James Ewen MATTHEWS

MATTHEWS, James Ewen

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Brandon (Manitoba)
Birth Date
August 17, 1869
Deceased Date
November 24, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ewen_Matthews
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1843efa3-f3ae-41d8-a3eb-e1938a2fd457&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance agent, journalist, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 14, 1938 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Brandon (Manitoba)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Brandon (Manitoba)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Brandon (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Brandon (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 17)


April 26, 1948

Mr. J. E. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

Mr. Speaker, my remarks will be brief, as they generally are. I shall not refer to any particular sections in the bill, and shall not do more than in a general way express my approval of this important legislation which will redound to the further advantage and further protection of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

I join with all other loyal and law-abiding Canadians in paying respect to this police force, a respect shared not only by the people of Canada but by many thousands in other nations of the world. These men perform their duties midst greater dangers than most of us realize. I know for a fact that often they are ferreting out crimes when most of us are at home and are comfortable, probably asleep. No matter what dangers they have to confront, it can always be said that the mounted police acquit themselves like men.

I believe that in late years they have been successful in doing their work with a greater degree of smoothness and a lesser degree of irritation than was the case some years ago. The hon. member for Macleod (Mr. Hansell) referred to their work among the young people, and their addresses to groups in the different communities. I know a little about that, and it- is my belief that the results have been far-reaching in creating better understanding between these officers of the law and ordinary citizens.

It is not necessary for me to speak at length; but one of the previous speakers suggested that, while a number of anomalies in the act have been remedied, some still remain. I would add to his remarks that every reasonable step should be taken to remove any anomalies which, he suggests, remain in the act. I am in favour of anything within reason that would redound to the advantage of the force.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Subtopic:   CONTRIBUTORY SUPERANNUATION SCHEME-COMPENSATION FOR INJURY SUSTAINED IN COURSE OF DUTY
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March 3, 1948

Mr. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

I have

received the information asked for, and the question may be dropped.

Topic:   CARBERRY, MAN., AIRPORT-GOODS IN STORES
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March 3, 1948

1. How many investigations in respect of family allowances were conducted by public or private agencies since the 1st April, 1947?

2. What was the cost of investigations conducted in respect of family allowances by public or private agencies since the 1st April, 1947?

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
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March 3, 1948

1. What goods are in stores at the airport at Carberry, Manitoba?

2. Have all or any part of these goods been declared surplus?

3. If not, when approximately will they be so declared?

Topic:   CARBERRY, MAN., AIRPORT-GOODS IN STORES
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December 18, 1947

Mr. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

Has the government taken any steps to recognize the courage and skill shown by members of the Canadian Army and of the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed at the joint air training school at Rivers, Manitoba, who, under circumstances of extreme peril effected the gallant rescue of Canon Turner, a missionary in the arctic regions who met with a very serious accident?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * RESCUE OF CANON TURNER-RIVERS, MAN., ARMY AND AIR FORCE STAFF
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