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 67 of 67)


February 1, 1912

Mr. R. LANOTOT (Lapraire-Napierville).

(Translation):

Mr. CHAIRMAN, before the adjournment I beg leave to put a question to the hon. Minister of Public Works, concerning the Naipierville post office site.

DEPUTY SPEAKER. (Mr. Blondin). I will remind the hon. member that he is not

allowed to enter into a discussion of anything else than the item now under discussion.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT-NAPIERVILLE POST OFFICE SITE.
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February 1, 1912

Mr. LANCTOT.

It is only a question that I want to ask the hon. member. On the 16th January last, on the item for a public building at Napier, I asked the hon. member if it was the intention of his department to erect the building on the site purchased by the late government. His answer was that effectually there was a vote of $15,000 for a public building in the city of Napier, on St. Luke street, that $1,000 had been paid for the site and that the work was to be proceeded with without delay.

That was on the 16th of January last. On the 22nd January I received a letter from Mr. Pierre Bourgeois in which letter I am asked to interest myself in this question and see that he is paid by the Department of Public Works. Therefore he had not been paid on the 22nd, in spite of what was said by the minister on the 16th. I wrote immediately to Mr. Bourgeois informing him that he must have received a cheque in settlement of his claim, since the minister had declared on the 16th that he had .paid for the site in question. On the 28th January I received another letter from Mr. Bourgeois stating that he had not yet been paid. . .

I would like to know from the minister, how is it that the cheque has been sent to Napier more than three months ago and that Mr. Bourgeois has not yet been paid.

I do not know if my information is correct, but I am told that the Department of Public Works has written to the Department of Justice advising them to do nothing until further advice. The Department of Justice, in turn, has written to Mr. Barrette,'notary, not to make the payment until he receives further instructions.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT-NAPIERVILLE POST OFFICE SITE.
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January 17, 1911

Mr. ROCH LANCTOT (Laprairie and Napierville).

(Translation). Mr. Speaker, I have some reason to be surprised at the stand taken by the hon. member for Leeds (Mr. Taylor) and at the statements he proferred. The hon. member has occupied a seat in this House since 1882, I believe; at any rate he was surely here in 1894, when the county of Laprairie, which I have the honour of representing to-day, had for its representative in this House Mr. Conrad Pelletier. The then Minister of Public Works came down with^ an item towards the construction of a public building at Laprairie, and if I had the time, I would like to go through Mr. ARTHURS.

the report of Hansard to ascertain what was the position taken by the member for Leeds and whether it differed from that he took to-day.

I am glad that there should have been so much discussion in connection with the vote required for the erection of a public building at Napierville. It goes to show the importance of that locality. If, in 1894, it was found necessary to erect a public building at Laprairie, whose population at the time was not any larger than that of Napierville to-day, I fail to see why any objection should be raised against the voting of this amount for Napierville. Napierville is the county town for the county of Napierville, in the same way that Laprairie is the county town for Laprairie. They are both in exactly the same position in that respect. If the member for Leeds opposes to-day the proposal of such a vote in favour of Napierville. after taking in 1894 a favourable view of the proposal on behalf of Laprairie, it is owing to the fact that he was a friend of Mr. Pelletier, while he is not on the same terms with the present representative of the county. I wish to point out that hon. members occupying seats on the opposition side, and who were then sitting on the government side, supported Mr. Pelletier's proposal and granted his request.

I may add that the post office built by the Conservatives cost twice too much, and I trust that the building we are to put up at a cost of $15,000 will be worth the money.

Mr. Speaker, I may be allowed to refer to a statement made by the hon. member for Elgin (Mr. Cro'thers). He spoke in regard to bribery. Let me tell him that bribery is out of the question in the county of Napierville, the electors in that constituency being above such temptations.

What is it that prompts the opposition to thus work against the interests of the farming community whenever there is a proposal on hand for the erection of some small public building in the country? Are there not sufficient numbers of these great public buildings put up in large centres at the expense of the government? The farming community is worthy of every consideration on the part of the government, and I am glad to see that the latter are willing to do justice to that class, which I have the honour of representing here.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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