Charles MURPHY

MURPHY, The Hon. Charles, P.C., K.C., B.A., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Russell (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 8, 1863
Deceased Date
November 24, 1935
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Murphy_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0b215cfb-8aa4-42c6-a549-7025e2aec83c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Russell (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (October 9, 1908 - October 6, 1911)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Russell (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (October 9, 1908 - October 6, 1911)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Russell (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - December 28, 1921
LIB
  Russell (Ontario)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Russell (Ontario)
  • Postmaster General (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 566)


May 27, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

I think the best answer I can give to the hon. member is the statement that we have been conducting these national parks since 1930 without any charge of political patronage having been made against the department in connection with the choice .of labour.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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May 27, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

Hansard will bear me

out to-morrow that the hon. member-whether inadvertently or not I do not know-used the words " an offer of cooperation " in regard to the building of the Big Bend highway. I am pointing out, however, that it was an agreement entered into. He complains of the using of moneys within the park areas rather than using certain money for building the trans-Canada highway, but under the agreement entered into between British Columbia and himself as representing the government of the day, British Columbia gave a definite undertaking to build that portion of the road, and it has not been fulfilled.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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May 27, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

Is the hon. member inquiring about the vote of 1934 in the Department of the Interior?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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May 27, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

I can give my hon. friend as definite an assurance as I am capable of giving that the money will not be spent at random. The tentative allocation of this money was given the other day by the Minister of Public Works and it is already on Hansard. With regard to the selection of men according to their political leanings, I may say definitely to my hon. friend that such is not the practice in the Department of the Interior and it will not be in the future. Perhaps he will forgive me for being a little jocular, but I believe it is very hard to obtain definite information as to the political leanings of anyone. My own personal experience has been that it is rather hard to find that out, and I think many other hon. members have found themselves in the same position.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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May 27, 1935

Mr. MURPHY:

I endeavoured to make that clear when I replied to the hon. member for Rimouski. I understand that my colleague, the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) has made a similar statement. Last year a similar item was passed and the moneys were expended in our national parks, upon historic sites and lands under the control of the dominion.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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