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 5 of 63)


July 4, 1955

Mr. Sf. Laurent:

Perhaps the hon. member would permit me to interrupt him. Of course the hon. member agrees with me that no statutory provision is necessary to enable a private member to bring forward a public bill to amend the act. That is something he has without any concession by the government or any provision being necessary in any statute. It was only with the paragraph in the bill that I was attempting to deal in the statement I made this afternoon.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SALARY OF MINISTER AND EXPIRY OF ACT
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July 4, 1955

Mr. Si. Laurent:

But rather that, after three years, it should be brought back to parliament in order to let parliament look at it again-

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SALARY OF MINISTER AND EXPIRY OF ACT
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July 4, 1955

Mr. Si. Laurent:

-and to see if the powers can be modified. Perhaps we will not be able to modify them. We hope we may be able to modify them. We hope that circumstances will be improved to such an extent that they can be modified. I am prepared to give the kind of undertaking that was accepted in 1950 and to say to this house that if at any time after the three years mentioned by the hon. member who has just taken his seat there is anyone in the house who feels that the time has come to have another look at these powers,-and if we are not proposing it ourselves,-let him introduce a bill to amend this act and we will undertake to provide an opportunity, on government time, for the consideration of that bill without any delay whatsoever.

Hon. members may say, "You are talking about three years from now; there will be an election before that time three years from now and you may not be here to carry out your undertaking". In reply to such a suggestion may I say that all of us on this side expect to be here three years from now to carry out any undertaking that we give to the house and to the country. If we should be mistaken-of course we do not pretend we never make mistakes-in the expectation that we will all be here three years from now, then somebody else will be here, somebody from the opposition who will do what they like about it at that time.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SALARY OF MINISTER AND EXPIRY OF ACT
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June 30, 1955

Mr. Si. Laurent:

The matter was discussed but we had the information as to what happened with butter supplied by another country and what difficulty they had to remove the salt in it and to remake it into the kind of thing that is used as a dairy product in those countries. We came to the conclusion that it would not be acceptable to them to have our butter placed on their market, or placed at their disposal.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED SALE TO COUNTRIES BEHIND IRON CURTAIN
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June 30, 1955

Mr. Si. Laurent:

Yes, and everybody who buys butter from sources other than Canada at the present time seems to be getting it at less than the Canadian consumer is paying for it; but it is considered that this price, for the stability of the dairy industry for domestic consumption in Canada, is appropriate, and the price has been set for a period,

I think it is for the current year, to maintain that production. The hon. gentleman will remember that there was very serious discussion over the fact that if there was unemployment in Canada to the extent that prevailed last year it was owing to the fact that the farmer's income had suffered. I think it is generally felt that the dairy industry should be maintained and that the price that the consumer is paying for butter is in line with the general scale of prices in Canada.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED SALE TO COUNTRIES BEHIND IRON CURTAIN
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