Joseph Edmond LESAGE

LESAGE, Joseph Edmond, M.D

Personal Data

Party
Laurier Liberal
Constituency
Hochelaga (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 16, 1871
Deceased Date
June 25, 1941
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Edmond_Lesage
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3bfce580-b7e7-402b-b8db-76b58d09be2c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician, surgeon

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Hochelaga (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 3)


April 22, 1920

Mr. LESAGE:

I was paired with the hon. member for Fort William and Rainy River (Mr. Manion). Had I voted I would have voted for the amendment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BILL TO CONFIRM AGREEMENT WITH THE COMPANY.
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April 8, 1920

Mr. LESAGE:

Is it the intention of the Government to amend subsection 3 of section 5 of the Act to amend the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act sanctioned on the 7th day of July, 1919, so as to provide for the disposal of a stock of any proprietary or patent medicine which may remain in the hands of a retailer when the manufacturer from whom he has purchased the said medicine neglects or fails to secure a renewal of his license?

Topic:   THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT.
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March 29, 1920

1. Does the Government intend to amend the law which compels the retailer to affix a war tax stamp upon patent medicines and certain toilet preparations at the time they are sold to the consumer?

2. Is the Government aware that in many cases the said stamps are not affixed as required by law?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR TAX STAMPS.
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April 3, 1919

Mr. LESAGE:

I understand that this Bill will enact a law that will receive the cooperation of the provinces, and it seems to be understood that there will he no infringement of provincial rights. With regard to section 4, it seems to me that everything is covered and there is no need to enumerate such matters as are there dealt with. There you have covered everything in connection with these subsections, and the specification of all these matters will Tesult in trouble with reference to provincial rights. Amongst other things, you mention child life and child welfare. That is a clause that I shall not discuss just now, but it is a very delicate question, and the power here conferred should be applied with great discretion having regard to provincial rights. In every province there is a great deal of work done in regard to child life and child welfare, and I think that it is within the right of the province to look after such matters as these. This matter in particular has to do with the school system and the habits and customs of the people in the different provinces, which should be entirely within their jurisdiction. As far as the other matters are concerned, it seems to me that they could be safely left to the Dominion Council of Health as it will be constituted. If you leave in this Bill a clause of this kind reserving to the deputy minister the right to modify or change certain conditions of his own accord subject only to Order in Council, I think it will certainly interfere with provincial rights, and instead of being an Act to help the provinces to promote the welfare of the people, it is more likely to bring confusion and prove a detriment rather than an aid to public health. I would therefore suggest that this clause should be amended and made more definite in its meaning.

Topic:   QUESTIONS OUTSTANDING-FRANCHISE BILL.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
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March 31, 1919

1. Did the Government receive any tenders on the 4th October, 1918, and the 7th February, 1919, for the conveyance of mails to and from the different post offices and railway stations in the city of Montreal?

2. If so, what are the names of the persons who tendered?

3. What was the amount of each tender?

4. To whom was the contract awarded, and at what price?

5. Why was this contract not awarded to the lowest tenderer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CONVEYANCE OF MAILS IN MONTREAL.
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