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 4 of 1970)


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:

I shall not insist upon the point that I have made perfectly clear, and will submit to the ruling of the Chair in connection with the point of order raised by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre. I will leave it to him to meditate upon, and to discuss with his constituents.

I wonder if the committee would be interested in knowing the last suggestion in the report drafted at the request of the Bennett government and published by the printer to His Most Excellent Majesty, the King. It is about the powers of the directors, what they can do with respect to transportation. There is not only the provision concerning their appointment, but also their duties may be explained in the regulations as well as in the law. But if we look at the report of the royal commission to inquire into railways and transportation in Canada in 1931-32, at pages 55 and 56 we find this:

It is essential that the country should have the free and unhampered use of the cheapest forms of transport and therefore no restrictions which would unfairly prejudice the road user should be imposed. The railways themselves should be empowered to provide and operate services of road vehicles, subject to whatever restrictions are imposed upon other road transport operators. On the other hand, in our opinion, in Canada, where of necessity freight must be conveyed in large quantities over long distances at all times of the year, railway transportation is essential to the economic welfare of the country. Because they are essential and because the railway freight rate structure implies conditions approximating to a quasi-monopoly, the railways require, if they are to continue to operate efficiently, a measure of protection from long distance road competition and an equalization of the conditions under which short distance traffic is carried.

I have no more -to say about it, sir. In the report drafted under Mr. Bennett's eye and according to his instructions it was recommended that the railways should have the opportunity to provide for transportation by bus, and that is what I have just read. I am sure the leader as well as the members of the Conservative opposition will be thankful to me for having removed the dust that was on that report, and they will digest what I have just read, and it will be profitable to [The Chairman.]

them, and the Leader of the Opposition will not insist any more, as he did this morning, on objecting to clause 27.

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

Mr. Pouliot:

My hon. friend is coming to the same conclusion as I have. It is that the directors and parliament should exercise control over the railway and whoever is in charge of it.

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

Mr. Pouliot:

May I ask the hon. member to keep quiet for a minute and listen to the argument? He may learn a lot for his own benefit. This is history.

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-

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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