Simon Fraser TOLMIE

TOLMIE, The Hon. Simon Fraser, P.C., V.S.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Victoria (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 25, 1867
Deceased Date
October 13, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Fraser_Tolmie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a4a7d1fa-870b-4590-a260-7e2f460d6e83&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, public servant, rancher, veterinary surgeon

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - August 12, 1919
UNION
  Victoria City (British Columbia)
October 27, 1919 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Victoria City (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Agriculture (August 12, 1919 - July 9, 1920)
  • Minister of Agriculture (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Victoria City (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Agriculture (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Victoria (British Columbia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Victoria (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Agriculture (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
June 8, 1936 - October 13, 1937
CON
  Victoria (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 305 of 306)


April 25, 1919

Mr. TOLMIE:

I think the Government

is to be congratulated on taking this progressive movement and in recognizing the splendid work done by our air men at the front. In a country like British Columbia this service can be very usefully developed in connection with the handling of forest fires, and also in exploration work. But I

hope one of the first things to be taken up by this Board will be to thoroughly investigate the possibilities of using the service for rescuing shipwrecked people. We have had many serious wrecks on the Pacific coast, some of them almost within a stone's throw of shore, such as the Princess Sophia recently, and the Valencia wreck on the coast of Vancouver Island a few years ago. The latter boat was within a few hundred yards of the shore, but owing to the shallow water and the steep cliffs it was an utter impossibility to rescue the passengers, and they dropped off the rigging one by one and only a few were saved. In such cases an aeroplane could render valuable help by carrying a cable to the ship by imeans of which those on board might be brought safely to shore. 1 trust this will be one of the first things investigated by the Air Board.

Section agreed to.

On section 4-powers of Air Board to make regulations with approval of Governor in Council.

Topic:   MAY 5, 1919 S057
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April 3, 1919

1. What is the policy of the Government with regard to encouraging aviation?

2. What is being done to encourage our pilots and mechanics, who rendered such valuable service, to remain in Canada When they return ?

3. Does the Government intend to take the initiative in this matter? If not, is it the intention of the Government to assist private enterprise organized by returned flyers? ,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AVIATION IN CANADA.
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April 29, 1918

Mr. TOLMTE:

I understand there is something like $1,680,000 worth of cement sacks now held by the cement companies, and it is a very difficult matter indeed for them to get new sacks at the present time. Therefore, I want to know if it is made perfectly clear in the Bill that the sacks now on hand will be permitted to be used?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 29, 1918

Mr. TOLMIE:

The question was asked

some time ago why it was necessary to have a standard of 871 pounds. I have a letter here from the managing director of the Portland Cement Company of Victoria in which he states that the present weight of a sack of cement is pounds, and that 87* pounds is as near a cubic foot as any weight that couild be specified. As cement is all used by measurement, this writer says that there is a lot to be said in favour of retaining the 87*-pound sack.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 22, 1918

Mr. S. F. TOLMIE (Victoria City):

Topic:   ALIEN LABOUR IN CANADA.
Subtopic:   MOTIONS ON ORDER PAPER BY MR.
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