February 25, 1910

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

How large is the town?

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It is not a town, but it is in the centre of a very populous farming district. There are over 6,000 people to be served by this wharf. For a number of years there has been a regular boat service between Ste. Croix and Quebec, largely used for the transport of agricultural products and other merchandise. The wharf is now badly wrecked, and it is in the public interest that one should be built. We sent an engineer to report and he became satisfied that the demand was reasonable.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD.

What is the size of the town?

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It is a village, but the centre of a populous agricultural district. The abutments will be of wood and stone, and the trestle 75 feet wide and 775 feet long, besides a roadway of gravel and sand. There will be 683 lineal feet of open-faced crib work and a head block consisting of 172,175 cubic feet of crib work. We shall have to remove reefs and boulders and level the approaches at both sides to accommodate steamers at low water. We propose to build a waiting room and freight shed and a barn for sheltering stock. Total estimated cost, $46,000.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD.

When did the minister get the reports?

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Some time in 1908, I have not the exact date. This $2,000 was expended for improving the approach, I think.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD.

It seems strange that last year you spent $2,000 and this year you are spending $20,000 and you tell us it will cost $46,000. The ideas of the members for the county seem to have considerably magnified in the last twelve months.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What county is it in?

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Lotbiniere.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

William Wright

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WRIGHT.

$46,000 seems a large sum to spend for a wharf in what must be a small place, as according to the census it was not even incorporated at that time.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

At page 125 of the report a description of the work already done will be found, but that is but a small part of the work we will have to do. The amount required did seem large and I hesitated for quite a while. That is why we

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did not go on actively with the larger work the year before last, but after having the matter fully looked into we find that we cannot build a wharf giving the accommodation required for less than the sum mentioned. It is a difficult and expensive place in which to construct a wharf. I have had many conversations with the member, who knows how I hesitated in the matter, but he showed the benefit which it would be to the people. The large number of people in the locality, 5,000 or 6,000, have no other means of sending their produce to market. There is no railway and this wharf is absolutely essential to give to the people the accommodation required.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

George Halsey Perley (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

The report says it is on the Intercolonial railway.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

The Intercolonial railway is too far from these localities to transport the produce of the farmers to the market.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I understood it was not feasible for the farmers to transport their produce to market by the Intercolonial railway, and that they required to use water transportation.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

There is only a small community which will be served by the wharf, some 5,000 or 6,000 people, and it is impossible to conceive that all of those people would be nearer the wharf than the railway.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

It is to serve different parishes.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I cannot understand how the wharf is to be nearer the scattered community of 5,000 people than the railway.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

Joseph Alfred Ernest Roy (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. E. ROY.

The only market for these people is Quebec which is on the north side of the river, while Lotbiniere is on the south side. As the Intercolonial railway stops at Levis, people who want to take supplies to market have to go to Levis and take the ferry and carry their produce to the Quebec market. The only practicable mode of taking produce to Quebec is to go by steamer right through to Quebec.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Is there winter navigation?

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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LIB

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

No.

Topic:   STRATHCONA.
Subtopic:   SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.
Sub-subtopic:   $20,000.
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February 25, 1910