William Lyon Mackenzie KING

KING, The Right Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie, P.C., O.M., C.M.G., B.A., M.A., A.M., LL.B., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Glengarry (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 17, 1874
Deceased Date
July 22, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lyon_Mackenzie_King
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b11f5b30-7d32-44e6-b23c-a24561c1eaf5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, editor, gentleman, journalist, labour expert, lawyer, senior public servant

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Labour (June 2, 1909 - October 6, 1911)
June 21, 1909 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Labour (June 2, 1909 - October 6, 1911)
October 20, 1919 - October 4, 1921
LIB
  Prince (Prince Edward Island)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 7, 1919 - December 28, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 7, 1919 - December 28, 1921)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • President of the Privy Council (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Prime Minister (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  York North (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • President of the Privy Council (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Prime Minister (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
February 15, 1926 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • President of the Privy Council (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Prime Minister (December 29, 1921 - June 28, 1926)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (June 29, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (June 29, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
  • President of the Privy Council (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Prime Minister (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
November 2, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • President of the Privy Council (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Prime Minister (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • President of the Privy Council (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Prime Minister (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (September 25, 1926 - August 6, 1930)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 23, 1935 - September 3, 1946)
  • Prime Minister (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 23, 1935 - September 3, 1946)
  • Prime Minister (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)
August 6, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Glengarry (Ontario)
  • President of the Privy Council (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 23, 1935 - September 3, 1946)
  • Prime Minister (October 23, 1935 - November 14, 1948)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 4646)


May 12, 1959

Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King (Prime Minister) :

I understand my hon. friend the Leader of the Opposition does not wish to proceed with the second reading of the unemployment insurance measure today.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE RATES OF REMUNERATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS, ETC.
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May 12, 1959

Mr. Mackenzie King:

As I said yesterday, the government have no desire to rush the bill at all. Our desire is simply to expedite the business of the session as far as we can.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE RATES OF REMUNERATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS, ETC.
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May 29, 1958

Mr. Mackenzie King:

I wish to make that clear. Nor does the passage of the address without division commit any member to anything expressed in the address. An amendment affords an opportunity to take exception to what appears or does not appear in the speech from the throne and to the government's policy, but when amendments which have been proposed are rejected and there is nothing left but the simple expression of thanks to His Majesty or His Majesty's representative for having come to parliament and opened its proceedings, it certainly places the Commons in an anomalous position vis-a-vis the crown to refuse to thank His Majesty or His Majesty's representative for that act of courtesy.

Mr. Speaker, we in the loyal opposition do not wish to be placed in that anomalous and disloyal position, and for that reason, and for that reason only, we will support the address.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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February 16, 1949

Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King (Glengarry):

N ewfoundland

nevertheless be imparted to other communities some of that strength which will help to preserve the freedom of mankind. May we not all wish and believe that a divine blessing will rest upon such a union.

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   TERMS OF UNION WITH CANADA
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February 16, 1949

Mr. Mackenzie King:

If I may interrupt my hon. friend on the essential point of what he is discussing, is it not that the matter he refers to was one which belonged to the provinces and could not be dealt with by the federal government without agreement by the provinces?

Topic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Subtopic:   TERMS OF UNION WITH CANADA
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