January 30, 1914

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON:

And it always will be so.

Topic:   COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

I suppose it will.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON:

The very necessities

of the case make it inevitable.

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

The hon. gentleman

(Mr. Hughes) did not say that we had raised the men's wages about 25 per cent since we came into power. It is to be remembered also that all kinds of materials have increased in price, and consequently it costs a great deal more to run now than it did a few years ago. Instructions were given to the officials at Moncton six months ago that if hardship arose in regard to any item they must inquire into the matter. According to the statement the hon. gentleman quoted he could haul wood five miles, as I understand him for $7 a car. I can only say that that rate is cheaper than it can be done in any other place in Canada that I know of. I am confident it is not the usual rate. With reference to the laying off of section men, I know that has been a hardship. But all other railways do it, and I do not know why a government railway should not be run like other railways, in a business way. If we are to continue to support government ownership and operation, we must have the ordinary business course of management.

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LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. HUGHES:

Then no redress need be expected?

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Motion agreed to.


SUPPLY.


The House in Committee of Supply (Mr. Blondin in the Chair). Civil Government-Governor General's Secretary's Office-Salaries, including A. F. Sladen, $3,300-$24,725. Mr. CRUISE-What is this special provision for?


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

This is according to the practice that has been followed for & good many years in the case of the Governor General's Secretary's office. [DOT]

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I could not inform the

hon. gentleman at present as to the origin of it.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

It is usual-in this way, that it has been voted in this manner for. a number of years.

Civil Government-Privy Council Office- Contingencies. $S,400.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

There has been an unusual number of appeals from the Board of Railway Commissioners to the Privy Council, and in connection with some of these, I think, stenographers have been employed to take a note of the arguments. So far as I recollect, that is the purpose of this increase.

Civil Government-Royal Northwest Mounted Police, $19,675.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

To the position of Assistant Comptroller.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

So far as I know.

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January 30, 1914