John Albert SEXSMITH

SEXSMITH, John Albert

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Peterborough East (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 22, 1866
Deceased Date
February 6, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Albert_Sexsmith
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ad0451f8-201a-48c3-839d-97e0eb97bd10&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Peterborough East (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Peterborough East (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Peterborough East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 89)


June 3, 1921

Mr. SEXSMITH:

Yes, they are opposed to the measure, there is no doubt, and I would seriously advise the Minister to let the Bill stand until another year.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. SEXSMITH:

Under our present

system the cheese is inspected in the factory. No cheese maker in my district will sell to any buyer without the product being inspected right there in the factory.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. SEXSMITH:

Well, I put it in this way; I am not casting reflections upon any of the departments, in a sense, but it is their estimates that I refer to. Ofcourse, we have reports with regard to every pound of cheese which is made in our cheese factories, but how can we tell how many pounds have been manufactured on the farms all over the country and consumed on the farms? Any figure as to the amount of butter produced is only an estimate and a mighty rough one at that. But the fact remains that the cheese industry is falling back and will continue to do so. One reason has been the difficulty in finding labour. Another reason was that the price of butter during the war, as the hon. member for Oxford said, not being controlled, went up and that had its effect upon the production of cheese. The price of hogs and of calves increased and that also had its effect. I know that in my district ten or fifteen years ago they undertook to start a butter creamery. It operated for six months and then was obliged to close up, because it was unable to compete with the cheese. Three or four years ago, when veal calves were selling at $25 to $40 each, at six weeks old, it was worth while to have the skim milk retained on the farm. Fifteen or twenty years ago, when veal calves were worth from $2 to $4, it was quite a different matter. I do not want to delay the committee, but I did not know that this Bill was coming up this session, much less in the last days of the session, and I think the minister would be well advised if he would let it stand over for another year.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. SEXSMITH:

I have seen a lot of

figures from some of the departments that I do not place very much reliance in.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. SEXSMITH:

By the buyer, of

course. A few years ago, the cheese buyers of Ontario brought their industry to the highest pinnacle it had ever reached, but now it is dropping down by millions of pounds every year-and it is not because there is any dissatisfaction with the mode of sale or inspection. The hon. member for Frontenac (Mr. Edwards) has spoken about the increase in butter. In 1908, 1909, and 1910 we were producing hardly any more butter than we consumed, but now the butter industry has gone up and the cheese industry has gone away down.

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