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The Hon. Ralph Ferguson

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1929-09-13

Place of Birth:  Mosa Township, Ontario, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  farmer

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 3,459 days (9 years, 5 months, 20 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 - 1984-09-03

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Agriculture 1984-06-30 - 1984-09-16
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism) 1980-03-04 - 1982-02-28
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance 1984-03 - 1984-06-29
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Agriculture Grains and Oilseeds 1989-02 - 1990-09
Agriculture Agriculture 1989-02 - 1993-09
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Legislative Committee F on Bill C-9 An Act to facilitate combatting the laundering of proceeds of crime Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-327 Income Tax Act (amdt. - employee purchase of corporation shares) Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-124 An Act to amend the Currency Act Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Vice-Chair
(1984-04-07 - 1983-02-15)
Legislative Committee C on Bills C-2 An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and C-13 An Act to establish a federal environmental assessment process Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee C on Bill C-42 An Act respecting the protection of certain species of wild animals and plants and the regulation of international and interprovincial trade in those species Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Management and Members' Services Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Management and Members' Services Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-26 An Act to amend the Railway Act (grain and flour subsidies) Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-15 An Act respecting plant breeders' rights Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-48 An Act to amend the Crop Insurance Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Subcommittee on Agriculture on Farm Credit Arrangements of the Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-36 An Act to amend the Advance Payments for Crops Act and the Prairie Grain Advance Payments Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-124 An Act to amend the Currency Act Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Member 30th Parliament, 1st Session
(1974-09-30 - 1976-10-11)

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Faites le compte, phase I : les agriculteurs canadiens doivent obtenir leur juste part du dollar alimentaire canadien. Ottawa: [s.n.]; 13 p 1991

Compare the share, phase II: the comparisons continue. [Ottawa]: [s.n.]; xiii, 68 p. 1992

Compare the share : Canadian farmers need a fair share of the consumer food dollar. 2nd ed. [Ottawa: s.n.]; [47] p. 1991

Compare the share, Phase I: Canadian farmers need a fair share of the consumer food dollar. 4th ed. [Ottawa: s.n.]; 12 p. 1991

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 3,459 days (9 years, 5 months, 20 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 Elected
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 Elected
Lambton--Middlesex Liberal Party of Canada 1984-09-04 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24
Liberal Party of Canada 1980-02-18 - 1984-09-03

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister of Agriculture 1984-06-30 - 1984-09-16
Parliamentary Secretary
Portfolio Term
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism) 1980-03-04 - 1982-02-28
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance 1984-03 - 1984-06-29
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Agriculture Grains and Oilseeds 1989-02 - 1990-09
Agriculture Agriculture 1989-02 - 1993-09
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Legislative Committee F on Bill C-9 An Act to facilitate combatting the laundering of proceeds of crime Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-327 Income Tax Act (amdt. - employee purchase of corporation shares) Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-124 An Act to amend the Currency Act Chair 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Vice-Chair
(1984-04-07 - 1983-02-15)
Legislative Committee C on Bills C-2 An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and C-13 An Act to establish a federal environmental assessment process Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Legislative Committee C on Bill C-42 An Act respecting the protection of certain species of wild animals and plants and the regulation of international and interprovincial trade in those species Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Management and Members' Services Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Management and Members' Services Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-26 An Act to amend the Railway Act (grain and flour subsidies) Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-15 An Act respecting plant breeders' rights Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-48 An Act to amend the Crop Insurance Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Subcommittee on Agriculture on Farm Credit Arrangements of the Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-36 An Act to amend the Advance Payments for Crops Act and the Prairie Grain Advance Payments Act Member 34th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1989-04-03 - 1991-05-12)
Standing Committee on Agriculture Member 32nd Parliament, 1st Session
(1980-04-14 - 1983-11-30)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-124 An Act to amend the Currency Act Member 34th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1991-05-13 - 1993-09-08)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Member 30th Parliament, 1st Session
(1974-09-30 - 1976-10-11)

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Faites le compte, phase I : les agriculteurs canadiens doivent obtenir leur juste part du dollar alimentaire canadien. Ottawa: [s.n.]; 13 p 1991

Compare the share, phase II: the comparisons continue. [Ottawa]: [s.n.]; xiii, 68 p. 1992

Compare the share : Canadian farmers need a fair share of the consumer food dollar. 2nd ed. [Ottawa: s.n.]; [47] p. 1991

Compare the share, Phase I: Canadian farmers need a fair share of the consumer food dollar. 4th ed. [Ottawa: s.n.]; 12 p. 1991