John BEST

BEST, John

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Dufferin (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 11, 1861
Deceased Date
June 7, 1923
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Best_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e375fe20-c436-4578-9657-d976230c2a5a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 22, 1909 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Dufferin (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Dufferin (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 48 of 48)


January 28, 1910

Mr. BEST.

I appreciate very much what [DOT]the department has been doing in the last

three years. We must admit that the farmers are improving greatly and still we can acknowledge that weeds are increasing. That is natural and I am afraid it will continue. We have new seeds and probably worse seeds coming all the time and I think the government should try to help the farmers to eradicate the weeds and keep them out. My hon. friend here seems to think the law should be very stringent. I claim it should not and I ask my hon. friend from Manitoba how it worked in the west when the law said that you could go out and mow down a farmer's field of grain if it contained many weeds. That is beneficial to the farmer with the clean farm, but we must also look after the poor man. They had to amend the law which allowed the elevator men to retain the screenings.

Topic:   M. SEXSMITH.
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January 28, 1910

Mr. BEST.

I think that the farmers should sow the best class of seed they can get, but the great difficulty we find is that when we buy No. 1 seed and it turns out to be of an inferior quality we cannot get back at the man who sells, it. Last spring a dealer in our town sold what was supposed to be first-class seed to a farmer, but which proved to be not nearly up to tire standard. The dealer was fined $2. He had bought it from a wholesale dealer in Toronto, but nothing further came of the matter and it was dropped. We find that this is the greatest trouble we have. Farmers are trying to use the very best seeds , they can get, but we are often deceived in the seed we buy, and it is not worth while to go after the seller .for all the fine that is imposed.

Topic:   M. SEXSMITH.
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January 28, 1910

Mr. BEST.

Yes, he bought it for No. 1 seed. .

Topic:   M. SEXSMITH.
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January 28, 1910

Mr. BEST.

He was fined $2.

Topic:   M. SEXSMITH.
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July 31, 1903

Mr. BT.

AIN, We should have some explanation as to the qualifications of the gentleman appointed to this position. When you appoint an inspector at a salary of $1,200 and expenses, or equal to $2,500 per year, we naturally expect him to have some qualifications for the position. I would like to ask the hon. minister whether there has been any complaints made to the department that the twine manufactured and imported into this country in years past was not up to the standard, and if the Patrons of Industry or the farmers have made any general demand for the appointment of such an officer.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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