George Hugh CASTLEDEN

CASTLEDEN, George Hugh, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Yorkton (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
July 23, 1895
Deceased Date
April 25, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hugh_Castleden
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=eb20cb84-344e-40aa-b7af-f2a7ff88f1f5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
CCF
  Yorkton (Saskatchewan)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Yorkton (Saskatchewan)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Yorkton (Saskatchewan)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Yorkton (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 762 of 767)


June 24, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

I have evidence to support my statement, and, if you wish, can give the name.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS-UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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June 24, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Speaking to this

measure, one reason I have for rising is that the other day the hon. member for Wood Mountain (Mr. Donnelly) accused me of having made some statements which insulted certain people. I rose at the time to ask him a question and to request him to read the statement which I made, but he would neither read the statement nor permit the question. If he will read what I said he will find that I merely repeated a story which had been told, to illustrate the fact that it might be possible for a person in gaol to receive better medical attention than a poor person who was unemployed. I did not insult the medical profession. I wish 'to pay tribute to that profession and, in particular, to those noble men who have remained in the drought-stricken areas along with the teachers and farmers, and fought on. I paid particular tribute at that time to the work for the prevention of tuberculosis in Saskatchewan. I believe that this work should be continued and spread across Canada, and that preventive work should be applied not only to tuberculosis but also to other diseases. There are many thousands of cases which, although not so acute as to require an immediate operation, call for preventive treatment, and the absence of it occasions much needless suffering.

With further reference to this measure, I wish to endorse the suggestion of the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) that there should be some federal supervision of the administration of this money. If the dominion government is making a forty per cent contribution to a province, I believe it is only just, and in conformity with the wishes of every hon. member of this committee, that we should know that that money is being properly distributed.

I should like also to endorse what the hon. member for Weyburn (Mr. Douglas) has said this afternoon. I am in receipt of a communication from the reeve of a municipality in the constituency of Yorkton, in which he states that all provincial assistance for relief for indigents was being cut off as from the end of April, 1940; and, he was instructed, henceforth the responsibility for this relief would have to rest entirely with the municipality. Hundreds of municipalities in Saskatchewan are absolutely bankrupt. Many mortgages are being foreclosed and the owners thrown off their farms; there is no hope

Unemployment Relief

for them except in the way of relief, and if relief is cut off I do not know what the results will be.

I was pleased to hear this afternoon that the minister through his department intends to make grants, based upon the requests which come from the provincial government and from the municipalities. I hope that the discrepancies which have occurred in the past will not occur again.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS-UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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June 24, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

What is the relation between permanent staff as compared with temporary?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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June 21, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Will the hon. gentleman permit a question?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS-UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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June 21, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Read what I said.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS-UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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