Leon David CRESTOHL

CRESTOHL, Leon David, Q.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cartier (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 7, 1900
Deceased Date
March 21, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Crestohl
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e1563762-d628-4f12-ad58-fc20c4b62221&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 19, 1950 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Cartier (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Cartier (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Cartier (Quebec)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Cartier (Quebec)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Cartier (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 204)


December 18, 1962

Mr. Creslohl:

On the point of order, Mr. Chairman, I should like to point out that we are not now examining whether or not this company should be created by statute. The company has been created. Its powers have already been established. It is an existing company and we cannot go into that phase of the company's existence or history. The company has already been established by parliament. You are perfectly right, Mr. Chairman, that the only question is whether or not the company can use a French version of its name, a name that has already been established by parliament. In my view that is the sole issue that anyone can possibly debate.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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December 18, 1962

Mr. Crestohl:

On this point of order, I am afraid Your Honour has been deluged more by the experience than by the actual case. I know the hon. member for Timiskaming has no intention of being unfair in what he is saying, but when he speaks about investigators who have been before the courts, investigators who have been convicted, he is speaking in general terms and we have no way of knowing whether these are the people who should now concern us. Unless the hon. member has something to say which casts doubt upon the accuracy or upon the character of these particular investigators, it is not permissible for him to make the statement he made. From his general statements about investigators who have been before the courts or who have been convicted, one might assume he was speaking about investigators who appear in this particular case, in this bill which is now before us, and he might be unfair in doing so although he did not mean to be unfair.

I think my hon. friend from Bonavista-Twillingate was right on the point when he asked that the hon. member should stay closely to the allegations made in the bill and not go far afield, unless there is an association between the statements he has just been making and the present investigators. Otherwise, as I say, it is unfair and an injustice is being done to them.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BRUCE REID CAMPBELL
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December 11, 1962

Mr. Creslohl:

Clause 12 gives the board the power to make its bylaws. Can the minister say if it would be precluded from setting up 27507-3-163

Topic:   ATLANTIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.
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December 11, 1962

Mr. Creslohl:

Clause 10 speaks of the times and places at which meetings should be held. This, to me, is simply a matter of bylaws and routine regulations. I should like to ask the minister whether these provisions should not fall within clause 12. If the hon. gentleman will be good enough to look at clause 12 he will see it refers to bylaws. Why cannot what it now contained in clause 10 be dealt with in clause 12?

Topic:   ATLANTIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.
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December 11, 1962

Mr. Crestohl:

Mr. Chairman, under this clause the board is given the latitude to make bylaws for the regulation of its proceedings "and generally for the conduct of its activities". I think that the words "and generally" contained in that phrase in the clause could be confusing. We have had debates in this house in the past in which I think the Prime Minister, at one time, said that we ought to review our statutes to see to what extent authority is given to various boards to make their own bylaws. Frequently when making their own bylaws boards have allowed themselves rather unusual latitude. In some cases

Atlantic Development Board boards have been established and made bylaws which provided that there shall be no appeal from their decisions, that their decisions could not be taken before the courts, for example, by way of a writ of prohibition. Probably their bylaws carry them a little too far. I was wondering just how far this rather innocuous statement can take this board, when we give it power to make bylaws generally for the conduct of its activities. If it was intended that the board may make bylaws for the regulation of its proceedings, then that is sufficient and would be acceptable to me. But to go beyond giving it the authority to make bylaws for the regulation of its proceedings is, I think, going far beyond what parliament intends a board to do.

Therefore, Mr. Chairman, I ask the minister to give some explanation to this committee of what is intended by the words "and generally make bylaws for the conduct of its activities".

Topic:   ATLANTIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.
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