Daniel Aloysius RILEY

RILEY, The Hon. Daniel Aloysius, Q.C., B.A., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 11, 1916
Deceased Date
September 13, 1984
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Aloysius_Riley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c76fff30-ecfa-41e4-ac8a-ad6d3b17f38c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)
December 21, 1973 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  St. John--Albert (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 54)


February 27, 1953

Mr. D. A. Riley (Saint John-Alberl):

Mr. Speaker, I hope I am exhibiting the proper degree of humility in rising at this time, after such a splendid and thundering oration from the hon. member for Dufferin-Simcoe (Mr. Rowe).

When he spoke so ominously about recessions and depressions my mind harkened back to what must have been the vast amount of background of experience he has had in these matters. The great knowledge he no doubt gathered about recessions and depressions was perhaps accountable for the award he received in the dying days of the Bennett regime. I am wondering if, when he spoke about this government facing its shareholders.

The Budget-Mr. Riley he was not, in retrospect, looking back to the time when he, and the government of which he formed a part, had to face their shareholders in 1935.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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February 27, 1953

Mr. Riley:

Well, I wish him luck.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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February 27, 1953

Mr. Riley:

I cannot say that it is still his policy. He has made statements since that appear to be somewhat contrary, but I have never heard him get up in the house and say: I did say that and I apologize to the mothers of Canada. I said that at a time when I was not a national leader but when I was representing a section of the country- and I take back everything that I said.

Getting back to southern trade, I have always felt that the ports of Saint John and Halifax could be kept busy or could be helped to be kept busy the year round by a constant flow of imports and exports to and from those markets. I have always felt that the industries of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland could be enormously stimulated by such trade. In the centre of those provinces lies Prince Edward Island, whose agricultural products could feed twice the population of the surrounding provinces with lots left over for export. With such a stimulus to industrial expansion, perhaps we might have an increased population in the maritime provinces. With increased population perhaps we might get home markets and then perhaps we could wave our hands at the high freight rates which we are now facing. With this in mind I am going to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) to send another trade mission to the Latin American countries-a trade mission made up of representatives and businessmen from the Atlantic provinces.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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February 27, 1953

Mr. Riley:

He was not here then? To many of the people of Royal it seems that he has been here longer than that.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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February 27, 1953

Mr. Riley:

I could hardly make up something the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) said. When he was speaking here, as reported at page 1841 of Hansard, the Minister of Trade and Commerce said:

Our balance of trade with Cuba Is very much in our favour, and Cuba is a very important market to the maritime provinces. It always has been and it always will be. The Cuban agreement on raw sugar was made as a means of stimulating that market and of protecting the market we have had. It has had that effect. There has been a very sharp growth in imports from the maritime provinces, and in talking to the people of Cuba I may say that they in Cuba believe that market can be stimulated a great deal more.

It was necessary to conduct these negotiations with that thought in mind. Certainly I have no intention at any cost of disturbing that market for products of the maritime provinces.

He made that statement in answer to the Progressive Conservatives who in this house made an attempt to disrupt that market. I am sure that had the hon. members in the opposition known what I was going to quote, they might not have been so ready to listen to me.

To sum it all up, when the history is written of this proud epoch in the development of a great nation, I should hate to have my children read and be taught, perhaps in another part of this or another land, that the Atlantic provinces had lagged in the wake of Canadian progress like the back field of an abundantly productive farm; or I should hate to have my part of the country depicted as the dying limb of an otherwise luxuriantly foliaged tree, one of the main branches withering for want of proper circulation of the sap of national concern.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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