John Thomas HACKETT

HACKETT, The Hon. John Thomas, Q.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Stanstead (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 12, 1884
Deceased Date
September 15, 1956
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thomas_Hackett
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e1cf19c9-a62a-456b-9dd3-6cceabec8111&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Stanstead (Quebec)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Stanstead (Quebec)
July 28, 1955 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Stanstead (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 416)


April 28, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

Will the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture say where the butter to which he has just made reference was purchased, and what is the total quantity now held by the government?

Topic:   REMOVAL FROM MARKET TO SUPPORT FLOOR PRICES
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES FOR PRODUCERS
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April 25, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

Is the minister in a position to say what allocation will be made of the judges as between districts?

Topic:   JUDGES ACT, 1945 PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGES OF SUPERIOR COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Hacketi:

The minister will remember that last year a statute was passed which lifted from the Canada Shipping Act some seventy-odd sections, many of which had to do with the safety of crew and passengers. I am referring in particular to the qualification of officers, provisions with respect to the loading of ships, and things of that nature. By the statute they were made subject to revocation by order in council; and the minister will remember that there was a rather protracted discussion on the bill. Is he in a position to state which if any provisions of the Canada Shipping Act have been suspended by order in council as a result of the legislation of 1948?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

I ask the Chairman if he would be kind enough to take communication of item 605 which is now being debated. It reads:

605. To provide for additional expenditures against the authorized commitment program in connection with the orderly establishment and organization of the defence forces of the navy, army and air services on a peacetime basis and to authorize further commitments for future years of $11,708,000-further amount required, $19,622,583.

My submission is that the committee is not proceeding with this item on the orderly basis which is called for by the item, and that it behooves the minister to give the information which is asked for and not to seek shelter behind these statements, that it is not in the public interest.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

With great deference, Mr. Chairman, I am dealing with this particular item. I am pointing out that failure to take parliament into its confidence is leading the government astray in most important matters.

I am pointing out furthermore that this is but a renewed expression of the dictatorial methods which have been so prejudicial to Canada during the past ten years. I submit with great deference that so long as I can trace the dangers which are now confronting the country to a malady that has wrought harm elsewhere, I am entitled so to do.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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