Gordon Timlin PURDY

PURDY, Gordon Timlin

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
July 1, 1888
Deceased Date
December 22, 1974
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Purdy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=313739bb-467e-44f3-bcac-89d48216c316&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 41)


June 25, 1956

Mr. G. T. Purdy (Colchesler-Hanls):

I

should like to direct two questions to the Minister of Agriculture, whom I am glad to see in his seat again and able to report

Inquiries of the Ministry "mission partially accomplished". My first question is this. Will the government take under consideration increasing the freight rate assistance on western feed grain to the Atlantic provinces in an amount equal to any freight rate increases? It will be noted that I refer only to the Atlantic provinces because they will not benefit from the St. Lawrence seaway and the pipe-line development.

My second question is this. Having regard to the motion of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Winters), who I believe is acting minister of agriculture, will an opportunity be given to general agriculture to present their problems before the committee on agriculture and colonization?

Topic:   WESTERN FEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED
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June 8, 1956

Mr. Purdy:

This is a bill amending the charter of the maritime stock breeders' association, which was passed by this house in 1922. I might say that the maritime stock breeders' association is the concern which sponsors the Maritime winter fair at Amherst in the constituency of my friend the hon. member for Cumberland.

The only change we are asking for is this. In the original incorporation the association was given the privilege of holding exhibitions of livestock. We are now asking, in addition to that, for the privilege of holding exhibitions of livestock, agricultural produce and any other products, goods or services produced on or for a farm, and also to make available its facilities for the purchase or sale of any such livestock or other such agricultural produce, products, goods or services.

The second clause is a new one. Formerly the association had not the power to borrow money. It is now seeking the power to borrow money in order that it may temporarily finance. Formerly the money was advanced by the directors. I might say that this is a great institution, bringing on the livestock in the maritime provinces which in a few years will be in active competition with the livestock from the wonderful province of Manitoba, in which is the constituency of the hon. gentleman who asked the question.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   MARITIME STOCK BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
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June 8, 1956

Mr. Purdy:

May I just say this. It refers to exhibitions of livestock. My definition of livestock would hardly include fur-bearing animals. It might come under the definition of fur farms.

Private Bills

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   MARITIME STOCK BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
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June 8, 1956

Mr. Purdy:

I can only say that I have attended this fair since it originated in 1900, and that I have never seen any mink exhibited and I have never seen foxes exhibited. They are a separate industry, as I would understand it.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   MARITIME STOCK BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
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June 8, 1956

Mr. Purdy:

If you call the hides of livestock fur, I suppose it does. Otherwise it does not.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   MARITIME STOCK BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
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