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 4 of 125)


June 12, 1941

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I cannot do much more ' than repeat what I said in March last when a certain question was debated in the house, and supplement the remarks I made on July 15 last, when I first presented my estimates. At the present time the naturalization proceedings follow their usual course as set out in the statute, but when reports of any judge come up, the case is subject to review by the minister. He has discretionary power under section 4 of the act to grant or to refuse a certificate. In practice we have a conference with the officials of the department. We have decided that persons who are of enemy origin or extraction, such as Germans or Italians, shall not be naturalized and we do not naturalize them. We do not issue certificates of naturalization to enemy aliens. As regards all other persons who have made out clear cases, if it is found, after further investigation in the department and by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, that they are not connected with, or come within the orbit of people associated with the enemies of the empire, we look into the merits of each and every case and, if they are of reasonably good character, issue certificates.

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

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I might say that this rule which I have mentioned, whereby 80 per cent of the employees are permanent and the remainder are temporary, is a rule of the treasury board. As to many of these cases, the hon. member should bear in mind that although there is a minister in charge of the operation of the civil service commission, all these matters which have to do with increases in salary that are recommened by various committees of the house which have sat from year to year, as well as changes in the personnel, have to be dealt with by the treasury board. They become, therefore, matters for the finance department. For that reason I am not in a position to say that all these recommendations will be carried out, because even though the minister made them, they would have to be scrutinized and passed by the treasury board.

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

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I thank the hon. member and the leader of the opposition for their remarks. The question which has been raised is one which I can assure the hon. member I shall look into carefully during the recess, in order to see what can be done to remedy the situation.

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

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I think they do. I understand that, as the law now is, employees who have been permanent for a certain number of years are entitled to what are called statutory advances in their salaries, which they get. I see here certain items wherein there are increases, in some of my estimates and in those of some other departments, and I am told that they are statutory increases. In some instances the amounts are $60; in others, $100 and more, according to the positions that are occupied.

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

Mr. CASGRAIN:

That is not our fault.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
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