Robert Laird BORDEN

BORDEN, The Right Hon. Sir Robert Laird, P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C., D.C.L., LL.D.

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 6, 1901 - October 9, 1911)
February 4, 1905 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Carleton (Ontario)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 6, 1901 - October 9, 1911)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 6, 1901 - October 9, 1911)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 6, 1901 - October 9, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 1, 1912 - October 11, 1917)
October 10, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Prime Minister (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 1, 1912 - October 11, 1917)
October 27, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Prime Minister (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 1, 1912 - October 11, 1917)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Kings (Nova Scotia)
  • Prime Minister (October 12, 1917 - July 9, 1920)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 12, 1917 - July 9, 1920)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 3580)


May 25, 1921

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Does section 13 impose upon the minister a duty in respect of which he has no discretion; such language is usually construed as imperative. It is a general rule of law that, where an authority is conferred upon a public officer the statute conferring it is construed as making it imperative that he should exercise that duty. Some of the expressions in this section may not be quite clear. Another question I should like to ask is this: Subsection 12

provides that no more copies shall be printed of a book which the author suppresses. Suppose an author has suppressed a book before any application is made for a license, what is to happen then? This is a case which does not seem to be provided for.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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May 25, 1921

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The other

amendment was carried. The addition of these words will preclude the necessity of another amendment which I had intended to move, namely, that where a book has already been suppressed the minister should not grant any license. In view of the amendment which has just been assented to, the minister is perfectly at liberty to say that no license should be granted in such a case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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May 25, 1921

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I am taking as correct everything that my hon. friend has said.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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May 25, 1921

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Is it intended to make the language of this section conform to the amendment which has already been agreed to by the committee with regard to section 13? Perhaps it is worth while to adopt the same language as that already added to section 13, to provide that the license may, in the discretion of the minister, be granted to any person in Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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May 25, 1921

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Is there an

amendment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
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