William Manley GERMAN

GERMAN, William Manley, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Welland (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 26, 1851
Deceased Date
March 31, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Manley_German
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=511d8a61-1106-4b86-a494-9cfa7e47f4f6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

March 5, 1891 - April 5, 1892
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 246)


June 23, 1924

1. Are any members of the Senate of Canada shareholders in the Canadian Pacific Railway Company?

2. If so, what are the names of such Senators?

3. How many shares of stock of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company stand in the name of each of such Senators ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY-SHARES HELD BY SENATORS
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June 9, 1924

Mr. W. M. GERMAN (Welland):

I draw

the attention of the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Graham) and the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Stewart) to a report in the

Consular Privileges

Toronto Globe of last Friday of a speech made by Sir Adam Beck at Prescott, Ontario, as follows:

Sir Adam announced to-night amid loud applause that at an interview in Ottawa to-day with Hon. George P. Graham, Minister of Railways and Canals and Hon. Charles Stewart, Minister of the Interior, these two ministers conceded to him on behalf of the federal government the full rights of Ontario as to the use of its water-power without litigation.

Will the hon. minister tell me if they made a statement of that kind or to that effect, or if they stated anything that would lead Sir Adam Beck to infer that the government would hand over the waters of the St. Lawrence river to the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario?

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): Sir Adam Beck, as

we all know, is an optimist on the question of the supply of power for the province of Ontario. He certainly is mistaken as to my making any suggestion along the lines indicated in his speech. I would have no authority to make such a statement, and as it is altogether a legal matter, I would not have the knowledge requisite to warrant me in making such a statement.

Topic:   WATER-POWERS OF ONTARIO
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June 9, 1924

Mr. GERMAN:

Has the Minister of the Interior any answer to make?

Topic:   WATER-POWERS OF ONTARIO
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June 3, 1924

Mr. GERMAN:

I would like to call to the attention of the minister the claim made on behalf of the Chicago Drainage Commission in connection with the arguments at Washington regarding this water diversion. It was suggested that Canadians were taking more water from lake Erie for electrical power purposes than they were entitled to take under the treaty arrangements between the two countries, and the fact was instanced that the Cataract Power Company, which is developing electrical power at Decew Falls and taking water for the purpose of electrical development at the Welland canal, was drawing from lake Erie water in excess of what Canada was entitled to take under the treaty arrangements. I think it will be well for the minister to emphasize the fact that the Cataract Power Company is not taking one gallon of water from lake Erie beyond what would be taken for the purposes of navigation of the Welland canal. The Cataract Power Company is taking simply surplus water, water which would not be used for the purposes of navigation even if they did not take it. There is a large volume of water in lake Erie from the summit level of the Welland canal to the brow of the mountain which is about fourteen miles from lake Erie where the locks begin. The Cataract Power Company is taking simply the surplus water which is not required beyond that fourteen mile limit for the purposes of navigation of the canal. The same quantity of water would be flowing through the canal even though the Cataract Power Company was not using the water at all. Therefore, the argument of those who maintain that Chicago is entitled, based on that suggestion, to 10,000 cubic feet per second, is absolutely erroneous and the minister should emphasize that, so far as he can, in the discussions that are taking place.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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June 3, 1924

Mr. GERMAN:

Mr. Chairman, I wish

to associate myself most emphatically with every word that has been uttered by the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Meighen) in regard to this matter. Those of us who live on the water transportation routes appreciate the fact that the lowering of the water level by a few inches means, not thousands, but millions of dollars extra in the cost of transportation; and we know that the water levels of all the Great Lakes are being lowered by reason of this diversion.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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