George Taylor FULFORD

FULFORD, George Taylor, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Leeds (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 6, 1902
Deceased Date
December 15, 1987
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Fulford
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2f7b72f6-7623-44be-99f7-7f3880d0cc1d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive, manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Leeds (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Leeds (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 43)


March 6, 1953

Mr. Fulford:

I am.

Topic:   MID-CONTINENT PIPELINES LIMITED
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January 29, 1953

Mr. G. T. Fulford (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, it is not my intention to delay the proceedings of the house for more than two or three minutes, because I feel that everything that could be said on this subject was said this afternoon. The debate will have shown the Postmaster General (Mr. Cote) the arduous task ahead of the committee in separating the wheat from the chaff.

Excellent ideas have been put forth in the debate. I think all hon. members representing rural constituencies owe a debt of gratitude to the minister for setting up the committee. I do not think there is one of us who is not worried over the inequalities of the present system. Each of us has in the back of his mind some solution to overcome those inequalities; indeed, we have heard them discussed today.

I trust the present system will be superseded by one that will give the rural mail couriers a fair return on their investment, a fair return on the amount they put into their cars and equipment, or the sleighs they may have to use in the winter months. I trust some formula can be devised, based upon the length of the route, the number of boxes along the route, the condition of the roads and the like. When a man seeks a contract or is given the duty of delivering the mails he will then be assured of at least an honest and fair return on the amount he must lay out for equipment and for the time he must spend at his work.

Urban mail carriers are required to pass a civil service examination. As far as the

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Committee on Post Office appointment of rural mail couriers is concerned, I think we should do away with the objectionable patronage that enters into these appointments and have civil service examinations set for these people, bearing in mind always that they should receive an adequate return on their investment and for the time required to carry out their duties.

(Translation):

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
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January 16, 1953

Mr. Fulford:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, and just to get the record straight, the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Claxton) has taken responsibility. He was not here when this matter was first brought out, because he was doing NATO work.

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURE
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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December 5, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

There is plenty of hydro power in British Guiana, but not developed.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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December 2, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

Well, we do not speak ill of the dead, and he was a great Canadian.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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