Andrew KNOX

KNOX, Andrew

Personal Data

Party
Progressive
Constituency
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
April 26, 1866
Deceased Date
August 4, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Knox_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ba4c0967-1043-452a-b7eb-9bc8c0ea39f4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - January 1, 1919
UNI L
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
January 1, 1919 - October 4, 1921
PRO
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
PRO
  Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 54)


June 24, 1925

Mr. KNOX:

Yes, that is the very thing I had in mind. We may be told of course that as the session is not yet over there is still some prospect in that regard; but from all the information that is available, things do not look very promising. Under these circumstances I do not think I should be doing anything but what might be reasonably expected of me if I protested very strongly against so large a vote for the Welland canal. I move therefore that item 111 for the Welland ship canal construction be reduced by $5,000,000.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND CANALS
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June 24, 1925

Mr. KNOX:

Does the minister say it will take $15,000,000 annually for the next five years to complete the work?

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June 24, 1925

Mr. KNOX:

This is a large and important item and there is an increase of $4,000,000 as 308i

compared with last year, when we thought that the vote of $11,000,000 was quite large enough. I have had an opportunity of looking over the work on the Welland canal and I must say that when I saw it some time ago I was impressed with its magnitude. I studied to some extent the traffic passing through the canal and the estimate I got then has been corroborated to-day by the minister; that there was a traffic of some 5,000,000 tons over the canal last year. It struck me that the canal was giving very good service as it was, and at a time like this when our finances are more or less limited it did not seem to me advisable that the expenditures there should be increased. I discovered some time ago in answer to a question that the wofk on the Welland canal is expected to be completed in 1929. So far the expeditures on the canal total $51,203,488.15; that was up to the beginning of the present season. But as it is estimated that the total requirements for the work demand some $100,000,000, it will be seen that we have still something like $49,000,000 to provide before the canal will be completed. Spread that over five years, including the present year and the year 1929, and you have an annual expenditure of less than $10,000,000. Why therefore should we be spending $15,000,000 this year? That is what is bothering me. We have been spending rather lavishly too in other directions. For instance, there is an item of $5,000,000 for Quebec harbour. Is it necessary that we should spend $15,000,000 this year on -this work when other projects elsewhere are not, so far as we know, receiving very much consideration?

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June 24, 1925

Mr. KNOX:

Do you not mean spending money?

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June 24, 1925

Mr. KNOX:

Did the minister ever receive -a request signed by 125,000 people of one province urging that this work be completed, as was done in the case of the Hudson Bay railway a few days ago?

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