James Pollock BROWN

BROWN, James Pollock

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Châteauguay (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 4, 1841
Deceased Date
May 30, 1913
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pollock_Brown
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7bfda4f2-69fc-4407-b3b4-ccf8d867ee63&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Châteauguay (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 3)


March 14, 1912

Mr. BROWN.

Does the hon. member for Elgin (Mr. Marshall) mean to say

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   TRADE AND SLIDING SCALE.
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March 14, 1912

Mr. BROWN.

Does the hon. member for Elgin state that tomatoes were higher in the United States during the month of | Mr. OLIVER.

July last than they were in the city of Montreal, that is, a three-pound tin?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   TRADE AND SLIDING SCALE.
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March 14, 1912

Mr. BROWN.

Is the hon. member for Elgin aware that the combine went to the wholesale trade in the city of Montreal and other cities, and contracted with them for a certain quantity of cases, and after that they would shrink down the quantity they were to deliver so as to enhance the price?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   TRADE AND SLIDING SCALE.
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January 30, 1912

Mr. BROWN.

Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of making a personal explanation on a question privilege re the case of smuggling referred to in the ' Montreal Star ' of the 12th and 19th iinstant. In its issue of the 29th instant appears the following:

Ottawa, January 29.-In the House this afternoon, the Hon. J. D. Reid, Minister of Customs, will give an affirmative answer to the following question put by Mr. G. H. Baker, of Brome

(1) Has the Minister of Customs taken cognizance of an article which appeared in the Montreal 'Star' of January 12, under the caption ' M.P.'s name is mentioned in a smuggling case'?

(2) Are the statements, as communicated to the Department of Customs, substantially as alleged in the said newspaper article?

To both queries the answer will be ' Yes.'

Mr. Speaker, I would say that I know nothing about the purchasing of those goods, nor the sending for them until the day following the seizure; and I am in no way responsible for this transaction. I was not aware of the bringing of those goods into Canada, and had ho connection with the transaction directly or indirectly.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE.
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January 17, 1910

Hon. Mr. BROWN.

The hon. member for North Hastings is of that opinion; but that hon. gentleman is in favour of a legislative union, and had we been forming a legislative union, there might have been some force in the demand. But the very essence of our compact is that the union shall be federal and not legislative. Our Lower Canada friends have agreed to give us representation by population in the lower House, on the express condition they shall have equality in the upper House. On no other condition could we have advanced a step; and, for my part, I am quite willing they should have it. In maintaining the existing sectional boundaries and handing over the control of local matters to local bodies, we recognize, to a certain extent, a diversity of interests; and it was quite natural that the protection of those interests, hy equality in the upper Chamber, should he demanded by the less numerous provinces.

So one_ of the reasons, one of the inducements given to the smaller provinces, to lower Canada, and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, was that there should be an upper Chamber as well as equality of representation, and this was for the protection Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

of minorities. My hon. friend asked with some pertinence: What have the Senate

done during the forty years that it has existed for the protection of the minorities? He answered, nothing. Sir, I am glad that my hon. friend from Niagara (Mr. Lancaster) can say that the Senate has done nothing in the forty years of its existence for the protection of minorities. But this is not to the discredit of the Senate, it is rather to the credit of the House of Commons It means simply that the House of Commons has done nothing to endanger minorities. ,

Topic:   BAIT SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   ABOLITION OF THE SENATE.
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