June 25, 1925

LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

About one-half, I understand.

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Item agreed to. Wiarton-public building, $15,000.


UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

Is this another post

office?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

Yes. We have a site there

that was purchased some years ago. We are erecting a small building there.

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UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

The minister, I am sure, will forgive me if I presume on his good nature which is so proverbial in this House. I should like him to give me a little assistance. What is the recipe that is necessary for getting public buildings and other public works? The method has always been a mystery to me. I may say that I have not tried very often. I have made some very modest requests never exceeding a few hundred dollars, but apparently there is a means utterly unknown to me, because invariably I have been unsuccessful and always on the ground that, although the work was very necessary, the financial condition of the country would not permit.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I have not had very great

success myself and I have been here much longer than my hon. friend has. I have a little more experience. If he will co-operate with me more closely in the next session of parliament, I will give him whatever assistance I can.

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UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

Will he give me assurance of some public buildings?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I will give him whatever

assistance I can.

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PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

I am afraid we have not

been pushing the claims of our constituencies as hard as we should have done. Now that the government has entered upon a policy of constructing these public buildings, I can call to mind many places where, I think, we could have a nice public building which we could use very conveniently. We have been putting up with post offices in very unsatisfactory

buildings because we did not like to make demands upon the government for accommodation in these hard times. But now we see these small places, as an hon. member says, such as Stouffeville and Wiarton, getting these buildings, we shall have to begin to make more applications for them, and I warn the minister that applications will be forthcoming.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

Start in early next session.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

What kind of public

building is this one at Wiarton?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

It is an ordinary building,

post office and customs.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

Has the minister any

details of that?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

Wiarton is an incorporated town in Bruce county, Ontario, at 'the head of Col-poy's bay, an inlet with fine harbour of Georgian bay and a terminal station on the Grand Trunk railways, ten miles from Park Head Junction, and twenty miles from Owen Sound. It has five churches of the various denominations, forty-two Stores, five hotels, one woollen, one grist, one shingle and four large lumber mills, one government fish hatchery, three furniture and one beet sugar, one cider, one cement and two wood planing factories, two chartered banks, two newspaper offices, besides telephone, telegram and express office.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

How are they getting

along now in the building that is being used, and what is the cost?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I have not the information.

It is a rented building.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

Has the minister the

information as to the revenue?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

The postal revenue in 1923-

24 was $8,984.18.

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PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. SPENCER:

What is the amount paid for the building?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I have not the information.

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June 25, 1925