René-Antoine PELLETIER

PELLETIER, René-Antoine

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Peace River (Alberta)
Birth Date
September 2, 1908
Deceased Date
March 30, 1993
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René-Antoine_Pelletier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=41716d36-84f9-415f-8724-80dc86bfc398&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
station agent

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
SC
  Peace River (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 154)


June 1, 1939

Mr. PELLETIER:

It seems to me that

after that is done there should be some method by which the federal government could follow up a definite conclusion such as the one I have read. I do not know what steps have been taken by the attorney general of Alberta in respect of this matter, but-

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 1, 1939

Mr. PELLETIER (Translation):

You will admit, Mr. Chairman, that we finally have succeeded in getting the member for Hull to say something, which was previously impossible.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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June 1, 1939

Mr. PELLETIER:

I refer to the remarks made a few minutes ago by the hon. member for Leeds (Mr. Stewart). This item appears to bear out my contention; where there is natural erosion, and protection works are required, we are providing an item of $1,000,000 for such work.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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June 1, 1939

Mr. PELLETIER:

I am very glad the

minister has made this statement, and of course I recognize the force of his argument that the coast lines of Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario necessitate a much greater expenditure in those provinces. But I am compelled to suggest that I am not aware of any new inland sea in Saskatchewan which would require any great expenditure in that province. However, I should like to assure the minister that it is not because of any lack of requests from Alberta that the expenditures in that province are down. Last year, for example, a certain amount of dredging was undertaken at Waterways on the Athabaska river, and, if my understanding is correct, the funds for that work were provided by the Department of Mines and Resources. The result was that there had to be taken away from Alberta about $50,000 which otherwise would have been contributed to assist that particular province. I do not believe any other province is receiving this kind of treatment, and that is why I bring the matter to the attention of the minister.

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June 1, 1939

Mr. PELLETIER:

I do not blame the

minister for accepting the offer, but millions of dollars have been spent for protection work in other places and this is apparently the only item under which a provincial government is asked to contribute to such work. Perhaps the minister can find it possible to carry on the work without that provincial contribution, because the money is needed in other places. If the minister is doing the work elsewhere without provincial contributions, I do not see why he should depart from the general policy so far as Alberta is concerned.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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