Wilfrid Garfield CASE

CASE, Wilfrid Garfield

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Grey North (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 23, 1898
Deceased Date
September 22, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Garfield_Case
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=42cae8e1-1d66-4016-9ccb-ff8d59e5e764&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, insurance broker

Parliamentary Career

February 5, 1945 - April 16, 1945
PC
  Grey North (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Grey North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 133)


April 10, 1951

Mr. Case:

It is an impractical question.

Topic:   COST OF LIVING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT, MR. DREW
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April 29, 1949

Mr. W. Garfield Case (Grey North):

should like to direct a question to the Postmaster General. Will the franking privilege be extended after the dissolution of parliament?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF FRANKING PRIVILEGE FOR TEN DAYS AFTER PROROGATION
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April 28, 1949

Mr. Case:

That is what I am referring to. I think it would be good for members of parliament to set an example. There will be some who will not be privileged to come back here. After all this is a democratic country and there are many people who are going to have something to say about that.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE OF APRIL 27
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April 28, 1949

Mr. Case:

While it is not my responsibility in any sense of the word to reply to any observations made by the hon. member for Dauphin, nevertheless I think it is only fair to say that when he was talking about the late Lord Bennett attempting to blast his way into the markets of the world, he could very well have admitted that the late Lord Bennett made an able attempt to do business when the world was in complete economic collapse. Hon. members who are a little older than the hon. member for Dauphin professes to be recall full well that when the late President Roosevelt, the leader of the Democratic party, which is comparable to the Liberal party of this country, came into power in the United States in 1932, it was necessary to close the banking institutions, and the people of that country were unable to obtain currency except through some of the life insurance companies which were able to continue to function. Therefore, having regard to the over-all picture, I do not think anyone will say that there was any great success, but at least it saved this country from economic chaos. I think the late Lord Bennett is entitled to our commendation for the noble efforts he made to see this country through one of its most critical periods in our history.

lake some other hon. members, I feel somewhat confused since we are now asked to vote interim supply. This is the second time that we have been asked to vote interim supply during this session. We are now asked to vote $541 million, and the amount of interim supply we voted some time ago was something like $300 million. That brings the total to over three-quarters of a billion dollars.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE OF APRIL 27
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April 28, 1949

Mr. Case:

Possibly the other place constitutes a form of superannuation in the minds of some, but I have no doubt that those who find themselves there feel that they earn what they receive. There are not sufficient appointments to go around so we could not afford to rest upon that source of security. Members would contribute to the superannuation fund when they were members. I am speaking as a member with only a few years' experience so I will not be misunderstood. But there are members who have devoted their entire lives to the public service of this country, and I can think of no better example than the right hon. member for Glengarry (Mr. Mackenzie King). While I do not intimate that he is in circumstances that would require consideration from this house, yet I am sure that had there been a scheme like this in operation the right hon. member would not feel any worse.

The issue for the election has been indicated by the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) and others associated with him as being the trade policies of this country. I

think the official opposition are prepared to accept that as one of many issues. It is interesting to note how meagre a thread our trade position hangs upon today. Only last week the right hon. Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) stated in effect at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, that if the United States were to declare wheat surplus it would result in the complete economic collapse of Canada. Those were serious words and they conveyed something to the western farmer.

I was glad to note that the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott), speaking on another platform, intimated that he felt that there was no danger of such an event taking place-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE OF APRIL 27
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