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 4 of 43)


July 3, 1952

Mr. Fulfcrd:

I do want to congratulate the minister upon his appointment. At the outset I want to say how pleased I am that this year there has been no campaign to abolish the small village post office. I have had that worry in past years, but during

1952 there has been no such campaign and I trust the Postmaster General has been somewhat responsible for that.

I should like to say a word in commendation of Mr. George Herring, who was recently superannuated from the position of director of communications. I always found Mr. Herring most co-operative, most attentive and most reasonable. While 1 am on the subject I should like to say a word about Mr. L. J. Mills, who I believe is on loan from the treasury branch of the Post Office Department. I have found him almost equally attentive. I say "almost" because Mr. Herring had the job for so long and knew the ropes so well it is hard for anyone to take his place, especially on a temporary basis. .

I should like also to join with those who have spoken about the predicament of the rural mail carriers. When I say "predicament" I mean it in its literal sense. It is a terrible system, and one that should be rectified as soon as possible. I have been hearing about it ever since I have been a member, and I hope I do not have to hear about this abominable system very much longer. We all hope some system will be devised which will be equitable to the rural mail carriers.

In conclusion I should like to say a word about a system which has been inaugurated by the civil service commission; that is the system of bringing outsiders to class I and II post offices. I think it is a bad thing for a man to have to move from one community to another as postmaster. When a man tries the civil service examinations and passes them, then goes into postal service in one post office, he should remain in that particular post office. His final reward for efficiency ought to be the postmastership there. I certainly do not agree that a man should be moved from one community to another and given that position.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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June 30, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

What is he reading from, Mr. Chairman?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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June 28, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

I have just one suggestion to make. Would it be possible for the Minister of Agriculture to persuade the Minister of National Health and Welfare to use some of the advertising which seems to be at his command to advertise cheese as one of the best and most healthful foods we can eat? We see a great deal of advertising by that department; and I know of nothing better on which to spend money than on something to get our own Canadian people to eat one of the most healthful foods produced.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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June 27, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

Inasmuch as there are ferries running, and inasmuch as there are two other bridges not too far away from this one, it would not be to the advantage of the company to charge tolls in excess of the tolls charged by the ferries. When I say the "ferries" I mean the ferries that operate elsewhere than from Ogdensburg to Prescott. I believe they will not charge tolls in excess of the tolls charged by the Roosevelt bridge at Cornwall or the Thousand Islands bridge at Ivy Lea. It is not reasonable to suppose that any corporation is going to charge prices that will drive the travelling public to some other way of getting across the St. Lawrence river.

Topic:   OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AUTHORITY
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June 27, 1952

Mr. Fulford:

Section 11 explains that any plans must be submitted to the government and passed upon before they are accepted. They must conform with all requirements of navigation. Although the proposed location has not been decided upon, according to this bill the bridge must be built within five miles either east or west of the city of Ogdensburg in the state of New York or the town of Prescott in the province of Ontario. That means the bridge itself will be well above any of the proposed seaway construction.

Topic:   OGDENSBURG BRIDGE AUTHORITY
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