George Alexander CRUICKSHANK

CRUICKSHANK, George Alexander, M.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 13, 1897
Deceased Date
November 17, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cruickshank_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5d3732c0-c34a-4b4c-92df-53c93007c5cd&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 899)


April 30, 1953

Mr. Cruickshank:

What I am getting at, Mr. Chairman, is this. I am afraid the minister did not get my point. These eggs are sold as grade A, so many ounces and grade B, so many ounces, but I can take the minister downtown tomorrow in the fair city of Ottawa and he will be sold eggs by the dozen grade A, or grade B.

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April 30, 1953

Mr. Cruickshank:

Where?

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April 30, 1953

Mr. Cruickshank:

No, and I am not talking about the turr's eggs that you have in Newfoundland, either; I am talking about hen's eggs. If eggs were sold by weight I believe the big feed and packing companies would not be able to gyp farmers as they are doing now, and they are doing it in British Columbia and even in Ontario the good, or the province that used to be good before it adopted Ottawa or some of the civic officials, at least.

I am afraid I am covering a lot of ground in what I am saying. I will even take in Nova Scotia. They pulled out their apple trees because they could not grow apples. They had to buy them from British Columbia. Has the minister's department given consideration to selling eggs by weight? It seems to me that everything we do not want to do, we say it should be done by the provinces. Does this have to be done by the provinces, or has the federal authority power to compel the provinces to do it?

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April 30, 1953

Mr. Cruickshank:

Exactly. But bananas are not sold as grade A; they are sold by the pound. If eggs were sold by weight the housewife would get full value, and what is more important the farmer would get full value. But when they go down to the packing plant-and I think this is true in Saskatchewan, too-the farmer does not get full value because the packer grades so many as grade A, so many ounces to the dozen, and others are graded grade B, so many ounces to the dozen. But the average packing plant will give the farmer credit for a larger number of grade B's than grade A's. That is an altogether different matter from selling them by weight.

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April 30, 1953

Mr. Cruickshank:

I thank the minister for his information. Of course he did not understand what I was getting at, so perhaps I shall have to move into the Department of Agriculture. He has not answered my question at all. I am getting so much advice from Springfield and elsewhere that do not produce eggs that I say to them if they want to make a speech they will have an opportunity to do so.

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