Harry Oliver WHITE

WHITE, Harry Oliver

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Middlesex East (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 6, 1895
Deceased Date
September 4, 1987
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Oliver_White
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ed7c9721-7803-4bd8-a892-696cdd38f5a0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
PC
  Middlesex East (Ontario)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
PC
  Middlesex East (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
PC
  Middlesex East (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Middlesex East (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Middlesex East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 156)


January 7, 1958

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Mr. Speaker, correspondence is going on in an endeavour to arrange dates that are mutually agreeable. We hope the end of next week will be the probable date, but it is not definitely set yet. [Later:]

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETING OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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April 11, 1957

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

That may

be, but there are not enough. We could still have more grown if we had more people.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 11, 1957

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

They used to grow onions on the farm occupied by the late Mr. Hepburn, but they are not growing onions now. They are not growing onions as they used to do in Erieau or on point

Pelee. They could not market their onions, and onions were being imported at that time.

During the week of February 15, there was imported 33 carloads of onions; 33 carloads of carrots. During the week of February 8, there was imported 56 carloads of potatoes] 22 carloads of apples. All this took place at a time when our farmers were finding it difficult to market some of their products. During the week of March 8, there was imported 119 carloads of vegetables; 48 carloads of onions and 30 carloads of carrots. This gives some idea of the large amount of food imported each week. During the week of March 22, there was imported 104 carloads of celery; 168 carloads of tomatoes; 41 carloads of onions; 76 carloads of potatoes; 5 carloads of pears and 14 carloads of apples. I am using these figures because I wish to show the situation in which this country could find itself in so far as food is concerned if disaster should strike.

I am just pointing that out because with that much food coming in every week how long would we last if our lines of communication with the United States were broken? Here we are spending, as I said, $2,000 million every year for national defence; we are exhorting our citizens to prepare for civil defence, and the mainstay of the people is food. If they have no food they soon perish. I think it is indicative of the lack of foresight on the part of the government that the agricultural producers are finding themselves in the position in which they are now.

I hold in my hand the new stamps that were issued yesterday depicting a loon. I wonder whether they are also indicative of things to come; I wonder whether they have any reference to coming events on June 10.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 11, 1957

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Mr. Chairman, I suggest we call it six o'clock?

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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April 11, 1957

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Mr. Chairman, I rise to take part in this debate on the resolution in which the government is asking for supply. It seems to bring to my mind my boyhood days when my father used to say to me, "What did you do with the last five dollars I gave you?" That is fairly well the question we are going to ask the government, namely "What did you do with all the money we gave you last time?" We shall try to bring them to account.

I just wanted to comment on the speech made by the hon. member for Mackenzie who immediately preceded me. It was one of the type made by those who belong to a group which never in the foreseeable future will be called upon to form a government.

Topic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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