Warner Herbert JORGENSON

JORGENSON, Warner Herbert

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 26, 1918
Deceased Date
July 30, 2005
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Jorgenson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c7d2e66b-6107-4191-afaa-3db3cba3e5eb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture (October 18, 1960 - October 17, 1961)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture (January 18, 1962 - April 19, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture (August 17, 1962 - February 6, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Provencher (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 69 of 75)


March 23, 1961

Mr. Jorgenson:

The hon. member read quite extensively from an article. I wonder whether he would give us the name of it.

Topic:   19B1
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March 15, 1961

Mr. W. H. Jorgenson (Parliameniary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture):

The

answer to this question is:

1. The conference was decided upon at a meeting held between the minister and the Canadian wheat board on February 9. Invitations were extended by the minister and the wheat board, and arrangements for the conference were made by the Canadian wheat board.

2. Invitations were issued to the following organizations:

Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Montreal; Canadian National Railways, Montreal; Vancouver chamber of shipping, Vancouver; Vancouver merchants exchange, Vancouver; Vancouver grain exchange, Vancouver; the shipping federation of British Columbia, Vancouver; national harbours board, Ottawa;

Starred Questions

port manager, Vancouver; board of grain commissioners of Canada, Winnipeg; United Grain Growers Limited, Winnipeg; Pacific Elevators Ltd., Vancouver; Alberta wheat pool, Calgary; Saskatchewan wheat pool, Regina; the port warden, Vancouver; the international longshoreman's union, Vancouver; the grain handlers union, Vancouver; the Canadian wheat board Winnipeg; the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.

If the hon. member wishes the names of individuals, we will have to secure them.

3. Only the organizations listed in (2) above were invited and represented.

Representation was not sought from communities or private individuals.

4. The work of the conference is being continued by two committees, one committee dealing with immediate problems and one committee dealing with long range problems. It is expected that the conference will reconvene in a short time to consider primarily the report of the first named committee.

Topic:   CONFERENCE ON GRAIN MOVEMENT THROUGH PACIFIC PORTS
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March 14, 1961

Mr. W. H. Jorgenson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture):

I am

sure that all hon. members are aware of the widespread interest in this question of farm machinery prices. No member representing a rural constituency could possibly avoid hearing the discussion of this subject. Farmers realize the necessity of keeping production costs down to a minimum in order to compete not only in the export market but in their own domestic market, and have expressed their concern regarding the rise in the price of farm machinery since 1955. The increase in production efficiency on the part of farmers is invariably lost because of the high cost of farm machinery.

On Monday, June 6, 1960, the house ordered that the standing committee on agriculture and colonization be empowered to inquire into the prices of farm machinery and to report to the house thereon. The committee held three open meetings and the persons appearing before the committee at the last session were as follows: Mr. A. D. Holmes, Director, Prices Division, Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Mr. R. A. Stutt and Mr. G. Haase, Department of Agriculture; Messrs. D. W. McGill, Director, and J. J. A. Lefebvre, Machinery Section Head, Appraisers Branch, Department of National Revenue; and Mr. J. T. Wimble of the Appraisers Branch, National Revenue and Mr. W. Kalbfleisch, Chief of the Engineering Research Service, Department of Agriculture.

The chairman gave the following report to the house on Thursday, July 28, which reads as follows:

Your committee has noted the wide-spread interest in the subject of farm machinery prices.

Your committee held four meetings on this order of reference. It heard representatives from the dominion bureau of statistics on farm machinery prices; from the Department of National Revenue on farm machinery tariffs; from the engineering research service of the Department of Agriculture on the different types of farm machinery.

Your committee has found that interested persons or organizations would like more time to prepare presentations.

Your committee recommends;

1. That the subject of farm machinery prices be referred to it as soon as possible after the opening of the next session of parliament.

2. That the ministers of the different government departments concerned, instruct their officers to offer every assistance to the persons designated by the committee to procure and compile all available facts regarding farm machinery prices.

During the recess a summary of statistics relative to the inquiry into the price of farm machinery, under the direction of Mr. Gordon Haase of the economics division of the Department of Agriculture, has been prepared. Copies of this report will be made available to the members of the committee both in English and in French as soon as possible, when the committee is prepared to resume its investigation.

No one at this time is prepared to say just where the responsibility lies for the price increase. It is to be hoped that during committee sessions an investigation in this regard will take place following which recommendations will be made as to how to minimize the present increase and prevent any further increase.

I do not think it is necessary for me to indicate the nature of the inquiry which should take place, but I am sure that the committee

Farm. Machinery Prices will investigate that which they may deem necessary, whether it be in the manufacturing, distribution or retail field.

I might also add that the interest in all phases of the industry has been shown by the people concerned. It is expected that their views will be heard, in addition to the representations by labour and agriculture. I hope that this motion will be passed today and that the committee will be able to resume its inquiry at the earliest possible opportunity.

(Translation):

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY PRICES
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March 14, 1961

Mr. W. H. Jorgenson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture):

I wish to thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. The agricultural stabilization board offered stocks of canned pork luncheon meat for sale in Canada at a reduced price from April 15 to October 15, 1960. The product packed under a government label as "Canadian pork luncheon meat" was sold directly to any firm applying for stocks. Proprietary brands were sold back only to the original manufacturers. "Spork" is the proprietary brand of Bums and Company, and sales of government stocks of this brand were made only to them. No government stocks of canned pork under the "Spork" label were sold by the stabilization board to Kelly Douglas Limited nor to any other firm apart from Burns and Company.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   CANNED PORK
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March 14, 1961

Mr. Jorgenson:

Yes, I will draw the matter to the minister's attention.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   CANNED PORK
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