Richard BLAIN

BLAIN, The Hon. Richard

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Peel (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 8, 1857
Deceased Date
November 27, 1926
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Blain
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=96798f2e-2759-407e-8682-bc91559c9f45&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Peel (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Peel (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Peel (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Peel (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 1038)


July 13, 1917

Mr. BLAIN:

What authority made the

change?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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July 13, 1917

Mr. BLAIN:

Granting that; were all correct-and I rather agree that possibly in some parts of Canada such a promise was given, although, for my own part, I know parts of Canada where no such promise *was given-but suppose it be correct, does it follow that if, after a battalion went overseas, they found it was in the best interest for the prosecution of the war to change that policy, my hon. friend would say that the change should not be made, simply in order to carry out the promise made to the men when they enlisted?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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July 13, 1917

Mr. BLAIN:

I do not think that my hon. friend, with all his knowledge, would set up his opinion and say that it should prevail in preference to the opinion of those who are controlling the prosecution of the war on the other side of the water.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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July 13, 1917

Mr. BLAIN:

Would my hon. friend suggest that the breaking up of the battalions in the Old Country was a wrong policy? They either had to go over and go into the trenches as units or else be broken up. Those in military authority, who knew most about the war, decided that the best policy was to have them broken up. Does my hon. friend differ from that policy?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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July 11, 1917

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Blain):

Perhaps I should direct the attention of the committee to this rule:

Speeches in Committee of the Whole must he strictly relevant to the item or clause under consideration.

I am only reading this in the hope that we will be able to keep order in the committee. The committee, I am sure, is as anxious about that as I am.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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