Byron Moffatt BRITTON

BRITTON, Byron Moffatt, K.C., B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kingston (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 3, 1833
Deceased Date
November 19, 1920
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Moffatt_Britton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cbccde9c-8a99-4afe-a50b-99388a3a5d55&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, lecturer

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 35 of 35)


February 19, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

Speak for yourself.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY QUESTION.
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February 19, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

The hon. gentleman will find the details on page G-12 of the Auditor General's Report.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE RAILWAY QUESTION.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. B. M. BRITTON (Kingston).

Mr. Speaker, there are two points involved ; one is whether the amount paid by the Rhodesian government is Imperial pay within the meaning of our statute. The second point is that, assuming it is Imperial pay within the meaning of our statute, whether, under the circumstances, it would not be better for our government to pay the difference treating it as bounty, rather than have the dissatisfaction existing which now exists. I know that it will involve a considerable sum.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF THE MEN OF ' C' BATTERY.
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February 18, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

Of course, I do not know the exact figure. It is somewhat of a surprise that the matter has been practically decided by the government, as I infer it has been from the answer which the hon. minister makes. I suppose it is under consideration practically and that the matter will be dealt with in a way that will be considered fair to all parties. The other point to which I call attention is that, in some way or other, it has been possible that some men in connection with ' C ' Battery have got more pay than others. This is an unfortunate state of matters, because, although it has been paid to those dependent upon them by reason of their pay being assigned, the payment to all intents and purposes, was to themselves. They have got the benefit of it. If these men have received pay to a larger extent, treating it as if this Rhodesian pay were not a matter of bounty, or gift, something different from the Imperial pay, and others did not get the same treatment, there is going to be a felt hardship and wrong done to some of these men. Therefore, I sincerely hope that there will be some remedy found so that all many feel that they are treated fairly and generously in this matter. It is better to lose a few thousand dollars to enable these other men to get their pay according to what was really the intention than that there should be any cause of dissatisfaction on the part of any one.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINES, ONT., WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF THE MEN OF ' C' BATTERY.
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