George Halsey PERLEY

PERLEY, The Right Hon. George Halsey, P.C., G.C.M.G., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Argenteuil (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 12, 1857
Deceased Date
January 4, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Halsey_Perley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4430053b-1f47-481d-9354-7a7535f63be9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
diplomat, lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942) (January 1, 1910 - January 1, 1911)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (October 10, 1911 - October 30, 1916)
  • Minister of the Overseas Military Forces (October 31, 1916 - October 11, 1917)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 29, 1926 - July 12, 1926)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (July 13, 1926 - September 24, 1926)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CON
  Argenteuil (Quebec)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 601)


April 28, 1949

Mr. Perley:

I should like to know also whether

the minister will forecast what will happen in the twelve years following this war. He made a comparison between 1918 and 1930, a period of twelve years. What does he forecast will take place with respect to prices between the time this war ends and 1956? It would be interesting if the minister would tell us that.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE OF APRIL 27
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March 30, 1944

Mr. PEREEY:

The details of this item appear on page 8 of the further supplementary estimates, and one item covers the cost of living bonus. We have an item of $118,000 in the main estimates for the cost of living bonus, and here we have another 89,000. There is also 819,000 for temporary assistance, and there is 85,000 for travelling expenses. I should like to have some explanation of these four items. Why should the amount for the cost of living bonus be so great when

8118,000 is provided in the main estimates for the same purpose?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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July 15, 1943

Mr. PBRLEY:

What will the total bushel-age be for the $6,000,000?

Mr. MaeKINNON (Edmonton West): We are continuing to give Greece this quantity of wheat per month.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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June 11, 1943

Mr. PBRLEY:

Mr. Chairman, I am glad the Minister of Agriculture has provided an opportunity for us to express our appreciation of the splendid work done by the late Doctor Motherwell and to pay a tribute to him and regret his passing. He was one of the early pioneers. One hon. member has already referred to the fact that my father had some little association with Doctor Motherwell in the pioneer days. He was bom on a farm in Ontario. He proved his initiative in going to western Canada and applying there the principles of sound agriculture. He started on a farm near Abemethy, which is north of the Qu'Appelle valley. The farm of the Minister of Agriculture is nearby, and I might mention that my own farm is less than twenty miles from Doctor Motherwell's farmstead;

3572 ' COMMONS

Supply-The late Hon. W. R. Motherwell

I knew the property very well. I well recall having been present, when a mere boy, at the first meeting in Indian Head attended by Doctor Motherwell, and I was proud of the fact that my father was there in association with him in forming the first grain growers' association, which was organized at that meeting to fight for a square deal for the farmer. In those days the main issue was the right to ship grain in cars and get better service. Mr. Motherwell was elected on that occasion to head that organization. I think he did a good job.

Much has already been said of what he accomplished on behalf of the farmers. He fought for them right through. Those were the days of the buckboard and pony. Jn the winter time Mr. Motherwell hauled his grain across the Qu'Appelle valley. I remember on one occasion, when I happened to be in Sintaluta, which is a little east of Indian Head, he arrived with a load of grain in bags, drawn by a team of horses; the grain was not even in bulk. He was a pioneer. It is not necessary for me to enlarge upon what has already been said with respect to the part he played in political affairs and in the public life of Canada. I had the honour of sitting in this house with him for a number of sessions, and I cannot help but say that he was a fair fighter. We did not always agree, but he was always willing to be fair, and beyond doubt he made a great contribution to public life and set a great example to those who sat with him and followed him. I am pleased to have had this opportunity of paying my respects and expressing a word of appreciation of this splendid character.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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February 15, 1943

Mr. PERLEA :

If the minister will bring down the final report, that will be satisfactory.

Motion as amended agreed to.

Social Insurance

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY-COLD STANDARD
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