Jean-Paul Stephen ST-LAURENT

ST-LAURENT, Jean-Paul Stephen, LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Témiscouata (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 23, 1912
Deceased Date
December 22, 1986
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_St._Laurent
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4d1dfca2-1ef4-4181-9010-e9bada95bbda&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

September 26, 1955 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 63)


July 26, 1956

Mr. St. Laurent (Guebec East):

The matter will have to be considered. That was the bill the Minister of Finance had in mind yesterday, but the position is not such, that a bill

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Inquiries of the Ministry would be justified at this moment. If the agreement is reached and there is time to consider a bill, and it seems urgent that it should be considered, the matter will be discussed in the usual way with the representatives of the various groups.

Topic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES INQUIRY AS TO CONCLUSION OF TAX TREATY AGREEMENT
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May 31, 1956

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec Easl):

The following day, as hon. members will remember, was another very frustrating day and the government came to the conclusion that the only effective course open to it was to follow the precedent of 1932 which was the most recent and seemed to us the most pertinent case in which standing order 33 had been applied. At that time it was standing order 39 but it was readopted during the course of last session in its present form. Lawyers admit that it is a principle that when a statute is being consolidated and the language which has been acted upon has been construed, that construction, if it is not acceptable, is avoided by making some change in the form of the rule.

There was no change made in the form of this rule. On that occasion a motion similar to the motion I have proposed was made by Mr. Bennett, who was then Prime Minister and whom I would expect hon. gentlemen of the official opposition would accept as one having great authority, both as a lawyer, and as one having proper respect for the rights of parliament. But what is even more important to us on this side of the house is that when points of order similar to those suggested by the hon. member for Kamloops were raised by the leader of the U.F.A. party, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. King, to whom gentlemen opposite have been making very frequent references, especially on these questions of closure, did not see fit to join in attempting to support those points of order, and the house adopted the motion submitted by Mr. Bennett. It seemed to us that that was the most recent precedent and that it was a valid precedent upon which we could rely.

Topic:   CONSTITUTION OF CROWN COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT PIPE LINE, MAKE SHORT-TERM LOANS, ETC.
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May 2, 1956

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec Easi):

No, Mr. Speaker; I was not aware of that fact.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES INQUIRY AS TO PRESENT STATUS
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May 1, 1956

Mr. St. Laurenl (Quebec Easf):

I told the hon. gentleman that I have had no communication from any member of the Ontario government.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES INQUIRY AS TO RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT
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April 17, 1956

Mr. J. P. St. Laurent (Temiscouata):

Mr. Speaker, last fall, after the resignation of Mr. Jean-Frangois Pouliot, as member for Temiscouata, upon his elevation to the Senate, I sought election in that constituency as the official standard bearer of the Liberal party.

Since the 26th of September 1955, I have had the honour to represent the constituency of Temiscouata in the parliament of my country. My first words are therefore an expression of deep and sincere gratitude to the electors of Temiscouata for their unequivocal show of confidence in me and for whom, since then, I feel an ever growing esteem because, more than ever, I have occasion to see them at work. In return for this mark of great confidence which they have shown me I promise to serve, as their member, with all the devotion of which I am capable.

Some time ago in this house, the hon. member for Quebec West said something about me. Having neither the ability nor the competence to discuss matters which may properly be classed as garbage, I am constrained, with deepest regret-and I apologize for it to the members of this house-to refrain from any comment regarding the speech of the hon. member.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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