July 19, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


Rodolphe Lemieux


Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Rou-ville):

Might I call the attention of the Minister of Railways to this despatch that I received this morning from the manager of a fishing firm in Gaspe county:
Grand River, July 19, 1917.
Fish striking in plentiful on the coast. Cannot get enough of cars to ship our fish. Railway

here refuses to give us I.C.R. ears, would you please take matter up. If we cannot get the Government cars, it will be impossible to get through our work and it will also hurt the poor fishermen to a large extent.
(Sgd) James Walsh.
I think Mr. Walsh, represents the Robin firm, or another of the large fishing firms. The railway to which he refers is the Atlantic, Quebec and Western. Will the minister take the matter up and see if Intercolonial railway ears cannot he sent for the transportation of that fish?

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