Jules DESROCHERS

DESROCHERS, Jules, M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Portneuf (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 30, 1874
Deceased Date
January 4, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Desrochers
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a309659a-7da7-4f27-8b65-50907841da5a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
pharmacist, physician

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Portneuf (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 9 of 10)


April 22, 1931

Mr. DESROCHERS:

For a copy of all orders, directions, memoranda and other documents, including all letters, telegrams and other communications, exchanged between any person or persons, or any minister or department, relative to the dismissal of Mr. P. A. Picard from the position of Indian agent at Lorette, Quebec, and the appointment of any person in his stead. Also copy of all correspondence, memoranda, applications and recommendations addressed to the Civil Service Commission, by persons desirous of obtaining the position of Indian agent, left vacant by the dismissal of Mr. P. A. Picard.

Unopposed Motions jor Papers

Topic:   MR. P. A. PICARD
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April 22, 1931

1. Was Dr. L. N. Leelerc employed by the Department *f Indian Affairs as physician for the Indians at Indian Lorette, Quebec, and was he dismissed from the said position?

2. If so, when, at whose request, and by whom was he replaced?

3. Has there been any complaint with respect to Dr. Leelerc's professional qualifications, or to the manner in which he carried out the duties of his position?

Topic:   DR. L. N. LECLERC
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April 22, 1931

Mr. DESROCHERS:

For a copy of all correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, in connection with the establishment of a new post office at village Huron, Lorette, Quebec, and the appointment of a postmaster thereof. Also a copy of reports made by the Superintendent of postal service, Quebec, or any other officer of the department since 1922, in connection with the proposed establishment of a post office in the said locality.

Topic:   VILLAGE HURON, QUE., POST OFFICE
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April 14, 1931

Mr. DESROCHERS (Translation):

It was dreadful. His speech reminded me of a passage in my old classic books. A Greek author has said somewhere: "One day, the handsome Alcibiades, in quest of fame, had the tail of his dog cut. It was a great event in Athens". The embargo against Russia gave my hon. friend the opportunity of covering himself with fame and to again embrace the Conservative party. He was once more found among the extremists, where we have always thought he belonged. I think that by the brilliancy of his intellect and the subtlety of his wit my hon. member was really born a poet-''nascuntur poetae-and that he should never have become an orator.

Mr. J. A. VERVILLE (Lotbiniere). (Translation) : Mr. Speaker, I am sorry I was not here for the hon. Solicitor General's (Mr. Dupre) speech yesterday afternoon. He honours me with his personal friendship-

Mr. DORION. Hear, hear.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ADDRESS IN REPLY
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April 14, 1931

Mr. DESROCHERS (Translation):

There are wharfs in my own riding which are already giving way in many places. It is not necessary to go any further than St. Raymond.

Is it not, to a certain degree, an attempt against our provincial and municipal autonomy to make it imperative to pass unusual by-laws in order to participate in a small federal grant? I agree with a newspaper whose sympathies are with our friends opposite, the Evenement of Quebec, dated February 20, 1931:

If we can judge, says the Evenement, by the meagre results obtained from the assistance given to the unemployed in Quebec, it would be wise for the Prime Minister to assure us that he will no longer have recourse to this system of aid.

It will have cost more than what it is worth it would therefore be better not to recur to it again.

On that score the opposition could render a public service by obtaining the publication of all the good and bad features in connection with the Unemployment Relief Act. and. by also inviting the Prime Minister to state that the comparative uselessness of this policy is officially acknowledged.

I could not better express myself than this newspaper which is in sympathy with our friends opposite.

Would not the policy advocated by my leader, during the last elections, have been fairer and more expedient? Grant, to a cer-

tain extent, the requests for help, provincial or municipal, without burdensome restrictions.

Permit me, sir, to extend all our sympathy to the western farmers and especially to those who specialized in growing wheat. Let me tell them that we suffer with them, for them and like them. Our banks, with the 68 or 70 million dollars which they have hoarded out there have become commonplace saving banks. Our farmers are not granted any credit. Our manufacturers and merchants can no more depend on any margin of credit. They are helpless owing to prevailing conditions.

I do not wish to enter into details and figures as regards the tariff question, because our leader discussed it as a practical business man and not as an idealist or partisan of a sect or class. I will take the liberty of quoting in this respect the words of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, who, although as amicable as he may seem, is not without representing the views of the crown and British government, when he travels abroad as representative of his country. I quote a despatch of the Associated Press at the opening of the Buenos Aires exhibition.

Mr. LaVERGNE (Translation): It is more

respectable than the Evenement.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ADDRESS IN REPLY
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