Thomas Inkerman THOMSON

THOMSON, Thomas Inkerman

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Grey North (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 21, 1855
Deceased Date
February 9, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Inkerman_Thomson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f8051ec4-2f57-438e-8d7a-1fdfd459347a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

February 24, 1903 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Grey North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 60)


August 5, 1904

Mr. T. I. THOMSON.

A short time ago the hon. member for Lincoln (Mr. Lancaster) introduced a Bill for the purpose of protecting Canadians who earn their liveli-Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

hood on the great lakes, the masters and mates. The Americans have a law whereby no Canadian can sail an American vessel or hold' the position of master or mate on an American vessel unless he is naturalized as an American citizen. Americans, however, can hold similar positions in Canada while still maintaining American citizenship. I would ask the Minister of Labour if this Bill will protect Canadians of that class in this respect.

Topic:   ALIEN LABOUR IMPORTATION.
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August 5, 1904

Mr. T. I. THOMSON.

That is hardly an answer to the question. Is there anything in this law that will prevent Americans from sailing Canadian vessels as long' as Canadians are excluded from sailing American vessels.

Topic:   ALIEN LABOUR IMPORTATION.
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August 1, 1904

Mr. T. I. THOMSON.

How is he going to collect them ?

Topic:   INSPECTION OF GRAIN.
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August 1, 1904

Mr. T. I. THOMSON.

I think the Minister of Justice should give some explanation. 'This is a very serious charge.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT-AMENDMENT.
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August 1, 1904

Sir. T. I. THOMSON.

I am very glad that the bon. gentleman for South Brant (Mr. Heyd) has given me the opportunity to put this properly before the House. I turn to the sessional papers for 1902-3, volume XXXVII, No. 1, and I find there the statement of sales presented by the Auditor General :

Maple leaf (pure manilla), 17,325 pounds at 10 cents.

Mixed manilla (Monarch)-

6,783 pounds at 101 cents.

12,960 pounds at 101 cents.

12.905 pounds at 10 cents.

220.000 pounds at 5 1-10 cents.

Sisal-

1,358 pounds at 91 cents.

8.000 pounds at 91 cents.

15.905 pounds at 9 cents.

200,065 pounds at 61 cents.

60,025 pounds at 4% cents.

Now, I think that is pretty conclusive proof that the American trust controls the price of binder twine in Canada, and that this has been the case since the duty was removed. And if the trust has charged the people more than is legitimate, what excuse is there for the government 7 the Minister of Justice states, they are selling this twine at a small advance on cost. But I ask what justification is there for selling the great bulk of it for half the price to jobbers at which it is sold to the farmers 7 He has not explained that, and I will give him an opportunity to do so.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT-AMENDMENT.
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