Herbert Brown AMES

AMES, Sir Herbert Brown, LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
St. Antoine (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 27, 1863
Deceased Date
March 30, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Ames
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=072c16bb-5aeb-404d-8b40-c80115fe3038&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, businessman

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - February 14, 1921
UNION
  St. Antoine (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 376)


June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

As I understand it, if it was a question in which Canada was vitally interested, and Canada was invited to have her representatives sit at the table for the discussion of the question, Canada's vote cast against the decision would prevent its ratification. A short time ago we had a discussion relating to Poland. The Polish delegates were invited to sit at the Council table. As I understand it, if a decision had been arrived at to which the Polish delegates objected, that decision would not have been persisted in.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

That is all set forth in the Treaty. I can give the hon. member, if he desires to study it, a copy of all the special regulations that relate to the Saar Basin as extracted from the Treaty and as interpreted by the various regulations, and reports that the Commission has made during the past three months. It is all laid down in the Treaty; it is quite voluminous.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

Mr. Waugh, who is on the Saar Valley Basin Governing Commission; Doctor Riddell, who, I understand, came from the Ontario Government, and who occupies a position in the Labour Office in connection with the study of unemployment; there are one or two younger men in subordinate positions and one young lady. Mr. Martel went over, I understand, as the Vice-President of Trades and Labour Council of Montreal. Then to the various committees that are sitting from time to time we send Canadian representatives. At the present moment Mr. Gundy is over there assisting in the organization of the Financial Conference. He came somewhat ahead of time owing to the conference having been postponed, and as he was likely to be in England some time he offered to help the committee, and is doing so I understand.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

Well, you have to take it for granted that the nations who have signed and subscribed to the covenant of the League of Nations will live up to their obligations. I do not think we can quite discuss what would happen if a nation, having, signed the covenant, should refuse to fulfil it. The understanding is that the Council of the League of Nations can take such steps as are necessary for the defence of any nation that is unjustly attacked.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

Possibly the hon. member has in mind a subject that was dealt with at the sixth meeting otf the League of Nations, namely, help to Persia. Persia has been invaded by the Russians. Persia has apealed to the League of Nations. The League of Nations found that Persia was negotiating (with the Bolsheviks at the time for terms of peace. While awaiting the reply from Moscow it was impossible for the League to take on definite responsibility, but at its meeting the Council notified Persia that if the attack was persisted in the League would stand behind Persia. Now, as to the method by which it is done let me give an illustration. In New York city you have a fire brigade and you have a municipal service that taxes the people and pays for that fire brigade. But there are fire stations scattered all over New York city from the Battery to the Bronx. If a fire should break out at the Battery they would not send the engines from the Bronx to put it out; they would send the engines that were nearest to where the fire originated. But the expense would fall upon the whole of the citizens of New York city because the expense of the fire brigade is paid by the citizens as a whole. If it becomes necessary in the defence of members of the League of Nations that various sister nations come to the rescue of a nation which is unjustly attacked, naturally the forces used will be the forces nearest the spot; but when it becomes necessary to determine how much the expedition cost the expense will be levied proportionately on all members of the League.

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