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 4 of 1854)


July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Very few are sworn. My hon. friend says that if anyone desires to do so he might plug the poll by insisting on swearing everybody that comes along, but even if he did, the voters would all be able to register their votes between eight in the morning and six at night because no more than

three hundred can vote at any poll. Experience shows that from ten to twenty sworn is the average. That is from Mr. Castonguay, who says that he would have to supply from ten to twenty forms. Well, I said, supply enough if it passes. I do not think anybody is going to be very much hurt if they are asked to sign their name to an oath. At the present time they can be sworn and they take a verbal oath, and the returning officer enters their name. It is a very slight thing to ask the person making an affidavit, "Please sign this." That is all you have to do. I think everybody will agree that this is going to stop a lot of this personation.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Mr. Chairman, at the

suggestion of the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston), in regard to the case of an illiterate voter who does not sign his name I have drafted a short amendment that might cover some of the objections that have been offered to this section. The amendment is as follows:

That is my true name, and that

the signature hereto is in my usual handwriting; or in the case of an illiterate voter, that the mark placed hereto is my usual method of signing my name.

I should be content to accept that amendment instead of the section as drawn.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, only to anyone who conducts or manages such a machine. The next amendment is to the minimum wage section which passed this house. When that section was under consideration certain objection was taken to clause (b), which provides:

Everyone is guilty of an indictable offenoe ... who, knowingly:-

(b) permits an employee to work beyond the maximum hours fixed by Ijw or any competent public authority.

I remember that my hon. friend from Wey-burn took strong exception to that clause, and the Senate have seen fit to strike it out. Then at the end of the section we had this general clause:

(h) does any other similar act contrary to law or the rules or regulations of any competent public authority.

The Senate have struck out that clause as well. Then at the request of my hon. friend from Vaneouver-Burrard (Mr. Hanbury) a special clause was inserted in regard to the marking of sawlogs and the placing of initials upon them. The Senate have rewritten the whole clause. We merely amended the clause as it stood then, but the Senate have repealed the present clause and enacted a new clause which probably makes the matter plainer, and it has included the suggestion which passed this house in regard to the initials.

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

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I think everybody will agree that the house should stop it, and that we should do everything in our power to stop it. We should not strain at imaginary difficulties in order to accomplish some great purpose which I believe we shall accomplish if we pass this clause with this affidavit.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I think, Mr. Chairman, that the difficulties which my hon. friend sees in the adoption of this system are largely imaginary. Very few people are sworn at a poll.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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