George Perry GRAHAM

GRAHAM, The Right Hon. George Perry, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Essex South (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 31, 1859
Deceased Date
January 1, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Perry_Graham
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d37caeac-e2c8-4010-a406-bd6c910d1265&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, journalist

Parliamentary Career

September 18, 1907 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Brockville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (August 30, 1907 - October 6, 1911)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Brockville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (August 30, 1907 - October 6, 1911)
February 22, 1912 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Renfrew South (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of the Naval Service (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of National Defence (January 1, 1923 - April 27, 1923)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of the Naval Service (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of National Defence (January 1, 1923 - April 27, 1923)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
December 20, 1926 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (February 20, 1926 - April 6, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 2725)


June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

The Canadian National

Railways are working under a statute passed by parliament, and the Minister of Railways has no authority except his good influence in the matter of advice.

Topic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

My right hon. friend says "imagination.'' We have had enough imagination. I am going to stick to facts. The ex-Minister of Finance (Sir Henry Drayton) made a statement that, I think, cannot be borne out by the evidence, that is that there had not been any attempt on the part of this House to change the mind of the Senate on any essentials.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   HOME BANK DEPOSITORS
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

I would very much like to see it carried out, and I have told the railway company I would like to see them give rates whereby this experiment could be carried out. I cannot go any further than that,

Topic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

The managers of the

upper house told us quite frankly as regards the amounts and terms of payment that they would make no change and, if a change was made, the Senate would defeat the bill. Under those circumstances, the managers from the House of Commons, having the preamble deleted by the consent of the Senate, having the words " in straitened circumstances " added as causes for paymen' of demands over $500, secured for the depositors the sure payment of the amounts named in the bill as now to be accepted. Otherwise the depositors of the Home Bank would not have got one farthing.

Home Bank

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   HOME BANK DEPOSITORS
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

I am afraid my hon.

friend is breaking his promise to me that I would get a hearing. As a matter of fact, the managers of the conference representing the House of Commons urged upon the managers representing the upper house the advisability of raising the amount, of making $1,000 the minimum to be paid in full instead of $500. They urged upon that conference the wisdom of including churches, societies and unions in the class that was to be paid in full; but they were told very frankly by the managers from the Senate with no suggestion of ill temper, that those terms and amounts of payment could not be changed, or the Senate would not carry the bill. Therefore, the managers from the House of Commons were up against this proposition-it was that or nothing as regards the depositors. What were the managers to do? If the ex-Minister of Finance had been there and he had acted as he talked to-night, the ill-fated depositors of the Home Bank would not have got a farthing.

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