Donald Alexander MACKINNON

MACKINNON, The Hon. Donald Alexander, K.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
February 21, 1863
Deceased Date
April 19, 1928
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Alexander_MacKinnon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a7e51c0d-8966-4959-a4a4-78a3f3a64fa7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - February 11, 1901
LIB
  East Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
March 20, 1901 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  East Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 13)


August 9, 1904

Mr. MACKINNON.

I would like to ask the minister whether the Marconi wireless system is used on these steamers, whether U is a success, and whether the minister intends to extend it throughout Canada ?

Topic:   CANADIAN HORSES-IMPERIAL CON. NECTION.
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August 3, 1904

Mr. MACKINNON.

I can explain that to the hon. gentleman. Vernon Harbour is on the main line and is the name of a settlement ; Vernon River Bridge is the name of the village. The spur goes over the main line to the village, three or four miles.

Prince Edward Island Railway-new station at Alberton (revote $985) $2,500.

Topic:   SUPPLY-REVIEW OF FINANCIAL
Subtopic:   M. EMMERSON.
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June 20, 1904

Mr. MACKINNON.

Topic:   PROHIBITION OF CIGARETTES.
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June 20, 1904

Mr. MACKINNON.

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Justice. When the question of the liquor Bills came up before parliament and was referred to the Privy Council the question of jurisdiction was at issue. I would like to ask the minister whether the Dominion parliament can prohibit the sale of cigarettes. I understand the provincial parliaments have passed the prohibition laws, and I would like him to explain whether the prohibition of the sale of cigarettes comes within the jurisdiction of the provincial parliament or of the Dominion parliament.

Topic:   PROHIBITION OF CIGARETTES.
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June 17, 1904

Mr. MACKINNON.

Will the hon. gentleman allow me to correct him. I have the statute here, and it says :

A statement shall be laid before both Houses of parliament of the mode in which it is proposed to distribute the grant in the ensuing year and the assent of parliament should be obtained thereto.

That can be done any time during the session. The point my hon. friends raised was as to this statement being laid before parliament within the first twenty days of the-session. The hon. gentleman is wrong on that point. What the statute says with reference to the twenty days is :

A statement shall be laid berore both Houses of parliament within the first twenty days of the next session, of the mode in which the said grant shall have been expended, together with all copies of all Orders in Council relating to such grant and expenditure.

That part of the section refers to what has been expended during the past year, and that is complied with by the presenta^ tion of the departmental report which was within the twenty days I presume. The statement as to the ensuing year can be laid before parliament if any hon. member asks for it at any time during the session, and not within twenty days of the opening.

Mr. LEFURGEY; I submit that that d'oes not conflict in any way with miy contention. The statute to which the hon. member for Queen's referred was passed, I believe, in 1886. The statute to which I referred was the firslt Statute. It was passed in 1882, and required that the principle upon which the bounties were to be paid for the ensuing year was to be brought forward by Order in Council, and placed on the table within twenty days after the meeting of parliament. It was not the intention that the detailed statement should be placed before parliament, because that could not come until the number of the fishermen employed and the number of fish caught were known. At the present time we are entitled to call on the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to place on the table a statement of the method by which he intends the bounties of 1904 to be distributed. This is the reason I am bringing up the plea at this time. I am glad that the Finance Minister supports me in the view that the lobster fishermen should receive a portion of the bounty, and, as the Order in Council has not yet been brought down,

I trust that they will be included in the bounty for the present year.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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