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 4 of 88)


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:

I think you could under this bill. I am quite happy to support the law as it stands at the moment unless far better reasons are advanced than those offered by the mover of the bill. I know that the hon. member has brought the bill forward in good faith. I sat on a committee with him and he is quite adept at changing his mind. He told us he started out as a Conservative and that if he had had a chance to vote early enough in his life he might have been a Conservative. However, he then got into other company and by the time he was 21 he had changed his mind. As time has gone on he

Private Bills

has changed his mind on several occasions and now he is apparently ready to throw his old party overboard on account of all their sins. He has repented but I do not know what he is going to do with some of the fellows he has with him on that wagon who have not repented yet.

I think we can assume that there must be some political reason behind this, although I will give the hon. member credit for his sincerity. He seems to have in mind the fact that this government is not doing right by the people. He has forgotten that under his scheme the people who are really represented in parliament would not have very much to say about whether or not they wanted the time to be longer than the five months. I think six months is all right for the issuance of the writ, and a reasonable time thereafter for the election. I am sorry but I must tell the hon. member that if this bill comes to a vote I will be voting against it.

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING HOLDING OF BY-ELECTIONS
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March 5, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

There was no sympathy forthcoming from the government either.

Topic:   SMALL BUSINESSES LOANS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT LOANS
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March 5, 1962

Mr. Montgomery:

Read Hansard tomorrow.

Clause 1 agreed to.

On the title.

Topic:   SMALL BUSINESSES LOANS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT LOANS
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June 26, 1961

Mr. Montgomery:

I withdraw the first part. I said that had been denied.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
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