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 4 of 23)


June 25, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

Has the minister any

details of that?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 24, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

Do they examine the men who enlist to ascertain whether they are physically fit?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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June 12, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

Evidently the demand

for this legislation comes from that type of fair which is not so much agricultural as it is in the nature of a circus. It seems to me that any fair that must depend for fifty per cent or even two-thirds of its finances, as I understood the minister to suggest, upon the turn of a wheel of fortune or upon some game of chance can hardly be called an agricultural institution, and I do not think there is any justification for such a fair. The people of any community who support an agricultural fair only on condition that these entertainments are allowed do not want a fair at all; what they really want is a circus. I am opposed to this legislation. The minister said that it was not possible to carry on a fair without something of this kind. Let me -tell him that I attended a fair in the home town of the Acting Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb) some years ago and found it purely agricultural. And I know that they carried on for a number of years in that way. I have not been there within the past two or three

years and therefore I do not know whether this is still true, but I do know that that fair was a success under those conditions. It was purely agricultural, and there are a great many other fairs in Ontario which have been conducted successfully along the same lines.

I am not in sympathy with any fair which is seventy-five per cent circus and twenty-five per cent agricultural.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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June 12, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

To make my position

clear on this, I move that section 5 be struck out.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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June 12, 1925

Mr. BRETHEN:

This section is in the

nature of class legislation. If this man with the punch board were operating outside the fair ground he would be taken in charge as a criminal, and I do not see why we should make a distinction because he is inside the fair ground.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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