Gordon GRAYDON

GRAYDON, Gordon, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Peel (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 7, 1896
Deceased Date
September 19, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Graydon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=795045ac-0a2d-489d-aac6-1477f9c815d1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer, solicitor

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Peel (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Peel (Ontario)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (January 1, 1943 - June 10, 1945)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Peel (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Peel (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Peel (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 1689)


May 9, 1953

Mr. Graydon:

There must be many hon. members who have no background at all with respect to this matter. Perhaps the hon. member for Peace River felt that he could not give the background when he asked the question. Will the Minister of Justice indicate what the point is that is involved?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF REMARKS OF MR. JUSTICE MANSON IN VANCOUVER
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May 9, 1953

Mr. Graydon:

I think the minister is going a little far afield. I believe if the officials of the Ontario government were here they would say that the dominion has a supervising hand over all this, and makes sure that these collections are made.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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May 9, 1953

Mr. Graydon:

You may be, too, before long.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF REMARKS OF MR. JUSTICE MANSON IN VANCOUVER
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May 9, 1953

Mr. Graydon:

The only reason I raise the question is that I think there is quite a difference between the type of subject that would be dealt with by the permanent joint board on defence and by a committee on the economic and tariff front. I think there is a vast difference in what could be done.

The Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) and all of us in the house agree that what Canadians are most concerned about on the tariff front is the possibility of pressure groups in the United States influencing congress to the extent that they affect our entry into their market. Whether a committee of this kind would have much effect on the type of influence that is abroad down there may be another matter. I quite agree that it may be a little gesture but I am afraid that it will not go very far.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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May 9, 1953

Mr. Graydon:

I should like to be clear in my mind concerning one question connected with the matter we have been discussing. An elderly lady came to see me not long ago, stating she had been a recipient under the Old Age Pensions Act, and had been receiving the pension for four or five years before the old act was superseded by the universal Old Age Security Act. A certificate was registered against her property. Now she comes under the Old Age Security Act. This point arises: Can she sell

the property with that certificate registered against it? I called the provincial office first, and they seemed somewhat vague about the situation. Then I called the dominion office and they were just as vague. It may be that I did not speak to the right person, or to the person who knew most about it. I am not suggesting that the officials in either case were at fault, because if I did I would be unfair.

On the other hand the question arose as to whether or not this lady could sell that property, or whether the new legislation actually vacated that situation.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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