John Gordon ROSS

ROSS, John Gordon

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
October 11, 1891
Deceased Date
September 7, 1972
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Gordon_Ross
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=da1e46fc-5b99-4c79-850a-a1cf6cbe555f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, rancher

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
LIB
  Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 268)


March 10, 1944

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

At page 199 we find this:

When private profit is the main stimulus to economic effort, our society oscillates between periods of feverish prosperity in which the main benefits go to speculators and profiteers, and of catastrophic depression, in which the common man's normal state of insecurity and hardship is accentuated. We believe that these evils can be removed only in a planned and socialized economy in which our natural resources and the principal means of production and distribution are owned, controlled and operated by the people.

In that he means by a government of the C.C.F. party.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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March 10, 1944

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

They have put out literature at different times, and one of their books, or at least one that they use is called "Social Planning in Canada". On page 283 of this book I find this:

Interest on capital and rent on land should be maintained in socialized production as a necessary accounting device, but they will no longer accrue to private individuals as income.

If that is not taking land, I should like to know what it is.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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March 10, 1944

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Apparently none of the C.C.F. party wants this matter discussed, and I do not blame them a bit for not wanting to have the land socialization policy of the C.C.F. discussed in this house. As I started to say a few moments ago, I have here a copy of the paper in question, and I am going to put on the record exactly what is in this paper. This is the Vancouver 100-87

Sun of Monday, April 19, 1943. The main

heading in large type is "C.C.F. adopts Policy of 'All-Out' Socialism."

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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March 10, 1944

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

The C.C.F. are noted throughout Canada for their ideas on socialization; they talk of it all the time, but they are finding that in the farming sections of Canada socialization of land does not go very well and they are trying to get away from it.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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March 10, 1944

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

I have no ambition; I am not looking for anything, like my

(Mr. J. G. Ross.]

hon. friend. I intend to say ini this house what I believe to be right, and if I run again my constituents will be willing to make their decision on what I have to say. I am not trying [DOT]to run around and say that I do not believe in something I said I believed in ten years ago. I am still the same as when I came to this House of Commons.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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