March 5, 1909

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Victoria harbour has been selected by the Canadian Pacific RaiL way and I do not know whether there would be any objection to changing the name or not. The matter may be worth considering.

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George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD.

Would the minister give some assurance that he will endeavour to use his influence with the Canadian Pacific Railway or the post office authorities to have some change made, as it will lead to confusion.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It is said that a rose by any other name will smell as sweet.

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George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD.

If my hon. friend wishes to discuss that I am prepared to go on. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia; it is the oldest city there.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I would not seek to disturb the name of Victoria, British Columbia.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

The town of Victoria Harbour is a very old one and I doubt if they would consent to have it changed.

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William Wright

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WRIGHT.

It is where Champlain landed when he went up there 300 years ago. It is possibly one of the oldest places in Canada, much older than Victoria, British Columbia. How much has been spent in Victoria Harbour and what does the minister estimate the total cost to be?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

We estimate the total cost at between $300,000 and $400,000.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Possibly so, but not immediately. Let us proceed with the Nova Scotia items.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

A number of Nova Scotia members understood that these items would not be reached to-night and I ask the minister to adjourn the committee.

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Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN.

The Nova Scotia items are very small, only about $270,000. We have passed about $2,500,000 in the last 15 or 20 minutes, and some of the Nova Scotia members like myself would like to finish this to-night.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

I would ask the minister to reconsider his decision and not go on with these items to-night.

Harbours and rivers, Nova Scotia, $279,310.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

I would again ask the Minister of Public Works to adjourn. I think we have done very well to-day.

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James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

I would like to suggest that we have done enough work for tonight. I do not think it is fair that we should be asked to vote large sums of money, or anything, at this time of night. We are here to do business in a businesslike way.

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March 5, 1909