Ross Wilfred GRAY

GRAY, Ross Wilfred

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lambton West (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 5, 1897
Deceased Date
December 11, 1968
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Gray_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f4ceca5f-a3b8-45ec-9f93-1bdbf0a83ec1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

January 14, 1929 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1937 - January 1, 1940)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1937 - January 1, 1940)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 147)


August 12, 1944

Mr. R. W. GRAY (Lambton West):

I wish to lay on the table a petition signed by Neil McLeod of Sarnia and several hundred others praying that full effect be given to what is commonly known as bill No. 80.

Mr. DOUGLAS G. ROSS (St. Paul's): I have a similar petition signed by several hundred persons requesting that bill No. 80 be implemented at once in order that the lives of our men overseas may be saved and reinforcements given to our troops.

Mr. II. R. JACKMAN (Rosedale): I have a similar petition from the constituency of Rosedale signed by approximately two hundred persons, and another from the constituency of Spadina bearing approximately sixty names.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   PETITIONS WITH RESPECT TO APPLICATION OF N.R.M.A. ACT
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July 27, 1944

Mr. GRAY:

I realize that I am out of order in reverting to section 3, but the minister has been very liberal, and we passed these sections rather rapidly. I hope that in spite of the fact that that section has passed, the minister, in the light of what has been said, and in the light of experience under the old act, which was renewed, as he pointed out, for some thirteen years, will remove the time limit under clause 3. I hope there will not be a time limit in this act, and I wish the minister would give the committee the reasons for putting one in. I endorse what has been said by the hon. member for Cape Breton South. It takes members of the armed forces a number of years to get on their feet and become reestablished. The young men who come out of this war, though they may be a little better informed on insurance matters than those who survived the last war, know very little, at the age of eighteen or twenty or twenty-one, about the various types of insurance. I think it is a mistake to have a time limit of three years. The bill would be more generally acceptable to the returned men of this war and to the country generally if that limit were removed, and I urge the minister to remove it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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July 27, 1944

Mr. GRAY:

Before I supplement what the hon. member for Brantford City has said, I should like to ask if there is any date of expiration in this bill.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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July 27, 1944

Mr. GRAY:

Speak for yourself.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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July 27, 1944

Mr. GRAY:

I came under the old act

myself, and as I remember there were a number of extensions, I believe three or four at least. I do not think there should be a time limit in connection with this bill. If there had been no time limit on the old act, the soldiers referred to by the hon. member for Brantford City would have been able to take out insurance as they became financially able to do so. I agree with the hon. member for Brantford City that some provision should be made to include the veterans of the last war under the provisions of this bill.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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