Thomas CHISHOLM

CHISHOLM, Thomas, M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Huron East (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 12, 1842
Deceased Date
October 1, 1931
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Chisholm
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=501d2f98-6e1c-4710-8d9c-177e33d38756&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, lecturer, physician, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Huron East (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Huron East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 15 of 15)


February 27, 1905

1. When did the Post Office Department begin to guarantee the bonds of the postmasters and mail carriers of the Dominion ?

2. Are the civil servants in the outside departments, other than the postmasters, dealt with in the same way ?

3. On what principle is the levy made on the postmasters ?

4. What amount of money has been collected from the postmasters each year, and what is the total amount up to date 1

5. What amount' of losses has been sustained by the Post Office Department ; and what has been the total net gain or loss to the Post Office Department ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS' GUARANTEES.
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February 9, 1905

Mr. CHISHOLM.

In the county which I have the honour to represent a great many apples go to waste every year, because the growers pick the apples and leave them on the ground in piles awaiting the buyers who are to classify them and put them into barrels. It has been very difficult to get barrels, and the result has been that many apples have been frozen on the ground. The farmers could make the boxes themselves and avoid delay and loss caused by waiting for barrels. It is important that this question of boxes should be settled as soon as possible. I am satisfied that many thouands of dollars' worth of apples were lost in the county I represent last year, because the farmers were not able to take care of them themselves. And I would suggest that more fruit inspectors be sent out to instruct the farmers in this matter. I would further like to suggest that some arrangement be made as soon as possible to avoid such an enormous loss. If our farmers had an idea of the size and the kind of boxes required, they would jpp doubt be in a position shortly to make the boxes themselves, and it would be well to have a standard box, not merely for export, but also for our internal trade, for we have [DOT] a great market in our own country, especially in the Northwest.

Topic:   COMMONS '44
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January 31, 1905

Mr. CHISHOLM.

If the Minister of Agriculture took steps to educate the farmers as to the different kinds of seeds, he might encourage them to prevent the spread of noxious weeds without embarrassing them so much. If he had sample cases prepared, such as I think he has already prepared, with noxious seeds contained in small bottles, properly labelled, and if every seed merchant were compelled to have one of these cases on exhibition at the place where he sold seeds, and at the same time have a bottle containing the seeds he was selling absolutely free from impurities, so that the farmers could see them, he might in that way do a great deal to educate them without hampering them, and prevent a great deal of litigation.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE OF SEEDS.
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January 31, 1905

Mr. CHISHOLM.

Would the Minister of Agriculture explain to us what would be done in a case where a retail merchant had bought seed in rui unbroken package, had sold it and it was subsequently found that the seed had originally been supplied to the retail merchant from a wholesale merchant in a foreign country. How could the man be punished ?

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE OF SEEDS.
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January 31, 1905

Mr. CHISHOLM.

Why should the provision for cleaning seeds be confined to merchants ? It seems to me that the farmers should be included. A cleaning machine costing $800 might be purchased and taken

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE OF SEEDS.
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