Hugh CLARK

CLARK, Hugh

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Bruce North (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 6, 1867
Deceased Date
May 13, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Clark_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=29d180a3-09d2-4ee1-bc3d-b43eab62d101&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, teacher

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Bruce North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 21, 1916 - October 12, 1917)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Bruce North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 12, 1917 - November 6, 1918)
  • Parliamentary Secretary of Militia and Defence (November 7, 1918 - July 1, 1920)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 21)


April 7, 1920

1. Yes.

2. Yes. It being represented to the department that he had enlisted under the age of 18 years.

3. Yes, inasmuch as he desired to attend the opening of the term at McGill University and there being insufficient time to obtain his birth certificate from the pro-

[Mr. J. D. Reid.I

vincial registry office, he was furnished transportation on the understanding that he enlisted at or under the age of 18 years.

4. Yes.

5. The department is authorized only to provide training for: (a) Ex-members of the forces who, as a result of a war disability, are unable to return to their pre-war occupations; (b) Ex-members of the forces who enlisted under the age of 18 years. Mr. Abey, who is not disabled, made application for training as a "minor," but the birth certificate subsequently produced by him and forwarded to the Montreal office of the department indicated that he had enlisted at the age of 18 years and 9 months. The department therefore, has not the authority to provide training.

6. The matter has already been investigated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   H. R. ABEY, R.F.C.
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November 7, 1919

Mr. HUGH CLARK:

I think there is.

Topic:   VISIT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES.
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November 7, 1919

Mr. HUGH CLARK:

The officials of the department are employed temporarily, because the department itself is a temporary one. The vocational training staff are employed on the understanding that they may be retired on a month's notice. Applications for vocational training must all

be in by February 1 of next year. Courses commencing on that date will Last from seven to ten months, so that by the end of next year the department itself will go out of business so far as vocational training is concerned. Suppose a man is required as an instructor in the vocational school at Vancouver. If the usual procedure is had through the Civil Service Commission, weeks and months elapse before an appointment can be made. I quoted figures this afternoon to show that over four thousand extra men came in during the last month to take vocational training. As the member for Regina (Mr. Cowan) said, it is necessary that these appointments be made promptly. Returned soldiers, particularly disabled soldiers, are naturally impatient, and if there is delay we are apt to get into considerable trouble.

Mr. MoMASTER: Is there not in the Civil Service Act a provision for temporary employment by ministers?

Topic:   VISIT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES.
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November 7, 1919

Mr. HUGH CLARK:

I have not the information here. I did not expect it would be asked for.

Topic:   EDITION
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November 7, 1919

Mr. HUGH CLARK:

No; not necessarily the British-born. We have a man named Flynn from the United States who asked for a billion dollars. He not only asked for a billion dollars but he came down and told us point blank that he was organizing in this country a lot of men who were going to dictate platforms and policies to all the parties in this country; who were going to make and unmake governments and who were going to turn out the government that would not do what they wanted and put in some other government that would. That man came to Canada and enlisted two weeks before the United States went into the war. He comes back before the war is over and draws his share of the $420 Canadian gratuity from the Government of Canada; whereas, if he had stayed two weeks 'longer in the United States and joined when the United States came into the war, he would have got just $60 from the United States. That is the gentleman who is at the head of an organization that is going to dictate the platform of the different parties' in this country and make and unmake governments.

Topic:   VISIT OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES TO THE COMMONS.
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