April 19, 1910

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

In this case the site has been purchased. The building is for customs and post office purposes. The amount of postal revenue is $4,873; money orders issued $19,751, paid $26,593. It is urged strongly that the present accommodation is very insufficient.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No, a very poor building. Accommodation for the public is only 19 by 14 feet.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

In Wellington North. Mount Forest is a thriving manufacturing town.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes, and he presented requests from the Board of Trade and the municipal council.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

I was wondering what the hon. minister was doing for ridings represented by the opposition. Could he give us a list of buildings in Ontario erected in such counties?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

If the hon. gentleman will look over the list, he can judge as well as I. I might remind him of Toronto with its public buildings, harbour improvements and so on, Then there is Uxbridge; who represents the county in which Uxbridge is situated?

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

The hon. minister will know. I have not noticed many in the list. I assume that the minister finds us rather indifferent in pressing our claims and would like us to press them more vigorously before giving us these public works. 1 will not urge it now, but I hope that at some future time the minister will give us a list of the counties represented on this side of the House in which he is constructing post offices.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

In the absence of the Postmaster General (Mr. Lemieux), the first Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) and the Minister of Railways (Mr. Graham) I may call the attention of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Pugsley) to the fact that a monument to Samuel de Champlain was promised to Fenelon Falls some years ago.

Niagara Falls-armoury-revote of $10,000 lapsed, $50,000.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The city has offered to provide the site for this building.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

We have not yet received the sketch plans from the Militia Department. Niagara Falls is an important place.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mi. SPROULE.

This seems a rather loose way to ask the House to vote money. We do not know whether we are committing ourselves to an expenditure of half a million oi twenty ttiousund. Before estimates are submitted, one would think, data would )e furnished to the minister which he would present to council. If this were before us, ve would know to what we are committin" the country.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The expectation of our department. is that the cost will not exceed the amount we are here asking for, $50,000

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

But we have not yet received the plans from the Militia Department. It may be that they will ask for something involving a larger expenditure than this, in which case it will be a matter of negotiation between us.

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William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS.

Would it not be better to leave these militia items until the Minister of Militia is here.

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April 19, 1910