April 3, 1915

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William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

This paper states that

three Montreal real estate dealers- have stated in writing that the property is dear at $190,000.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

Three of the best real

estate men in Montreal valued the property at from $300,000 to $400,000. The hon. gentleman will nnd full information in the report which has been laid upon the table of the House.

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Quebec post office, enlargements and alterations, $200,000.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Does the postal business

at that office warrant this outlay? I believe that the business has been falling off.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

Quebec is an important

place, and I take it that the pose office business is increasing rather than falling off.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Air. MARCIL:

There might be need of

additional postal facilities in the outskirts of Quebec, but I do not think that any are required in this' locality, which, as the hon. gentleman probably knows, is not growing.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

The revenue for 1912-13

was $185,844, and for 1913-14 $184,362.20.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

x have given some little

attention to the postal situation in Montreal. A central post office is good in many ways in Montreal, but what is far more useful is sub-stations distributed throughout the district. A central station in the heart of the city is used practically only by those people living or working near it, and I think it would be good policy for the minister to remember in future that if he wants to give real postal facilities to the people he should distribute the stations as much as possible, instead of having one big station in the heart of the city.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

I think my hon. friend is right in that.

Ste. Agathe des Monts public building, $25,000.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

We have been going ahead with the work for some time.

Stanstead Plain public building, $10,000. [DOT]

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

$34,000.

St. Gabriel de Brandon public building, $7,000.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

What will be the total

cost of that building, and what was the cost of the site?

Mr. ROGERS The site cost $2,000. The contract was for $21,000, exclusive of the site.

St. Jacques de l'Achigan public building, $15,000.

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Edmond Proulx

Liberal

Mr. PROULX:

Does the minister intend to go on with this work this year? The hon. member for Montcalm has urged several times that this building be started.

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William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

That site was bought in 1908. Seven years is a long time to wait for the building.

St. Laurent public building, $5,000.

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April 3, 1915