William Foster COCKSHUTT

COCKSHUTT, William Foster

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Brantford (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 17, 1855
Deceased Date
November 22, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Foster_Cockshutt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4377f02c-8021-4cd3-9d64-deaad7b31431&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, manufacturer

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Brantford (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Brantford (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Brantford (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 191 of 191)


January 26, 1905

Mr. COCKSHUTT.

I would like to ask the hon. Postmaster General if he intends to place an amount in the estimates for improving the service in Brantford ? Brantford is receiving at present a little over $5,000 per annum, whereas Kingston, giving si revenue about the same as Brantford, is receiving over $18,000 per annum. We think the facilities there are not what they should be. that the building is inadequate, and the whole service needs reorganization. The board of trade has pressed for that for several years, and I think they hove communicated with the minister with reference to it. We would esteem it an act of justice if the minister would place an addi-Mr. BERGERON.

tional amount in the estimates for Brantford, making a more liberal allowance to the men employed there all round. I think they are underpaid. The letter-carriers are fairly well paid, I do not think they are complaining ; but the general administration of the office is not very satisfactory to the business men. They pressed that point upon the minister last year, and I think it was investigated, but very little has been done. There has been a coat of paint applied to the outside of the building and some slight reorganization inside. But the building is not adequate for the purposes of the Post Office, the Inland Revenue and the Cus-oms Departments, for which it is now used. We think it is not in keeping with the position of Brantford commercially. It may have been adequate twenty-five years ago, when the revenue derived from the post office was about one-third what it is to day. I would like to ask the minister if anything is going to be done about it ?

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January 26, 1905

Mr. COCKSHUTT.

There is this important point, that while Brantford receives an expenditure of only $5,147, Kingston receives $18,978, and the revenue of the two offices is about the same ; if there is any difference it is in favour of Brantford. We think the expenditure is altogether out of proportion to the revenue which the office returns to the department. Either we are getting a great deal too little, or Kingston is getting too much.

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