John Alexander (1874-1948) MACDONALD

MACDONALD, The Hon. John Alexander (1874-1948), P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Kings (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
April 12, 1874
Deceased Date
November 15, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Macdonald_(Prince_Edward_Island_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=616922c5-dc75-48e4-a764-c4133dc949b3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (July 13, 1926 - September 25, 1926)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (August 7, 1930 - August 13, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 52)


May 26, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

Whether rural or urban.

Topic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, ETC.-CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON MOTION FOR SECOND READING
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

While I sympathize to a certain extent with the views expressed by the leader of the opposition and other members on the other side of the house, nevertheless I do know that considerable military equipment is made in Canada, especially woollen military cloth, which is made in Brantford. Very good tartans are now being made in Brantford and other parts of Canada, and being a Scotsman I do not like to have to pay a duty on kilts.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

These

goods are being made in Canada, and Canadian industry should receive every consideration. I must take a view entirely opposite to that expressed by hon. members of the opposition. I am not a free trader with respect to these or any other goods, and I am surprised to hear that so many members of the opposition have suddenly become free traders.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

It is contrary to their general views. I am satisfied it is not the best thing for Canada. Those of us who love our country and who are prepared to join military units should be ready to encourage and protect Canadian industry, and, if necessary, pay a small duty.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

They are making some small arms and minor equipment, but generally the manufacture of armaments in Great Britain is being done by private enterprise. It would be a mistake for this government to enter upon large-scale building of plants for the manufacture of armaments and ammunition of all kinds when we have so many plants in Canada to-day standing idle that could easily be equipped to turn out armaments of various kinds and thereby give work to Canadian workingmen. I could name many heavy industry plants, both in my own city and in cities throughout Ontario which I have visited, which are now closed but which could be converted in a very short time to the manufacture of armaments. The government should hesitate before spending $30,000,000 on the building of new plants.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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