Alistair McLeod STEWART

STEWART, Alistair McLeod, C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 2, 1905
Deceased Date
April 3, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Stewart
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c10e3486-b954-4a50-b28f-1e4e6b0b944d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 224 of 228)


November 2, 1945

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

I take it that is given outright; it is not a loan.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (.ARMY)
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October 29, 1945

1. How many chartered accountants were employed by the taxation division of the Department of National Revenue at January 1. 1939?

2. How many chartered accountants have been engaged by this division since first of January 1939, to 30th September, 1945?

3. How many chartered accountants have left this division during that time?

4. How many chartered accountants were employed in the auditor general's office at

* January 1, 1939?

5. How many chartered accountants have been engaged since 1st January, 1939, to 30th September, 1945?

6. How many chartered accountants have left this division during that time?

Questions as Orders for Returns

Topic:   CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS-NATIONAL REVENUE AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE
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October 29, 1945

1. Did the management of R.E.L. pay money, in the shape of salaries or other grants, to one or more employees of R.E.L. for the time taken while they were in the United States visiting Corning Glass company, preparatory to employment with a company in Canada?

2. If so, who authorized these payments?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RESEARCH ENTERPRISES LIMITED-CORNING GLASS COMPANY
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October 29, 1945

Mr. ALISTAIR STEWART (Winnipeg North):

May I direct a question to the Minister of National Defence for Air, of which he has received notice. In view of the serious housing shortage in Winnipeg, and the numbers of people without homes, will the government permit the use of air force huts as emergency shelters, as requested by groups in the city.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG-USE OF AIR FORCE HUTS AS EMERGENCY SHELTERS
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October 29, 1945

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

I

should like to shift the emphasis a little into the future. We assume that the estimates which have been presented to us are in line with our commitments or possible commitments to the united nations. Obviously we cannot defend ourselves alone. Our best hope of defence is in cooperation with other countries collectively; and yet I think it is equally obvious that we may not be able to defend ourselves at all with armies and with navies. We may hope that we can control technology, but that is merely a protestation of faith. Faith without good works is not of very much use to us.

On August. 6 our entire conception of military strategy was revolutionized. We then found out that armies could be wiped out and navies obliterated, because the scientist and the technician are now supreme.

The basic principles of strategy by which we fought for two thousand years went up in the smoke of Hiroshima, and I think not only our armies but our navies also are perhaps outmoded. The same may also be true of our air force. We are told that the atomic bomb is an experiment. Well, it was quite an experiment, if what we are told is true, that two hundred of those bombs have the power of devastation of two million tons of bombs such as we have known before. I say that our air force may be outmoded because the bomb

Demobilization-Army

may conceivably be used as a rocket projectile ; and as the months and perhaps the years go by, greater skill will be foundi to direct that projectile with much greater accuracy. Obviously then to-day as far as defence goes we are in the hands of the scientist, and I should like to know what the minister is doing in this field. What is being done by the Department of National Defence to encourage the scientist? From the point of view of defence I think it would be a better investment to have two thousand scientists employed than ten times that number of men in the armed forces. What is being done to keep these men in Canada and to use them for the defence of Canada?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (ARMY)
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