Samuel Jacob JACKSON

JACKSON, Samuel Jacob

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Selkirk (Manitoba)
Birth Date
February 18, 1848
Deceased Date
May 29, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Jacob_Jackson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c7fe9914-184d-45d4-a0c9-f048b688d6d6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Selkirk (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 39)


July 10, 1908

Mr. S. J. JACKSON.

The farmers claim it would be a great advantage to have a sample market in Winnipeg.

Topic:   MANITOBA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 10, 1908

Mr. S. J. JACKSON.

Every restriction we put on these grants is just lessening the value of the man who gets it. Our experience fi'om 1871 to 1875, when there was plenty of scrip in the market-and at that time anybody could buy it and there was no requirement that he should be a British subject-was that better prices were got than if there had been no restriction. Any restriction Is bound to lower the price to the man who holds the property.

Topic:   BOUNTY TO SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS.
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July 10, 1908

Mr. S. J. JACKSON.

That is what we are doing.

Topic:   MANITOBA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 4, 1908

Mr. S. J. JACKSON.

Certainly not, and I want to give the same privilege to our own people who have gone in there in the early days. We should provide that any man, as soon as he gets his patent, if he likes to sell out, he can go and take a homestead somewhere else. Why should he not? In our part of the country, inside of ten miles from where I reside, we have lost hundreds of farmers who have gone into the Northwest to take up homesteads. True, those men are not lost to Canada but they are lost to our section of the country. They have large families, and they leave because they cannot establish their boys on other land, if my amendment should go through a large number of people would remain in Manitoba who without it will go west to this territory to which the Bill applies, the pre-emption and purchased sections.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 4, 1908

Mr. S. J. JACKSON.

I have an amendment that applies to another part of Manitoba. The amendment to the amendment introduced by the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Sehaffner) applies to the whole of Manitoba. I do not think the introduction of such an amendment as that of the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Sehaffner) is the way to help us out in Manitoba in inducing settlement on the lands of that province. I pointed out when the Bill was under discussion before that we have in the county of Selkirk, in the northeastern portion of Manitoba, a territory that is 200 miles long by 60 miles wide lying alongside the province of Ontario and the territory of Keewatin, and which, I say without fear of successful contradiction, is half rock and half, in pockets, good land. I have been up the Berens river 110 miles to the eastern boundary of the province, and I find that all through there is good

land scattered among the rock-territory a good deal like northern Ontario. Though it is alongside of Lake Winnipeg, and for thirty years there has been means of communication by means of the boats on that lake, we have not settlers in that country except a few along that lake at the mouths of the rivers. I think giving an inducement of 160 acres at $3 an acre would enable us to bring settlers into the province of Manitoba who would otherwise go to the western provinces. The object which the minister has in view of inducing people to go to the semi-arid country by opening up to them 320 acres of land would apply to this portion of our province. The territory in northeastern Manitoba that I have referred to is capable of carrying a large population.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.
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