George Arthur BRETHEN

BRETHEN, George Arthur

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Peterborough East (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 29, 1877
Deceased Date
January 31, 1968
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Arthur_Brethen
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a82e188f-123e-47fb-bf69-8a759c435394&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Peterborough East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 23)


June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

I believe that in the

rural districts the lists used in the last plebiscite in Ontario were quite accurate, and practically every name was registered, even on the sworn testimony that those whose names appeared were eligible to vote. Some question was raised in the cities owing to the fact, as alleged, that large numbers that required to be registered within the time at the dis-

Elections Act

posal of the officers were not sworn to by anyone. That was not true in the rural districts. I believe that the plebiscite lists there were as accurate as any lists could be in a rural district, and I think they should be accepted as the basis to go on.

Subsection (1) agreed to on division.

On subsection (2)-Printing provincial lists.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT .
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June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

We did not hear the

minister's explanation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

That does not clarify

the situation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

In connection with this question of a pre-audit brought up by the Minister of Finance, I would like to ask if he has given any consideration whatever to a system whereby we might have a reduction somewhat along the lines they are practising in the country to the south of us. It does seem to me, taking everything into consideration, that they are making more headway

there in the matter of economy and reduction of the national debt than we are making in this country. I know they have certain advantages that make their position much easier, but when we take into consideration that they have reduced their national debt by some $4,000,000,000 since the war, with an anticipated reduction in taxation this year of some $400,000,000, and with some of their industrial concerns calling upon President Coolidge to call a halt in this economy campaign because they fear it is hurting sales it does seem to me that we might make more progress than we are doing by the adoption of some different system. I do not believe that under our present system of administering the departments that we are ever going to make very much reduction in our national indebtedness. I would like to draw the attention of the minister to this matter and see whether we could not provide some different method whereby we might make some more noticeable reductions in our national indebtedness.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

In connection with these items, what is the meaning of "public works, chargeable to income?"

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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