February 25, 1910

CON

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. S. SHARPE.

It seems that we are spending $46,000 of public money to take traffic away from the Intercolonial railway when we have been complaining that there is not enough traffic.

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 never had that traffic It was carried by these! boats, but they were not able to come to the wharf at low tide.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. S. SHARPE.

I understand that the Intercolonial runs through this parish?

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

Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

For about 12 miles.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. S. SHARPE.

There are a great many farmers throughout the country who have to team their produce 12 miles to the market or station, and I cannot see that it will be any great hardship to the farmers of this parish to team their produce to the station 12 miles away and ship it to Levis, where it could be sold. It seems to me that we are spending $46,000 to take traffic away from the Intercolonial railway. This i seems a most indefensible expenditure. 1 135

The hon. gentleman who represents the constituency says there are only five merchants at Ste. Croix.

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

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

Yes, at Ste. Croix, but this wharf is to serve five or six parishes.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. S. SHARPE.

That will minimize the traffic that will go over the Intercolonial.

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

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

No, the Intercolonial never had that traffic before.

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

iSHARPE. Where is the traffic going to-day if it is not going over 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.

It is going by boats of all kinds.

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.

The hon. member for Argenteuil (Mr. Perley) asked me if we had a report from the engineer. There was a petition presented urging very strongly the necessity for the building of this wharf. The engineer concurred in the views of the petitioners and declared that there was a pressing need for wharf accommodation at Ste. Croix. He says in his report that the parishes supply an immense traffic which must find its way to the market by water. I think that is as strong and distinct as anything could be as to the necessity of this wharf.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SAM. SHARPE.

I would like to know if the old wharf has served the purpose of the parish up to the present 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.

It did before the days of steamboats. As my hon. friend from Lotbiniere says, this wharf was originally built to accommodate sailing boats.

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

Edmond Fortier

Liberal

Mr. FORTIER.

Yes.

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.

They did a very large traffic, but now their places have been taken by steamers.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SAM. SHARPE.

What is the depth of water that these steam boats would draw?

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.

Ten or twelve feet. I am told that a river steamer draws about 10 feet of water. A sailing boat could go up and lie aground at low tide by steamers will not do that and unless they can get wharf accommodation the steamers pass by and these farmers would be put to the increased expenditure in bringing their products to market or would have to go out of the business of raising products except for their own immediate use.

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.

I understand the minister to say that there were two steamers which called at this wharf.

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.

Two steamers the member for that district (Mr. Fortier) says.

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.

No, three trips each week.

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