May 15, 1916

CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

I fail to see how the right hon. gentleman can undertake to leave to the impression that information has not been brought down, for I think a very considerable amount of information has

been submitted, all, I presume, that the officers of the department thought was necessary. However, as my right hon. friend suggests, the Bill can be read a second time, and I can assure him that all the information in the department will be available to him when we reach the committee stage to-morrow. We are desirous of placing before the House all possible information at our disposal because there is nothing at all to hide.

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY AND LOTBINIERE AND MEGANTIC RAILWAYS ACQUISITION OF BRANCH LINES.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The Government is full of good intentions, but lacking in execution.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the second time.


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Before we

pass from that matter, I am informed, and I think it is a fact, that no work has been done on the Quebec and Saguenay railway for the last four years.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Since 1912, I am informed.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILL RID LAURIER:

I am informed also that a section of the line has been very much damaged in consequence, and I see no statement as to the damage. We ought to have that also.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I think there is a statement of what it would cost to bring it up to what it was before.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I think there is a lot of information, which the right hon. gentleman said had not been submitted, in the report of Mr. Beckwith, the engineer, who went thoroughly into the whole matter in November, last year. A statement with reference to bridges and other matters will be found in that report.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

It seems to me that the minister might favourably consider a provision that the judge of the Exchequer Court should deduct from the actual cost the damage which has been done by reason of the road lying idle, and what it would cost to bring it up to what it was before.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

That is in the amendment.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

It says in the amendment "less depreciation."

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Does the minister think that that would cover it?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

That is what is intended.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

I would ask that the Minister of Railways be prepared tomorrow to give some reason why, after

having had its own engineers go over the road and make valuations, the Government is not dealing with the matter directly, instead of submitting it to the Exchequer Court. [DOT]

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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS FIRE.

CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

I beg to lay on the table of the House the report of the commission appointed to investigate the Parliament Buildings fire in February, 1916, together with the evidence.

On the motion of Mr. Rogers, the House adjourned at 11.31 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16, 1916.

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May 15, 1916