February 23, 1909

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I do not see that it makes it any stronger if I say so three or four times. I have made my statement to the committee. I cannot give my hon. friend any assurance with regard to any individual building. I have stated that I would recommend to my colleagues-there may be exceptions-that as a general rule public works for which appropriations were made last parliament should have precedence and be proceeded with as early as possible. With regard to the Strathcona Horse, we have omitted that amount of $43,000 from the estimates. But, I want to correct one misunderstanding under which my hon. friend seems to labour. He assumes that that is promised to Medicine Hat. That never was promised, in so far as I am aware, either by the appropriations or in any other manner. It was put in with the miscellaneous items in a general way and was not limited to any particular locality. It was supposed that the barracks, when erected, would be erected in the Northwest, either in Saskatchewan or Alberta, but the place where they would be erected was never agreed upon or stated in the appropriation.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

Charles Alexander Magrath

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MAGRATH.

This paper

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I am speaking of the appropriation and not of any paper. i

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

Charles Alexander Magrath

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MAGRATH.

This paper supports the party of the hon. gentleman. They make the insinuation that it was promised to them.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

They are in error.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

Charles Alexander Magrath

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MAGRATH.

And that because they had sent me here they were not going to get it. Of course that is one of the features of an election that it is not agreeable to refer to, namely, those political wire pullers who travel through the country holding out features of that sort to the public to buy them with their own money, something that I do not endorse and something I am sure hon. gentlemen on either side of the House regard in the same way as I do. There is another question that is not referred to in these estimates but which I want to bring to the attention of the hon. gentleman. We are inviting people into that country and

we should have proper means 'for taking care of them. Medicine Hat at one time had an immigration hall. I believe it was burned down. There is a necessity for such a building there to-day. I do not believe the matter has been brought very prominently to the hon. gentlemen's attention. It has been in the hands of the Minister of the Interior, but I want to bring it to the attention of the hon. gentleman now, and I trust that it will be kept in view when the next estimates are prepared. When we invite people into the country we must look after them.

Prince Albert-Saskatchewan penitentiary, $65,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROCHE.

Is the contract let ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Not yet. We have bought the land.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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William Roche

Mr. EOCHE.

Will the minister tell us from whom the various portions of land were purchased?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It was all stated last year. There was a long list of the persons from whom the land was bought, and these purchases were made at a very low price, at the price almost of farm land although the land is situated within the limits of the town. ,.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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William Roche

Mr. EOCHE.

The list was not given when these items were up for discussion.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I can give quite a number of the names of those from whom land was purchased: E. S. Cook, 183-7 acres at $30 per acre; W. E. Gladstone, 165 acres at $47.50; Mrs. Montgomery, 125 acres for a lump sum of $5,500; S. McLeod, 174-72 acres at $60, making a total expenditure up to the 31st March for land of $29,430.80. After that we purchased 200 acres, less the reserve for cemetery the right of way of the Canadian Northern Eailway and the highway, 190 acres at $55 per acre, and we also had to buy the buildings on the site, ten in number for $5,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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William Roche

Mr. EOCHE.

How much was purchased from Gladstone?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

165 acres at $47.50 per acre.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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William Roche

Mr. EOCHE.

He is a government official.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I do not know, I am sure. It seems to be a low price.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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William Roche

Mr. EOCHE.

You do not know how long he owned it?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

It is a good name-W. [DOT]E. Gladstone.

Some resolutions reported.

Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

What business will be taken up on Thursday?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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CON

Charles Alexander Magrath

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MAGRATH.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Sub-subtopic:   $6,000.
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February 23, 1909