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 25 of 26)


February 11, 1909

Mr. THOBURN.

As a Canadian manufacturer I have an important question to ask. By reference to page L-18 of the Auditor General's Report I find that there were 88 hats bought from a Canadian firm at $1 each. Turning to page L-17 of the Auditor General's Report I find that there were six dozen hats bought from Hicks & Son, London, England, at $1.25 each. As a manufacturer of Canada I would like to know if Canadian manufactured hats are not good enough for those penitentiary chaps at Kingston?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NEW STOCK.
Full View Permalink

February 11, 1909

Mr. THOBURN.

It does not say so in the Auditor General's Report. Even if they were, why could not they have been manufactured and purchased in Canada?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NEW STOCK.
Full View Permalink

February 11, 1909

Mr. THOBURN.

At page L-21 there is an item of $2,173 for lumber, which ranges all the way from $20 to $55 a thousand. Will the minister kindly tell us what kind of lumber was bought at $55 a thousand, and was it bought by tender?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NEW STOCK.
Full View Permalink

February 11, 1909

Mr. THOBURN.

At page L-28 I see that Windatt & Co., Winnipeg, supplied 79-7 tons of coal at $9.20. The quality is not specified. Would the hon. gentleman tell us what the quality was and if it was bought by tender?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NEW STOCK.
Full View Permalink

February 11, 1909

Mr. THOBURN.

I find on page L-22 of the Auditor General's Report that the government purchased from T. Prefontaine & Co., Montreal, lumber commencing at $20 and running up to $75 per 1,000 feet. Unless this lumber was made into mahogany chairs or things of that kind, the price seems a fabulous one.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NEW STOCK.
Full View Permalink