Charles Cecil Ingersoll MERRITT

MERRITT, Charles Cecil Ingersoll, V.C., E.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)
Birth Date
November 10, 1908
Deceased Date
July 12, 2000
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Merritt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b3e9b269-147a-4272-9fea-5a61707135db&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, soldier

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 185)


March 18, 1949

Mr. Merrill:

The Minister of Agriculture has made two speeches and one remark. The last remark I did not like. The first speech I did not like, but X thought the second speech was excellent and if he continued in that vein he could come over and sit with us. He expressed a regard for Great Britain, a regard for the convertibility of currencies; and those are two very wholesome things. '

I rose to say that at the opening of his first speech, in which he once more criticized the Ottawa agreements of 1932, thereby showing a complete ignorance of the trading position of British Columbia-

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE IN FORCE UNTIL SIXTY DAYS AFTER OPENING OF FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN 1951
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March 18, 1949

Mr. Merritt:

No. It is not.

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE IN FORCE UNTIL SIXTY DAYS AFTER OPENING OF FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN 1951
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March 18, 1949

Mr. Merritt:

Move towards convertibility.

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE IN FORCE UNTIL SIXTY DAYS AFTER OPENING OF FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN 1951
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March 18, 1949

Mr. Merritt:

Having no defence himself, the minister is simply trying to attack our position.

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE IN FORCE UNTIL SIXTY DAYS AFTER OPENING OF FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN 1951
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March 18, 1949

Mr. Merritt:

He stated that the problem was not devaluation but rather convertibility.

I do not know why the minister does not take the house into his confidence frankly on the real point at issue. It is his responsibility, as Canada's Minister of Finance, to seek to make the Canadian dollar exchangeable with the

currency of other countries in the world so that we can get trade flowing without an iron curtain.

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE IN FORCE UNTIL SIXTY DAYS AFTER OPENING OF FIRST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN 1951
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