James SUTHERLAND

SUTHERLAND, The Hon. James, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Oxford North (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 17, 1849
Deceased Date
May 3, 1905
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Sutherland_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=96d9a145-4e36-4be8-93a6-ca5a9c37ab45&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 9, 1880 - May 18, 1882
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (September 30, 1899 - January 14, 1902)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (September 30, 1899 - January 14, 1902)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (January 15, 1902 - November 10, 1902)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)
January 29, 1902 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (January 15, 1902 - November 10, 1902)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 102)


May 13, 1904

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

In the absence of the Minister of Labour (Hon. Sir William Mulock) I would answer question No. 2, as follows: It is not the practice of the government to issue general instructions respecting deportations, but to deal with each case as it arises.

That is the answer to the second question. The hon. gentleman's colleague saddled the hon. the Minister of Labour on March 28, with the responsibility of dealing with this matter, and when in respectful language we ask him whether he has or has not dealt with it, he charges us witli being neglectful of our duty in not bringing it to the attention of the House. On the 28th of March his attention was brought to it, and one of his colleagues said : ' It is in the Department of Labour.' He seems to think he has discharged his duty by writing letters to Mr. Wainwright and Mr. Hays. '

The gentlemen who made the complaints offered to come down and make good their allegations before the Minister of Labour. It never suggested itself to the hon. gentleman that it was the proper thing to do in view of this serious state op affairs, in view of the fact that Canadian surveyors and engineers were being ignored, and he never thought it worth his while since the 28th March or the 2nd of April to get further information in respect to this matter from the men who made these charges. But I brought this matter up again, as will be seen by reference to page 080 of ' Hansard.'

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-ALIENS AS SURVEYORS.
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May 3, 1904

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

My hon. friend is perfectly right in saying that the man in charge of an elevator should be qualified and that the machine should be the best. I believe our elevators are so, as they are manufactured by the best makers in the country. The matter will be inquired into at once by the chief architect of the department, and if it is found necessary to make any change or improvement, it will certainly be done.

Topic:   THE PARLIAMENTARY ELEVATORS.
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April 25, 1904

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

I did not intend to take part in this debate, but I think every member in this House must have a feeling in his breast, that he should be fair and honest to his fellow being. It is only fair to say that Mr. Bain is in no way responsible, and has not had anything to do with the items which the hon. gentleman (Mr. Taylor) has been reading. It is a very unfair, and a very improper charge to make against Mr. Bain.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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April 25, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

That may be your way of debating, but it is not mine. r have made the statement on my responsibility as a minister, and I say that Mr. Bam had nothing to do .with the publication oi that pamphlet. I appeal to my hon. friena, as I do to other members of the House to D fair and honest ; let them blame a man i he should be blamed, but let them give creel where credit is due. It is unfair and im proper for a member of this House to aceus, a man improperly, either by direct charge o by insinuation. I rose for the purpose making the statement that Mr. Bain is in n way responsible ; that he did not write tn literature that the hon gentleman has be quoting, and that he is not responsible r it in any way.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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April 25, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

I have no doubt it was to my hon. friend and to me, lint some of the officials did not seem to understand it, as most of the correspondence is with another party of a very similar, or almost the same name.

Topic:   INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS.
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