Frank Thomas STANFIELD

STANFIELD, Frank Thomas, B.Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
February 25, 1903
Deceased Date
July 2, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thomas_Stanfield
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=48e8779e-92d9-4a3f-9643-cc4aa0d25b93&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrialist

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Colchester--Hants (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 19)


June 1, 1951

Mr. Stanfield:

Does the minister intend putting a definite floor price under maritime potatoes for the crop that is now being planted, and if not why not?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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June 1, 1951

Mr. Stanfield:

Will you do that in Prince

Edward Island and New Brunswick?

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June 1, 1951

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Chairman, I should like to ask the minister where the Nova Scotia potato grower stands with regard to the subsidy on potatoes. There are quite a

few potato growers in Nova Scotia. It is true that they do not always have to take as low a price as the potato growers in Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick, but sometimes they have to take less than the 44 or 45 cents per bushel which was mentioned last evening and this afternoon.

I support the hon. member for Queens and the hon. member for Victoria-Carleton, who have asked for a support price for potatoes in the maritime provinces. This is a large item of production in those three provinces, especially in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. I do not see why a farmer who has put in long hours growing potatoes should have to sell them at 25 cents or 30 cents per bushel with no floor under his price, while the western farmer gets a good price for his wheat and has the benefit of a floor under his price. The same goes for butter. The potato grower should receive the same consideration. I want the minister to tell us why Nova Scotia was not brought under this agreement. It may be the fault of the provincial government. 1 understand they have a good marketing board in that province. I should like to see a support price for potatoes, to govern not only the old crop but to be carried forward in connection with the new crop.

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June 1, 1951

Mr. Stanfield:

Does the care of forest trees come under this item? In the maritime provinces, as the minister knows, the birch trees are dying. Thousands and thousands of acres have been destroyed. I was wondering if that came under this item or under the Minister of Resources and Development.

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June 1, 1951

Mr. Stanfield:

How long have the men

been down there?

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