Herbert Meredith MARLER

MARLER, The Hon. Sir Herbert Meredith, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
St. Lawrence--St. George (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 7, 1876
Deceased Date
January 31, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Meredith_Marler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d532de86-ad09-46e3-a8c4-9e590cdd3f60&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
notary

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  St. Lawrence--St. George (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 236)


June 19, 1925

Mr. HERBERT MARLER (St. Lawrence-St. George) moved:

That whereas it appears by the Votes and Proceedings o

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   REFUNDING OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES
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June 17, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

That is unparliamentary.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY FREIGHT RATES
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June 15, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

My right hon. friend is

enunciating no principle at all except politics.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER
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June 15, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

I am not suggesting that.

I shall be glad if the hon. member will correct me; but as I understand the law, the export of water-power is not within the jurisdiction of the provinces, even if in any case that power is entirely within the province, without the consent of the Dominion. That is the law on the subject. I was proceeding to say that while the Dominion exercises a general supervision over the export of power, yet the provinces themselves control the question as to what shall be developed within their own borders-what their specific requirements may be,-whether or not the industries which require development should be assisted, and in the same way whether it is in their interest to develop water-powers, to refuse export or to export. -

The views of my own province on this subject are well known in this House, and I adhere to those views. Without any hesitation whatever I say that so far as the province of Quebec is concerned the attitude is that water-power should not be exported; and I am in accord with the government of that province in that regard. But I do not agree with the terms of this resolution, that there should be no export of water-power except as regards off-peak power. I go further than that and say that without the consent of the province, wherein there may be any development, no water-power whatsoever should be exported. I do not think that anything could be clearer than that; I do not think that any opinion Could be more honestly expressed in this House than the attitude I have stated on my own account as to whether power should be exported or not. Exportation does not rest with the province as a matter of law, although it may be a question of expediency with the province as to whether or not a certain thing should be done in the interests of that province. A grave question must be faced in connection with many inter-provincial water-powers, and that is as to whether one particular province or another owns a certain water-power. And that urges me to express the view that it is for the provinces to act in co-operation with the government of the Dominion and vice versa with a view to deciding whether it is wise or not in any given case to export water-power. When such a question comes up for consideration, then I think is the proper time for a decision to be reached in a matter of this description.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER
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June 15, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

Parliament is expressing

an opinion at the present time, and there is no occasion so far as I can see for parliament to come to any other decision than that our water-powers should be used for the general advantage of the nation. I see no reason why we should at the present time irrevocably decide against the export of water-power at any time should it be deemed advisable but at the same time I say definitely that at the moment I would close the door not only against the export of water-power on a

9 p.m. one year lease, as is contemplated by this resolution, but also -against the export of off-peak power. There is no reason before the House or the country just now why we should export any power at all, whether it b'e off-peak or otherwise.

My hon. friend for Restigouche and Mada-waska (Mr. Michaud), properly placed before the House very largely the same opinion I had intended stating myself. The export of power, I take it, is governed 'by the federal laws, while the utilization of that power is governed largely if not entirely by the respective provinces. In other words, the Dominion exercises in this matter, as it does in regard to many other matters, a general supervision, while the provinces exercise a specific supervision over such matters as come particularly witihin their own purview or within their borders.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER
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