Léon BALCER

BALCER, The Hon. Léon, P.C., B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 13, 1917
Deceased Date
March 22, 1991
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Léon_Balcer
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c17c9546-ec4f-47a5-95a7-27b20ceb25f5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (June 21, 1957 - August 6, 1957)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 21, 1957 - October 10, 1960)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (January 21, 1960 - October 10, 1960)
  • Minister of Transport (October 11, 1960 - April 21, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (October 11, 1960 - April 21, 1963)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (July 11, 1962 - August 8, 1962)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport (October 11, 1960 - April 21, 1963)
April 7, 1965 - September 8, 1965
IND
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 580)


June 15, 1965

Hon. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

I have a question for the Acting Prime Minister. Has the Government approached the Premiers of Quebec and Ontario with a view to discussing the possibility of making the Ottawa-Hull area a federal district? Is it the intention of the Government to have this matter included in the agenda of the next Federal-Provincial conference?

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING FORMATION OF FEDERAL DISTRICT
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June 4, 1965

Hon. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. I wonder whether the Minister could tell us if it is the intention of his Department to issue a permit to Canadian Pacific Airlines to fly between Bangkok and Rome. If this were done, they would be the first Canadian air line to have an around-the-world schedule.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES-BANGKOK-HOME SERVICE
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June 4, 1965

Mr. Balcer:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether the Minister could tell us if one of the two Canadian air lines is going to be designated as the Canadian carrier between Paris and Rome, where we enjoy one-fifth freedom. The Government has to make a choice in this matter between the two air lines. Could the Minister tell us whether this question will be decided soon?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES-BANGKOK-HOME SERVICE
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June 1, 1965

Hon. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. In view of the fact that the port manager of Montreal has accused the Ontario Hydro of stealing water from the harbour of Montreal and that General McNaughton has accused the United States of stealing water from Canada, will the Minister make his promised statement on the proposed plans of his Department for building dikes and other waterworks on Lake St. Pierre while there is still a few feet of water left in the St. Lawrence River?

Topic:   MR. COATES-REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   WATER LEVELS
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May 31, 1965

Hon. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

Mr. Speaker, I had the honour to be sworn in as a member of the Privy Council at the same time as our friend, George Nowlan, and I remember that at the close of that ceremony he told some of the junior Ministers: "Listen, you young people, do not get excited with your title of honourable. All it means is when you die the Canadian flag will fly at halfmast on the Peace Tower."

Today, the flag is flying at half-mast on the Peace Tower, and I think that this symbolic gesture actually reveals the modesty of our friend, George Nowlan.

If today the flag is at half-mast on the Peace Tower, it not only means that a Privy Councillor has died, but also that Canada as a whole, and Parliament in particular, are mourning the death of a great Canadian, a great-hearted man with a fine sense of humour.

Topic:   THE LATE HON. GEORGE C. NOWLAN
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