George Gibson COOTE

COOTE, George Gibson

Personal Data

Party
United Farmers of Alberta
Constituency
Macleod (Alberta)
Birth Date
August 18, 1880
Deceased Date
November 24, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gibson_Coote
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=717ab1d6-e8dc-480c-aba9-4552f242369a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, bank manager, farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Macleod (Alberta)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
PRO
  Macleod (Alberta)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
UFA
  Macleod (Alberta)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
UFA
  Macleod (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 661 of 662)


April 27, 1922

Mr. COOTE:

While the minister is looking for an answer to that question I am prompted by the remarks of the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Forke) to say that I live a distance of sixty-five miles from the Blood reserve. The information that came to me emanated from a great many white people residing in the vicinity of that reserve, and I felt it my duty to bring the matter up as the Indians themselves are asking for an impartial investigation. I was very pleased to hear the minister say that he hopes to visit these reserves. If he will do that I am sure it will give great pleasure to the people who have been agitating in this matter. I would also like to say with respect to what my hon. friend from Brandon has said, that in talking with a former missionary on the Blood reserve he stated that the treatment which the Indians had received not only from their agents but from some white people living in the vicinity, was enough to make Bolshevists out of them. Under all the circumstances I hope that an impartial investigation will be held into the conditions which exist on that reserve with a view to seeing if the matter cannot be cleared up to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF PREMIER NORRIS
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April 27, 1922

Mr. COOTE:

Yes.

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Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF PREMIER NORRIS
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April 27, 1922

Mr. COOTE:

Is the Indian school at Dunbow open now, and if so how many pupils are in attendance?

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Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF PREMIER NORRIS
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April 26, 1922

1. What was the number of chartered banks in Canada in each of the years 1901, 1911 and 1921?

1. What was the number of chartered banks banks in each of the above years.

3. What was the total reserve fund of these banks in each of the above years?

4. What was the total amount of savings deposits in each of these years?

5. What was the total amount of deposits on current account in each of these years?

6. What was the largest amount of loans in Canada in each of these years?

7. What was the largest amount of loans outside of Canada in each of these years?

8. What was the largest amount of gold held by these banks in each of the above years?

9. What was th$ total value of bank premises as of 31 December in each of these years?

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Subtopic:   CHARTERED BANKS
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April 21, 1922

Mr. COOTE:

I might return to the subject of the aerial patrol at High river. This is an important matter, which, i understand, comes under the Department of the Interior. It is possible that the service is furnished by the Air Board. I am not very familiar with the details, but I want to impress on the Minister of the Interior, and perhaps more forcibly upon the committee, the importance of the work at that particular station. They patrol the forest reserve, in, I think, the Clearwater, the Bow river and the Crow's Nest districts. The Crow's Nest and Bow river areas are particularly in need of this patrol, for irrigation projects in southern Alberta are already under way which will take practically all the available waters from the rivers in that territory, and the head waters of those rivers are all located in the forest reserves. Now, if those forest areas are allowed to be burnt over, it is questionable whether the rivers will then supply sufficient water at the proper season of the year for irrigation purposes, and the Government has already invested considerable money in surveys for these irrigation projects. For that reason I would impress upon the committee the necessity of continuing the aerial forest patrol at High River station. Last yeqr the service located fifty-one fires, which were all extinguished without doing any considerable damage, with the exception of one fire which started in British Columbia and had gained headway before it was visible to the patrol. In case this is not under the minister's department, and not included in the estimates under discussion, I would specially plead with him that he use his influence with the Air Board to see that the service at this particular station is not discontinued, because it serves a dual purpose in the preserva-

tion of the timber and of the water supply for the irrigation system in southern Alberta.

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