William Daum EULER

EULER, The Hon. William Daum, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Waterloo North (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 10, 1875
Deceased Date
July 15, 1961
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Daum_Euler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4f101a06-5792-4d8a-9130-5ba8fab659eb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (September 25, 1926 - March 30, 1927)
  • Minister of National Revenue (March 31, 1927 - August 6, 1930)
November 2, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Customs and Excise (September 25, 1926 - March 30, 1927)
  • Minister of National Revenue (March 31, 1927 - August 6, 1930)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Revenue (March 31, 1927 - August 6, 1930)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 23, 1935 - May 8, 1940)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Waterloo North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (October 23, 1935 - May 8, 1940)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1347)


September 12, 1939

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to

make a statement in correction of one made on Saturday and again yesterday by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell). On September 9 he said the following, as reported at page 56 of Hansard:

The price of flour has risen without warrant, because the Canadian carry-over of wheat was all disposed of to the millers, exporters _ or speculators at least a month before this crisis developed, and at a very low price. The 100,000,000 bushels or so, speaking in round figures, of our carry-over of wheat was still mainly in Canada. Neither our government nor our farmers who produced it will reap any gain from that wheat. Only those who to-day stand between us and those who need it will make rich gains.

Then, yesterday he is reported at page 110 of Hansard to have said:

On Saturday I drew to the attention of the house the fact that a little more than a month ago it was reported that there was a carryover of nearly one hundred million bushels of wheat. Most of that wheat had been bought from the wheat board at a very low price. We saw a few days later in the newspaper that the board stated that it had disposed of its holdings of wheat and that this large quantity of grain had passed out of its hands. Since that time the price of wheat on the market has gone up by leaps and by bounds until to-day-I have not checked to-day's price -it is in the neighbourhood of thirty cents

a bushel higher than it was a few weeks ago. This means that during this period of tension, which for not a few of us has been something of an .agony, some persons in this dominion or elsewhere have made or can make out of that wheat about $30,000,000.

I called up the chairman of the wheat board with regard to this matter, and he has assured me that this is the fact: that the great proportion of the carry-over of 1938 is still under the control of the board and that the increase in price will inure to the benefit of the government so far as the 1938 crop is concerned, because much of the 1938 crop was sold below the present price; that any increase in price on the 1939 crop will inure to the benefit of the producers of that wheat, and that no speculators have had an opportunity of making a profit of some $30,000,000.

While I am speaking perhaps I might correct an impression that seems to be in the minds of western producers and say, that the profits that may be made or the receipts that may be had from sales of the 1939 crop at high prices will not be used to reduce the losses of the government on the 1938 crop, but will go to the benefit of the producers of the 1939 crop.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN PRICE OF WHEAT AND ALLEGED PROFIT TO SPECULATORS
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June 1, 1939

Mr. EULER:

Calendar years: 1936, 12,056,904 pounds; 1937, 11,694,759 pounds; 1938, 10,302,404 pounds.

Income War Tax

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANNED BEEP IMPORTS
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May 31, 1939

Mr. EULER:

No.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT, 1935 POWERS OF BOARD RESPECTING THE MARKETING OF WHEAT-INITIAL PAYMENT OF 70 CENTS A BUSHEL CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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May 31, 1939

Mr. EULER:

Which is already provided.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT, 1935 POWERS OF BOARD RESPECTING THE MARKETING OF WHEAT-INITIAL PAYMENT OF 70 CENTS A BUSHEL CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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May 31, 1939

Mr. EULER:

There is no intention on the part of the government or in the bill to adjudge as between the farmer himself and, say a mortgage holder who is entitled to share in the crop. The bill does not propose to interfere with their contractual rights at all. But it does mean that from that farm there shall be sold not more than 5,000 bushels of wheat. Suppose, for example, that there are only 5,000 bushels altogether and that the farmer is entitled to 3,000 bushels and perhaps a mortgage company is entitled to 2,000 bushels. The farmer can sell his 3,000 bushels at the 70 cent rate and the mortgage holder can sell 2,000 bushels; but the amount shall not exceed 5,000 bushels between the two. We do not concern ourselves with what arrangement they make between themselves.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT, 1935 POWERS OF BOARD RESPECTING THE MARKETING OF WHEAT-INITIAL PAYMENT OF 70 CENTS A BUSHEL CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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