Vincent-Joseph POTTIER

POTTIER, Vincent-Joseph, Q.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Shelburne--Yarmouth--Clare (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
April 11, 1897
Deceased Date
February 4, 1980
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Pottier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cd1d4f94-d4de-42cb-a256-0b0d948a7f22&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Shelburne--Yarmouth--Clare (Nova Scotia)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Shelburne--Yarmouth--Clare (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 66)


July 27, 1944

Mr. POTTIER:

This paragraph contains the words "at which such product is sold in the market." You have the word "product" there, and I am wondering if it could not be interpreted as relating to a manufactured product. In the beginning you have the word "producer" which might mean the producer of the manufactured product. I am wondering if that is what it means. In that event it might be interpreted in such a way that the farmer producer would get no advantage in connection with a manufactured product.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICES AFTER LAST WAR
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July 27, 1944

Mr. POTTIER:

The primary producer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICES AFTER LAST WAR
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July 27, 1944

Mr. POTTIER:

That is clear, then.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICES AFTER LAST WAR
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July 27, 1944

Mr. POTTIER:

I am somewhat concerned about the meaning of "producer" in paragraph (c). I can see that a farmer would get the advantage if he were selling a natural product such as potatoes, carrots or something like that. Under this section the board has power to pay a primary producer the difference between the floor price and the market price. When you come to a manufactured article, however, I am not so sure that under this section as it is drafted the primary producer is going to get any advantage, because here you are only providing that the producer of the manufactured article will be paid the difference between the fixed price and the market price. He might keep that extra amount, and the farmer producer would not get any advantage. I have in mind that after the word "producer" you might add something like this: "On such terms and conditions as may be deemed necessary to ensure that such payment reaches the farmer producer." That may be going too far, but if "producer" means the primary producer and not the person who manufactures the commodity, I am wondering what the effect will be.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICES AFTER LAST WAR
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July 21, 1944

Mr. POTTIER:

On June 30 when the minister's estimates were, before the committee he referred to the brief presented by the united maritime fishermen's association, and in referring to it he said, as reported on page 4416 of Hansard:

The brief presented to us by the united fishermen says that they do not want the unrestricted use of trawlers, meaning that they do not want the trawlers to fish anywhere. We are going to see, through the system of granting a licence, that the trawlers fish far away from the shore.

I think the minister has misinterpreted the brief presented by the united maritime fishermen's association. Their brief reads:

Clearly then the unrestricted use of trawlers is inimical to the interest of the inshore fishermen, and on behalf of its members this association must continue its opposition to them.

The unrestricted use to which they refer there is not only the unrestricted use of the fishing grounds but unrestricted use in so far as the number of beam trawlers is concerned. It is important that we be seized of that difference. The reason why the united maritime fishermen are opposed to -the beam trawler is that it affects a large number of fishermen, and an increase in the number of beam trawlers tends to put fishermen out of business and centralize the industry in two or three places in Nova Scotia, Halifax and Lunenburg for example. I hope that the minister will not continue with that interpretation.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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