Edward Walter NESBITT

NESBITT, Edward Walter

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Oxford North (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 23, 1859
Deceased Date
August 28, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Walter_Nesbitt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fec8fb76-539a-4343-9bea-79ced68f163b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance agent, real estate agent

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Oxford North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 522)


June 2, 1921

Mr. NESBITT:

Very likely, and you

may be sure that if you have to buy your goods "right", you will have to pay that.

Topic:   CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT
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June 2, 1921

Mr. NESBITT:

I-confess that I do not know very much about law; but after listening to the observations of different members who have spoken on this subject. I certainly do not think that we, as a Parliament, should anticipate the decision of a court once a case has been taken to that court. I do not know what this law intends to cover. If the proclamation is wrong, surely the sentence should cease at the proclamation. Apparently, it goes on and intends to cover anything, on the earth or under the earth or on the sea, that might happen under the Act.

Topic:   CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT1
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June 2, 1921

Mr. NESBITT:

Little drops of water.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS I
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June 2, 1921

Mr. NESBITT:

I would like to point out that a clause providing for anything in the nature of old age insurance would involve greater cost. As to the question of disability, a man who is totally disabled can draw his insurance in instalments.

Topic:   RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE ACT
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June 2, 1921

Mr. NESBITT:

There were three of us.

I have found both the Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment Board and the Pension Board very generous in sizing up all these cases. We find that sometimes a man's trouble gets worse, and when his case is reviewed the board always grants a pension if it comes within the Act. As a matter of fact, we do give the Pension Board liberty under certain circumstances to use their discretion, but the committee, ever since 1916, have been averse to allowing the Pension Board to have too much discretion, and have drawn the Act as well as they possibly could to cover every conceivable case. I can only repeat that I have found the Pension Board and the Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment very generous in all cases, and if they have erred at all they have erred in sympathy with the applicant.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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