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 5 of 91)


August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

My hon. friend (Mr. Oliver), not very long ago, was urging this Government to do something to cheapen flour.. He asked: Why do you not commandeer wheat as you did last year?

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

The only reasonable way to figure this is to figure the cost of wheat and the cost of the flour after the wheat is ground. As to the price of bran, I admit that I possibly overstated it. I figured it at $40 a ton. It is not worth that, even including the freight.

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August 31, 1917

Mr. WRIGHT:

What grade?

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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:

The statement has been

made that the miller is making $5 per barrel on flour. I take exception to that statement. I do not believe it is true, and I do not think any gentleman who inquires of any miller in this country will get a reply that will warrant him in making such a statement.

As to the statement of the hon. member for Edmonton that the bulk of the wheat for milling was bought last September, I want more than the hon. gentleman's unconfirmed word. I do not think there is money enough in all the milling companies to buy sufficient wheat to keep all the mills of Canada running for twdlve months. That would be an enormous amount. No doubt they would buy as they could, but I venture to say that somebody has been buying wheat from that time until to-day. Who was buying it? The milling companies. No doubt they are buying wheat to-day and have been buying it every business day since last September. They axe buying it to grind it into flour, and it is being ground into flour.

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