Hugh John FLEMMING

FLEMMING, The Hon. Hugh John, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Carleton--Charlotte (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
January 5, 1899
Deceased Date
October 16, 1982
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_John_Flemming
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e7d3aa7f-46b2-4d6c-82a4-8a11a0ea4e6e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumberman, merchant

Parliamentary Career

October 31, 1960 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Royal (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Forestry (October 11, 1960 - March 17, 1963)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Forestry (October 11, 1960 - March 17, 1963)
  • Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (July 18, 1962 - August 8, 1962)
  • Minister of National Revenue (August 9, 1962 - April 21, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of National Revenue (August 9, 1962 - April 21, 1963)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Victoria--Carleton (New Brunswick)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Carleton--Charlotte (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 163 of 166)


March 10, 1961

Hon. H. J. Flemming (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, undoubtedly the utmost consideration is being given to that end.

Topic:   FORESTRY-FAILURE TO APPOINT FRENCH SPEAKING SENIOR PERSONNEL
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March 7, 1961

Mr. Flemming (Royal):

I would not be able to answer that at the moment.

Topic:   FORESTRY
Subtopic:   STATEMENT AS TO ARRESTING OF DUTCH ELM DISEASE
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March 7, 1961

Hon. H. J. Flemming (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, a few days ago the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate asked me whether the department was making any progress in finding a means of arresting Dutch elm disease. I replied that I had no up to the minute information but would take the question as notice.

I am pleased to advise as follows. The Dutch elm disease occurs widely in Ontario and Quebec and in the upper Saint John river valley area of New Brunswick. The causal fungus is carried from diseased trees to healthy ones by bark beetles. Spread of the disease can be reduced by sanitation programs to remove weakened elm trees and branches in which the beetles breed, by spraying with d.d.t. to prevent the entry of beetles into healthy trees, and by prompt felling of diseased elms, with destruction of the bark, to prevent emergence of fungusladen beetles. An effective control program may require use of all three lines of action.

The Department of Forestry carries out continuing insect and disease surveys, and keeps municipalities and the public informed of areas of known distribution of the Dutch elm disease. The department is conducting research on host-parasite relationships as an aid to formulation of improved control procedures. It also provides a diagnostic service so that occurrence of the disease in suspect trees may be confirmed before expensive felling operations are undertaken.

Responsibility for the application of control measures rests with the owners, usually

municipalities or private citizens. The department provides information and advice to such owners on the organization of control procedures.

This is a disease of foreign origin and as such comes under quarantine regulations administered by the plant protection division of the Department of Agriculture. Officers of my department co-operate fully with the plant protection division in the exchange of information leading to appropriate quarantine regulations. In the event the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate does not have publication No. 1010 on Dutch elm disease, I am sending him a copy.

Topic:   FORESTRY
Subtopic:   STATEMENT AS TO ARRESTING OF DUTCH ELM DISEASE
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March 6, 1961

Hon. H. J. Flemming (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Beauce for giving me notice of this question. I have received a communication from the minister of lands and forests of Quebec asking for a meeting with himself, the minister of lands and forests for Ontario, and the minister of lands and mines for New Brunswick, for the purpose of discussing joint agreements already in force in the three provinces whereby federal financial assistance is extended for the preparation of forest inventories, reforestation of vacant crown lands, the purchase of capital assets for forest fire protection, and the construction of access roads.

A meeting of the three provincial ministers I have mentioned, together with their officials, was held in Quebec city on February 16 and 17 at the invitation of the minister of lands and forests of Quebec. Our Department of Forestry was invited to send observers, and two of our officials were present. One of the chief subjects discussed concerned arrangements between the provinces for mutual assistance in forest fire protection.

Topic:   FORESTRY
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING TO DISCUSS FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CO-OPERATION
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March 2, 1961

Hon. H. J. Flemming (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, I have no knowledge of this matter, but I will take the question as notice.

Topic:   FORESTRY
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ARRESTING DUTCH ELM DISEASE
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