Otto Baird PRICE

PRICE, Otto Baird, D.D.S.

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Westmorland (New Brunswick)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Westmorland (New Brunswick)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Westmorland (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 58)


April 15, 1935

Mr. PRICE:

It was very pretty and I appreciate the hon. gentleman's beautiful remarks. But I say to him: If you have done as much for your constituency as it will be found in the course of a few months that I have done for mine, I do not think anyone will suggest that you have been found sleeping. Where does your record lie anyway in connection with Canadian National Railways? In 1923 Sir Henry Thornton was brought to this country, and what did he do to the eastern provinces? What did he have to say? Why, he removed an audit office with upwards of 200 employees-there were over 123 families-to the city of Montreal, as a first solution, and it was he who was responsible for patronizing Portland as an out-port for our Canadian products instead of Saint John and Halifax. I say to hon. gentlemen opposite: Where do you fit in with the Canadian people at the present time? You are criticizing, and you are suggesting that the Conservative party of Canada is supporting amalgamation of the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific-an old bogy, possibly motheaten now by some of the

members on the opposition side. But let me say this to the ex-Minister of Justice. He came into my constituency in 1930 and I invite him to come again and see what he can prove to the people.

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April 15, 1935

Mr. PRICE:

You are the people who want amalgamation.

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April 15, 1935

Mr. PRICE:

You are killing time.

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April 15, 1935

Mr. PRICE:

Some of my good friends opposite have been talking for months and I want the privilege of saying a word or two in connection with the Canadian National Railways and their attitude, including the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Garland) whose figures are not always borne out by the facts. I would say a few words with regard to rates quoted by him between Portland and Saint John concerning western points, and in this connection I say that the Canadian National Railways should have the support of the people of Canada generally at the present time. What is the government doing to-day? The government is trying to relieve the unemployment situation and we find gentlemen on the opposite side doing-what? I say this to hon. gentlemen: You are criticizing every government expenditure, everything the government is doing to relieve the depression. That is what you are doing; that is your game. I had an interruption this afternoon from the hon. member for Perth-

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April 15, 1935

Mr. PRICE:

What a wonderful exhibition he will make of himself. I say to my hon. friends opposite that the Canadian people are averse to the lackadaisical program which the Liberal party are trying to bring forward and to press upon the country. Where are you getting with it? We have in Canada to-day a Prime Minister who is carrying out certain policies which you failed to carry out. What did you do in the nine years you were in power, from 1921 to 1930? You did absolutely nothing; you preached policies, your leader preached policies and put them in a book, but did you put them into practice? Where did they get you, and where are you getting to-day by holding up the business of the country?

I have listened with a great deal of disgust to the discussion in the last few months and the criticism of this administration. I come from a constituency in New Brunswick of which I am very proud. It includes Moncton, which employs probably as many railway men as are employed in the constituency of my hon. friend from South Perth or whatever Perth it is-I do not know and it matters not. But he knows the whole thing, and if I knew as much about some things as my hon. friend knows about everything, I would not be very wise.

Let me suggest to my good friends from Quebec, from St. Malo, from Riviere du Loup and other places in Quebec, from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, that the program which is outlined by this administration means much to the people of Canada as a whole. I believe some of you realize the present situation; I believe you know this administration is formulating a policy to relieve the unemployment situation in Canada; but what do you do? What is your policy? Your policy is to knock everything this administration brings up in the way of a relief program, something that would unravel the whole present trouble. That is your policy, your only policy. Your policies are productive of nothing. You had nine years in which to prove to this country that you had some policy; that you had something that was really beneficial to the dominion. But you fell down and you were batted out of the box; you fell short and that is where you stand to-day. What a wonderful combina-

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tion standing up against a prime minister who has displayed brains, tact, intelligence, financial genius, a man who has done for this country financial things that neither you nor your leader could do. You fell down; you are not standing up, and you will not be able to stand up in the next election with any degree of success simply because the Canadian people have no confidence in the propaganda that you are trying to put over an intelligent public.

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