Leslie Gordon BELL

BELL, Leslie Gordon, K.C., B.A., LL.B., D.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
St. Antoine (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 4, 1889
Deceased Date
September 8, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Gordon_Bell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3850751d-297f-4e2c-9a59-3e144a3e1783&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  St. Antoine (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 155)


March 31, 1947

Mr. COLDWELL:

But is that not a matter for His Honour the Speaker? No member of the government can possibly commit the Speaker to something which contravenes the rules of the house. That is the way it stands, at least on the face of the rules.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: So far as I am concerned I shall be prepared to rely upon the sense of responsibility of each hon. member, at a time when there is urgent public business to be attended to, not to raise anything he does not feel is of sufficient importance to warrant taking the time of the house.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PRECEDENCE OP GOVERNMENT NOTICES OP MOTIONS AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS
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March 31, 1947

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

May I say that we too approve the suggestion of the minister, which I understand to be that on Mondays hereafter until these motions run out private members will have the right on going into supply to state any grievances or raise any questions they regard as of urgent importance. It is an improvement on the procedure we have followed in this house up to the present, and after trying it out we might consider making it a permanent part of our rules of procedure. We also approve the proposal to devote the usual hour from eight to nine o'clock on Tuesday and Friday evenings to private and public bills. That is something we appreciate, for it does give private members an opportunity of doing things which otherwise, under the resolution we have adopted this session with regard to procedure, they might not be able to do. Therefore I support the proposal of the minister and express the hope that we may be able to facilitate the business of the day by adopting it unanimously.

Mr. SOLON E. LOW (Peace River): The members of this group will be prepared to support the minister's proposal. I take it that on Mondays when the government does move into committee of supply, only one or not more than two departments at the most will be called. With that understanding we will certainly give our support to the suggestion.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: I shall not ask to open more than two departments unless at the time I have the consent of the house to open more. With respect to the other suggestions that have been made, during the whole session Monday is a private members' day, and if we applied this rule during the whole session it would mean that Monday would not again become a private members' day; but that we can further consider. For the present all I am asking is that while -we are taking something from the private members on Mondays, we call supply as the first order of government business so that there may be an opportunity of airing any grievance that may have arisen.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PRECEDENCE OP GOVERNMENT NOTICES OP MOTIONS AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS
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March 31, 1947

Mr. COLD WELL:

May I ask of what

interest it is to anyone where this man was bom or what his original name was? That is something that should not be taken up with the secretary general of the united nations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS-PRESS OFFICER IN GREECE
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March 31, 1947

Mr. M. J. COLD WELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I think that all members of the house would like to associate themselves with the thanks expressed by the minister to the men of the Veterans Guard of Canada who have served their country so well. May I say that I should also like to associate myself with the remarks of the hon. member for Nanaimo (Mr. Pearkes) and to express the hope that this country will do more for these old soldiers than merely to give them a vote of thanks.

Topic:   VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA
Subtopic:   DISBANDMENT-EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS ON BEHALF OF CANADIAN PEOPLE
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March 31, 1947

Mr. COLDWELL:

I think all members

of the house, regardless of party, would like to associate themselves-

Topic:   VETERANS GUARD OF CANADA
Subtopic:   DISBANDMENT-EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS ON BEHALF OF CANADIAN PEOPLE
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