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:

I am one of those who first entered the House of Commons after a by-election quite a while ago, and I take a different attitude from that of the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate with regard to this matter. I will tell him right away that I will not support his bill if it comes to a vote.

It is not particularly the job of members of parliament to decide to limit the wishes of the people in any constituency. The rights of parliament are different from the rights of the people in a constituency. In some constituencies a by-election may be desired soon and in others the people may not want a by-election to be held quickly. That is just as true for one party as for another. As the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate said a while ago in confessing his past sins, it may depend on who is sitting in the chair of authority. In my opinion the people of the constituency should be given lots of scope.

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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