Archibald Blake MCCOIG

MCCOIG, The Hon. Archibald Blake

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kent (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 8, 1874
Deceased Date
November 21, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_McCoig
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c48c0c69-936b-4de8-94f5-4eaa16ad3ee5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
agent, farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Kent West (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Kent West (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Kent (Ontario)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Kent (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 49 of 50)


April 5, 1910

Mr. McCOIG.

The farmer gets some compensation when live hogs are condemned, but he gets no compensation when dressed hogs are condemned.

Topic:   BBV1SED EDITION.
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April 5, 1910

Mr. McCOIG.

That is what I understood; and the very conditions which the hon. member for Halifax was finding fault with in this particular section of the country are the conditions which we would be glad to have in the province of Ontario, under which we could trade with the province of Quebec in our heavy carcases of dressed hogs without government inspection; and if the government continues to allow the maritime provinces the privilege in that respect which they are enjoying at the present time, I hope they will extend the same privilege to our province. If they do, I feel sure that their action will meet with general satisfaction. We do not ask for favours which other provinces are not getting; but if Nova Scotia is granted the privilege of sending its meat products without government inspection to other provinces, the producers and packing houses of the province of Ontario will be placed in an awkard position if they are not granted the same privilege. If the government consider the advisability of qom-pensating packing houses for the loss of diseased carcases, I hope they will also take into consideration the advisability of compensating the producer, who at present very often is obliged to lose carcases of dressed hogs which are rejected by the government inspectors.

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April 5, 1910

Mr. McCOIG.

I agree largely with what the hon. member for South Toronto (Mr. Macdonell) has said in regard to allowing compensation to packing concerns for diseased carcases or hogs or cattle; but the packing houses are not the only parties who should be considered in this matter. We have in the southwestern part of Ontario a large number of farmers who them-Mr. A. C. MACDONELL.

selves go quite extensively into the dressing of hogs. These dressed hogs are inspected by the government inspectors at the different shipping stations, and when a hog is found by a government officer to be wholly diseased, it is sent back to the farmer who is shipping it or is destroyed on the spot, and the farmer suffers the entire loss, not the packer or the buyer. So that if the government are considering the advisability of compensating the drover or the packer they should not overlook the farmer. The hon. member for Halifax (Mr. Crosby) found fault with the government for allowing interprovincial trade between some of the provinces in meat that has not passed government inspection. I may say that we in Ontario would like to have accorded to us the treatment which the hon. gentleman is objecting to for his particular province, that is, allowing it to trade in uninspected meat with Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, or some of the other provinces.

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April 5, 1910

Mr. McCOIG.

The hon. gentleman (Mr. Macdonell) is mistaken as to compensation being paid for hogs. If the hogs are alive and they are condemned to be destroyed, the farmer gets compensation, but he does not get any compensation if the dead hog is rejected by the government inspector. In that case he has to stand the loss just the same as the packer.

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December 7, 1909

Mr. McCOIG.

The conditions must be very different in Nova Scotia from what they are in Ontario if opponents of the Nova Scotia government are employed on public works. In my riding of West Kent, where the federal government has very kindly given an appropriation for public works, we have Mr. Fluke, a Liberal contractor, doing the work, and at the last elections he had eight or ten men in his employment who were nearly all Conservatives. We also had another contract where a Conservative was the contractor and he had many Conservatives working for him drawing the money which was appropriated by this government. If the Conservatives have any grievance in Nova Scotia they certainly have not in the other provinces.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE NAPANEE RIVER.
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