,fhe miners of Nova Scotia last year. I remember when they went out on strike we in the west received a message asking for our support, and I, who live in the west, proba'blj' two thousand miles from the scene of the trouble, became chairman of the committee which actually went through the city of Winnipeg and surrounding districts and helped to raise $20,000 to relieve the distress among the miners of Nova Scotia.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 25, 1926

Mr. HEAPS:

They certainly do not; they represent more votes than the Liberal party, that is all.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 21, 1926

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (North Winnipeg):

In

the course of my speech on Tuesday evening I was asked by the hon. member for Labelle (Mr. Bourassa) whether certain figures that I had presented as the average wages earned in Canada by those employed in the manufacturing industries included salaries. On the spur of the moment I replied in the affirmative, but on going over the figures again I find that I should have answered in the negative. I want to take this opportunity of correcting that statement in fairness to all concerned.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. HEAPS
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