Malcolm MCLEAN

MCLEAN, Malcolm

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Melfort (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
January 6, 1883
Deceased Date
May 17, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_McLean_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f748183f-ae06-44a3-9d1a-5802d8e25ea3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Melfort (Saskatchewan)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Melfort (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Melfort (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 227)


May 24, 1939

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

I would not likj to answer that question categorically. My impression is that a few have been retired for inefficiency, but it is not an easy matter to retire men or women for inefficiency after years of service, if no superannuation is available to them or if the superannuation is so small that it would be of no value. So your committee thought it would be well to make this recommendation.

I have taken more time, Mr. Speaker, than I thought would be necessary in order to offer these interpretative remarks in regard to some of the more important phases of the report. I move that the report be concurred in.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT-CONCURRENCE IN THIRD AND FINAL REPORT
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May 23, 1939

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

Yes, or books

even more sacred than Hansard. I can imagine the difficulty there would be and the blame that would be attached to the Postmaster General. On the other hand one can imagine the reaction there would be if the Postmaster General, either himself or through his officials, opened and inspected letters addressed to private citizens, for instance during a general election campaign. I do not think any of my hon. friends opposite would accuse the Postmaster General (Mr. McLarty) of anything of that kind. But it would not be hard to imagine that I, for instance, might complain of one of my hon. friends opposite if he were Postmaster General-for example, my good friend from Toronto, over there, if it were suspected that while he was Postmaster General he or his censors opened my letters. There would be that constant state of fear, suspicion, discontent and hatred, with the result that we would find other ways of sending messages, other ways which would be irritating and expensive, and would not be of much value.

At the same time we would be increasing that bad and poisonous effect, of which I spoke earlier, of allowing ourselves to be overly afraid. My hon. friends know well that every time the toxic germs of fear course through our veins we weaken and lessen our effectiveness.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE SENDING THROUGH THE MAILS OF COMMUNISTIC LITERATURE
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May 23, 1939

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

Good work!

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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May 23, 1939

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

My hon. friend said that there was no money available in France. How then could the government collect it by taxation?

Topic:   LOAN OF S750,000,000 TO MEET LOANS OR OBLIGATIONS, TO PURCHASE UNMATURED SECURITIES AND FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
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May 23, 1939

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

Oh, the last

thing in the world of which I would accuse the hon. member for Davenport would have been anything like that. He and I are on common ground there. And we meet on another ground, because we share a common ancestral home where the brew was a good deal stronger than beer. Possibly he and I are on common grounds again, because we knew that while our capacity for consumption must be limited to the day time or part of the evening, the capacity of the distilleries was never less than twenty-four hours a day, and we did not enter into competition with them.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE SENDING THROUGH THE MAILS OF COMMUNISTIC LITERATURE
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