Henri Sévérin BÉLAND

BÉLAND, The Hon. Henri Sévérin, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Beauce (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 11, 1869
Deceased Date
April 22, 1935
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Sévérin_Béland
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=50634114-351e-4c08-8b61-8698a41f8814&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

January 8, 1902 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (August 19, 1911 - October 6, 1911)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - December 29, 1921
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
January 19, 1922 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister presiding over the Department of Health (December 29, 1921 - April 14, 1926)
  • Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment (December 29, 1921 - April 14, 1926)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 629)


June 25, 1925

Mr. BELAND:

I must say, in the first

place, that I regret extremely that I have to differ with my hon. friend (Mr. Neill) in his intention that the orientals who have thought proper to join the colours and fight the battles of Canada and the empire should be denied the exercise of the Canadian franchise.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT .
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June 25, 1925

Mt. BELAND:

My hon. friend says that

the Dominion franchise is based upon the provincial franchise'. In Quebec the provincial franchise does not extend to women the right to vote, but in a Dominion election the women in the province of Quebec all vote, so that I think the principle is not adhered to in regard to the province of Quebec in that respect.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT .
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June 24, 1925

Mr. BELAND:

I have no objection to asking the Senate to leave in those words. I do not think there would be very much objection to that. But I would point out that even if the disease manifests itself long after discharge, a decision must be given as to

whether it was incurred during military service or not, and in my humble opinion the words my hon. friend suggests have a narrower interpretation than the phrase " incurred during military service." But, at all events, that is a matter that can be adjusted in the motion.

The Senate has agreed with very important clauses that we have passed at this session. For instance, the House has made the bonus a permanent part of the pension this session; that clause has been left intact by the Senate. That is clause 13. Another amendment dealing with venereal disease contracted prior to enlistment which was passed by the House has also been left intact. Another clause which deals with tubercular pensioners and the payment of pensions to them after discharge from, hospital has also been respected in its entirety by the Senate. There was also a new provision that an allowance for wear and tear for clothing should be made in amputation cases; that has also been left in its entirety; also the payment of pensions to parents who-are in dependent circumstances, when the son still living is by reason of certain circumstances unable to provide for their support has been left intact.

The House will remember that we made an important amendment this year which provided for no cancellation of pension in the case of an alleged prostitute until the opportunity had been offered to the woman to present her defence. That also has been maintained. I move:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that this House hath agreed to the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth and nineteenth of their amendments to tho Bill No. 70, An Act to amend the Pension Act, and hath disagreed to the first amendments for the following reasons:

1. In section one, the words "was attributable to or" should not be deleted as it is claimed a disability may make its appearance long after discharge and the words " incurred during military service " if they are the only ones left, may lead to narrower an interpretation.

And hath disagreed to their third and fourteenth amendments for the following reasons:

2. Sections 3 and 9 should be reinstated: They provide for payment of pension to dependents upon the death of pensioners in classes 1 to 5 regardless of whether the death is a result of military service or notIt is represented that high disability pensioners are less than others in a position to provide in advance for their dependents.

And hath also disagreed to their sixteenth and seventeenth amendments for the following reasons:

3. Section 16. The words " not attributable to or was " in the 16th line, and " or was the result of misconduct" in the 17th line, should not be deleted for the reason that a decision of the Board of Pension Commissioners to the effect that the disease is the result of misconduct is equal to a decision that the disability is the result of an injury or disease

Canada Temperance Act

" not attributable to military service " and in such a case there should lie an appeal to the Federal Appeal Board.

Topic:   PENSION ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   SENATE AMENDMENTS
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June 24, 1925

Mr. BELAND:

Out of the canteen funds.

Topic:   SENATE AMENDMENTS TO BILE NO. 32
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June 24, 1925

Mr. BELAND:

There is no special condition attached to the transfer of the money.

Topic:   SENATE AMENDMENTS TO BILE NO. 32
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