William Hector MCMILLAN

MCMILLAN, William Hector, B.A., M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Welland (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 24, 1892
Deceased Date
September 8, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hector_McMillan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8dc7a640-3206-4b33-bea9-b6eff4c6d59a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

October 16, 1950 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Welland (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 189)


June 24, 1964

In connection with the strong recommendation by the international joint commission to cease dumping raw sewage and other waste products in the great lakes system (a) what program has been decided on in Canada to this end (b) how many American and Canadian communities dump raw sewage, directly or indirectly, into the great lakes system (c) have the American people assumed any time limit on any program to clean up the water in the great lakes system by sewage disposal plants, elimination of detergents and other wastes etc.?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DUMPING OF RAW SEWAGE INTO GREAT LAKES
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April 23, 1964

Mr. McMillan:

Mr. Chairman, this debate on Bill C-V2 leads me to think that clause 6 should remain as it is, with the addition of a certain minor amendment proposed by the Minister of Justice. I think that the Minister of Transport has drafted a bill which is better than he thought. I know that over the years the politicians have made the decisions on redistribution and there has been much criticism of this. But no matter who makes these decisions on boundaries I think there will always be a lot of criticism.

The amendment proposed by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre gives the major decision to our chief justices and their appointees. Following redistribution I am sure there would be much criticism directed towards them, and I do not think we should put our chief justices in that position on a matter so highly political as this.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONS AND READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
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April 23, 1964

Mr. McMillan:

Following the reports of the ten commissions a bill will have to be presented to this house. If I know this house correctly, and I think I do, there will be a lot of debate and wrangling here, and there will be criticism directed against our chief justices by hon. members-there is bound to be. If my own riding, for example, was unduly cut up, and I thought it was unduly severe, I would have to rise in this house and say that I thought the chief justice of Ontario and his appointees had made stupid decisions. I would rather be in the position of blaming some political appointees whose job would be to see that this did not happen, or did not happen to any marked degree.

I think this is a political question and that it should be settled in a political fashion. I think the final bill will have smoother sailing through this house if the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition make these appointments. Then I would say that the two major parties would have less reason for complaint when the final bill is presented to the house. If these two appointees are going to look after the two senior parties, I think the other three parties will also be looked after as well.

If these ten commissions were to pay attention only to mathematical numbers it would not be difficult to draw the lines between the different ridings consistent with the tolerance allowance. I think all hon. members in this committee have agreed that we should pay attention to municipal boundaries, to traditional boundaries between ridings, etc. I know of no one better qualified than a political appointee to undertake this duty; I think he would be more aware of these things than anybody else. Such people would bring about a better redistribution bill which I think would meet the desires of most hon. members in this house.

I think the chief justices should act more as referees. This amendment is putting the whole onus of redistribution on the chief justices, which I think should not be the case because there will be much criticism not only from members of this house but from many outside the house. This will not add anything to the prestige and dignity of our judiciary.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONS AND READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
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April 22, 1964

Is there any restriction to ships dumping raw sewage, oil and other wastes into the great lakes system or into any of its confined waters?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RESTRICTIONS ON DUMPING OF WASTE INTO GREAT LAKES
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April 22, 1964

1. What was the total cost of the Dawson city festival in 1962?

2. What amounts were contributed by the Canadian taxpayer through federal funds and through the council of the Northwest Territories?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF DAWSON CITY FESTIVAL
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