Joseph Arthur Calixte ÉTHIER

ÉTHIER, Joseph Arthur Calixte

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 26, 1868
Deceased Date
August 14, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Arthur_Calixte_Éthier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ca78d9ab-0426-4d6c-8218-0df24a170a42&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
crown prosecutor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
February 24, 1903 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Two Mountains (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Laval--Two Mountains (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 55)


June 15, 1925

Mr. ETHIER:

What about the combine?

Topic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER
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June 15, 1925

Mr. ETHIER:

Not at all.

Topic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF POWER
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May 20, 1925

Mr. J. A. C. ETHIER (Laval-Two Mountains) :

I wish to make a correction in Hansard of yesterday. During my remarks in the Carillon debate I stated, in error, that an article I quoted was from the Financial Review of Montreal; I should have said that it was from the Financial Post of Toronto, as my right hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Meigh'en) suggested at the time.

Topic:   REPORT OF BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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May 19, 1925

Mr. ETHIER:

I was going to bring proof after the recess of the allegations I made that behind the opposition to the proposed Carillon power development there was a "power monopoly." In this connection I would like to refer to an article published under a New York date in the Financial Review of Montreal, in which it is plainly pointed out that Mr. A. Robert, of Montreal, who is the president of the National Hydro Electric Company has been ousted as president of the Montreal Tramways Company and as president of the Quebec-New England Hydro Electric Corporation and is a big factor in the Quebec power industry because he insisted upon going ahead with his plans to develop water-power on the Ottawa river, and give to the people cheap and abundant electricity. The article reads as follows:

The report that Sir Herbert Holt has bought control of the Duke-Price Power Company has attracted some attention in local financial houses interested in the larger aspects of the international power situation. If this is the case, the change thus indicated in the alignment of the financial powers behind the big power development companies in the province of Quebec, indicates victory for the Canadian interests in the big battle now under way for control of the water-powers oP the province. According to local informants the first victory in the battle was won when Mr. Robert was ousted as a big factor in the Quebec power industry, and the second was the success of the big power companies in getting back of them the governments of the two provinces in their fight against the exportation of power to the United States. The third was the refusal within the past two weeks of a syndicate, headed by one of the best known bond underwriting houses in the United States and Canada, to take a $10,000,000 issue to finance the Carillon development. The fourth is apparently this move on the part of the big Montreal power interests to gain control of the $50,000,000 power development on the Saguenay,

Mr. Chairman, I would call special attention to this paragraph:

"The success of the big power companies in getting back of 'them the governments of the two provinces

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in their fight against the exportation of power to the United States." ,

That statement is certainly startling.

Topic:   SECOND READINGS
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May 19, 1925

Mr. ETHIER:

I have also another report made by Messrs. J.' A. Jamieson and G. R. Heckle, engineers of Montreal, and some of these quotations are taken from the St. Lawrence waterways report and some from the Electrical World of June 12, 1924. That is the suggestion that has been made to the government in connection with the requirements of that part of the country. Since that time new developments have come up, and I wish now to prove to the committee that there is a power monopoly behind the opposition to the National Hydro-Electric Company Recent developments have conclusively proven the fact that what is known as the "power monopoly", who apparently are sitting on the hydro-electric throne, are leaving no stone unturned that will take away from them one atom of the grip they now appear to have on the power situation in Quebec. Not content to develop certain power rights which they control, they are using every possible influence to frustrate any opposition, no matter how slight, that might prevent them from completing their policy of absolute control of the electric situation. What have we read lately in the Financial Review of Montreal? Immediately after the first delegation came to Ottawa in order to obtain a licence for twenty-five years, I read this.

At six o'clock the Speaker resumed the chair and the House took recess.

After Recess

The House resumed at eight o'clock.

Topic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE
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