Alfred Johnson BROOKS

BROOKS, The Hon. Alfred Johnson, P.C., Q.C., B.A., B.C.L., Hon. LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Royal (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
November 14, 1890
Deceased Date
December 7, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Johnson_Brooks
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8c51ae75-79fc-49b3-8235-510e727a7dad&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Royal (New Brunswick)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Royal (New Brunswick)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (June 21, 1957 - August 21, 1957)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 801)


August 3, 1960

Mr. Brooks:

I move:

That clause 5 be amended by adding a new subparagraph 3:

(3) The provisions of Part I shall be construed as extending only to matters coming within the legislative authority of the parliament of Canada.

(Translation):

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August 3, 1960

Mr. Brooks:

I move:

That clause 2 be amended by inserting in line 13 thereof the word "Canadian" before the words "bill of rights".

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   MEASURE PROVIDING FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
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July 22, 1960

Mr. Brooks:

Yes, the Victoria Cross winners of the second world war receive $300 a year, and those of the first world war receive an award from the imperial government. The amount was $60 prior to a short time ago. By order in council it was increased to $300. I think that is included as a supplementary estimate.

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July 22, 1960

Mr. Brooks:

I know. This matter has been before the committee and before the house on many occasions. More than anything, it is a local problem for Kootenay West; it affects that area more than any other place in Canada. I have heard the hon. member discuss this subject on previous occasions.

I shall be very pleased to have my officials go to Kootenay West and make an investigation as requested.

I am rather surprised, though, that when the Veterans' Land Act was being amended last year and discussed in committee it was not brought to the attention of the committee-

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
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July 22, 1960

Mr. Brooks:

I am very glad to answer any questions asked by the hon. member and also by my very dear friend, Angus Maclnnis whom I knew for many years in this house. We have no laundry at Shaughnessy hospital in Vancouver, though we have laundries in some of our other hospitals across Canada. It has been the policy of the government to construct such laundries. We have a laundry at Saint John Lancaster hospital in New Brunswick; we have a laundry connected with our hospital in St. Anne-it is out of date now, but we are building a new one. We have a very large laundry at Sunnybrook in Toronto, and another at Westminster and another in Calgary. It is the policy of the department to establish such laundries as quickly as we can. We started a few years ago, and it is proving very satisfactory. However, there is no laundry at the present time at Shaughnessy.

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