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:

I am informed that this is the proper course to follow and that the amendment inserting the word "Vancouver" will have to go back to the senate and be concurred in there.

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:

In my opinion, for what it is worth, I do not think it was necessary to make this change at all, but the members of the senate committee felt that it would clarify the situation a little more.

My hon. friend made some reference to others than, say the actual grower of the wheat, having the power to sell up to 5,000 bushels. As a matter of fact, in the original bill of 1935 "producer" did already include-

... as well as any person actually engaged in production of wheat, any person entitled, whether as landlord, vendor, mortgagee or otherwise, by contract or operation of law to the wheat grown by a producer or to any share therein.

No extension of that is made. The only thing is to make more clear the intention of the government that it should not be legal for more than 5,000' bushels to be purchased from any farm or any group of farms operated as a unit.

I might add that the members of the senate committee, together with myself and the law officers of the crown, had a conference with regard to the matter, and we felt that this comes as close as possible to carrying out the intention of the government as originally proposed.

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:

That is exactly what it means.

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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