Frederick Debartzch MONK

MONK, The Hon. Frederick Debartzch, P.C., Q.C., D.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 6, 1856
Deceased Date
May 15, 1914
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Debartzch_Monk
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d1344229-2345-4b79-acda-cb584ec7cc68&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, professor

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Public Works (October 10, 1911 - October 28, 1912)
October 27, 1911 - March 2, 1914
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Public Works (October 10, 1911 - October 28, 1912)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 920)


March 14, 1912

1. Yes, on 27th December, 1911.

2. Political partisanship, on advice of Mr. W. S. Montgomery.

3. Not considered necessary.

4. Mr. Thomas Downes was appointed on 27th December, 1911, but wounl not accept; on 24th February, 1912. Mr. Charles Watson was appointed and has accepted the position.

5. The Minister of Public Workis authorized the change of caretakers to be made. The letters were written by_ the chief architect in accordance with instructions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL.
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March 14, 1912

Mr. MONK.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION TO NATIONAL GALLERY.
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March 14, 1912

1. Mr. Andrew McGillvray from 18th August to 19th August, 1911. Mr. Ernest McPhie from 21st August to 29th September, 1911.

2. Yes; Mr. McPhie had to leave for

college at the end of September, and Mr. McGillvray replaced him from 2nd to 30th October. .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTOR OF DREDGING AT LARRY'S RIVER.
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March 13, 1912

Mr. MONK:

No. There is nothing in departmental records.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. G. N. DUCHARME.
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March 12, 1912

Hon. F. D. MONK (Minister of Public Works).

Mr. Speaker, I have no desire to detain the House at this late hour; and indeed, it seemed to me, after the full expression of my views which I gave the other day, that I would not be called upon to speak again on this subject. But, Mr. Speaker, I cannot allow the statement of my right hon. friend this evening to go unchallenged. I knew, when my right hon. friend stated the other day, with studied caution, that he had retired within the lines of Torres Vedras, that he would be chased out of those lines. I must confess that I was somewhat curious to see how he would manoeuvre. I did not for a single moment doubt that he would not, as the hon. member for Hochelaga (Mr. Coderre) has so eloquently portrayed, follow the example of the noble duke whose name is associated with Torres Vedras, but that his issuing from those lines would be coupled with a great deal of gliding and sliding. My right hon. friend, he will pardon me for saying, is getting old; we are all getting old; and he has acquired the habit of self-laudation coupled with the laudation of past times. For quite a while I have noticed that my right hon. friend, with whom my relations have always been most cordial, 'has been given to self-laudation. He is a ' laudator temporis aeti.' He has been singularly faithful to that motto. But ' pride goeth before destruction and haughty snirit before a fall,' and he has fallen into the pit this even ire.

I remember that my rjght hon. friend boasted from his place in the House that he would have a transcontinental line that would1 cost some $13,000,000 or $15,000,000, and that

Topic:   NEW BRUNSWICK SCHOOLS.
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