Walter Adam TUCKER

TUCKER, Walter Adam, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
March 11, 1899
Deceased Date
September 19, 1990
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Tucker_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4d785391-75cd-4998-a9da-636344a54e3d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs (September 27, 1945 - April 21, 1948)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Rosthern (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 519)


February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

On a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, I only have a copy of the document before me and I said it appears to have been signed on that date. That is what I said.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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February 1, 1958

Mr. W. A. Tucker (Rosihern):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Is the minister now prepared to table the order in council appointing Mr. Bracken to inquire into the box car situation, in order that the house and country may know the scope of his authority and all that is connected with it and as to what he is to inquire into? I may say that this is not a matter of curiosity on my part but is a question about which the country would like to know. The people of this country are interested in knowing about some of the things the government is doing.

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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

The question of privilege is quite simply stated. It is an established rule

Inquiries of the Ministry binding this parliament that when a minister of the crown intimates that action has been taken embodied in a public document, he must thereupon at once table that document. Yesterday the minister was asked to table the document. He said-and Your Honour upheld that view-that he would table it in due course. He did not table it yesterday. He did table it today. I submit that was an infringement of the rights of this parliament. In seeking to explain the matter the minister indicated that when he made the announcement he had not mentioned an order in council. I wish to submit to Your Honour that this point of privilege is well taken because the minister indicated that an order in council was in existence. I wish to read his words in order to prove to Your Honour that he infringed that rule.

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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

May I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. The order in council with regard to the matter I asked him about was apparently tabled at eleven o'clock this morning, but it purports to have been signed on January 31, 1958. I would ask him if, when he made the announcement yesterday, the order in council already was signed and, if so, why he did not table it when he was asked to do so on the floor of the house.

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February 1, 1958

Mr. Tucker:

Wait for silence.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
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