Frank OLIVER

OLIVER, The Hon. Frank, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Edmonton (Alberta)
Birth Date
September 1, 1853
Deceased Date
March 31, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Oliver_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6e8d69a0-c443-4d32-9982-364df1473067&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
publisher

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Alberta (Provisional District) (Northwest Territories)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Alberta (Provisional District) (Northwest Territories)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Edmonton (Northwest Territories)
  • Minister of the Interior (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
April 25, 1905 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Edmonton (Northwest Territories)
  • Minister of the Interior (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Edmonton (Alberta)
  • Minister of the Interior (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Edmonton (Alberta)
  • Minister of the Interior (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (April 8, 1905 - October 6, 1911)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2438)


September 20, 1917

1. Is Lieutenant M. J. Howe, formerly of the 188th Battalion, still in the service of the Militia Department?

2. If so, what are his duties, pay and allowances?

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Subtopic:   LIEUT. M. J. HOWE.
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September 19, 1917

Mr. OLIVER:

That may be. I thought it was only right to draiw attention to this fact, and /to urge, as Ithe committee at Edmonton has urged', that the cases that have already occurred /under voluntary service should receive such consideration /as is within the scope and possibilities of the Government. There is another resolution of this committee that I desire to place before the House. It reads:

That the pension of a widowed mother be the same as that of a wife, provided her son or sons who has or have been killed in action or died on active service were at the time of enlistment or subsequently thereto her sole support. [DOT]

I do not know how far this goes beyond the present regulation, tout I have read it for the purpose of putting it before the Government.

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September 19, 1917

Mr. OLIVER:

I have had many instances of that.

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September 19, 1917

Mr. OLIVER:

My hon. friend, I have no doubt, is so satisfied that he and his friends are thoroughly entrenched that our condition did not enter his mind. I do not think that the point raised by the hon. member for North Perth (Mr. Morphy) was altogether apprehended by the hon. member for Kingston. He spoke of those who had been awarded a gratuity. The reply to that was that if they had been awarded a gratuity on a certain condition of disability, on a change in that condition of disability, that award would -be revised. That was not his pcint. Having been awarded a certain gratuity on a certain disability, he suggested that they might secure a revision of the award even though there was no change in physical condition, his contention being, and I thinik correctly, that in many oases men accepted a gratuity without provident consideration. A man returns from the front, he is glad

5 p.-m. to be free, he is able to resume tihe society o-f his friends, he does not w-ant to be ranked as a kicker or a squealer, he is offered a small gratuity and he accepts it. The point that the hon. member for North Perth had in mind was that all gratuities should be subject to revision -without consideration whether there was a change in the physical condition or not.

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September 19, 1917

Mr. OLIVER:

I have no personal knowledge of this case. The memorandum was sent to me through the mail, and I present it just as it came to me. The explanation given by the hon. member from Kingston (Mr. Nickle) is an explanation which does not, to use a slang expression, "listen good" to the ordinary people of the country. The father of this child, whatever he was, gave his life for the country, and the country owes something to the child, at least that is the way the ordinary man looks at it. I want to assure the committee that the gentlemen who sent these representations are a committee of the prominent citizens of Edmonton, who have gathered together for the purpose of looking after such cases. It is not a partisan committee in any sense

of the word, and it has nothing to do with politics. They also mention the case of Mary L. Richmond, to which they refer as follows:

Oliver C. Richmond, the son of this woman, enlisted and went overseas, serving some time at the front, and was then invalided home and died some time after his return. It seems there is some difficulty in getting the pension for this mother, claiming that the hoy had a pre-disposition to tuberculosis, and that if he had not gone to the front he would not have died. The facts are, he went, came home and is dead, and there seems to be some finesse on the part of the doctors as to whether he really died because of exposure at the front or not. One doctor stated that there were latent conditions, which, to quote his own words, "were lit up by the strain of the soldier's service at the front." There is no doubt that this woman is entitled to a mother's pension for her son, who at the time of his enlistment was proceeding to his examinations in law and would have been a great support and help to her in years to come.

I have no doubt the Board of Pension Commissioners found reasons under the law for not granting the pension in this case, but assuming the facts to be as stated, and I have no reason to think otherwise, their action does not appeal to me-and I do not think it appeals to citizens generally- as a case of keeping faith with those who have rendered the most praiseworthy service to the country.

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