Hugh GUTHRIE

GUTHRIE, The Hon. Hugh, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Wellington South (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 13, 1866
Deceased Date
November 3, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Guthrie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a8b2b613-dd5c-4a22-8f22-c0e4f180c7b6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (October 4, 1917 - October 11, 1917)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (October 12, 1917 - July 4, 1919)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 5, 1919 - January 23, 1920)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (January 24, 1920 - July 9, 1920)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (January 24, 1920 - July 9, 1920)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 10, 1920 - September 30, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (October 11, 1926 - October 11, 1927)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (August 7, 1930 - August 11, 1935)
August 25, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (August 7, 1930 - August 11, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1854)


July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The act I think sets that out pretty clearly. If my hon. friend will read section 235 of the criminal code he will see. This amendment provides for the race meetings at which there are trotting or pacing races exclusively. They cannot be mixed, there cannot be running and trotting. I think trotting and pacing are well-defined terms that sportsmen understand, and all people who have to do with horses. If this amendment is carried these trotting associations will be entitled to fourteen days racing per annum, just as the running races are now.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, I am not. There are some racing experts in the house but I am not one of them.

Passing that for the moment, the next amendment was suggested after the bill had passed this house, I think in the first instance by the county crown attorney in the city of Ottawa and also some other county crown attorneys in different cities of Canada. It is to check as far as possible these gambling devices found in stores and places where the public resort, in regard to which the law is a little uncertain at the present time. The Senate has put in a clause that any person who:

conducts, manages or is a party to any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind by which any person, upon payment of any sum of money, or by obligating himself to pay any sum of money, shall become entitled under such scheme, contrivance or operation to receive from the person conducting or managing such scheme, contrivance or operation, or any other person, a larger sum of money than the amount paid or to be paid', by reason of the fact that other persons have paid or obligated themselves to pay any sum of money under such scheme, contrivance or operation;

4298 COMMONS

Criminal Code-Senate Amendments

Commits an offence. That amendment was not submitted to the house, it came before the Senate at the request of certain law officers of the provincial governments. I have no objection to it.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, the present law is

that a racing association which has only running races may carry on for two meetings of seven days each or one of fourteen days. Hitherto trotting races have been limited to three days per year. The effect of this amendment is to put the trotting races on the same plane as the running races.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

When the committee rose yesterday we were discussing the affidavit which is part of section 3. I have gone over the matter very carefully since that time; I have considered it from a good many angles, and I think I can make some suggestions modifying the form of affidavit that perhaps will meet with the approval of the committee.

I think we will all agree that the fundamental questions in regard to the exercise of the franchise are first that the person exercising it should be a British subject and second that he should be twenty-one years of age. I do not suppose there is any difference of opinion in that regard. These lists have been prepared, in the cities, to a very large extent by enumeration; inquiries have not been made in regard to the citizenship, in many instances, and I am afraid there also has been some laxity in regard to the ages of the persons who have been put on the lists by the enumerators. The first clause of this affidavit merely reads:

(1) That I am a British subject of the full age of twenty-one years;

Elections Act

I do not think anyone could have any objection to that clause remaining. The second clause, in regard to the residence in Canada, I think may well be stricken out, and I think the third clause might be struck out as well.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Yes. Then at the end of the bill there is a clause stating at what time the act shall come into force. This is a usual clause in regard to criminal legislation:

This act with the exception of sections one, two A, and five thereof shall come into force on the first day of December, 1935, section five thereof shall come into force on the first day of January, 1936, and sections one and two A shall come into force on the passing of this act.

Section 5 is in regard to the issuing of advertisements, sale catalogues and the like. I think we can concur in all the amendments,

but I have an open mind and I want the house to come to a conclusion in regard to the racing section.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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