Jean Louis BARIBEAU

BARIBEAU, Jean Louis

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Champlain (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 19, 1893
Deceased Date
December 26, 1975
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Louis_Baribeau
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b057da33-0923-4c8c-9c52-27d13114ed82&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Champlain (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 7 of 10)


April 19, 1932

Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):

Our hon.

colleagues in the opposition state that there are more unemployed this year in Canada than last year, but they forget to add that this crisis is world wide in extent. I shall content myself with inserting in Hansard the following

figures, taken from the International Labour

Review:

Per

1930 1931 centGermany.. .. .. 4.300,000 5,600,000 30Australia. .. .. 104,000 118.000 13Austria.. .. .. 294,845 329,627 12Denmark. .. .. 74,000 91,000 23Great Britain , 1,853,000 2,262,000 22United States . 5,526,000 7,770,000 39France .. .. .. 22,879 117,294 5Italy .. 642,169 982,321 53

I am pleased to submit to the house a list of the undertakings in connection with the unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931, in the county of Champlain and the advantages offered by our governments to the municipalities:

Dominion

Mun. Prov. Dom. Proportion20% 40% 40% $ 3,60010% 45% 45% 34,605

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 19, 1932

Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):

I shall

point out to the hon. member for Nicolet (Mr. Dubois) when this sum of money is divided

Notre-Dame-de-la-Presentation $ 1,200

Parent 6,500

Saint- Jacques-des-Piles 5,500

Saint-Louis-de-France 3,500

Saint-Roch-de-la-Mekinac 3,500

Sainte-Thecle 3,000

Saint-Theophile-du-Lac 3,500

Saint-Tite 5,000

Canton Bourgeois Mailhiot 5,000

Canton Langelier 6,000

Saint-Georges 6,500

Sainte-Genevieve de Batiscan-Department of Public Works

by the number of hours during which the workmen laboured, the result is $10 per hour...

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 19, 1932

Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):

-and I would consider it amiss if I did not thank, in the house, the representative in Canada of His Majesty, the King, both on behalf of my fellow-citizens in Champlain and mine, for the cordial reception I received. I felt some pride in being welcomed by words spoken in the language of my forebears and, I think, I am giving expression to the French Canadians' feelings, in quoting, in this respect, a letter addressed to His Excellency, the Governor General by the President of "L'Institut Canadien-frangais d'Ottawa":

To His Excellency, the Earl of Bessborough, Governor General of Canada,

Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Out.

Excellency,-

The Institut canadien-frangais of Ottawa, the oldest French society in Ontario, founded in 1852 and incorporated by an act of parliament in 1865, having since its foundation, been the purest expression of French self-respect and determination, in Ottawa, is pleased to express to Your Excellency, the deepest feelings of gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the wise counsels that you had the kindness and courtesy of extending to the Canadian people, since your arrival in Canada, on the importance of learning the French language.

To those sentiments we add the testimonial of our proverbial loyalty to the British Crown.

Your Excellency possibly does not realize to what extent the interest you take in the French language is appreciated by the French Canadian population.

I beg of Your Excellency to accept, as a source of information, a copy of the constitution and rules of our society. You may thus judge for yourself what is our aim and what are our means of action.

The Budget-Mr. Spencer

On behalf of all the members of the Institute and on behalf of all my compatriots, Your Excellency, will allow me to express to you again our sincere and cordial thanks.

I have the honour to be, sir,

Your obedient and faithful servant,

H. Beaulieu.

President.

Allow me also to congratulate, perhaps somewhat late, the hon. member for Toronto Northeast (Mr. Baker) for the splendid speech he delivered in the French language, in the house, last year. So long as the two great races of this country will understand and admire one another, we may depend on them to elect legislators who will realize what are the best interests of Canada, and I believe that the 'harmonious cooperation of these two great races constitute one of the surest guarantees of the respect of the constitution and one of the most powerful factors to solve our national problems, whatever they may be.

Topic:   $123,070 41761-136J
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April 19, 1932

Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):

May I,

sir, quote the views of the leading business men of my district and province. Mr. W.

G. E. Aird, manager of the Wabasso Cotton Company, states: *

That the general opinion among financiers is that the budget is a moderate and reasonable one.

Mr. Bromley Smith, manager of the Canada Iron Foundries, has this to say:

I think we are still privileged in not having to contribute more, when we compare our position with that of other countries.

Mr. Beaudry Leman, general manager of the Banque Canadienne National, states:

The balancing of the budget is an essential condition of the financial stability of the state and the maintenance on satisfactory basis of the national credit.

Workmen and employers, wage earners and those with independent means: briefly, every body is interested that the finances of the Dominion government should be on a sound

basis.

The only possible way to reach this end is that each person should contribute his reasonable quota.

On the other hand, the state must, under present circumstances, cut out useless expenditures and those which are in the luxury class.

The Budget-Mr. Baribeau

Mr. Taggart Smyth, general manager of the Savings Bank, states:

The measures adopted are governed by the needs of the hour and seem best adapted to the present circumstances. Nobody is astonished and I think that the public will welcome them.

Mr. T. J. Tibbutt, president of the Tibbutt Shoe and Leather Co., has this to say:

It is the best budget we have had for a long time past and it is much less burdensome than the United States budget. Canada, however, is less affected than most of the other countries, by the present economic crisis.

Mr. Frank I. Ritchie, manager of the Wayagamack Pulp & Paper Co., states:

The present budget is fair and equitable.

I deem it also my duty to express my thanks to the people of Champlain who have honoured me with their trust by electing me to represent them in this house.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 19, 1932

Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):

The constituency, sir, which I represent, besides bearing the name of the father of the whole country, which places it among the most venerable, owing to its seniority, is still one of the most important counties in old Quebec. Extending from the shores of the St. Lawrence river across the Laurentian mountains; to the west, bounded by the St. Maurice river which is the source of so much electric energy; and to the east, by the charming St. Ann's river, the county of Champlain maintains a population of 75,000 people, 99 per cent of whom are French Canadians; it comprises three towns of 10,000, 6,000 and 4,000 people respectively, and thirty rural parishes.

This means that I shall relieve the fears of the young men in making known to you the conditions prevailing in such an important section of the country. The house will derive some information which will allow it to judge better of the situation in Quebec, as well as the excellent results of the government's policy; as I intend to sound the optimistic note, notwithstanding what the hon. members opposite may think, for they have all become pessimists since the people of this country have so sadly left them in the lurch.

Let us examine what is the prevailing situation of industries in cities. Indeed, at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, as everywhere else, the economic depression weighs heavily on the good working classes. Two large pulp and paper industries, the Canada Power and Paper Co. and the Wayagamack are the source of the main activities of the workmen.

The former closed its doors a few months ago, while the latter is still working but with a decreased output.

An hon. MEMBER (Translation): What

a fine government!

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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