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 9 of 10)


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):

-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):

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):

... but they know that such prices prevail everywhere; municipal taxes are high, as well as school taxes.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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March 11, 1932

Mr. J. L. BARIBEAU (Champlain) (Translation) :

Mr. Speaker, there is so much

obstruction, on the part of the opposition, to this measure aiming at amending chapter 58 of the Statutes of Canada, 1931, by striking out the word "March" in clause 8, to replace it by "May", a bill aiming at extending to May the operation of the Unemployment Relief Act, that I deem it my duty to rise and speak in favour of this resolution. I think that those opposing the bill would not feel so much at ease in discussing this measure in their respective constituencies, because the voting of this resolution introduced by the right hon. Prime Minister is anxiously sought 'by all citizens of Canada.

I am speaking on behalf of the great majority of my constituents, which I have the honour to represent, when I request the government to extend the period in which relief will be given to the unemployed. I received within the last days, a telephone message from the mayor of Grand'Mere, asking me to take the necessary steps to get the Act extended. The mayor of Grand'Mere who is highly thought of by his fellow citizens, does not share my political views. I am certain that he does not approve of the numerous speeches delivered by the representatives of his party, on this question.

I also had the occasion, in the course of last week of meeting the mayor of the town of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, and on behalf of his fellow citizens he asked me to do my very best to have the government continue the relief of the unemployed in his town.

May I, sir, point out that the towns of Grand'Mere and Cap-de-la-Madeleine are the most important centres in my county.

I also deem it my duty to state in the house that the Unemployment Relief Act has had 'beneficial results in the county of Champlain, a county particularly affected by the depression existing in the pulp and paper industries-a crisis for which no one holds the government responsible.

I shall close my remarks, sir, believing that I have done my duty in supporting a measure which is asked for by all my constituents, without party distinction. They are thankful for what the government has done to relieve the unemployed, who, for the most part, are strangers attracted to this country by the intensive immigration policy of the former regime; and if we find Canadians among these unemployed, it is because foreigners have taken from them the means of earning their living.

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