Oliver Robert GOULD

GOULD, Oliver Robert

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
April 4, 1874
Deceased Date
October 7, 1951
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Robert_Gould
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=64ea5c35-fa23-4e75-a3d7-1d07114270e0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
carpenter, farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 27, 1919 - October 4, 1921
UF
  Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 163)


June 23, 1925

Mr. GOULD:

I have an amendment to

submit, as follows:

That subsection 2 of section 150 be amended by striking out all the words in the second paragraph thereof after the word "weights" in line ten up to and including the word "provides" in the twelfth line, and substituting therefor the following words:

"Only when such grain is shipped to a point at which there is no official grading and no official weighing."

The clause as drafted presumes that all grain leaving a country elevator will go to a terminal point or some place where there are official scales and weighing facilities, but such is not the case. A large trade is carried on in the transfer of grain from one point to another, as in the case of feed, seed and various other things of that nature. The clause as drafted makes no provision for that, and I think the amendment would cover it.

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June 23, 1925

Mr. GOULD:

I agree with the two ministers. I live and market my grain eight and one-half miles from a loading platform, and

Canada Grain Act

with my neighbours' assistance I succeed in loading my car of grain on time, sometimes not within the twenty-four hours, but the railway companies are very generous and they have not been inclined to impose this dollar a day demurrage. Even if they did so, I argue that the farmers is receiving a service at away below cost when he can hold a car another twenty-four hours at the loading platform for one dollar.

In regard to the argument about small machines, if the farmer chooses to use a machine that will thresh only from 400 to 800 bushels a day, why should the railway companies or the neighbours be penalized for that? If the amendment carries, we shall have succeeded in providing for three cars at the loading platform placed side by side or endways, allowing three farmers to load at one time. That has been found necessary because of late years, since the old act was drafted, the cars have increased in size, and we have found that three men could not load at one time. But this new provision regarding the loading platform is going to be the greatest factor in shipping grain from western points in future, and so far as I am concerned I am not going to press for anything further than the act gives us at the present time.

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June 23, 1925

Mr. GOULD:

Yes. There is discrimination at the present time. It is not asked for by the producers of grain. They are prepared to accept what was granted to them in the past in this respect. We have the big interests here trying to persuade the committee-at least that is the effect by the insertion of this clause as it stands-to give them a privilege which is not their right. They have a $17.50 investment in a $1,000 policy and they want to dictate the policy because they have that investment.

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June 23, 1925

Mr. GOULD:

The insurance and all other risks are covered by the agreement. When a man comes to w-ork on my farm am I obliged to hand over everything to him? I pay him for the services he performs and he has no right to walk off with my team and wagon. He is paid completely for his services and he is through when he receives his fees-and the elevator in this case has received its fees. I want to say again that if the tariff has not been large enough to make this venture profitable for the elevator campanies, they have not taken advantage of the full amount the tariff permits them to charge, and they can yet take full advantage of it. We are prepared to pay that price. This is not a threat, but I honestly believe if this amendment is not allowed to go through, the country elevators throughout the whole of western Canada will suffer loss amounting to scores of thousands of dollars. The people will go to the loading platform; they will load their grain on the tracks, and they will send their grain away. The elevators are not going to have an opportunity of handling that grain except as the owners of the grain require.

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June 23, 1925

Mr. GOULD:

It is established by law.

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