William SMITH

SMITH, The Hon. William, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Ontario South (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 16, 1847
Deceased Date
January 22, 1931
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Smith_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=790af30c-6f5a-4c27-9611-f1717541e81d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
breeder, farmer, importer

Parliamentary Career

February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Ontario South (Ontario)
February 20, 1892 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Ontario South (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Ontario South (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Ontario South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 14)


July 19, 1917

Mr. SMITH:

I understood that if the locomotive was properly managed and everything was in order, the railway company would not be liable at all.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 19, 1917

Mr. WILLIAM SMITH:

A great many. A farmer will not put up a valuable building to-day near a railway. The mutual companies -are refusing a great many otherwise good risks. I think there is a little in the [DOT]contention of the hon. member for Compton (Mr. Cromwell). I agree that we have to have the railways in the country and that we should deal-fairly with them because we are obligated in many ways to them. But the matter of insurance that my hon. friend the Minister of Customs (Mr. Reid) spoke of is a pretty hard one to deal with. I am connected with an insurance company, and we scarcely ever have a meeting of the board but we have to refuse -a risk which would otherwise be desirable because it is located near a line of railway.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 19, 1917

Mr. SMITH:

I think a good deal more

of the section than I did, in view of that explanation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 19, 1917

Mr. SMITH:

I agree that such a large amount might not always be involved, but there might be cases where $5,000 would not be sufficient to cover the loss. It seems to me that the .amount could reasonably be changed from $5,000 to a considerably larger amount.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 19, 1917

Mr. WILLIAM SMITH:

All those properties -along the railway were there before the roads ran through.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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