Hedley Francis Gregory BRIDGES

BRIDGES, The Hon. Hedley Francis Gregory, P.C., K.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York--Sunbury (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
April 7, 1902
Deceased Date
August 10, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedley_Francis_Gregory_Bridges
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=35df27d8-6d40-4b63-8bf7-fa3e12f46520&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, school principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - August 10, 1947
LIB
  York--Sunbury (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Fisheries (August 30, 1945 - August 10, 1947)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 46)


January 19, 1960

Mr. Bridgeman (afterwards Lord Bridgeman):

who held high office after the first world war, followed with his maiden speech. He made one of the neatest retorts X have heard in the Commons. "The honourable member's speech", he said, "reminded me very forcibly of a passage in the Bible, 'Paul, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning hath made thee mad'".

As I listened-

Topic:   PROVISION FOR ADVANCE PAYMENTS TO PRODUCERS
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July 14, 1947

Hon. H. F. G. BRIDGES (Minister of Fisheries):

This item has already been mentioned in previous years. As a matter of fact, it is the only branch of the fisheries department which makes a profit of any kind, and it arises out of the pelagic sealing treaty between Canada and the United States. Under the agreement, in the wording of this appropriation, Canada receives twenty per cent of the fur seal skins taken annually at the Pribilof islands. In 1946 the total take was 64,523 skins, of which Canada's share was 12,905. Of this number, 3,230 have been sent to London and 9,675 to St. Louis for processing and dyeing. This appropriation provides for the expense of transportation to and from processing plants, for processing and dyeing, for customs duty and taxes, for auctioneer's fees, and miscellaneous items such as Canada's share of blubbering costs, packing barrels, et cetera. In 1946-47 the net revenue to the Department of Fisheries was $446,835.93. In addition to that, there was the revenue to the Department of National Revenue.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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July 14, 1947

Mr. BRIDGES:

As yet the act has not been put into operation. It will be put into operation in the course of a day or two.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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July 14, 1947

Mr. BRIDGES:

They are paid, the prevailing rates of wages.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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July 14, 1947

Mr. BRIDGES:

This is an extra amount of $15,000 to provide for the extension of

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educational work in cooperative producing and selling among the fishermen. There was voted in the main estimates an amount of $56,000, which, if I remember correctly, was to provide $5,000 to the university of British Columbia, $15,000 to Ste. Anne de la Pocatiere in Quebec and $37,000 to St. Francis Xavier at Antigonish. This extra $15,000 is to provide $5,000 additional to the university of British Columbia, which is just what they asked for, and $10,000 additional to the school of fisheries at Ste. Anne de la Pocatiere.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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