J.-H.-Théogène RICARD

RICARD, The Hon. J.-H.-Théogène, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 30, 1909
Deceased Date
April 7, 2006
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Théogène_Ricard
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7d606ebb-cb8d-4415-8691-214a9e01ec5c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business agent, insurance agent, personnel manager

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (January 1, 1962 - January 1, 1963)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1962 - January 1, 1963)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (January 18, 1962 - April 19, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (January 1, 1962 - January 1, 1963)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1962 - January 1, 1963)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (August 17, 1962 - February 6, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (March 18, 1963 - April 21, 1963)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair (January 1, 1966 - September 1, 1968)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair (January 1, 1966 - September 1, 1968)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 496 of 500)


December 10, 1957

Mr. Ricard:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

The policy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has given rise to numerous requests from our people as well as to complaints of all sorts. I want therefore to

deal with this question and to refute some of the arguments of my hon. friend from Dollard (Mr. Rouleau).

In the speech he has just delivered, he said that 45 per cent of the people were behind the Liberal party while the proportion favouring the Conservative party was but 41 per cent. However, a survey, made only a short time ago, shows that the Conservative party could now count upon 50 per cent of the votes, while the Liberal party has the support of 33 per cent only of our people.

Nothing is so remote from the truth in my opinion, as to assert that the Conservative party, which is now in office, is leading the nation to anarchy and disaster.

Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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December 10, 1957

Mr. Theogene Ricard (St. Hyacinlhe-Bagol):

Mr. Speaker, I did not intend to speak tonight.

Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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December 10, 1957

Mr. Ricard:

To hard times. As I have said, the Conservative party has been entrusted with the administration of this nation in a difficult situation; and, again in 1957, the same thing happens. We all realize that the nation is more or less distressed by the deeds of the Liberal party which formed the previous administration. The Conservative party has now been requested to administer the affairs of this country because our Liberal friends have failed to take the necessary steps to save our working and agricultural classes.

Within the next few days, the Conservative government will introduce measures which the house will have to pass. They will be up to-

Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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December 10, 1957

Mr. Ricard:

Then, Mr. Speaker, I will just say that the grievance brought to the attention of the house by the hon. member for Dollard will be corrected very shortly by the Conservative party, because this party knows how to keep up with the people.

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Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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December 3, 1957

Mr. Theogene Ricard (St. Hyacinthe-Bagof):

Mr. Speaker, I am happy to support the hon. member for Beauce (Mr. Poulin) in a matter as serious and significant as that of bilingual cheques in this country. I commend him for the persistence he has shown in the past years when submitting this bill, for without his well-known tenacity, he would certainly have dropped the matter and it would have been automatically shelved.

As a French Canadian, I fully agree with the hon. member for Beauce, and I am happy to ask all hon. representatives to give this matter all the attention it deserves. To my mind, a gesture such as this would be tangible proof of every member's wish to see the highest degree of national unity established in this country, and we should therefore vote in favour of the legislation moved by the hon. member for Beauce.

I take this opportunity to remind the house that the first French bank-note in Canada was printed under a Conservative government-

Topic:   FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR PRINTING OF NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH
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