Lionel CHEVRIER

CHEVRIER, The Hon. Lionel, P.C., C.C., Q.C., B.A., Ph.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laurier (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 2, 1903
Deceased Date
July 8, 1987
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Chevrier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e2b15c2f-35a6-4e4e-8e52-a4357fdebc0d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, counsel, diplomat, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (April 1, 1943 - April 16, 1945)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (April 18, 1945 - November 14, 1948)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (April 25, 1957 - June 20, 1957)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (April 22, 1963 - February 2, 1964)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 3510)


December 20, 1963

Mr. Chevrier:

The statement made by the hon. member for Yukon is totally inaccurate.

I did not read from letters; I read from the telegram.

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December 20, 1963

Mr. Chevrier:

I do not desire to add anything more to what I have said and what is now on the record.

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December 20, 1963

Mr. Chevrier:

I do not think I can add a great deal to what I said yesterday other than to put it in this way, that should it appear that there is anything the Canadian government can do or should properly do in this

matter, the hon. member can rest assured that steps will be taken accordingly.

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December 20, 1963

Mr. Chevrier:

No, I did not say that, because the point was not raised specifically at the time. When the warrant was placed before me with a memorandum from my officers there were two judgments. There was the judgment of Mr. Justice Hutcheson, who had conducted a preliminary hearing and had committed the man under the circumstances. Then there was the decision of Mr. Justice Ruttan having to do with the habeas corpus proceedings. Those were the two things I had before me; and it is customary under those circumstances for the officers to come

before me and advise that this is the kind of warrant that should be signed. Having those circumstances before me I signed the warrant of commital, as I believe every minister of justice would have.

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December 20, 1963

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, I have read the sections. I do not think it is a nonsensical opinion. As I said the other day, I must be guided, as every minister of justice must be guided, by the advice I receive from the officers and not by advice received from members of parliament. That is what I was guided by when I made the statement yesterday and when I, in effect, repeated it today.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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