Frederick George HAHN

HAHN, Frederick George

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
New Westminster (British Columbia)
Birth Date
November 3, 1911
Deceased Date
February 5, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hahn_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c7ae0236-fd24-4936-904c-ad8d3b4f9214&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business executive, merchant, principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
SC
  New Westminster (British Columbia)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
SC
  New Westminster (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 203)


January 25, 1958

Mr. Hahn:

Mr. Chairman, to deal further with the matter raised by the hon. member for Bow River and the hon. member for Moose Mountain, may I say that I had some representations made to me regarding the same problem, involving the effect of price support upon different grades as the system was in operation under the Agricultural Prices Support Act. In this connection I should like to refer the minister to a letter written by Ewen Gillis to A. H. Turner, chairman of the agricultural prices support board, dated September 29, 1957. Mr. Gillis is the secretary of the poultry section of the farmers' union of British Columbia, and in his letter he had this to say in part:

Incidentally I have learned that the dominion government purchased grade A fowl only. The other grades had to be sold by the processors where a market was available. In many cases the producers were paid from 5 to 10 cents for a dressed fowl. Not all the fowl were bought at this price by the packer.

The important part is as follows:

For years many producers have been receiving grade A for over 90 per cent of the fowl. Under the implemented price supports schedule reports indicate only 10 to 30 per cent of the flock qualify for grade A.

There does seem to be a tremendous .discrepancy here in that when you sell on the free market 90 per cent qualify as grade A, and the moment you come under the price support legislation it immediately drops to 10 to 30 per cent. Before I proceed further, and possibly I should have begun my remarks by saying this, I wish to compliment the minister on the attitude the government took in accepting our representations regarding the problem that west coast turkey raisers had late last year and taking

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Agricultural Products-Price Stabilization action on it. However, here is another phase into which an examination should be made. I am not completely satisfied with the answer the minister gave the hon. member for Bow River, and I should like to get his views on this particular question.

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

Mr. F. G. J. Hahn (New Westminster):

I

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I notified him earlier that I was going to ask it. In view of Canada's need to discover cheaper and more abundant sources of power in certain regions if we hope to continue our economic development, would the minister tell the house what part, if any, we are playing in the development of energy by a machine known as the zero energy thermonuclear assembly, more commonly referred to as ZETA?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   DEVELOPMENT OF ZERO ENERGY THERMONUCLEAR ASSEMBLY
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January 25, 1958

Mr. Hahn:

Possibly I should have read from this letter to draw this matter to the attention of the minister. It reads:

Many processors as well as myself are confused concerning the objective of grade A standards. Some of the processors were stupid enough to state that the dominion government has two standards for grade A. One standard for the domestic market and another for the export market. This sounds like double talk. I have spent most of my life in the field of analytical chemistry. Explanations of this character do not make sense to me.

I wonder if the minister would comment on this assertion.

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

Mr. Hahn:

May I ask a supplementary question. Do we share in a financial way in responsibility for the undertaking at Harwell?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   DEVELOPMENT OF ZERO ENERGY THERMONUCLEAR ASSEMBLY
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January 24, 1958

Mr. Hahn:

You also made a lot of incorrect statements.

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