William Antrobus GRIESBACH

GRIESBACH, The Hon. William Antrobus, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Edmonton West (Alberta)
Birth Date
January 3, 1878
Deceased Date
January 21, 1945
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Antrobus_Griesbach
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f157f275-1255-46c8-82b0-b0a17fb78c35&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - September 14, 1921
UNION
  Edmonton West (Alberta)
September 15, 1921 - October 4, 1921
CON
  Edmonton West (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 26)


May 7, 1921

Mr. GRIESBACH:

The Dominion statistics give only, as a matter of policy I believe, the racial descent of the individual. I give the figures as furnished to me by the Chief Statistician. I will now read the figures of immigration for each of the years in the following decade, from 1911 to 1920. In this case the number of immigrants from the United States each year is shown:

British United Other Tear Isles States Countries Totals1911.. . . 123,013 121,451 66,620 311,0841912.. .. 128,121 133,710 82,406 354,2371913.. . . 150,542 139,009 112,881 402,4321914. . . . 142,622 107,530 134,726 384,8781915.. . . 43,276 59,779 41,734 144,7891916.. . . 8,664 36,937 2,936 48,5371917.. .. 8,282 61,389 5,703 75,3741918. . . . 3,178 71,314 4,582 79,0741919. . . . 9,914 40,715 7,073 57,7021920.. . . 59,603 49,656 8,077 117,336687,215 821,490 466,738 1,975,443The totals show: British immigration

687,215; foreign immigration 1,288,228; total, 1,975,443 or 32 per cent British and 68 per cent foreign. Contrasting these figures with those of the previous decade, which showed a falling off in the numbers of persons of British and French descent and a substantial increase in the number of persons of foreign descent, it is reasonable to assume that the census of 1921 will disolose that there has been a still further falling off of the British element in this country with a very substantial increase of the foreign element.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 4, 1921

Mr. GRIESBACH:

In connection with the acquisition of railways by the Government of Canada since January 1, 1912, by what amount has each of the several provinces been relieved of liability with respect to the said railways, by the action of the Government of Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PROVINCIAL LIABILITIES
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May 3, 1921

Mr. GRIESBACH:

Is this legislation reciprocal, or are we protecting these migratory birds in order that people in some other country may kill them?

Topic:   THE MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT AMENDMENT
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April 29, 1921

Mr. GRIESBACH:

There is not an organization, whether commercial, industrial, or agricultural, that has not a staff to lead and direct its operations. The leader

of the American Federation of Labour is a high-salaried man, and I was reading the other day that the leader of the Boilermakers' Union gets $15,000 a year. The Great War Veterans' Association has a staff that is almost as highly paid as a military staff; and the Manufacturers' Association has a staff which is also very well paid. There is not a body of men in the country, I repeat, that has not a highly paid staff of men carefully selected to direct its operations. If I were asked to say what items should be wiped out, I would leave the item of staff to the last. Because you can raise an army of men in six months, you can get officers in two years, and commanding officers in five years, but you cannot get a staff under twenty years. When the hon. gentleman, who does not know the strength of the staff in his district, proposes that that staff should be reduced because it is too numerous, I think we have a fair intimation of just what he does know, and we can properly appraise the advice which he proffers.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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April 29, 1921

Mr. GRIESBACH:

We are not training for war now, it is a peace training we are providing for.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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