Owen C. TRAINOR

TRAINOR, Owen C., M.C, C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 16, 1894
Deceased Date
November 28, 1956
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Trainor
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=687b21f6-290a-4780-ab34-629745fe08fe&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - November 28, 1956
PC
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 78)


June 26, 1956

Mr. Trainor:

On a point of order, I think the hon. member only intimated that the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar was distorting the facts as he saw them. That is not necessarily distorting the facts.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   SUPPLY SHIP "C. D. HOWE"-REPORT ON FIRE
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June 25, 1956

Mr. Trainor:

He is an independent.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR ELECTION-SENATE REFORM
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June 22, 1956

Mr. O. C. Trainor (Winnipeg South):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Finance a question supplementary to the one he answered just a moment ago. Why strike a silver dollar in order to commemorate a gold rush?

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR COMMEMORATIVE DOLLAR ON OCCASION OF CENTENARY CELEBRATION
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June 21, 1956

Mr. Trainor:

Mr. Chairman, in common with the hon. member for Fort William I cannot lay claim to any particular aptitude to discuss the estimates of the Department of National Defence. However, unlike the hon. member, I do not share his distaste for those whom he regards as brass hats, and I would remind the hon. member that he comes perilously close to the crime of lese-majeste inasmuch as he has nearly criticized a minister, and I am sure he could not possibly tolerate that particular crime.

I think every member of the house would be interested, as I was, in the remarks of the hon. member for Cape Breton South and his admiration and approval of the Soviet economic system. That was extremely interesting to me, because it indicated a tacit recognition of the fact that the system of democratic socialism is bankrupt and that the only way in which it can possibly function is by adopting the principles of communism.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES INQUIRY AS TO AMOUNTS ADVANCED TO DATE
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June 21, 1956

Mr. Trainor:

Mr. Chairman, one particular point that struck me in this debate was the demand made by my leader for a parliamentary committee to examine these estimates, because it becomes very obvious to everybody as the debate proceeds that nobody has the slightest knowledge of what these estimates are all about. Nobody is in a position-I was going to say "including the minister" but possibly I might make an exception in his case-to know what they are all about. Therefore I suggest to the minister and to the Prime Minister particularly that it is difficult to see how this suggestion or demand can possibly be ignored, and I trust that we will have this opportunity. Those members of the House of Commons who have some conception of military and

defence affairs generally would have an opportunity to examine these estimates and present a report to the rest of us.

I think this is an extremely reasonable request or demand, and I would certainly urge it on the Prime Minister as almost a necessity; because I do not think the people of this country are going to be satisfied if they know that about half the annual budget is being passed without anybody having a critical look at it, and that is exactly what is happening under present circumstances.

If the government will not accede to this demand, I believe the people of the country will make their wishes known in no uncertain terms. My final word is an appeal-I put it on those grounds-to the Minister of National Defence to use all his influence with his colleagues, particularly with the Prime Minister, to see that this aim is achieved. I am quite certain that in the long run he will be very much the gainer.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES INQUIRY AS TO AMOUNTS ADVANCED TO DATE
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