Robert CRUISE

CRUISE, Robert

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Dauphin (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 11, 1868
Deceased Date
June 19, 1932
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cruise
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7c1a0382-2f6e-4c4d-acdd-b42097dfd66f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, farmer

Parliamentary Career

September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Dauphin (Manitoba)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Dauphin (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 11 of 12)


February 16, 1912

Mr. CRUISE.

I would like to take this matter up with my hon. friend at some time. It is very important that there should be a customs house built there in the near future, and it is not necessary to buy any land for the purpose, as the new building could be erected on the ground on which the post office is now built. At present the post office is in an upper room, and it is not very convenient.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 16, 1912

Mr. CRUISE.

I would like to ask if it is the intention of the government to build a customs house next summer at the town of Dauphin, in Manitoba?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 15, 1912

Mr. CRUISE.

As a farmer I have loaded considerable grain off the platform, and I have loaded it aiso off the ground, and I must agree with my hon. friend (Mr. Staples) who has just sat down. We have had gieat inconvenience with our platforms in Dauphin owing to their being too narrow. We have two platforms there and when you get two cars alongside of these platforms it is almost impossible to load them at the same time, whereas if they were extended to a width of 24 feet-and you might double that, but 24 feet is sufficient-[DOT] that would be wide enough to back up to the car. I believe that i*f a platform is made 24 feet wide, so that the farmer can back up without any trouble there will be no trouble in loading the two cars off one platform. Of course there the platform is long enough to have three, but in the case of our (platforms at Dauphin they are only long enough to load two cars, and it is very hard to load two cars when your teams have to be placed sideways to the ear. My hon. friend (Mr. Staples) spoke of unloading traction engines. That recalled to my mind an incident that occurred a few years ago. We were unloading engines off the car on to one of these platforms, and owing to the narrowness of the platform the engineer, when he started the engine off the flat ears on to the platfoim, went right over the platform with the front wheels. He broke his collar bone-in fact was very nearly killed-and was in the hospital for three or four weeks. This is certainly a very important, question, and in my opinion the platform ought to be at least 24 feet wide.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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February 14, 1912

1. Is it the intention of the government to open lake Winnipegosis for fishing during the ensuing summer season?

2. If so, will the quantity of fish to be taken by each fishermen be limited?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAKE WINNIPEGOSIS FISHERY.
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February 6, 1912

Mr. CRUISE.

About 24 feet to give a man a chance to back up his wagon to the car. I cannot understand how a farmer could take two days to unload into the car.

Topic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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