Ralph Bronson COWAN

COWAN, Ralph Bronson, B.A., B.J.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York--Humber (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 6, 1902
Deceased Date
April 21, 1990
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Cowan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=59a069df-b395-42e0-8bbe-1cd082c90611&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
journalist, manager

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  York--Humber (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  York--Humber (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  York--Humber (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 175)


March 19, 1968

Mr. Ralph Cowan (York-Humber):

Mr. Speaker, I only wish to take a moment or two on this motion, and I only want to refer briefly to the committee on the parliamentary restaurant. I regret very much being removed from that committee because I thought I had earned a permanent position there because in 1963, when the committee was fearful about trying to collect outstanding accounts of some $8,800, I did so; and my collection included a remittance of over $800 from a Liberal cabinet minister and $1,100 from the chairman of the Liberal caucus.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEES
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March 19, 1968

Mr. Cowan:

I thought my actions in 1963 had earned me permanent membership on the restaurant committee.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEES
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March 18, 1968

What 13 CATV applications were turned down and for what reasons, as indicated in the Report of the Board of Broadcast Governors for the year ending March 31, 1965, page 11, where it is stated that "Community antenna television systems (CATV's) do not come under the Broadcasting Act, but are referred to the Board on an informal basis by the Minister of Transport who is the licensing authority" and that "In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1965, the Board examined 59 such applications and found that 46 of them, in its judgment, would not make the operation of existing TV stations uneconomical or inhibit the provision of alternate service"?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REFUSAL OF CATV APPLICATIONS, 1965
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March 18, 1968

What 10 CATV applications were refused and for what reasons, as indicated in the Report of the Board of Broadcast Governors for the year ending March 31, 1966, page 11, where it is stated that "The Minister of Transport... provided that the Board should examine CATV applications ... In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1966, the Minister referred 82 CATV applications to the Board ... The Board found that 72 of them ... would not make the operation of existing TV stations uneconomical or inhibit the provision of alternate service"?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REFUSAL OF CATV APPLICATIONS, 1966
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March 15, 1968

Mr. Cowan:

Mr. Chairman, I have a question I want to ask the Secretary of State in connection with the National Film Board. In all my dealings with government organizations I have never found a department of government performing its functions more

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Supply-Secretary of State adequately and perfectly than the film board. During the last 15 years I have had direct connections with the board and have arranged to purchase from them many hundreds of dollars worth of film which we have distributed to boards of education and school trustees for use in the school system of Ontario. The coverage given by the National Film Board to historical events, geographical features and industrial complexes is perfect.

However, in view of the uproar that is developing over educational television, which is something that leaves me cold-I am in favour of education through the use of film because you can use film when you want-I should like to ask the minister what proportion of the sales of the National Film Board is to school boards and boards of education for use in classroom instruction under the jurisdiction of the boards of education. These films are perfect for this purpose. I should like to think that all of their sales are made in this field, but what proportion is sold for educational purposes?

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
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