William Melville MARTIN

MARTIN, William Melville, Q.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Regina (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
August 23, 1876
Deceased Date
June 22, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Melville_Martin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0d105fac-7cfa-4e90-8130-9904481a8b80&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Regina (Saskatchewan)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Regina (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 123)


July 13, 1955

Mr. Martin:

As the hon. member knows, a great many of the western members are busy outside of the house.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED POLICY FOR STABILIZATION OF INDUSTRY
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July 13, 1955

Mr. Martin (for Mr. Pearson):

In the past, the mean monthly levels of lake Ontario have ranged from a low of 242-7 feet to a high of 249-3 feet. Plans of regulation to be followed in the operation of the St. Lawrence power project are now under consideration. These plans envisage a reduction in the extreme high levels and an increase in the extreme low levels of lake Ontario, both of which can cause damage to property owners. As such regulation will result in a substantial reduction in the frequency of occurrence of the natural levels at which property can be damaged, the question of compensation does not arise.

Topic:   LAKE ONTARIO WATER LEVELS
Subtopic:   COMPENSATION TO PROPERTY OWNERS
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March 16, 1923

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr. Marti!, Bona venture):

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received a message from His Excellency the Governor General, signed by his own hand, reading as follows:

I have received with great pleasure the Address you have voted in reply to my speech at the opening of parliament and thank you for it sincerely.

Bynq of Vimy.

Government House,

Ottawa, 16th March, 1923.

Topic:   SUPPLY. IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL
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June 22, 1922

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Marti!) :

Order. The hon. metnber may not interrupt the member who has the floor.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   OLEOMARGARINE
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June 14, 1920

Mr. MAKTIN:

If there is one member more than another for whom I have a kind regard, it is the hon. member for Lunenburg (Mr. Duff), but when he tells this committee that the Canada and the Grilse should be maintained for fishery purposes in streams and rivers, then he and I disagree. I have not taken up much of the time of this House, and I do not intend to do so now, for two reasons: First, on account of my disability, I could not stand up to express myself as I would wish to do; second, I can tell a story perhaps that will illustrate my position. I had an old friend in Nova Scotia whom I had assisted in placing in a council. He had served there for three years without saying a word, and about the expiration of his time I said to him: "Old man, say something so as to let the people know that you are there." He

said: "It is necessary to be here for three years to know what to say without making a fool of yourself."

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   I960
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