May 1, 1931

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

He did not

tender in answer to the advertisement, there is no doubt about that.

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Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

How did the man who ultimately got the tender know what price to put in unless someone in the department told him?

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

*Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

It was perfectly well known down there what the lowest price was.

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Mr. STEM ART@Leeds

Some time before the contract was awarded, before September 15, I think.

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

We never enter into any contract without it.

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William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

The minister has been good

enough to read a letter or telegram from Mr. Campbell in which it is said they arranged for the contract to be transferred from Mr. Campbell to Mr. Maynard. He also told us about Mr. Maynard sending in his cheque on

120S COMMONS

Supply-Harbours and Rivers-P.El.

August 15. What did the department do in regard to correspondence after they received that cheque if they did not agree _ to the proposition? I should like the minister to read the answer of Mr. Maynard or of Mr. Campbell when he sent in that cheque.

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I have not the

file of correspondence.

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Winfield Chester Scott McLure

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McLURE:

Did Mr. Campbell give

any reason why he did not want his tender to go into effect?

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An hon. MEMBER:

The government

changed.

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Winfield Chester Scott McLure

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McLURE:

There must be some reason why Mr. Campbell asked for the return of his deposit.

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

All I have is a

telegram from Mr. MacLean, the member, requesting that Mr. Campbell be allowed to withdraw his tender. I do not know anything more about it than that.

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John Howard Myers

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MYERS:

I think the whole trouble

perhaps arose out of the fact that on the 28th July last there was a change of government.

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John Howard Myers

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MYERS:

It may be interesting to the committee, Mr. Chairman, to know that down in Prince county, and especially in Summerside, the hon. member for Prince (Mr. MacLean) and Mr. Campbell and possibly Mr. Maynard and company, had been used to running things pretty much their own way. After the 28th of July, when they saw they could not run things just in their own way any longer, and when Mr. Campbell saw that he had a tender that might squeeze him a little financially, and there might not be the same possibilities that there were before of getting a few little extras tucked in, the hon. member for Prince thought it very wise to have Mr. Campbell withdraw his tender. That is the whole story, and the reason why the contract was not proceeded with in September is well known to any man who lives in Prince Edward Island and especially to any man living in Summerside. The reason was that you could not interrupt the shipping and take the space on the railway wharf at Summerside when the shipments of potatotes for Cuba were being prepared; they wanted the space to load the ships. Mr. Downing is just as good a contractor in Summerside as

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Mr. Campbell ever was; he is just as good a contractor as Mr. Maynard ever was, and the work will be done honestly and just as well without the supervision of the hon. member for Prince county.

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May 1, 1931