February 25, 1909

LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVEL.

The hon. gentleman has only to talk about five minutes to show his absolute ignorance of the subject under discussion. When the work started and the engineers got their instructions from the officials in St. John they were directed to do the very thing, he has advocated, to take ten or twelve spots along the river and make a report. I recommend a prominent engineer and he spent a week on the work. He then said: I might as well stop the work and save money unless I am allowed to make a thorough survey and give information of some value. He said that if, he surveyed the six or seven places pointed out to him they would have no knowledge of the condition of the river between these two points, would not know whether there were three feet .or sixteen

feet, and at his solicitation I took up the matter with the Minister of Public Works and orders were given to make a thorough survey. It is just as well that my hon. friend and the people should know this. I have seen the plans and profile of the upper 25 or 30 miles of that work and there are three or four dozen places in this 24 miles that required the survey without which the department would have no knowledge on which to come to the conclusion as to the dredging of the river. If my hon. friend would spend as much time trying to find out /the facts of each case, as in reading a paper called the ' Gleaner,' published in Fredericton, which throws insulting terms at everybody employed by this government to do anything, he would know more about the subject than he has given evidence of to-night.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. CURRIE.

Has it ever occurred to my hon. friend to have a branch of the Trent Valley canal built down the St. John river?

St. Andrews wharf, $18,000.

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CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

What will be the total cost?

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

About $18,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

Oswald Smith Crocket

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROCKET.

Was any work done last year?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No, the contract is just being let.

St. John harbour-improvements, repairs, renewals, $25,000.

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

What does the minister expect to do with that?

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The ordinary work that goes on, of repairing a breakwater and other work which might not be considered as a part of the national work. There is work at the Partridge Island pier.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Has this anything to do with the work of the dredge 'Fielding?'

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No.

Seal Cove, Grand Manan island-breakwater pier, $32,000.

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Is that a new work?

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Partly. It is to extend the breakwater, part of which was swept away in the great storm.

Shippegan harbour-improvements in Ship-pegan gully, $3,500.

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CON

Oswald Smith Crocket

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROCKET.

There was an expenditure of $5,691 on this account last year. Among the items I see Loggie, W. S., rope, $21.89; spruce, $17; shingles, $13.75; hardware, $75.04, a total of $127.43. Is that the hon. member for Cumberland?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I would suppose that must be some mistake because W. S. Loggie is not carrying on business. There is the W. S. Loggie Co.'y, Limited.

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Is Mr. Loggie a part of it?

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes, the company was incorporated twenty years ago.

Whitehead, Grand Manan wharf, $5,400.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I think that will complete it.

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

Oswald Smith Crocket

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROCKET.

Is there a contract or is it day's work?

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

A contract, $4,851.

Welchpool (Campobello island) wharf, $24,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

This is another item that looks large to us in British Columbia who get appropriations in such small chunks.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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February 25, 1909