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 65 of 66)


March 19, 1936

Mr. POTTIER:

I would like to correct

an impression that apparently prevails as stated by the hon. member for Royal (Mr. Brooks) in Hansard at page 821:

It is well known that we in the maritime provinces and Newfoundland produce practically all the lobsters in the world. We have the finest lobsters that are found anywhere. The only lobster, I believe, that is found' outside of Canada is one called the spiny lobster, which in reality is not a lobster at all.

As a matter of fact the United States produce as many lobsters as we export to them. Their production in recent years was as follows:

1919 10,000,000

1928 11,000,000

1929 11,000,000

1930 13,000,000

1931 12,000,000

1932 11,000,000

1933 9,811,000

The year 1933 was the last year for which I could get the figures. The total exports of lobsters to the United States in 1934, the last year for which I could obtain the figures, amounted to 9,744,000 pounds. So that the statement made by the hon. member for Royal that lobsters were found only in the waters off the Canadian coast, to say t/he least is not according to the record. One-third of the exports of lobsters from Canada comes from a district in my constituency extending forty-five miles in length, and in 1934 the exports totalled 3,623,000 pounds. The treaty ensured the continuance of the free item and means a great deal to the people of my constituency.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT
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March 19, 1936

Mr. POTTIER:

What was the production of fish on the Canadian Atlantic coast for the years 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935, by (a) deep sea fishermen; (b) shore fishermen; (c) beam trawlers ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC COAST FISHERIES
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March 19, 1936

Mr. POTTIER:

Our exports to the United Kingdom are of the canned product, and we

used to have a considerable trade with Australia.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT
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March 19, 1936

Mr. POTTIER:

The difference between the amount shipped to the United States and the total of 36,000,000 pounds is the amount exported to the various countries.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT
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March 19, 1936

Mr. POTTIER:

Generally speaking we

ship to the United States. In 1934 our total Canadian production was 36,000,000 pounds. Of that amount 9,744,000 pounds went to the United States.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES TRADE AGREEMENT
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