Arnold Neilson SMITH

SMITH, Arnold Neilson

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Stormont (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 8, 1889
Deceased Date
July 24, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Neilson_Smith
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a68c70ac-00a6-4ecf-b8b7-74f27f2af83c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
shipowner

Parliamentary Career

September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 11)


May 20, 1930

Mr. SMITH (Stormont):

Has the evidence been printed in these cases? I understand that the evidence has not been printed, but in spite of that the private bills committee was able thoroughly to understand the bills. To-night we are asked to pass them, but we have not even the names of the cases to see whether or not we are interested in them. I think this is a shameful proceeding.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   MARY ADA ST. GEORGE
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May 20, 1930

Mr. SMITH (Stormont):

At least we

always have had the printed evidence before us.

Motion agreed to on division.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS-PROCEDURE
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May 20, 1930

Mr. A. N. SMITH (Stormont):

Mr. Speaker, I understand that the evidence in connection with these various bills is not even before the members of the house. Yesterday some sixty bills to which some members had objection went through the committee stage and were given third reading here, and later the evidence was handed to us. The same thing occurs again to-day; the standing committee has considered these bills without having the evidence before them, and I cannot see how that committee possibly could know what they were doing.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS-PROCEDURE
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May 20, 1930

Mr. SMITH (Stormont):

As far as I have observed we have never dealt with a case in which we have not had the evidence available. These bills are being put through without the evidence being printed. I know there were some cases yesterday in which I had not heard all the evidence, and I was waiting for the printed evidence to see whether or not I had any real objection to them. Yesterday we passed about 60 bills in some two minutes and sixteen seconds. I think it only reasonable that these bills should stand over until we have the evidence.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   MARY ADA ST. GEORGE
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May 6, 1930

Mr. A. N. SMITH (Stormont):

I beg to move in amendment:

That the said bill be not now read a third time but that it be referred back to the committee of the whole with instructions that they have power to amend the same by inserting the following therein as section 3 of the bill, and renumbering section 3 as section 4:

"3. Upon receipt by the Secretary of State of Canada of a duly certified copy of a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Ontario requesting that this act be brought into force in that province, the governor in council may, by proclamation, declare that this act shall come into force on a date to be named in the said proclamation, not less than three months after the date of the receipt of such request by the Secretary of State."

And that section 3 of the bill be renumbered as section 4.

Topic:   DIVORCE COURT FOR ONTARIO
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