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 4 of 331)


March 26, 1962

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

Mr. Speaker, the Postmaster General's appreciation of the field of arts and poetry of this country was illustrated in one way at least with the stamp in honour of Pauline Johnson issued about a year ago. Unfortunately it was not possible to include this year in the limited number of stamp issues available, out of the over 100 suggestions we received, a commemorative stamp for Mr. Scott, and at present there is not sufficient time available to produce it.

Mr. Speaker, while I am on my feet I might just add that while Mr. Scott's is a very noteworthy birthday, I would like to pay my own personal regards to the hon. member for St. Denis (Mr. Denis) who has staggered along to another birthday today. Since I probably will not have the opportunity to extend my congratulations to him next year-he will not be here-I thought I would like to do it on this occasion.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR COMMEMORATIVE STAMP HONOURING CANADIAN POET
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March 19, 1962

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

That question, as the hon. member may know, would be more properly directed to the Minister of Public Works, who constructs post offices, and it should be put on the order paper in any event.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   LYNDHURST, ONT. REQUEST FOR NEW POST OFFICE
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March 9, 1962

Mr. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

Mr. Speaker, is it not a little stupid at this point to take up the time of all other members of the House of Commons with a question of detail which can be settled behind the curtains in two minutes?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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March 9, 1962

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

Obviously, Mr. Speaker, this is a vital, urgent and tremendously important question. The answer simply is that mail addressed to the headquarters of the department at Ottawa is franked. Branches of the department here in Ottawa which are operating as local offices are in exactly the same position in Ottawa as branches in any other part of Canada, and postage must be paid on mail addressed to them.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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March 8, 1962

Mr. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

Each one of the hundreds is given careful consideration.

The house in committee of supply, Mr. Martineau in the chair.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Subtopic:   GAMBO, NFLD. REQUEST FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF SUB-POST OFFICE
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