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 5 of 38)


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. Brown:

If the minister is not here, then perhaps someone from the department can answer. Does a recent announcement to the press of the closing of the Mohawk Institute at Brantford, Ontario, the largest Indian educational institution in Canada, without prior consultation-

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BRANTFORD-CLOSING OF MOHAWK INSTITUTE
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February 17, 1970

Mr. J. E. Brown (Brant) moved

that Bill C-29, respecting Canada Day, be read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.

He said: Mr. Speaker, Bill C-29 which I am moving today is a short, simple bill which has the effect of repealing the Dominion Day Act and substituting therefor the Canada Day Act. The bill merely substitutes the word "Canada" for the word "Dominion" as it appears in the present Dominion Day Act. The bill also provides that Canada Day shall be kept and observed as a legal holiday on the first Monday of the month of July in each and every year.

[DOT] (5:00 p.m.)

During the summer recess I was approached by a group of my constituents, members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Paris, Ontario, and asked whether I would support a bill of the nature I am introducing this afternoon if it were brought before Parliament. I immediately undertook to find out whether there was such a bill set down on the Order Paper at the commencement of the session. I found there was no such bill, so I have no hesitation in moving one myself and submitting it, as I am doing this afternoon, for the consideration of the House of Commons in the hope that if hon. members agree it will be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.

I feel that the bill keeps July 1 of each year in its present perspective, as it is looked upon by a large majority of the people of Canada who would like to feel we have a day called Canada Day, a day set aside each year at which time we could celebrate Canada's birthday, its creation, its formation. I believe

it would give to every Canadian a sense of pride, if you will, a sense of importance of our country as an entity in the world. So, Mr. Speaker, I have no hesitation whatever in moving the second reading of this bill and submitting it for the favourable consideration of the House.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS
Subtopic:   CANADA DAY ACT
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July 10, 1969

Mr. J. E. Brown (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. Could the Prime Minister advise the house whether it is the policy of the government to arrange with the provinces to amend the British North America Act by deleting therefrom section 91, subsection 24, so that all legislation affecting Indians in Canada will henceforth come within the jurisdiction of the provincial legislatures rather than of parliament?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS-AMENDMENT TRANSFERRING POWER TO LEGISLATURES
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May 14, 1969

Mr. J. E. Brown (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Secretary of State to advise the house whether it is true that advertising in respect of pipe tobacco and cigars has been forbidden on programs of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as advertising in respect of cigarettes?

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   BAN ON PIPE TOBACCO AND CIGAR ADVERTISING
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