James Joseph HUGHES

HUGHES, The Hon. James Joseph

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kings (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
August 15, 1856
Deceased Date
March 5, 1941
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joseph_Hughes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b443ed18-8c97-4f61-a408-a844789acb40&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
exporter, merchant, passenger agent

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Kings (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 529)


June 23, 1925

Mr. HUGHES:

Has the grain commission

the power to fix the price the elevator man shall charge?

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT
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June 23, 1925

Mr. HUGHES:

And .does this bill as it *stands take that right away from the farmer?

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June 23, 1925

Mr. HUGHES:

What is the penalty if

you do not deliver?

Mr. CRERAR': Why, I have to deliver it. I could be sued; he could make his appeal to the Chairman .of the Board of Grain Commissioners and the Chairman of the Board of Grain Commissioners could issue instructions to me to pay him, and I would have to pay. The point is that I have the responsibility as to the grade of that grain and I should have the opportunity of checking the grade and following it through and protecting my interests. The same applies so far as the weight is concerned at the terminal elevator to which it may go. The hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Brown) mentioned another aspect of this question which is undoubtedly a vital part of it. After all, only fifty or sixty per cent of the farmers of western Canada to-day are in the pools, and any law that you pass for the pools applies to every individual farmer who is outside the pools.

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT
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June 23, 1925

Mr. HUGHES:

What injustice would be

done to the country elevators by allowing the farmer to route the grain wherever he chooses?

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June 23, 1925

Mr. HUGHES:

Would he get a price under those conditions that would pay him for his services?

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT
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