George Perry GRAHAM

GRAHAM, The Right Hon. George Perry, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Essex South (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 31, 1859
Deceased Date
January 1, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Perry_Graham
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d37caeac-e2c8-4010-a406-bd6c910d1265&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, journalist

Parliamentary Career

September 18, 1907 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Brockville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (August 30, 1907 - October 6, 1911)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Brockville (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (August 30, 1907 - October 6, 1911)
February 22, 1912 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Renfrew South (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of the Naval Service (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of National Defence (January 1, 1923 - April 27, 1923)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of the Naval Service (December 29, 1921 - December 31, 1922)
  • Minister of National Defence (January 1, 1923 - April 27, 1923)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
December 20, 1926 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Essex South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Railways and Canals (April 28, 1923 - February 19, 1926)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (February 20, 1926 - April 6, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2725)


June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

My right hon. friend says "imagination.'' We have had enough imagination. I am going to stick to facts. The ex-Minister of Finance (Sir Henry Drayton) made a statement that, I think, cannot be borne out by the evidence, that is that there had not been any attempt on the part of this House to change the mind of the Senate on any essentials.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   HOME BANK DEPOSITORS
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

I think the dropping of

this preamble by the Senate is of more moment than my hon. friend suggests. One of the points in the preamble to which strong objection was and ought to be taken is that the upper chamber presumed to speak for the government. Let me read the preamble:

Whereas certain creditors of the Home Bank of Canada have by their petition to the Governor in Council represented that they have, by the suspension of that bank, sustained serious losses which they are ill able to bear, and have prayed that pecuniary aid may be afforded them on the grounds of commiseration and of an alleged moral responsibility of the government of Canada, for the causes of sudh losses; and whereas such responsibility is not admitted, but it is expedient to afford pecuniary aid to certain of the said creditors as provided, by this act: Therefore His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

With that amendment inserted, the position of the Senate would be confirmed that they practically had a right really to initiate a money bill on behalf of the government. I say that to get the consent of the Senate to remove that preamble altogether was a very long step towards the contention of this House as presented to the Senate in the objections raised by this House to the acceptance of the amendment.

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Subtopic:   HOME BANK DEPOSITORS
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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

Is not the preamble really the foundation of the bill?

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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

The managers of the

upper house told us quite frankly as regards the amounts and terms of payment that they would make no change and, if a change was made, the Senate would defeat the bill. Under those circumstances, the managers from the House of Commons, having the preamble deleted by the consent of the Senate, having the words " in straitened circumstances " added as causes for paymen' of demands over $500, secured for the depositors the sure payment of the amounts named in the bill as now to be accepted. Otherwise the depositors of the Home Bank would not have got one farthing.

Home Bank

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June 26, 1925

Mr. GRAHAM:

My right hon. friend is

wrong. He is like the man ,in gaol. Noth withstanding the fact that his lawyer told him he could not be put there, he was there. Notwithstanding the fact that my right hon. friend says that we could not discuss in the conference the merits of the case, we did discuss them.

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