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 4 of 35)


May 18, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

For once, I agree in the main with my hon. friend for East York (Mr. Maclean) on this railway question. Two opportunities have been lost by the Grand Trunk Railway, one when they let the Ottawa and Prescott road go, which, I suppose, is the shortest line from Ottawa to the River St. Lawrence. It is run by the Canadian Pacific Railway mainly as a freight line, though there are passenger trains on it.

Topic:   COMMOXS
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May 18, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

I want to emphasize in this particular case what I said on the motion which I made in the earlier part of the session in reference to this question of divorce. If there ever was a case in which the grounds of relief were beyond controversy it is this case. You can hardly conceive of a case in which the proof was easier than in this one, and yet this woman, unfortunately linked to a bad man, and having just ground for the dissolution of the marriage tie, is put to an expense, exclusive of what she paid her own lawyer, amounting to $458 in actual disbursements. That is an example of the difficulty of persons of limited means obtaining redress in cases where the law of the land concedes redress shall be granted. Without enlarging the ground on which divorce is to be

obtained, but simply in a case in which we all concede divorce is warranted, the expense is practically a bar to many persons.

Topic:   RELIEF OF LILIAS MIDDLETON.
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May 18, 1901

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Britton).

It is not an amendment.

Topic:   SUBSIDIES TO RAILWAYS.
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May 18, 1901

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Britton).

Shall the resolution be adopted ?

Topic:   SUBSIDIES TO RAILWAYS.
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May 18, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

No, their engines are obliged to haul trains of another company.

Topic:   IS, 1901
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