Henry Herbert STEVENS

STEVENS, The Hon. Henry Herbert, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Kootenay East (British Columbia)
Birth Date
December 8, 1878
Deceased Date
June 14, 1973
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Herbert_Stevens
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b2723513-c609-4a5c-87f4-bd7c225ccd75&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, broker, grocer

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Vancouver City (British Columbia)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (September 21, 1921 - December 28, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (September 21, 1921 - December 28, 1921)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Agriculture (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Mines (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of the Interior (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
August 25, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Kootenay East (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (August 7, 1930 - October 26, 1934)
October 14, 1935 - January 1, 1938
REC
  Kootenay East (British Columbia)
January 1, 1938 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Kootenay East (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 2601)


June 3, 1939

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Kootenay East):

The other day I drew attention-I am addressing my remarks chiefly to the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe)-to what I considered to be a weakness in the procedure of the house in introducing amendments subsequently incorporated in bills which by constitutional practice are based upon resolutions, and having particular reference to the bills based upon the resolutions which were part of this year's budget. I should like to ask the Minister of Justice whether the justice department has given any consideration to the validity in law of the amendments which were made to these bills during the committee stage and which constituted definite alterations in fact and in substance to the bills based upon the original resolutions; for example the case of matches, and there were one or two similar amendments.

Salt Fish Board

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   VALIDITY OF CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO BUDGET
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June 3, 1939

Mr. STEVENS:

The 5i per cent is only the ceiling; it is not a fixed amount.

Topic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, ETC.-CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS
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June 3, 1939

Mr. STEVENS:

Which amendment was ordered in this house.

Topic:   SALT FISH BOARD
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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June 2, 1939

Mr. STEVENS:

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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June 2, 1939

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, we are considering the third reading of an act to incorporate the central mortgage bank. Let me at the outset lay down one or two general principles. It is common knowledge, of course, that there are periods when conditions favour the debtor class; again, there are other periods which are considered favourable to the creditor class and detrimental to the debtor class. Broadly speaking, one might say that the period from the opening of the century down to 1929 in the main benefited the debtor class. Then followed the decade down to the present time, when economic conditions, not only in Canada but generally at least throughout western civilization, have seemed unduly to favour the creditor class.

To the extent that the alleged object of this bill is to bring some measure of justifiable relief to the debtor class, there is and can be but little room for difference of opinion. But let me say to the minister at this point that the ideas incorporated in this bill are not original, nor is it the first time that they have been submitted or suggested to parliament. In passing I would refer to some suggestions which were made to a special committee of the house, of which Mr. Ganong was chairman, in 1935.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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