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 3 of 1854)


July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Well, they are different

associations. They do not have both at the same meetings. The jockey clubs run the running races and the trotting associations run theirs.

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

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I have no view on the subject. It is a new suggestion to me.

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

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Personally I have no objection to it; the Senate have seen fit to put it in, and I move concurrence.

Motion agreed to; amendments read the second time and concurred in.

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

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The reason is that that

is a part of the franchise act, and this is the elections act that we are dealing with. These clauses that I have agreed to strike out deal with matters that have all been considered before the name was put on the voters' list.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

It is the affidavit in the bill that I am discussing. I would not hesitate to strike out the fourth clause also. I also assume, however, that it is the earnest wish of everyone in the house that we should have a fair, clean election and abolish as far as possible personation which has become very prevalent in certain parts of Canada. For the purpose of doing so I submit that we should have some means of identifying the man who attempts personation or who actually personates someone else on election day. I am inclined to think we should all agree to the last clause. This will make an oath of two clauses, as follows:

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

(2) That the signature which I have made to this deposition is in my usual handwriting, and is my true name.

"Signature" includes a mark, and anyone who cannot sign his name makes his mark, whether on a cheque, a contract or an affidavit. The only other suggestion is a technical one. At the bottom of the affidavit appear the words "justice of the peace." I would put there, "deputy returning officer or justice of the peace." If these two clauses are accepted I would withdraw paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, and just leave the one "I am a British subject of the full age of twenty-one years," and the other "I have signed this document and that is my handwriting." It was suggested yesterday that the effect might be to choke the poll if these affidavits were taken. I have ascertained that the number of parties sworn runs from only ten to twenty in any polling booth. The chief electoral officer seemed to think it would involve a great deal of printing as there are 35,000 polls and he would have to get out from ten to twenty affidavits for each poll. Well, that can be done. The oath is not a long one; it is a very short one, and it can be printed very readily, and if twenty or even fifty have to be supplied to each poll it would not clog up the poll because there cannot be more than three hundred names on the polling list for any division. I suggest that this is a simple way of remedying what has become a disgrace in some parts of Canada. In Ontario we call it plugging and personation, in Quebec they call it telegraphing. I know that it is the desire of all parties in this house

to stop that if we can do so, and this requirement that a person may be sworn and leave his signature for identification purposes will I think go a long way in stopping this thing happening.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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