Jean-François POULIOT

POULIOT, The Hon. Jean-François, Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Témiscouata (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 28, 1890
Deceased Date
July 6, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-François_Pouliot_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f88a7275-f7f4-407e-9d45-89d5300f2919&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 1, 1924 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
November 23, 1944 - April 16, 1945
IND
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
IND
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
April 29, 1949 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Témiscouata (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1970)


June 20, 1955

Mr. Pouliot:

May I ask a question? By "C.D." does the hon. member mean civil defence against tyranny?

Topic:   S036 HOUSE OF
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June 15, 1955

Mr. Pouliot:

With regard to the first question, Lord Macmillan was not a Canadian, and that is precisely the reason why he was chosen by Lord Bennett to make a report on the railways. Among the millions of Canadians there were thousands of experts on railway matters but Lord Bennett could not find anyone to compare with that Englishman in knowledge, efficiency and general ability. This is the preface to my answer. Now, Lord Bennett did more than appoint an Englishman as president of the railway. He appointed him to decide how, in his view, directors should be appointed. But all that was changed by the Liberals. They chose Sir Henry Thornton, who was crucified by the Bennett government. He was not an Englishman. He was an American who had given good service in England, but if he was unsuccessful it was precisely because not enough control was exercised over him and because he was given too much leeway.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CONSOLIDATION OF LEGISLATION-AUTHORIZATION FOR OPERATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ETC.
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June 15, 1955

Mr. Pouliot:

Does he say that those who were not born in this country cannot be good Canadian citizens?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CONSOLIDATION OF LEGISLATION-AUTHORIZATION FOR OPERATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ETC.
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June 15, 1955

Mr. Pouliot:

Oh no, it was the amalgamation of the railways which was advocated in the Senate by no less a gentleman than the other ancestor of the Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Arthur Meighen and his great political uncle, Senator Beaubien. The propaganda was so intense that Meighen's and Beaubien's speeches were even sent to Liberal members. I know because 1 got copies of them. I remember also that from 1930-

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June 15, 1955

Mr. Pouliot:

I thank the hon. gentleman, but if he has read the citizenship act, he must have seen that British subject and Canadian citizen are synonymous. My hon. friend is as much a British subject as he is a Canadian citizen.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   CONSOLIDATION OF LEGISLATION-AUTHORIZATION FOR OPERATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ETC.
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