Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert LANDRY

LANDRY, The Hon. Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert, K.C.S.G., K.C.H.S., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Montmagny (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 15, 1846
Deceased Date
December 20, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Charles_Philippe_Robert_Landry
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a05b4fe4-a889-4fae-9cf8-d1779362e0ac&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, editor, farmer

Parliamentary Career

September 17, 1878 - May 18, 1882
CON
  Montmagny (Quebec)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Montmagny (Quebec)
February 23, 1892 - January 15, 1887
CON
  Montmagny (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 29)


May 18, 1916

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have directed the

Clerk of the House to lay upon the Table his report and my recommendation in the matter of the promotion of Mr. T. P. Owens to the position of Editor of Debates and chief of the reporting branch of the House, and in the matter of the confirmation of the title of Mr. W. H. Dickson as " Chief Keporter of the Committees of the House." .The recommendation of the clerk of the House is as follows:

Ottawa, May 18, 1916.

The Hon.,

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Ottawa.

Sir,

The transfer of Mr. Albert Horton to the Senate Debates Staff creates a vacancy in the position of Editor and Chief of Reporting Branch of the House of Commons.

I beg to report that Mr. T. P. Owens, Associate Editor, is the proper person to be promoted to the position of Editor of Debates and Chief of Reporting Branch of the House of Commons.

I also beg to report that Mr. W. H. Dickson, who has been acting as Chief Reporter of the Committees of the House with the approval of the Speaker since 1906, should have the said title officially confirmed.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

(Sgd.) THOS. B. FLINT, Clerk of the House of Commons.

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF EDITOR OF DEBATES.
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May 17, 1916

Mr. SPEAKER:

No, there is no promotion.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF MR. HORTON TO SENATE STAFF.
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May 17, 1916

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to

recommend, upon the request of the Senate, the transfer, under the provisions of the Civil Service Amendment Act, of Mr. Albert -Horton, editor of Debates of the House of Commons, to the staff of the Senate, where he has been appointed to a similar position; and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this House doth concur in their request.

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Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved that the recommendation of His Honour the Speaker with reference to the transfer of Mr. Albert Horton, editor of Debates of the House of Commons, to the staff of the Senate be approved; and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours therewith.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF MR. HORTON TO SENATE STAFF.
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May 17, 1916

Mr. SPEAKER:

Mr. Sherwood is a married man with a family living in Ottawa, and the recommendations which I received on his behalf could not have been better. I asked for some information from the Clerk of the House as to the appointment, and it is true that in his letter of the

14th February the Clerk of the House advised me that Mr. Sherwood would have to get a certificate from the Civil Service Commission. That point was mentioned by the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Turriff); but in that letter from the Clerk of the House there is also another point which the hon. gentleman omitted to mention. Here is what the Clerk of the House said:

If Mr. Sherwood is to be appointed under the Civil Service Act there is no way that I know of by which he can omit obtaining the Civil Service certificate of qualification for the grade referred.

The only other method is the one suggested by him in his letter, viz., a direct legislative Act naming him in the appropriation Bill for the office and fixing his grade and salary after its insertion in the Estimates. This is a matter solely ih the jurisdiction of the Government.

This course has been followed in a great many cases not only this session but in other sessions, and it is the course which I have adopted on this occasion. Mr. Sherwood has had a very good certificate given him by his chief, Mr. Colwell, who has described him as a very good man and perfectly qualified. At the opening of the present session, when Mr. Colwell was ill, Mr. Sherwood was in charge of the office and everything went well. Mr. Sherwood has been attending to his duties during the session, and he is doing well; he could not do better, according to his chief, and he desires appointment to the office.

Would it be possible for Mr. Sherwood, who is attending to his duties here morning, afternoon and night, to prepare for the Civil Service examination? I submit that consideration to the House, and I think that every hon. gentleman who wants to be fair will admit that it would not be easy for Mt. Sherwood to prepare for an examination. The Speaker is responsible for the good ladministration of this department. Here is a man who is perfectly qualified. His functions are very, very important, as can be judged by the letter of Mr. Colwell, which was read this afternoon. If there is anything wrong in connection with the work ot this office any member can come to this House and place the blame upon the Speaker. I ask the House if I was not well advised in asking the Government to put this amount in the Supplementary Estimates?

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May 17, 1916

Mr. SPEAKER:

Because it is a very important position; and I think that this is

a matter that can be decided by the members of this House just as well as by the Civil Service Commission. I think that, for a married man who has a family, the salary of $1,600 a year, especially in these hard times, is a very reasonable salary for any position.

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