Edward George MCCULLOUGH

MCCULLOUGH, Edward George

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
May 28, 1909
Deceased Date
June 17, 1994
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_McCullough
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f2d24403-7a54-4b38-9e62-0118d999a2e6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 249)


January 30, 1958

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture arising out of a press report yesterday appearing in the Montreal Gazette, wherein it is stated that the minister, in speaking to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in Montreal, explained the agricultural stabilization bill in such a manner as to indicate that it was a form of unemployment insurance for farmers. Has the minister's explanation been correctly reported? Does the government consider the agricultural price stabilization bill to be legislation mainly intended to provide a type of unemployment insurance for farmers?

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER ON PRICE STABILIZATION LEGISLATION
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January 30, 1958

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

May I direct a supplementary question to the Minister of Agriculture. Will the minister look into this matter again and check whether his statement that only those farmers who undertake year-round employment off the farms are not eligible for P.F.A.A. assistance is correct, because it seems to be at variance with the facts?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   SIZE OF QUALIFYING BLOCK
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January 28, 1958

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

would like to ask the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources if he has finalized any agreement with the province of Saskatchewan on his proposals for the development of northern roads; and could the minister say whether or not he has received any representations from the province of Saskatchewan requesting that an early agreement be reached on this very important matter?

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DEVELOPMENT ROADS
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January 25, 1958

Mr. McCullough:

I would like to say that I believe the cat is right out of the bag now. Yesterday the Prime Minister said that he joined the Minister of Agriculture in what he had said that afternoon that in a desire to achieve for the farmer a fair share of the national income they wanted at the same time to assure that if a major crash should take place there would be at least an emergency bottom beyond which prices would not fall in this country.

If there is any validity in what the Minister of Finance has now stated and if the governor in council is going to be guided by the average cost of production and we are going to have prices fixed which are going to be less than his cost of production, surely we now have three people admitting-firstly the Minister of Agriculture, in stating that this might very well increase the costs under the bill; secondly the Minister of Finance, rising on a point of order and saying it might be the same thing and now the decision of

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Agricultural Products-Price Stabilization the chair,-that this will have no such effect. I can only say this is a bleak bill, that it is empty and that it is a bankruptcy bill tor the farmer.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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January 25, 1958

Mr. McCullough:

I am afraid I must disagree with what the Minister of Agriculture has just said on this point, namely that if support prices are placed on the top grades of the various farm commodities you then have some real assurance that the other grades will remain somewhere in line so far as price is concerned. I must take exception to that, because I have recently received quite a number of letters from people in my constituency who say just the opposite.

I refer particularly to the grading of eggs. Those of us who have been interested in this matter over the years on behalf of the farmers have found that when you have a support price for grade A large eggs of 38 cents, that support price is not carried through to the other grades. The argument made to me by farmers who deliver eggs is that if a reasonable number of the top grades of eggs and other farm products were supported in a relative way, then we would get away from some of our farm products being undergraded and therefore underpriced.

I think I can say with a good deal of assurance, so far as cattle going to the stockyards are concerned, that if there was a support price under good steers, if the minister wanted to take the second grade, then I am sure he would find that a large number of the steers would at times be graded either as stockers or as feeders. Therefore I think the point raised by the hon. member who just spoke is a good one, and I would ask the minister to give consideration to it; because the farmers have not been satisfied with just having a support price under the top grade.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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