James Alexander ROBB

ROBB, The Hon. James Alexander, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 10, 1859
Deceased Date
November 11, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robb_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c716a03-43b1-401d-820f-7921b10e5565&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant, miller

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Huntingdon (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Huntingdon (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1919 - January 1, 1919)
December 6, 1921 - December 28, 1921
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (December 29, 1921 - August 16, 1923)
  • Minister of Immigration and Colonization (August 17, 1923 - September 4, 1925)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 5, 1925 - June 28, 1926)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (November 13, 1925 - June 28, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 25, 1926 - November 11, 1929)
  • Minister of National Defence (October 1, 1926 - October 7, 1926)
November 2, 1926 - November 11, 1929
LIB
  Châteauguay--Huntingdon (Quebec)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (September 25, 1926 - November 11, 1929)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1968)


June 14, 1929

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

I beg to move:

That the resolutions adopted in committee of supply on April 24, 25, 26, 29, May 3, 6, 10, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, and June 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, be now read the second time and concurred in.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

I have been requested to make a motion for the remission of certain amounts paid in relation to legislation that did not go through, but I do not feel that I can make that motion in view of the ruling you gave, Mr. Speaker, the other day.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   REFUNDS OF FEES AND CHARGES-RULING, MR. SPEAKER
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

It must have been passed in

the absence of my hon. friend; it was a question of bonding. The hon. member can bring it up again. .

Progress reported.

Resolutions read the first and second time and concurred in.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1930, the sum of $243,168,149.17 be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILL
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June 14, 1929

Mr. ROBB:

The information with respect to the Board of Audit which my hon. friend asked for is as follows:

Board of Audit Remuneration-Annual

Chairman, Gordon W. Scott, $4,000.

Members, L. E. Potvin, $3,000; E. J. Howson, $3,000. ,

The rates of compensation for skilled assistance, authorized by the treasury board, are:

Partners, not over $50 per diem.

Senior clerks, not over $35 per diem.

Assistant clerks, not over $15 per diem.

In addition to these rates both the members of the board and their assistants are allowed actual travelling and living expenses.

Work authorized and completed

Treasury board minute of February 21, 1927 authorized inquiry and investigation into certain branches and accounts of the Department of Finance. The report of the board was completed on December 16, 1927 and tabled during the session of 1928.

Treasury board minute of March 24, 1927 authorized the board to inquire into and report on the financial affairs of the Quebec harbour commission. The report of the board was completed on January 16, 1928 and tabled during the session of 1928.

[Mr. Coote.l

Treasury board minute * of March 24, 1927 authorized an audit of the affairs in connection with the enemy property and debt accounts. The report of the board was completed and laid before parliament during the present session.

Work authorized but not yet completed

Treasury board minute of November 16, 1928 authorized the board to inquire into and report on the accounts and records of the Canadian government elevators and the western and eastern grain inspection divisions.

Treasury board minutes of January 25, 1929 authorized the board to inquire into and report on the financial affairs of the following harbour commissions:

Halifax harbour commission.

St. John harbour commission.

Montreal harbour commission.

Quebec harbour commission.

Chicoutimi harbour commission.

Three Rivers harbour commission.

Vancouver harbour commission.

New Westminster harbour commission.

Treasury board minute of January 25, 1929 authorized the board to inquire into and report with regard to the loaning operations of the Soldier Settlement Board of Canada.

Treasury board minute of January 25, 1929 authorized the board to inquire into payments to the Canadian National Railways under the Maritime Freight Rates Act.

Treasury Board minute of January 25, 1929 directed the board to inquire into and report in regard to collection of naturalization fees by the clerks of courts.

Expenditures of the government in connection with the board to March 31, 1929 were:

Fiscal Compensation Other

Year to Members Expenses Total

1927- 28.. .. $10,000 $61,317 64 $71,317 641928- 29.. .. 10,000 59,851 71 69,851 71

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE
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