Gordon Campbell CHOWN

CHOWN, Gordon Campbell, LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
Birth Date
August 15, 1922
Deceased Date
July 31, 2002
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Chown
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=999c2b6c-1bc8-490e-a8dd-37c7acb3b265&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
  • Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (June 8, 1961 - April 19, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (September 27, 1962 - February 6, 1963)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 260)


February 4, 1963

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Perhaps I should continue with the citation to which I referred earlier. Then I shall be glad to hear the hon. member for Ottawa West. This is a ruling of Mr. Speaker Beaudoin. I will quote a little more fully from page 3790 of the debates of 1955, volume IV:

What I am concerned about is that we should not deviate from what has been the practice with respect to the raising of grievances. It must be a specific grievance. According to the remarks the hon. member for Prince Albert has just made in explanation of what he intends to bring forward, he wants to deal with markets generally and the loss of markets for farm products and then, although he has already dealt with wheat, he wants to deal with the South Saskatchewan dam. He has just indicated he wants to deal with that point because that is the point to which the editorial in the Regina Leader-Post has reference. Furthermore, he wants to deal with the low incomes with which the farmers are now being faced. Maybe the hon. member is going to conclude his remarks with an amendment to the motion to go into supply. That would certainly specify the grievance he has in mind.

If he is not going to terminate his remarks with such an amendment, then I am afraid I must say he can always deal with these various other subjects when other motions to go into supply are presented. At this moment, however, it would not be proper to initiate another budget debate, and it is certainly contrary to our practice not to have a specific grievance raised at this point.

The reason I use the citation is that it refers to a ruling with respect to the then hon. member for Prince Albert, now the Prime Minister. I think that ruling is amply supported by the reference made by the house leader. If there are any other contributions hon. members wish to make, I shall be glad to hear them.

Topic:   ALLEGED LACK OF LEADERSHIP, CONFUSION AND INDECISION
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February 4, 1963

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Order. Will the hon. member yield the floor to an hon. lady?

Topic:   ALLEGED LACK OF LEADERSHIP, CONFUSION AND INDECISION
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February 4, 1963

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

I have recognized that there are many opportunities given to this house for unlimited scope in terms of the subject matter of debate. There is the throne speech debate and the budget debate, as well as other occasions. The citations given in Beauchesne are dicta that I might follow, in certain circumstances. I think my case for ruling that the subject matter must be fairly narrowly defined is based on Mr. Speaker Beaudoin's precedent which I cited to the house earlier. This is the ground upon which

I feel that the Leader of the Opposition, particularly in the light of the fact he declared early in his remarks he intended to move an amendment, is almost binding himself to a fairly narrow subject. This is the basis of my ruling, and I so rule.

Topic:   ALLEGED LACK OF LEADERSHIP, CONFUSION AND INDECISION
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February 4, 1963

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Order. The hon.

member for Parry Sound-Muskoka.

Topic:   ALLEGED LACK OF LEADERSHIP, CONFUSION AND INDECISION
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February 1, 1963

The Chairman:

I am advised by the Clerk that there is a member of the Liberal party who will rise after you, so I suggest you take the floor now.

(Translation):

Topic:   I. 19G3
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