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 1741 of 1744)


April 29, 1901

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

mittee and still not meet with the approval of the whole House, and unless the position is taken that the House of Commons is merely a registering body for the Railway Committee, such objection should not prevail against a request for further consideration of any railway measure passed by that committee.

The objection stated by the hon. member for Saskatchewan in this House last Wednesday would have been presented in the Railway Committee were it not for the fact that the time of the committee expired just when the representatives of the Canadian Pacific Railway had agreed to a certain amendment advocated by the hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. McCreary), and the committee then adjourned. There was, therefore, no opportunity then to bring forward any further amendment. The next meeting of the committee was called for the unusual hour of 10.30 instead of 11 o'clock. I am a new member, and have not had the opportunity of attending the Railway Committee before this session, but older members have told me that not for years has that committee been called together before 11 o'clock. Had it not been for the unusual time of meeting, the objection I am about to -present would have been stated to and threshed out before the committee, and in view of the fact that it is merely due to an accident that the matter was not brought before the committee, I think I am perfectly in order in asking its consideration now by the House. What the members from the North-west ask is, not to have any further amendment inserted in the Bill. What we ask is quite in spirit with what was asked by the hon. member for Selkirk, and of the amendment adopted by the Railway Committee at his suggestion. The Canadian Pacific Railway are asking for power to construct 100 miles from Teuton north-westward to the narrows of Lake Manitoba. Before the committee, the hon. member for Selkirk contended that before granting that charter, the company should be compelled to consent to build a certain portion of another branch into another district.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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April 29, 1901

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

in stating has become very unpopular in that country because of its policy. It is to suggest some such compromise that I intervene in the discussion at the present time.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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April 29, 1901

Sir WILFRID LATJRIER.

not know that the House would support us in a measure to increase the salaries all round all through the different provinces, $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000. Parliament would expect that there should be some degree of graduation, and there is really where the difficulty lies. I do* not know that parliament would deal illiberally. On the contrary, if I can judge by the observations to-night, parliament would be rather disposed to favour an increase of the present salaries, but the difficulty is how to graduate it. This is a matter which has been and is still engaging the attention of the Minister of Justice, but at present I am sorry to say I am not in a position to give any definite answer to my hon. friend.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   SALARIES OF JUDGES.
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April 19, 1901

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

mounted police are armed with ? Is it the Lee-Enfield carbine ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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April 17, 1901

2. Was that gentleman absent from his post, for a trip to Europe, in 1899 and 1900?

3. If so, had he obtained leave of absence, and for what period?

4. Was he employed on a special mission, and if so, what was its nature?

The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W.

S. Fielding) :

1. Mr. Joughins' salary is $312.50 a month.

2. Yes, he was absent on a trip to Europe in 1900.

3. Yes, he obtained leave of absence from the 11th of August to October 1st.

4. It was considered to be in the interest of the railway that he should see the latest improvements in railway appliances which were to be seen at the exhibition.

Topic:   I.C.R.-MR. G. R. JOUGHINS.
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