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 2 of 91)


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.

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

My hon. friend denied me the courtesy of asking a question a few days ago, but I will he more courteous to him than he was to me.

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

Does my hon. friend think that the millers, taken as a whole, could buy enough wheat last September to last them for a whole year, and would take the chances of the price of wheat going down as well as up? Any man engaged in ordinary business figures out his profit on the basis of cost at the time he buys the article. Supposing wheat goes down 75 cents a bushel, where will this miller be? He will be out that much.

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

What grade?

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

I do not think that flour can be retailed much cheaper than it is to-day, if the millers are to have a reasonable profit. I do not say but what the price might be reduced a little, but it depends altogether on the grade of wheat the millers are grinding. For instance, anybody conversant with the business knows that No. 1 Northern is not the same quality from year to year. The millers and the grain dealers get together every year and arrange what shall be the standard, based on the average quality of that year's crop. So it is somewhat difficult to answer my hon. friend's question. The point I was making was that the assertion that the

millers are making $5 a barrel is so utterly outrageous that nobody ought to thoughtlessly spread it broadcast throughout this country. The statement is so absolutely untrue and unreasonable that I thought it was time somebody got up and denied it.

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