Thomas Simpson SPROULE

SPROULE, The Hon. Thomas Simpson, M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Grey East (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 25, 1843
Deceased Date
November 10, 1917
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Simpson_Sproule
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7b93f979-f291-49f1-9a5c-54d08800f177&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, farmer, physician

Parliamentary Career

September 17, 1878 - May 18, 1882
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Grey East (Ontario)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (November 15, 1911 - December 2, 1915)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2368)


May 18, 1934

Mr. HPROULE:

I do not speak very often in this house, but I think it is time some hon. members opposite should stop and realize that in Canada there are some provinces besides the western provinces. There are people in Ontario who need money just as much as the western people need it, so far as that is concerned. Only a couple of years ago we gave them a five cent help on their wheat, but never got any thanks for it. They talk about grasshoppers, and to listen to the hon. member for Melville (Mr. Motherwell) one would think that there were grasshoppers only out in the west. My friend in the east told the committee that his constituency had been bothered with grasshoppers, and we have some in Ontario. But when the grasshoppers strike Ontario we look after them, and we do not complain. I believe the origin of a good deal of the trouble out in the _ west can be traced to the west. So far as this discussion is concerned, I do not think there should be any line drawn between the-east and the west. I have a good deal of respect for western members, and particularly those sitting on this side of the house. L

Supply-Entomology-Insect Pests

do say, however, that there are a great many chronic complainers sitting opposite who are not thankful to the Ontario members who sit here and do not say a word.

The Prime Minister has just finished telling about the grants which have been made. I feel sorry for the people who have to accept what might be called the dole, but I think a little more consideration should be given to the east. It seems to me that the people in Ontario and the other eastern provinces are getting very little thanks for what they are trying to do for the people in the west. I have all kinds of faith in the west, and I do say that the remarks by the hon. member for Melville were unbecoming to him; they were very much out of place. I do not intend to take up any more time, but' if I got hotter I could say more about it.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Full View Permalink

April 15, 1915

Mr. SPEAKER:

I did not so understand it.

Topic:   THE PURCHASE OF WAR SUPPLIES.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.
Full View Permalink

April 15, 1915

Mr. SPEAKER:

It seems to me that this is going a little outside the record. We are dealing with a report of the Public Accounts Committee.

Topic:   THE PURCHASE OF WAR SUPPLIES.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.
Full View Permalink

April 15, 1915

Mr. SPEAKER:

In that I think the right hon. gentleman is within his rights, but to take up these cases which are not before the House, and which were not before the committee-*

Topic:   THE PURCHASE OF WAR SUPPLIES.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.
Full View Permalink

April 14, 1915

Mr. SPEAKER:

As the hon. gentleman has already moved one amendment, he has exhausted his right to speak on the third reading. The amendment which he now proposes is, therefore, out of order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' VOTING BILL.
Full View Permalink