Duncan Cameron FRASER

FRASER, The Hon. Duncan Cameron

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
October 1, 1845
Deceased Date
September 27, 1910
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Cameron_Fraser
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b2084239-e476-459f-ad17-f94d88a31ee3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 106)


October 19, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

I am afraid that my hon. friend is giving too high praise to English statutes. I notice that the judges there speak quite sarcastically of the English statutes.

' Mr. GOURLEY. The late Lord Thring did a great deal to cure that. I am inclined to believe that there is more accuracy and nicety of expression in the English statutes than in our own, although the House will agree that I am not inclined to unduly praise the English.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REVISED STATUTES OF CANADA.
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October 19, 1903

Sir. FRASER.

The surveys have all been made and the people are at work on it now. There is a subsidy granted by the Nova Scotia government and a contract made with this company. The company is composed largely of Canadians : Mr. Fitzpatrick, of New Glasgow ; Mr. Stratton, the Provincial Secretary of Ontario ; and Mr. McCormick, a member of this House. It is an excellent company. They have made all their financial arrangements and completed their surveys. The Nova Scotia government granted a subsidy of $5,000 a mile over the whole railway.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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October 17, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

Now we have it.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FAST ATLANTIC SERVICE.
Subtopic:   THE USE OF MAIL BAGS.
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October 10, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

Then you cannot prevent him. I believe that he ought to be the judge of the exercise of that privilege and duty, and if he should be the judge of both, he ought to be allowed to stay at home if he thinks he is performing his duty thereby better than, under the compulsion of this parliament, going out and voting. Who is to be the final judge of privilege and duty V There is such a thing as parliament taking legislation into its own hands that it has no right to take, and I think it would be a grave mistake for this parliament to say that a man, who perhaps has studied a question just as much perhaps as this parliament has, shall exercise his franchise although he says that by refraining from exercising the privilege of voting he is serving his conscience better than if he went out and voted for one or othdr of the parties. He should be the supreme and final judge of that. A question may come up which may be a political question. It may be a direct party question. On one side we may take one view and on the other side there may be a different view. There may be an hon. gentleman on the opposition side who says that he agrees with the view which the government take, and there may be an hon. gentleman on the

Topic:   IQ, 1903
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October 10, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

Mr. FOWLEIt. Quotation.

Topic:   IQ, 1903
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