Andrew BRODER

BRODER, The Hon. Andrew, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Dundas (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 16, 1845
Deceased Date
January 4, 1918
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Broder
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a9a07775-2146-42b3-aa62-6541588c9dd9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Dundas (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Dundas (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Dundas (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Dundas (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Dundas (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 74)


March 9, 1914

Mr. BRODER:

Would it not be well to cover the ground of finding out why the present law is not enforced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROHIBITION OF CIGARETTES.
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March 9, 1914

Mr. A. BRODER (Dundas) moved:

That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient to provide that no person, by himself, his agent or otherwise, shall manufacture, sell

or give away any cigarettes, cigarette papers or wrappers, or any substitute therefor, or shall be in any way concerned in such manufacture, sale or distribution, or authorize or permit the same; that no cigarettes, cigarette papers or wrappers shall be imported into Canada or entered for consumption therein, and that all cigarettes, cigarette papers or wrappers intended as such shall be subject to seizure by any officer of Customs or Inland Revenue, and that they, with the packages in which they are contained, shall be disposed of under regulations made by the Governor in Council; that penalties shall be imposed for the contravention of this Act, and the prosecution for any such penalty or punishment may be brought and prosecuted under the provisions of part xv of the Criminal Code relating to summary conviction.

He said: The subject matter of this

resolution has had the attention of a good many people and of a good many countries for the last few years. It may be considered by some to be a very drastic proposal; but the reasons for its stringent provisions, to my mind, arise from the fact that nearly all the provinces have had laws proposing to deal in part with this question, and so far they have been very ineffective. It is difficult to say for what reason the provincial laws limiting the use of cigarettes by youths up to different ages, in some provinces 16, in some 15, in some as high as 18, have been ineffective, but the evil effects of cigarette smoking by young boys or youths under twenty are very well known throughout this country.

There is no principle so dear to the Britisher as that of personal liberty, but the question has come to this, whether on the part of the strong there should not be some sacrifice in the interest of the weak. I am quite aware that a good many reasonably fair minded men cannot go as far in their judgment as this resolution proposes to go.

We know that if one thing should be considered more carefully than another not only in this House but by every right thinking citizen it is the careful guarding of our citizenship. In view of the injury that is so apparently done throughout the whole country by the use of cigarettes, it is a question bow far this question of cigarette smoking should be curtailed by the goodwill and common sense of the people.

I do not wish to deal at great length with the question as to whether cigarettes hurt the young or the old, or this class or that; but I wish first to point out the appalling increase in the use of cigarettes in Canada and in other countries as well. Go into the United States and you will find that fifty years ago, so far as any records that can be found are concerned, the first

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROHIBITION OF CIGARETTES.
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February 17, 1914

Mr. BRODER:

That you represent.

Topic:   BRANTFORD PUBLIC BUILDING.
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February 10, 1914

Mr. BRODER:

Is the hon. gentleman

finding fault with anything that dropped from the heavens?

Topic:   THE DUTY ON BASIC SLAG.
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February 5, 1914

Mr. BRODER:

Was it a public execution?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
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