George Stanley WHITE

WHITE, The Hon. George Stanley, P.C., Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Hastings--Frontenac (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 17, 1897
Deceased Date
January 6, 1977
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stanley_White
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2a9ae8fb-7717-4e1b-980d-a158b2437895&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Hastings--Peterborough (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Hastings--Peterborough (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Hastings--Peterborough (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Hastings--Frontenac (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Hastings--Frontenac (Ontario)
  • Government Whip in the Senate (January 1, 1958 - January 1, 1963)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 185)


August 13, 1958

Mr. White:

No.

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August 13, 1958

Mr. White:

The hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate is at his best when he is interrupting people.

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August 13, 1958

Mr. White:

No, I am not going to.

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August 13, 1958

Mr. While:

I did not intend to take part in this debate until the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate quoted from the London Free Press. He mentioned an article by Mr. Walter Harvey of the University of Western Ontario, and he tried to leave the impression with this house that the ideas expressed by Mr. Harvey were those of the London Free Press. I should therefore at once point out to him and to the house that Mr. Harvey is a free lance writer and that practically all the articles carried in the London Free Press are preceded by these words:

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the London Free Press.

Customs Tariff

The Liberal party, in the speeches of its members today on tariff item 554b dealing with the woollen cloth industry, has demonstrated to Canadians-both industry and labour-that this industry is expendable. This is an industry which ever since confederation has employed a large number of workers in this country. Just to give the house an idea of some of the expressions of opinion voiced by Mr. Walter Harvey, I would like to mention two such expressions of opinion which the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate did not quote. The first of these is as follows:

If the Canadian producers really need a 50 per cent duty, they must be inefficient.

And secondly he has this to say in the London Free Press of July 3 last:

The lower wages paid to workers in Britain, or in Hong Kong for that matter, have nothing to do with the case. The Canadian woollen industry is not in competition for labour with any industry outside Canada. Wages are high in Canada because we have some efficient industries that can pay high wages and meet all comers in the markets of the world.

I should not say that I am amazed because the Liberal party is following the policy it has verbally espoused for many long years. However, when it was in power it did not practise that policy, and in fact gave a great deal of high protection to some industries which did not need it.

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August 13, 1958

Mr. White:

However, I was just saying, Mr. Chairman, that the Liberal party has indicated to this house that the Canadian woollen cloth industry is expendable. I think it has also failed to realize that in June of 1957 and in March of this year the Canadian people very plainly told the Liberals that they had had enough of this nonsense which had been going on for 22 years and as soon as the Liberals wake up to the voice of the people they will cease saying the things they said this morning about Canadian industry.

I was also interested to hear the views of the C.C.F. party. That party stayed on the fence; it shed crocodile tears for the workers

but indicated it had no interest in the industry. Where does that get us? I think the Canadian people pretty well caught up to the C.C.F. in the last two elections, and I am just waiting to see the results of the next one.

I would also like to say that I am amazed at the opinions expressed by Mr. Walter Harvey, who professes to know so much and yet in some of his writings has revealed how little he knows about the political and economic facts of life in Canada. In this article he has demonstrated a very biased political opinion.

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