John Graham HAGGART

HAGGART, The Hon. John Graham, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Lanark South (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 14, 1836
Deceased Date
March 13, 1913
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Graham_Haggart
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0161da2d-c63a-468c-a51e-070c1f9ee40f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
mill owner

Parliamentary Career

October 12, 1872 - January 2, 1874
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
January 22, 1874 - August 16, 1878
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
September 17, 1878 - May 18, 1882
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (August 6, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
August 15, 1888 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (August 6, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (August 6, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
  • Postmaster General (June 16, 1891 - January 10, 1892)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (January 11, 1892 - November 24, 1892)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (December 5, 1892 - December 12, 1894)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (December 21, 1894 - January 5, 1896)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (January 15, 1896 - April 27, 1896)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Lanark South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1116)


March 1, 1912

Mr. HAGGART.

Would the hon. gentleman (Mr. Lemieux), give us a specimen of this partisanship?

Topic:   SUPPLY-NEWS SERVICE TO MAGDALEN ISLANDS.
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July 25, 1911

Mr. HAGGART. (Lanark).

I was very anxious to get the information, and 1 have already shown that my colleague had secured possession of it. Livery one in London knew about it and knew of the position taken by the right hon. gentleman who represented Canada in the matter. It was public knowledge in London, yet fourteen days after that we have no information on the subject presented to this House.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
Subtopic:   COMMOWS
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July 25, 1911

Mr. HAGGART (Lanark).

The question now before the House is one of importance. The right hon. Prime Minister was appointed to go to the Imperial Conference as the representative of Canada, and tile House adjourned for the very purpose of allowing him to go. His first duty on returning here was to give a full report of the proceedings. He says it has not been printed. Well, it ought to have been printed. The precis was printed from day to day and every newspaper in London knew what was going on every day. And, at the end of the conference it was complete. I heard reports about what action the right hon. gentleman had taken in the conference, and i wanted to be fully informed upon the subject. 1 spoke to Mr. Foster about it and he told me he had a copy of the precis. I 'asked him where he got it. He said, ' I am entitled to it -as a privy councillor, an-d I went and got it.' He was in possession of it on the 11th July. It is now the 25th of July, and we have no information before the House on this subject. That is a ridiculous position. But it is the same as in many other things, this parliament is completely ignored by the government. Surely, it is a matter that concerns Canada more than anything else-the arrangements made by the government of this Dominion in reference to imperial matters. It is no excuse for the right hon, gentleman to say that the report has not been printed in London. He ought to have seen that it was printed. But had he made inquiries ne would have known that it was printed and at the disposal of every newspaper in London. The right hon. gentleman shakes bis head

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
Subtopic:   COMMOWS
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July 25, 1911

Mr. HAGGART (Lanark).

Is the right hon. gentleman certain about tnat?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.
Subtopic:   COMMOWS
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May 18, 1911

Mr. HAGGAET (Lanark).

It seems to me absolutely necessary that the commission should decide whether damages have been incurred or not. But if the commission decide that there are damages, I think it is not going much further to give thenj power to decide the amount of the damages. I do not know whether these arbitrations are final

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED
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