Joseph Alfred Ernest ROY

ROY, Joseph Alfred Ernest, K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Dorchester (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 3, 1871
Deceased Date
August 17, 1928
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Alfred_Ernest_Roy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b8788f7d-c6e1-4f0b-b2b3-91503463d6f5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Dorchester (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1909 - January 1, 1911)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 6)


April 28, 1910

Mr. E. ROY.

That is what I wish to do. I desire to draw the attention of this House, and of the government to a decision that has been taken in regard to special rates on telegraphic messages. I find that the Great Northwestern Telegraph Company has issued a circular (No. 109) under date April 16, 1910, in which I find this provision:

The rates for night letters are the standard day rates for ten-word messages for the transmission of fifty words or less, plus one-fifth the initial charge for each additional ten words or less. To be entitled to this rate night letters must be written in plain English. Night letters written in any other language than English must not be accepted.

I wish to know from the government if this decision has been taken after conference with the government, because I have understood that some ministers had something to do with the decision that was arrived at. I want to say that this clause of the telegraph company will prevent over two million people of Canada from taking advantage of these night rates, in fact the whole province of Quebec where the French language is spoken. We have in that province some very large newspapers, like ' La Presse,' ' La Patrie,' ' 1'Action Sociale,' ' Le Devoir,' ' Le Soleil,' ' l'Evenement '-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GREAT NORTHWESTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
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April 28, 1910

Mr. E. ROY.

The question I ask is this: has the government any information to give in reference to that matter, and can they say why French messages are not taken under this regulation at the same rates as English messages?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GREAT NORTHWESTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
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April 28, 1910

Mr. E. ROY.

I wish to bring to the attention of the government a regulation which I find in circular (No. 109) giving the rates for messages transmitted by the Great Northwestern Telegraph Company of Canada. I understand that a decision has been taken after conference with the government

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GREAT NORTHWESTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
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March 10, 1910

Mr. E. ROY.

My constituency has been represented here for twelve years by a Conservative.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BEYISBB EDITION.
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March 10, 1910

Mr. E. ROY.

You know your side of the House better than our side.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BEYISBB EDITION.
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