Paul-Edmond GAGNON

GAGNON, Paul-Edmond

Personal Data

Chicoutimi (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 20, 1909
Deceased Date
October 23, 1981

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
  Chicoutimi (Quebec)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
  Chicoutimi (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
  Chicoutimi (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 80)

January 20, 1956

1. What are the names of the senior officials of

the taxation division (a) at the head office of the Department of National Revenue: (b) at the

Ottawa district office?

2. What are their salaries?

Answer by: Mr. McCann:

1. (a)

Deputy minister, Mr. J. G. McEntyre $15,500 Asst, deputy minister, Mr. D. H. Sheppard 13,500


Director, Assessments branch, Mr. H. Milburn 12,000

Director, Administrative services branch, Mr. M. W. McA'Nulty .... 10,000

Director, Legal branch, Mr. A. A.

McGrory 12,000

Director, Inspection services, Mr. S. F.

Hobart 10,000

Director, Planning and development,

Mr. H. F. Herbert 9,000


Director, Mr. G. W. Northfleld 9,500

Chief assessor, Mr. W. O. Wadge____ 7,900

Supervisor of administration, Mr. T.

W. Thompson 6,800

2. Answered by No. 1.

67509-25 J

Monday. January 23, 1956

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January 17, 1956

Mr. Gagnon:

1. Has the government of Canada been reimbursed for the sum of $60,000,000 loaned to China in 1946?

2. If so, on what date?

3. If not, when will payment be made and what is the amount of interest to date?

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July 18, 1955

Mr. Gagnon:

Before this item passes, Mr. Chairman, I wish to draw to the minister's attention a matter which will be no news to him, any more than it is to me or to any member of this house, but which is of major interest to those who live in one of the loveliest towns in the province of Quebec.

Many a time, I have asked that a public building be put up in the city of Chicoutimi, to accommodate various federal offices, more particularly the postal service. Representations to that effect have been made to the minister, and to his predecessor, by the city council, the chambers of commerce and various other public organizations. An amount of $250,000 was even voted to this end in 1953.

The pressing need for a central post office in Chicoutimi is being felt increasingly every day. That is why I deem it to be my duty to renew my request for the construction of this building. The government already has acquired land for the purpose and I am told that the various departments concerned have made known their space requirements to the proper authorities.

Supply-Public Works

I would like the minister to tell me, when he has an opportunity of doing so, how far this project has developed and whether we can expect it to be implemented shortly.


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June 10, 1955

Mr. Paul E. Gagnon (Chicoutimi):

I should like to ask the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys what was the cost of the map now in the railway committee room?

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June 6, 1955

1. Who were the Canadian observers at the general assembly of the United Nations in 1953 and 1954?

2. What was the amount of expenses incurred by this country for each of the Canadian observers?

3. In what proceedings have they taken part and what are the names of those who delivered speeches thereat?

4. To whom was the report of their observations transmitted?

5. Where may copies thereof be obtained?

No. Of

Hotel Subsistence ($7 per day) days Present Total Expenses$519.00 $396.00 52 $1,019.00337.00 302.00 36 713.00397.00 403.00 39 844.00119.00 83.00 10 336.00371.00 305.00 38 747.0076.CO 35.00 5 179.00439.00 321.00 44 813.00429.00 347.00 42 916.00336.00 185.00 24 638.00169.00 123.00 17 485.00399.00 287.00 40 871.00489.00 364.00 50 914.00


3. The only observers associated with Canadian delegations to sessions of the general assembly have been members of parliament. They are nominated by their party leaders and are appointed by the government to give members of all parties represented in the House of Commons opportunities to obtain first-hand information of the problems and activities of the United Nations. Customarily the government invites nomination of four Liberal members as observers, two attending each half of the session of the assembly; two Progressive Conservative members, one attending each half of the session; one C.C.F. member to attend half the session and one Social Credit member to attend the other half. Observers are associated with the Canadian delegation and attend delegation meetings but unlike representatives and alternate representatives they have no responsibility for formulating or expressing Canadian policy. They are free to attend all committee meetings and plenary sessions, but are not permitted by the rules of procedure to participate in debates. Many observers become interested in specific subjects during the session and devote all their time to following proceedings in one committee. Others prefer to obtain a more general view by moving from committee to committee. Their programs are left to their own discretion.

4. Parliamentary observers are not required to submit reports of their observations to the government and the delegation does not report on their activities. Whether observers present reports to their respective party leaders is a matter for decision by those leaders.

5. See answer to No. 4 above.

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