Charles Mills (Bud) DRURY

DRURY, The Hon. Charles Mills (Bud), P.C., O.C., C.B.E., D.S.O., Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Westmount (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 7, 1912
Deceased Date
January 12, 1991
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Drury
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bcf1b481-1534-4cda-8cad-80c22792e971&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, lawyer, public servant

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Defence Production (April 22, 1963 - April 19, 1968)
  • Minister of Industry (July 25, 1963 - April 19, 1968)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Saint-Antoine--Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Defence Production (April 22, 1963 - April 19, 1968)
  • Minister of Industry (July 25, 1963 - April 19, 1968)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • Minister of Defence Production (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • Minister of Industry (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Westmount (Quebec)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • Minister of Defence Production (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • Minister of Industry (April 20, 1968 - July 5, 1968)
  • President of the Treasury Board (July 6, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
  • Minister of National Defence (September 17, 1970 - September 23, 1970)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Westmount (Quebec)
  • President of the Treasury Board (July 6, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
  • Minister of National Defence (September 7, 1972 - November 26, 1972)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Westmount (Quebec)
  • President of the Treasury Board (July 6, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology (August 8, 1974 - September 14, 1976)
  • Minister of Public Works (August 8, 1974 - September 14, 1976)
  • Minister of Finance (September 10, 1975 - September 25, 1975)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 899)


March 20, 1979

Mr. Drury:

Price and wage control?

March 20, 1979

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ENERGY SUPPLIES EMERGENCY ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO CONSERVE STOCKS
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December 7, 1977

Mr. Drury:

-I would like to address myself very briefly to the intervention of the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar (Mr. Hnatyshyn). I take exception to two of his propositions. Your Honour has dealt with them partially on the question of precedents, but I think it is even more fundamental than that. In this House we operate on a system of trust.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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December 7, 1977

Hon. C. M. Drury (Westmount):

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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December 7, 1977

Mr. Drury:

We do, in spite of the "ha". Some people do not seem to understand that. The machine will not work unless this assumption is made, and when the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar suggests, first, that reading from a transcript is inadequate and if the minister wishes to be believed and before-by implication-he, the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar, and his party will believe the minister, let him table a recording, that is an absence of trust, and I think contrary to one basic rule and that is: an hon. member's word, given in this House, is taken. Unless we operate on that basis the machine will not operate. Parliament will not work.

There is a second fundamental principle against which the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar, wittingly or unwittingly,

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Privilege-Mr. Cullen

has offended, and that is that you do not question the motives of other members. The hon. member suggested that he, because of the alleged previous performance of the Minister of Employment and Immigration (Mr. Cullen), had every reason to believe that the minister was a tough guy and so forth, and therefore he said those things. That is an example of questioning motives. Instead of examining what was said or not said, or its rightness or wrongness, the hon. member proceeded to try to impugn both the motives and the trustworthiness of the minister.

Unfortunately, recently we saw in Canada, through the polls, a popular referendum taken in which the public was asked in effect, "In matters of security, who would you sooner trust, the politicians or the police?" and the answer came back overwhelmingly, "We would sooner trust the police". I can understand this, and I suggest that unfounded allegations of untrustworthiness, and proceeding on assumptions that the motives and the trustworthiness of politicians should always be questioned, lead to a general public unwillingness to trust politicians, who themselves say they should not be trusted.

I suggest that the House should not follow or adopt rules or procedures which advertise or advocate untrusworthiness on the part of its members.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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November 30, 1977

Mr. Drury:

There are.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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