Sydney Chilton MEWBURN

MEWBURN, The Hon. Sydney Chilton, P.C., Q.C., C.M.G.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Hamilton East (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 4, 1863
Deceased Date
August 11, 1956
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Chilton_Mewburn
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=03a43e36-d9db-4e99-be91-529783d83478&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (October 12, 1917 - January 15, 1920)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Hamilton East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 15)


June 30, 1926

Mr. MEWBURN:

They have seen the

light.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING FISCAL POLICY ENUNCIATED BY PRIME MINISTER
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June 29, 1926

Mr. MEWBURN:

I was paired with the

hon. member for Quebec South (Mr. Power). Had I voted I would have voted against your ruling, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   CUSTOMS INQUIRY
Subtopic:   REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTED-MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.
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June 21, 1926

Mr. MEWBURN:

The bill1 is practically

the same as the English act.

Topic:   CANADA EVIDENCE ACT AMENDMENT
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May 19, 1926

Mr. MEWBURN:

I believe, Sir, that a great saving of the time of the House could be accomplished in that way. Departmental officers when their estimates were up could be called before that special committee. To me it has always been absurd when a minister of the crown was being asked all sorts of questions, some pertinent, others not, on matters affecting his department-which in many cases he could not be expected to know-to see his deputy, who naturally is familiar with the affairs of his department, compelled to whisper the information to his minister, who repeated it to the House, his deputy not being allowed to give the information direct. I believe in many departments of the government we would get more information and save a great deal of the time of the House if the estimates were dealt with by a special committee.

Topic:   NATIONAL RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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May 19, 1926

Hon. S. C. MEWBURN (East Hamilton):

Mr. Speaker, I rather concur in this resolution. It seems to me it is quite proper that these estimates should go before a special committee of the House, particularly as the resolution contains this proviso:

That nothing in this resolution shall be construed to curtail in any way the full right of discussion in committee of Supply.

I should like to see the government go a step further and refer all the estimates to a special committee of the House.

Topic:   NATIONAL RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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