George Matheson MURRAY

MURRAY, George Matheson

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Cariboo (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 91)


May 9, 1953

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

Mr. Chairman, it will be a good change to turn from old age and old age security and all that sort of thing to something that has to do with the youth in our country. I think this money is probably being better spent than is any other tax money. But I understand that the physical training program, during the recent chaotic political conditions out in British Columbia, has been put aside and that British Columbia therefore will not want any part of the amount which comes under this head.

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May 9, 1953

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

Well, the Grande Prairie building is something that has been accomplished. A magnificent building was built there.

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May 9, 1953

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

I think the information is well known in British Columbia, namely that the fine physical training program that was launched there many years ago by George M. Weir and under the direction of Ian Eisenhardt at its inception, and which received a subsidy from the government of Canada, is being discontinued in the name of saving and thrift, and cutting down the cost of government. I just wanted to know whether that would mean that the department

would withdraw any grants to British Columbia.

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May 9, 1953

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

-of the government of British Columbia.

This is something which is of national interest, because out in that country we have many thousands of young men and women who have received great benefits under this training program. It is my belief that it is better to treat with the youth and build up their health and strength through wholesome training such as that which was initiated in British Columbia than it is to wait and to take care of them later on in life as physically unfit persons who are to receive pensions under the Department of National Health and Welfare for disabilities which could easily be overcome if this physical training plan were carefully administered and carried out. In this connection may I say that I think the minister himself is a splendid example of what physical training can do for a man.

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May 9, 1953

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

It has been publicly announced that it is being discontinued and that those able persons in charge are being discharged from the employment-

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