Ross Wilfred GRAY

GRAY, Ross Wilfred

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lambton West (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 5, 1897
Deceased Date
December 11, 1968
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Gray_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f4ceca5f-a3b8-45ec-9f93-1bdbf0a83ec1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister

Parliamentary Career

January 14, 1929 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
October 14, 1935 - January 25, 1940
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1937 - January 1, 1940)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1937 - January 1, 1940)
March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Lambton West (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 142 of 147)


May 29, 1931

Mr. GRAY:

On Tuesday last, as reported at page 1997 of Hansard, the self-styled onion king of this house, the hon. member for South Essex, who, I regret to say, is not in his place, said:

Mr. Gott: I would like to say to the Minister of Agriculture that one recommendation made by the National Dairy Council of Canada has meant thousands upon thousands of dollars to the onion growers of Essex county.

A little further on he said:

A year ago, through the recommendation of the National Dairy Council of Canada, the Minister of National Revenue took occasion to protect onions.

In the county I have the honour to represent, as well as in the county of Essex, there are a large number of onion growers. Now I would ask, seeing that we are discussing an item of S5,000 for the National Dairy Council: What possible connection is there between the National Dairy Council and the onion industry of southwestern Ontario? At the same time I should be glad if the minister would inform the committee whether the National Dairy Council did make such a recommendation as indicated by the hon. member for South Essex.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATION FOR ELECTORS RESIDENT IN THE DISTRICT OP PATRICIA
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May 27, 1931

Mr. GRAY:

For a copy of all correspondence, reports, etc., on file in the Department of National Revenue, relating to the dismissal of one H. S. Howey, formerly employed in the preventive service of this department.

Topic:   DISMISSAL OF H. S. HOWEY
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May 25, 1931

1. Has the Minister of Agriculture received any complaints regarding the failure of government grader, Donald McKinnon, of Peterborough, grading the hogs of the Canada Packers Limited?

Questions

2. Has the minister ascertained that one of the weighers of Canada Packers Limited has been grading the hogs at Peterborough plant instead of the government grader?

3. Have the government manifests of the government grader at Peterborough been discovered missing and for what years are these manifests of the government grader missing?

4. Has the minister investigated as to whether there has been a shortage in weights discovered at the Canada Packers Limited plant at Peterborough, between weights given to the farmers on sale tickets and the weights shown by the weighers' records of the Canada Packers Limited at its Peterborough plant?

5. Has the minister instituted the investigation?

6. Hoes the minister intend to institute an investigation?

Topic:   PETERBOROUGH, ONT., GOVERNMENT GRADER
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May 14, 1931

Mr. GRAY:

With much that the Minister of Trade and Commerce has said respecting the increase of trade with China, due to their increased purchasing power in the future, I agree. But I wonder whether he seriously wishes to leave the impression in this house that there will be any large increase in the purchases of wheat from this country by China. I shall be corrected if I am wrong, but I am reliably informed that China at the present time is producing in the north sufficient wheat to meet its own needs. Moreover, China is not a wheat-eating nation. The people live largely on maize and rice cakes, and it would take years of education

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to cultivate among them a genuine taste for bread made from our flour. Is the minister really serious in his assertion to-night that, as the Prime Minister has intimated, we have a market there for millions upon millions of bushels of our grain? Is he serious in that?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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May 14, 1931

Mr. GRAY:

Will the minister tell us what has been the decline in the trade of Canada for the month of April 1931, as compared with the month of April 1930?

Supply-Commercial Intelligence

Topic:   S3.000,000.
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