Thomas Gerow MURPHY

MURPHY, The Hon. Thomas Gerow, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Neepawa (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 29, 1883
Deceased Date
April 7, 1971
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Gerow_Murphy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a806b300-a8b2-447e-8b6a-0a432698daca&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
pharmacist

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Neepawa (Manitoba)
July 28, 1930 - August 6, 1930
CON
  Neepawa (Manitoba)
August 25, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Neepawa (Manitoba)
  • Minister of the Interior (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 135 of 136)


May 14, 1926

Mr. MURPHY:

I think I am absolutely

correct. That may not apply to a certain year" which the hon. member has in mind, but I am sure that the facts have been as I have stated for at least some years. I have in my hand a notice from the Grain Growers' Guide, which says:

Great bargain! Guide subscription rate is now 41 for three years.

The Progressive party have fallen on such hard times in the west that they have had to make bargain rates for the organ which is supposed to represent Progressive opinion.

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make my position clear regarding the fiscal policy of the Conservative party. As I understand it the aim of the Conservative fiscal policy is to manufacture Canadian raw .products in Canada; to stimulate the development of Canadian resources by the Canadian people; to develop industries of the right nature; a policy which will provide employment for Canadian workmen and provide traffic for our railways; a policy which will keep Canadians in Canada and attract other people to our shores; a policy which will accomplish all these results without exploitation of the people and which will restore confidence by placing our tariff on an adequate, scientific, and above all a stable basis. If Canada is always to remain a country of magnificent distances with a sparse population fringing its borders; a nation of producers of primary products, then the policy which aims at free trade is the right one.

But I believe Canada has a greater destiny before her, and that the proper way to make our country as far as possible a self-sufficient nation is lay means of a national protective policy.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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May 12, 1926

Mr. T. G. MURPHY (Neepawa):

Mr. Speaker, in common with other members of the House I awaited with some degree of eagerness the presentation of the budget by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb). The annual budget of Canada has always held more interest for the people than any other matter dealt with by parliament, and of late years that interest has been accentuated in a marked degree by the enormous additions to our national debt and our ever-increasing burden of taxation. While I am unable to congratulate the minister for the reasons advanced by his supporters I feel that I can congratulate him upon his presentation of a difficult subject.

On this subject I desire to make certain observations which I will endeavour to make as concise as possible. As an outcome of the [M,r. Gervais.]

year's business the minister estimates a decrease of debt of $22,353,000. This is very gratifying, but how has the result been attained? On account of economy practised by the government? I am afraid not, as the following comparison will show.

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1925, the total expenditure as shown by the Public Accounts was $340,619,936.48, while for the year 1926 it is $356,590,000, or an increase of $15,970,063.52. I am afraid we cannot give any credit to this government for economy in expenditure. Let us on the other hand compare the revenues for the two years 1925 and 1926. For the year 1925 the total revenue was $352,232,552.97 and for the year 1926, $378,943,000, or an increase of revenue for 1926 of $26,710,447.03. An examination of these figures clearly shows that the reason the government has been able to produce a surplus is because the revenue has increased and not because the government has been * economizing.

I have shown that the government expended in round figures $15,970,000 more in

1926 than in 1925, while for the coming year,. 1927, the estimated expenditure, including $30,000,000 to be advanced to the railways, is $381,871,351, or an estimated increase for

1927 of $25,281,351 over 1926. How any man can say that this government has done anything by reason of its policies to reduce the national debt passes my comprehension, when expenditures are increasing every year and the only reason we have any reduction in debt is because this government has taken more money out of the people of Canada.

I have heard it argued in this House that the government has reduced taxation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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May 12, 1926

Mr. MURPHY:

I received the letter on

April 16 last.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EDITION
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May 12, 1926

Mr. MURPHY:

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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May 12, 1926

Mr. MURPHY:

I do not think the hon.

member will deny that he made a speech before the Canadian Club of Toronto; it is just possible that the Star reporter was present and it is also possible that the hon. member was interviewed by the reporter without being aware of the fact.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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