Abraham Albert HEAPS

HEAPS, Abraham Albert

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 24, 1885
Deceased Date
April 4, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Albert_Heaps
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5f73217f-27d7-4bec-9943-554ca0daade8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
agent, upholsterer

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LAB
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 861)


September 11, 1939

Mr. HEAPS:

Mr. Chairman, before clause

6 is passed, I am tempted to rise because of the statement made by the Prime Minister in this house a day or so ago, and repeated this afternoon, that the government are prepared to listen to suggestions made by hon. members. The total amount authorized to be raised by this measure is 8100,000,000, most of which is to be spent in Canada for the purposes of Canadian defence. My purpose in rising is to suggest to the government- and I hope they will receive my suggestion with a good deal of sympathy-that in view of the very serious situation that now exists, parliament might well make a gesture of real friendship to the mother country at this time by appropriating to the credit of the British government in Canada the sum of $100,000,000 to be utilized by the British government in *purchasing the goods we produce in Canada, the products of our mines, our forests and our farms. I suggest that it be an absolute gift from this dominion to the mother country. I believe such a gesture by this parliament at this time would have a very fine effect on the people both of Great Britain and of this dominion.

We in Canada have to a certain extent profited by the events that have been taking place in Europe during the past few days. A couple of weeks ago our wheat was a tremendous financial problem to the government of this country. By tire increase in the price of wheat on account of the war, this government is going to save a vast amount of money, possibly $50,000,000. I cannot of course state just what the amount will be because whatever sum might be mentioned could be only a guess.

War Appropriation Bill

We shall profit also because our unemployment situation will be mitigated to a large extent. The number of unemployed will be much smaller as a result of the war which has just broken out.

We gain also through the tendency of all commodities to rise in price as has happened during the past few days.

Because of these facts, Mr. Chairman, I think it would not be out of place if the Canadian government placed to the credit of the British government the sum of $100,000,000 as a gesture of friendship to the people of Great Britain in this hour of their crisis. I trust that the Prime Minister and the cabinet will give this suggestion very serious and, I hope, sympathetic consideration.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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June 2, 1939

Mr. HEAPS:

As one of the representatives of urban districts, I assume that many people will come to me and say that there is discrimination against urban mortgagors as contrasted with rural borrowers, and I may find it very difficult to explain. Not being a member of the banking and commerce committee I was not at the meetings. It is hard for the ordinary person to understand why the interest rate in an urban centre should be higher than in a rural area. Obviously it costs less for a mortgage company to do business in an urban district; at any rate that is the general impression. Perhaps the minister would put on record the reasons for this change in committee in the rate of interest on urban mortgages from 5 to 51 per cent, and why there should be this discrimination against urban mortgagors.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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June 2, 1939

Mr. HEAPS:

How is the distinction made in the bill between rural and urban loans? Is it a question of the mortgage being on either a farm or a house, or is it according to areas, irrespective of what kind of property is involved?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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June 2, 1939

Mr. HEAPS:

What is the rate that a

borrower under the Dominion Housing Act has to pay to-day?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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June 2, 1939

Mr. HEAPS:

If I understand the amendments correctly, adjustments in the rural area will be made at the rate of five per cent.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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