Elie-Oscar BERTRAND

BERTRAND, Elie-Oscar

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Prescott (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 3, 1894
Deceased Date
October 21, 1980
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Élie-Oscar_Bertrand
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=adeb470e-95a5-4d1a-9fd9-e72a81a909e3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

July 29, 1929 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Prescott (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Prescott (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Prescott (Ontario)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Prescott (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Prescott (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 46)


June 17, 1948

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

Because you were willing to do it.

Topic:   194S
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February 2, 1948

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

Prejudice.

Topic:   FEBllUARY 2, 1948
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May 19, 1947

Mr. E. O. BERTRAND (Prescott):

It

would appear that in this matter, Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) is complaining about the action taken by the standing orders committee, although he did it in an indirect manner. In

order to keep the record straight, to protect the procedure of the house and give a certain amount of explanation it would probably be well if a word or two were said about what has really taken place, in order to complete the record.

Under date of May 5, your committee received from the house the following reference;

That the petitions presented by the electors of the parishes of Ste. Rita, St. Cyprien, St. Paul de la Croix, St. Emile d'Auclair, Notre Dame de Sept Douleurs and St. Jean Baptiste de l'lsle-Verte be referred to the standing committee on standing orders.

These petitions had been presented to the house by the hon. member for Temiscouata. In his report thereon, under date of April 30 and May 1, the clerk of petitions stated that the petitions were not drawn in proper form and therefore could not be received.

I have listened with great care to what was said by the hon. member for Temiscouata, and although he claims that he wants the committee's report to be supported by the house, he is making all sorts of complaints with regard to it, claiming apparently that red tape is being used and that the voice of the people at large is not being heard by the house. This is not at all the case.

Having regard to the report made by the clerk of petitions it would appear that the question to be decided by the committee was whether or not in this case the rules of the house and the forms sanctioned by practice with regard to the wording of a public petition had been observed. Without taking too much of the time of the house, and referring to the documents under consideration, may I say first of all that Your Honour, the Speaker, had stated in the house on May 5 that the house is not seized of a petition addressed to the members unless mention is made of the words "in parliament assembled", which statement the hon. member for Temiscouata criticized severely. It was pointed out that the petitions were not properly addressed and the clerk of petitions reported that they could not be received. This decision given by the clerk and by Your Honour is only the practice confirmed by the rules which have been enforced by this house in the past, and following precedent. The practice was enforced by Hon. Mr. Rhodes, a former Speaker. It was enforced by the rules and regulations in days gone by.

Naturally we should like that report of the standing committee on standing orders to be accepted as such, but not with the remarks which were made by the hon. member foi Temiscouata. After all, we claim that we as the committee on standing orders are the

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guardians of the rules of procedure of the house; and that your committee had no alternative in this case but to report that the documents in question purporting to be petitions were not drawn in accordance with the rules of practice and not properly addressed and therefore should not be received.

If our report is to be voted upon, as chairman of the committee, I should like to make it plain that it is being accepted by this house in the terms in which it has been presented to the house by the committee and not on the recommendations which the hon. member for Temiscouata made in his address.

Topic:   STANDING ORDERS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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June 20, 1946

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

According to an understanding between the delegates to the B.P.A., I was paired with the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker). Not seeing him in his seat I declined to vote. Had I voted, I would have voted for the motion.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT AS TO RULES FOR READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
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March 28, 1946

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

He has

omitted the cost of manufacturing of the 9% pounds of cheese in 100 pounds of milk, at

the rate of 2% cents, which would be subtracted from the price received by the producer. This does not apply to butter. Furthermore, the hon. member has not referred to the value of skim milk in the feeding of young cattle and poultry, which amounts to about 40 cents per hundred pounds.

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
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