George SPOTTON

SPOTTON, George

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Huron North (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 23, 1877
Deceased Date
April 20, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Spotton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ba3650e7-a4d8-4fb8-8d43-805b396ec85a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

September 12, 1927 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Huron North (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Huron North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 55)


February 28, 1935

Mr. SFOTTON:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE AND INCREASE THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO FARMERS
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February 28, 1935

Mr. SFOTTON:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE AND INCREASE THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO FARMERS
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February 28, 1935

Mr. SPOTTON:

But hard on the people.

Now this is a fact. I went to the agricultural development board, after they had dismissed Mr. Roadhouse, and I was in communication with Mr. Fairbairn and Mr. Page, and they informed me that there were no new loans. The president of the United Farmers' organization in Ontario, Mr. Robert J. Scott, together with the hon. member for Dufferin-iSimcoe and myself, lamented the fact that since last June the Hepburn administration has been very cruel to the farmers of Ontario. In our opinion they were striving to make it so severe that the farmers should lose the old homestead-they would make it hard for the farmers of Ontario so that it would have its effect on the next dominion election, because it can be nothing else than that. We have positive proof. Mr. Nixon, replying to Mr. Scott, is reported to have said that he was not listening much to Mr. Scott, the president of the United Farmers of Ontario organization, because he voted for George Spotton at the last election, and Mr. Scott replied that he had not voted for me. Sometimes I get discontented with my own party; but when I think

Farm Loan Act

of the puerile, the infantile and the senile remarks of the opposition, I think I am better off staying where I am. When Mr. Nixon said that the president of the United Farmers' organization of Ontario had voted for me, that gentleman, as I say, replied that he had not. But I care not whether he did vote for me or not; if he did not many others did. The fact of the matter is however that Mr. Nixon said that scores of new loans were being granted daily in Ontario, whereas I make bold to say that this was not the case; and that will be laid upon the records in Queens park in the very near future. Some members of this house get up and tell how many loans there were. Well, if there were any, they were granted, believe me, in their constituencies during a byelection.

Many Liberal farmers have come to me and told me their farms had not been inspected. They were kidded along until the snow was on the ground. My hon. friend from West Middlesex knows this; he is fair and he will agree with me when I say that they kidded the farmers along while that beautiful white blanket covered the farms, telling them that they could not inspect the farms until the spring, and then they hoped to pass the buck to the federal parliament. But these little wise-cracking, peanut, potato politicians in Queens park, Toronto, will not, so long as I am in the flesh, kid or fool the farmers of Ontario. We have just recently seen Mr. Marshall come out with a change of heart.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE AND INCREASE THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO FARMERS
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February 28, 1935

Mr. SPOTTON:

Duncan Marshall, whom Alberta made a great mistake in allowing to leave. I wish to congratulate this government, Mr. Chairman, on increasing the sum to $90,000,000 the amount of money available for the farmers of Ontario when they could get it nowhere else, and I plead with this government that they make the rate of interest as low as possible. The overhead, as indicated by this government, may be large, but I am glad that this government does not belong to the cannibalistic tribe we have in the province of Ontario. We have at the head of this farm loan board, they tell me, a former Liberal premier of British Columbia, and many of his assistants are from the ranks of Liberal politicians. I am glad of that, because I have never been a party to taking the bread from any home in my county or elsewhere. I have striven, and I have been successful in the endeavour, to extend the time of Liberal officeholders

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in my riding until even after the election when the opposition thinks their party is going to attain office.

I congratulate this government on the fact that they are making it possible, after the Hepburn government has turned down the farmers, and scores and hundreds of farmers in Ontario have been driven off the old homestead, -for me to say what I have been able to say, to my farmers: Hold steady; it is only a few short months until you can drive up from the gate between those ancestral trees which your grandfather planted and you will rest secure pa the old homestead. I am leaving to-night to lend a little assistance to a Liberal whose Liberal grandfather planted such trees and through the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act I feel we shall be able to send him home happy. On behalf of the electors of my constituency, Liberals and Conservatives alike, I wish to congratulate the Minister of Finance that when the Hepburn administration turned the farmers down, he stepped into the breach and said: I am ready, aye ready.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE AND INCREASE THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO FARMERS
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February 28, 1935

Mr. SPOTTON:

Well, where were the

farmers to turn? No other organization was loaning money and to scores of my farmers who are in danger of being driven off their farms, I am going to say to them, as I wire them weekly: Take advantage of the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act; that will hold you secure until the federal farm loan act is in operation and you will be able to hang on to the old homestead. The Hepburn administration has not been granting any new loans in the county of Huron. They may have done so in Frontenac, where they did some very cruel things, but they have not done it in the constituency I represent.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE AND INCREASE THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO FARMERS
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