John BEST

BEST, John

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Dufferin (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 11, 1861
Deceased Date
June 7, 1923
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Best_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e375fe20-c436-4578-9657-d976230c2a5a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 22, 1909 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Dufferin (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 48)


June 3, 1921

Mr. BEST:

If it is a good thing for the Civil Service Commission to hire men and women at $2, $3 or $4 a day, why not give them power to appoint the deputy ministers? If it is a good thing in one case, surely it would be in the other.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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June 1, 1921

Mr. BEST:

I cannot understand why lion, members living in other parts of the Dominion than Ontario should find fault with the people of Ontario for looking after their share of the $20,000,000: This is question 11:

What is the mileage of provincial highways in the county of Wentworth and the estimated cost of same?

The answer is:

The provincial department reports that the mileage of provincial highways in the county of Wentworth is 64 miles. The estimated cost is $2,654,640. The estimated cost of the mileage under agreement under the Canada Highways Act is $8^,126.

I do not know whether that mileage is all approved or not, but I know from what I have seen in the commissioner's office that part of that is approved. We want to know, if this has been approved, whether the money is being properly spent. The estimated cost is $2,654,640. The estimated cost per mile under agreement in accordance with the Canada Highways Act is $887,126. If that is all approved, the one county of Wentworth gets one-sixth of all the money that is coming to the province of Ontario from this Dominion. There are 52 counties in Ontario. Is it fair to the rest of Ontario that the county of Wentworth should get one-sixth of the total amount? I think the people of Ontario will give the hon. member for Wentworth great credit in that, while he lives in that county, he is willing to see that the other counties receive fair play. I do not think hon. members would be doing justice to Ontario if they tried to stop the hon. member from putting a fair and honest statement before the people.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 31, 1921

Mr. BEST:

Some one is smiling behind

you.

Topic:   LAKE OF THE WOODS AND OTHER WATERS
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May 31, 1921

Mr. BEST:

You are tackling the big

corporations now.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 31, 1921

Mr. BEST:

He has them all now.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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