Herbert Brown AMES

AMES, Sir Herbert Brown, LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
St. Antoine (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 27, 1863
Deceased Date
March 30, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Ames
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=072c16bb-5aeb-404d-8b40-c80115fe3038&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, businessman

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - February 14, 1921
UNION
  St. Antoine (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 376)


June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

I do not think that question has ever been raised. The understanding is that each nation makes its application and each nation is considered on its merits.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

Neither Russia

nor Ukrania is a member of the League. So far as Poland is concerned, Poland's allegation is that this it not a new war, but simply a continuation of their war of self-defence.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

Mr. Waugh, who is on the Saar Valley Basin Governing Commission; Doctor Riddell, who, I understand, came from the Ontario Government, and who occupies a position in the Labour Office in connection with the study of unemployment; there are one or two younger men in subordinate positions and one young lady. Mr. Martel went over, I understand, as the Vice-President of Trades and Labour Council of Montreal. Then to the various committees that are sitting from time to time we send Canadian representatives. At the present moment Mr. Gundy is over there assisting in the organization of the Financial Conference. He came somewhat ahead of time owing to the conference having been postponed, and as he was likely to be in England some time he offered to help the committee, and is doing so I understand.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

I am afraid that in this instance I can only quote what the hon. member has already quoted. As we understand it, every treaty entered into after the signing of the pact by any member of the League with a non-member, or by members of the League with each other, must be registered with a department that is part of the Secretariat of the League. That department examines the Treaty, and if it contains anything contrary to the spirit or the letter of the Covenant, the treaty is not accepted and the nation is asked to revise it. It is hoped and expected that in that way open diplomacy will be encouraged, and that no engagement will be made that might involve nations in war in support of one another. The department has only just been set up. As I understand it, every nation is bound to register its treaty, and any nation that refused would by that very act render itself no longer a member of the League.

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June 22, 1920

Sir HERBERT AMES:

The League of

Nations is not setting up the old wars. The League of Nations has to accept the world, when peace is made, and deal with it from then onwards. That brings up this very important difference between the Supreme Council and the League of Nations. We are often asked why the Supreme Council does not bring its duties to an end and make room for the League of Nations. That arises from a misconception of the difference ,between the two bodies. The Supreme Council differs, both in its composition, and in the work that it does, from the League of Nations. The Supreme Council will continue until the Treaties have all been drawn up and accepted, and until the force to cause them to be accepted has been used, if necessary. When the world is at peace it is not expected that there will be very much left for the Supreme Council to do. On the other hand the League of Nations is not merely a small sub-committee of the victorious powers. The League of Nations includes thirteen neutral powers; its powers are curative and constructive and it takes hold where the Supreme Council lets go.

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