Pierre-François CASGRAIN

CASGRAIN, The Hon. Pierre-François, P.C., B.A., LL.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 4, 1886
Deceased Date
August 2, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-François_Casgrain
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bd9b695e-03eb-4481-be01-3402cff4d261&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Charlevoix--Montmorency (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Charlevoix--Montmorency (Quebec)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1924 - January 1, 1926)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1936)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1924 - January 1, 1926)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1936)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1936)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1927 - January 1, 1930)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1936)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1936)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (February 6, 1936 - May 8, 1940)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Charlevoix--Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (February 6, 1936 - May 8, 1940)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (May 9, 1940 - December 14, 1941)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 125)


June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

That is not our fault.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I cannot express an opinion on that. Legally there may be some question about it, but it is my opinion that they would. Personally, I think they should. If a man has been here for over five years and has rendered meritorious service, he should have an opportunity to be appointed permanently.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I wish I were able to give my hon. friend the answer he desires. At the present time the functions are distributed in this manner. The civil service commission is a public body created by parliament, and it so happens that its minister in the house is the Secretary of State. But when there is a question of adjustment of salaries, the civil service commission investigates them. When a body of employees of the civil service makes representations to the civil service commission that certain positions be made permanent, or with regard to other matters such as we have discussed this evening, they are referred to the civil service commission for attention. Then the commission makes its report, which is dealt with by the treasury board, and finally the government assumes the responsibility of either adopting or amending the recommendations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

They have to produce a release from their government, the same as the people from Switzerland.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I am given to understand that there is always a certain percentage of permanent employees in a department, 80 per cent, and that the rest are what are called "temporaries" by the nature of their service. It has been thought from time to time that certain temporary employees should be permitted a permanency. For instance, the other day, as the hon. member will recall, certain readjustments were recommended by the civil service commission with respect to the servants of this house, and the commission's report was adopted by the house whereby certain temporary employees on the house staff were made permanent. I have in mind to bring this matter up anew with a view to seeing that action such as my hon. friend has suggested be further considered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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