Gerald William BALDWIN

BALDWIN, Gerald William, O.C., Q.C., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Peace River (Alberta)
Birth Date
January 18, 1907
Deceased Date
December 16, 1991
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ged_Baldwin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=88de9baa-8839-401f-9aa2-55522b62d47f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (August 17, 1962 - February 6, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (July 27, 1968 - September 20, 1973)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (July 27, 1968 - September 20, 1973)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (July 27, 1968 - September 20, 1973)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (July 27, 1968 - September 20, 1973)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (August 14, 1974 - February 24, 1976)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (August 14, 1974 - February 24, 1976)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Peace River (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 1378)


December 4, 1979

Mr. Baldwin:

Mr. Speaker, I will be glad to have my letter produced, along with a simple explanation.

[ Translation]

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December 4, 1979

Mr. Baldwin:

... I had the honour to serve as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for several years, and deputy ministers appeared there by themselves-not under the skirts of the minister. They answered a lot of questions, as did their advisers. When you come to a question of policy, absolutely, a deputy minister or an adviser must defer to the minister; but on questions of fact, deputy ministers and advisers are compellable witnesses to appear here ...

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December 4, 1979

Mr. Baldwin:

The minister would not recognize responsible government if it got into bed with him, that is all I can say.

I suppose that last comment was somewhat improper, Mr. Speaker. These assertions have been made, however. I am glad that the Prime Minister (Mr. Clark) has indicated that he would have no objection to allowing the Clerk of the Privy Council to appear before a committee. I suggest, however, that it should be as a matter of right, and not a matter of grace. That is the right of this House and this committee, if it sees fit by appropriate action in the House or by direction to its committees.

There has been a lot of discussion on this issue and challenges have been raised in the House and in committee about the subject of judicial decisions. I am not going to take too much of the time of the House because this is a highly academic subject and, more than that, it is a tremendously important one to us. I will, however, touch on the highlights.

The issue was brought up for consideration in the parliament of Australia. In 1975, what was called-

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December 4, 1979

Mr. Baldwin:

Mr. Speaker, when you said the "House," I think you meant the government has not complied with that. 1 think that is where the difficulty lies. As I understand it, the government feels that the terms of the order of reference to be given must omit any claim Crown privilege. That is what I take exception to and it is what I think is a question of privilege. I may be wrong in that and if I am 1 will gladly stop now. Maybe my friend the President of the Privy Council has something to say.

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December 4, 1979

Mr. Baldwin:

The minister is wrong. The minister is challenging responsible government, the responsible right of the House of Commons ...

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