Vincent DUPUIS

DUPUIS, The Hon. Vincent, Q.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Chambly--Rouville (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 22, 1889
Deceased Date
May 11, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Dupuis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d61f7675-ca36-4f5a-ba94-aa6f818f3d8a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

July 22, 1929 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Chambly--Rouville (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Chambly--Rouville (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 271)


August 12, 1944

Mr. DUPUIS:

That is what I meant to say -armies. The British isles have one army on the western front.

Topic:   QUESTIONS WITH RESPECT TO EXTENSION OF TERM OF PARLIAMENT AND DISSOLUTION
Subtopic:   THE WAR
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August 12, 1944

Mr. DUPUIS:

I would ask the hon. member not to distort my thoughts or my words.

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN UNDER SIXTEEN
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August 12, 1944

Mr. DUPUIS:

May I refer to paragraph 11 of section 2 of the bill which states:

"Family of low income" means a family which receives a total family income less than five times the economic rental of a family housing unit required to provide sufficient accommodation for the said family.

As you know, Mr. Chairman, since the time of the union of lower and upper Canada most of the rich families have lived in upper Canada and a large number of the poor families in lower Canada, the province of Quebec to-day.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR LOANS FOR CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, ALTERATION, ETC.
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August 12, 1944

Mr. DUPUIS:

I did not intend to speak on this particular section, because I had prepared something to speak on the main motion. If circumstances permit I may have something to say on the place of family allowances in a social security programme; but I think it is an hon. member's duty to relieve the consciences of some hon. members on both sides who represent the extremist views in this country, particularly in Ontario. In order to relieve the conscience of those whose* feelings seem to be so much disturbed I thought I should give some statistics. Happily there are only a few hon. members who made a very uncalled-for attack on Quebec, but outsiders, writers in newspapers, have made an unjustified attack on this subject of family allowances. Knowing hon. members from other provinces as I do, I am sure that in a general way they are broad-minded and freedom-loving citizens. After I have given these figures I am sure they will rectify their mistake if they have the chance.

I hold in my hand a leaflet published by the Dominon Bureau of Statistics, eighth census of Canada 1941, sheet No. 5, page 4. The heading is, "Families by children per family at home." I should like my good friend from Lake Centre to try to bring about a little calm on the otherwise tumultuous lake of his constituency, and listen to this. Of families with one child there are in Quebec 123,030 and in Ontario 228,760, or nearly twice as many. Quebec has 92,020 families with two children;

Family Allowances

Ontario has 163,610. In Quebec there are 64,630 families with three children and in Ontario 89,910. The difference becomes reversed after the fifth child.

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN UNDER SIXTEEN
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August 12, 1944

Mr. DUPUIS:

Perhaps he will go faster if you let him read it.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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