John Waterhouse DANIEL

DANIEL, The Hon. John Waterhouse, M.D., M.R.C.S.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
January 27, 1845
Deceased Date
January 11, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Waterhouse_Daniel
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bb362c1f-d28f-4dc6-82d8-7d44d4d02a62&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

February 16, 1904 - September 29, 1904
CON
  City of St. John (New Brunswick)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  City of St. John (New Brunswick)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  City of St. John (New Brunswick)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)
August 13, 1912 - October 6, 1917
CON
  City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 292 of 293)


April 12, 1904

Mr. DANIEL.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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April 12, 1904

Mr. DANIEL.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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April 12, 1904

Mr. DANIEL.

portion of the line from North Bay to Winnipeg.

I do not propose to go oyer the financial

portions of this agreement, as that has already been done by some hon. members on this side. I do not profess to be sufficiently a financial critic to carry on such a discussion as that, and do not wish to attempt it. But X must say this, that after listening to these gentlemen who are able to discuss this phase of the question, after listening to the speech of the hon. leader of the opposition, and, more especially to the speech of the hon member for West Toronto (Mr. Osier), I have heard many replies to these speeches, but I think I can safely say that, so far, I have heard no answer whatever. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that this scheme may be summed up by saying that the country pays nine-tenths of the cost of it from the Atlantic to the Pacific and then gives away half of it, that half which the promoters themselves concede will pay from the very beginning, as soon as the rails are laid upon it. That to my mind is a short statement of the scheme we are asked to support. I do not think that the country is making a very good bargain, I do not think it is making as good a bargain as it might make, even with this company, and I do not think such an agreement should be adopted by the House.

Now, Sir, the hon. member for Annapolis (Mr. Wade) made a very fervid appeal to the House, and especially to his maritime colleagues, to support the contract because it provided for the carriage of our products through Canadian channels, and that the Grand Trunk Pacific were practically bound to use our own ports. Well, Sir, I think that is exactly what it does not do. There is no clause in this agreement which compels the Grand Trunk Pacific to do anything of the kind. In fact, there is every inducement for them not to do it, because the rate of freight is made the same to all ocean ports, that is, they get just as much for making the short haul to Portland as they would get by taking their goods to St. John 01 Halifax. I think it must be evident to every member of this House that under these circumstances the only thing we can expect this company to do, unless there is a compelling clause and a penalty attached to it, is to carry their goods in future as they have been carrying them in the past, where they will make the most money out of them and that is by taking them to Portland. The hon. member went further and said that he and his maritime colleagues had put pressure on the government^and forced them to put in the Bill a clause to extend this railway through the northern part of New Brunswick to Moncton, in that way making as we supposed, a shorter route to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Now I would like the hon. member for Annapolis to con- 1

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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March 24, 1904

Mr. DANIEL.

I would ask the minister, in regard to the Sand Point building, whether the insecurity of that building in case of fire has been brought to his notice, and whether it is his intention to remedy the defect ? 'ibhis is a very urgent matter indeed, and the minister * should give it his attention at the earliest possible date.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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March 24, 1904

Mr. DANIEL.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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