James Elisha BROWN

BROWN, James Elisha, Q.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Brant (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 12, 1913
Deceased Date
January 26, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Elisha_Brown
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f74a603a-7515-4332-82a0-29a7a41643db&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Brantford (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Brantford (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Brantford (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Brantford (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Brant (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 38)


May 12, 1970

Mr. Brown:

-three provinces at that time, should unite-and now coming to the important part, and I quote, "under the name of Canada."

What this bill does is simply to change the name of our national holiday from "Dominion Day" to "Canada Day". Nothing else. Canada is the name of our country, not an expression of how it is composed, or of its nature. I ask for the support of the House for my bill. I also ask for the general support of the various political parties which compose the House of Commons. May I express the hope that we shall vote on the subject this afternoon? Surely, there has been ample time for consideration; surely there is no need for further discussion. The various parties represented here have given us their point of view with respect to the subject matter of the debate. May I thank all those who have taken part in this discussion, particularly those who have supported the measure? I trust no hon. member will oppose the bill simply because it happens that a Liberal Member of Parliament has proposed it. I do not think this will happen. I believe this bill will pass the House of Commons. I am sure it will receive the support of the majority of the Liberal members.

I am indeed grateful for the support which has been given it to date by members of the New Democratic Party. In particular, I am grateful that none other than the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) should have moved the amendment which was placed on the Order Paper to restore the name "Canada Day" to the bill after it had been taken out in committee. As I say, I am grateful, partly because of the hon. member's background knowledge of our country and its institutions, and not only of our country but of its history, and not only of our country and its history but of the rules and procedures of this House. So, I am appreciative of the demonstration of support by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre. I believe his party has shown great wisdom and understanding of Canada in backing this bill to date.

Now, may I say a word about the Rallie-ment des Creditistes? At a time of national 22375-17J

Canada Day

distress, the Creditistes and their leader have won our hearts with their display of loyalty and dedication to the development of Canada both at home and abroad.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   CANADA DAY
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May 12, 1970

Mr. Brown:

I wish to say, now, that I support with all my heart the contribution and attitude of the hon. member for Hamilton-Wentworth (Mr. Gibson).

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   CANADA DAY
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May 12, 1970

Mr. J. E. Brown (Brant):

I hope the House will permit me to make a statement in support of my bill at this stage.

Across the country there are a number of organizations which are asking that a bill to establish our July 1 holiday as Canada Day be passed by the House of Commons. Chief among these is the national organization of Jaycees. I greatly admire this organization as a worth while body of aggressive young businessmen who wisely have made the naming of Canada Day a major project. They are to be commended for their initiative and enterprise and for their faith in the future of Canada.

I believe in this bill. I also believe in the amendment which was made in committee which would maintain the observance of the holiday of July 1, except when it falls upon a

May 12. 1970

Sunday. There is one point I wish to emphasize: it does not, nor, indeed, could it, abolish the use of the word "Dominion". That word is embedded in our constitution, which provides that three provinces-

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   CANADA DAY
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March 10, 1970

Mr. Brown:

-with the Six Nations Council, or even with myself as the Member of Parliament for Brant-

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BRANTFORD-CLOSING OF MOHAWK INSTITUTE
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March 10, 1970

Mr. J. E. Brown (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BRANTFORD-CLOSING OF MOHAWK INSTITUTE
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