Joseph-Adélard DESCARRIES

DESCARRIES, Joseph-Adélard, K.C., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Jacques Cartier (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 7, 1853
Deceased Date
July 25, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Adélard_Descarries
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=792186e5-5fe3-49a5-861a-a1bdf4b35349&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

February 1, 1915 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Jacques Cartier (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 8)


August 20, 1917

Mr. DESCARRIES:

Clause 3 says:

(1) Every military elector shall be qualified and entitled to vote at a general election.

(2) If he can state the electoral district wherein he last continuously resided during at

least months of the year immediately

preceding his appointment, enlistment, enrolment or calling out on active service, or so particularly specify a place or places within an electoral district whereat during such period of time he so resided that such electoral

district can therefrom be ascertained, he shall be deemed an elector of the electoral district so stated or to be ascertained.

Suppose that military elector, either in error, or deliberately for political purposes, declares that he had resided during those four months in my constituency, (when really he had resided in the constituency of my hon. friend. Suppose that fifty or a hundred electors make the same mistake, either intentionally or deliberately, could the election be contested on that ground?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE MILITARY VOTERS' ACT, 1917.
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August 20, 1917

Mr. DESCARRIES:

Suppose he makes a false affidavit?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE MILITARY VOTERS' ACT, 1917.
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August 20, 1917

Mr. DESCARRIES:

Is there any provision in the law that would cover such a case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE MILITARY VOTERS' ACT, 1917.
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July 27, 1917

Mr. J. A. DESCARRIES (Jacques Cartier) (translation):

Mr. Speaker, when the vote was taken on the third reading of Bill No. 75, Military Service Act, 1917, I was not in my seat in the House. I was under the impression that the vote would be only taken during the night, so that I was aboard the train on my way to Ottawa -when the vote was taken. I wish to state that, if I had been here, I would have registered my vote against the measure.

Topic:   QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE.
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July 16, 1917

Mr. DESCARRIES:

A Superior Court

judge in Montreal would not go there.

Topic:   ALDERSHOT CAMP-CORDWOOD SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   S436 COMMONS
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