Follin Horace PICKEL

PICKEL, Follin Horace, M.D., C.M.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Brome--Missisquoi (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 2, 1866
Deceased Date
December 21, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follin_Horace_Pickel
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7ee05af9-6443-4ba1-8021-b7ee4cf6cd21&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, physician

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Brome--Missisquoi (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 19 of 21)


May 26, 1931

Mr. PICKEL:

I should like, Mr. Chairman, to add a few words to this discussion. We have figures of the comparative prices of butter in the United States and in Canada, and those figures are very significant. Until 1925 our butter compared very favourably with American butter in regard to price, but in 1925, after the Australian treaty came into force, our butter was sold for much less than the price the commodity brought in the United States. So much was this the case that in the first fifteen days of September, 1926, the American farmer was receiving 26 cents a pound more for his butter than the Canadian farmer was receiving; he was getting 55 cents a pound and the Canadian farmer was getting 29 cents.

Topic:   SUPPLY-UNEMPLOYMENT STATEMENT OF MR. NEILL ON MOTION OF MR. GUTHRIE FOR THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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May 18, 1931

Mr. PICKEL:

This is a business proposition and no private individual going into a thing of this kind could make a uniform valuation on this kind of cattle.

The hon. member for St. Johns-Iberville and the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. Howard) quoted me as saying that I was in favour of the farmers getting their extra one-third for the cattle they had lost. I have no

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
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May 18, 1931

Mr. F. H. PICKEL (Brome-Missisquoi) (Translation):

I am very much interested in

the indemnity paid to the farmers by the government for the loss of tuburculin tested cattle. As regards the first test that was made in my section of the province, we were adequately paid; the valuation was reasonable, but in the subsequent tests the valuation was in many cases too low. I am in perfect accord with the hon. member for St. Johns-Iberville (Mr. Rheaume) in respect to the valuation of cattle at a maximum of $90 for cross breeds and $180 for thoroughbreds, but throughout the country there are many cross breeds that are not worth $90 and there are many thoroughbreds that are not worth $180, and I think the amount be left to the discretion of the veterinary who makes the test.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
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May 12, 1931

Mr. F. H. PICKEL (Brome-Missisquoi):

Mr. Speaker, I intend to support the bill. It is not the creamery man who has been guilty of this adulteration, it is the large factories. They import cocoanut and cottonseed oil at a cost of 10 or 12 cents a pound, and they are using about 40 per cent of it in adulterating their butter. I notice in the Montreal Gazette towards end of April that such a firm was fined $200 and costs for adulterating butter. What does that firm care for a fine of $200? They will make it up in one churning and go ahead and repeat the offence. The purpose, of the law is to prevent adulteration, and to effect this purpose the penalties should be increased as proposed by the bill.

Topic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE INCREASED PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION
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April 23, 1931

Mr. PICKEL:

It is not butter I am speaking of. The farmers are taking their milk and cream into the cities, and the curtailment of the service will work a hardship not only on the farmers but on the city residents if the farmers are unable to get their produce to market. Milk and cream are perishable products, and a tri-weekly service will not answer very well. I have already spoken to the minister with respect to these services, and he has promised to use his influence. I have also communicated with the Canadian Pacific Railway, but I have not heard from them.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN NUMBER OF DIRECTORS FROM FIFTEEN TO SEVENTEEN
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