September 5, 1917


In the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Edmonton):

Have the Government knowledge of the fact that Col. W. H. Merritt, who purports to be secretary of the Canadian Aviation Fund, is collecting or attempting to collect money for the purchase of aeroplanes. The object of the Canadian Aviation Fund is to give help to the firing line by means of trained aviators and aeroplanes. The cost of a machine is $7,600. If the Government have knowledge of Col. W. H. Merritt's operations, have those operations their approval?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN AVIATION FUND.
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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

So far as I am informed, the Government have no knowledge of what operations Col. Merritt is carrying on, but inquiry will be made, and my hon. friend will receive an answer, if not to-morrow, as soon as possible thereafter. .

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SUPPLY.


House again in Committee of Supply, Mr. Rainville in the Chair. Cape Breton telegraph system-branch telegraph line from Washabuck wharf to McKay's Point, $420.


LIB
CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I do not know that there is any increased demand this year. There are items in the estimates for small extensions of the telephone system owned by the Government in different parts of the country, and there will be small expenditures at the different places named. This is simply an extension of three miles of line at this particular point. The superintendent recommended it, and that is why it is being put in.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

This little extension is in my riding, and I should like to know something about it. Can the minister tell me which office it is connected with, starting from Washabuck wharf5

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

There is a telephone line at present from Washabuck bridge to Waslia-buck Centre. It is intended to extend this line from Washabuck Centre to McKay's Point, three miles.

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CON
LIB
CON
LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Are the telephones used anywhere else on the system in the county of Victoria?

Mr. REI1J: They are mostly telegraph lines in that county.

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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Is it the policy of the Government to build telephones throughout the country, and why is the Government doing it?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

The Government has a telephone system in different parts of Canada.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

We have had telephones for many years in certain parts of the country, and this is simply an extension.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Can the hon. minister tell me what communication can be obtained by the telephone system in this county, except for those three miles, which ' are not connected with the town in any way? How will the system be connected up? The whole of the rest of the system all through the county is a Government telegraph line. It is a telegraph line from Orangedale down to Washabuck Centre. The minister tells us he is going to extend that system three miles further down the line, and it is going to be a telephone system. The lines will be no use unless they connect up with some outside system, or connect somewhere with telephones.

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September 5, 1917