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 4 of 1461)


July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

'Return tabled -herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD-QUEBEC STAFF
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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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July 3, 1935

Mr. RHODES:

1 No, this is an entirely separate and distinct government grant made for the specific purpose I have mentioned.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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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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