Joseph Raymond Fournier PRÉFONTAINE

PRÉFONTAINE, The Hon. Joseph Raymond Fournier, P.C., K.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Maisonneuve (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 16, 1850
Deceased Date
December 25, 1905
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Préfontaine
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=44d0a22c-b8bf-4240-9943-1aa2f95274ee&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

July 30, 1886 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  Chambly (Quebec)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  Chambly (Quebec)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Chambly (Quebec)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Maisonneuve (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - November 10, 1902
LIB
  Terrebonne (Quebec)
December 9, 1902 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Maisonneuve (Quebec)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (November 11, 1902 - December 25, 1905)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Maisonneuve (Quebec)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (November 11, 1902 - December 25, 1905)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 414)


June 22, 1905

Hon. H. R. PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries).

I thank the bon. gentleman (Mr. A. K. Maclean) for having brought this matter to the attention of the department. I may say that, with the few cruisers under the control of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, it is impossible to cover this large territory and make the protection as effective as we would like. The work is very extensive, and from the reports that I have received in the department it has been done pretty effectively. Up to the 1st of June I think that over 600 nets have been confiscated from Americans fishing and poaching in Canadian waters. The work is done as effectively as it can be done under the circumstances, but if there is some neglect I will certainly look into it and see that a remedy is provided. As regards the Americans getting their supplies from the Magdalen Islands, this is a new question that I am not ready to answer at the present moment, but I will look into it and try to satisfy the hon. gentleman on that point.

Topic:   AMERICAN FISHERMEN ON NOVA SCOTIA COAST.
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June 14, 1905

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

No.

Topic:   PILOTAGE-DISTRICT OF QUEBEC.
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June 14, 1905

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

I have given instructions for an investigation. Her going ashore must be due to gross carelessness or something wrong with her machinery.

Topic:   PILOTAGE-DISTRICT OF QUEBEC.
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June 14, 1905

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

In the district o Quebec the earnings are pooled and dividec a. the end of the season under the authori Plots' corporation. In the d.is tuct ot Montreal there is no pooling. Then is a very serious question at present amom the Montreal pilots arising out of the sys Mr. FOSTER

Topic:   PILOTAGE-DISTRICT OF QUEBEC.
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June 14, 1905

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

Of course. As regards the regulations governing apprentices, these will come under the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The moment that tins pilotage business comes under the Department of Marine, the minister will have to see that proper regulations for the admission of apprentices are made, and also for their yearly examination. We find that in the district oif Montreal, unless a complaint was made, a pilot would not be called on every year to pass an examination as to his eye-sight and hearing. We have established a rule, with the consent of the pilots, that they should pass an examination every season and get a certificate as to their eyesight and hearing to show that these have not failed so much as to prevent their attending to their duties. We have also stipulated what kind of examination they shall be subjected to.

Topic:   PILOTAGE-DISTRICT OF QUEBEC.
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