Rupert Wilson WIGMORE

WIGMORE, The Hon. Rupert Wilson, P.C., C.E.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 10, 1873
Deceased Date
April 3, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Wilson_Wigmore
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=826badd5-ccc7-4861-aa6b-bc8bccd800d3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
civil engineer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - September 19, 1920
UNION
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue (July 13, 1920 - June 3, 1921)
September 20, 1920 - October 4, 1921
CON
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue (July 13, 1920 - June 3, 1921)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (June 4, 1921 - September 20, 1921)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 52)


June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

Irregularities in connection with entries. A case occurred not long ago in Toronto where a customs brokerage house made default, a person in their employ having committed the theft of some $4,000 intended for the payment of different brokerage fees. We have had complaints from several quarters.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

Since this matter was called to the attention of the department, a man has been sent down there. He returned a couple of days ago and reported to the dep|rtment. The department is now considering the advisability of appointing a man permanently rather than sending one from time to time. An officer would have been sent before now but for the impassable state of the roads and the adverse weather conditions. We realize that this illicit traffic is increasing, and a closer watch will have to be kept.

Topic:   CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT
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June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

It is quite true that we had a lengthy discussion on this matter when the resolution was introduced; but further discussion will, perhaps, throw a little more light on the subject. I realize quite well that the working out of this will probably be quite a difficult matter; but, as I stated before-and I repeat it now- we have at the present time certain machinery whereby this can be worked out. We have our own officers in certain parts of the United States to-day, and if it were not possible for them to put this machinery into operation, we could send some of our expert officers from Canada. There is no question, of course, that some delay would be caused. But during the last year large quantities of goods have been shipped into Canada at a cost to the merchant in this

country very much below the cost of manufacture in the United States and very much below what the goods could be manufactured for in Canada. I think this is a Bill that should be passed. We have been working under this Act for some time.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

I do not think there

should be any limit. Any respectable citizen able to carry on should not be denied a license.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. WIGMORE:

We are not limiting

the number.

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