Edward Richard SCHREYER

SCHREYER, The Right Hon. Edward Richard, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., O.M., C.D., B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed., M.A., LL.D., D.Sc.Soc.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Selkirk (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 21, 1935
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Schreyer
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=674855dd-8640-4c34-8661-ec2649c17338&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
diplomat, professor

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
NDP
  Springfield (Manitoba)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
NDP
  Selkirk (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 170 of 171)


February 7, 1966

Mr. E. R. Schreyer (Springfield):

Mr. Speaker, if the Minister of Finance has had to remain beyond the normal adjournment hour expressly for the purpose of answering my question I regret it very much because I realize he is busy. However, on two occasions last week I put a question to him which had to do with the matter of the movement of grain to export markets and I was not able to get a reply because of your interpretation of the rules, Mr. Speaker.

I put the question to the minister now, because I feel it is a matter of considerable importance and urgency-if not urgency certainly importance. In following the reports in the prairie wheat pool newspapers, and other newspapers, one finds conflicting accounts as

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Proceedings on Adjournment Motion to the nature and extent of the problem of moving grain to the port terminal and from there to the export market.

Some would maintain that the cause of the problem has to do with C.P.R. inefficiencies. Others say that the problem with grain movement has to do with the inadequate terminal and port facilities. Still others contend that there is really no great problem at all; that if it is a problem it is not a serious one because they maintain that grain shipments this year are actually ahead of those for the same period in the previous year.

I should like to hear from the minister some statement which would clarify this situation. Just to what extent is there a problem in the movement of grain? Second, has this problem been of such an extent that it has caused Canada to forgo any additional export sales? Certainly I did notice in the Western Producer, which is the publication of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the statement that Canada has had to forgo additional sales because it simply was not able to meet any further contractual obligations. I hope that at this point the minister will make a statement which will help clarify the situation and dispel any doubts.

Topic:   GRAIN-REPORTED INABILITY TO MAKE CERTAIN EXPORT SALES
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February 4, 1966

Mr. E. R. Schreyer (Springfield):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance in his capacity as minister reporting for the wheat board. I would ask him whether Canada has had to forgo in recent weeks any significant grain export sale opportunities, and if so could he elaborate on the cause of this?

Topic:   REPORTED INABILITY TO MAKE CERTAIN EXPORT SALES
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February 2, 1966

Mr. E. R. Schreyer (Springfield):

Mr. Speaker, my question is addressed to the Minister of Finance in his capacity as the minister reporting for the wheat board. It arises out of reports in prairie wheat pool publications to the effect that Canada is having to forgo additional export grain sales because of rail transport difficulties. Is this a fact and, if so, is the government possibly accepting such a situation?

Topic:   REPORTED LIMITATION OF EXPORTS BY TRANSPORTATION DIFFICULTIES
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January 26, 1966

Mr. Schreyer:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I thank hon. members for their courtesy, or should I say for their grace.

In my opinion, if this government is serious in its intent, to quote from the Throne Speech, "that farmers of this country may enjoy living and working standards comparable with those of Canadians engaged in other occupations", it must begin to act simultaneously on two fronts. It must implement the rural rehabilitation concept by reselling farm lands and retraining the people who are then moved. It must at the same time implement meaningful farm price legislation to cover basic volumes of farm production per unit. Only thus can the problem be attacked in a successful way. I believe this to be the prevailing opinion of the people I represent, and it is certainly my opinion.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

[Mr. Schreyer.l

[DOT] (5:50 p.m.)

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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January 26, 1966

Mr. Schreyer:

Mr. Speaker, if I have the indulgence of the house I can complete my remarks in two minutes.

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