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:

When I butt in between Macleod and Cariboo I wonder where I am going to end.

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. 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:

It cannot be a transfer from the United States.

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 want to pay tribute to Trans-Canada service because it is grand so far as I am concerned. I want to ask the minister two questions. I did not think he answered the first one fully this morning. I was inquiring about new commercial routes for Trans-Canada in the United States. I sent over a newspaper clipping about what the minister is reputed to have said in connection with what was going to happen. I should like to know what the facts are; but if he feels he should not state it publicly, that is all right.

The next matter is the need for adequate runways at Gander which would be in service during the spring break-up. These should be provided at once or we are going to lose the United States air services. I am not speaking now from the standpoint of Newfoundland only, and I do not think I could do this because there are so many people using air services today, and these runways should be properly constructed. The minister knows what I have in mind because I have spoken to him about it before. There should be three 6,000-foot runways for allweather service and able to operate in spring time. The minister will know what I am talking about and I hope he will give consideration to this.

The one question I did want him to answer was about the new commercial air routes.

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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