Rémi PAUL

PAUL, Rémi, Q.C., B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Berthier--Maskinongé--delanaudière (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 10, 1921
Deceased Date
December 20, 1982
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rémi_Paul
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=01245d17-8749-4393-a294-c31fbd956d8b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Berthier--Maskinongé--delanaudière (Quebec)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Berthier--Maskinongé--delanaudière (Quebec)
  • Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (September 27, 1962 - February 6, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Berthier--Maskinongé--delanaudière (Quebec)
February 18, 1965 - September 8, 1965
IND
  Berthier--Maskinongé--delanaudière (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 155)


April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

This is by the Canadian Press of November 9, 1966.

Topic:   AMALGAMATION OF NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE
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April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

The hon. member for Edmonton West (Mr. Lambert) and the hon. member for Calgary North (Mr. Harkness) have asked for a pause in order to think things over and make sure we are heading in the right direction. But did they stop to think whether it was wise to clamour for the resignation of the chief of staff, General Allard, or to tell him in the house to "shut up"? Did they take the time to check the accuracy of the reports published in the press? Surely not. No more, indeed, than they apologize for the off-hand manner in which they handled this unfortunate affair.

On the other hand, we find on the part of headquarters nothing but sensible and effective planning, checked and double-checked, with the assurance that it is time to go ahead, that we are going in the right direction and that the time to act has come.

Mr. Chairman, I pass over two quotations, because I would like to read the last one. I shall not say-I do not think I will be forced to do it-who said this.

[DOT] (4:50 p.m.)

If you should like to know who made the statement let me read you the last paragraph of my speech. Before doing so I should say that I am not referring to any hon. member of this house. This is the quotation:

Any idiot can go on doing what has been done before, but it takes real courage, intelligence and character to assess the needs of the future, to devise a sound program and carry it into effect. This is particularly true of the armed services, which become merely an expensive luxury unless the process of improvement, modernization, forward thinking, and planning goes on continuously.

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April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

Yes, Mr. Chairman. I still have three minutes so that-

April 19, 1967 COMMONS

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April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

Brandon has a nice

sound. I went there every week end for two summers.

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April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

Air Vice Marshal Sully. [Translation]

Let us listen now to Commodore A. B. Fraser-Harris, who said the following in a telegram he sent to the Canadian Press, probably to Mr. David Macintosh, of whom I should like to speak later:

Heard from abroad the traditionalist uproar against service unification. At a time when enlightened people throughout the world are learning at last that the pigment of human skin is not a mark of quality, local concern over the colour of a uniform or the title of a man appears singularly unimpressive.

And please listen to this:

Let us always be willing to learn from history and be strengthened by tradition but let us never forget that history is made by the actions of men

April 19, 1967

National Defence Act Amendment and that men create tradition and pride of title not vice versa.

Unification of the three services is undoubtedly sound and timely. Let interservice jealousy, personal rivalry and the extravagances of triplication give way to a single, effective and streamlined service in which Canadians can build future history and new tradition in the service of Canada, whether by land, sea, air or space.

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