Henri COURTEMANCHE

COURTEMANCHE, The Hon. Henri, P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Labelle (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 7, 1916
Deceased Date
March 19, 1986
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Courtemanche
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1d4d038a-aefe-49a4-9186-aa1defc70ccd&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Labelle (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
IND
  Labelle (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (October 14, 1957 - February 1, 1958)
March 31, 1958 - January 19, 1960
PC
  Labelle (Quebec)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (May 12, 1958 - January 19, 1960)
January 20, 1960 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Labelle (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 131)


July 18, 1959

Hon. Henri Couriemanche (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I am quite prepared to give the information; unfortunately, the house adjourned so very late last night that I could not get in touch with the officials who could supply me with the required information.

Topic:   SECRETARY OF STATE
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU
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July 18, 1959

Mr. Courtemanche:

I shall try, Mr. Speaker. (Text):

Topic:   SECRETARY OF STATE
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU
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July 18, 1959

Hon. Henri Couriemanche (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I shall look into it, and if it is at all possible to table the requested document, I shall be pleased to do so.

(Text):

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE AND IMMIGRATION STATISTICS, B.C. PORTS
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July 17, 1959

Mr. Couriemanche:

Mr. Chairman, before asking the house to consider the estimates of the civil service commission I should like to present the new chairman of the civil service commission, Mr. Samuel Hughes, Q.C., formerly a judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario. He has assumed a very important

responsibility. An effective, independent civil service commission is, in many respects, the key to an efficient public service. The civil service commission may become even more important in the near future. As you know, the government expects to introduce legislation at the next session which may have a significant bearing on the commission in particular and the public service in general.

The government was pleased, therefore, to be able to appoint to the post of chairman a man with so many qualifications and proven capacity in so many fields. Mr. Hughes has a bachelor of arts degree from the university of Toronto and a master of arts degree from Oxford university, and is a member of the Ontario bar. He has had wide experience as a teacher, lawyer, judge, administrator and military officer. His legal training will be a special asset when the Civil Service Act goes before parliament for review. Fortunately, he is also a young man who should be able to cope for many years to come with his numerous responsibilities. I am sure the house will join with me in wishing him well.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE
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July 17, 1959

Mr. Couriemanche:

Mr. Chairman, since the estimates of the Department of the Secretary of State were presented to the standing committee on estimates and there discussed at length I do not propose, in introducing them to the committee, to embark on a lengthy statement on the functions and operations of the department. The proceedings and the report of the committee are in the hands of hon. members at this time. With respect to the committee's report, I may say that the recommendations advanced therein are being given serious and careful consideration by me and by my undersecretary.

Hon. members are aware that the Secretary of State, as well as being responsible for the administration of the Department of the Secretary of State, including in his capacity of custodian of enemy property the office of the custodian of enemy property, for which there is no parliamentary appropriation, is also responsible for the administration of the department of public printing and stationery. He also acts as spokesman in this house for the civil service commission and the chief electoral officer. I might mention in concluding that the estimates of the civil service commission were also considered by the standing committee.

(Translation):

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE
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