George Henry BARNARD

BARNARD, The Hon. George Henry, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Victoria City (British Columbia)
Birth Date
October 9, 1868
Deceased Date
January 13, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Henry_Barnard
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=70751f3f-93c4-498e-954c-d7a8df6a4c93&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Victoria City (British Columbia)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Victoria City (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 63)


May 16, 1916

Mr. BARNARD:

The idea is to get the people interested in the lumber business to contribute timber for the building of the ships, and to take payment for it in stock in the ships. I may say that I received a copy of this Bill only to-day, and I have not yet had an opportunity of perusing it with any great care; but the main idea of it is that a commission is to be appointed which will give loans to persons building ships, to the extent of 55 per cent of the value of the ship, the balance of the loan to be guaranteed on very stringent conditions as to operation, etc. The Bill also proVides for a subsidy, or loan, to shipbuilding plants, of 55 per cent of the value of the plant. The total amount the province proposes to set aside for this purpose is some $2,000,000, and with that it is hoped to build up a .home-carrying trade. The conditions of the subsidy are that the. ships must return to a British Columbia port to re-load. It seems to me that if the Government could see its way to further this policy in some direction it would be of great benefit not only to my friends in the Maritime Provinces, but very much more even to us on the Pacific coast, and for my part I would be very glad, indeed, to see some action taken along these lines.

Topic:   ENCOURAGEMENT OF SHIPBUILDING.
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May 16, 1916

Mr. G. H. BARNARD (Victoria, B.C.):

I wish to say just a word or two on this matter, and to join my voice with those of the hon. member for Pictou (Mr. Macdonald) and the hon. member for St. John (Mr. Pugsley) in urging upon the Government the desirability of giving some aid to shipbuilding. It is a very vital matter with us on the Pacific seaboard, particularly since the war; although I may say that the shortage of tonnage was felt on that coast even before the waT commenced. As 'the gentlemen of the House are undoubtedly aware the interests of the province of British Columbia are very vitally bound up with the prosperity of the lumber trade. The great difficulty with the lumber trade there is to get overseas tonnage. There is no doubt that probably the finest stand of timber left in the world is found within ihe confines of the province of British Columbia. The difficulty we find there is that nearly all the ships that are in the lumbercarrying trade are under charter, and that the charters are controlled by San Francisco interests, which, naturally, send them to their own lumber mills on Puget Sound, with the result that our mills stand idle on

account of the difficulty of getting tonnage for the export trade.

I find that the Government of British Columbia has, within the last few days, brought down a Bill in the Legislature for the very purpose of aiding the shipbuilding business. The contemplation is, I think, largely to build wooden ships out of good British Columbia timber. We have demonstrated beyond question that ocean-going vessels of the very finest kind can be built out of timber on the coast.

Topic:   ENCOURAGEMENT OF SHIPBUILDING.
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April 18, 1916

1. What was the total cost of the commission to inquire into the question of compensation to sealers, for damages caused by reason of the, compulsory cessation of Pelagic Sealing in the North Pacific Ocean?

2. How much, if any, of the said cost has been charged against the funds received from the United States, under the Sealing Treaty between the United States, Japan, Russia and Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING COMMISSION.
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March 18, 1915

Mr. BARNARD:

If it had come before

the court how would you have advised him?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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March 18, 1915

Mr. BARNARD:

I agree with my hon. friend from Kootenay that this clause should be struck out. I do not believe in legislation of this character. I think the law as it stands to-day in most of the provinces, sufficiently protects purchasers. There is no reason why a person who wishes to buy a piece of property cannot find out exactly what encumbrances are against it, and protect himself before making his payments. I do not think this amendment to the code has received the consideration it should have received. I think that the Bill might very well stand over until next session. I do not say that it is altogether desirable, but undoubtedly a practice does prevail in different provinces throughout the country of dealing in agreements for sale of land. I think if this amendment to the code were carried it would be going very much farther than anybody in this House has any conception of, and for these reasons I am opposed to it.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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