Gordon Francis HIGGINS

HIGGINS, Gordon Francis, Q.C., O.B.E.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
St. John's East (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
October 8, 1905
Deceased Date
October 13, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Higgins
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=54481bbe-cafa-4aa9-823c-1bacb309f25f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  St. John's East (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 256)


May 13, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

Mr. Chairman, I want merely to add my congratulations to the minister, and to ask him if there is any change in the deal for unemployment insurance for fishermen.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD
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May 13, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

Will the dance floor stand until tomorrow morning?

Progress reported.

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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May 13, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

There is just one point to which reference has been made before during the discussion of these estimates, and during the time we were discussing the amendment to the Fisheries Act. It is the question of the use of the ports in Newfoundland by foreign trawlers. I merely wanted to bring this matter to the attention of the minister again. It is important that foreign trawlers, Portuguese and others, be permitted to come in and buy what they want in St. John's. I have a letter here from a reputable person for whom I can vouch, and I should like to quote two paragraphs from it.

The trawler business is of much more value to the economy of St. John's than anyone imagines. I have obtained some figures, and might say, that more than three million dollars is spent in disbursements. The trawlers call here for coal, oil, salt, provisions, and repairs.

In addition to the money spent for the benefit of the ships, the members of the crew all spend a certain amount of money in the stores in St. John's. The captains obtain funds from the agents, and sometimes during a visit of two or three days as much as $3,000 would be spent by one crew.

Then he says:

Included in the sum referred to above was an amount of $145,000 for herring purchased, which was used for bait.

I merely draw this to the minister's attention so he will realize how important it is that foreign trawlers be allowed to come into St. John's, as they always have.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD
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May 13, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

And the cost will be split three ways?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD
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May 13, 1953

Mr. Higgins:

Mr. Chairman, may I be permitted to revert for a moment to the preceding item. I did not have a chance to speak when it was before the committee. I refer to

the question of the boundary between Labrador and Newfoundland. Is the minister in a position to make a statement as to what has happened in this connection?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD
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