Hugues LAPOINTE

LAPOINTE, The Hon. Hugues, P.C., O.C., C.D., Q.C., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lotbinière (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 3, 1911
Deceased Date
November 13, 1982
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugues_Lapointe
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2b02ca65-52af-436d-9739-c9565c0af670&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (September 25, 1945 - November 15, 1948)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (November 15, 1948 - January 18, 1949)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (January 19, 1949 - April 30, 1949)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (July 12, 1949 - August 23, 1949)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (August 25, 1949 - August 6, 1950)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (August 7, 1950 - June 20, 1957)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (August 7, 1950 - June 20, 1957)
  • Postmaster General (November 3, 1955 - June 20, 1957)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 387)


April 6, 1957

Mr. Lapointe:

I can assure the hon. member that his fears are not justified. We are applying the same principle in this connection, but we are being more generous in view of the increased cost of operation and the increase in wages generally. This policy was followed because it was so specified in the act, and the section of the act referring to this increase said the increased amounts were not to exceed the amounts paid generally for comparable services in the same area.

This is the policy we have followed in making these readjustments, and we take into consideration the hourly wage for similar work in the area, the distance to be covered and the number of boxes to be served. Of course the distance covered and the number of boxes would bring in the time element; the greater the distance covered and the more boxes, the longer it will take for the route to be completed. That, together with the hourly wage, will give us an idea as to what the general average adjustment should be, and that is the principle we have followed all along. I can assure the hon. member that what he fears will not take place. I am quite certain of that.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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April 6, 1957

Mr. Lapointe:

I believe this item is a

transportation item, is it not, Mr. Chairman? The matter to which my hon. friend refers comes under operations. However, in order to satisfy him I shall tell him the machine is being installed at the present time in the Ottawa post office.

Progress reported.

Resolutions adopted in committee of supply this day reported and concurred in.

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April 6, 1957

Mr. Lapointe:

There is nothing beyond the supplementaries. Our estimate is the

Supply-Post Office

same figure that has been given plus the supplementaries. So far as these estimates are concerned, they are based on the experience of the last few years and the expected increase in the volume of business which has been continuing. That is the basis of our present estimates, and we do not expect any great differential between the estimates and what the actual figure will be at the end of the fiscal year. Of course if something happened such as an increase in salaries on a percentage basis our estimates would be away out.

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April 6, 1957

Mr. Lapointe:

That is correct.

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April 6, 1957

Mr. Lapointe:

First-class mail up to eight ounces.

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