James Lester DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS, James Lester

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
November 29, 1881
Deceased Date
September 30, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lester_Douglas
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bbf601ac-11ae-44b0-8bec-e379540a370a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 57)


March 23, 1944

1. How many cases of canned fish were supplied to the Canadian armed forces in the year 1943?

2. How many cases of each variety,' and at what price per case?

3. What was the total cost of same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-CANNED FISH
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March 20, 1944

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

I do not think it would be wise to drop this discussion now and have the minister go into the general aspect of his department to-morrow after which we would have a general melee made up of both aspects of the programme. One hon. member will be discussing transport and another will be discussing munitions and supply. I suggest that we should let item No. 1, radio services, stand and then take up the other items. That would leave the leader of the opposition or whoever else is to speak for the official opposition an opportunity to come back to item No. 1. I think it would be better to discuss the other items and get them approved rather than to mix up civil aviation and munitions and supply.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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March 20, 1944

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

Will the

government pay all or any part of the transportation expenses of these men, to enable them to return home to do farm work? If a man has to go from one end of Canada to the other he cannot earn enough in two months to compensate him for the journey.

Mr. MACDONALD [DOT] (Halifax): There is

provision in the order with respect to transportation. The soldier must pay his own transportation.

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING OF FARM SPRING LEAVE, 1944
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March 20, 1944

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

I would ask

the parliamentary assistant if the department will give consideration to making some contribution toward the cost of transportation of men who are a long distance from home. Otherwise this may not be of much value in many cases.

Canadian Army Routine Orders No. 3456

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING OF FARM SPRING LEAVE, 1944
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March 20, 1944

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

It is the part of transport that has been transferred to the Department of Munitions and Supply.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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