June 9, 1925

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CON
LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

I think I can explain the

apparent difference. There was one boat in 1921-22, and afterwards another boat was put on and $8,500 was the subsidy given both boats.

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CON
LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

Some years ago the service was

performed by one company with two boats; now two companies have separate contracts, one for $3,500 and the other for $5,000,

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Mr. Chairman,

the hon. member for Digby and Annapolis (Mr. Lovett) thinks I am wrong. The vote for 1920-21 was No. 192, "St. John, New Brunswick, and ports on the bay of Fundy and Minas basin and Margaretville, N.S., steam service between." As I read it, that combination service was $5,000. What is the reason for the increase?

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LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

The vote for $3,500 is in

my constituency; the vote for $5,000 is in the constituency of the member for Kings, N.S. (Mr. Robinson). I know that $3,500 is the subsidy for the service in my constituency, and it has been the same for a long time.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

If the minister

does not know', I suppose it is no use holding up the vote. This is simply another unexplained increase.

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Item agreed to. St. John, Westport and Yarmouth and other way ports, steam service between, $10,000.


CON
LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

The service is for seventy

round trips. Seventy-three and a half trips were made last year. There were 1,611 passengers and 6,985 tons of freight carried. The subsidy has been the same for the last six years.

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Item agreed to. St. John and Weymouth, steam service between, $1,500.


CON
LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

In 1923. The contract is with

the Weymouth Transportation Company, for one year. It provides for a weekly service. The Nova Scotia government pays a subsidy of $2,000.

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CON
LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

This boat plies between

Weymouth, Freeport, Westport, Tiverton, Little River, New Edinburgh, Plympton, and many other places where there is no rail connection. It is a very small subsidy. This boat is not making any money; the contractors just about broke even last year.

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CON
LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

I am not able to say what was done before, but I know that this subsidy is to give the people a much needed service.

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June 9, 1925