William Earl ROWE

ROWE, The Hon. William Earl, P.C.

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (August 30, 1935 - October 22, 1935)
November 8, 1937 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (November 1, 1954 - February 1, 1955)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 1, 1956 - December 13, 1956)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Dufferin--Simcoe (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 860)


April 15, 1959

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Dufferin-Simcoe):

Mr. Speaker, as I listened to the presentation of the budget now before parliament by the Minister of Finance, I could not help but think that no one in the house within sound of his voice could help but realize his outstanding ability and his untiring industry and devotion to any task with which he has ever been confronted. I have always enjoyed listening to the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate (Mr. Pickersgill): He and I have been friends here for a long time.

The Budget-Mr. Rowe

We are proud in the rest of Canada to have Newfoundland join in confederation. It has great possibilities. It is the youngest province, but recently it has not been conspicuous for a child-like silence, and I know the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate (Mr. Pick-ersgill) must have realized that during these last several weeks. It has certainly caused some concern on the part of the government, but that concern was far exceeded by the distress and the excitement that it caused among that old and at one time happy family of Liberals across Canada. I am sure there must have been times when former cabinet members who now sit to your left, Mr. Speaker, must feel the tattered remnants of a once great party-have a gigantic task ahead of them.

I am afraid the hon. member who has just resumed his seat cannot be better described than by the words used of Lord Ronald when he said nothing, he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions. I think that those who listen to his speech will have realized that he is still riding fast and furious, and still in all directions. I was listening carefully in case there might be something he had to say that I could follow, but I feel it would be unnecessary for me to try, along with him, to resurrect and fight two elections all over again in such rapid succession after such a serious defeat for his party.

The budget now before parliament is a difficult budget. I have listened to a great many budgets in this house. Canada is only 92 years of age. We are a young country. We have a tremendous structure, a tremendous setup of transportation facilities, and high costs to meet, but in the 92 years of our existence we have reason to have pride though it may be mingled with a certain degree of concern about high taxes, deficits and so forth. There is no reason for despair. I have seen great changes here. As a matter of fact, I have listened to substantially more than one-third of all the budgets presented since Canada was born.

Topic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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January 21, 1958

Mr. Rowe:

May I ask the hon. member this question. In view of it being so confidential and so secret in so far as the former government is concerned how did they lose it?

Topic:   AMENDMENT CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF GOVERNMENT
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January 21, 1958

Mr. Rowe:

If it was so confidential how did you lose it?

Topic:   AMENDMENT CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF GOVERNMENT
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January 8, 1958

Mr. Rowe:

You have not succeeded very well in the last few minutes.

Topic:   AUTHORIZATION OF LOAN OF $30 MILLION TO PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK
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January 8, 1958

Mr. Rowe:

On a point of order, Mr. Chairman. Surely the hon. member is not suggesting that we should waste the time of the house while he tries to convince the house that it is relevant for him to be saying, first, that it is part of the national policy only that we are discussing and then that it is relevant to demand that we should discuss all parts of the national policy. We are now getting into defence and I submit that it is so irrelevant that it might almost make us forget that the hon. member tries to be relevant.

Topic:   AUTHORIZATION OF LOAN OF $30 MILLION TO PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK
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