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Month: June 1936

Letter to Mr. Williams – The League for Social Reconstruction

Click here to view the original document (PDF). THE LEAGUE FOR SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION MONTREAL BRANCH 3653 Oxenden Avenue, Montreal, June 30th 1936. Dear Mr. Williams, I have your letter of the 20th, in which you ask me certain constitutional questions. I will deal with them in turn. Question 1. The production of liquor and beer by breweries and distilleries in a province. I think a purely provincial matter, so long as those engaged in production are not supplying an extra-provincial market. In other words, a brewery or distillery which supplies… Read more Letter to Mr. Williams – The League for Social Reconstruction

Letter to MacKay

Click here to view the original document (PDF). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX June 29th 1936 Dear McKay, I have looked over your draft manifesto on Canadian foreign policy. As it stands it seems to me to be a pretty good attempt to do the impossible, viz., to square purse isolationism with the necessity of paying respect to a belief in collective action. Its statement of isolation is clear: Canada will not take part in any aremed conflicts overseas, ever. She will not even support the present League by economic sanctions. Very good. Then… Read more Letter to MacKay

Letter to Scott

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Letter to W. Murdoch Esq.

Click here to view the original document (PDF). xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx June 22nd 1936 W. Murdoch Esq., 211 Booth Building, Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ont. Dear Mr. Murdoch, I have your letter of the 15th. As it does not alter my opinion, I do not see much point in my entering upon a debate with you upon the questions involved. There are one or two points I should like to add to my previous latter, however. You say the Privy Council is not concerned with consequences. Theoretically, of course, it is not, any… Read more Letter to W. Murdoch Esq.

Letter to Mr. Scott

Click here to view the original document (PDF). OFFICE OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION 510 KERR BLOCK REGINA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SASKATCHEWAN June 20th, 1935 Dear Mr. Scott:- Mr. Woodsworth has been kind enough to send me a copy of the suggested program for British Columbia and your comments thereon. They are interesting indeed, and although they do not follow the same as we contemplate in Saskatchewan, there is a certain similarity; There are some direct questions I would like to ask and have answered. The answer is a fairly obvious… Read more Letter to Mr. Scott

Letter to F.R Scott

Click here to view the original document (PDF). R. V. SINCLAIR, K.C. BOOTH BLDG SPARKS STREET June 16th, 1936. OTTAWA, F.R.Scott,Esq., McGill University, Montreal,Que. Dear Mr.Scott:- I have your letter of the 13th instant,which I have read, with interest. Dealing with your first point,the Privy Council is not concerned with consequences. It is there to interpret the law. The mere fact that the Dominion,in l9l7,usurped Provincial rights in a national emergency,does not give the Dominion an unqualified right to continue the encroachment upon Provincial rights. With regard to the recent… Read more Letter to F.R Scott

Letter to C. Grant MacNeil

Click here to view the original document (PDF). June 13th, 1936. C. Grant MacNeil, Esq., M.P. House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Grant, Under separate cover I am forwarding to you the opinion of Mr. Murdoch on the Dominion’s power to impose an income tax, and I enclose therewith copy of my comments on the opinion. I wonder if you would mind forwarding the document and letter to Mr. Murdoch when you have finished with them. Yours sincerely, F.R. Scott. *For rest of document see PDF.

Letter to A.S Trotter

Click here to view the original document (PDF). June 13th, 1936. A.S. Trotter, Esq., 2633 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Dear Mr. Trotter, I have your letter on June 6th. I presume that by now you have seen my letter to Harold Winch, and also the draft programme which we compiled at his sug- gestion. This will round out the ideas that I put in my earlier letter to you. You will note that we are very firm in our opposition to the new monetary ideas. When the Dominion takes over… Read more Letter to A.S Trotter