Thomas VIEN

VIEN, The Hon. Thomas, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.L., F.R.C.G.S., F.A.G.S.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Outremont (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 19, 1881
Deceased Date
November 18, 1972
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Vien
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fd945515-43b5-4eed-9b1c-8c100beef111&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (May 21, 1940 - October 4, 1942)
  • Speaker of the Senate (January 23, 1943 - August 23, 1945)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 986)


June 14, 1945

Mr. SPEAKER:

May I call the attention of hon. members to the fact that when another hon. member has the floor no interruptions can be permitted without his consent.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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April 13, 1945

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, April 13, 1945.

Dear Sir:-I have the honour to inform you that the deputy of His Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate chamber on Monday, April 16, at three p.m., for the purpose of proroguing the present session of parliament.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira, Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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April 13, 1945

Mr. SPEAKER:

The question is on the

main motion. Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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April 13, 1945

Mr. SPEAKER:

Does anyone wish to speak on the amendment? I am of the opinion that the amendment is in order. Therefore the question is that bill No. 3, for granting to His Majesty aid for national defence and security, be read a second time, to which the hon. member for Charlevoix-Saguenay has moved that-

All the words after the word "that" in the present motion be deleted and substituted by the following words: "this house is of the

opinion that no money should be spent for the enforcement of the National Resources Mobilization Act, as well as order in council 8891, and that the above act, chapter 13, IV, Geo. VI, and also the above order in council be repealed at once.

Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans' Affairs): Mr. Speaker, I am not sure whether I am in order, but I wish to point out that if this amendment carries it means that the whole war effort of Canada is retarded and impaired. Under the circumstances it is a most serious amendment to contemplate.

I understand Your Honour has ruled it to be in order, but with all respect and deference to Your Honour's ruling, I have some doubts that it is in order. However, in view of your ruling, I have nothing further to say.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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April 13, 1945

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have listened with care to what has been said regarding the amendment before the house. When I looked at the amendment I came to the conclusion that it was in order. There was one doubt in my mind with regard to the last part of it, namely "and also the above order in council be repealed at once". I had some doubt in my mind regarding that; but the Clerk has now shown me an amendment moved on May 23, 1918, where-

Sir Wilfrid Laurier moved, in amendment thereto, seconded by Mr. Mackenzie, that all the words in the motion after "that" be left out, and the following substituted therefor: "In the opinion of this house the War-time Elections Act should be repealed".

The amendment was declared in order and a recorded vote was taken.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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