Elmore PHILPOTT

PHILPOTT, Elmore

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver South (British Columbia)
Birth Date
May 1, 1896
Deceased Date
December 9, 1964
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=67c6002b-5096-4504-9bca-4a52ee26b3e3&Language=E&Section=ALL
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=67c6002b-5096-4504-9bca-4a52ee26b3e3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
columnist, journalist

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 94)


April 11, 1957

Mr. Philpolt:

By whom?

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Subtopic:   II, 1957
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April 10, 1957

Mr. Philpott:

No. My hon. friend has missed the point. I am glad he has given me a chance to explain it. I am talking entirely in terms of effectiveness. First of all, I think it would be politically unwise and constitutionally unsound on the grounds of creating a precedent, but far more important to me at this moment so far as this bill is concerned is this point. The Minister of National Health and Welfare is out to get all ten provinces into the plan. If the house were so unwise as to vote for the amendment moved by my hon. friend, the first effect would be to remove the pressure exerted on every province by great and powerful organizations like the Canadian Congress of Labour. We are against the amendment, not because we do not want to go ahead with the scheme at the moment but because we want to go ahead with all ten provinces of Canada in the plan and not just five.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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April 10, 1957

Mr. Philpott:

If anybody can tell the Minister of National Health and Welfare how to surmount obstacles, I should like to see the man. I call the Minister of National Health and Welfare-I know he will take this as a compliment-a mixture of Machiavelli and maple syrup. When there was a log jam at the United Nations and for six full years

they were not able to break the blockade and overcome the snag we all know what they did-they called in the Minister of National Health and Welfare and he put through a package deal.

What we are putting through today is a package deal. We on this side of the house certainly cannot accept the unwise amendment moved by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre because he is betting on a bobtailed straight and the Minister of National Health and Welfare is out for a full house. The hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre can get some of his colleagues to explain to him what I mean when I say that the Minister of National Health and Welfare is out to lay down a royal flush whereby every one of the ten provinces from coast to coast will be taking part in this great scheme.

This is probably the last speech I will make in the house before dissolution.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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April 10, 1957

Mr. Philpoil:

Before dissolution: May I

say how happy I am that when I made my very first speech in the house the premier of British Columbia, Mr. Bennett, and Mr. Bonner and Mr. Gunderson were sitting in the gallery and heard me support the plea of the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Herridge) for the development of power on the Columbia. We all know what has happened in that regard.

When I was elected four years ago I made two promises. One was that I would try to get an increase in the war veterans allowance and the second was that I would do my level best to get on the statute books of Canada a national health insurance plan. I think, Mr. Speaker, that I have done my bit.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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April 10, 1957

Mr. Philpott:

I will be glad to explain. So far as the Minister of National Health and Welfare, who has brought this whole plan to the stage it has now reached, is concerned, the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre should not try to tell his grandmother how to suck eggs.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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