William Allen WALSH

WALSH, William Allen

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Mount Royal (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 20, 1887
Deceased Date
October 18, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Allen_Walsh
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d8b00805-fbe7-407f-8512-1e9d5594ebe9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
school principal, school superintendent, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Mount Royal (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 134)


May 24, 1939

Mr. WALSH:

Seeing it is over ten years since the postal rates were established between the government and the railways, does the minister consider the time opportune to have a further reference to the transport board with a view to arranging new rates or another contract and saving money to the government?

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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May 23, 1939

Mr. W. A. WALSH (Mount Royal):

Mr. Speaker, I was going to pronounce myself in favour of this bill and advance reasons for it, but previous speakers have monopolized the time successfully. I see it is nine o'clock.

The house in committee of supply, Mr. Sanderson in the chair.

Topic:   POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT THE SENDING THROUGH THE MAILS OF COMMUNISTIC LITERATURE
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May 17, 1939

Mr. WALSH:

When we come to the vote in the supplementary estimates, will the minister be prepared to say how much maple syrup and maple sugar is exported, and to what countries it might be exported, how much is used in those countries for purely commercial purposes in the process of manufacturing secondary products, and how much is used in actual consumption? What I have in mind is that additional encouragement should be given to this industry. It is one of our best primary industries in the province of Quebec, and I feel that more remuneration might be obtained by the primary producer of this product if some encouragement were given to the industry, either by this department alone or in cooperation with the provincial department. Considerable progress has been made in the marketing of other products, but so far as I know we are still marketing our maple products as our great grandparents did. Are any efforts being made to improve the marketing of our maple products, to make them more attractive to housewives in other countries, and thus increase production here and increase the price which the primary producer of this article may receive? I was thinking of the English market in particular. In conversation with people from that country I gather that we are making no effort to market our maple syrup and maple sugar in as attractive a form as we are marketing some other products, honey in particular. If we marketed our maple products to better advantage we would

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produce more. I know many maple groves in this country that are not operating but are just being neglected from year to year by the proprietors; whereas if they received a little more for their products to compensate them for the rather difficult work of producing the syrup and the sugar, our production and the price to the primary producer would be increased. I trust that we can have a statement from the minister when the item in the supplementary estimates is under consideration, because this industry is of great interest to the people of the province of Quebec, and probably to other parts of Canada as well where maple products have some real value.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   PERCENTAGE DEDUCTION FROM GRAINS MARKETED IN SPRING WHEAT AREA-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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May 17, 1939

Mr. WALSH:

I want to refer to another juice, the juice from the Canadian maple tree, and to ask the minister to what extent the amount of this vote is affected by the work of the Department of Agriculture in this particular field. How much is the department spending at the present time in the matter of the production of maple syrup?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   PERCENTAGE DEDUCTION FROM GRAINS MARKETED IN SPRING WHEAT AREA-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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May 13, 1939

Mr. W. A. WALSH (Mount Royal):

Mr. Chairman, I should like to say a few words on this subject. Before proceeding with what I have in mind, may I say that I find myself in the same position as that which I occupied last year when I followed the hon. member for Portneuf (Mr. Gauthier).

(Translation) As I said to my friend the hon. member for Portneuf (Mr. Gauthier) in French last year, I do not question his sincerity but I do not share his views. I do not think the views he has expressed this morning are those of the province of Quebec or of most of his compatriots. When he was speaking of conscription there came to my mind the thought that, as we say in English, he is whipping a dead horse. I say to my hon. friend that conscription is dead and that the conscription cry should not be sounded in our province at the next elections. All the parties-Conservative, Liberal and C.C.F.-are of one mind on the subject, and I do not think the hon. member will help his cause at the coming elections in that manner. As I said in English, he is whipping a dead horse.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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