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 6 of 416)


April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

I would draw the minister's attention to the fact that in dealing with a similar item the Minister of Finance said that the amount of the original vote apparently was not quite sufficient to enable the work to be completed. Then he said: Treasury board indicated that it should be carried on and that this supplementary vote would be requested; but this not being my own department I am not in a position to answer the specific question asked by my hon. friend.

I would draw to the attention of the committee the fact that, according to the Minister of Finance, that amount appeared to have been already spent, the approval of parliament to be secured later.

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April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

The passage that you have read, Mr. Chairman, might be invoked had I introduced an amendment upon which you had to rule. But certainly I am not to be denied the right of reasoning with hon. gentlemen opposite as intelligent persons who may be swayed by argument, and who may, by the sad experience that they have had this afternoon, wish to benefit by the experience and the wisdom of parliament and wish to see themselves assisted by a special committee.

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April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackett:

I am sure that the government : very grateful for this timely aid.

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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.

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April 6, 1949

Mr. Hackeit:

The answer will be found a page 2323 of Hansard, and reads:

Accordingly it is not in the public interest to givi this or similar information in reply to this and th. next question. However, I shall be glad to give th< hon. member the information for his own privati use, if he wants it.

A little further on a question is asked whj this information could not be given to ; special committee, and the minister's answe: is:

It was not in the public interest.

The question is: What is the purpose? Wh; were these $19 million spent, for what pur pose and in what proportion among the ser vices. Those are among the questions whicl relatively-

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