Gage Workman MONTGOMERY

MONTGOMERY, Gage Workman, Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 2, 1898
Deceased Date
June 5, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_Montgomery
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8db7e861-18f0-4588-865a-0bb29f90f20b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

May 26, 1952 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 88)


March 15, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

Why don't you sit down then?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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March 8, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

Well, I find that people in a constituency get pretty much what they

want if their requests are reasonable. I have sat in the opposition and on the government side, and if the people of a constituency have a member of parliament who is a cussed nuisance they sometimes do not get everything they request because they are misled. If they have a good, sound member of parliament who is reasonable, they usually do.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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March 8, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

But if you have an opposition member to whom no attention is paid and who makes himself a nuisance to the government he is not going to be able to get a by-election. There are only a few of us who have had experience both in the opposition and as members of the party in power and who can really speak with a good idea of the opinion of the people in the constituencies. Therefore I am quite happy with the way the law is.

There is another point. Under this bill it could be possible to have two by-elections in one year. Any hon. members who have had to

run in one election and then seven or eight months later run again know that it is not a very pleasant experience from a financial standpoint at least. There is also the point that sometimes the people in the constituency do not want an election called when somebody in the opposition might like to have it called because of the weather conditions and so on.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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March 8, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

All of these things have something to do with the matter. Like many other things, I think this is a matter that should be subject to a request from the constituency and left to the discretion of the people who must call elections.

I have not had time to investigate to see why a period of six months was established in the present law. There must have been some good reasons, and I think the law as it stands has served very well. Maybe I should not say this but I know of one or two constituencies where the people would be just as well off if they had no representation as they are with the representation they have.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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March 8, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

There are many reasons other than political ones. We do not want to limit discussion of this matter, and I am certainly not one of those who would wish to cut down the time. I do not believe the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate had this in mind but I can see some people might say that he would want to have somebody elected before the former member had cooled off, before he was buried. You can go to extremes in these things.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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