June 25, 1925

LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I am informed it is not the intention to build there in the near future.

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PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

The minister has not the information as to the revenue from the Calgary post office?

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LIB
PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

When you are spending 120,000 and only receive $4,000 revenue, do you not think it is time you gave those cities producing real revenue a real building?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I can give some information about the post office site in Calgary. I have gone into it on various occasions with the Department of Public Works. To put up the kind of building that would be suitable for the Calgary post office and customs house would run very close to a million dollars. The building is leased at a moderate rental and we have the promise of the Public Works department that as soon -as financial conditions will permit a new building will be started on the site of the old post office.

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Item agreed to. British Columbia-Esquimalt-to replace buildings and equipment destroyed by fire, $120,000.


PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. SPENCER:

A number of buildings

have been destroyed by fire and perhaps the minister could tell us what loss the government has sustained in this way during the past year.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I am sorry I have not that

information offhand.

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Item agreed to. Vancouver-to acquire the Winch building, adjoining present post office, at a price of $700,000, by assuming a mortgage of $400,000 and transferring in settlement of balance the old post office property, corner Pender and Granville streets, at a price of $300,000. Amount required to meet one year's interest at five per cent on above mortgage; also cost of alterations to building, $35,000.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Why are we

making a commitment in this connection and getting rid of the old property?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

It is important that the present quarters be enlarged and after careful investigation it has been decided to acquire this building.

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PRO

Thomas George McBride

Progressive

Mr. McBRIDE:

I know this building very well and I can say that it is a first-class structure. The other building, the old post office, was built thirty-three years ago and is out of date. It is situated at the comer of Pender and Granville streets.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Do you certify to it?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Well, we may

pass the item.

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Item agreed to. Experimental farms-new buildings, $50,000.


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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

These expenditures are required for work at Charlottetown, Fredericton, Nappan, Lethbridge and various other places and they come to a total of $45,000.

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PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

Mr. Chairman, I think we are going experimental farm crazy. We have so many experimental farms that we do not know how to make use of them to the best advantage. I would suggest to the minister that a lot of these extensions should be curtailed as far as possible. We are not getting very much out of these farms, simply because of the fact that only to a very limited extent does the information reach the people interested. If we continue spending our money on more buildings, where are we going to end? I suggested to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Motherwell) on a previous occasion that it would be better to put some of this money in substations where the people could see what was being done by way of experiment, but it seems we are going to continue the policy of spending a lot of money and getting very little in return. I protest against it.

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Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

What are the specifications of the poultry house that is to cost $4,500?

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June 25, 1925