William Aurelius CLARKE

CLARKE, William Aurelius

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Wellington North (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 18, 1868
Deceased Date
February 5, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Aurelius_Clarke
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b90fed37-90fb-4ddc-bfc1-44cebf451923&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Wellington North (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Wellington North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2)


May 26, 1921

Mr. CLARKE (Wellington) :

Would this provision interfere with the docking of lambs' tails, an operation which is carried on in the spring on pretty nearly every farm in the country?

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 23, 1919

Mr. M. CLARKE:

How much money does the minister propose to spend?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   GOOD IJOADS.
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May 6, 1919

Mr. W. A. CLARKE:

No.

Topic:   '2122 COMMONS
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May 7, 1918

Mr. CLARKE:

My hon. friends

may laugh, but this fs too serious

a matter to laugh at. We do not blame you very much. You do not get any too much support from your leaders; you do not get any too much support from the hon. member for Maisonneuve (Mr. Le-mieux), who, this afternoon, took occasion to lecture the hon. member for West Toronto (Mr. Hodken). You do not get any too much support from the leader of the Opposition (Sir Wilfrid Laurier). His loyalty is somewhat questionable at times in the opinion of a great many people in Canada, although not 'by many in Quebec, because fye always stands by them, and I give him credit for it. I must give him credit for an expression which he used in this House not long ago on the occasion of the visit of Mr. Balfour. He stated, and I was glad to hear him, that he was much more loyal to the British Empire now than he had been three years ago. We all heard him state that and I must congratulate him upon having made that statement. The question that this Government is confronted with was dealt with by the hon. member for Maisonneuve this afternoon. That hon. gentleman said that the President of the Privy Council (Mr. Rowell) should go back and consult the farmers, and that the Prime Minister should do the same, and find out what their opinion is with regard to war service. I wish to express the hope, and I do it in the kindest possible way, honestly and conscientiously, that this Government will see fit to man every department with the strongest and best men they can glean from the ranks on this side of the (House, because in this crisis in the war we feel that we cannot have too strong a Government. I am surprised that the Prime Minister is able to bear the burden that falls upon him and I realize that he will need all the assistance that this Dominion can provide for him.

Topic:   TWO MILLION FOR DUTIES ON IMPLEMENTS.
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April 6, 1915

Mr. W. A. CLARKE:

As a member of that committee and one who listened carefully to the discussion by counsel representing the parties, and who voted against the Bill, I feel that this proposition is a reflection upon the members of the committee. Some hon. members who have voted against the Bill have gone home and intend to remain. Consequently, if the Bill is referred back, we have no chance to get another expression of opinion by the committee. I think the motion should stand over.

Topic:   CHARLES ISAAC ALEXANDER DIVORCE BILL.
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