Daniel Duncan MCKENZIE

MCKENZIE, The Hon. Daniel Duncan, P.C., K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
January 8, 1859
Deceased Date
June 8, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Duncan_McKenzie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6c38f39b-1f70-4da5-ac6d-14d796590e55&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
judge, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - February 15, 1906
LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 17, 1919 - August 7, 1919)
December 6, 1921 - December 28, 1921
LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
January 19, 1922 - April 10, 1923
LIB
  North Cape Breton and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (December 29, 1921 - April 10, 1923)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 1097)


June 19, 1922

Mr. McKENZIE:

I am not surprised at my hon. friend being familiar, with when an action can be and cannot be brought, and why it should be and should not be brought, because there is no form of political shortcoming that he has not been called upon to defend in some shape or another Consequently there is no trick or form in criminal law which he has not traversed from Dan to Beersheba. If a man robs a hen coop he is particularly anxious to know when the statute of limitations begins to run, and I have no doubt my hon. friend has been often called upon to advise hen stealers down in his country. Now, this voluminous, delightful, Gladston-:an law that my hon. friend has been able to give us-

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Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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June 19, 1922

Mr. McKENZIE:

He continued the contract in existence by saying: whenever you put through your end we are at your disposal as before. Those are the terms of his act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LAKE OF THE WOODS REGULATION
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June 19, 1922

Mr. McKENZIE:

I have opened Crankshaw a great many times.

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Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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June 19, 1922

Mr. McKENZIE:

As a good lawyer, my hon. friend will observe that when contracts are broken, reasons are given by the other side to show that they are regarded as broken. There were not the grounds taken by the than Prime Minister. He never said the contract was no good.

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Subtopic:   LAKE OF THE WOODS REGULATION
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June 19, 1922

Mr. McKENZIE:

Of course,what I meant was Blaclcstonian law. But I am now addressing the hon. member for St. John, and if is no use dealing with him in ordinary language. For the most of us Blackstone would be good enough, but I had to come

down a few generations and mention Gladstone for the benefit of my hon. friend. But he will probably recognize that name when possibly he never heard of Blackstone. I heard nothing from my hon. friend that throws any further light on the law. He tells us as to what is the commencement of an action. There is not a magistrate of the meanest intelligence in any part of the maritime provinces but knows that the laying of the action is the commencement of the action and not the hearing. But my hon. friend, with all the wisdom of a Solomon, comes before this House and tells us as it was decided years ago that the laying of the action is the commencement of the action. It is noble to seek truth; it is beautiful to find it. I leave my hon. friend to rejoice in his impressive knowledge of criminal law. He reminds me of the old man who had a cow with a record. He was trying to sell the cow, and in doing so continually pointed to her record. "I will na buy your coo," said a bystander. "But look at her record," exclaimed her owner. "Well," was the rejoinder, "she needs it." If my hon. friend has a profound knowledge of the criminal law, he needs it.

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