Harry LEADER

LEADER, Harry

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Portage la Prairie (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 10, 1880
Deceased Date
May 9, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Leader
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=31caaca0-4621-41f8-bfe9-f6857896dea1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, farmer, rancher

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Portage la Prairie (Manitoba)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Portage la Prairie (Manitoba)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Portage la Prairie (Manitoba)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Portage la Prairie (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 156)


July 14, 1944

Mr. LEADER:

May I point out that subsection (b) refers to "investigation and research into public health and welfare." There is not a doubt in my mind, and I hope there is no doubt in any hon. member's mind-I do not think there is a doubt in the Prime Minister's mind-that I am in order. That is the way I feel about it, but I do not want to transgress the rules of the house, and unless I have permission to go on, in the condition I am in today I do not wish to say any more. I do not want your sympathy; we have had too much of that. It takes more than sympathy to cure this disease. I am either in order or out of order, and if you insist that I am out of order I will ask for the decision of the house.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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July 14, 1944

Mr. LEADER:

I might reply to the hon. member by saying that at one time the government of Manitoba did expect the dominion government to make a grant in order that the medical faculty of the university of Manitoba might undertake an investigation. That investigation was not to be a sham. It was to cost money, because they were going to summon witnesses. It was the intention to call people who had taken treatment from Doctor Davidson and had been helped or cured, and to call other patients who had not been helped. It was going to take some money, but they expected to get this grant and they were prepared to go on with the work. The premier of Manitoba, with that in mind, said that it would not be within their responsibility to make a grant until this investigation had taken place. But the investigation has not taken place. I want to say in the shortest possible way that I do not think any action is going to be taken. I hope I may be pleasantly surprised and find that I am wrong in that assumption. If this government fails and if the Manitoba government fails, they will have to answer to the people; I am sure of that.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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July 14, 1944

Mr. LEADER:

Before this section is carried I should like to offer a few remarks. It is an old subject to many in the house, and I expect there are a number here who think that I am more or less of a nuisance.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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July 14, 1944

Mr. LEADER:

Said what?

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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July 14, 1944

Mr. LEADER:

My name having been mentioned, I should like to make a few remarks with reference to what the leader of the opposition has just said about Deer Lodge hospital. I have had some correspondence with the department with reference to a particular case in which Deer Lodge plays a part. This man, through injuries received in the last war, developed cancer, and he is now getting treatment for it in that hospital. The treatment, he thinks, is doing him no good whatever and he is taking treatment from Doctor Davidson, but the department refuses to continue his pension, I believe, certainly not to pay medical expenses if he goes to Doctor Davidson. It is not because it is Doctor Davidson; I am aware of that. It is simply a matter of red tape, which insists that these men shall have the attention of a doctor selected by the department.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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