John Alexander Macdonald ARMSTRONG

ARMSTRONG, John Alexander Macdonald

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
York North (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 19, 1877
Deceased Date
February 2, 1926
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Macdonald_Armstrong
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f2402ada-71b3-4f08-a6a9-fb1e906c90ec&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
conveyancer, real estate agent

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  York North (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  York North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 3)


May 5, 1920

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

I will drop it under

the circumstances.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   PROPOSED GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION OF STEAMSHIP COMPANIES.
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May 5, 1920

Mr. J. A. ARMSTRONG (Lambton):

May I ask if the Acting Prime Minister is prepared to accept* this resolution?

Topic:   PROPOSED GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION OF STEAMSHIP COMPANIES.
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May 5, 1920

Mr. ARMSTRONG (Lambton):

That, in the opinion of this House, the recommendations set forth in the final report of the Royal Commission on the Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of certain portions of His Majesty's Dominions, and presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, in March, 1917, showing that it is not desirable that the operations of the steamship companies carrying passengers and freight between the Dominion of Canada and the United Kingdom should remain longer without some measure of Government supervision, should be given effect; and that this Government should take immediate steps to assist the Imperial Government in bringing about Government control of the ocean carriers doing business (or. from time to time, doing business) between ports in the United Kingdom and ports in the Dominion of Canada, and that a permanent commission representing all parts of the Empire be established, which shall be invested with wide powers relative to transportation on the high seas ; 3uch powers, as far as possible, to be similar or analogous to those which have been conferred in Canada and in other Dominions upon permanent commissioners charged with the suocrvision and control o? railway and steamship rates and their methods and conditions of operation.

Topic:   PROPOSED GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION OF STEAMSHIP COMPANIES.
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April 8, 1920

Mr. J. A. M. ARMSTRONG:

This section reads [DOT]

Any person who, before or during any election, for the purpose of affecting the return of any candidate at such election, makes or publishes any false statement.

Who is to determine that he makes a false statement? Anybody may make a statement during an election, though he may have no interest whatever in the election. (I do not see that section 14 is worth anything; in my judgment, it might as well be struck out.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   192U
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September 16, 1919

Mr. J. A. M. ARMSTRONG (North York):

I should like to ask the Minister of Militia, in view of the fact that his attention was drawn some two days ago to :a report emanating from Woodstock, Ontario, and crediting to a Mr. McMillan, of Seaforth, at a U.F.O. picnic at Lakeside, the statement that something like 30,000 names had been added to the pay lists overseas at a cost of some $30,000,000 to the Canadian people, what action, if any, his department has taken, or what action, if any, his department or the Government intends to take with a view ito giving this Mr. McMillan an opportunity of proving the truth of his statement, or in the'absence of that truth being produced, of making Mr. McMillan publicly retract what, to my mind, is a very serious charge against 'the administration of this department.

Major-General MEWBURN (Minister of Militia and Defence): My attention was called to the article in question, and the hon. member for Victoria (Sir Sam Hughes) also brought the matter up in the House on Tuesday. I have no personal knowledge of the matter, but I purpose calling on Mr. McMillan to give me w'hat information he has so that an investigation may take place. If he is not prepared to substantiate his statements, the matter will have to be dealt with in the proper way.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORGE.
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