Levi William HUMPHREY

HUMPHREY, Levi William

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Kootenay West (British Columbia)
Birth Date
April 29, 1881
Deceased Date
September 19, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_William_Humphrey
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0aac5de8-61d9-4b82-aec4-a8fad4fe5f22&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
locomotive engineer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Kootenay West (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 30)


May 15, 1925

Mr. HUMPHREY:

I would urge on the

minister something along that line. Considering that the old prospector is passing away,

I think something should be done to create an interest for the prospector and making it worth his while to go out and prospect for minerals. Conditions are such to-day, on account of the increased expense, that I believe it is worthy of every consideration this government or any government can give it. Further assistance could be given to these men, either by way of bonus or some other means, to encourage the prospector-and especially the old time prospector-to go into the field. These old timers are amongst the best prospectors we have."

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES
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May 15, 1925

Mr. HUMPHREY:

Has the department

received any notice of opposition to the construction of the ore dressing plant in British Columbia?

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES
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May 15, 1925

Mr. HUMPHREY:

I did not get the

minister's reply to the question asked by the hon. member for New Westminster (Mr. MeQuarrie) in regard to the bonus for the

prospector.

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES
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May 15, 1925

Mr. HUMPHREY:

That was the point

I was interested in. I am not concerned in any way with the commercial end of the matter; I am interested in providing some way of assisting the prospector, the one who goes out and actually finds the mineral. I can go as far as to say that I have not had any representations made to me on behalf of the commercial phase of the question. When the prospector sends 'his ore to the testing plant at Ottawa, at the time this test is made, it might be very easy to assist him by providing an assay giving the value in dollars and cents of the metal content. If he sends his ore to the plant here and a report as to the result of the test is furnished to him, he then has to send the result of that test to an assayer. That takes a good deal of time and money, and prospectors are not in a position to do that. The fees in connection with assaying are fairly high, and if the man is constantly engaged in prospecting, he has to have a good many assays made in a season. Therefore, when the department has the prospector's ores here, it might go as far as to give him the value of the metal content in dollars and cents and he would then have the result of his season's investigation right before him. I do not think, for a moment, anyone wishes the department to look at this matter from the commercial angle. All the big commercial institutions engaged in mining carry on extensive assaying and testing plants of their own, and' it is hardly necessary for commercial institutions to call upon the department.

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES
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April 15, 1925

Mr. HUMPHREY:

I have not the facts

at hand to go into all the results. I do not know whether there are any particular results that can be shown to-day. At the time the lead and zinc bounties were in effect I am quite walling to admit that there were good results obtained.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE ACTING MINISTER OF FINANCE
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