Hughes CLEAVER

CLEAVER, Hughes, LL.B

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Halton (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 12, 1892
Deceased Date
October 31, 1980
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_Cleaver
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e1359024-e3e8-44b0-b0ec-978bea83de1d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Halton (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Halton (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Halton (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Halton (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 162)


May 14, 1953

Mr. Cleaver:

I do not style school students employees. I say that to the hon. member for Eglinton.

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May 14, 1953

Mr. Cleaver:

Obviously the hon. member

who has just taken his seat is not a contractor. He is totally unhampered by knowledge of building costs, and has offered figures that any contractor would laugh at.

I am not at all surprised that there has been considerable criticism of this item. In every community there will be found a group of conservative-thinking people who will oppose school boards when they suggest the building of an auditorium in a new school. These folk have a right to their own opinion, but fortunately they are not the majority. Wherever you go across Canada you will find new public buildings. In most of our rural sections you will find new union schools which all have beautiful auditoriums. I suggest that Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation was reasonably modest in providing an auditorium 60 by 100, or whatever the dimensions are totalling 6,000 square feet. Surely in a country as wealthy as Canada the people who work for us are entitled to the normal amenities of life. Local school boards believe that they are spending the ratepayers' money wisely in building such auditoriums. I think now of one recently built in Nelson township adjoining my own town of Burlington. An auditorium almost the size of this auditorium under discussion is incorporated in a 12-room school. There was criticism of that.

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May 14, 1953

Mr. Cleaver:

Five minutes, then.

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May 14, 1953

Mr. Cleaver:

The auditorium was built to extend additional amenities of life to the school children. Surely Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation would not have been forward-looking and would not have been giving the same consideration to the welfare and well-being of its employees that it has shown in a business way in managing this highly profitable institution if it had not provided an auditorium. Is an auditorium 60 by 100 of an unreasonable size considering the tremendous size of the staff of the organization? These people are young people. Many of them are ex-servicemen and they want to have their badminton, their dances and so on. I am not surprised of course that conservative-thinking folk would be opposed to an expenditure of this kind, just as the same type of conservative-thinking folk in the township of Nelson did not want the school children to have an auditorium.

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May 14, 1953

Mr. Cleaver:

All right.

5358 HOUSE OF

Supply-Resources and Development

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