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 7 of 155)


April 19, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

Politics are not allowed in the Canadian armed forces.

Continuing:

I speak with intimate knowledge when I say that if the public was aware of the tremendous overlapping of effort, and the consequent inefficiency, and of the appalling inter-service jealousies and rivalries for status, they would rise as one and demand immediate unification and at a much faster clip than is now planned.

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

Mr. Prud'homme:

I very seldom rise to speak in the house and hon. members opposite have told me so. With your permission, I shall come back to this whole problem. As far as I am concerned, it is part of the same operation.

Those statements, Mr. Chairman, are those of retired senior officers. They know very well what they are talking about and they definitely support unification. Their number increases constantly.

As for members of the opposition, at a certain time, and even today, I count seven of them-which shows the extraordinary opposition they have raised against this matter which, according to them, will destroy our traditions-I count one, two, three, four, five and even nine of them in the house. Monday night last, April 3, there were only five. That is no doubt an indication of their conviction.

Wing Commander Yellowlees certainly put his finger on it when he said, and I quote the Calgary-Herald of December 10, 1966:

For months now Canadians have been watching military traditionalists arguing against unification. The dispute unfortunately, has been shamefully distorted by emotion, blatant politics and jowlshaking demagoguery.

This is written by a man called Yellowlees -not Lee.

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

Mr. Prud'homme:

Mr. Chairman, I wish to make a contribution to this debate, because I think it is a most important and most interesting one, and because I cannot understand the stubbornness of the official opposition in fighting this legislation, particularly the stubbornness of the flying squad, if I may call it that, composed mainly of the hon. members for Edmonton-Strathcona (Mr. Nugent), the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. Churchill) and the hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Maclnnis).

One of the arguments of the official opposition against Bill No. C-243, from the start of this debate, has been that all retired top officers oppose the unification of the armed forces.

At the beginning of my remarks I should like to put on the record some of the statements issued by officers who are surely as distinguished as those who are opposed to unification and integration, by high-ranking retired officers who give their unqualified support to unification.

The first is that of Air Vice Marshal Sully, as reproduced by the Canadian Press on November 9, 1966, and I quote:

When so many ex senior officers are bursting into print with emotional opposition to Mr. Hellyer's plans for unification of our defence services, it is time that some of us who support this forward movement spoke up.

As an experienced senior officer and as a businessman,-

And I emphasize "businessman".

-I find it difficult to understand how any rationally-minded man could oppose this excellent move to unification of our defence services.

Topic:   AMALGAMATION OF NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE
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April 11, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

The French people were

there.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   AMALGAMATION OF NAVY, ARMY AND AIR FORCE
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April 11, 1967

Mr. Prud'homme:

It is too bad the hon. member could not have heard General Allard's evidence.

Topic:   SITTING SUSPENDED
Subtopic:   SITTING RESUMED
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