Harry Bernard SHORT

SHORT, Harry Bernard

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
September 1, 1864
Deceased Date
April 15, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Short
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6715abf3-8f04-4ce2-874d-869bd28d404f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manager

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 140)


March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

How much of this $85,000 is to be used for advertising to promote the consumption of fish in Canada? The item is intended for the conservation and development of deep sea fisheries and the demand for fish.

I presume the expression "to assist the demand for fish" means advertising fish to create a demand.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

We all agree that Mrs. Spencer has rendered excellent service to the fish industry of this country, and I hope the department will retain her in her present position. But I understand strong representations were made to the department by the fishing industry through the Canadian Fisheries Association for an appropriation to be made for the purpose of newspaper and magazine advertising in this country in order to create a greater demand in the Canadian market for the products of the industry. I am a little disappointed that no item appears in the estimate for that purpose. I thought

Supply-Fisheries-Conservation

a sufficient amount or part of the $85,000 might be used in that way. I understand only some $46,000 of the $85,000 that was voted last year, was expended. Am I right in that?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

Then it is fair to suppose that the same amount will be used this year. Why cannot the balance be used for advertising purposes, because this money could not be expended in any better way? As hon. members know, the fisheries of the maritime provinces are at the present time in bad shape. The fishermen there, owing to the state of the markets for their products, have been unable to make both ends meet in the last three or four years. The foreign markets have been in very bad shape during the last four or five years, and we have had to depend a great deal on our home market. If we can increase the consumption of fish in our own markets this will help our fishermen more than anything else. The only way in which that can be done is to get our people to eat more fish, and the only way to do that is to advertise, to keep the matter of fish before our people all the time. I believe last year the minister appropriated $85,000 and expended $41,000. Perhaps he could see his way clear to use $40,000 for advertising.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

I do not feel myself blushing at all.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

We all know; we know all

about it.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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