Angus MACINNIS

MACINNIS, Angus

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Vancouver Kingsway (British Columbia)
Birth Date
September 2, 1884
Deceased Date
March 3, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_MacInnis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b8094e9f-95f3-46b2-ab3e-9e132f32ed9e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
motorman, unionist

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
IND
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CCF
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
CCF
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Vancouver Kingsway (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1083 of 1083)


March 20, 1931

Mr. MacINNIS:

That will be very

shortly.

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March 20, 1931

Mr. MacINNIS:

Yes, we have to discover the missing link. About a year ago my hon. friend from North Winnipeg (Mr. Heaps) raised in this house the question of unemployment. The debate continued for about a week. One of the sad features of that debate, it seems to me, was the failure of the then leader of the government (Mr. Mackenzie King) to appreciate the economic condition of the country. I have not yet been able to understand his lack of appreciation of the gravity of the situation. I am surprised that a man of his political sagacity failed to see what was apparent to the public generally. The then leader of the opposition, the present Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) was fully alive to the fact, and he made unemployment the major issue in the campaign. Thus for the first time in the history of this Dominion, after the most prosperous period on record, from 1925 to 1929, unemployment

the poverty of the people-became the issue in a federal election campaign. After the change of government the right hon. Prime Minister in fulfilment of the promise be had made, called a special session to end unemployment. Certain measures were enacted at that special session to take care of the immediate situation. That was in September. I wish to point out that the unemployment situation to-day is worse than it was in March, 1930, it is worse than it was

The Address-Mr. Maclnnis

in September, 1930, and yet there is not a word in the speech from the throne of what measures the government propose to take to deal with the situation after the appropriation made at the special session shall have been expended.

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