May 20, 1913

EDITION


there to eradicate it. We are trying to prevent it obtaining a foothold in Canada. In certain places in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick it has appeared, and we have a staff of inspectors in connection with this and with other entomological work. Quarantine, $273,000.


CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

This is the ordinary

vote for quarantine stations at Grosso Isle, St. John, Halifax and Victoria.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

The service has been

unsatisfactory for many years, and we have come to the conclusion that at St. John we ought to do what we have at Grosse Isle, Halifax and Victoria-that is have a steamer belonging to the department, and not be hiring a boat for the service.

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John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

I understand that the Government are having a large number of ferry boats and steamers built outside of Canada. I would like to impress upon the minister the importance of having these steamers built in Canada, even if the cost should be greater than li they were constructed in England or Scotland. The Government in having these steamers built elsewhere, seem to lose sight of the fact that they could be a very good customer of the shipyards of Canada. I am told that some twenty-seven steamboats of one class or another are projected by the Government and proposed to be built across the water-enough to keep a large shipyard busy for the greater part of the year if the boats were built in Canada. This matter has often been discussed in Parliament, but the Government, finding that the ships can be built a little cheaper somewhere else, apparently take no steps to ensure their construction in this country. I hope that the Minister will see that these vessel -, are in future built in Canada, and that the work be given to our own shipyards.

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Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

I have a great deal of sympathy with the suggestion of my hon. friend.

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

It should be borne in

mind that, upon any material imported to be used in the construction of these ships, the shipbuilders would have to pay to the Government a certain amount of duty, and that when the ships are built in England or Scotland and brought over in completed form, no duty is paid. This should be taken into consideration when a comparison of the cost of construction in the different countries is made.

Progress reported.

On motion of Mr. Rogers, House adjourned at 12.32 a.m. Wednesday.

Mr. BURRELL.

Wednesday, May 21, 1913.

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May 20, 1913