Harry Bernard SHORT

SHORT, Harry Bernard

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
September 1, 1864
Deceased Date
April 15, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Short
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6715abf3-8f04-4ce2-874d-869bd28d404f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manager

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 140)


May 26, 1933

Mr. SHORT:

Because we are losing two members under this redistribution my hon. friend considers it is a terrible thing. I regret that just as much as he does, but the fact is that our population has decreased to such an extent that we must bear the penalty until the constitution is changed. I cannot understand why he should blame this government for Nova Scotia losing two members when the same thing happened in 1924.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION BILL
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May 26, 1933

Mr. SHORT:

At that time Nova Scotia was represented by sixteen Liberals.

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May 26, 1933

Mr. SHORT:

It has given but two Conservative members.

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May 26, 1933

Mr. SHORT:

It is all right for poetry and tradition but I do not think it is a proper name for a constituency. I am therefore going to suggest to the committee that they change the name to Digby-Annapolis-Kings, so that the identity of the three counties will not be lost. I think that is only right. I am also going to suggest that the constituency of Shelburne-Yarmouth, which is having Clare added to it, should have the name Clare included. Clare, as I said before, is an entirely Acadian French district, they are very proud of their history and traditions, and for that reason I ask the committee that the name Clare be included in the name of the seat.

I do not know that there is any further protest that I need to make; I just want to state in closing that I am very much opposed to the manner in which my seat has been redistributed. I feel that an injustice has been done to that part of the province.

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May 26, 1933

Mr. SHORT:

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Halifax (Mr. Quinn), that the names of constituencies No. 7 and No. 11 be changed. I move that No. 7 be amended by

changing the name from Evangeline to Digby-Annapolis-Kings.

Amendment negatived: Yes, 28; nays, 29.

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