Pierre Édouard BLONDIN

BLONDIN, The Hon. Lt. Col. Pierre Édouard, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Champlain (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 14, 1874
Deceased Date
October 29, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Édouard_Blondin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=16ce500b-a94a-497d-a6d8-216f81209b13&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, notary

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Champlain (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Champlain (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (November 29, 1911 - October 19, 1914)
  • Minister of Inland Revenue (October 20, 1914 - October 5, 1915)
  • Minister of Mines (October 6, 1915 - January 7, 1917)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (October 6, 1915 - January 7, 1917)
  • Postmaster General (January 8, 1917 - October 11, 1917)
November 7, 1914 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Champlain (Quebec)
  • Minister of Inland Revenue (October 20, 1914 - October 5, 1915)
  • Minister of Mines (October 6, 1915 - January 7, 1917)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (October 6, 1915 - January 7, 1917)
  • Postmaster General (January 8, 1917 - October 11, 1917)
July 20, 1918 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Champlain (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (January 8, 1917 - October 11, 1917)
  • Postmaster General (October 12, 1917 - July 9, 1920)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 655 of 655)


March 17, 1909

Mr. BLONDIN.

Did the minister get the information which was asked for the other night about Mr. L. P. Girard ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-RURAL FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
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March 15, 1909

Mr. BLONDIN asked:

(Translation.)

1 During the years 1906, 1907 and 1908, did the government ask for tenders for furnishing rough, and broken stone for the use oi the Marine Department on the St. Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal?

2. If so, who were the tenderers, what were the prices asked, and what are the names of those who got the contract?

3. What quantity of broken stone and of rough stone did each contractor deliver, and at what price?

Topic:   ROUGH AND BROKEN STONE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES.
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March 12, 1909

Mr. BLONDIN.

I see it stated in the Auditor General's Report that Mr. L. P. Girard was the inspector. I understand that Mr. Girard was paid $2.50 per day. I would ask the minister if he knows that Mr. Girard was a law student at the time?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS AT KINGSTON.
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March 12, 1909

Mr. BLONDIN.

Can the minister tell me the name of the insipector of the work from June 15 to September 15, 1907?

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS AT KINGSTON.
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January 27, 1909

Mr. P. E. BLONDIN (Champlain).

(Translation.) Mr. Speaker, I am a new comer in this House and I think it incumbent upon me to say something on the question now submitted. I do not consider it, as have done some of the members who have spoken before me, an attack directed Mr. BOY.

against the government. It is, to my mind, the enunciation of the principle that we should constantly seek more perfect methods in the awarding of public contracts, and I cannot understand why we should oppose such a resolution.

Has it been shown by any of the previous speakers that the resolution is not of a nature to further safeguard public interest in the granting of contracts? It matters little whether the government view this proposal as a reflection upon themselves. That is not the standpoint from which I consider the question. Conditions are never so perfect as to preclude improvement. The object of this proposal is to give further security and thereby fuller satisfaction to the public in connection with the granting of contracts. It has not been contended as yet that, under our present system, public interest is as fully safeguarded as it would be under the system advocated by the member for Grenville, and no argument has been made so far on that point of a nature to induce to vote against the motion, which accordingly I shall support.

Topic:   OPENING OF GOVERNMENT TENDERS.
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