John Alexander (1883-1945) MACDONALD

MACDONALD, The Hon. John Alexander (1883-1945), M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
January 3, 1883
Deceased Date
June 11, 1945
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Macdonald_(Nova_Scotia_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c838192a-4657-4b91-a1b7-3a009c93343f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
March 2, 1932 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 9 of 9)


January 25, 1926

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Mr. Speaker, for the infor-

. Nova Scotia Miners

mation of the House I will read this telegram just received from one of the citizens of Glace Bay:

Banked coal order from Thornton to relieve distress, allocated 20,000 goes to mainland-

That is, the mainland of Nova Scotia and not the distressed area.

-where there is no distress. 66,000 to be taken from bank already at steel works, Sydney-

That coal is already banked at Sydney and will give no employment to anyone working there.

-where it was put down before order was given. 33,000 to come from Caledonia and New Aberdeen. Latter gets a total of 4 days' work from to-day. To April 10 over a thousand families must live on 4 days' net earnings for 58 days. Caledonia gets 2 days' work a week. Relief order does not mean one extra dollar to distress; district committee does not know if Besco or railway is to blame. Ask you to question latter.

I suppose that means to question the Railway department.

Situation getting worse daily.

This is signed Stuart McCawley, one of the citizens' committee.

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January 25, 1926

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Might I ask the hon. member for

North Winnipeg (Mr. Heaps) who on this side of the House made that statement?

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January 25, 1926

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask-

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