Gordon Francis HIGGINS

HIGGINS, Gordon Francis, Q.C., O.B.E.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
St. John's East (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
October 8, 1905
Deceased Date
October 13, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Higgins
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=54481bbe-cafa-4aa9-823c-1bacb309f25f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  St. John's East (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 256)


May 12, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

May I ask the minister to explain this item?

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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May 12, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

I thank the minister for his explanation. It looked a little bit odd to me. It came down from $1,196,000. I wondered whether it would be a sweepstake ticket, to come down to a dollar.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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May 12, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

Under date of May 7 there is a press release from the Royal Canadian Air Force which relates to Torbay airport in Newfoundland. It reads:

Department of Transport meteorologists and telecommunications operators are remaining at Torbay to carry out essential duties, and the change-over allows for continuation of limited commercial operations from the station.

What does that mean?

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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May 12, 1953

Mr. G. F. Higgins (St. John's East):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Is he presently negotiating for new commercial air line routes in the United States?

Topic:   CIVIL AVIATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW COMMERCIAL ROUTES IN UNITED STATES
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May 12, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

But Moncton is a small place. Where is Moncton? In this modern transportation world to which the hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra referred today, we must remember that Gander is the front door of Canada. With all due respect to the members from Vancouver, I still say that the western world looks to Gander as the front door. I ask the minister to bear in mind that we must do the things that should be done at Gander, things that should have been done long ago. We cannot have a lot of decent people coming in and putting them into the type of place we have at Gander. We cannot have them come in, as was described about two or three weeks ago, with tags on them. We do not want that. Canada is not a small country. Canada has now taken in Newfoundland, and Newfoundland is the front door of Canada in that part of the world.

We are extremely proud in Newfoundland. We want the Minister of Transport to remember that when the new immigrants come in, we do not want to have them with tags on. We do not want to have them brought into the restaurant with tags on. We want to have them met by people who speak their language. We want to have those people who are going to stop for the night at Gander stay in a proper place and not in the cubicles in which they have had to reside.

I want to say only this to the minister, as one of those people from Newfoundland like my confrere here. We say these things because we are so proud of being part of the parliament of Canada and we want things to be done in a proper way. I hope the minister will take what I have said in the way I have meant it.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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