John Patrick MOLLOY

MOLLOY, The Hon. John Patrick, M.D.V., V.S.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 13, 1873
Deceased Date
March 16, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Patrick_Molloy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a33ce87d-0860-4816-885e-070b32a2126e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, veterinary surgeon

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
October 6, 1925 - October 4, 1921
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 31 of 35)


April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

He did not. He hinted at what he thought had been told by a another man who, he said, occupied a seat in this House, but he did not make a charge. And no man sitting to your left, Mr. Speaker, has dared, since 1896, to make a charge against any hon. member of this government, present or past.

So far as the remarks relating to the Grand Trunk Pacific are concerned, I am sure that I never heard of any Conservative in Manitoba opposing the building of that road. Though they spoke of it as an enormous cost to the people, they were afraid to say-at least they did not say-that they were opposed to the building of the road. They did not care apparently what it cost so long as they could convince the people that they were in sympathy with the building of the road and that the road would be built. And I think that in that they took proper ground. I think that their constituents, whether they ever return them to this House again or not, will appreciate their action in relation to the Transcontinental. There are few men west of the lakes, whether Liberal or Conservative, who will oppose the building of the Transcontinental. Liberals would not be here if they opposed it, and some Conservatives who are here would never have had seats in this House had they dared to oppose, even in the most feeble way, the building of this road.

As regards the remarks oi the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Campbell) regarding the tariff question, I am sorry for him. He is the only one, however, west of the lake who bears the name of Conservative, who dared to get up in his place in this House and say he was a protectionist. He said it out and out, and in a manly way, and I give the member for Dauphin credit for that. But I must say this, that I believe he has made a mistake, and the proof of that will appear when he appeals to his constituents again. But that of course is his own business. I am glad from a party point of view that he made the statement, because I believe it will be his undoing. Personally I am sorry for him. The hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Staples) did not state that he was a protectionist, not yet; nor did the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Schaffner) state that he was a protectionist, although he did move a resolution asking this government to reduce the tariff on implements from 17J to 10 per cent. But the people of Manitoba have a pretty good idea of the stand the Conservative party takes on the tariff. I am free to state the stand I take on the tariff, regardless of who is in power, regardless of the fact that I am a supporter of the Liberal government. I say here that I would not support an in-160S

crease in the tariff. It is wrong from a western point of view. 1 believe the consumer pays the duty, and I believe the consumer west of the lakes has a greater need of a reduction in the tariff than he has of an increase in the tariff, so far as the necessaries of life are concerned. Therefore I will not support any increase in the tariff, I do not care whether a Liberal or a Conservative government is in power.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

The boot is on the wrong foot. If they will do it; but the registration clerks will not do it in the province of Manitoba. I challenge the hon. member to name one instance where a Liberal, in that portion of my county where a Liberal applied, succeeded in getting a Liberal on the list.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

To inquire whether he used his position for his personal enrichment as the premier of Manitoba. The fact remains that this railway refused to carry the produce of the farmers along its line, but consented to do so about a week before the House prorogued. Now, I may be wrong, but I do not think so. I will let my statement go as being correct. As far as the Department of Justice being prostituted in the interest of the Conservative party is concerned, if I may be permitted to do so I will file a statement.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

I will tell what he did, and I will tell everything he did. I have already told what action the department took to punish the crime.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

Under the law, if it was meted out to Liberals, as it should be, as well as to Conservatives, perhaps he could not, but he was in snooks with the Tory registration clerk. Let me tell the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Staples) that the same John W. Parker, with the registration clerk, put on a man not later than last year who was in charge of an elevator nine miles from the seat of registration. Will the hon. gentleman deny that? And I will give him the name of the registration clerk-Mr. Conrad Dausie, of

Jean Baptiste, Manitoba. He came to me and begged for mercy and asked me not to put him to trouble and expense. He said he acted as he did because the man could not afford to lose his time. Therefore he travelled nine miles from the registration booth and put on that man, who had charge of an elevator at a place or near a place called Stanford, nine miles away. If the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Staples) will give an instance in his county, where a registration cleTk consented to drive nine miles out of his way to put on a Liberal, I will give $100 to any hospital in the city of Ottawa or of Manitoba. There is a straight challenge and I am always as good as my word.

I will give it to a hospital in the constituency represented by my hon. friend from Lisgar (Mr. Sharpe).

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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