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 764 of 767)


June 7, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

It seems to me that

as a result of the recommendation of the Sirois commission, the health of a good many Canadians will depend too largely on the economic condition of their province. I should like to have more information on the way in which the grants are going to be apportioned. I know that in the west, particularly where the crops are light, the health of the people is going to suffer very severely, and is suffering now.

Topic:   G16 COMMONS
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June 3, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

For a return showing a list of all persons released in 1939-40 from internment camps in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario, together with the dates of release and reasons therefor.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS
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May 31, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

We have a boundary waters treaty with the United States. I should like to know whether this proposed additional diversion has been submitted to the International Joint Commission for their approval.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BEAUHARNOIS POWER COMPANY
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May 31, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Would the diversion

of this water affect the locks already there, render them obsolete?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BEAUHARNOIS POWER COMPANY
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May 31, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Mr. Chairman, recently there was in a Toronto paper an editorial entitled "Is Beauhamois too hot to handle?" I do not know if that is the reason why there are at this time so many empty seats on the government side. I notice that there are fewer than thirty members in their seats. I rise to protest against the principle of handing over the natural resources of Canada to private corporations which are rapidly becoming monopolistic in character. We maintain that our duty here is to protect the natural wealth of Canada, which we contend belongs to the common people of Canada., and it should not be handed over to these corporations.

I find from the Annual Financial Review of July, 1939, that Montreal Light, Heat and Power Consolidated has several subsidiary companies: The Cedar Rapids Manufacturing and Power company; the Provincial Light, Heat and Power company; the Quebec-New England Hydro-Electric corporation; the Beauhamois Power corporation, and under that the Beauhamois Light, Heat and Power company; the Montreal Island Power company. I believe we should be remiss in our

duty if we did not voice a protest against the giving away of these natural resources. I cannot understand why the wealth of Canada, which we maintain is the heritage of the people of this country, should be given away without remuneration. In that connection I should like to know what profits the Beauhamois company derives from these great natural resources. I should like to see the Canadian people a fifty per cent shareholder, let us say, in some of these large corporations which are deriving their wealth from our natural resources and from which the people receive mighty little in return.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BEAUHARNOIS POWER COMPANY
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