Victor QUELCH

QUELCH, Victor

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Acadia (Alberta)
Birth Date
December 13, 1891
Deceased Date
September 2, 1975
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Quelch
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ba7c8691-5f1c-4bc4-9ec1-82c0a828db16&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
SC
  Acadia (Alberta)
  • Whip of the Social Credit Party (January 1, 1958 - January 1, 1958)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 617)


January 24, 1958

Mr. Quelch:

We now have the spectacle of the Minister of Agriculture bitterly criticizing the fixed base period for parity and then saying he agrees with the Prime Minister who has advocated a fixed base period. Just how inconsistent can the Minister of Agriculture become?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 24, 1958

Mr. Quelch:

Let me point out that I did not place any interpretation upon them at all. The words I read were the Prime Minister's own words, and I am merely asking the Minister of Agriculture whether or not he agrees with the Prime Minister's words, yes or no. He has tried to sidestep that question.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 24, 1958

Mr. Quelch:

Mr. Chairman, I may say I was somewhat surprised at the outburst of the Minister of Agriculture when he closed the debate. Surely after the number of years he has been in this house-13 years, I think he said-he should be a little less thin skinned than he appears to be, and he should be able to distinguish between what I call constructive criticism and what he referred as personal abuse.

Throughout this debate, during the resolution stage and right through second reading, we in this group have tried to be constructive. We have tried to point out the weaknesses of the bill, and we have made recommendations to improve it. For instance, we have made many suggestions regarding a fair cost-price relationship, and that has been our main disagreement with the bill. During the resolution stage we pointed out there was no mention in the resolution of a fair cost-price relationship, of a parity price, or of the cost of production.

Apparently the Minister of Agriculture did take some heed of the criticism which was levelled against the resolution because when he brought in the bill, a very short time after he had begun to speak he announced that he intended to make a number of amendments; and while it is completely out of order for a minister to talk about amending sections of the bill on second reading, hon. members of this house, realizing that the bill was of such an undesirable character as to make such a step worth while, gave unanimous consent to *those amendments being read and subsequently to having the bill reprinted in order to embody those amendments.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 24, 1958

Mr. Quelch:

Why? You are out of order,

too.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 24, 1958

Mr. Quelch:

Does the minister agree with the Prime Minister? The minister seems to be kind of dull today.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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