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 33 of 35)


April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

I do not think the hon. member (Mr. J. D. Taylor) will deny that ex-Warden Bourke did apologize to Mr. McIntyre and that he agreed to pay the costs in conection with the suit. Now, I did not intend to cast any reflection on the hon. member for New Westminster, but what I intended to say was that the press reports stated that Mr. McIntyre who got this apology from ex-Warden Bourke had entered an action against the paper that I understand is owned and controlled by the hon. member for New Westminster. If that statement is not correct I am quite willing that the hon. gentleman (Mr. J. D. Taylor) should state whether or not Mr. McIntyre has entered a suit against his paper.

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

Mr. MOLLOY.

The hon. member for Brandon did not say anything about resigning his seat. He has never been defeated He has had 25 years of parliamentary experience in this House and in the local legislature. He has been thirteen or fourteen years in this House, and when the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Sharpe) is a member of this House as long as my hon. friend, the ex-Minister of the Interior (Mr. Sifton), he will have something to boast about. I would advise my hon. friend from Lisgar to keep in mind the old maxim, that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. If he should resign before the term of this parliament expires and face his electors in the county of Lisgar, he may not come back. Strange things happen in elections, and I would advise him to stick just as fast to his seat as he possibly can. He tried to get elected in 1904 but failed, but the lists perhaps did not then help him out as we believe they did the last time, which is the reason he is here now. So that I will close here, so far as that idle boast is concerned.

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Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

I am not charging my good friend from Selkirk with having done anything, far from it, I have great respect for him. I think he did pretty well, but I think he got a lot of help, according to the public accounts investigation held in the last session of the local legislature. Those who had any experience in elections know that 141 cheques of various amounts are likely to be a great factor in an election. Supposing they were paid out in the county of Provencher, they would be a big factor. In that case it would go to my opponent, and in that case there was a certain amount went to my opponent, but it didn't help him very much. The hon. gentleman spoke of the harm that a certain gentleman in Winnipeg did himself. Well, the opinion of the magistrate was that it was not a great offence, because he was only fined the small sum of $20, and there were many men in Manitoba who told me personally that they would be quite willing to pay $50 to do the same job. The hon. members for Manitoba have heard the same thing, no doubt they would willingly have paid $50. As regards the statement that has been made concerning the list in Saskatchewan, I have not heard any complaint made except in the Prince Albert election for the local House, where I believe the facts would rather go to show that the candidate opposing the Scott government was unfairly dealt with in the northern polls. The Liberal legislature, however, gave that gentleman his seat without his having to fight for it. Now my hon. friend from Selkirk resented something that was said about the premier of Manitoba by the hon. mem-oer for Humboldt (Mr. Neely). All I can say is that during the last session of the legislature, Mr. Ross, the member for Springfield in the local House, used words to this effect : * Grant me a committee of investigation, and I will charge that the premier of Manitoba has used his position Mr. BRADBURY.

for his personal enrichment, and if I do not prove that charge, I am not fit to keep my seat in this House.' Will any member from the province of Manitoba deny that those words were used, or words to that effect? I have no quarrel with the premier of Manitoba. He is a political opponent. He will remain that and I will remain what I am, but I simply state what a duly elected and respected member of the legislature of Manitoba said to the premier of that province. What happened? Was there a committee of investigation granted? Not at all.

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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

e magistrate appointed by the Attorney Gen-l eral's department of the province of Mani-

- toba to a term in the common gaol. The l party was taken to Winnipeg, but great

- political influence was brought to bear- f at least the local member for that county 1 thought so,-and it is a matter of history r that that party was back in Dominion City t the same day and before the constable who s had taken the one convicted to Winnineg.

; That cannot and will not be denied by any 3 man from the province of Manitoba.

* Mr. STAPLES. What was the name of ' the person?

* Mr. MOLLOY. Krivel. Then, take the ! Lac du Bonnet liquor case. The house of a i man there was, to use the common expres-i sion, ' pulled,' and he was fined for running l what is commonly known as a ' blind pig.'

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But the party thus fined was an active ; political worker, and this was during the , election of 1904. The magistrate received a . telegram signed ' Colin H. Campbell,' * Do . nothing in the Lac du Bonnet case until

you hear from me,' or words to that effect. And nothing has been done from that day to this. If my memory serves me well, there have been 40 odd political cases since the present Attorney General took office-40 odd charges including arrests. And I will ask the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Staples) ot any other hon. member from the province of Manitoba, to name a case where a man was charged with a political offence and was ever brought to trial by the Attorney General's Department. The last is the celebrated Ingram case in Brandon. This man had acted as returning officer in the last Dominion election. Was he brought to trial? No. He was arrested, not prosecuted but persecuted, for political effect, and they tried to make a deal with the Liberal party, and according to the statement of Ingram they failed to make the deal and did not carry on the case. They dare not carry on this case and they know it.

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Subtopic:   W. H. PRINCE, JAS. WILLIAMS,
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April 27, 1909

Mr. MOLLOY.

Mr. Daly was the gentleman who opposed the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Sifton) in the Dominion election.

-who represent the Crown in this matter, to attend for them and enter a stay of proceedings in this case.

I telephoned Mr. Darrach as to the indictment and he informs me that no indictment has been lodged with him. He thinks an indictment should be drawn and that the stay cf proceedings should be inscribed upon it. I hardly know what course to take under the circumstances but you are at liberty to treat this letter as a stay of proceedings or evidence of the Crown's intention to enter a stay of proceedings upon any indictment that might be found or presented in accordance with the information and commitment.

You are at liberty to notify the judge of the ccntents of this letter and to intimate that so far as the Crown is concerned there will be no necessity for his attendance at the court house on Friday next to deal with this case.

If you require anything further you might let me know and I will do my best to adjust matters so that the case may be finally disposed of as before stated.

Yours faithfully,

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