William Hector MCMILLAN

MCMILLAN, William Hector, B.A., M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Welland (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 24, 1892
Deceased Date
September 8, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hector_McMillan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8dc7a640-3206-4b33-bea9-b6eff4c6d59a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

October 16, 1950 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 189)


May 10, 1965

1. What capital expenditures were made in the 1964-65 fiscal year in preparation for the twinning project of the single locks on the Welland canal?

2. What capital expenditures are anticipated in preparation for this project in the present fiscal year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURES ON TWINNING OF WELLAND CANAL
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May 5, 1965

What centennial projects have been approved to date in the Niagara District in the Counties of Welland and Lincoln?

Topic:   CENTENNIAL PROJECTS APPROVED, NIAGARA DISTRICT
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October 20, 1964

Mr. McMillan:

Mr. Chairman, I should like to ask one question on this clause. At what stage would the interested people in a federal electoral riding come to know the boundaries of their area? Would this be before the production or publication of these maps?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONS AND READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
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October 20, 1964

Mr. McMillan:

One other question. If it were proposed to transfer a municipality, or let us say a town, into another federal district, would the local council have an opportunity to discover this and to make representations?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONS AND READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
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September 10, 1964

Mr. McMillan:

Mr. Chairman, I want to associate myself with the minister and others in congratulating the deputy minister. I might say that Welland had an earlier attraction for him as he came often in his earlier days, and won the hand of his better half, who is a very fine lady.

I want to say a few words tonight about the necessity for an increased grant to the health league of Canada. The health league of Canada has served the country for 45 years or more and as far as I know it was the only organization of that type in Canada. Other organizations have been formed since, but they have been segmentations of public spirited individuals who have joined together into associations, groups and the like, and devoted their work to a more specific aspect of health.

There are many things one could say about the health league of Canada. I think it is the only voluntary organization devoted mainly to the prevention of disease rather than to its cure. It is the only voluntary health organization in Canada with a charter which is concerned with an all-embracing interest in personal and community health. It is also the only organization in Canada with ex-

Supply-Health and Welfare perience in established policies and it is prepared to advance, either singly or in cooperation with other health agencies, the promotion of any new and improved health technique, thereby helping to improve the health of our people. I would suggest that the health league of Canada stands as a sentry in our society in respect of anything that may become a challenge to the best health treatment we can give. I can give one example of this fact. In my home town a few years ago the local anti-fluoridationists combined to have fluorine eliminated from our water supply. A vote was held and it was retained. The health league gave a great deal of assistance in this fight by supplying data, material and a great deal of other help. We preserved the practice of adding fluorine to our water, and this has certainly been beneficial to the condition of our children's teeth, and will continue to be so in the future.

Dr. Gordon Bates, head of the health league of Canada was the one man in the forefront promoting pasteurization of milk in Canada, as a result of which I am sure many lives have been saved. Dr. Bates was also in the forefront promoting the immunization of our citizens, although I know that many others were involved. The health league has done a great deal in promoting fluoridation of communal water supplies through the publication of its magazine and in other ways. I read an article about ten days ago in a Toronto newspaper which quoted a dentist as saying that the savings to the people in the city of Toronto alone as a result of fluoridation will in the future be as high as $1,200,000 per annum.

Mr. Chairman, grants from the federal government to the health league of Canada were at one time $25,000, although this has now been cut to $15,000. Since the period of that reduction the expenses of the health league have doubled as a result of increased postage charges on periodicals, which the league distributes, as well as the cost of raw materials and printing.

The voluntary health committee of the Senate and the House of Commons has received a great deal of co-operation from the health league of Canada as a result of the provision of speakers here at luncheon meetings, many of whom a great number of the members of this house have heard. I am sure we have all learned a great deal about the health league. The hon. member for Simcoe East was chairman of that health committee under the previous government, and I have

Supply-Health and Welfare filled that position during the last year or so. Our meetings have been held often and I am sure the members of that committee realize that with the increased need of assistance, the federal government grants to this health league are not sufficient. During successive years this committee has passed resolutions, which have been presented both to the previous minister of national health and welfare, and to the present minister, suggesting that this annual grant should be increased. I appeal to the present minister, who always has a keen sense in respect of the need to increase general health in our country, to give favourable consideration to the requests to increase this annual grant.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
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