July 5, 1904

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

There are certain incidental expenses. I think the utmost care is exercised in the expenditure.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

What is your policy about introducing the Pintsch system in new coaches ; I assume that it could be more cheaply done when the car is being originally constructed ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

New cars are fitted with the Pintsch system, but the expense is very largely in the cylinder and because of the length of the route of the Intercolonial Railway we have to use large cylinders to store a sufficient quantity of gas.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

The minister might have 'a stronger tank and give the gas greater pressure.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

That is also a question of cost and is as broad as it is long. We do the same as the other great railways and it costs us no more.

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CON

George Adam Clare

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARE.

Last year you took $8,000 to fit up t.en cars ; how is it that you take more than $800 a car this year; are you paying more than last year ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

The cost is the same this year ; the difference must be due to the fact that the work on the six cars was incomplete and the revote of $3,500 is to complete the ten cars as was contemplated.

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Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

The minister stated that they are now using the acetylene apparatus for the Pintsch gas. What is the difference between the two kinds of gas ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I think my hon. friend misunderstood me. I said that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company was using acetylene gas with a Pintsch gas apparatus, and that the Intercolonial was using Pintsch gas, with Pintsch gas apparatus. There was no question of acetylene gas on the Intercolonial Railway.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What is the object of using acetylene gas with Pintsch gas apparatus? Has it been demonstrated to be better in any way?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I am informed that they tried it in a small way, and are now trying it in a larger way. It is a matter of experiment very largely, hut the results seem to be on the side of Pintsch gas.

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LIB
LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I have heard that the Pintsch gas is the safer and less unpleasant.

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CON
LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It is an oil specially prepared from petroleum.

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CON
LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It is purchased from the Imperial Oil Company under contract, after tender.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM HUGHES.

The Imperial- Oil Company is the Canadian name of the Standard Oil Company, is it not ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It is a Canadian company said to have some affiliation with the Standard Oil Company. I believe it is the Canadian Standard.

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July 5, 1904