May 19, 1905

CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

It may be discussed on the supplementaries for the coming year.

Farran's Point canal-to complete the acetylene gas plant, $300.

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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Surely you are not putting acetylene on this canal where you have so much power to generate electricity ?

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Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

This is isolated; this was done some time ago and the vote is to complete.

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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Why, two or three miles of wire would connect it with the other canals. It seems to be an absurd expenditure.

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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Then I would advise the minister to fling it out and to connect with wires from his electric plant.

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Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I certainly will look into it; it is five miles from the Cornwall canal and about ten from the Ilapide Plat.

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Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Has a gentleman named Painchaud, of Montreal, written to the Minister of Railways with regard to an invention he has for making acetylene gas

safer?

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Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I have had several ap-lications respecting improvements, but I do not remember the names.

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Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

I understand that Mr. Painchaud's process will prevent the accidents which have recently occurred?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Application has been made to the department in connection with the lighting of ears on the Intercolonial Railway, stating that this improvement is better than Pintsch gas and that the Canadian Pacific Railway were installing it.

Welland canal-lowering head of lock No. 1,

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

The breast wall and foundation at the head of lock No. 1, was originally built about one foot too high, and it requires to be lowered in order to

maintain fourteen feet navigation in the event of the retaining wall between the old and new canal giving out, as is very likely to happen at any time. The estimate is $10,000 and after the work is completed the retaining wall will not be required.

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Mr. HAG CART@

Is that the total amount?

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Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

This is down at Port Dalhousie. Is not the government spending money every year to keep that retaining wall in repair ?

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May 19, 1905