Hugh Havelock MCLEAN

MCLEAN, The Hon. Hugh Havelock, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Royal (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
March 22, 1854
Deceased Date
November 22, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Havelock_McLean
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8dfefd55-ad19-4012-a2c9-b6c83a73227a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Sunbury--Queen's (New Brunswick)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Sunbury--Queen's (New Brunswick)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Royal (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 19)


November 3, 1919

1. What are the names, dates of appointment and permanent addresses of the officers appointed by the Militia Department to Number 7 District, New Brunswick, and departmental staff?

2. What is the rank, pay and allowances, and overseas experience of each of the said officers?

3. Is Military District No. 7 to be abolished?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.
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October 24, 1919

Mr. H. H. McLEAN:

I quite understand the principle; that is, the Government, as I understand it, will continue to pay taxes which the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Northern have been paying to different* municipalities. In the case of the Intercolonial, very valuable property rights were taken over by that railway in the city of St. John, and the municipalities, towns and cities of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia cannot tax the Intercolonial railway property. It seems to me only fair if municipalities, towns and cities in Ontario and the W'est are going to continue to tas these properties and to obtain that revenue, that the same right should be given to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM.
Subtopic:   BILL PROVIDING- FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE SYSTEM BY THE GOVERNMENT.
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October 22, 1919

Mr. H. H. McLEAN:

I do not think it will. Here is a new company. This stock which is being taken over is to be destroyed. The other stock is to be transferred to and acquired by a new company, the Canadian National Railway company. Now it depends on whether all laws that would bind the Grand Trunk and Grand Trunk Pacific would bind that new company I do not know about that. It will depend upon what legislation is passed or what agreement may be made because it is very easy to wipe out a clause of that kind and it may be difficult to put such an obligation on the new company. If my hon. friend will undertake as a lawyer to say that St. John and Halifax will be left in the same position, that the law as it now stands will be reenacted and carried out absolutely by the Canadian National railways; in other words that no matter what the manager wants to do freight received in Canada will be shipped through Canada, I will be perfectly satisfied. That is all we want. In view of what the Minister of Railways has said we are beginning to be a little afraid as to what may happen.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM.
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October 22, 1919

Mr. H. H. McLEAN:

According to the Drayton-Acworth report the Grand Trunk paid dividends-a great many million dollars, I forget the exact amount-which they should not have paid, which money should have been put into the road. That means that -for a great number of years past the Grand Trunk Railway Company have practically been bankrupt. If that company is not bankrupt, if they can go on as they have been going on without assistance or help, what is the necessity for our stepping in and grabbing that road from the shareholders'-paying them back part of their stock investments and carrying on the railway as a government concern? Further than that, we know that the reason

the Canadian Northern was not successful was its unlawful ambition, so to speak, to parallel other lines of railway in order to get a terminus on the Pacific coast. And it is the same with the Grand Trunk Pacific; they have made enormous expenditures in order to be able to say that they went to the Pacific coast. That is also the reason why we are assuming these great obligations at the present time-simply to say that we have got a road from the Atlantic to the Pacific owned by the Government of Canada. I will speak a little later as regards one aspect of the case, the Grand Trunk terminus at Portland, Maine, but now let me resume where I left off when my hon. friend (Mr. W. F. Maclean) interrupted me to ask a question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM.
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October 22, 1919

Mr. H. H. McLEAN:

Supposing I read to the Minister of Railways these particular items; or still better, the Minister of Railways, I am sure, is willing to give us all the information possible; I am sure he is very anxious that we shall have correct information, and I am sure he will during recess look carefully over the statement to which I refer-that will take him only a few minutes-and point out to me before I go on wherein that statement is not correct and wherein the figures made up from the statement are in error, because that will be a fair thing to do, as I am relying on the correctness of this statement which was made a number of days ago by an hon. member and to the correctness of which no objection was taken.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM.
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