William McLean HAMILTON

HAMILTON, The Hon. William McLean, P.C., O.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Quebec)
Birth Date
February 23, 1919
Deceased Date
June 7, 1989
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McLean_Hamilton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d2d5537f-110f-44dd-9b18-c73ee4819fc4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business executive

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (June 21, 1957 - July 12, 1962)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (June 21, 1957 - July 12, 1962)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 331)


April 18, 1962

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-88, to amend the Post Office Act.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING RATES ON CULTURAL AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
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April 18, 1962

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of this question. I have some doubt that "Northern Neighbours" is either reliable or independent. I agree with him when he says that it seems to be U.S.S.R. propaganda. However, the Postmaster General does not classify magazines as being eligible for second class rates. The laws of the country establish certain qualifications which, if met, allow any publications to benefit from the second class rates. This publication meets those qualifications. It is therefore entitled to second class rates. I might add that I do not accept the implication in the question that the Postmaster General should assume the responsibility for censorship of that which passes

through the mails. I have trust and confidence in the Canadian people themselves to make their decisions. I do not think we need a censorship branch in the Post Office Department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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April 18, 1962

Mr. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

This bill is designed to implement certain recommendations contained in the report of the royal commission on publications and, specifically, to eliminate for all publications local delivery rates of postage and to reduce rates on cultural publications and certain other special classes, allowing the first 5,000 copies of such publications to be carried free of charge.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING RATES ON CULTURAL AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
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April 18, 1962

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, that would be-

(Text):

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   STE. ANNE DES MONTS, QUE. POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF POSTMASTER
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April 18, 1962

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, I should very much like to accommodate this last request of the hon. member, but there are two obstacles which stand in the way. When I said "last request" I meant "death-bed request". As for the two obstacles, I would point out that the hon. member referred to the wrong party as forming the next government; and second, to be commemorated on a postage stamp one must not be alive. I hope to be both alive and here in this position if the Prime Minister so wishes when this house next convenes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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