Jean-Joseph DENIS

DENIS, Jean-Joseph, Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Joliette (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 27, 1876
Deceased Date
September 22, 1960
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Joseph_Denis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=691705c6-e71f-4fae-a033-f5eeacf51c8d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Joliette (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Joliette (Quebec)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Joliette (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Joliette (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 148)


March 29, 1927

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

In view of the

opinions expressed by hon. members I would not be opposed to allowing the motion to stand.

Topic:   PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   MOTION TO REDUCE QUORUM
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March 9, 1927

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

For a list of all the civil servants in Canada earning a salary at the rate of $3,000 a year or over, on the date of January 1, 1927, indicating in each case, the full name of the person, the grade or nature of the work done, the salary so earned and the department in which that person is working, all names for each separate department being grouped together.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS EARNING S3,000 AND UPWARDS
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March 8, 1927

Mr. J. J. DENIS (Joliette) moved:

That the quorum of the select standing committee on privileges and elections be reduced from fifteen to eight members.

984 COMMONS

Privileges and Elections Committee

He said: I think I should give some explanation regarding this motion. Each year a striking committee is appointed to nominate the select standing committees and that committee has the power to determine what shall be the quorum of a standing committee of the House. In some cases that committee provides what shall be a quorum and in other cases it does not. The quorum was not fixed this year for the standing committee on privileges and elections; therefore a quorum should be a majority of the committee, and as there are twenty-nine members the quorum stands at fifteen. On the 2nd, 3rd and 8th March this committee on privileges and elections was called. Unfortunately we have been unable on each of these occasions to secure a quorum; therefore there is no report of the committee before the House, as we could not make a report until a quorum had been obtained. The members of that committee who were present at the different meetings suggested to me that I, as chairman, should move to have the quorum of the committee reduced, because the members of the committee were afraid that if the quorum remained at fifteen it would be very difficult if not impossible for the committee to sit this session. That is the reason I am making this motion. By way of comparison, I might draw the attention of hon. members to the fact that the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines is composed of 129 members and the quorum has been fixed at 25, less than 20 per cent. The private bills committee is composed of 65 members, and the quorum has been placed at 10. lhe committee on standing orders is composed of 33 members and the quorum is fixed at 7.

Topic:   PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
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March 2, 1927

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

Because the civil

servants are working in the public interest.

Topic:   THE CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   PREFERENCE TO THOSE WHO HAVE A KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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March 2, 1927

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

My hon. friend

was not in the House when I said that I applied it to civil servants and not to members of the House.

Topic:   THE CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   PREFERENCE TO THOSE WHO HAVE A KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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