William Scottie BRYCE

BRYCE, William Scottie

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Selkirk (Manitoba)
Birth Date
September 7, 1888
Deceased Date
June 17, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bryce
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=040a15b2-afa7-4a8f-94a1-f838f850daa7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, machinist

Parliamentary Career

August 9, 1943 - April 16, 1945
CCF
  Selkirk (Manitoba)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Selkirk (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Selkirk (Manitoba)
November 8, 1954 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Selkirk (Manitoba)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Selkirk (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 301)


January 29, 1958

Mr. William Bryce (Selkirk):

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to withdraw question No. 333. I have received the information I requested.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF QUESTION ON ORDER PAPER
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Bryce:

Does honey come under the act?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Bryce:

I should like to ask if the beets that are now under the old act will automatically be turned over on the same arrangement as we have now? Will they come under this 80 per cent of something?

Agricultural Products-Price Stabilization

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Bryce:

Does that apply to sugar beets, butter and what is the other one?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Bryce:

When I spoke at the resolution stage I drew the attention of the minister to the trouble he was going to have in connection with grading because we have so many different grading systems. In so far as hogs are concerned, for example, they are graded by a government grader and we expect to get a square deal. When we send our live cattle to market the packer grades them, and what may be a No. 1 on Monday morning can be a No. 3 on Wednesday. If this stabilization bill is going to be a success and do something for the farmer, as I hope it will, something will have to be done about the grading.

I believe the minister said a few minutes ago that most of the cattle are sold by auction. I can tell you that so far as a lot of farmers are concerned today the auction ring in Canada is a joke. I recall that some time ago the hon. member for Melville was speaking at Carmen about a trip he made to Glasgow. I heard him talking about how the cattle are graded and sold there, and the farmer gets a square deal. I do not want to go into the question of grading all over again. If the minister will look up Hansard he will see what I said.

Something will have to be done about it. If I send steers to market or my neighbour sends steers to market, the only way we can get a government grade on them is to have them killed and dressed. The thinking of the average farmer today is that he wants to sell cattle on the hoof. When he sells them on the hoof the grade varies from one day to the next, and it is the packer who grades them. The farmer is not getting the square deal you are setting out to give him.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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