Ambrose Upton Gledstanes BURY

BURY, Ambrose Upton Gledstanes, K.C., B.A., M.A.

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Edmonton East (Alberta)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Edmonton East (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 157)


March 8, 1935

Mr. BURY:

Yes, but it is not there. I

am suggesting that there should be in the bill a provision enabling the commission in such case to sue. If there is no such provision, I am very much afraid the commission will answer that under the legislation they have no power to do so. That provision might be added to subclause 2 of clause 31. After the provision in regard to fine or imprisonment there might be some such clause as this:

And in addition the commission shall be entitled to recover from the employer so in default, as a civil debt the amount of contribution so in default.

I submit that to the leader of the government.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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March 7, 1935

Mr. BURY:

I did not understand the bill gave the commission power to create new crimes. I understood the bill itself created the crime. Further, I did not understand the commission was given power to imprison. I understand the commission is given power, as are many other statutory bodies throughout the land, to lay a charge of a breach of a statutory duty created by parliament, and a criminal court first finds on the facts that there has been a breach of that statutory duty and then imposes the particular penalty which the parliament of Canada has attached to that breach. That is a common situation. There are all over this country and all over every other civilized country bodies that have exactly the same powers. This parliament or it may be a provincial parliament passes an act declaring a certain action to be a breach of a statutory duty and attaching a sanction to that duty, so that if it is broken, any body to whom is entrusted by parliament the administration of the act, can apply in a criminal court of justice established by parliament, to try the facts of the case, ascertain, whether there has been a

Unemployment Insurance

breach and then give the sentence of the proper penalty that is attached by this parliament and not by the commission. The commission neither attaches the penalty nor tries the case nor imposes the penalty; that is done by parliament and a court of criminal jurisdiction established by parliament. What the right hon. gentleman has said in his statement this afternoon, just as what he said on a previous occasion in connection with the marketing act, is in my opinion utterly fallacious.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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March 7, 1935

Mr. BURY:

All I can say is that there are other statutory bodies that have poiwer to make regulations, and to the breach of these regulations penalties are attached.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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March 5, 1935

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Bury):

I would ask the hon. member to confine his remarks to the proposed amendment.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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March 5, 1935

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Bury):

Order. The hon. gentleman raises a point of order.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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