Major James William COLDWELL

COLDWELL, The Hon. Major James William, P.C., C.C.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
December 2, 1888
Deceased Date
August 25, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_James_Coldwell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=85a45525-d20a-41db-8c2a-1b91c360656b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, gentleman, principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1972)


May 29, 1958

Mr. Coldwell:

That is the whole point.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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January 31, 1958

Mr. Coldwell:

I am sure there is.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INQUIRY INTO ALLOCATION OF BOX CARS
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January 31, 1958

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roseiown-Biggar):

Is

it not usual when an appointment of this description is made by order in council to have the terms of reference tabled and given to parliament? Is this not a most unusual

procedure, showing entire disregard for the regular parliamentary procedure?

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INQUIRY INTO ALLOCATION OF BOX CARS
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January 20, 1958

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roseiown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, the house has listened to some long speeches today, in fact two of them, and I do not propose to speak at any great length tonight and to take up the various points made either by the Prime Minister (Mr. Diefenbaker) or by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Pearson). But I am going to say to the Prime Minister that I want to congratulate him first of all on his restoration to health, which I forgot to do this afternoon, and second, on the good guess he made. Of course, it was so obvious that no one could really miss it.

I must say that I was surprised at the Leader of the Opposition moving an amendment of this description containing the words which the Prime Minister pointed out a few minutes ago. I wonder whether the Leader of the Opposition and the Liberal party have forgotten last June.

Topic:   AMENDMENT CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF GOVERNMENT
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January 20, 1958

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roseiown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, may I too rise for the twofold purpose the Prime Minister had in mind when he rose to speak a few moments ago: first, to pay tribute to the right hon. gentleman who led the government for so long and the opposition until today. I hope he will have health and strength to remain with us and to give the parliament of Canada the advice he can give for a good many years yet.

The right hon. gentleman came here, I remember, in 1942 at a time of very great difficulty during the war, and gave freely of himself, having relinquished the practice of a profession in which he not only shone but, indeed, gloried. That was a great sacrifice on his part, and I think the country appreciated it, just as the country appreciates the services he has rendered to this nation as minister of justice, as minister of external affairs and as prime minister. And I am quite sure the right hon. gentleman knows that, whatever the fortunes of his party on June 10 of last year, that was no reflection upon the former prime minister himself.

We join the Prime Minister in expressing our regret that he has felt it necessary to lay down the reins of the leadership in which he was so distinguished and in wishing him well in the future.

I want to join the Prime Minister, too, in congratulating the hon. member for Algoma East (Mr. Pearson). I have known him now for a number of years and have been closely associated with him from time to time at international conferences. I have the highest regard and the greatest respect for him, and his only misfortune is that he is associated with the Liberal party. I could wish otherwise, because I have sometimes found my own mind running along the same channels as the hon. gentleman's mind in international affairs at least.

Topic:   LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
Subtopic:   TRIBUTE TO OLD, WELCOME TO NEW
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