James Alexander ROBB

ROBB, The Hon. James Alexander, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 10, 1859
Deceased Date
November 11, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robb_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c716a03-43b1-401d-820f-7921b10e5565&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant, miller

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Huntingdon (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Huntingdon (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1919 - January 1, 1919)
December 6, 1921 - December 28, 1921
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (December 29, 1921 - August 16, 1923)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (August 17, 1923 - September 4, 1925)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 5, 1925 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (November 13, 1925 - June 28, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 25, 1926 - November 11, 1929)
  • Minister of National Defence (October 1, 1926 - October 7, 1926)
November 2, 1926 - November 11, 1929
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 25, 1926 - November 11, 1929)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1968)


June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

I have been requested to make a motion for the remission of certain amounts paid in relation to legislation that did not go through, but I do not feel that I can make that motion in view of the ruling you gave, Mr. Speaker, the other day.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   REFUNDS OF FEES AND CHARGES-RULING, MR. SPEAKER
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

So far as this government is

concerned that is not the case.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

The question raised by my

hon. friend is on a parallel with the criticism made of the Minister of Agriculture the other night in connection with delay in the payment of compensation for cattle and swine destroyed under the act. It is only fair to the Minister of Agriculture to say that when he was preparing his estimates for last year, the treasury board reduced the estimate that he put in. In August or September the

Department of Agriculture represented to the treasury board that they wanted an additional $200,000 to meet compensation payments owing to an epidemic. AVe compromised by giving them $100,000.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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June 13, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

If the hon. member thinks

that I have tricked him into answering a question, I will withdraw the question and I will not use his answer against him.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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June 13, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

I do not recall the case to which my hon. friend refers, but the treasury board have one rule that they follow, and they are compelled to follow it under the act. If the official was dismissed for irregularities, for theft in office or being drunk on duty or anything of that sort, then under the act we cannot pay him, but wherever under the act we can legally pay him, the treasury board is disposed to deal generously with the public servants.

Another hon. gentleman a moment ago referred to those in minor positions. The Civil Service Superannuation Act provides the same privileges for the lower paid servants as for the higher paid, except that the compensation is based upon the salary and the amount that has been paid in. My hon. friend from Mackenzie has very correctly stated the position. I am not going to argue it at any length, but if hon. gentlemen do not wish to pass this item the responsibility will not be upon the government.

I repeat, Major Bell died on January 13, 1929. Had he died on January 1, 1925, under the law Mrs. Bell would have been entitled to exactly the amount that we are asking the committee to vote to-night, so we are only giving her what, she is entitled to under the law.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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