William Marvin HOWE

HOWE, William Marvin

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Wellington--Grey (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 24, 1906
Deceased Date
July 17, 1996
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Howe
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cd67e9cc-34b1-46e7-a0e3-c60ae00845db&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Wellington--Huron (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Wellington--Grey (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 90)


May 10, 1972

Mr. Howe:

Mr. Speaker, standing in my name on the order paper since April 13 there is a motion in regard to the second international airport in Toronto. Some weeks ago the Minister of Transport indicated he would be willing to present all the papers involved to the House and answer all questions in the House. I cannot understand

why four weeks have passed since I put down the motion without the papers being supplied, and I sincerely hope the parliamentary secretary will look into it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COPY OF ALL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CHANGE TO A FLOATING DOLLAR
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May 10, 1972

Mr. Howe:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Earlier today I drew to the attention of the House the fact that there is on the order paper a motion for the production of papers in my name concerning a second international airport in Toronto. In reply to a question by the hon. member for Hamilton West, the Minister of Transport indicated that these documents are available.

I cannot understand why the motion I placed on the order paper on April 13 for these documents has not been dealt with and the documents tabled. Perhaps the minister would explain why the documents have not been produced.

Topic:   FAMILY INCOME SECURITY PLAN
Subtopic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES-AGREEMENT BETWEEN OTTAWA AND QUEBEC-EXERCISE OF LEGISLATIVE POWER BY QUEBEC
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May 9, 1972

Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Waterloo):

Mr. Speaker, did I understand the hon. member for Hull (Mr. Isabelle) to say that the government agrees to let this bill go to committee?

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT
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May 9, 1972

Mr. Howe:

The bill before us directs attention to what is probably the greatest single problem confronting us, the reduction or prevention of death and injury on our highways. Throughout the years efforts have been made to introduce and popularize safety devices-seat belts, improved exhaust systems, more effective bumpers, and so on. All these things are good in themselves but to my mind the most important factor of all is the human element. As the saying goes, it is not the hole in the road that causes the accident, but the nut behind the wheel. We have all driven cars and been subject to little lapses of attention. We have not always paid attention to what was happening on the road. We all know that after a man has been driving for two or three hours on a super highway, he becomes fatigued and there is a danger he will lose track of things and fail to concentrate on situations presented to him.

I was interested to hear the comments of the hon. member for Hull (Mr. Isabelle). I have always thought that driver education ought to be part of the curriculum of every educational system. I believe provincial boards of education should see that driver training courses are made available in our schools. There is a definite place, it seems to me, for training in driver skills because other than food and clothing there is scarcely anything a person uses more than an automobile. So it is just as important to learn the A, B, C of driving at school as it is to learn the A, B, C of finance or politics.

Some years ago the city of Kitchener instituted courses of driver education in its schools. If I remember correctly, statistics thereafter showed a marked reduction in the number of road accidents. This was because young people had been given proper training in handling vehicles. To my mind, no matter what may be done in the way of encouraging the use of seat belts, installing collapsible steering wheels or air cushions which will inflate automatically when an accident occurs, driver training is the most important factor in the prevention of accidents on the road.

I cannot understand why the federal government does not offer assistance to provinces which institute driver training courses as a regular part of their educational systems. It is likely that all of us have played some part in teaching members of our families to drive, but most of us would agree that the job is best done by an independent person who can instruct one on the rules of the highway and the proper way to handle a vehicle. I believe this is just as important as all the safety features which can be built into automobiles by manufacturers. Driver educa-

tion should be encouraged and the federal government should give a lead by assisting provinces which incorporate such programs in their educational systems.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT
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May 9, 1972

Mr. Howe:

I thought that was intimated. If that is not the case, I wish to say a few words. I join all those who have congratulated the hon. member for Surrey-White Rock (Mr. Mather) for bringing to the attention of this House social measures which have to do with the welfare of so many people whether they be cigarette smokers, drivers or others. His services to the House have been outstanding throughout the years in focusing our attention on areas of concern in connection with the health and welfare of the people of Canada.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT
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