Wilfrid LAURIER

LAURIER, The Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid, P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C., B.C.L., D.C.L., LL.D., Litt.D.

Personal Data

Party
Laurier Liberal
Constituency
Quebec East (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 20, 1841
Deceased Date
February 17, 1919
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid_Laurier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e2f3ce71-bd81-4d34-8a08-56a140552231&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

January 22, 1874 - October 7, 1877
LIB
  Drummond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
October 8, 1877 - August 16, 1878
LIB
  Drummond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
  • Minister of Inland Revenue (October 8, 1877 - October 8, 1878)
November 28, 1877 - August 16, 1878
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Minister of Inland Revenue (October 8, 1877 - October 8, 1878)
September 17, 1878 - May 18, 1882
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Minister of Inland Revenue (October 8, 1877 - October 8, 1878)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 1887 - July 10, 1896)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 1887 - July 10, 1896)
June 23, 1896 - July 10, 1896
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 1887 - July 10, 1896)
July 11, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
July 30, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Wright (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (March 13, 1905 - April 7, 1905)
  • Minister of the Interior (March 13, 1905 - April 7, 1905)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (January 6, 1906 - February 5, 1906)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Soulanges (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Prime Minister (July 11, 1896 - October 6, 1911)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (October 10, 1911 - February 17, 1919)
December 17, 1917 - February 17, 1919
L LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (October 10, 1911 - February 17, 1919)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1744)


May 23, 1918

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Explain.

. Mr. DOHERTY: They consist in the elimination of what I believe to be the most important provisions of the Bill. As I have had occasion to say in regard to another similar question, I would very much prefer to word my motion in this way, that I submit for the moment to these amendments rather than that I concur in them. The provisions of the Bill dealing with the important subject of the raising of the age of consent, concerning which there was, I think, practical unanimity in this House-which, under present circumstances, I think may fairly claim to represent the public opinion of the country- have been stricken out by the Senate. I cannot truthfully say that I am prepared to concur in any action of that kind. On the other hand, there remain in the Bill provisions which have been earnestly asked for, particularly by persons interested in the guardianship and protection of the child, which I would be sorry to see fail of enactment. There are also provisions which have been urged upon me as of great importance to cure a grave evil, more particularly in British Columbia. I refer to the [DOT]clause amending the provisions with regard-to gambling. That, too, is an improvement in the law urgently needed which I would be sorry to see delayed. In order to avoid the postponement of the enactment of these provisions which are left to us-and I cannot but feel that the Bill in its main purposes fails of achieving its effect by reason of the action taken in the other House-I am prepared to accept these amendments.

I understand the reason moving the honourable gentlemen of the Senate in their action striking out these important clauses was mainly that they thought the cnange effected in the law was so serious that the Government should give it further consideration. And ! shall see to it, if I snonld be here in t'he coming session, that at the earliest possible moment these hon. gentlemen shall have an opportunity to reconsider the action which they have taken in this instance.

Amendments concurred in.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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May 23, 1918

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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May 23, 1918

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Is it the late minister?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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May 23, 1918

Sir WILFEID LAURIER:

It would appear that most of these Orders in Council are purely technical, and so far as my information goes at the present time, they are unobjectionable. The objection of my hon. friend (Sir Sam Hughes) is well founded. We have to take these rather on trust than anything else. For my part I am satisfied, because I have looked at them, and possibly I am the only man in the House who has done so.

a.nd other soldiers and the dependents of those killed while on active service, and1 any other matters relating thereto or connected therewith, he commended to the consideration of the Government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO SIR CHARLES FITZPATRICK.
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May 23, 1918

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

May we return to the item providing for the special allowance?

Sir GEORGE FOSTER moved

That the committee revert to item 2*68.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   EDITION
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