Samuel Francis GLASS

GLASS, Samuel Francis

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Middlesex East (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 8, 1861
Deceased Date
April 6, 1925
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Francis_Glass
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=173a947c-154b-45f1-8a2c-0a9d2d992309&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance broker, real estate agent

Parliamentary Career

October 21, 1913 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Middlesex East (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Middlesex East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 51)


June 2, 1921

Mr. GLASS:

The accountant of the

House makes a return to the taxation officers in every district of each member's indemnity plus travelling expenses. It is too small to worry about, but a principle is involved. I did not include my travelling expenses, about $28, and when I got notice from the taxation officer that I had made an incorrect return I was annoyed, for I did not think I was in error, nor do I think so now.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. GLASS:

The granting of this divorce would not in the eyes of the court of Quebec be any evidence as against the chastity of the woman?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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May 30, 1921

Mr. GLASS:

I understood the hon.

member to say that under the laws of Quebec, in view of the action which had been taken in 1912 and again in 1919, Mrs. de Martigny had the custody of the child granted to her by the courts. Now, what would be the effect in that regard if this divorce were granted?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. GLASS:

The minister was good enough to say that the department were giving some consideration to changing the form of the package in which oleomargarine may be sold. May we reasonably hope that this consideration will develop into definite action in the matter? That is a point that the Dairymen's Council felt strongly on, namely, of having a differently shaped package entirely, so that you would get it away from the butter form. That has been the complaint since oleomargarine was first placed on the market, and if the Government carry out that idea, a serious grievance will be removed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 25, 1921

Mr. GLASS:

The amendment of the hon. member for South Oxford embodies practically the main features of the request of the National Dairymen's Association to the Government as recited by the hon. member for Guysborough this afternoon and repeated by me later. Like the hon. member for Shelburne and Queen's, I do not like this temporising, for I think it creates unrest and dissatisfaction, and heaven knows at the present time our farmers have enough anxiety and worry over the very sudden deflation of the commodities they produce. I have no doubt that the views of the Dairymen's Association have been placed before the Government, and I should like to see those views given effect to and the measure made permanent.

To fully satisfy the needs of our dairy industry the Minister of Finance should also remove the unjust discrimination against butter in favour of oleomargarine.

The manufacturers of oleomargarine have stated that about 75 per cent of its constituent parts is made from products of the farm. The hon. member for South Oxford says that that is not so. At any rate there is no doubt that a very large proportion of the ingredients are the byproducts of the farm, and naturally that makes a market for what otherwise would to some extent command a much lower price. Therefore to that extent it is to the interest of farmers that these fats may be used to manufacture a commodity that brings a better price.

I certainly think the amendment is entirely in accord with the sentiments I expressed on the floor of the House, and with the wishes of the National Dairymen's Association, and I trust the Government will see fit to accept it. I am satisfied that the measure would be far better if it were made to apply permanently, not only to allay unrest and anxiety on the part of our farmers, but also on the part of the manufacturers of oleomargarine, because as the hon. member for Winnipeg pointed out, the institution which contemplated starting the manufacture of oleomargarine in the West *toll no doubt hesitate unless they have some certainty of a permanent market.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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