Lionel CHEVRIER

CHEVRIER, The Hon. Lionel, P.C., C.C., Q.C., B.A., Ph.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laurier (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 2, 1903
Deceased Date
July 8, 1987
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Chevrier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e2b15c2f-35a6-4e4e-8e52-a4357fdebc0d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, counsel, diplomat, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1943)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (April 1, 1943 - April 16, 1945)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (April 18, 1945 - November 14, 1948)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Stormont (Ontario)
  • Minister of Transport (November 15, 1948 - June 30, 1954)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (April 25, 1957 - June 20, 1957)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (October 14, 1957 - February 5, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (April 22, 1963 - February 2, 1964)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3508 of 3510)


June 28, 1935

Mr. OHEVRIER:

I do not intend to enter into a lengthy controversy with the Minister of Finance, but I am satisfied that all the work which was done previously by the' civil service commission in connection with promotions and increases will be taken away from the commission and placed within the exclusive jurisdiction of the treasury board. The minister states that the statutory increases will require something like 8750,000, and I should like to know if he means that everyone entitled to an increase is to receive one. The Prime Minister made it quite plain the other day that hereafter promotions would be made and increases given for merit and efficiency only. That is not a departure from the previous procedure because the Civil Service Act states that statutory increases are made for meritorious and efficient work and granted upon recommendation of the deputy head, certified by the minister and approved by the commission subject to ratification by the treasury board. I am afraid that the civil service commission is .to be left out of things. The deputy head will choose his pets and make recommendations to the treasury board which will probably be sanctioned.

The civil service commission is there for a particular purpose and we either need it or we do not need it. If the government is honest in its purpose, why does it not say that the civil service commission should be abolished? All during this session we have had departures from the provisions of the Civil Service Act, and the estimates are replete with promotions made outside the provisions of that act. I am not quarrelling with those who have been fortunate enough, to receive promotions, but the fact remains that there has been a tremendous amount of discrimination in these matters. I am sure that the promotions and increases which have been made would have been given to others had the civil service commission been handling the matter. I protest most vigorously against this departure from the provisions of the Civil Service Act. The Civil Service Act is on the statute book, and I resent the insinuation that heretofore a large number of .promotions and increases have been given to those who did not deserve them and that hereafter only those who are entitled to them will receive them. I noticed an article in the press which

I am afraid has created a wrong impression. An official of the Department of Finance was asked if these would be statutory increases, and he said that they would not be automatic, they would be given for efficiency. That is the way the statute reads. He continued and stated that the government believes in efficiency and businesslike methods, so that the increases will be given entirely on merit. The insinuation there is that the increases and promotions of the past were not based ,on merit, but were .purely automatic. That is not a fair statement. I do not want to prolong the discussion, but I would point this out to the minister: in the session of 1932, I think it was, when the ten per cent deductions were made, I indicated to him-and he realized the importance of the statement I made then- that when the deductions were to 'be terminated, steps should be taken not only to compensate the employees for the injury suffered by reason of the ten per cent deduction during the years it was in force, but also to place them in the position they would have occupied with reference to promotions and statutory increases had the changes then proposed not been made. I could give the Minister of Finance the page in Hansard where I said that steps should 'be taken, when the time came for the restoration of the ten per cent deduction, to make these compensations and adjustments. I am very much afraid that in. this item of 81,000,000 there is nothing that has the slightest bearing upon placing civil servants in the position they would have occupied in respect of superannuation and with reference to promotions and statutory increases had the salary deduction not been made. That is what I want to urge upon the Minister of Finance. I understand during the recess this matter of .promotions and statutory increases will be taken up by the cabinet and rules or regulations will be made in regard to the granting of them. I hope when, the matter is under consideration the important factor will be taken into account that these civil servants must be placed with reference to superannuation in the position they would have occupied had these deductions not been made and had the promotions and statutory increases been granted. I protest against this most radical departure from the present system, this cutting loose from the provisions of the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   PENSIONS AND NATIONAL HEALTH
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June 24, 1935

Mr. OHEVRIER:

Is any action being taken for the purpose of making applicable to the soldier settlement board the provisions of the Civil Service Act and particularly those of the Superannuation Act 1924?

Topic:   * SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD-APPLICATION OP ACT
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April 10, 1935

1. What was the total amount paid by the government in salaries to its employees of all classes located in Ottawa for the fiscal years ended (a) March 31, 1939, and (b) March 31, 1935, respectively?

2. What was the total number of government employees (a) as defined by the Civil Service Act, and (b) all other classes, located at Ottawa during the fiscal years ended (a) March 31, 1930, and (b) March 31, 1935, respectively ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SALARIES OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
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April 2, 1935

1. What was the annual advances to chartered and savings banks under the Finance Act from August 22, 1914, to March 11, 1935?

2. What were the rates of interest charged?

3. What was the total amount advanced to each of the chartered and savings banks from August 22, 1914, to March 11, 1935?

4. What was the total interest paid for the above period?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ADVANCES TO BANKS
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March 4, 1935

1. How many members of the public service of Canada contributed a total sum of $1,985,563 to superannuation fund No. 5 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1934?

2. Does any federal act, or any regulations of the Department of Insurance require insurance companies to inform their policyholders and shareholders from time to time both as to the financial and actuarial condition of such companies?

3. If so, when will the Department of Finance advise the contributors to superannuation fund No. 5 as to the actuarial status of such fund?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUPERANNUATION FUND
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