Louis-Philippe PELLETIER

PELLETIER, The Hon. Louis-Philippe, P.C., K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Quebec County (Quebec)
Birth Date
February 1, 1857
Deceased Date
February 8, 1921
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis-Philippe_Pelletier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=947230fc-0946-41d7-ab7f-4cdbb39c7163&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 10, 1911
CON
  Quebec County (Quebec)
October 27, 1911 - October 20, 1914
CON
  Quebec County (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (October 10, 1911 - October 19, 1914)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 352)


August 21, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

I have received the same telegram that my right hon. friend the leader of the Opposition has just communicated to the House from the leading merchants in Quebec. I at once communicated it to my hon. friend the Minister of Finance, and he gave me the same answer that he has given the House, that these people will be fairly treated. Moreover, I wish to draw the attention of the committee to the fact that the extra duties have not been paid which might facilitate dealing with them.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
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June 12, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

The hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. MeCrea) made inquiry not long ago as to how many cars are in use throughout the Dominion in connection with the post office service, what the make of each car is, and the price. I may say that there are eleven motor vehicles in use by the Post Office Department, as follows:

No of Cars. Make. Cost.Montreal 1.. . . Packard $5,472Toronto, 7 .. . . 2 Dominion Automo- bile Co., each.. . -5 Russell Motor Co., 3,0004 at 2,5001 at 3,500Quebec, l .. .. Mitchell Garage and Automobile Co. . . 2,475Ottawa, 1 .. .. Packard 5,330Sherbrooke,! . . Packard 4,500

Purchased from Mr. Caron, Montreal; transferred from Ottawa to Sherbrooke in February, 1914.

I may say that there are other cars employed by the Post Office Department, but not in a direct way. In several cities we have motor cars in use by contractors.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT MOTOR CARS.
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June 12, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

I wish to give the following answer to a question asked the other day by the hon. member for Montcalm (Mr. Lafortune):

Re discussion in Parliament in regard to establishing of rural routes at St. Esprit (daily, 151 miles) and St. Alexis de Montcalm (daily, 121 miles).

Tenders were invited for these services, which were due at the department on 6th March last. The tenders received were considered excessive. The lowest price for the St Esprit route was $600, or $39.34 per mile. For the St. Alexis de Montcalm service the lowest tender was $450, or $36.73 per mile. As a result of negotiations, these prices were reduced as follows: for the St. Esprit service, $480, or $31.47 per mile, and for the St. Alexis service, $375, or $30.61 per mile. These reduced offers were not received at the department until the

8th instant. They have been accepted and the inspector has been instructed to proceed with the contract arrangements.

Topic:   QUEBEC RURAL MAIL ROUTES.
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June 11, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

(Translation.) The

principle which underlies the wording of this clause as well as the understanding we have come to, the hon. member for Beauce and myself, is the following: it

seemed to us most unfortunate that the good old city of Quebec should lose a seat, and that was what was going to happen conformably to the data supplied by the last census. If the unit of representation was to be strictly adhered to, the city of Quebec was destined to have henceforth two representatives only. I endeavoured to find outside the city a proper group of population which might be taken in, so as to make up a constituency populous enough to allow of our dear old city of Quebec retaining the three seats which she has had for so long a time. With that object in view I myself made sacrifices, though I could not help regretting to have to part with three parishes of my county,

where, since my election, I have had constant intercourse of a most pleasant nature with my constituents. Two of those parishes will be added to Quebec West, and the third to Quebec South.

To make up Quebec South, we have been obliged to increase its area considerably. What is designated to-day as Quebec West -a designation which did not answer very well its geographical situation-had only about 9,000 of population. Barring Soul-anges, it was the county of the province of Quebec having the smallest population. It was impossible, therefore, to leave matters in that condition. In order to make up a constituency having something like the unit of population required, we were bound to look elsewhere, and we succeeded in grouping a population as numerous as that represented by the right hon. leader of the Opposition in his own division. But in order to increase that population, and to do away with any undue disproportion, we took in all that made up the old division of Quebec West, and added thereto the wards of Quebec Centre.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
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June 11, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

It would be too bad to see this Bill fall through. It provides for an increase in salaries for the railway mail clerks, and I take the view that the Senate has no right to amend what is a money Bill. They proposed an amendment to which I agreed, and after they had voted that amendment it came down, and the gentlemen of the press asked us for further concessions, which we consented to. When the Bill went back to the Senate, the Senate went back upon its first amendment. I understand that there is some desire that this should be made right, and I am moving that a message be sent to the Senate for that purpose.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT AMENDMENT.
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