George Ernest Lawson MACKINNON

MACKINNON, George Ernest Lawson, M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
National Government
Constituency
Kootenay East (British Columbia)
Birth Date
December 12, 1879
Deceased Date
October 25, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_MacKinnon_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=738468d1-467a-4d42-bbd7-9ef961db0e91&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Kootenay East (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 7)


August 12, 1944

Mr. MacKINNON (Kootenay East):

I understood that the work was being done by the Dominion Water and Power Bureau. That is why I asked the question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. MacKINNON (Kootenay East):

I understand that preliminary studies and surveys of the Columbia river watershed are being made by the Dominion Water and Power Bureau. Would the minister tell us just what is being done and what sections of the Columbia river are being studied?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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August 12, 1944

Mr. MacKINNON (Kootenay East):

Since the source of the Columbia and the first two hundred miles of its length are in East Kootenay, and a considerable portion of the remainder of the Canadian part of the river is in West Kootenay, I wonder if the Prime Minister could give us a little more detailed information with regard' to these preliminary studies and surveys in connection with the Columbia river watershed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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May 29, 1944

Mr. G. E. L. MacKINNON (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, it is not often that I rise to say anything in this house, but I would like to endorse what has already been said regarding the plight of the fruit growers in British Columbia. It is thirty-five years since I first went into the district of Kootenay, and in that time I have watched the Creston fruit area develop from a small handful of people to a population of five or six thousand. In those years I have listened to many harrowing tales of people who sold fruit as fine as any that ever grew out of doors and got nothing for it in return, and then had to dig down to pay for their boxes and crates. In the last few years conditions have

Strawberries-Prices in British Columbia

possibly been a little better. But the war has changed conditions again. Labour shortages and increased costs have put the producers in a position at least approaching the plight in w'hich they were a few years ago.

With regard to the date line of June 17 I wish to make this point. You can get on the train at Vancouver in what might be classed as summer weather and in twenty-four hours you are in the interior in the fag end of *winter; therefore I do not believe it is possible to set a date line that can be fairly applied to all districts in British Columbia. If June 17 is fair for the coast, it is certainly not fair for the interior. On Friday I had a telegram from the Creston district stating that mo berries would be ready for shipment on June 17.

In regard to the price, it was objected that $2.88 for a 24-pint crate is too small. They stated that it was questionable whether at that rate this crop would be picked, and certainly there would not be a crop next year.

I suggest that conditions of season and climate in British Columbia be taken into consideration. If June 17 is a fair date for the lower mainland and Vancouver island it is perfectly all right with me, but a later date should be set for the up-country fruit growers. Whatever date is agreed on for the lower mainland, I suggest that a date at least two weeks later be set for the interior.

Topic:   STRAWBERRIES
Subtopic:   PRICES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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July 19, 1943

1. When was the open permit system first adopted under the national selective service regulations, and why?

_ 2. How many of such open permits have been issued since the system was first put into effect?

3. Is a record kept of each open permit when issued and when returned?

4. If so, how many of such permits have been returned to date?

5. What steps have been taken to check up on those to whom open permits have been issued and which have not been returned?

Topic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-LABOUR SUPPLY BRANCH
Subtopic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-OPEN PERMIT SYSTEM
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