William THOBURN

THOBURN, William

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Lanark North (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 14, 1847
Deceased Date
January 23, 1928
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thoburn_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e6ff10cd-b633-4ffa-baba-3be20ae91f85&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
woollens manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Lanark North (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Lanark North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 26)


September 17, 1917

Mr. THOBURN:

It might have been

night dresses. That is acknowledged by the respondent. Take the other occasion when they went to this house, the insurance building. What do they go to the insurance building in the middle of the night, in the middle of the month of I bruary for? An umbrella! In that building, behind locked doors according to the evidence- will you tell me what a man and a woman were doing in that building in the middle of the night, behind locked doors, looking for an umbrella? Consult the meteorological records for that month and you will find that on the very night they were there for the umbrella it was several degrees below zero. It is not necessary for me to go any further. Everything I have said is borne out by the evidence as printed, and if time would permit I would quote evidence to supp 'rt every statement I have made.

Motion agreed to and House went into committee on the Bill, Mr. Rainville in the Chair.

Topic:   GORDON DIVORCE BILL NOT REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE.
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September 14, 1917

Mr. THOBURN:

I was paired with the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. McCrea). Otherwise I would have voted for the motion.

Topic:   WAR-TIME ELECTIONS ACT.
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR APPLICATION OF RULE 17B ON THIRD READING OF BILL CARRIED.
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September 10, 1917

Mr. THOBURN:

I was paired with the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. McCrea). Had I voted, I would have voted for the motion.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Sir George Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce) for the second reading of Bill 133, The War-Time Elections Act.

Topic:   WAR TIME ELECTIONS ACT.
Subtopic:   MOTION FOE APPLICATION OF HULE 17B ON SECOND READING OF BILL
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September 7, 1917

Mr. THOBURN:

Under the circumstances could not the matter stand without its being referred back to the committee?

Topic:   W98 COMMONS
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September 7, 1917

Mr. WILLIAM THOBURN (North Lanark) :

For the information of the member for South Renfrew (Mr. Graham), I may say that the reason given by the Senate Committee for not having the evidence published-it is, perhaps, the first time in the history of that committee that the evidence in a case of this kind has not been published-was that they thought that the evidence was of such a nature that it should not be sent broadcast over this Dominion. The evidence is now being printed, and it is expected that it will be in the boxes of all members of the House to-morrow morning.

Topic:   W98 COMMONS
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