Lomer GOUIN

GOUIN, The Hon. Sir Lomer, P.C., K.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 19, 1861
Deceased Date
March 28, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomer_Gouin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=599c3007-3f56-45f7-8fb9-76ef91733c47&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 29, 1921 - January 3, 1924)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laurier--Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 29, 1921 - January 3, 1924)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 124)


June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

In 1920 an increase of $1,000 was granted to the judges of the Supreme and county courts. In giving an increase to the judges of the Supreme Court of Montreal, we struck out the word "Circuit". The circuit judges will not receive that $1,000 in the future.

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Subtopic:   S7.000.
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

The Circuit Court

of Montreal is a division of the Superior Court of the province of Quebec; it is a special court for the district of Montreal. The jurisdiction which is given to these four judges represents a population of nearly a million people. In the other districts the administration of justice in the circuit jurisdiction is carried out by the judges of the Superior Court. The statistics show that in the district of Montreal these four judges have to decide more cases than all the judges of the Superior Court in the other districts. Their present salary is $5,500, and that of the Chief Justice is $6,000. We propose to give an increase of $1,500 to the three puisne judges and an increase of $2,000 to the Chief Justice. When the increase was given to the judges of the Superior Court in 1910 or 1911, these circuit court judges were so much re-

Judges Act Amendment

garded as judges of the Superior Court that it was assumed they would get the increase, and the result was that they were forgotten. They tried to have the error corrected later on, but they only obtained an increase of some $1,500. Since that time they have been asking that they be given proper treatment, and it is only after the receipt of resolutions from the bar of the province of Quebec and from the whole population of the district of Montreal that we bring down this resolution, which is, I think, only just, providing for a fair remuneration of these judges.

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Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

That is what I was going to explain, Mr. Chairman.

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Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

By the last amendment passed by the legislature of Ontario iris provided that there shall be two appellate divisions and a high court division. The first appellate division will be presided over by the Chief Justice of Ontario, and there will be a second chief justice of the second division. When a vacancy occurs in the Exchequer Court or Court of Common Pleas the two judges now occupying those positions are not to be replaced. There will be a Chief Justice of the High Court, with the same number of judges. The judges of the Appellate Divisions will be known as Judges of Appeal. As my hon. friend has just suggested there is no increase in the number of judges and no increase in salaries.

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Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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June 7, 1923

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

Oh, no.

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Subtopic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
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