Rufus Henry POPE

POPE, The Hon. Rufus Henry

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Compton (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 13, 1857
Deceased Date
May 16, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufus_Henry_Pope
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=942db9f5-0c5f-4488-a4f6-5431aa441a57&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
breeder, farmer

Parliamentary Career

May 16, 1889 - February 3, 1891
CON
  Compton (Quebec)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  Compton (Quebec)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Compton (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Compton (Quebec)
November 14, 1911 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Compton (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 90)


July 21, 1904

Mr. POPE.

Department of Agriculture,

Ministers's Office,

Ottawa, April 20th, 1901.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SYDNEY FISHER.
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July 21, 1904

Mr. POPE.

Will you contradict it ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   '339 COMMONS
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July 21, 1904

Mr. RUFUS H. POPE.

Mr. Speaker, be fore you leave the chair, I wish to call tlm attention of the House to a subject of great importance to the farming community, especially to that portion of the farming community that is engaged in dairying. And I shall conclude my remarks with a motion. For many years there has been a great grievance with regard to the manner of weighing dairy products shipped from the port of Montreal. This grievance i felt especially by the eastern townships and by the eastern portion of the province ot Ontario. The urgency of the case was made apparent to the government some) three years ago, when they issued a royal commission, addressed to W. G. Parmelee, Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce, for the investigation of this matter. At the beginning of the session I endeavoured to get some information in connection with the matter. Over two years have elapsed since Mr. Parmelee held this commission. It was felt-and rightly felt-by the farming community who are interested in the sale of dairy products that their affairs are handled in a neglectful way, not at all in keeping, with their importance. For two years this matter has been hanging fire since Mr. Parmelee was appointed. Early in the session I took the opportunity to put the following questions

1. Was there a commission appointed to investigate the weighing of butter and cheese ?

2. If so, when was this commission appointed, and what was the name of the person or persons who constituted the commission ?

3. At what places, if any, did the commission hold sittings ?

4. Did they take evidence, and were reporters and newspaper representatives admitted ?

5. Has the commission reported ? ^f not, why not ?

6. At whose request was the commission appointed ?

This question was answered as follows :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WEIGHING OF DAIRY PRODUCTS IN MONTREAL.
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July 21, 1904

Mr. POPE.

This is signed by ' Sydney Fisher ' writing to his friend. Well, he did not make any mess of it because I have a letter from Mr. Parmelee the member for Shefford in which he says :

Your evidence is splendid and I am going to publish it. I got Cleary to go in. Others have promised to go into Cowansville. I fancy we will be able to make out a case strong enough to justify remedial legislation.

Evidently this poor man, thanks to the kindly advice of the hon. Minister of Agriculture, got through with the ordeal with credit to himself. Then, on January 4, we find the following :

Ottawa, January 4, 1902.

My dear Bull,-I have yours of the 3rd instant and thank you for the information contained therein.

The chief reason our eastern township's beef is worth so much less on the market is that it is from dairy stock and only half fed. The western beef is nearly all from the beef breeds and consequently is more suited for that object. This we can hardly help, as our live stock work is chiefly dairy work, but dairymen might feed their animals better and get them into better shape.

As to Mr. Parmelee's investigations-I hope to see him within a few days and let you know just what he is going to do. Be sure and be ready for him when the time comes. I got your letters all right.

Yours very truly,

(Sgd.) SYDNEY FISHER.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SYDNEY FISHER.
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July 21, 1904

Mr. POPE.

I thought so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EDITION
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