William WRIGHT

WRIGHT, William

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Muskoka (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 29, 1853
Deceased Date
January 4, 1926
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wright_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=82d7e9e4-2cdc-418e-94b5-1b115c88ac94&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
blacksmith, merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Muskoka (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Muskoka (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Muskoka (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 91)


September 18, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

Is it not a fact that my hon. friend and others on his side of the House have constantly argued that when products are imported from the State of Maine into Montreal and other parts of Quebec, the consumer invariably pays the duty, and that if they go the other way the exporter pays the duty? Hon. gentlemen are advancing a double-barrelled argument.

Topic:   STATEMENT SHOWING THE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF POTATOES, BY COUNTRIES, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH, 1917, AND ALSO DURING THE FIVE MONTHS ENDED 31 AUGUST, 1917.
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September 18, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

That would be for last year, not for an average year.

Topic:   STATEMENT SHOWING THE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF POTATOES, BY COUNTRIES, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH, 1917, AND ALSO DURING THE FIVE MONTHS ENDED 31 AUGUST, 1917.
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September 18, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

What is the difference in quantity and value between the potatoes exported from Canada to the United States and the potatoes imported from the United States into Canada?

Topic:   STATEMENT SHOWING THE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF POTATOES, BY COUNTRIES, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH, 1917, AND ALSO DURING THE FIVE MONTHS ENDED 31 AUGUST, 1917.
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September 7, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

The other evening when the Minister Agriculture introduced this Bill, I suggested that it should be turned over to the Agricultural Committee for consideration. I believe to-day the suggestion was a wise one, and I understand the Bill was fully threshed out before that committee-unfortunately I was unable to be present. The live stock interests in this country are to-day so great that they deserve and should receive every attention from the Government. The Bill as introduced by the minister is in the right direction. The hon. member for Edmonton (Mr. Oliver) asks that sections 3 and 4 should be struck out. I would draw his attention to one fact;-had this Bill been in force, I believe it would have been unnecessary to -say what I am about to say. That exchange is to-day financially bankrupt and is appealing for funds. Had this Bill been in force, had the department been able to exercise their rights, this would not have happened. Whilst hon. gentlemen opposite have every right to criticise and it is their province to criticise, I think they should withdraw all opposition to this Bill and allow it to go through as printed, with the addition of the amendments suggested by the minister.

Topic:   LIVE STOCK EXCHANGE.
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September 4, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

-to look up Hansard, and see how many pages he has filled, and compare the number with the number ol pages occupied by any member on this side of the House, and I think he will not have much criticism to offer.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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