Charles Edward JOHNSTON

JOHNSTON, Charles Edward

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Bow River (Alberta)
Birth Date
February 12, 1899
Deceased Date
December 1, 1971
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Edward_Johnston
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c2d813a5-a966-4bb3-ae3f-2aa943b5d543&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
SC
  Bow River (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 929)


January 30, 1958

Mr. C. E. Johnston (Bow River):

May I

direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue. I have not given him notice of the question, so he may desire to take this as notice. Can he tell the house whether or not the application of the Dinosaur radio station at Drumheller, Alberta, has been received, and whether it will be given favourable consideration?

Topic:   BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA INQUIRY AS TO APPLICA- TION OF RADIO STATION
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January 27, 1958

Mr. C. E. Johnston (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys. According to press reports 82 men were laid off at one of the mines in Drumheller last week, and one of the large mines in Can-more is closing because of lack of orders. Can the minister tell the house what plans the government has in mind for increasing the markets for coal so the distressed coal industry of Alberta may get some relief?

Topic:   ALBERTA
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT PLANS TO RELIEVE INDUSTRY
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Mr. Chairman, I have two questions on this clause. In the first subclause does the support price apply only to top grades? If this is the case, it occurs to me that there will be a tendency to lower the grade in order to get away from the support price. For instance, it would be a rather easy thing in the case of hogs to grade them A or B rather than A-l to escape the support price, and the same thing could be true in the grading of eggs. The grading could become much more strict than it is today, and that would offset any advantages the bill might have. That is my first question, and I will wait for the minister to answer it before I present my other question.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

May I ask the

minister another question. Do I take it from what the minister has said that the support

Agricultural Products-Price Stabilization

price will not necessarily be on the top grade? I see he is nodding his head in agreement. That would mean that rather than the support price being applied to choice steers it might be applied to a lower grade. Who decides what the spread shall be between the different grades? Is that a provincial or federal responsibility? It makes a great difference what the spread is. If the support price is set with respect to grade A large eggs, let us say, then who is going to be responsible for maintaining the spread? It might be that a greater spread would exist, and therefore there would be few grade A large eggs and more of the other grades in order to avoid the support price.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Before clause 17 carries, I wish to say a word. This clause makes it clear that the old Agricultural Prices Support Act is to be repealed, and therefore there would be nothing to take the place of that act until after this bill has been passed. Of course, it is going to be passed anyway, and the old act will be repealed.

Throughout this whole debate we have advocated a certain thing we thought should be put into the bill. We were insistent that a cost-price relationship should be established. There has been some effort in this bill to incorporate that, and although the bill does not go as far as we want to go, with the amendments that have been brought in by the government-I must say at the insistence of the opposition-I think there has been a little bit of improvement. As I say, we have opposed the measure and tried to improve it as much as we could. I think, as a result of the effective opposition from the Social Credit and C.C.F. parties there has been some improvement in it. For these reasons we will support the bill.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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