William Garland MCQUARRIE

MCQUARRIE, William Garland, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
New Westminster (British Columbia)
Birth Date
July 26, 1876
Deceased Date
May 30, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Garland_McQuarrie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=16dc5348-21c1-425b-aab3-26e16d448fdb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  New Westminster (British Columbia)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  New Westminster (British Columbia)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  New Westminster (British Columbia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  New Westminster (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 314 of 314)


May 11, 1918

Mr. McQUARRIE:

I would suggest that the word " may " in the first line of this section be struck out and the word " shall " substituted. I think it only right that civil servants should be entitled, as a matter of right, to eighteen days' vacation as provided in this section, that it should not be left to the deputy head to decide whether or not an employee shall get his holiday. In my constituency it has been brought to my notice that there are employees in the public service who have received no holidays whatever for some years, and I have been requested to bring this matter to the attention of the House and to point out that there has been an injustice in some cases.

I suggest that the minister consider the advisability of making this section mandatory instead of permissive.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT.
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May 11, 1918

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Why is it not possible to arrange holidays for employees of the Outside Service as well as for those of the Inside Service?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT.
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March 26, 1918

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE ( New Westminster) :

As representing one of the constituencies of the Pacific coast, I support the Bill. Although we have not had daylight saving in British Columbia, the matter has been discussed a great deal. The late Col. Hart McHarg-whom, no doubt, a number of the members of this House knew-who went over with the first contingent, and gave up his life to the cause of the Empire, was largely instrumental in bringing the matter before the different organizations, such as boards of trade, and so forth. I think I can safely say that all those organizations passed resolutions in favour of the Bill, and I know that in my constituency, which is a farming community to a certain extent-perhaps the best farming district in the whole of British Columbia- there is absolutely no objection to the Bill. Other organizations are also favourable to it. The Minister of Trade and Commerce stated the case in favour of the Bill so well that I do not care to add anything further, except to say that in our constituency we are very much in favour of it, and were very much disappointed last year when it was dropped.

Topic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING.
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