Levi THOMSON

THOMSON, Levi

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
February 17, 1855
Deceased Date
April 14, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Thomson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4d6aec7f-24f4-4f0f-bfd9-9e401c0c7fc5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
crown prosecutor, farmer, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 105)


May 31, 1921

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

When I got this Bill I went over the forms, as I suppose did other hon. members, and made notes opposite each of the alterations, and of what struck me most at the time. There are so many alterations in the forms that I think they should be gone over one by one, and if the minister will arrange for an opportunity for those who have gone over the forms to deal with them I shall be satisfied.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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May 31, 1921

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

Will the forms be taken up one by one and discussed after we have disposed of the amendment? There are so many changes in the forms that I think it would hardly be safe to lump them altogether. I understand that the intention is to discuss them one by one.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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May 31, 1921

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

There

are so many radical changes in the forms that I think they should be very carefully considered at some stage.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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May 26, 1921

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

If I were satisfied that the minister's interpretation of the law was correct, I would not object to the clause as it stands. I have a distinct recollection of prosecuting in a somewhat similar case under a section placed some time ago in the Criminal Code; perhaps the minister will remember it. I can-

not quote it exactly at the moment, but it refers to the keeping of stray animals. I raised the contention in that case that it was theft. The judge before whom I was acting, and who, I think, was one of the brightest judges we have ever had in Canada, expressed himself as absolutely clear that it was theft and that the man could be prosecuted for theft, notwithstanding that in this other section it is dealt with in another way. This is a repetition of what I have suggested. This judge may be wrong and the minister may be right; but I have grave doubt whether my right hon. friend is right, and, therefore, I do not like the clause as it stands. I believe, that strictly according to law, that boy could be prosecuted under this section, and he must be sentenced for one year unless th6 Crown prosecutor or the Attorney General agrees. I suppose it is likely that where a case is such as I have mentioned, the Crown prosecutor or the Attorney General would agree.

Topic:   S912 COMMONS
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May 26, 1921

Mr. THOMSON (Qu'Appelle) :

As a

matter of fact it is theft though, according to the definition of theft in the Code, is it not?

Topic:   S912 COMMONS
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