René HAMEL

HAMEL, René, Q.C., B.A., LL.L., L.S.P.S.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc populaire canadien
Constituency
St-Maurice--Laflèche (Quebec)
Birth Date
February 9, 1910
Deceased Date
December 16, 1982
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René_Hamel
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d5718e82-6d02-4656-8d03-bb9f9b5d5c86&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
BPC
  St-Maurice--Laflèche (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 31)


February 8, 1954

Mr. Bametl:

Judging by some of the discussion this afternoon, Mr. Chairman, this seems to be a day on which various members of this house are being surprised, shocked and horrified. I have to confess that I was rather horrified at some of the things I heard this afternoon, especially when the Postmaster General blandly admitted that on the one hand they were planning to introduce this five-day 40-hour week, and on the other hand they were going to sabotage it. I have to admit that I was somewhat horrified by that admission. I am referring, of course, to the suggestion that in introducing the 40-hour week, they were going to allow and encourage people to work overtime on the sixth day.

I am just wondering whether the minister realizes what a hornets' nest he is going to stir up when the news is let out that the Postmaster General is going to encourage this procedure. I am suggesting that if he does not seriously consider what I am saying, and consult with some trade unions in this country as to their opinion on this matter, the results may be serious. There are a few people in Canada who recall that the eight-hour day and the 40-hour week are matters over which blood have been shed, over which lives have been lost. They are not things to be taken lightly.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE ACT
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March 30, 1949

Mr. Hamel:

Canada has nothing to do with education in Belgium.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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March 30, 1949

Mr. Hamel:

They were in Europe.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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March 30, 1949

Mr. Hamel:

"O Canada" was not official.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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February 24, 1949

Mr. Hamel:

Name him.

The Address-Mr. Langlois

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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