Alfred THOMPSON

THOMPSON, Alfred, M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Yukon (Yukon)
Birth Date
June 6, 1869
Deceased Date
April 20, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Thompson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9796aa93-03f8-4d49-ac6a-f2eab36fbe1c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Yukon (Yukon)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Yukon (Yukon)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Yukon (Yukon)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 63)


June 3, 1921

Mr. THOMPSON (Yukon) :

And the

commissioners of the Civil Service Commission are appointed by Parliament, and can only be dismissed by a majority vote of Parliament, as I understand it. So the deputy ministers and the commissioners are on an equal footing; the deputy ministers do not owe their position to the commission, and the commissioners do not owe their positions to anybody except Parliament itself.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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June 3, 1921

Mr. THOMPSON (Yukon) :

I misunderstood my hon. friend.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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June 3, 1921

Mr. THOMPSON (Yukon) :

But as a

matter of fact the deputy ministers are not appointed by the Civil Service Commission at all.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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June 3, 1921

Mr. THOMPSON (Yukon):

What

ground has the hon. gentleman for saying that the evidence given by those deputy ministers was at variance with the opinions held by the vice chairman of the committee?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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April 28, 1921

Mr. THOMPSON (Yukon) :

I am given to understand that these briquettes can be manufactured at a price which will warrant their transportation by rail to the head of the Lakes and thence by boat to lake Ontario ports to compete with Pennsylvania coal. Whether that is true or not my hon. friend may be better informed than I am. But even if it is not true, even if those briquettes can be brought down only as far as the head of the Lakes, or even if the city of Winnipeg alone can be furnished with those briquettes to take the place of anthracite coal, we will keep in this country many thousands of our good Canadian dollars for the development of our own resources instead of those of the United States.

Now, a word about peat, to which my hon. friend from Russell referred. The utilization of peat is of great importance to the people of this particular section, and this pamphlet again furnishes me with information. Those of us who have paid any attention to this question know that we have spent a good deal of money in trying to make our peat a commercially successful fuel, and if our efforts have not been successful, as my hon. friend from Russell states, we hope that sooner or later we shall be able to bring our experiments to a successful issue so that our immense resource's of peat may be made available for use as a fuel in just as large a measure as . peat is used in many countries of Europe. This pamphlet contains the following paragraph on the subject:

The Department of Mines reports that there are at least 37,000 square miles in Canada covered by peat bogs. These bogs are from 5 to 10 feet deep. Many of them lie in Central

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RESEARCH COUNCIL ACT AMENDMENT
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