Charles FITZPATRICK

FITZPATRICK, The Right Hon. Sir Charles, P.C., K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Quebec County (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 19, 1851
Deceased Date
June 17, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fitzpatrick
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=89623362-ab4a-44b5-800f-0038af405df5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
crown prosecutor, lawyer, professor of criminal law

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Quebec County (Quebec)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 13, 1896 - February 9, 1902)
July 30, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Quebec County (Quebec)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 13, 1896 - February 9, 1902)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Quebec County (Quebec)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 13, 1896 - February 9, 1902)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (February 11, 1902 - June 3, 1906)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Quebec County (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (February 11, 1902 - June 3, 1906)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 590)


April 19, 1910

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

I would suggest that this whole section would be dropped. It is absolutely unnecessary and in any event would have to be altered. Section 15 of the British North America Act provides:

The command in chief of the land and naval militia, and of all naval and military forces, of and in Canada, is hereby declared to continue to be vested in the Queen.

That does away with the necessity for this section.

Topic:   M. J. A. CURRIE.
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June 20, 1905

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

I understand that, i obtained, for the purpose of the Bill, the area of lands patented for homesteads and a table showing the lands that remained and the number of settlers. It gave both the number of homestead entries and the num-j ber of settlers which were taken as actually : haying arrived and settled in the Northwest Territories, exclusive of Manitoba, within the area affected by our legislation. Then my own estimate of 50,000 was added on to that. I am informed by the gentleman who obtained these figures that they were given by Mr. Scott, who has charge of the administration of the immigration branch of the Interior Department.

Topic:   PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IN THE NORTHWEST.
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June 19, 1905

Hon. CHARLES FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice).

There are three schedules attached to this Bill. The first schedule is the trust deed which is necessary to carry out the provisions of the original contract

made between the government and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company by which the government undertake to guarantee certain bonds which are to be issued by the Grand Trunk Pacific Company to enable them to finance the undertaking so far as the portion of the line is concerned between Winnipeg and the Pacific ocean. My hon. friend (Mr. Haggart) will remember that on that portion of the line the company is authorized by its charter to issue bonds not exceeding practically $20,000 a mile with respect to the prairie section and, I think, somewhere about $50,000 a mile with respect to the mountain section. The undertaking of the government is to guarantee that issue of bonds to the extent of 75 per cent of the cost of construction with respect to the prairie section limited to $13,000 a mile, and on the mountain section bonds to the extent of 75 per cent of the cost whatever it may be.

Then my hon. friend will remember that there is an obligation on the part of the government, or rather an assumed obligation, to exempt the company from the payment of interest on these bonds for the first seven years with respect to the mountain section ; and in so far as that section is concerned, if the interest on the bonds is not paid for the three years succeeding the first seven years, then that is to be a deferred payment. It is intended to give effect to that provision of the agreement. My hon. friend will notice that the only two departures from the original contract in this trust deed are, first, with respect to the prairie section, the government obligation to guarantee to the extent of $13,000 a mile remains * intact ; but under the provisions of the company's Act of incorporation their power to issue bonds is limited to $20,000 a mile with respect to the prairie section, and under the provisions of the trust deed, it having been ascertained that $20,000 a mile was not sufficient for the prairie section the trust deed provides that the company may issue bonds to the extent of $21,500. That is in accordance with the terms of the agreement between the government and the company, by which agreement it is provided that the company must find the money, whatever it may be. So our obligation to endorse is limited to $13,000 a mile, but the company will, under this schedule. get power to issue to the extent of $21,500.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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June 19, 1905

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

Section 2 confirms the mortgage in schedule b. It has reference to the transaction between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company and the Grand Trunk Railway Company in regard to the second mortgage bonds. It is a condition of their agreement with the government that they shall get the second mortgage bonds guaranteed by the old Grand Trunk Railway Company, and schedule b provides for that mortgage.

On section 3,

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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June 19, 1905

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

No. Then I draw attention to this further provision which constitutes a departure from the agreement as contemplated at the time the Bill went through the House. My hon. friend

will remember that provision was made respecting the issue of bonds, pending construction. The company was authorized to issue what we call interim bonds, and when the construction was completed it was made obligatory on the company to surrender these interim bonds which were to be endorsed t\p-. the government, so that they might be replaced by a permanent issue. It was found impossible, practically, to finance the scheme in that respect, because these bonds could not be floated ; bonds of that character which were practically interim bonds issued for six or seven years could not be floated. I understand there were financial difficulties In connection with the matter, and the result is that we have made provision under this section for a present issue of permanent bonds extending over the whole period ; so that instead of having an issue of bonds, as it was originally intended, of a temporary character which should be superseded by a permanent issue at the end of construction, the issue now is of a permanent character applicable to the whole period of construction, which is estimated at seven years.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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