Roch LANCTÔT

LANCTÔT, Roch

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 30, 1866
Deceased Date
May 30, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roch_Lanctôt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fe45452f-74d7-483e-ac86-64e9b3a8f1b7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Laprairie--Napierville (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 62 of 67)


May 18, 1914

1. Is it the intention of the Government to indemnify the depositors of the Farmers' Bank?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to indemnify the depositors of the Banque de St. Jean and La Banque Ville Marie? If not, why not?

3. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the directors of the latter two banks for several years submitted false reports to the Minister of Finance as to the financial conditions of these banks?

4. If so, was the failure of said banks caused, in whole or in part, on that account?

5. Is it the intention of the Government to propose an amendment to the banking laws to the end that the Association of Banks and the Government shall be equally and mutually responsible for losses caused in future by similar failures?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPOSITORS OP DEFUNCT BANKS.
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May 18, 1914

1. Is it the intention of the Government to refund, in future, all the losses arising out of the failure of all the great commercial corporations in which the public have lost money?

2. What amount of money was lost by the derositors of La Banque de Saint Jean, and what was the number of depositors?

3. What amount was lost by the depositors of La Banque Ville Marie, and what was the number of depositors?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPOSITORS OP DEFUNCT BANKS.
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May 14, 1914

Mr. LANCTOT:

Referring to an answer given by the Minister of Public Works on the 20th of April

regarding the construction of the protection wall at Laprairie as follows:

Schedule of prices for material approximately $70,000.

Earth filling, 40 cents a cubic yard.

Reinforced concrete $10.

Stone rip-rap, $1.50 a square yard.

Bed road, stone foundation, $1 a square yard.

Roadway, broken stone, 25 cents a square yard.

Roadway, gravel 25 cents a square yard.

Does that $1.50 per square yard for the stone rip-rap cover the work only, or are the contractors obliged to supply the stone for the price mentioned?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAPRAIRIE RETAINING WALD.
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May 12, 1914

Mr. LANCTOT:

Well, that is wrong. I

am against granting any pension to them. If both parties in this House are agreed as to the desirability of paying larger salaries to the judges, why not pay them while they are doing the work? There is no reason for that pension. It is . to that the people object.

Why is that pension granted to the Superior Court judges, instead of a larger salary? Why? Simply in order to enable the party in power to appoint as judges those who are unwilling to face public opinion, and that, by pensioning the retiring judges, so as to make room for others. The hon. Minister of Justice is posted in this connection. Possibly he will deny it, but 1 challenge him to come and discuss, that question on the hustings in the province of Quebec, and I am satisfied that he will not defend before the people the stand he is now taking.

The hon. Minister of Justice, stated that, by means of this resolution, he expected to effect a saving of $12,000 per annum by getting those three judges to sit in Montreal. The minister has thus adopted the right course; I may congratulate him right here, for those $12,000 will put us in a position to continue paying that pension to him for some time to come. But that pension will have to be dispensed with some day, and I beg of him to speak in my behalf to the right hon. Prime Minister, so that the 2281

House may be afforded an opportunity of discussing the Bill which I introduced at the opening of the session. The Government should not entertain any fears since they have the majority in this House.

I am not speaking for myself alone. True, I am not a lawyer, but what I say is in the interest of those poor people who work hard and strain every nerve to earn a few hundred dollars, and I am. waging war on the magnates who would gobble everything and leave nothing to others.

I see that the few hon. gentlemen who have taken part in this debate belong to the legal profession. I think they expect to be promoted to the Bench one of these days. Among them, there are some men of mature years, and others much younger. For instance, my hon. friend from Sourh Cape Breton is young; he is a good lawyer and he will be made a judge before long. My hon. friend from Queens, P.E.I., is anxious that the judges' salaries should be increased; I surmise that he will be made a judge pretty soon; his stand on the question would seem to indicate it. I must say in conclusion that I am strongly opposed tc any increase of the salaries of suen judges as are drawing just now $8,000, $7,000, or even $5,000, and I say that the country is at one with me on that point.

Topic:   JUDGES' SALARIES.
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May 12, 1914

Mr. LANCTOT:

They can resign.

Topic:   JUDGES' SALARIES.
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