James Herbert STITT

STITT, James Herbert, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Selkirk (Manitoba)
Birth Date
July 25, 1891
Deceased Date
November 29, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Herbert_Stitt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ed34bdbb-3fe8-4a8c-87a1-a2ad108b1e2b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Selkirk (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 38)


June 12, 1935

Mr. STITT (Selkirk):

For a copy of all correspondence between the Department of Justice or the Department of External Affairs in the year 1921 with Lewis Duncan, barrister, of Toronto, regarding claim of said Duncan for legal services.

Topic:   LEWIS DUNCAN, TORONTO
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May 29, 1935

Mr. STITT (Selkirk):

Does not the word "such" apply to the words "as a commissioner or commissioners under the provisions of the Inquiries Act"?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES
Subtopic:   POWER OP MINISTER TO BRING ACT INTO OPERATION WITH OR WITHOUT COMPLAINT
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April 9, 1935

Mr. STITT (Selkirk):

Would the hon.

gentleman permit a question? Would he mind telling the house and country how much income tax that man is actually paying to-day under the law, not under proposals that were never carried into law?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   OBJECTION TO PROLONGED ADJOURNMENT EXPRESSED IN AMENDMENT TO MOTION FOR COMMITTEE
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April 2, 1935

Mr. J. H. STITT (Selkirk):

Mr. Speaker,

last evening in the course of my remarks in this debate I paid some attention to the criticisms which were made by the official critic of the opposition, the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston). I desire now to direct the attention of the house and of all western grain growers particularly to a few words which that hon. gentleman spoke, and which will be found at page 2116 of Hansard. Among other things he said:

We find that in the fall of 1934 the prices of Canadian wheat in the British market- were something like 22 cents above Argentina and something like 14 cents above Australia. What has been the result? In the first place the dominion as it wanted to do, shared with the western wheat producer in the responsibility for marketing the 1930 crop, and nobody finds any fault with that action; both parties joined in approval of it.

A little further on he says:

What is the criticism? What do I mean by that? I mean that the government through Mr. John I. McFarland, who is its agent, becomes in effect the potential holder of

200,000,000 or 225.000,000 or 250,000,000 bushels of wheat that should be off the market in order to enable the western producer to dispose of his 1935 crop.

Here we have it in the words of the official critic of the opposition that the price of our wheat in the British market is 22 cents above the Argentina price and something like 14 cents above tihe Australian price. Was that to the advantage of the western producer? Was that something done in the interests of the grain grower? Wlnat is the hon. gentleman's solution? He says that this wheat ought to be off the market. In other words, his policy would have been to dispose of the wheat. What t-hen would have happened to the western producer?

I think, Mr. Speaker, that this party and its supporters ought to proclaim throughout western Canada every such word of criticism against the activities of this government in upholding the price of wheat for the producer.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 2, 1935

Mr. STITT (Selkirk):

I was paired with the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Weir). Had I voted I would have voted against the amendment.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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