John EVANS

EVANS, John

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Rosetown (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
June 25, 1867
Deceased Date
January 5, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Evans_(Saskatchewan_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c2394337-f8ed-4555-877d-cc6d79e6700e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
PRO
  Rosetown (Saskatchewan)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
PRO
  Rosetown (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 240)


May 28, 1930

Mr. EVANS:

I rise to a point of order, Mr. Chairman. I should like to know whether this is a free-for-all, or are we excluded from the discussion.

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May 28, 1930

Mr. EVANS:

Mr. Chairman, the unreasonable part of this whole thing is that the government is seeking still further to privilege this concern, after the bonuses, bounties and privileges it has received for the last thirty years. The hon. leader of the opposition and the government should not accuse the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre of being unreasonable in trying to insert in this bill what I consider to be a reasonable condition. I object to giving these concessions and privileges to this company without the imposition of any conditions. I deny the words of the hon. leader of the opposition that this is done in order to provide more jobs in Canada; it is not done for the workingman at all, and never has been done for that purpose. I protest against the whole business.

Amendment negatived.

Section 5 agreed to.

Bill reported.

Mr. DUNNING moved that the bill be now read a third time.

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May 27, 1930

Mr. EVANS:

I did not intend to enter into this debate, but seeing that the house is not disposed to let this measure go through, I will add a word or two. We seem to be enacting over again the old scene which was enacted some thirty years or more ago when these same companies got every concession possible, tariffs, bonuses, and special privileges, to establish an industry down there by the sea. We are no nearer the establishment of a steel industry in Canada to-day than we were when Sir Wilfrid Laurier bonused the Dominion Iron and Steel Company for that very purpose, and our efforts to-day are just as futile as they were then. The tariff has never yet established any industry. There is no industry, according to my friends on the protectionist benches, that is any nearer making its own way to-day than it was forty years ago.

I am sorry that the Prime Minister has thrown out a kind of a challenge to-night to this corner of the house, accusing us of insinuations regarding this tariff question. I have heard before these old promises of having protection extended to other classes. In fact some thirty or more years ago it was a common thing to hear from one end of this Dominion to the other the statement that the workingman was going to get a cosy home and a full dinner pail, and so on; yet after all the billions of dollars that have been spent in the establishment of these industries we are not any nearer that objective than we were thirty years ago, and the conditions of the workingmen in some of our industries cannot be compared with those which prevail in any other country on the northern hemisphere. In fact I believe our workingmen are in a more precarious condition as to their living and employment than the workingmen in England. If we did throw out insinuations, we are in mighty good company. Let me quote from the words of the present leader of the opposition, speaking on this very subject some years ago. He said:

I appeal to every man in this house and say that if he will take the time to read the history of the operations of Mackenzie and Mann from that time till now, he will find nothing but a long trail of parliamentary corruption, of lobbying of degradation of parliamentary institutions, of the lowering of the morale of public life and the degrading of those standards by which public life should be truly measured. Both sides of the house have been to blame. Look to the statute books for the aid that has been given to this company.

Change the name from Mackenzie and Mann to the British Empire Steel Corpora-

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May 23, 1930

Mr. EVANS:

Is it a fact that goods coming in under the British preferential tariff must be 50 per cent of British origin in raw material or work?

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May 23, 1930

Mr. EVANS:

I would like to know how it is interpreted.

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