May 4, 1908

CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I say, oh, yes. This is the man who decides whether a public building shall be built in a certain town or not and what money shall be spent on it, and the minister meekly bows his head and confirms whatever statement he makes.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

That is not exactly what I said.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

The hon. minister left us to infer that, and knowing what a mild man he is, I am sure he bows his head with grace and meekness. I venture to say that even in the Department of Marine and Fisheries, the subordinates have not quite so great control over the minister.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It strikes me that my hon. friend's remarks are not founded on reason. Surely if a wharf is to be constructed, it would be absurd for me to say to the chief engineer, I want you to see that a wharf is built that will cost $10,000. What I ask him to do is to examine the site, find out the depth of water, the size of the steamers which will use the wharf, what frontage is required and how far the wharf should extend into the water and then give an estimate of the cost. And if he should estimate that a wharf suitable to the requirements will cost $10,000, it would be absurd for me to limit the expenditure to $5,000. In the same way, when a public building is required, I have to get the chief architect to examine into the details and make his estimates according to the requirements. And if a public building requires a certain number of offices, it would be absurd for me to order one with insufficient accommodation. I have to be guided by the report of my chief architect.

Whitby public building, $15,000.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The lot is 150 feet by 05. The estimated cost is something over $20,000. The building will accommodate

both Whitby east and Whitby west. The total population is 4,060.

Some resolutions reported.

On motion of Mr. Pugsley, House adjourned at 1.30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 5, 1908.

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May 4, 1908