November 30, 1909

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I will not say that. My hon. friend will see the reason. It might very well be that when our representative goes into a locality he naturally confers with the most intelligent, the most influential and the most disinterested people, and he would get their views.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

If that is the policy of my hon. friend it would not take his officers long to consult the Liberals of Ontario now.

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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Did my hon. friend state what the dimensions of this lot were?

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DECEMBER 2, 1909.

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

66 feet square and then we made a subsequent purchase of 10 feet.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The first purchase amounted to $23,400. That would be about $6 per square foot. The second purchase was made at $6.50 per square foot.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

There may have been some cheap buildings upon it, but it was practically a vacant lot.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

The member for the city (Mr. Turcotte) is suggesting what the site is. I think it would be only fair to the committee, he being a resident of the city, that he would explain it.

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Mr. J.@

p. TURCOTTE. It is a very simple thing to explain this matter. St. Roch, as hon. gentlemen know is represented by the right hon. the Prime Minister. It was proposed a long time ago to have a public building erected there. A new post office is necessary there because the main post office is now in the upper part of the city and this is a very important business centre. At present there are two post offices; one in St. Roch and one in St. Sauveur. As the result of an agreement these two services were combined and it was proposed to erect one new post office on the main street of St. Roch, St. Joseph street, in the centre of a locality where there are many important industrial establishments, a large population and extensive commerce. The price was not very high. It was fixed by arbitrators and I can assure the committee that it was agreed by all people in that locality that this action of the government was in the public interest. The building is not quite finished and all the commercial and industrial people in the locality are anxious to get the benefit of this new public building. Commerce in that locality is increasing rapidly and population is also increasing and so it is fair to say that the action of the government was a proper one.

Some resolutions reported.

House adjourned at six o'clock.

Thubsdat, December 2, 1909.

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November 30, 1909