Edgar Nelson RHODES

RHODES, The Hon. Edgar Nelson, P.C., K.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
January 5, 1877
Deceased Date
March 15, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Nelson_Rhodes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0ad88e35-0ebb-4dd8-9601-b39a599b36d1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Cumberland (Nova Scotia)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Cumberland (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (February 3, 1916 - January 17, 1917)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (January 18, 1917 - March 7, 1922)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Cumberland (Nova Scotia)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (January 18, 1917 - March 7, 1922)
September 2, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Richmond--West Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Fisheries (August 7, 1930 - February 2, 1932)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (February 3, 1932 - October 22, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 1461)


July 4, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

1 and 2. The governmenit is advised that loan applications received by the board in the province of Quebec are being disposed of as

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soon as is reasonably possible following the receipt of appraisal reports and of such additional information as may be required in determining the merits of the individual applications. Following the appointment of a chief executive officer for the province of Quebec on May 16th last, the work of securing and instructing competent men to handle the largely increased volume of appraisal work in the province has necessarily taken some time to complete. Appraisal operations in the province are, however, now fully under way.

Address to The Governor General

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD-DECISIONS
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July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

This represents the amount which it is estimated will be required for the operation of the act during the balance of this fiscal year.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

It would be, except for two reasons. The Farm Loan Act as amended provides for alternative officials so that it does not follow of necessity that the same official

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will continue in the office. The other reason is this. I prefer not to put his name here at all because, he is receiving a salary out of proportion to the services rendered and this is a matter of justice to this official.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

There is no one in the employ of the farm loan board nor under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act who is authorized to give any such undertaking. No person representing either of these boards has any right whatever to say to any farmer what the hon. gentleman has suggested; all they could do would be to say to the farmer, "If you make application under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act you will be entitled to apply for a loan to the farm loan board." No one, however, has any right to make the statement that a farmer would as a matter of right secure a loan. I have endeavoured to make it clear in the past that the question whether the individual shall receive a loan must depend entirely on the merits and circumstances of each individual case. There are no employees of either department working on commission, and if my hon. friend will give me in confidence the names of the individuals I will inquire by wire immediately to see what activity is taking place there, because the course he suggests is entirely foreign to the proper authorization of either act.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

My hon. friend is quite correct. Representations were made to the government by a deputation consisting of Captain Baker and Lieutenant Myers, speaking on behalf of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and my recollection is that it is a year ago or more that the representations were made. This has no reference to annual grants of any kind, nor has it any bearing on the question of pensions. The request was made solely with a view to assisting the institute in a very difficult period, as I explained the other day, to cut down a heavy overdraft which has arisen because of the circumstance that private contributions have in recent years been very much diminished. This is to enable the institute to carry on without curtailment of its work.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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