Walter Edward HARRIS

HARRIS, The Hon. Walter Edward, P.C., Q.C., D.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Grey--Bruce (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 14, 1904
Deceased Date
January 10, 1999
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Edward_Harris
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e0e6e421-b166-4aff-bdf8-ba1036e43068&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Grey--Bruce (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Grey--Bruce (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 30, 1947 - November 15, 1948)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (November 15, 1948 - April 30, 1949)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Grey--Bruce (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (July 18, 1949 - January 17, 1950)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (January 18, 1950 - June 30, 1954)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 9, 1953 - April 12, 1957)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (May 9, 1953 - April 12, 1957)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 12, 1953 - September 16, 1953)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Grey--Bruce (Ontario)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (January 18, 1950 - June 30, 1954)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 9, 1953 - April 12, 1957)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (May 9, 1953 - April 12, 1957)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 12, 1953 - September 16, 1953)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (July 1, 1954 - June 20, 1957)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1171)


June 26, 1961

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I shall give consideration to what appears to be a request.

Then we find that the matter was revived a month later. Hansard of March 11, 1957 indicates at page 2064 that the hon. member for Greenwood returned to his question and asked the minister of finance:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Finance whether it is the intention to have the governor of the Bank of Canada, now that the report is out, appear before the banking and commerce committee as he has done in the past?

To this question the minister of finance, Mr. Harris, made the following reply:

Mr. Speaker, I think I may have slightly misled the house-

He was obviously referring to what he had said earlier on February 14, which I have read:

Mr. Speaker, I think I may have slightly misled the house and the hon. member for Greenwood by a reference I made in answer to a question such as this earlier in the session. I find that it has not been a custom for the governor of the Bank of Canada to appear before the banking and commerce committee. It is true that the former governor and the present one have appeared before it on occasion but a good deal less frequently than I had thought when I made the answer. It would therefore not be correct to say that it has been customary, although on occasion it has been done. I shall consider whether or not it ought to be done in this case.

That is the end of the quotation and having considered it he did not propose that the report go to the committee.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
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April 12, 1957

Mr. Harris:

What is that?

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 12, 1957

Mr. Harris:

I think I can go through these and show that it applies to nearly all of them, and I am just going to take about two minutes to do so. Single pensioner, 100 per cent disability, increased 20 per cent; married pensioner, 100 per cent disability, increased 20 per cent; pensioned veteran, increased 15 per cent; dependent parent, maximum award, 20 per cent; two dependent parents, maximum award, 15 per cent. In no case, Mr. Chairman, that I have been able to find in just a quick assessment are those increases less than the increase in the cost of living in the time that has elapsed since the last change, and in most cases they greatly exceed the increase in the cost of living since then.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 12, 1957

Mr. Harris:

As I said yesterday, I was about to rise at the opening of the discussion on the resolution, but the Leader of the Opposition seemed to feel he ought to take precedence. I would at that time have given the usual undertaking. I have been thinking about it since and I have noticed that in their comments a good many hon. members who have spoken in the course of this debate assume that my undertaking will be honoured by my colleagues in the fall. But I will give it.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 12, 1957

Mr. Harris moved

the third reading of the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

Mr. Harris thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 419, for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1958.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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