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 765 of 767)


May 31, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Are these water power rights not both exclusive and perpetual?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BEAUHARNOIS POWER COMPANY
Full View Permalink

May 28, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

They have an opposition which is willing to assist in every way and a willing people ready, yes begging, to serve. Do not betray them.

War Appropriation Bill

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Full View Permalink

May 28, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Thank you, sir. The common peril at this time, and the common good of this and future generations, demand the public ownership of all the natural and industrial resources of this country. These are the wealth that provides the sinews of war. We also believe that if you take the profits out of war, you would do a great deal to abolish war. If that is done, perhaps the world and humanity may yet be saved. Canadians have inherited a great land, and they are willing to sacrifice for it. Our government should be immediately condemned if they fail to take these natural resources, the things that belong to the people of Canada, and use them in this hour of trial. Western Canada has been betrayed by the governments of this country. The people in that land have been exploited; the organization of society in the west is but a shadow of its former self. The other evening this house listened with bated breath to the cry of humanity-the cry of a mother starved for her brood. I watched, with sinking hopes, the looks of disdain on the faces of some hon. members opposite. She

spoke for thousands. Let me warn this administration that out of that great land of suffering humanity will rise a voice which will demand the restoration of the heritage that has been taken from them. They will demand that measure of equality and of social justice and the opportunity to live which have so far been denied them. If this government fails, there will sweep across Canada, when this war is ended, a rising protest which will take this present administration and drive them into the "abysmal depths of oblivion" from which they never should have emerged.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Full View Permalink

May 28, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

I thank you, sir. We maintain that the natural resources of Canada are the birthright of the Canadian people. We believe that they should be used to the utmost in the winning of this war. This control over our life eats like a cancer into

War Appropriation Bill

the good young life of our country, and our people wilt and rot. Canada is rotting to-day. The most healthy part of this nation, as far as I can see, is in the maritime provinces where cooperative societies are making some progress. Ex-directors, directors and legal advisers of big business are, I fear, too close to the coffers and inner councils of this government.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Full View Permalink

May 28, 1940

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Why do we not have some equality of sacrifice? The boys in 1914-18 died in what they were told was a war to end war.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Full View Permalink