Paul MERCIER

MERCIER, Paul, K.C., B.A., LL.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
St. Henry (Quebec)
Birth Date
February 14, 1888
Deceased Date
August 10, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mercier_(Liberal_MP)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bd0b7691-bf15-4026-ab2e-767ae78f819d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Westmount--St. Henri (Quebec)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  St. Henri (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  St. Henri (Quebec)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  St. Henri (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  St. Henry (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 94)


May 20, 1935

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

Then you do not need any tunnel.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OF RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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April 15, 1935

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

The resolution before the house is as follows:

That it is expedient to bring in a measure to create employment by public works and undertakings throughout Canada, and to authorize the government to guarantee equipment securities of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Railway Company in the amount of $15,000,000.

I take it for granted that in the ordinary course of events the bill founded upon the resolution will become law. I am most concerned however in the question how the moneys will 'be divided. Hon. members are aware that in the western section of Montreal we have a large plant known as the Canadian Car and Foundry Company, Limited. When that plant was operating at full capacity about

3,000 people were employed, but for the past three years the number of employees has averaged only about 100, and at times only 50. Formerly in the manufacture of railway cars, diners and freight cars the plant gave employment to tool makers, carpenters, varnish-ers, painters, and workmen engaged in other trades. To-day these operations are greatly limited. The birds have built their nests in the chimneys and we do not see the smoke or hear the whistles which tell that men are working. All these men are anxious to go back to work. When the $15,000,000 is divided up I hope that the eastern and western parts of Montreal will get their share. The Angus shops and the Canadian Car and Foundry Company should be considered in the distribution of this money so that as many workers as possible may be given employment. This foundry has always built the cars for the Canadian National Railways and I contend they should get a fair share of the money to be spent. If 2,000 people at present unemployed were able to go back to work, a considerable load would be lifted from the shoulders of the relief commission. All these men are sincere in their desire to go back to work and they should be given work not only in their own interest but in the interest of Canada as a whole.

Topic:   WORKS, UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEES OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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April 15, 1935

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

I should be much surprised if my hon. friend from Kingston City did not agree with me in wanting some of this work given to the private companies, to the Hamilton Car Company of Ontario, for instance.

Topic:   WORKS, UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEES OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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April 11, 1935

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

And the contract was for $49,000.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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April 11, 1935

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

Is there another order in council for that?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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