Robert Abercrombie PRINGLE

PRINGLE, Robert Abercrombie, Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Stormont (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 15, 1855
Deceased Date
January 9, 1922
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Abercrombie_Pringle
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ae857af8-8d19-4f6d-8e3c-ac71e3e1703f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Cornwall and Stormont (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Stormont (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 6 of 57)


May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE (reading).

-or in the British North America Act, 1871-

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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

But you have to read the Act all together. Read the preamble :

Whereas it is expedient to empower the parliament of Canada to provide for the representation in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or either of them, of any territory which for the time being forms part of the Dominion of Canada, but is not included in any provinces.

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present parliament as-

sembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

The parliament of Canada may from time to time, .make provisions for the representations in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or in either of them, of any territories which for the time being form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any province.

Then section 2 says :

Any Act passed by the parliament of Canada before the passing of this Act for the purpose mentioned in this Act shall, if not disallowed by the Queen be, and shall be deemed to have been, valid and effectual from the date in which it received the assent in Her Majesty's name of the Governor General of Canada.

It is hereby declared that any Act passed by the parliament of Canada, whether before or after the passing of this Act, for the purpose mentioned in this Act

Now the purpose mentioned in this Act

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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

I think the point raised by my hon. friend from Jacques Cartier (Mr. Monk) is a very important one. My hon. friend the Minister of Justice has referred to the statute of 1886. I think if he reads the preamble of that statute' he will find that it does not apply to provinces but it applies to Territories.

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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

Section 2 of the Act of 1871, says :

The parliament of Canada may, from time to time, establish new provinces in any territories-

And provides :

For its representation in the said parliament

But when you come to read the Act of 1S71 you have to read it with the last clause of the Act of 1886. The last clause of the Act of 1886 states that :

This Act and the British North America Act, 1867. and the British North America Act, 1871, shall be construed together, and may be cited together as the British North America Acts 1867 to 1886.

So that the Acts, being construed together and section 51 has to be read in to the Acts of 1S71-under section 51 of the original Act, 1867, a decennial census is provided for and the representation is based upon that. As I understand it, this section proposes that the representation will be fixed for these new provinces at the quinquennia] census.

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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

Well then let us get back to the British North America Act, 1871. It is clear that the Act of 188C is dealing with Territories, not with organized provinces.

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