James ARTHURS

ARTHURS, The Hon. Lt. Col. James

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Parry Sound (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 4, 1866
Deceased Date
October 7, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Arthurs
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ffc0d86c-0b49-4d02-97fa-af4c40b96369&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
gentleman, merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Parry Sound (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 296)


March 8, 1935

Mr. ARTHURS:

What about the smaller fellow?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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March 8, 1935

Mr. ARTHURS:

I have been a member

of this house for many years and this is the first session in which this question has arisen during my term in parliament. It has been unanimously agreed in the past that votes in committee, according to the rules, should not be registered. Why therefore should those members who refrain from voting have the privilege of registering their ideas either pro or con? That is not the intention of the rules of this house. That privilege has never before been exercised in this house and I am quite sure that many members, probably including myself, were very glad to take advantage of the rule whereby we could record our vote in committee without being reported in Hansard.

Topic:   S, 1935
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March 8, 1935

Mr. ARTHURS:

And experience since

that time.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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March 6, 1935

Mr. ARTHURS:

I agree with the Minister of Railways that this item is of vast imporance to the people of Canada. We have a large tourist trade, and the hon. member for Muskoka-Ontario, who is unavoidably absent to-day, and I, represent one of the oldest playgrounds in Ontario. People have been coming there for years, and we are in the satisfactory position at the present time of having lost only a very small percentage if any of our ordinary tourist traffic. But there are immense possibilities not only along the Muskoka lakes and Georgian bay and the

famous French river country, but possibilities in vast territories not yet open to tourist traffic. This vote is therefore a move in the right direction. In the past, so far as I am aware, the efforts to secure tourists have been confined largely to the individual resort proprietor and to the railways, with possibly some slight assistance from the provincial governments and from the parks branch of the Interior department. I would suggest to the minister that as far as possible these various efforts should be coordinated. Copies of advertisements issued by his department should be sent to these various agencies I have mentioned, the railways, the resort proprietors and the provincial governments, and they in return should and, I believe, would supply this department with copies of any advertisements they issue. Thus we might coordinate our efforts, saving money and probably covering a good deal more ground. There is another point I would press on the committee and that is the advisability of advertising our own provinces in Canada. Many of us have no doubt been in the province of Quebec and have seen the great scenic beauties there, and I am sure we feel better and have a higher appreciation of that province by having visited it.

The same is true of the west, even the great mountain ranges and the beautiful resources they have there. In like manner many of our people in the west have never visited Ontario and Quebec, and I think there is at present being spent outside Canada a great deal of money that could profitably and wisely be spent by our tourists by staying at home and seeing their own country first. I do not think this will raise any controversy in the republic to the south. For many years advertisements have been published in the United States magazines under the caption: See the United States first, the same thing has been true of various other countries, and there is no reason why we should not encourage that sentiment among our own people and show them the advantage of visiting those parts of Canada which they have not already seen. By this plan there would be kept in Canada money which would be just as useful to this country as money brought here from any foreign land.

I would also point out that in my section in particular we find that a very considerable proportion of those visiting it become property owners. They acquire a small piece of property in that district and build thereon summer residences, some perhaps small, others costing many thousands of dollars. In this way they become almost regular citizens of our

Supply-Railways-Tourists

country, and they give employment to many others such as the caretaker of the cottage, the man who puts in the ice, the man who cuts the wood, the farmer who supplies the vegetables and probably meat during the summer months. This has become a regular traffic in many places giving regular employment during the summer season.

I do not propose to detain the committee further. I would only say that I am entirely in favour of this appropriation, and in doing so I think I am voicing the opinion of ninety per cent of the people of Canada.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND CANALS
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March 5, 1935

Mr. ARTHURS:

Why should this be confined to mortgages in connection with purchase of property? Why should it not apply to all farm mortgages?

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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