Georges Henri BOIVIN

BOIVIN, The Hon. Georges Henri, P.C., K.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Shefford (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 26, 1882
Deceased Date
August 7, 1926
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Henri_Boivin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=20153f1d-4d12-4d52-b34f-744ffb0e1cd0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (March 21, 1918 - October 4, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (September 5, 1925 - June 28, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 699)


June 30, 1926

Mr. BOTVIN:

Has there been any increase in the price of the Guide?

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING FISCAL POLICY ENUNCIATED BY PRIME MINISTER
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June 30, 1926

Mr. BOTVIN:

My hon. friend is wrong.

There is no criticism of the estimate, nor of the official who prepared it.

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June 30, 1926

Mr. BOTVIN:

Does my hon. friend contend that the amount is required for training camps for the non-permanent militia?

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June 30, 1926

Mr. BOIVIN:

My hon. friend has given

an undertaking to spend just as little as possible of the estimates voted. I am not referring to this particular estimate; I realize that military training camps have existed for years. They existed under previous Conservative regimes and under Liberal regimes; there has been a laudable effort to reduce the amount expended in this way each year, but there are a great many other items in these estimates which the government considered absolutely necessary to the welfare of Canada. If they had not been absolutely essential they would not have been included. As my hon. friend says, they were recommended by responsible officers of the different departments, and every estimate in the blue book was approved of by the late government after that recommendation. I am not criticising the officers; I think they did their duty in preparing the estimates, but I would like to know whether the opinions of these responsible officers will be carried out or whether my hon. friends are merely voting these estimates in order to close parliament at the earliest possible opportunity and get back to their homes, leaving perhaps for another year the real expenditure of money required for the public service, in order that they may get the benefit of having placed the amounts in the estimates and in order that they may tell the people of Canada. "Oh, well, the Liberals prepared the estimates and we are not going to spend the money." I think my hon. friend was quite wrong when he criticized me for blaming any official, because that was not at all my intention. All I wanted was an assurance from this government that they would endeavour to carry out the wishes expressed by parliament in the voting of these estimates.

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June 30, 1926

Mr. BOIVIN:

Is my hon. friend seeking

to pass this estimate upon assurances that he has received from some official in his department, or does he verily believe that it is required?

Supply-Formation oj Ministry

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