Walter Adam TUCKER

TUCKER, Walter Adam, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
March 11, 1899
Deceased Date
September 19, 1990
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Tucker_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4d785391-75cd-4998-a9da-636344a54e3d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs (September 27, 1945 - April 21, 1948)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 519)


February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

On a question of privilege, how can we make a motion or take any steps to defend the privileges and rights of parliament if the government will not give us any information on the matter? For all we know the order in council was passed when the minister made his statement that the government had decided to appoint Mr. Bracken. The government acts by order in council. Inasmuch as he stated that the government had decided to appoint Mr. Bracken, the order in council must have then been signed, and if it was signed he should have tabled it. If it was not already signed he was stating something that was incorrect, because the government cannot act as a government except by order in council, and in that case he was flouting the house with regard to the matter. It is either one thing or the other. We should be very concerned about upholding the rights of parliament, and so should my hon. friends opposite. We are entitled to information as to whether the minister did contravene a rule of parliament when he made the announcement yesterday.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

The question of privilege is quite simply stated. It is an established rule

Inquiries of the Ministry binding this parliament that when a minister of the crown intimates that action has been taken embodied in a public document, he must thereupon at once table that document. Yesterday the minister was asked to table the document. He said-and Your Honour upheld that view-that he would table it in due course. He did not table it yesterday. He did table it today. I submit that was an infringement of the rights of this parliament. In seeking to explain the matter the minister indicated that when he made the announcement he had not mentioned an order in council. I wish to submit to Your Honour that this point of privilege is well taken because the minister indicated that an order in council was in existence. I wish to read his words in order to prove to Your Honour that he infringed that rule.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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February 1, 1958

Mr. W. A. Tucker (Rosihern):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Is the minister now prepared to table the order in council appointing Mr. Bracken to inquire into the box car situation, in order that the house and country may know the scope of his authority and all that is connected with it and as to what he is to inquire into? I may say that this is not a matter of curiosity on my part but is a question about which the country would like to know. The people of this country are interested in knowing about some of the things the government is doing.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

Yes.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

Public business.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PLANS FOR REMAINDER OF SESSION
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