James Arthur ROSS

ROSS, James Arthur

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Souris (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 8, 1893
Deceased Date
April 1, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Arthur_Ross
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b987b0d3-b67f-4474-96f0-02e3a7d68395&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Souris (Manitoba)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Souris (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Souris (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 706)


April 29, 1953

Mr. Ross (Souris):

Don't overrate yourself.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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April 27, 1953

Mr. Ross (Souris):

I shall be very pleased

to hear these hon. members make their own speeches on the international wheat agreement.

44UX

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT
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April 27, 1953

Mr. Ross (Souris):

You will realize before

I am through. These are very interesting interjections, and I look forward to hearing these hon. members make their own speeches.

Probably the most disappointing feature about the agreement is the fact that Great Britain has refused to sign it. Great Britain has always been our best customer for wheat and, for that matter, other agricultural products which we do not sell to them now. According to the last wheat board report, for the crop year 1951-52 Canada exported some 357 million bushels of wheat and flour. Of that amount 127 million bushels of our wheat and flour went to Great Britain, which gives some idea of the importance of that market. Under the new agreement a total of 595 million bushels has been set and 177 million bushels have been allocated to Great Britain, a great percentage of the total. As the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) has said, if Britain refuses to come into the agreement we shall have to take another look at it following July 15. We are today only speculating. We do not know what this agreement will mean in the way of figures until after July 15, which is the deadline for the different countries to really decide whether they shall be part of the agreement or not. While today is the final day for the signing of the agreement by those interested, as the minister has stated, they have up to July 15 to make their final decision.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT
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April 27, 1953

Mr. Ross (Souris):

The Canadian embargo.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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April 27, 1953

Mr. Ross (Souris):

The years used for comparison of cattle prices were 1943-45 and the present, and I think that was a most unfair comparison. The prices which existed in Canada during 1943-45 were as a result of this embargo imposed by the Canadian government. During those calendar years the difference between what the Canadian producer received for his livestock and coarse grains and the prevailing prices in the United States amounted to several hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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