Bert H. SOPER

SOPER, Bert H.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lanark (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 15, 1884
Deceased Date
July 2, 1968
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Soper
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=296056ed-ccd5-45e7-a642-992ca1191d2d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Lanark (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 6)


May 30, 1944

Mr. SOPER:

I should like to make a few remarks with regard to what the hon. member for Davenport said with respect to the coal business. If anything, the standard of coal we received in the past year was as good as or better than we have received in Canada for a long time. The hon. member referred to twelve tons being burned by certain people, three tons more than a year ago. That is contrary to the experience of most people. Householders throughout Ontario who last year used six to eight tons of coal used one or two tons less this winter. That was reflected in the amount of coal we were obliged to import; and if it had not been for that coal we never would have been able to get through the winter. The hon. member for York South

War Appropriation-Finance

praised the wartime prices and trade board, but then came along with a couple of little digs about short weight, and the coal dealers selling water. I do not know where these gentlemen from the good city of Toronto get their coal, but if I lived there I would move out of Toronto and go some place where I could find honest coal dealers.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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March 27, 1944

Mr. SOPER:

If you put it into dry bins at this time of year, by next fall, when you start to draw it out, you will have from five to ten tons of slack per car.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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March 27, 1944

Mr. SOPER:

I think I had better put the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Johnston) straight with regard to the storing of Alberta coal. The minister was quite right when he said that Alberta coal would not store when shipped -here. If you put that coal in a damp cellar it will store for a while, but when it is placed in a dry bin it will not store. I was afraid the hon. member for Bow River might be contemplating using some of the money he makes as a member of parliament for the storing of coal under unfavourable conditions.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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March 27, 1944

Mr. SOPER:

Drumheller coal. Alberta

coal, which is one of your best.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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March 27, 1944

Mr. SOPER:

I think I ought to know something about it because it cost me money.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
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