May 20, 1901

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Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Does the wharf at Murray Bay belong to the government ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

Yes, it was built by us.

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

Is any use made of that dock by a line of steamboats ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

Yes, Murray Bay has become quite a town, it is a summer resort.

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

What were the receipts last year from that government dock ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

My hon. friend, the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, collects dues at these wharfs.

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

I desire to call attention to a formidable list that appears on P-183 of the Auditor General's Report. There is a list of government docks from which not a cent of revenue is derived, and I find among them Murray Bay. No revenue came to the Crown during the fiscal year 18991900 from Murray Bay, among a long list of others. It may be all very well for hon. gentlemen to go through the province and other parts of the Dominion, and from time to time announce that these millions are voted away without discussion. From this side of the House there can only come what has come to-night, an inquiry for explanation from the minister as to the expenditure, and a chorus of the hon. gentleman's friends ' Carried.' But, that will' not go with the public, and hon. gentlemen will find that throughout the province of Ontario, as they found in the riding of North Bruce a little while ago, when expenditures of millions are going on in this way, the public will ask for a little more than the shout 1 Carried.' The minister stated that there was a revenue from that dock, whereas the returns show that there is no revenue.

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

That is not under my department.

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

It may be a little consolation to the hon. gentlemen who are shouting ' Carried ' to an expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to know that the government is spending all this vast sum of money on docks that do not return a cent of revenue.

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

On nearly all these wharfs dues are collected by the Department of Marine and Fisheries ; I know that as a fact.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (Victoria).

I would ask the minister if there is anything in the estimates for any public work on the Island of Anticosti ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

No. We have no public works there except the telegraph system for the use of the trade.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Do I understand the minister to say that the Island of Anticosti does not belong to us?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

It belongs to us as part of our national domain.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

As much as New Brunswick belongs to us ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

If my hon. friend buys a house, does the house belong to him or does it belong to this

country ? What I meant to say was that we had no possible interest to build wharfs there.

Some resolutions reported.

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DEMISE OF THE CROWN.


Bill (No. 154) to remove doubts concerning the continuance in office of judges of Dominion and provincial courts upon the demise of the Crown (Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick), read the first and the second time.


FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 153) to confer on the commissioner of patents certain powers for the relief of Eudora Sfbbald.-Hon. Mr. Fielding. On motion of the Minister of Finance, House adjumed at 1.10 a.m. Tuesday.


May 20, 1901