John Alexander (1874-1948) MACDONALD

MACDONALD, The Hon. John Alexander (1874-1948), P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Kings (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
April 12, 1874
Deceased Date
November 15, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Macdonald_(Prince_Edward_Island_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=616922c5-dc75-48e4-a764-c4133dc949b3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (July 13, 1926 - September 25, 1926)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (August 7, 1930 - August 13, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 52)


May 26, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

Whether rural or urban.

Topic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, ETC.-CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON MOTION FOR SECOND READING
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

With

regard to the argument that the manufacture of armaments should be given to workmen of the idle shops of the Canadian National Railways, I can see no reason whatsoever why those workingmen should receive any more consideration than the workingmen of closed factories in Brantford and many other cities of this dominion.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

There are many plants in Canada, I am sure, which have equipment just as good as the equipment in the shops of the Canadian National Railways. If any orders for armaments are being given, the closed factories in the city of Brantford should receive just as much consideration as the idle shops of the Canadian National Railways.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

While I sympathize to a certain extent with the views expressed by the leader of the opposition and other members on the other side of the house, nevertheless I do know that considerable military equipment is made in Canada, especially woollen military cloth, which is made in Brantford. Very good tartans are now being made in Brantford and other parts of Canada, and being a Scotsman I do not like to have to pay a duty on kilts.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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May 16, 1939

Mr. MACDONALD (Brantford):

Regarding the statement that $30,000,000 would build plants and arsenals, I can hardly imagine that amount would build sufficient plant to turn out any quantity of armaments or any variety of guns. Other nations have been in this business much longer than we have. Great Britain, for example, is manufacturing a tremendous quantity of armaments and munitions. They are not being manufactured in government-owned arsenals-

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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