Hume CRONYN

CRONYN, Hume, B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
London (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 28, 1864
Deceased Date
June 19, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hume_Cronyn_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6cf8aa6e-d764-4dcf-aa90-3e38a53cde0a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  London (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 34)


June 4, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I have since been able

to read Hansard, and as my hon. friend from Quebec South (Mr. Power) was the member who raised this point, and I think the only Liberal member who spoke on it at the time, it would be quite unfair to him, especially knowing as I do his attitude towards the soldier, to allow him to remain under that imputation.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT
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June 4, 1921

Mr. HUME CRONYN (London) :

I should like to explain this amendment. As those who were present yesterday evening will remember, this point was raised by the hon. member for Quebec South (Mr. Power) and the hon. member for Halifax (Mr. Maclean), and as a result of an interview subsequently held, it was discovered that, through a clerical error, one half of the former section had been dropped from the Bill as drafted. That has been restored by the Senate in the amendment in which concurrence is now asked. I did not rise primarily to make that explanation, although it is perhaps due the House, but to say that in this morning's Gazette, I noticed the statement that two members of the Liberal party raised some objection to the provisions extended to soldiers. When I read that statement, it seemed to me to be an absolute misrepresentation of what happened yesterday afternoon.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT
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June 3, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I think we might let the amendment go through as it stands this year. If there is anything wrong, it could very readily be put right later. I just want to take this opportunity to say that in speaking in reply to some remarks of my hon. friend from Quebec South (Mr. Power) I made the statement that subsection 4 made no alteration in the law as it existed before this year. I find that it does. My hon. friend from Halifax has pointed out that it does make a difference in that it omits these qualifying words "as to age and physical condition" which he had just mentioned. I think perhaps another year it might be well to look into that. In the meanwhile no harm can be done because the great majority of returned men have not yet reached the age where they would be affected.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 3, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

The Act makes it clear that they have been included. It says:

All persons who have been on active service overseas.

I do not think there is any question about their being included.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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June 3, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

The proposed amendment as regards subsections 1 and 4 simply re-enacts! what is already on the statute book, without the change of a letter or a syllable, so that the objection raised by the hon. member for Quebec South (Mr. Power) deals solely with a provision in the law which was passed by this Parliament some three years ago. It is not one of the questions which we considered this year, and is simply re-enacted from the statutes of 1918. The only change made in subsection 3 is one which extends the right of preference beyond members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force to those who served on the high seas in a sea-going ship of war in the naval forces of His Majesty. That amendment was made on the representation and suggestion of certain of those men who, on applying for this preference to the Civil Service Commission, were advised that, on the wording of the Act as it stood, that preference could not be extended to them. On their petition and on representations of the Department of Naval Service, the committee decided that that amendment should be made. The chief and real amendment is found in subsection 2, where there has been made a still further preference in aid of disabled men. Disabled men now not merely have the preference extended to all returned men, but they are put in a separate class by themselves. If they have the qualifications and can pass the necessary examination, their names go to the head of the list in advance even of their comrades who are sound and fit.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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