September 5, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


Ferdinand Joseph Robidoux

Conservative (1867-1942)


60 miles of communication through wilderness, and the New Brunswick Company would not, under any consideration, undertake to build the line there, and the moment you reach Chatham if you want to communicate with any other portion of the province you must pay 25 cents to the New Brunswick Telephone Company. If you were to telephone into Chatham, in order- to get your connection with the town of Chatham you must pay a pretty heavy toll. The Department of Public Works would be well advised not to pay too much consideration to all this howl which is raised against their telephone lines, which are giving good service to a portion of the population, which would not get any service at all were it not for those lines.

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