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 3 of 48)


May 28, 1921

Mr. BEST:

You want it to look like the Dublin Court House?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INQUIRY AS TO ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. BEST:

I am speaking about the price. Does the hon. gentleman want the price down?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. BEST:

Did the hon. member ask a question? Did he ask me to stand up? I certainly do say that I am in favour of high-priced farm products.

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Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. JOHN BEST (Dufferin) :

I heartily agree with the views of my hon. friend from Frontenac. Like that hon. gentleman I opposed this Bill on a former occasion, and the reasons for doing so at that time were not as good as the reasons for opposing it to-day. On the former occasion I pointed out that other articles that were protected were just as high in price as butter. I am a protectionist, a moderate protectionist, and I believe the farmers of Canada have just as good a right to protection as other classes have. The argument has been advanced that the poor man and the poor woman in the past could not afford to buy butter. The statement probably was true, I am not disputing it, but if you are going to remove the protection from butter why not do it also in the case of the

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boots and clothing that the poor man and the poor woman wear?

Some hon. MEMBERS : Hear, hear.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. BEST:

Will my hon. friend-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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