January 17, 1911

CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Then they secured the site for the government ?

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

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

They unanimously declared it was the best site to be got.

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

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Was it acquired by the citizens of St. Lambert for a post office ?

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

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

No, but it was considered by the citizens of St. Lambert as the best site to be got. It was the cheapest and most convenient.

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

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

And because of that, the government purchased that site?

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

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

I suppose the man who sold the site knew what the citizens of St. Lambert were doing as well as the government did? Or was he out of the country, or in jail, that he did not know?

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

It was talked about, and this was thought the most proper site.

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

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

And I understand the hon. gentleman to tell us that when that information was obtained the government purchased the site because it was recommended by the citizens of St. Lambert, and by the town council.

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

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

That is right.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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Mr. LANCASTER .@

Do not they see, as my hon. friend has said, that the very action they waited for would make them pay two or three times the value?

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

Victor Geoffrion

Liberal

Mr. GEOFFRION.

To prove that the proprietor did not take advantage of that in fixing his price, I may say that the lot adjoining could not be bought for the same price ; I doubt if it could be bought for double. Everybody familiar with the values of property there will say that this site was purchased very cheaply.

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, think the hon. gentleman (Mr. Geoffrion) has thrown a great light on the operations of the Department of Public Works in regard to this building. How many options were secured with the option relating to this particular lot?

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

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I shall be glad to give my hon. friend that information a little later on before the House is asked to concur in these estimates or, indeed, while they are under consideration of the committee, because we are leaving one item for the purpose of discussion.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario).

The hon. gentleman surely must have that information!

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

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No, I have not it here.

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

Samuel Simpson Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario).

Give us what you have.

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

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The only information I have is that the minister was authorized by order in council, dated 8th June, 1910, to purchase from Noel Mareille at $4,140 property in St. Lambert. Lots 113, 114, 115, 116 and having a frontage of 230 feet on the the public square and 100 feet on Mareille

avenue and Notre Dame street, the property being required as a site for the proposed public building at that place. My deputy tells me that when we were informed-I do not know how informed, but I suppose by letter-that this site could be purchased for a certain amount, we sent, as we always do, one of the officials of the department to examine it.

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 he sent?

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

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

That would be before the order in council was passed, which was 8th June, 1910.

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