George Arthur BRETHEN

BRETHEN, George Arthur

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Peterborough East (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 29, 1877
Deceased Date
January 31, 1968
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Arthur_Brethen
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a82e188f-123e-47fb-bf69-8a759c435394&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Peterborough East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 22 of 23)


April 20, 1922

Mr. BRETHEN:

Will the inspector value the animal at the decreased valuation? I have some knowledge of the way this service has worked out. I have seen herds that were not valued by inspectors at the proper figure. It is a very easy matter for an inspector who is not very well informed as to values to let the owner's valuation slip through rather than criticise it. He would do that to avoid showing his ignorance of values. There is just the possibility that the inspectors will not value the animals at the decreased valuation. Will the inspectors value the animals at the decreased valuation, as the minister thinks they will?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT
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April 6, 1922

Mr. BRETHEN:

Would that be outside or inside work?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE ADDRESS
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April 6, 1922

Mr. BRETHEN:

I notice here that a sum of $548,640 was asked for 1921-22, and the sum of $607,385 is asked for 1922-23, so that we must accept the minister's explanation of the sub-normal increase, but I would like to ask the minister, in view of the fact that the imports had decreased from $1,-

305,593,000 a year ago to $778,702,000, why there should not be a decrease in the expenditure?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE ADDRESS
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April 3, 1922

Mr. BRETHEN:

Coming back to the

position of the deputy minister, I desire to ask a question, but I do not know that we can hold the minister responsible, because it will probably work back to the Civil Service Commission. I should like to know why, in a department of the importance of the Department of Agriculture, the deputy minister gets $5,500, while in some of these small departments, and all the other departments, excepting one where the deputy minister gets $10,000, the salary is $6,000. ,

Topic:   SUPPLY-AGRICULTURE
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April 3, 1922

Mr. BRETHEN:

I think it is quite well understood that some of the countries that have been mentioned-the Argentine and Chili-are already in the market for Canadian pure bred stock. They have already purchased our stock. Why have the Commissioner of Agriculture and Mr. Dryden been selected to form the committee? It is well known that both of these gentlemen are competent and are zealous in looking after the interests of beef breeds of cattle; but why have not the dairy interests 'been considered? It is dairy cattle that have been going to Chili and to the Argentine, and I cannot see why there should not be some one to represent the dairy breeds, which, I think we all agree, are quite as important in Canada as the beef breeds.

Topic:   SUPPLY-AGRICULTURE
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