September 30, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

L-C

Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

There is another matter I desire to bring to the attention of the minister, and that is the building of a branch line of railway from O'Leary Station to the west shore of Prince Edward Island. There have been petitions sent asking for it, and many meetings held advocating it. The people are desirous of having this branch line constructed. While my hon. friend from West York (Mr. Campbell) appears to be very indignant because we insist upon having our rights in the expenditure of public money, he is quite willing to vote away a hundred million dollars of the public money, while he would not give us a hundred thousand dollars in the province of Prince Edward Island to complete out-railway system. I hope the minister will see his way clear to do something in connection with a branch from O'Leary to the west shore of Prince Edward Island.

Topic:   SUPPLY-GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.
Subtopic:   THE NORTH POLE-CAPTAIN BERNIER.
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