John Wesley BRIEN

BRIEN, John Wesley, M.D.

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Essex South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 3)


April 26, 1920

Mr. BRIEN:

This .subclause 1 of clause 5A deals in its latter part with the amount

of the license fee to be charged, and it staJtes that the fee shall not exceed the sum of $25 for any license that may he granted under the Act. The question of the amount of that fee is one that will be affected by the further amendment which it is proposed to make under the notice contained in Friday's Hansard. Under the law a manufacturer who is manufacturing preparations containing less than the quantity of scheduled drugs permitted under the proposed amendment will, under the Act, be liable to pay a fee up to $25; but under the provisions of the exception contained in the further proposed amendment, .a retail druggist may manufacture his own remedies containing the 'permitted quantities of scheduled drugs, and as the Act now reads he would be liable to pay the same license fee as the manufacturer. Surely, a retail druggist who may manufacture a very limited number and quantity of his own remedies should not be liable to pay as large ia fee as a manufacturer who manufactures many lines and in very large quantities. The matter, of course, is, under the provisions of the clause as it reads now, within the discretion of the minister. All that the clause does is to limit the amount of the fee Ito $25. The suggestion, however, is that there should be one fee and that there would be no difference between the case of a manufacturer and that of a retail druggist. What is the intention of the department with reference to the license fee?

Topic:   OPIUM AND DRUG ACT AMENDMENT.
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November 4, 1919

Mr. J. W. BRIEN (Essex South):

I concur in the remarks that have been made by those who have spoken before me. I was not approached by any one and I did not know that I was on the committee until the (personnel of the committee had been announced.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-STATEMENT BY MR.
Subtopic:   MIDDLEBRO.
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June 25, 1919

Mr. JOHN WESLEY BRIEN (South Essex):

Mr. Speaker, before going into Supply, I wish to bring before the House a matter of very great importance to the constituency which I have the honour of representing, and to the country generally. I refer to the removal of sand and gravel by American and Canadian companies from the west end of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Pelee island and Point Pelee, which is causing extreme erosion oi the shores of the island and also the point, carrying away the natural protection and threatening the destruction of both the island and the point. Notwithstanding that petitions from the municipality and from private parties have been sent in to the Government during a period extending back over four or five years, yet this nuisance is going on unabated.

In the first place let me give some idea of the location of this island and this point. Pelee island is not only the most southern point of South Essex, but also the southernmost point of the Dominion of Canada, situated about thirty miles southeast of

the mouth of the Detroit river and about sixteen miles from the mainland of Canada. Formed in the course of ages by a small upheaval of rock and by the rich alluvial deposits brought down by the swirling waters of the Great Lakes as they turn their course eastward towards the Gulf oi St. Lawrence, it is one of the few places in Canada which can boast of prehistoric habitation. In ancient days the Mound Builders reared on it their structures foi defence, for memorials to their dead, and for worship. It is now the peaceful abode of eight hundred patriotic and loyal British subjects. It has an area of sixteen square miles and consists of about ten thousand acres of the most fertile soil in the Dominion of Canada, of which 9,800 acres are under cultivation. For many years it was renowned for its great harvest of grapes and the excellent native wine produced from them. It is now particularly noted for its enormous crops of fall wheat, corn and tobacco. The excise revenue collected on tobacco from Pelee island alone amounts to over $100,000 per annum.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EROSION OF PELEE ISLAND AND POINT PELEE.
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June 25, 1919

Mr. BRIEN:

I just wish to ask this

question-

Topic:   SUPPLY-EROSION OF PELEE ISLAND AND POINT PELEE.
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June 25, 1919

Mr. BRIEN:

I would like to have that consent, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EROSION OF PELEE ISLAND AND POINT PELEE.
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