Thomas HAY

HAY, Thomas

Personal Data

Conservative (1867-1942)
Springfield (Manitoba)
Birth Date
August 6, 1872
Deceased Date
October 2, 1939

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
  Selkirk (Manitoba)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
  Springfield (Manitoba)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
  Springfield (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 56)

December 5, 1947

Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

It is not necessary to announce to the house the appointment of parliamentary assistants, but I think it would be desirable to have the appointments on record on Hansard. I would therefore announce that the following were appointed parliamentary assistants on October 30:

Mr. Ralph Maybank (Winnipeg South Centre) to be parliamentary assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare.

Mr. W. E. Harris (Grey-Bruce) to be parliamentary assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Mr. P. E. Cote (Verdun) to be parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Labour.

Mr. Robert McCubbin (Middlesex West) to be parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture.

Mr. Gleason Belzile (Rimouski) to be parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance.

Mr. Robert H. Winters (Queens-Lunen-burg) to be parliamentary assistant to the Minister of National Revenue.

I might also state to -the house that there have been no transfers of duties since the last session of parliament.

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June 30, 1947

Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) :

I would have to give a good deal of thought before attempting to-answer that- question. It is one that is debatable. There are two sides to the question. T^at is all I can say at the moment.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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January 31, 1947

Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I may say to my hon. friend in regard to reappointing a committee to revise the rules that, as he is aware, we have had two such committees, in the two previous sessions and, as my hon. friend has just observed, there did not seem to be that measure of agreement between hon. members that one would have wished to see. The government has considered this matter, and we have thought that for this session it might be: preferable to adopt the practice that has been followed in the United Kingdom, of passing, where it is thought necessary or advisable, what are known as sessional orders; that is to say, from time to time special resolutions which will govern procedure on the matters for one session only. In that way it will be possible to test out how a particular order may work. If it is found that it works satisfactorily, it is altogether probable that the rules would be amended in accordance with what had proven to be a wise course to follow. That is the view which the government holds at the moment. In the light of what my hon. friend has said, we would of course be happy to reconsider all aspects of it.

As to the question of arranging the business of the house in as orderly a fashion as possible,

I would say that I thought the conference which was held the other day in my office with the leader of the opposition and the leaders of the other parties was a good begin-ing in that direction-I hope that we may have meetings of that kind as the session goes on with a view to trying to arrange the business so that it will be proceeded with as rapidly and as orderly as possible.

As to the estimates, I have nothing to say at the moment beyond this, that it is a matter to which we shall also be glad to give consideration.

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August 12, 1944

Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

May I say to my hon.

friend that on these matters I generally arrange the order of business with the official leader of the opposition (Mr. Graydon). The announcement that was made last night was made to the house as a whole and we ought therefore, I think, to follow the announcement as made.

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March 29, 1943

Right. Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I am happy to be able to sa\ that Mr. Eden expects to arrive in Ottawa some time to-morrow afternoon. On Wednesday morning Mr. Eden will be meeting with the war committee of the cabinet, and on Wednesday afternoon will be having conferences with myself and other members of the government. On Wednesday evening the government will be entertaining him On Thursday morning or Friday morning, I am not quite sure which, Mr. Eden will be having a conference with the press. On the afternoon ot Thursday he will address members of this House of Commons and hon. members of the Senate, both houses of parliament.

I am also pleased to be able to say that Mr. Eden has indicated his readiness to make a broadcast some time during the evening of Thursday; I am not in a position at the moment to announce the hour. It will be a brief address, broadcast, however, over the whole of Canada. Mr. Eden plans- to leave on Friday.

W ith respect to the proceedings in the house on the afternoon that the Secretary of State lor Foreign Affairs will address parliament, the government proposes to follow the same course as was followed when the Right Hon. Air Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia addressed hon. members. We shall meet at the regular hour and when we reach the orders of the day, after words of greeting have been extended to Mr. Eden, there will be a motion foi the house to adjourn the proceedings to permit, of Mr. Eden speaking to hon. members from the floor of the house. After the adjournment the house will reconvene and continue with its regular business.

Customs Tariff

Members of the Senate will be accommodated in their gallery and also on the floor of the house in such seats as may not be occupied by hon. members. Special arrangements are being made for the accommodation of members of the diplomatic services and for the wives and members of the families of hon. members of both houses and for a limited number of officials. It is important, I think, that care should be taken that the public galleries are not closed completely; there may be reservations up to a certain point, but the house will be in session except for the period of adjournment, and the galleries should be kept open. Special accommodation will be arranged for additional members of the press who may be here.

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