July 6, 1908

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The "wharf apparently was built some 20 years ago and was owned by Mr. McAllister. Evidently it was affording a great deal of accommodation to the people of this district, and as I understand there was not sufficient profit in its operation to justify Mr. McAllister in putting It into thorough repair. The forwarders, the merchants and the farmers were all anxious for this accommodation, and finally it was determined that the Crown should purchase from Mr. McAllister for $800; it had cost him $2,500. In addition to the wharf the purchase includes a two-story shed in good condition, and the government is building a wharf of a substantial character at a reasonable cost. As to the revenue I do not know what it would be, but in the ordinary course I presume it would be transferred to the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The practice is not uniform in that respect, as many wharfs remain under the control of my department while a large number are transferred to the Marine Department. That has been the practice since confederation. The revenue will not be large, but I presume that whatever it is it will be devoted to keeping the wharf in repair.

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Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PRINGLE.

The upper wharf in the town of Cornwall is used, I believe, only by the Cornwall and Montreal Navigation Company, and was built for their accommodation. The wharf was constructed at considerable expense and is a great convenience to the community. I would like to know if that wharf is free or whether the steamers using it pay dues?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I will get the information to-morrow.

Cobourg-extension of breakwater, dredging, &c., $45,000.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This work includes the extension of a breakwater.

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L-C
LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The Grand Trunk is establishing a car ferry there. This is an important work, and will be done by contract.

Colborne-wharf, $15,700.

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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

Is this the work that was promised during the election?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I have no knowledge of any such promise. How many years ago would that be?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

There was a by-election m the county not long ago, and one of the ministers went up there and promised this work to the people.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It cannot be the same ; this vote was in the estimates last year.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

They purchased the timber when the election w going on Mr. J. D. REID.

and [DOT] promised to build the wharf if the Liberal candidate was returned.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The money was voted last session of parliament, so that the hon. gentleman must be wrong.

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CON
LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes. The contract was entered into on the 5th of July, 1907.

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Mr. SAM@

HUGHE'S. Just previous to the election.

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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Then all I have to say is that this minister pretended to the electors that the vote had not been acted on, and that if the people elected a Liberal it would be.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The hon. gentleman should not believe all he hears.

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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

It is true I should not believe all that a minister of this cabinet says.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

Mr. Cochrane, who represented the county, died last year, and in the by-election the Liberals promised this wharf would be built if the people returned a Liberal. The dock is a necessary work and should be built at once. The good people of East Northumberland proved to the government that they would not sell their votes, and they turned down the Grit candidate and elected Mr. Owen. Independent electors of that sort deserve to be encouraged, and I am glad this wharf is going to be built

Collingwood harbour improvements, $15,000.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is to complete this very important work.

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July 6, 1908