Alexandre Joseph DOUCET

DOUCET, Alexandre Joseph

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Kent (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
November 1, 1880
Deceased Date
July 28, 1951
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Joseph_Doucet
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7c80f771-ca25-4628-8355-ae46ed1f9087&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 20, 1923 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Kent (New Brunswick)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Kent (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 82 of 82)


March 14, 1924

Mr. DOUCET:

No, it would not have

been politic. But the following statement is attributed to the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) at that time Minister of Marine and Fisheries:

The Minister of Marine expressed himself as very confident regarding the election of the Liberal candidate. The outlook is very bright, he said, and there seems to be little doubt but that the people of Kent county will show their confidence in the King administration.

Poor people!

They will avail themselves of the opportunity of being represented by a man who will have access to the members of the Cabinet-

Note the word.

-as a member of the opposition could not hope to do.

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March 14, 1924

Mr. DOUCET:

Mr. Speaker, when I started to describe the means adopted by the government party to win the by-election in Kent county I did not think I would stir up such a hornet's nest. But I have here something entitled A Vicious Doctrine. It says:

Mr. Black's selection is a notice to the administration that Halifax does not approve of the heavy expenditures in public works the King government is making there, and has planned to make in the future.

I ask all fair-minded men in the House and in the country at large whether any constituency is to be punished and deprived of reasonable and necessary public works simply

because of the fact that it could not see eye to eye with the Liberal candidate? But I have some further comment upon the Kent county by-election. I am quoting from the Moncton Transcript, published in the constituency of the Secretary of State (Mr. Copp), and of course the organ of the Liberal party:

But Kent county has exercised its right in choosing the representative it prefers, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Doucet will secure for the constituency all that Mr. Bourgeois could have secured. One cannot see how that is to be expected, for in a sense he is pledged to oppose anything the government may want to do for Kent.

Well, Sir, let me state here and now that if the government is prepared to include in the estimates or in the supplementaries any votes that would be beneficial to the interest of Kent county, be it the acquisition of the Kent Northern railway or the much-talked-of extension of the Monction and Buctouche railway from Buctouche to Richibucto. I, as the humble representative of Kent county will not be in a position to vote against such expenditure.

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March 14, 1924

Mr. DOUCET:

If affectionate we must be, let us be affectionate to all parts of the country. I find that the rate on Nova Scotia coal from Montreal to Hamilton, a distance of 372 miles, is S3 per ton, while the rate on United States coal from Detroit to Montreal, 563 miles, is only $2.90 per ton, or 10 cents less for 190 miles greater distance. I ask my

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hon. friends who represent the constituencies of Cumberland and Pictou, and both ridings in Cape Breton, do they not believe with me that the coal industry of the Maritime provinces is not getting a fair deal at the hands of the railway board, but that United States bituminous coal receives certain concessions that we in the Maritime provinces do not enjoy?

It will be noted also that the rate of fishand these statements were made before the Railway Commission which met at Halifax a short time ago; and mark you, the express companies to-day are before the Railway-Commission and they are part and parcel of the Canadian National Railways-from Prince Rupert to Winnipeg, a distance of 1,758 miles, is $3.59 per 100 pounds, while the rate from Halifax to Winnipeg, a distance of 1,923 miles is $10.60 for the same weight. I wish to refer this item to the hon. member for Lunenburg (Mr. Duff) and to ask him to agree with me that the fishing industry of the Maritime provinces is not getting a fair deal.

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