Charles Hibbert TUPPER

TUPPER, The Hon. Sir Charles Hibbert, P.C., K.C., K.C.M.G., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Pictou (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
August 3, 1855
Deceased Date
March 30, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hibbert_Tupper
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=96d0ba80-7fd6-4865-8545-abba4a2e357f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (June 1, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
June 18, 1888 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (June 1, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (June 1, 1888 - June 6, 1891)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (June 16, 1891 - November 24, 1892)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (December 5, 1892 - December 12, 1894)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 21, 1894 - January 5, 1896)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 52)


July 6, 1904

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER asked :

(a.) Have the following, or any of them, and which of them, if any, been dismissed from the service of the Intercolonial Railway ?

1. Alexander Stewart, section foreman at Linwood, Antigonish ?

2. John Chisholm, section foreman, Heath-erton, Antigonish ?

3. Finlay Chisholm, section foreman, James River, Antigonish ?

(b.) If dismissed, was any Investigation made prior to dismissal, and what was its nature ? .

(c.) How long were these men in the service of the government and what was the record of each for efficiency and conduct ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   C123 COMMONS
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May 13, 1904

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER.

1 shall come to that. The hon. gentleman hedged ou the question. He made it almost too apparent if the opposition as he said-[DOT] and this I think is fairly representing his argument-were sincere in regard to the interests of labour in connection with the matter now under consideration, they should support some general legislation. The whole trouble was with the Canadian Pacific Railway ; the whole trouble was at large, at any rate, and I do not think the hon. gentleman will dispute what I am now saying, that he is going to support this contract straight through from beginning to end, he is going to vote down every amendment whether it is in the interest of labour or not.

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May 13, 1904

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER.

It is a good vote too, and he is going to go for the good vote. All his argument is in the direction of supporting the government who are under the hatches, so to speak. They are not free men. It is apparent in the discussion that has so far taken place that they have to do as the Grand Trunk tell them, that is clear, and they are doing their duty like njen to the Grand Trunk but so soon as any suggestion is made, such as that made to-night in the interests of labour, we have then the old worn out argument of : What did you do in regard to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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May 13, 1904

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER.

I prophesy, from the remarks he has made, from the general course he has taken, he will sink or swim with the government of the day. He is no longer a labour representative, he knows as well as I do that he could not return to this House as a representative of the labour interests ; he knows as well as I do that a large part of that interest will not support him again, and that he has to appeal to the Liberal vote in his riding.

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May 13, 1904

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER.

Tile member for Vancouver (Mr. Smith) dragged me into this discussion by a reference and I would like to say a word or two on the subject now [DOT] before the committee. What struck me as very extraordinary is that during the very interesting discussion on some 'legal questions arising out of the construction of this contract last night, members of the government were most careful to say that although it was made clear to the committee that the company had one idea as to the construction of a clause and the Minister of Justice had the other, there had been no communication whatever between the company and the government on this vexed question ; that the government held to its idea and would stick to it, and that no amendment on that subject would be considered for a moment by the government. To-night in connection with a question that is not covered by any clause of the contract but which concerns very directly the labour interests of this country, the government has been [DOT] most careful apparently to consult with Mr. Hays and has been satisfied by the reply of Mr. Hays that everything was lovely and that nothing serious was intended in regard to the labour interests of this country. Well, that is all right for pastmasters like the Postmaster General, but I was surprised to find the member for Vancouver (Mr. Smith) coming

iu under the umbrella out of the rain and attempting to support the government on a question that concerns directly the interest that he is supposed particularly to represent as distinguished from the interests of the Liberal party.

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