Grote STIRLING

STIRLING, The Hon. Grote, P.C., C.E., M.E.I.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Yale (British Columbia)
Birth Date
July 31, 1875
Deceased Date
January 18, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grote_Stirling
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4aa810f9-1c2b-42a6-95c4-d4e382d264a1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
civil engineer, fruit grower

Parliamentary Career

November 6, 1924 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Yale (British Columbia)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Yale (British Columbia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Yale (British Columbia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Yale (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Defence (November 17, 1934 - October 22, 1935)
  • Minister of Fisheries (November 17, 1934 - August 13, 1935)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Yale (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Defence (November 17, 1934 - October 22, 1935)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Yale (British Columbia)
June 11, 1945 - October 4, 1947
PC
  Yale (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 726)


July 2, 1947

Mr. STIRLING:

Because the act sets out the powers that will devolve upon the Cana.-dian Commercial Corporation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION
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July 1, 1947

Mr. STIRLING:

Is that so? Surely not on third reading.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   INCREASES IN AMOUNTS AND INCOME ALLOWANCE REQUIREMENTS-MODIFICATIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
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June 30, 1947

Mr. STIRLING:

This is somewhat in the nature of a point of order, Mr. Chairman. I would draw your attention to the fact that, although what you have stated with regard to there not being a rule which permits general discussion on section 1, may be correct, it has been the custom which has grown up in this house over many years, and of which the party now in power, made considerable use when in opposition. I could cite a good many instances to that effect. If it is a matter of convenience to the house; if it is something which will not unduly delay the passage of the measure, I suggest to you, Mr. Chairman, that it would be a wise thing to take some note of this precedent which has grown up.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   ACCESSION OF CANADA TO CONVENTION ON PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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June 27, 1947

Mr. STIRLING:

Can the minister say what, progress has been made in implementing the report of the joint engineers on the Okanagan flood control? I am not going to make a speech on the subject, although there is plenty of material. The minister will recall that a joint committee of engineers of the dominion and provincial governments was set up in 1943 and duly reported, making its recommendations. This came about after public meetings and public hearings and after a considerable amount, of damage had been done to 100 miles of the lower Okanagan valley as a consequence of the flooding of Okanagan lake. The dominion government is interested in the matter because of the navigability of the water and because, for many years it has operated the control work at the south end of the lake. That control work is inadequate for its purpose, and the tortuous course of the Okanagan river makes it impossible for the flood water to be carried off safely. The municipalities and everyone in the district were extremely interested when this joint committee was set up, but now we want to know what progress will be made with the acceptance or otherwise of the recommendations in the report. I hope the minister will be able to tell me that, meetings will be held between him and the provincial government for the purpose of deciding what will be done.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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June 27, 1947

Hon. GROTE STIRLING (Yale):

Mr. Speaker, as the only person in the house today who was a member of the administration of Right Hon. R. B. Bennett. I should like to add my word of tribute to that which has been paid by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), by my leader, and by others who have spoken.

For a third of a century this great Canadian occupied a more and: more dominant position in our national life, and I am quite satisfied that in due course history will place him in the niche to which he belongs. I am satisfied also that the niche will be among the very great in Canada.

So much for the public tribute we have been Honoured in paying. But, Mr. Speaker, there are in Canada a very great number of inarticulate people who are not in a position to pay public tribute to this man whose death they mourn: those who turned to him for assistance, for sympathy, for advice, for help of a more material nature. They will mourn his death today. In many cases that assistance which he ga%'e started them in their chosen vocation, in which they1 had their opportunity also to serve Canada,

It is not unnatural, Mr. Speaker, that I should look upon my association with Viscount Bennett as one of the great occasions of my life.

Topic:   THE LATE LORD BENNETT
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