John Patrick MOLLOY

MOLLOY, The Hon. John Patrick, M.D.V., V.S.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 13, 1873
Deceased Date
March 16, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Patrick_Molloy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a33ce87d-0860-4816-885e-070b32a2126e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, veterinary surgeon

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
October 6, 1925 - October 4, 1921
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 29 of 35)


April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

The name of one, I think, is a Mr. Macdonald, and another was Mr. Pedley. The other I do not remember, although I have met him. No doubt the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Staples) has met him because he is an out and out partisan Tory. And very proud he was of getting on the list without having been put to the same expense and trouble as his Liberal neighbours. But there was one of those three, manly enough, straightforward enough, over and above board enough, and frank enough, who, when the matter was explained to him in which his name was added to the list- Tory though he was-call him Tory or Conservative, or that choice name Liberal-Conservative-he refused to vote for the Attorney General on the 7th of March, 1907. But there were two added, and the election was a tie, and he got the benefit of those two who were added by John W. Parker.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

The hon. member foT Lisgar must think we are pretty dense. He says: ' I will resign if so and so will.' But he knows full well that he cannot resign. There are just two ways in which he can avoid the election petition-by appointment to the Senate or death. We will take mighty good care that he will not get in the Senate for a long time to come, and I hope, as he is a fairly good fellow, that he will not die and avoid the petition in that way.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

He knew he could not resign, and if he did resign he has every reason to believe he would not get back. If he will face the election petition, which I believe he will have to do, perhaps he will be very glad to resign. How would he like that? There is quite a diherence in doing a thing voluntarily and being compelled to do it; and the hon. member for Lisgar had better sit as close to his seat as he possibly can and just as long as he can, and we will take chances on his coming back on the next appeal to the people of Manitoba.

Now, I think I have disposed of the state-

ment that the judges make the list. There is one point in connection with the list on which I will barely touch. If the registration clerk is fair and honourable, no man gets on the list except the man who applies personally and takes his oath; and if that list is brought before the judge and revised by the judge, the judge is absolutely helpless unless somebody takes interest enough to appeal against a name. Names are appealed against by different people in different constituencies, and they are often upheld by the judge who declares that they have the right to be on, and I think in the majority of cases they have the right to be on. We have every confidence in the judges of Manitoba. But the fact that the list can be stuffed was sworn to by Judge Ryan of Portage la Prairie, an appointee of the Canadian government in this investigation which went back only to the list of 1908 and which the government would not carry back to 1903. Judge Ryan, who is one of the ablest and most reputable men in Manitoba, said that the list could be stuffed. He did not pretend to have knowledge of it being done, but I say it has been done and I say that men from the province of Manitoba in this House believe-or, at least, they have good reason to believe-that it has been done.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

You read it. The hon. gentleman asks: Will this government appoint a Royal Commission? I will send him back to his political chum the hon. member for Lisgar of the province of Manitoba to ask them to grant the commission that is practically demanded by the people of Manitoba to determine whether the lists in Manitoba are stuffed, and whether the system of appeal on the lists is fair and square. And let them go back to the year 1903, and we will undertake to prove, as I have said before, not only that the list was unfair, but that it was the most unjust list in the Dominion of Canada. That is the reason the members for Manitoba sitting on the other side of the House are so much in love with that system-because it had a good deal to do with them getting to this House in the election of October 26, 1908.

Something was said here the other night [DOT]-and I think the statement was challenged -as to the prostitution, of justice in the province of Manitoba. Justice is being prostituted in certain cases for political effect. And I am making the statement that it has been done in my own county; and I make the statement also that I believe these cases are known to hon. members from the province of Manitoba. I will mention one,-the case of Dominion City. The party there was sentenced by the

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

Lower than you would. The hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. Bradbury) threw a number ot bouquets to the Liberal government for Manitoba, and I do not blame him. I do not blame any Conservative member from the province of Manitoba who will stand up and support, so far as they dare, and as long as they dare, the party that holds sway in the province of Manitoba, for they have been a great help to the Conservative party in the Dominion in the past. They may be a great help to it in the future, but we do not think so, for we believe they will not be there. The hon. member for Selkirk says the present premier of Manitoba is the best they have ever nad, but I take issue with him. The best Conservative premier that Manitoba ever had was the honoured, the late lamented John Norquay, honest, great-hearted John Norquay. He was a good man, he meant well; but the other fellows, all they meant was to win, and they generally did it, and I give them a certain amount of credit for it. The hon. member for Selkirk, in praising the party that holds sway in Manitoba, did not tell us anything about the number of cheques that were proven before the Public Accounts Committee of Manitoba to have been paid in his constituency a few days prior to the last Dominion election. If my information is correct, there were 141 cheques for various amounts, signed on the 21st and the 22nd day of October. They were paid in some cases, if my information is correct, at the very polling booths on the 26th October, and the man that paid them took the train back to Winnipeg on the 27th day of October, and his name was Szablowski.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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