James Davis TAYLOR

TAYLOR, The Hon. James Davis

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
New Westminster (British Columbia)
Birth Date
September 2, 1863
Deceased Date
May 11, 1941
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Davis_Taylor
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e9235f04-fccf-4629-8a86-566f3100d0ce&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
publisher, reporter

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  New Westminster (British Columbia)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  New Westminster (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 140 of 141)


February 8, 1909

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

Our population is something over 12,000, and our revenue considerably over $20,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 8, 1909

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

I have a statement from the mayor of New Westminster, and I believe it was sent to the department, of an official census, showing the population of New Westminster to be 12,198, and that the revenue is over $20,000 is established by the official reports.

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February 4, 1909

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

As we do not seem to be very busy, and as time is not pressing, I would like to inform the committee of something that did occur at that time. We were discussing at Chilliwack a matter of very pressing importance for British Columbia, the matter of better terms

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February 4, 1909

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

I was just about to remind the hon. gentleman (Mr. Pugslev) of the facts. During the campaign in Chilliwack, the Minister of Inland Revenue (Mr. Templeman), the minister who represents the province of British Columbia, on his responsibility as a minister, and expecting that his statement would be taken as that of an honourable man at par, told the people that if they and others would assist, and if the government were returned to power, a most substantial government building would be constructed in Chilli-

wack. I submit that conditions have not changed since the tenth day of October, when the Minister of Inland Revenue upon the stage of the theatre in Chilliwack, made that promise, and that the government is in honour bound to carry out this pledge, even thdugh the people of that riding did by a very substantial majority return the present member instead of the gentleman put forward by the government of the day.

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February 4, 1909

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

I could suggest a use for this money, which, I think, would be much more in the public interest than building a handsome residence in Ottawa for this already well-treated official. I desire to present the claims of the city of Chilliwack, in the constituency I have the honour to represent. I have been looking through these estimates to see what provision was made for the public building in Chilliwack promised by a minister of the Crown, who has disappeared for the time being, but who did us the honour to visit us during the election. He promised that, if the government was sustained, we should have a handsome public building for post office and customs purposes erected in Chilliwack. Now we are told that an era of economy has set in, and we cannot have the buiiding that was promised. But when we examine the estimates, we find that economy is only in spots, and the high spots struck by this era of economy are those that have the good fortune to be represented by members of the opposition who will stand up for the rights of the people, and that the expenditures to provide the comforts of civilization are centred around the seat of government in Ottawa. As an hon. friend near me remarks, we all had to buck these promises. It is time to register our protest in the most solemn way. I think it is due to this House that we should have some explanation from the government as to why they have gone back in this most heartless manner upon the promise made by their defeated colleague to the people of Chilliwack.

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