Onésiphore TURGEON

TURGEON, The Hon. Onésiphore, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Gloucester (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
September 6, 1849
Deceased Date
November 18, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onésiphore_Turgeon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5afbdf71-2ff3-4501-b9b3-74750bfc73ee&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, journalist

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Gloucester (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 76)


June 4, 1921

Mr. TURGEON:

Mr. Chairman, as I have already on many occasions expressed views and made suggestions similar to those just expressed by the hon. members who have just spoken on this important question of the Intercolonial Railway and its requirements, I will merely say at present that I endorse all their statements and suggestions.

The hon. Minister of Railways has already acceded to some important requests of mine for my county, and as I wish him to leave a good name somewhere in Canada when he retires from office, I say to him that the Maritime Provinces is a land of gratitude as well as solicitude, and anything he does for it will be highly appreciated.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. . 4554 COMMONS
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June 1, 1921

Mr. TURGEON:

This vote contains an item with respect to the Caraquet and Gulf

Shore railway. A delegation interviewed the Minister of Railways last winter with regard to the proposed extension of the line from Tracadie to Newcastle. The minister was not able to promise that the road would be constructed but he did say that a survey would be made during the summer. I trust that that will be done so that during the course of next year there will be better results from the operations of the railways in that part of the country. When in 1911 the Caraquet Railway was provided for by the Government of that day, the extension of line from Tracadie to Newcastle was also contemplated, but nothing has been done, the war intervened, and conditions have been unfavourable to any action. I do not blame the Government so much for not proceeding with the matter during the war, but I hope that the minister will now have the necessary survey made with a view to taking action. At the same time I suggest that he have a survey made with regard to an extension from Caraquet to Point Mrcel, where there is one of the finest hrbours in the Maritime Provinces. This is a distance of only seven miles, and I hope that when the minister is making the survey for the other line he will have this matter also attended to.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. TURGEON:

I notice that there is

an increase of $129,000 in the whole of this item. Is that increase due to the amalgamation of the two departments?

Topic:   SUPPLY-BERRY AND CURRANT BOXES
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 21, 1921

Mr. TURGEON:

It is increased by one and a-half per cent.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 21, 1921

Mr. ONESIPHORE TURGEON (Gloucester) :

I rise to a question of privilege. In the correspondence that the right hon. the Prime Minister read yesterday from a Conservative friend in St. John with reference to the Hon. Mr. Veniot, Minister of Public Works in the New Brunswick Cabinet, a reference is made to me which I cannot allow to pass unnoticed. In his letter he says:

Of course Mr. Veniot would have a portfolio In Cabinet. To make an opening for him Mr. Turgeon would have to be provided for and Mr. Veniot for the time being, at least, represent Gloucester.

Let me say that Mr. Turgeon is well provided for by the electors of Gloucester county, and wants nobody else to provide for him. The writer in question, I am sure, was not acquainted with the mentality of the people of Gloucester when he wrote that letter. Possibly he has been better informed since.

Topic:   FIRST AND SECOND READINGS
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