A. Earl CATHERWOOD

CATHERWOOD, A. Earl

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Haldimand (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 23, 1900
Deceased Date
March 25, 1988
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Catherwood
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c47c3de-f499-4616-821f-fd66dd5a5d6c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Haldimand (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 57)


May 14, 1953

Mr. Caiherwood:

Does the minister not feel that the matter of farm labour is just as important as in previous years?

Topic:   MATf 14, 1953
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May 14, 1953

Mr. Catherwood:

I should like to support the remarks made by the hon. member for Lake Centre and the hon. member for Selkirk, because I think their stand was well taken. I am glad to note that the minister was in agreement with what they said.

There is one matter which I should like to bring to the attention of the minister, namely the provision of central places of execution. I know this matter is probably one of provincial concern but to the members of the committee studying the Criminal Code I believe representations were made that central places of execution should be set up in the various provinces.

In the part of the country in which I live an execution was carried out at the local prison in December, 1951. It was an extremely regrettable situation as far as the whole community was concerned. The town council, meeting in session that evening, passed a strong resolution condemning the present

system and urging that central places of execution be set up. I think that suggestion should be seriously considered. It is something which concerns the people in every community, particularly those in rural parts of Canada where situations arise such as that to which I have referred. Everyone, I feel, is concerned about this matter, and it is a most undesirable situation, particularly for our younger generation across this country. It was pointed out editorially by the Simcoe Reformer, a prominent newspaper in that section of the country, that a central point of execution should definitely be set up in order that communities would be spared the harrowing experiences that result from these executions that take place in the local gaols.

I feel strongly on this point, Mr. Chairman. I know it is a feeling that exists in all rural areas. I trust that the minister will use his influence to see whether this situation can be changed. I know it would meet with general approval if something could be done in the matter.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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May 14, 1953

Mr. Catherwood:

I realize that fact, as I have already pointed out, Mr. Chairman. But I was wondering whether the minister would use his influence with the provincial authorities to see whether something could be done, because I know it is a matter of great concern especially to so many people.

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May 13, 1953

Mr. Catherwood:

I wonder if the minister has the figure for the number of gold mines that were closed during the year 1952 because of the fact that present prices for gold were not high enough to maintain operations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS
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May 13, 1953

Mr. Caiherwood:

Has the minister figures for the number of gold mines that were closed down in 1952 and 1953 to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS
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