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:

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:

I beg to move that the following be added to the Bill as clause 1A thereof:

1A. Section thirty-nine of the said Act, as amended by the said chapter 10, is repealed, and the following section is enacted in lieu thereof:-

39. (1) Immediately after each examination a list of the successful competitors in the case of a competitive examination, and of successful candidates in order of merit in other examinations, shall be made out and published in the Canada Gazette.

(2) The Cavil Service Commission shall prepare and maintain a special list of persons in receipt of pensions by reason of their services in the war, nineteen hundred and fourteen to nineteen hundred and eighteen, who

(i) have from causes attributable to such service lost capacity for physical exertion to an extent which makes them unfit efficiently to pursue the avocations whioh they were pursuing before the war,

(ii) have not been successfully re-established in some other avocation, and

(iii) desire to be placed on such list.

The commission shall obtain as full particulars of each person on such list, including particulars of his age, education, physical and mental condition, resources and responsibilities, as it is possible to obtain from all available records.

In all examinations fosr entrance .into the Civil Service the persons named on such list who are found to possess the necessary qualifications shall be placed in the order of merit on the list of successful candidates above all other candidates.

(3) In all examinations for entrance into the Civil Service all persons other than those mentioned in subsection two of this section who have been on>

active service overseas on the military forces or who have served on the high seas in a sea-going ship of war in the naval forces of His Majesty or of any of the Allies of His Majesty during the war, nineteen hundred and fourteen to nineteen hundred and eighteen, who have left such service with an honourable record or who have been honourably discharged, or when any persons who have served as aforesaid have died owing to such service the widows of such persons, and who in either case obtain sufficient marks to pass such examinations, shall, irrespective of the marks they have .obtained, be placed in the order of merit on the list of successful candidates next after any candidates who are on the special list mentioned in subsection two of this 'section and above all other candidates.

(4) The provisions of any statute or regulation prescribing the age limit and physical requirements with respect to any appointment in the Civil Service shall not apply to any persons with the military or naval service mentioned in subsection two or three of this section.

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

Mr. CRONYN:

No, they have to pass the examination just as the fit men do, and they must have the necessary qualifications.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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