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 3 of 352)


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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June 11, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

Some of the remarks that have heen made are certainly very appropriate, and, ae a member of the Commission on Internal Economy, I think it my duty to bring to the attention of the Speaker and the members of the commission representations which have been made and which certainly deserve consideration.

Topic:   XI, 1914
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June 11, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

We agreed unanimously.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION IN THE SENATE.
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June 11, 1914

Mr. PELLETIER:

I was coming to that. I was not quite sure about the matter, and I am glad my hon. friend has made that statement. I think the first Bill that was passed was simply acquiescing in the demand or the legal pretension which the province of Quebec made that the limits were not where they should be.

Topic:   KE7ISED EDITION COMMONS
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