Thomas FORTIN

FORTIN, Thomas

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laval (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 7, 1853
Deceased Date
March 31, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fortin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7d0b9c93-dde3-4f31-99a9-d95b5c0517ff&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, professor

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Laval (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Laval (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 6 of 6)


March 27, 1901

Mr. FORTIN.

If the matter is within the jurisdiction of this parliament is the procedure incidental to it not within the jurisdiction of this parliament also ?

Topic:   ATTACHMENT OF OFFICIAL SALARIES.
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March 1, 1901

Mr. FORTIN.

I would ask that the second reading of this Bill be deferred as there may be some objection to the Bill.

Topic:   ATLANTIC AND LAKE SUPERIOR RAILWAY COMPANY.
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February 28, 1901

Mr. THOMAS FORTIN (Laval).

The question of regulating the rate of interest has in most civilized countries excited very much discussion and, at various times, provoked some legislation. From the very earliest period in the Roman state there were laws regulating the rate of interest. In the Middle Ages, as is well known, no interest whatever for the use of money was deemed to be legitimate ; and the word ' usury ' derives its etymology from that period. Coming down later, we find various statutes passed in England regulating the rate of interest. I believe the first English statute on the subject was 37 Henry VIII., chapter 9, which fixed the rate at 10 per cent per annum. This statute was subsequently repealed and again re-enacted ; and finally, the last statute regulating the rate of interest, and declaring an excess of the

Topic:   MONEY-LENDERS.
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