January 17, 1911

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I suppose the landlord required an increased rental and we had to pay it.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

That is a pretty large increase.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

St. Lambert is really a very rapidly increasing town. We have several factories there and the town is divided into five wards. It also contains public schools and convents. Quite lately we have had two banks established there and a Waterman fountain pen factory. The postal accommodation is so poor that these companies were really obliged to go to Montreal for postal accommodation. We have now an electric railway there and it has become a great railway centre. The town council by resolution unanimously recommended this site; and I may say that, so far as politics are concerned, the town council is opposed to me. It is a magnificent site on a public square opposite the Mr. PUGSLEY.

public school, and I have not found one citizen of the place who was opposed to its purchase.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario).

Certainly not, nor to the purchase of several sites at that price.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

Property in the towns along the south shore opposite Montreal is rapidly increasing in value, particularly in St. Lambert's. You could not buy today the same site for the same price.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mt. BLAIN.

Who fixed the price ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

We sent our own official.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

I, myself, invited the town council to give their opinion as to the best site to be chosen and they unanimously selected this.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

That was before the purchase ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB
CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Does the hon. gentleman not think that was a good way to suggest to the owner that he should ask a high price ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

The owner did not know anything about it.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Although the council passed a resolution ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

There were several sites in question, but this wa3 the choice and we had an option on it previously.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario).

When was the option secured ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

Long before the selection by the council.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario).

I understand this vote by the council took place before the election and that the option was got on the eve of the election.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

We did not care about the election. We do not need to use those small means to win an election. What we wanted was to please the citizens of St. Lambert.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

When the hon. gentleman speaks of ' we ' does he mean the government or the citizens of St. Lambert ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

The citizens of St. Lambert.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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January 17, 1911