George Burpee JONES

JONES, The Hon. George Burpee, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Royal (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
January 9, 1866
Deceased Date
April 27, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Burpee_Jones
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b9fb0d72-3610-42f4-991a-66ed1ca6b876&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business executive, merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Labour (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
June 27, 1932 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
December 11, 1942 - August 14, 1935
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 22)


May 2, 1929

Mr. JONES:

No, you referred to Mr. Ward and I corrected you. Mr. Harmer was iu an automobile accident as well.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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May 2, 1929

Mr. JONES:

Yesterday the Postmaster

General made a statement in regard to the returning officers. I did not intend to mention this, but it does not do to let the hon. gentleman away with all these wild statements. One would think he was in some back district in the province of New Brunswick addressing an audience when he spoke in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon. He said that the Tory party had dismissed every returning officer in the last election. I want to point out to the Postmaster General that that statement is absolutely false, because three, if not four or five in the province from which he comes, New Brunswick, were returning officers under his own government in the previous election. I leave the matter as it is at present before the committee, and I think it has been proven absolutely by many cases that the Postmaster General is not fitted for the position he occupies at the present time.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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May 2, 1929

Mr. JONES:

Mr. Chairman, I do not think that I would be doing my duty if I allowed this vote to pass without commenting on many of the statements which were made yesterday by the Postmaster General (Mr. Veniot) in defence of his department. It would -take at least two hours to make out the full case and spread it on Hansard. The Postmaster General said that he would deal with a certain number of postmasterships as they came under the Civil Service Aict. He dealt with Haiwkedbury, Alexandria, New Glasgow, Brigden, St. Boniface, Brussels, East St. John, Oliver, Norton, and one or two others. If the Postmaster General made similar misrepresentations with reference to all the other post offices as he did concerning Norton then his argument falls very flat and there is not one word of truth in the utterances of the hon. gentleman with regard to Norton.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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May 1, 1929

Mr. JONES:

It was another returned

soldier by the name of Harmer.

Topic:   SUPPLY-ADMINISTRATION OF POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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April 23, 1929

Mr. JONES:

It is only a matter of form;

they could be got together in a few minutes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SIMCOE POSTMASTERSHIP
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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