Ernest George HANSELL

HANSELL, Rev. Ernest George, B.D., D.D.

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Macleod (Alberta)
Birth Date
May 14, 1895
Deceased Date
December 9, 1965
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_George_Hansell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b7be8f86-27c2-4da9-a780-2d2bb5edfa31&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
clergyperson, minister

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
SC
  Macleod (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 759)


February 14, 1962

Mr. Hansell:

By way of a plebiscite.

Then at page 130 Mr. Hansell said in part:

Here is my point-and this could very well be done without taking any political sides at all. When the next election comes along. I suggest that a referendum be taken at that time. The parties do not have to kick the thing around as a political measure. All they have to do is this. When the people go to elect their government, they are also given another ballot with two designs put on the ballot. You are not voting Liberal, Conservative, Social Credit, C.C.F. or anything else. That is a separate matter altogether. That can be done without costing the country a dollar except for the printing of the paper with the two 26207-1-56

Flags of Canada

designs on. Let the people mark X opposite the one or the other design. That I say is a reasonable suggestion.

I believe this is the only way we can arrive at a solution regarding the flag, to take it out of politics and to let the people, on the same day as they vote to elect a new government, decide on the type of distinctive national flag they want. A member of the 194546 committee, Mr. MacNicol, the then hon. member for Davenport, made a study of some 2,409 designs which had been submitted.

He worked at it for 25 hours, and here is his report. In fact, when the special joint committee on a distinctive Canadian flag met for nine months in 1945 and 1946, after studying the 2,409 designs which had been submitted at that time, that is what Mr. MacNicol found: of the 2,409 designs submitted, 1,611 showed a maple leaf, which means two in three, or 67 per cent; 383 had a union jack, that is, one in six, or 16 per cent; 231 had stars; 184, fleurs-de-lis; 116, a beaver; 49, a crown; 22, a cross, and 14, the great bear. So, 67 per cent were in favour of a maple leaf, 16 per cent were for a union jack and the remaining 17 per cent were for something else.

Now, this was the work of Canadians who wanted a distinctive Canadian flag; it represented the opinions of Canadian people who were interested in getting a national flag for their country. However, the committee did not accept the result of any of this work. It did not accept anything, because we have not got a Canadian flag yet. I do not want to repeat what I said last year when I spoke on this subject, so I am going to ask this house to decide, once for all, one thing-to take this matter out of politics and let the nation choose.

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REFERENDUM ON ADOPTION OF CANADIAN FLAG
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January 23, 1961

Mr. Hansell:

The chairman shakes his head, so I presume it is not in order.

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REFERENDUM ON ADOPTION OF CANADIAN FLAG
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January 23, 1961

Mr. Hansell:

By way of a plebiscite.

At page 130 Mr. Hansell said in part:

Here is my point-and this could very well be done without taking any political sides at all. When the next election comes along, I suggest that a referendum be taken at that time. The parties do not have to kick the thing around as a political measure. All they have to do is this. When the people go to elect their government, they are also given another ballot with two designs put on the ballot. You are not voting Liberal, Conservative, Social Credit, C.C.F. or anything else. That is a separate matter altogether. That can be done without costing the country a dollar except for the printing of the paper with the two designs on. Let the people mark X opposite the one or the other design. That I say is a reasonable suggestion and I do not know if it is in order-

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REFERENDUM ON ADOPTION OF CANADIAN FLAG
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January 23, 1961

Mr. Hansell:

But if the decks were cleared-

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REFERENDUM ON ADOPTION OF CANADIAN FLAG
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January 31, 1958

Mr. Hansell:

Mr. Chairman, I only have a question to ask and will probably only take up to one o'clock. It is a good question I want to ask the minister, and I ask it because he has the dual capacity of Minister of Justice as well as being in charge of Indian affairs. I have had complaints from certain people that the Indians are not too careful so far as their hunting privileges are concerned. I know none of us want to be harsh with the Indians. We must make a good deal of allowance for them. They are people who have hunted for many years and it is in their blood.

However, the complaint comes to me that the Indians perhaps assume that they have a right to hunt at any time and anywhere. In addition, sometimes they are not too careful about the ethics of their hunting. They will shoot and sometimes leave game in a half crippled and dying condition. They will even shoot and cripple a mother elk and leave the calves there. People have said to me, "What are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police doing about this situation? Do they not know their business?" We know the R.C.M.P. know their business, and if anything the picture may be the other way. Perhaps the R.C.M.P. may be a little harsher with the Indian than with the white man who can really talk back to them. On the other hand, there may be some laxity so far as hunting privileges are concerned.

I see it is one o'clock. I do not need to say anything else, but perhaps the minister might comment on this matter when he answers the other questions.

At one o'clock the committee took recess.

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONTINUATION OF BRANCH LINE PASSENGER SERVICE
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