Hugh GUTHRIE

GUTHRIE, The Hon. Hugh, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Wellington South (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 13, 1866
Deceased Date
November 3, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Guthrie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a8b2b613-dd5c-4a22-8f22-c0e4f180c7b6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (October 4, 1917 - October 11, 1917)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (October 12, 1917 - July 4, 1919)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 5, 1919 - January 23, 1920)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (January 24, 1920 - July 9, 1920)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (January 24, 1920 - July 9, 1920)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (July 10, 1920 - September 30, 1921)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Militia and Defence (July 10, 1920 - December 28, 1921)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (October 11, 1926 - October 11, 1927)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (August 7, 1930 - August 11, 1935)
August 25, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (August 7, 1930 - August 11, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1854)


July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, I am not. There are some racing experts in the house but I am not one of them.

Passing that for the moment, the next amendment was suggested after the bill had passed this house, I think in the first instance by the county crown attorney in the city of Ottawa and also some other county crown attorneys in different cities of Canada. It is to check as far as possible these gambling devices found in stores and places where the public resort, in regard to which the law is a little uncertain at the present time. The Senate has put in a clause that any person who:

conducts, manages or is a party to any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind by which any person, upon payment of any sum of money, or by obligating himself to pay any sum of money, shall become entitled under such scheme, contrivance or operation to receive from the person conducting or managing such scheme, contrivance or operation, or any other person, a larger sum of money than the amount paid or to be paid', by reason of the fact that other persons have paid or obligated themselves to pay any sum of money under such scheme, contrivance or operation;

4298 COMMONS

Criminal Code-Senate Amendments

Commits an offence. That amendment was not submitted to the house, it came before the Senate at the request of certain law officers of the provincial governments. I have no objection to it.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, the present law is

that a racing association which has only running races may carry on for two meetings of seven days each or one of fourteen days. Hitherto trotting races have been limited to three days per year. The effect of this amendment is to put the trotting races on the same plane as the running races.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Mr. Chairman, at the

suggestion of the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston), in regard to the case of an illiterate voter who does not sign his name I have drafted a short amendment that might cover some of the objections that have been offered to this section. The amendment is as follows:

That is my true name, and that

the signature hereto is in my usual handwriting; or in the case of an illiterate voter, that the mark placed hereto is my usual method of signing my name.

I should be content to accept that amendment instead of the section as drawn.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Very few are sworn. My hon. friend says that if anyone desires to do so he might plug the poll by insisting on swearing everybody that comes along, but even if he did, the voters would all be able to register their votes between eight in the morning and six at night because no more than

three hundred can vote at any poll. Experience shows that from ten to twenty sworn is the average. That is from Mr. Castonguay, who says that he would have to supply from ten to twenty forms. Well, I said, supply enough if it passes. I do not think anybody is going to be very much hurt if they are asked to sign their name to an oath. At the present time they can be sworn and they take a verbal oath, and the returning officer enters their name. It is a very slight thing to ask the person making an affidavit, "Please sign this." That is all you have to do. I think everybody will agree that this is going to stop a lot of this personation.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1934
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July 5, 1935

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice):

With regard to Bill No. 86, to establish a dominion trade and industry commission, which has just, been returned from the Senate, I move the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate.

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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