Orvis A. KENNEDY

KENNEDY, Orvis A.

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Edmonton East (Alberta)
Birth Date
August 5, 1907
Deceased Date
April 2, 1997
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orvis_A._Kennedy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a8ab0698-cdee-4206-b51f-cc7d9998487c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive, manager, organizer, salesman

Parliamentary Career

March 21, 1938 - January 25, 1940
SC
  Edmonton East (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 11)


May 22, 1939

Mr. KENNEDY:

The work of the board is administrative and investigational, is it not?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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May 22, 1939

Mr. KENNEDY:

What are the duties and powers of the dominion fuel board?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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May 22, 1939

Mr. KENNEDY:

This question alwavs comes up when we are talking about coal. Unfortunately a few years ago lignite coal was shipped to Ontario, and when it got here it was slack, because it contains about 40 per cent water. But we have unlimited quantities of bituminous coal in Alberta, and if we could only get the government to bring that coal here and have the manufacturers use it they would find it the best coal in Canada, or, for that matter, in the world. It contains only about 4 per cent water, and it will not slack on the way down. The water came out of the lignite coal that was shipped east a few years ago; and each time the question of coal is brought up, someone rises and says Alberta coal is no good because it slacks on the way down. Eighty per cent of our coal is bituminous, and in Alberta we have 87 per cent of the coal supply of Canada. Stephen Leacock says we have enough coal in Alberta to supply Canadian needs for 36,000 years, so it seems rather a shame that we should bring in 15,000,000 tons from the United States every year.

To get back to the point under discussion, would the minister break down the subsidies paid last year? How much of the coal subvention went to Alberta?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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May 22, 1939

Mr. KENNEDY:

Representations have

been made, I believe, by the fuel association to have the functions of the dominion fuel board enlarged and to have its personnel include representatives of the mining industry, workers and consumers. Would the minister consider enlarging the board as suggested? Has it been considered by the government?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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May 22, 1939

Mr. KENNEDY:

In the details of services, at page 105, there was no allocation for travelling and field studies last year, while $2,400 is estimated for this year. Is an extension of the work of the board planned for this year?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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