Lewis Elston CARDIFF

CARDIFF, Lewis Elston

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Huron (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 22, 1889
Deceased Date
April 16, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elston_Cardiff
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=eb52e405-9f56-43e3-ab3e-e41da2f14356&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
NAT
  Huron North (Ontario)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Huron North (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Huron North (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Huron (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1958)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1958)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Huron (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1958)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1957 - January 1, 1958)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Huron (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture (November 18, 1959 - November 17, 1961)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare (January 18, 1962 - April 19, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Huron (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Huron (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 254)


June 14, 1965

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

I wish to address a question to the Minister of Finance. This morning I received a letter from the Women's Institute of Hensall, Ontario, asking whether

June 14, 1965

the Minister of Finance would remove the tax on exterior paint in order than anyone wanting to celebrate the centennial by painting the outside of his house might do so a little cheaper-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
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June 2, 1965

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture and at the same time draw it to the attention of the Minister of Finance.

I know the Minister is anxious to help the farmers of this country, but has he ever asked the Minister of Finance to try to remove the

II per cent sales tax on farm machinery, which is becoming unbearable to the farmers of Canada?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF SALES TAX ON FARM MACHINERY
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June 2, 1965

Mr. Cardiff:

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether I may ask the Minister of Finance why it is that the price of farm machinery is going up, up and up?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF SALES TAX ON FARM MACHINERY
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March 25, 1965

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

Mr. Speaker, my first words will be to thank you for your kind sentiments. I have, throughout the years, tried to be a man amongst men, and I have found the House of Commons a very good place to attempt that. I was brought up a farmer and I am still a farmer. In those days we had to work very hard. I was not very old when I tried to take a man's place.

Then when I came into parliament I found a different sort of work that had to be done. I think the most difficult job I tried to do after coming here was being whip of the largest government party we have ever had in Canada, 208 members. If you do not think that is a man's job, just try it. I am sure the whip on the government side right now with 130 members thinks he has a man's job. It is very easy to get along with men who are men, but even amongst members of parliament we sometimes get a few who are rather difficult to handle. During my term of office as whip I only had trouble with one man out of the 208, whom I had to put in his place, and I really put him there pretty hard. It did him a lot of good and I got a good deal of satisfaction out of doing it.

Topic:   TRIBUTES TO MEMBERS COMPLETING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE
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March 25, 1965

Mr. Cardiff:

No, I will not name him. Old as I am, I should like to remind my friend sitting across from me not to start something he cannot finish.

I should like to thank everybody for the treatment I have received in this House of Commons, from all sides of the house, during the 25 years I have been a member. I think I have friends on all sides of the house. I want to thank everybody for putting up with me for that length of time.

Topic:   TRIBUTES TO MEMBERS COMPLETING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE
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