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 2 of 34)


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 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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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

So long as they do not exceed $240 per annum, they are exempt. If my hon, friend from North Cape Breton and Victoria (Mr. McKenzie) is satisfied as to the legal effect, I think we all ought to be.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I think my hon. friend has not the facts quite correctly in his mind. The contributions, express or implied, from the children are exempt up to $20 a month. They are not wiped off the slate altogether. If we have a widowed mother with an independent income of $20 a month and two sons living with her who are contributing, or should contribute, to her support, either the independent income or the amount charged for the two sons is deducted from her pension.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I hardly think that this is a matter upon which the chairman of a committee which deals entirely with the affairs of soldiers should be asked to express an opinion. The point raised by the hon. member is with regard to the proper division of a possible loss as between the Dominion, the province and the municipality. That is surely a matter for the Government, who are considering the advancing of additional sums on this account, and I would not care offhand to express any opinion about it. I would say, however, that the Dominion does bear some part of the expense of this operation; as I am informed, the Dominion lends to the province at one per cent less than it costs the Dominion to borrow the money. That is quite a considerable item when you consider the large amount involved.

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