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 3 of 136)


March 11, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

So far the forestry department have conducted no experiments along the line indicated. It may be that certain experiments have been carried on at the tree stations at Indian Head or Sutherland in Saskatchewan, but as those two stations are now administered by the Department of Agriculture I am unable to speak as to the results. The Department of the Interior has not carried on any experiments of the kind mentioned.

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March 11, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

I am unable to state

whether any saving of money has been made. This change took place I think in 1931. The Department of Agriculture have I believe an experimental farm in that area, and as the activities of the forestry branch of the department were greatly curtailed owing to the transfer of the natural resources, when it was necessary to curtail the personnel and the activities of that branch of the Department of the Interior it was decided after fully canvassing the situation that these two stations could with advantage to the public interest be transferred to the Department of Agriculture. I believe they have been carried on since that time without any lessening of the activities or services to the people of western Canada.

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March 11, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

It is true that following

the transfer of the resources to the western provinces in 1930 the activities which had been carried on in the Department of the Interior came under review, and it fell to my lot to scrutinize carefully every activity which might be continued by the department. It is true, as the hon. member has stated, that certain employees of these stations received notice that their services might be terminated as of a certain day, but not all the employees of those two stations were so notified. I may say quite frankly that it never was definitely decided that those stations should be closed, but rather that all services were studied in order to ascertain those that should continue to be performed by the Department of the Interior, having regard to the public interest, and what services should be performed by the provinces.

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March 11, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

Yes, last season under the Department of National Defence certain camps were in operation on that road. There are none at the present time, I understand. The work which they were doing consisted in putting that portion of the road constructed by the province into fairly passable shape, clearing out landslides and doing a certain amount of grading. The work on the eastern leg was carried on under the Public Works Construction Act.

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March 11, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

The eastern leg, that is the leg for which the dominion government is responsible, could, if funds were made available, be completed this year; but the western leg, which is a responsibility of the province of British Columbia, would it is estimated take practically two years to complete, that is if all' the available crews which could advantageously be used were employed.

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