Joseph THAUVETTE

THAUVETTE, Joseph, B.Sc., M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 8, 1876
Deceased Date
November 24, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Thauvette
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ac244c59-b46b-4e19-8e51-7bcd5a67e50d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 6)


November 21, 1932

1. Under what government and on what date was Mr. Adelard Menard appointed postmaster at St. Justine Station, Quebec?

2 .During how many years did he perform the duties of this office uninterruptedly?

3. Was he dismissed?

4. If so, on what date, and by whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. JUSTINE STATION, QUE., POSTMASTER
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October 28, 1932

Mr. J. THAUVETTE (Vaudreuil-Sou-langes) (Translation):

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
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March 29, 1932

Mr. THAUVETTE (Translation):

Unemployment Continuance Act

Mr. Speaker, there is a sound principle of philosophy that says: "The end does not justify the means." We are fully agreed on the principle of this resolution; we are clamouring for the relief of the farmers. I shall further say that as long as the government does not lower its tariff walls in order to let other countries exchange their goods for the surplus of our farm products, there cannot be any prosperity in this country, specially among the farming class.

One must bear in mind that the large farming community comprises 53 per cent of the population of Canada. When the majority in a family is suffering and unhappy, it is easily understood that the other members cannot be cheerful. Let us bring prosperity to the farm because it is the fundamental industry- in a country. It is an industry whose products are perishable. The farmer is not in the position of the manufacturer whose goods can wait on shelves or in storage for higher prices. He is governed by the law of supply and demand. Therefore, the duty of the Canadian government is to create a demand.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE ACT, 1932-CONSIDERATION OP RESOLUTION
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March 29, 1932

Mr. JOSEPH THAUVETTE (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) (Translation):

Mr. Speaker, I

think I would not be doing my duty as a representative of the people of Canada and more particularly of the people of my own constituency if I did not take part in this discussion, in order to protest on their behalf against this motion which we have been discussing for several days past.

In order to justify my opposition to this measure and to grasp the import of this resolution, it is necessary for me to consider its very terms, the time at which it was submitted to us and the constitutional results its adoption might bring about. These various considerations offer, to my mind, a wide field for discussion. So far as I am concerned, during the few minutes at my disposal, I cannot give this question all the attention its importance calls for. Most valuable suggestions have already been made by hon. members from this side of the house; therefore, I shall not try to rise to the plane of those experienced parliamentarians and prudent economists. With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall only express my humble opinion and that will take me only a few minutes.

First, let us see what the resolution says:

That it is expedient to introduce a bill to amend chapter 58 of the statutes of Canada, 1931, striking out the word "March" in section 8, and substituting the word "May" therefor.

Apparently the changing of the word "March" into "May" is not in itself a difficult operation.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE ACT, 1932-CONSIDERATION OP RESOLUTION
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March 29, 1932

Mr. THAUVETTE (Translation):

To find the reason why, we must refer to the act itself, which is chapter 58 of the statutes of Canada, 2nd session.

Mr. ST-PERE (Translation): Et nunc

erudimini!

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE ACT, 1932-CONSIDERATION OP RESOLUTION
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