Thomas CANTLEY

CANTLEY, Col. The Hon. Thomas, Hon. LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Pictou (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
April 19, 1857
Deceased Date
February 24, 1945
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cantley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f2367d93-a0b4-4bd8-97d0-75bd0f7da9e6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 287 of 288)


January 25, 1926

Mr. CANTLEY:

I do not know anything

of the kind, and neither does my hon. friend I do know, however, that Sir Henry Thornton could make a contract for coal to-morrow if he wanted to. An attempt has been made during the past two weeks to have such a contract made, but without success. My hon. friend might assist.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 25, 1926

Mr. CANTLEY:

I thought possibly the hon. gentleman wanted the information, and I could give it to him. Might I speak on a question of privilege?

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA COAL MINERS
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January 25, 1926

Mr. CANTLEY:

Mr. Speaker, I made no such assertion. Anyone who knows me and who knows the province of Nova Scotia must be aware that I have been opposing Besco since Besco came into being.

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January 25, 1926

Mr. CANTLEY:

Mr. Speaker, there seems to be some misapprehension, and I take it that the hon. gentleman who has just spoken really desires information. When the British Empire Steel Corporation was formed, it embraced in the province of Nova Scotia, the Dominion Coal Company, the Dominion Steel Company, the Scotia Company-or the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, to give its full name

and two subsidiaries of the last named company, the Acadia Coal Company and the Eastern Car Company. I have been a director of the Scotia Company for twenty-five years and I am proud of it; I have been associated with it for forty years. I never became a director of Besco. I am not now, and never intend to be. The reason these corporations are kept in existence is that there are underlying securities of all three corporations which could not be wiped off except by paying a premium, and to get sufficient money to replace the securities, the bonds and debentures would have meant a cost of $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 at least.

For that reason Besco has continued the independent corporate existence of these different companies. I have remained on the board partially because I wanted to have an opportunity of watching what our friends the Besco were doing with these corporations in which I have had a vital interest for a long time. Beyond that I have no interest whatever in them, and as I said before I have no connection with the Besco corporation as such. I have been asked to join the Besco board on several occasions, and have declined. I hope I have made myself perfectly clear.

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January 25, 1926

Mr. CANTLEY:

Would the hon. gentleman like to have the information now?

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