April 21, 1904

LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHAS. FITZPATRICK (Minister *g .istice).

I beg to say that the Hon. Jc VUe

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Macdonald sent in his resignation some. ago. It was the intention of the govern to fill the office at the earliest possible ment, but at the same time the filling 0 -

office will depend to some another position held by the m<-= ~n0er Justice, that of judge of the Excli 1 Court in Admiralty.

extent uP.0lJ late

Ciuet

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LIB

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Miuister Railways and Canals) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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P-E.I.RY.-MURRAY HARBOUR BRANCH.


t Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals). The other day when 'be following question was put by the hon. member for East Prince (Mr. Lefurgey), 1- What was the estimated cost of the first ®'.even miles of the Murray Harbour branch of me Prince Edward Island Railway from South-pon east ? . 1 gave a reply, in which I stated, through a clerical error of the department, that the cost was $45,628.95. The reply should have been : . I'be estimated cost of the first 11* miles the Murray Harbour branch of the Prince Llward Island Railway from Southport Rast was, $145,028.93. gRand trunk pacific railway. in House again in committee, on the follow- ' resolution : , 1'bat it is expedient to ratify the agreement etween His Majesty the King and the Grand *r«nk Pacific Railway Company, dated the SjShth day of March, 1304, transmitted by His excellency the Governor General to this House, "(,his message of March the eleventh; and .Rich varies in some respects the provisions of /5e agreement between His Majesty and Sir Varies Rivers-Wilson and others, representing said company ; a copy of which forms the ^hedule to the Act, 3 Edward VII, chapter 71 : A . . . . - ____A A _ ,3 ~ -rrrVi o I q. UI LJUC iVUl, O UUVVW11A . a - to authorize the government to do what-er is necessary to give full effect to the first Rationed agreement.-Sir Wilfrid Laurier. A*1'- SAM. HUGHES. I understood, Mr. ^airman, that the Prime Minister was |l. 11JS to make a certain statement. I was ,."opes that after the exhibition of the 'aeies in/ the resolution and agreement, fali jjRch was made during the very excellent . bate we have just had, and In view especi-'V of the fact that the right hon. gentleman J1? unable to obtain the assistance of any fa . colleagues, in view also of the further jCt that but a very few members of his f Hy> and those gentlemen who do not t P^seut the public sentiment of the coun-m/' came to his assistance-in view of all jVjfse facts, I was in hopes that the Prime th ^fer would rise and inform the House y be proposed withdrawing this resolu-1„ b. The right hon. gentleman pointed out A I" year, with a great flourish of trumpets, A1' this Bill provides for the establishment ''°rd naG°nal transcontinental road. Well,



w,. -* are very easily uttered, expecially ep required to cover up the defects of a oni*8u«s and mislead the public. Into this 1 lStion °f a national character of the road, c;i. ;l!'ll not enter at present further than to tp fbe language of one of the right hon 'b'man's own followers, who took the a ..''bd that this proposed road is In no sense Cati°nal one. We find that one of his fol-hi(,Ars' who is accustomed to dealing m ST|l v'Va.ys, not only upon this mundane ere but also In a superior region, pointed 53* nut fatal defects in the claim of this project considered national. I refer to the non member for West Huron (Mr. Holmes), on a "occasion not very long since that gen-Heman pointed out that this road was not tlemau I ^ great national railway. s^eUdng before a certain body, within the iSt six months, he used this language : For some reason or other, not known to all ,, Lmhm of the committee, some members ofthTs commutee from the lower provinces have evidently compromised on Moncton They seem to lose sight of the country as a whole m preference for those of the lower provinces. Now it seems to me this railway is being bmlt for the country as a whole. If ther® is. 0ae question on which the Liberal party has lam basted the life out of the Conservatives it was in reference to the terminus of the Intercolonial Railway. It landed nowhere and now this railway is going to land at an interior poin . Thus, from the month of one of the premier's own friends, the transcontinental as-uect of his road is condemned ; it lands nowhere. It might just as well connect with the Intercolonial to Quebec or Montreal as with the Intercolonial at Moncton. It has to connect with the Intercolonial, therefore I was in hopes that the arguments which have been advanced by hon. gentlemen on this side, as well as the calm reflection of the right hon. the Prime Minister himself-because we would not like to charge him with being under the hypnotic influence of any evil disposed person with designs on Canada-had dissuaded the right hon. the Prime Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) from pursuing this measure. We were in hopes that he would rally and allow his name to be perpetuated in connection with a genuine national transcontinental railway, built, owned and operated by the people of Canada. We were in hopes that the right hoir the Prime Minister was going at the last minute to assert his manhood and obey the mandate of the great mass of his own followers at the same time that he would meet the wishes of the Liberal party of Canada, and take that course. I was, in hopes when a pause occurred at the beginning of this debate, that the right hon. the Prime Minister was going to rise in his place and frankly tell the House and the country that owing to the fact that he had not the endorsation of his colleagues and his own party following in the House-and he dare not call a caucus of his followers.


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Mr SAM HUGHES.

Did I hear the musical voice of my hon. friend from West York (Mr Campbell) ? He is always ready, always aspiring to a position in the cabinet r Which his colleagues say he will never attain, always ready to dance when any one touches the button to have him interiupt, always ready to be a hewer of wood and carder of water for his party. The horn gentleman, however, can never attain to

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

For highwaymen.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Perhaps you think I should do it now ?

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Mr SAM. HUGHES.

Excuse me; I was not addressing myself to the distinguished gentleman who comes from the suburbs of Detroit ; I was addressing myself to the First Minister.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I would give you the same answer.

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Mr SAM. HUGHES.

The last gentleman ir the world I would think of asking foi [DOT]i legal opinion or a sensible opinion on anything, would be the hon. gentleman lor Essex (Mr. Cowan). Of course our friends who are interested m the Quebec bridge would be anxious to have that load pressed on to Quebec. I have looked m lain in the Bill and in the resolutions foi anything that guarantees the construction of the eastern division. In spite of all the protestations made by the First Mnns-ter last night, and in spite of all the inspiration and Dutch courage he enthused into his followers, I do not believe that the First Minister believes that that eastei section will ever he complete! , *'

events, within the lifetime of an ordimuy man. There is no guarantee that the east ern division will be constructed, and there

any "penalty1 'imposed on the Grand Trunk Pacific in case it undertakes to operate it

nlTheUright lion, the First Minister must i Th? ri ft and why he has allowed these Semen to get the start of him I fail to

see1 But the most important part of afi^t e

part that is intended to tickle the fai y

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Jean-Baptiste Morin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORIN.

He is on the strike.

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April 21, 1904