John Alexander (1883-1945) MACDONALD

MACDONALD, The Hon. John Alexander (1883-1945), M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Conservative (1867-1942)
Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
January 3, 1883
Deceased Date
June 11, 1945

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
March 2, 1932 - August 14, 1935
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 9)

May 29, 1930

1. Is the ship Connestoga now owned by the government ?

2. If so, from whom was she purchased?

3. What price was paid for the ship, and what amount has been expended on her for repairs, alterations, etc?

4. What is her speed, and is such speed as represented when ship purchased?

5. What is the present condition of the ship and how many days has she been in actual service since purchase?

6. What was the date of purchase?

7. Is the ship Vigilant owned or hired by the government?

8. If purchased, what was purchase price?

9. How much has the ship cost the department so far, for hires, repairs, etc?

10. How many days was the ship on patrol service outside harbours during year?

11. What is the demonstrated speed of the boat, and is it equal to speed represented?

12. What is the coal consumption of this ship oni maximum speed for 24 hours?

13. Who recommended this boat and has she proven equal to service required?

14. Does the government own the boat


15. What has been her cost in purchase price, repairs, etc?

18. Has she proven suitable for coastal service under all weather conditions?

17. Does the government own the boat Bay-hound?

18. If so, from whom was she purchased, price paid, and amount spent on repairs, etc?

19. Does the government own the boat

Preventor ?

20. If so, what purchase price was paid, and what amount has been spent on repairs, etc?

21. Has the boat proved suitable for coastal service, or has she suffered damage while so engaged ?

22. Were any of the crew injured in such service, and what were their names?

23. Have original plans of this boat been changed, and does she differ from the above named Fleur-De-Lis?

24. Is it a fact that this boat was unable to make the passage from Louisburg to Sydney, on a day when the motor boat Stumble In made such passage?

25. What is gross amount expended on this ship to date, and how many days has she been in service at sea?

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May 28, 1930

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

I was paired with the hon. member for St. Boniface (Mr. Howden). Had I voted I would have voted for the amendment.

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May 22, 1930

1. How many tenders were received by the Post Office Department regarding mail contract, Grand A use to Arichat?

2. What are the names of the respective tenderers?

3. What was the amount of each tender?

4. What are the securities of the successful tenderer ?

5. Why was the old contractor, Nicholas Poirier, not given a chance to renew his contract?

6. Were the tenders closed on January 17th, and the contracts not awarded until March 20th?

7. If so, what was the reason of the delay?

8. Will the government table all correspondence, letters, telegrams, etc., in reference to the

above contract?

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May 21, 1930

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond West-Cape Breton):

For a copy of all letters, telegrams or other correspondence between the federal government and that of province of Quebec regarding unemployment.

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May 9, 1930

Mr. J. A. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Digby-Annapolis (Mr. Short), that the Clerk of the House be instructed to delete my name from the vote recorded at page 133 of the votes and proceedings. I have already announced to the house that I was not present when this vote was taken.

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