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 4 of 929)


January 22, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Does this bill?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 18, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

That was on December 3; then there was the bill which was introduced on December 14, and then there was a reprint of that bill. All I am trying to say, in effect, is that the government is now so confused that we now have a third bill before us.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 18, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Where is the good in this?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 18, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

Yes, shame. What a sorry outlook for the future.

Mr. Speaker, the Social Credit party has advocated a two-price system for agriculture, a system which would give in the domestic field a parity price for agricultural products. I will not define parity again because I gave the Prime Minister's definition of that a little while ago. On the export markets we would have to take what is generally known as the world price. That should be supplemented by a price support, a deficiency payment or what we Social Crediters have often described as a price discount. All three terms mean about the same thing. We have advocated this system for years. When you consider the income from the domestic and export markets under such a system agriculturists would then be receiving their fair share of the national income. There is nothing like that in this bill. As a matter of fact, as the hon. member for Melville (Mr. Gardiner) said last evening, there is nothing in this bill which is very different from what was contained in the Agricultural Prices Support Act. If the farmers of this country want a change in agricultural policy and if they want the industry put on a sound basis they will have to look to someone else other than to the Liberals or the Conservatives.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 18, 1958

Mr. Johnston (Bow River):

The government seems to be just going around in circles.

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