April 11, 1930

LIB-PRO

John Millar

Liberal Progressive

Mr. MILLAR:

I suppose in Heaven. In

what province is this service rendered?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

As far as a reward is concerned, I have the assurance of the hon. member for Slceena (Mr. Brady) that we will receive our reward during the-

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LIB-PRO
LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

-during the time this

government will be operating these lines, probably for the next six or eight years. I do not think my hon. friend would suggest that this service should be discontinued after it has been in operation since before the province of British Columbia existed.

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CON
LIB-PRO

John Millar

Liberal Progressive

Mr. MILLAR:

Having enjoyed the service that long they should be willing to pay for it.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

My hon. friend should

be the first to realize that this government does not go backward, and we should not consider cutting off a service which has been so long in existence.

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LIB-PRO

John Millar

Liberal Progressive

Mr. MILLAR:

Would the minister be

willing to extend the same service to the other provinces?

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CON
LIB-PRO

John Millar

Liberal Progressive

Mr. MILLAR:

There are many outlying

districts in the other provinces into which private companies will not go.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

The matter will be given

consideration.

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UFA

Lincoln Henry Jelliff

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. JELLIFF:

Can the minister tell the

committee how much the government has expended on these lines up to the present time? What has been the cost to the government?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

I have not that information with me, but I shall be glad to furnish it to my hon. friend.

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UFA

Lincoln Henry Jelliff

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. JELLIFF:

Can the minister give the

committee any specific information as to the rates charged for the service?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

I shall be glad to supply

my hon. friend with the tariff.

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UFA

Lincoln Henry Jelliff

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. JELLIFF:

What is the annual expenditure for this service, for upkeep and everything?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

It is not summarized in

the draft which I have. If my hon. friend

will look at the estimates, he will find on page 69, in the paragraph covering telegraph and telephone lines, an indication of the cost. It runs to about $721,000.

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UFA

April 11, 1930