Ernest BERTRAND

BERTRAND, The Hon. Ernest, P.C., K.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laurier (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 15, 1888
Deceased Date
October 11, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Bertrand
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f3955f7a-c308-4e57-9713-094d9a11debf&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Fisheries (October 7, 1942 - August 28, 1945)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Fisheries (October 7, 1942 - August 28, 1945)
  • Postmaster General (August 29, 1945 - November 14, 1948)
  • Minister of Fisheries (August 14, 1947 - September 1, 1947)
  • Postmaster General (November 15, 1948 - August 23, 1949)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Laurier (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (November 15, 1948 - August 23, 1949)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 262)


April 29, 1949

Hon. Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General):

According to custom, the franking privilege is extended to members for ten days after prorogation.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF FRANKING PRIVILEGE FOR TEN DAYS AFTER PROROGATION
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April 29, 1949

Mr. Bertrand (Laurier):

How could you be so glad the day we announced it?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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April 29, 1949

1. The quantity of 195 million pounds of bacon provided for in the 1948 agreement was arrived at by negotiation, having regard to probable supplies available for export from Canada and the United Kingdom import program.

2. 85,327,947 pounds of bacon were shipped during the first three months of 1948.

3. In the original negotiations, Canada suggested a quantity greater than the 195 million provided for.

4. Answered by No. 1.

5. No.

6. When the beef agreement was cancelled by mutual consent, the United Kingdom agreed that the unexpended portion of the money provided for in the beef agreement would be transferred for the purchase of any surplus bacon that was available for export in excess of the 195 million pounds provided for in the original agreement.

7. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.

8. 176,413,454 pounds.

9. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.

10. 272,890,924 pounds.

11. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.

12. 225,893,118 pounds.

13. The prices per pound agreed upon were as follows: In 1945, 22J cents; in 1946, 22J cents; in 1947, 27 cents from January to August inclusive and 29 cents from September to December inclusive; in 1948, 36 cents; in 1949, 36 cents. Basis grade A Wiltshires, f.o.b. Canadian seaboard.

14. Surplus production in excess of

domestic requirements.

15. 13,809,370 pounds of bacon were shipped during the first three months of 1949.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF BACON TO UNITED KINGDOM
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April 29, 1949

1. Prior to 1946

$117,308.001946- 1947

176,629.061947- 1948

120,532.671948- 1949 (to end of February) 119,736.522. $2 million.

All work necessary to obtaining water rights, proving lands which may be irrigated, providing information upon which power utilization may be based, and all detailed engineering necessary to the letting of contracts.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER DAM AND IRRIGATION PROJECT
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April 27, 1949

Hon. Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General):

The answer is in the negative.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE IN RECOMMENDING APPOINTMENTS OF POSTMASTERS
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