Alfred SPEAKMAN

SPEAKMAN, Alfred

Personal Data

Party
United Farmers of Alberta
Constituency
Red Deer (Alberta)
Birth Date
August 24, 1880
Deceased Date
November 4, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Speakman
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3cd49ad9-d55c-4fbe-b68e-e250641d1448&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
UFA
  Red Deer (Alberta)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
UFA
  Red Deer (Alberta)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
UFA
  Red Deer (Alberta)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
UFA
  Red Deer (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 237)


March 11, 1935

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

Under the forestry

item I notice there is a slight increase in the expenditure contemplated. May I ask if the department contemplates extending the policy of forest experiment and demonstration stations, establishing new stations or extending their activities? I ask this particularly in view of discussions that have been carried on in connection with the drought problem and the possibility of helping to cope with that problem through forestation.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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March 11, 1935

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

Just what are the functions of these forest experiment stations? Are they purely experimental or do they include a certain amount of distribution?

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March 11, 1935

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

Has the department

any experience in the attempt to grow trees in drought areas? There is a great deal of

Supply-Interior

discussion about that at the present time both here and in the United States, and naturally many of us are very much interested I am asking this because of what I have been observing in the drier areas, and because there is some doubt in my mind as to the possibility of growing trees where drought conditions have become bad. I have seen a good many shelter belts and plantations where trees which had been growing for some twenty years and had become well rooted have died out because of the drought. In view of this I was wondering whether experiments have been carried on in attempting to grow trees as part of the battle against drought, and if so what the results have been. Possibly the experience has been so limited that the department has not been able to form any definite conclusions, but it is a topic of much interest in parts of western Canada.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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March 4, 1935

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

That was not my

understanding as I followed the legislation in this house and in the province. My understanding was that part I of the Bankruptcy Act came into force in the case of an individual farmer only after the proposal had been confirmed and filed with the courts. Up to that time he could commit no breach of conditions until the proposal had been filed with the court. Until the proposal had been filed with the court and the operation was complete he would still be exempt under part I of the Bankruptcy Act and therefore would be subject to the court procedure of the province in respect to proceedings by creditors. That was my understanding, and I am glad that in large measure it has been confirmed by the minister.

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March 4, 1935

Mr. SPEARMAN:

I was dealing with this question. Until the proposal has been accepted and filed in the courts the applicant, the man making the proposal, does not come specifically under this law, or does he? He has not voided the protection he already has under the provincial law until the proposal has been confirmed by the court?

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